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Making their first official public appearance as a four-piece, the lads picked up the gong for Top Group/Duo, at Sunday night’s ceremony and paid tribute to their “brother” in their acceptance speech.
"This one is for the fans but there is one more person we want to share this with and that’s our brother Zayn," Liam Payne told the crowd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
It comes after the group admitted they were “angry” with Zayn when he announced he was quitting the band back in March to lead a “normal” life.
"At first we were a little bit angry. We were surprised, but I think we all knew the general vibe that Zayn was feeling,” Liam told James Corden on his US chat show ‘The Late Late Show’ last week.
However, he admitted that they had since made peace with the singer.
It was a good night for the foursome as they also picked up the award for Top Touring Artist.
But there was an awkward moment when Liam was cut off by producers, as he took his turn to say thank you to the band’s fans.
It led the the hashtag #OhNoLiam to begin trending on Twitter, as the 1D fandom went into meltdown over the gaffe.
The lads are currently on a break from their ‘On The Road Again’ tour, which is set to resume on 5 June in Cardiff.