One Direction: Billboard's Top New Artist of 2012!

One Direction: Billboard's Top New Artist of 2012!

One Direction takes over the cover of Billboard‘s latest issue, on stands this week.

The guys — Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Harry Styles — chatted with the mag about topping the list, their upcoming tour and more. Check it:

Louis on their upcoming world tour: “That’s kind of the thing with our shows, loosening the reins. We don’t dance because we can’t dance. Our shows, production-wise, are always quite minimal. We always try and keep it more about us having fun and stay away from gimmicks.”

Zayn on the Pepsi Commercial: “Honestly, like American football is not that big over in the UK, so we hadn’t really heard of Drew Brees before. I did know that he was like a massive football player. He’s a massive star, so I was still a little bit anxious and nervous to meet him. I think Niall knew who he was. He was a really cool guy and quite funny – he was up for laugh. We just had a lot of fun on that Pepsi shoot.”

Liam on being named Best New Artist of 2012: “It’s been incredible, but I think it’s a credit to the power of our fans more than anything. They’re an amazing force. We can’t believe, number one, that we played at Madison Square Garden the other night and that we accomplished something like that.”

For more on One Direction, head on over to Billboard.com! Bigger cover inside…

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