Here at MTV, we’re beside ourselves with excitement over the news that One Direction will be performing at the ‘2012 MTV Video Music Awards!’

And we’re even more stoked to hear that the lads themselves, who are also nominated for ‘Best New Artist,’ are counting down the days too!

"I think performing at the VMAs is such a huge occasion," member Liam Payne told MTV News in a statement.

"I think it ranks up there with one of the best performances we'll do so far."But, while directioners are sure to love them no matter what – that hasn’t stopped them feeling a little nervous about taking to the stage!

"It's quite nerve-racking,” added Liam. “Because obviously, there's been so many historical moments and stuff that have happened at the VMAs.”

As well as bagging a nomination and performance slot at the VMAs, the Brit boyband have another milestone to celebrate this week!

According to MTV News, the group have just racked up a total of 12 million singles, albums and DVDs worldwide!

“We are obviously ecstatic and incredibly humbled by our awards,” added Liam after being presented with a special disc by their record label Syco and Sony music.

“We have an incredible team of people around us who have helped us achieve this and above all we would like to thank our fans. We owe all our success to them.”

Written by Sophie Barnett

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