American Music Awards: Niall Horan Make Solo Performance Debut With "This Town"

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The former One Direction band member sang his new single.

Niall Horan made his solo performance debut Sunday night at the American Music Awards.

The former One Direction bandmate hit the stage with his performance of his single "This Town." Horan's  acoustic performance was accompanied by an onstage ensemble consisting of a pianist, a drummer, a cellist and a backup guitarist. 

1D took the AMA stage in 2013 with a performance of “Story of My Life,” then again in 2014 with “Night Changes” and once more in 2015 with “Perfect.” The group also holds 10 AMA nominations and seven wins for favorite duo or group — pop/rRock (2013, 2014, 2015), favorite album — pop/rock (2013, 2014) and artist of the year (2014, 2015).

Other artists scheduled to perform include Justin Bieber, Maroon 5 and Kendrick Lamar, James Bay, Carlos Vives, Fifth Harmony, Lady Gaga, Green Day, John Legend, Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes, Twenty One Pilots, DJ Khaled, The Weeknd, special duets from The Chainsmokers and Halsey, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, and the American Music Award of Merit honoree and performer Sting.

The nominations for the fan-voted awards show, produced by Dick Clark Productions, were revealed last month. Drake leads with a record 13 noms, while Rihanna has seven and Adele and Justin Bieber each have five. Beyonce and The Chainsmokers follow closely behind with four and Bryson Tiller, Twenty One Pilots, Carrie Underwood, Fetty Wap and the Weeknd each have three. Keep up with the latest winners here.

The 2016 American Music Awards show, airing on ABC, is executive produced by Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan, with Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco serving as producers.