Ex-One Direction star Horan won the Best New Artist Award at the ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday night (November 19) and also performed his hit single ‘Slow Hands’.
Introducing Horan’s performance, former Destiny’s Child singer Rowland said: “And here he is with his hit song ‘Slow Hands’, it’s Neil Horan!”
kelly rowland calling niall ‘neil’ was an experience pic.twitter.com/7iQgyNSClS
— hiya harry (@harrysbiggtoe) November 20, 2017
Following the gaffe, Rowland later uploaded a video of her correctly pronouncing Horan’s first name, also saying that she “loves” his song.
Horan himself replied to the incident, tweeting at Rowland: “Hahahahah I love ya kelly, don’t you worry. I’ve heard them all.”
— KELENDRIA ROWLAND (@KELLYROWLAND) November 20, 2017
Hahahahah I love ya kelly , don’t you worry . I’ve heard them all .
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) November 20, 2017
As they picked up the award for favourite alternative rock artist, Bennington’s bandmates Mike Shinoda, Brad Delson and Rob Bourdon dedicated the award to him after his death earlier this year.
“First of all, thank you so much to all the fans here and around the world who voted for the band, who have supported the band through thick and thin”, Linkin Park co-founder Shinoda said.