Niall Horan shares advice for BTS on 2017 AMAs Red Carpet

Niall Horan has had quite the year since his first solo performance with "This Town" at last year's American Music Awards on Sunday night (Nov. 19) in Los Angeles. 

Billboard spoke with the "Slow Hands" singer on the red carpet about his incredible year, his stepping stone into the country music world and what it is so special about the AMAs in particular.

"Of all the events that I go I think this is my favorite," he explains. "It's very rare you get all your musical peers in one room and there's something special about that stage." 

Horan was nominated for best new artist at this year's ceremony, something he describes as "unbelievable." "Win or lose, I've had a good year."

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One Dirention'S Niall Horan During The X Factor Press Conference Ahead Of The Live Final On The 11Th And 12Th Of December 2010, London. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
X Factor contestants One Direction (left to right) Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles and Niall Horan arrive for rehearsals at Fountain Studios, Wembley, north west London. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 04: (L-R) Harry Styles, Zain Malik, Cher Lloyd and Niall Horan sighted getting some snacks before returning to a recording studio on October 4, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/Getty Images)
Capital Fm Jingle Bell Ball, The O2 Arena, London, Britain - 04 Dec 2011, Niall Horan - One Direction (Photo by Brian Rasic/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Zayne Malik, Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles of One Direction attend day two of Jingle Bell Ball at O2 Arena on December 4, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - NOVEMBER 25: One Direction member Niall Horan visits 'The Late Late Show' at RTE Studios on November 25, 2011 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Phillip Massey/FilmMagic)
RIDGMONT, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 21: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne , Zayn Malik and Harry Styles of One Direction launch new album and Black Friday Deals Week at Amazon.co.uk's warehouse at Marston Gate Fulfilment Centre on November 21, 2011 in Ridgmont, England. (Photo by Jon Furniss/WireImage)
RIDGMONT, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 21: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Niall Horan launch new album and Black Friday Deals Week at Amazon.co.uk's warehouse at Marston Gate Fulfilment Centre on November 21, 2011 in Ridgmont, England. (Photo by Jon Furniss/WireImage)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 13: Niall Horan is pictured at tonight's live show on November 13, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Nikki Houghton/FilmMagic)
Niall Horan of One Direction arriving for the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards at Wembley Arena, London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 11: (PREMIUM PRICING) (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (EDITORS NOTE: FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Niall Horan of One Direction travels in a luxury helicopter to Glasgow, Manchester and London on September 11, 2011. The tour was taken in a luxury helicopter to launch their first single 'What Makes You Beautiful' released on the 12th September. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 20: (L-R) Singers Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Niall Horan of One Direction attend the season finale of Fox's 'The X Factor' at CBS Television City on December 20, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Barry King/FilmMagic)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 19: Niall Horan from One Direction sighting on November 19, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Niki Nikolova/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 13: Niall Horan of One Direction performs on NBC's 'Today' at Rockefeller Plaza on November 13, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Niall Horan of the Band 'One Direction' is seen shopping on Melrose Ave. on November 10, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 20: Niall Horan of One Direction perform on stage at The Roundhouse on September 20, 2012 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jo Hale/Redferns via Getty Images)
(L-R) Singers Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Harry Styles of One Direction arrive at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - DECEMBER 14: Niall Horan and Liam Payne of One Direction arrive at the 15th NRJ Music Awards at the Palais des Festivals on December 14, 2013 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Singer Niall Horan of One Direction arrives at the 2013 American Music Awards on November 24, 2013 at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Barry King/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Recording artists Harry Styles (L) and Niall Horan of One Direction attend the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: Singer Niall Horan from One Direction performs on stage on NBC's 'Today' at Rockefeller Center on August 23, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - DECEMBER 13: Niall Horan of 'One Direction' arriveS at the 16th NRJ Music Awards at Palais des Festivals on December 13, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Francois G. Durand/Getty Images)
(L-R) Singers Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Harry Styles of 'One Direction' arrive at the 2014 American Music Awards held at the Nokia Theater L.A. Live. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Recording artist Niall Horan of One Direction accepts the Favorite Pop/Rock Album award for 'Midnight Memories' onstage at the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Singer Niall Horan of One Direction attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 29: Niall Horan is seen on May 29, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by DVT/Star Max/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 04: Niall Horan arrives at the 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball at Staples Center on December 4, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10: (L-R) Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Niall Horan of One Direction attend the BBC Music Awards at Genting Arena on December 10, 2015 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 04: Recording artist Niall Horan of One Direction performs onstage during 102.7 KIIS FM�s Jingle Ball 2015 Presented by Capital One at STAPLES CENTER on December 4, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 04: (L-R) Recording artists Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne of One Direction attend 102.7 KIIS FM�s Jingle Ball 2015 Presented by Capital One at STAPLES CENTER on December 4, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Recording artist Niall Horan of music group One Direction accepts the Favorite Duo or Group - Pop/Rock award onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 23: Niall Horan of One Direction performs at Soldier Field on August 23, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0590 -- Pictured: Musical guest Niall Horan performs on December 13, 2016 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 12: Niall Horan attends the Hot 99.5 Jingle Ball at Verizon Center on December 12, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 11: Niall Horan attends the 2016 KISS 108 Jingle Ball at TD Banknorth Garden on December 11, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
SAN JOSE, CA - DECEMBER 01: Niall Horan attends WiLD 94.9 FM's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball at SAP Center on December 1, 2016 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Niall Horan arrives at the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Daniel Torok/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Recording artist Niall Horan attends the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/AMA2016/Getty Images for dcp)
CHASKA, MN - SEPTEMBER 30: Singer Niall Horan of One Direction during morning foursome matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on September 30, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Niall Horan arrives at the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
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When asked about the possibility of playing new pal and collaborator Maren Morris' wedding, Horan joked that he'd have to get invited first. "If I was around, I would," he says.

The former boy bander also extended his advice with current sensation BTS, who made their American award show performance tonight. "Keep your head on your shoulders and don't let it get away from you," the former One Directioner says. "And make it last as long as you can. I'm looking forward to what they do in the States."

Watch the full interview in the video above.

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