Pop group One Direction is set to take the stage at the MTV Video Music Awards for the first time in September.
Excited about the potential to make history with a "big moment" at the VMAs, One Direction told MTV "We're really looking forward to the VMAs. It's quite nerve-racking as well, because obviously there's been so many historical moments and stuff that have happened at the VMAs. Now we want to make a moment ourselves, but who knows?"
One Direction is one of two acts announced
Tuesday. Alicia Keys will also take the stage.
Leading nominees include Frank Ocean, Katy Perry, Carly Rae Jepsen, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.
The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards air Thursday, September 6 on MTV.