It's safe to say that One Direction's "first time" was one to remember. The british boy band's highly anticipated 2012 MTV Video Music Awards performance this evening was, to quote most of Twitter, "!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Harry, Niall, Louis, Liam and Zayn ditched the suits they wore on the red carpet earlier in the evening for laid back (and uncharacteristically non-matching) looks on stage. They sang "One Thing" -- their latest single -- and though there were some background vocals to be heard, the boys held their own in what will likely be considered one of the less over-the-top, more intimate acts of the evening. And it goes without saying that the crowd loved every single swoony second of it.

Earlier in the evening 1D brought home 2 awards, including "Best Pop Song," beating out Rihanna, Maroon 5, Fun, and, much to the dismay of #Beliebers everywhere, the Biebs himself. They also won "Best New Artist."

Check out some photos of One Direction at the VMAs below. What do you think of Liam and Louis's new, shorter do's and Zayn's ever-changing coif? And, more importantly, what did you think of their performance? Sound off in the comments below or tweet @huffpostteen.

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  • Harry Styles

    Harry Styles, of musical group One Direction, gestures as he wins the best pop video award for "What Makes You Beautiful" at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

  • Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne

    Members of the British band One Direction, from left, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik and Liam Payne accept the award for best new artist at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

  • Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson

    From left, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson, of musical group One Direction, perform at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Mark J. Terrill/Invision/AP)

  • Niall Horan, Harry Styles

    Harry Styles, of musical group One Direction, walks onstage to accept the best pop video award for "What Makes You Beautiful" at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Mark J. Terrill/Invision/AP)

  • Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik

    From left, Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik, of musical group One Direction, accept the best new artist award at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Mark J. Terrill/Invision/AP)

  • Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles

    From left, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Zayn Malik, of musical group One Direction, walk onstage to accept the best new artist award at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Mark J. Terrill/Invision/AP)

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 06: (L-R) Singer Niall Horan (R) of One Direction accepts the Best Pop Video award from singer Katy Perry onstage during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 06: Singer Zayn Malik of One Direction performs onstage during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson

    Members of the British band One Direction, from left, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Harry Styles and Liam Payne arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • Louis Tomlinson

    Louis Tomlinson from the British band One Direction, right, greets fans at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

  • Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson

    Members of the British band One Direction, from left, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

  • Harry Styles

    Harry Styles, right, of the British band One Direction greets fans at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

  • Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik

    Members of the British band One Direction, from left, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik perform at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

  • Harry Styles, Zayn Malik

    Harry Styles, center, and Zayn Malik, background right, of musical group One Direction, walk onstage to accept the award for best new artist at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

  • Katy Perry, Niall Horan, Harry Styles

    From left, Katy Perry presents the best pop video award to Niall Horan and Harry Styles, of musical group One Direction, for "What Makes You Beautiful" at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Mark J. Terrill/Invision/AP)