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It's been a while since a boy band blew up like One Direction, but it's easy to see why girls all over the world are enamored with these five lads -- they're adorable!

Today we spotted Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson at the recording studio in London, and they took a few minutes to pose for pictures and greet fans before heading inside to get down to business. Liam tweeted, "Been do busy in the studio workin on the 2nd album, im really exciteddd for you guys to here it! :)"

One Direction are set to perform at the Staples Center for the 2012 Video Music Awards on September 6, and Liam told MTV News, "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?"

The boys are up for Best Pop Video and Best New Artist for their "What Make You Beautiful" video ... think they'll win?