One Direction has won its fair share of Teen Choice Awards — a record 28 to be exact — but at this weekend’s ceremony, many 1D members are nominated as solo artists.
Harry Styles, Niall Horan and Liam Payne each have received nods, and so has former member Zayn Malik. In fact, they’re even up against each other in a few of the same categories … which Payne, 23, says is fine with him.
“For me, some of the most real things that can happen is when the fans are the active persona that gets behind the voting system, and it’s good, man. It’s great,” he told ABC News. “I’m not sure if we’ll win one. I’d like to, but we’ll see what happens with that.”
“I think to be nominated is more than enough for me,” he added. “I’m super happy, so thank you very much.”
Alessia Cara also is a nominee this year, both on her own and together with Zedd, her collaborator on the smash hit “Stay.” She told ABC News that she appreciates fans’ willingness to keep on voting.
“I think when you are nominated for awards like that, it just really shows how many supporters you have and how many people are into what you do,” she said. “It’s awesome!”
“They go out of their way to vote all the time,” she added. “I see it online and on Twitter, they’ll be, like, hashtagging, and it’s really cool to see that support from people.”
At Sunday night’s awards, three special trophies will be presented: Bruno Mars will receive the Visionary Award, Maroon 5 will get the Decade Award, and Miley Cyrus will be honored with the Ultimate Choice Award.
Performers are to include Louis Tomlinson with Bebe Rexha, Clean Bandit with Zara Larsson, and Rae Sremmurd and French Montana. Other stars to appear include Fifth Harmony, Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes, Maddie Ziegler, Grace VanderWaal, Zendaya, Chris Pratt, Bella Thorne, Millie Bobby Brown and many more.
The show airs Sunday at 8 p.m. Eastern, live from the University of Southern California’s Galen Center.
Here are the music nominees:
Choice Pop Song (#ChoicePopSong)
- “24K Magic” – Bruno Mars
- “Closer” – The Chainsmokers (feat. Halsey)
- “Don’t Wanna Know” – Maroon 5 (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
- “Love on the Brain” – Rihanna
- “Shape of You” – Ed Sheeran
- “Stay” – Zedd & Alessia Cara
Choice Electronic/Dance Song
- “2U” – David Guetta (feat. Justin Bieber)
- “It Ain’t Me” – Kygo & Selena Gomez
- “Just Hold On”– Steve Aoki & Louis Tomlinson
- “Know No Better” – Major Lazer (feat….