Thanks to his stellar debut album, American Teen, the 19-year-old bested fellow nominees Kodak Black, SZA, Young M.A., Julia Michaels, and Noah Cyrus. He was all smiles as he took the stage, and took the opportunity to thank his mom, his best friends, and his hometown of El Paso, Texas.
“Thank you to all my fans. I love you guys so much,” he added. “And, before I leave, this is the start of something great.” No doubt about that.