His former band One Direction went on an indefinite hiatus last January.
But Niall Horan held his own as he performed at the 2016 American Music Awards held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday.
‘You always get nervous before these kind of things,’ the 23-year-old singer admitted his fears of performing on ‘live TV’ as he sang his debut solo single This Town.
‘When it’s this kind of thing, you get nervous – it’s live TV,’ the Irish songwriter and guitarist told.
However, the hunky crooner confessed: ‘When it’s your own gig, you can get away with it a little bit more.’
‘The whole crowd comes to see you, so you can kind of get away with a bit more messing about.’
The X Factor contestant was joined on stage by a drummer, pianist, a cellist and another backup guitarist.
Before Niall entertained the star-studded audience he hit the red carpet and was dressed to impress.
He looked dapper in a charcoal grey fitted checkered suit with crisp white dress shirt and brown leather brogues.