J Balvin Celebrates His First VMA Win in Japan: Watch

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J Balvin speaks onstage during the YouTube Music premiere of J Balvin artist spotlight story "Redefining Mainstream" at YouTube Space on Aug. 1, 2018 in New York City.  

Superstar J Balvin won his first-ever MTV VMA on Monday when “Mi Gente,” with Willy William, won best Latin video.

Although J Balvin was not present at the ceremony, he did watch Willy William picking up his Moonperson from his hotel room in Japan. In fact, he was able to record the moment to share with all his fans on Instagram. "We won our first VMA!" he wrote.

In addition to the best Latin video prize, Cardi B's "I Like It" -- featuring Balvin and Bad Bunny -- also took home song of the summer.

Watch the video below:

MTV Video Music Awards