This article originally appeared on People.
We’re gonna let the VMAs finish, but Kendrick Lamar had the best video of… 2017!
This year’s nominees were some of musics’ hottest stars, including Alessia Cara for her single “Scars To Your Beautiful,” Bruno Mars for “24K Magic,” The Weeknd for “Reminder,” and DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller for “Wild Thoughts.”
Lamar follows in the footsteps of VMAs veteran Beyoncé, who took home the prize last year for her first Lemonade single, “Formation.”
Going into the ceremony, Lamar lead the pack of nominees with the most nods, totaling eight for “Humble.” The clip won six by the end of the night. His music video “Alright” previously nabbed the best direction Moon Person back in 2015.
Lamar also opened the show with a fiery performance of “DNA,” followed by “HUMBLE.” – done with a backdrop of literal flames.