Song Of The Summer VMA: One Direction Wins Moonman For 'Best Song Ever' At 2013 Video Music Awards

One Direction's "Best Song Ever" also turned out to be the best song of the summer, as fans came out in droves to award the boy band the inaugural honors at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. The new, entirely fan vote-based category saw the fivesome steal the accolade with nearly 9 million votes.

The only nominee to offer any genuine competition for 1D was Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop," which racked up a distant 4.1 million votes. Following Cyrus was Selena Gomez's "Come and Get It" (2.2 million votes), Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding's "I Need Your Love" (58,000 votes), Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" (42,000 votes) and Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" (41,000 votes). The votes were submitted exclusively through Twitter, Instagram and Vine.

Despite 1D's overwhelming win, one attendee noted a striking dissension among the crowd at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.

"Best Song Ever" debuted July 22, making it the newest release among the nominees. The accompanying video broke Vevo's record for the most-watched clip in a single day, garnering 12.3 million views in its first 24 hours. The song has since peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

One Direction also hosted the VMAs on Sunday, much to the pleasure of the endless fangirls whose votes led to the band's win. Best Song of the Summer marks 1D's fourth VMA. They took home Best Pop Video and Most Share-Worthy Video for "What Makes You Beautiful," as well as Best New Artist. Song of the Summer was their only nomination this year.

Live updates from the show are available below.

Video Music Awards 2013

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That's It For The VMAs

The 2013 MTV VMAs were something else. Thanks for joining!

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No, Boo!

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Here's Her Roar

Katy Perry performed "Roar" for the first time, and it was glorious.

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The Video Of The Year Winner Is ...

Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors."

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Announces The MTV VMA For Video Of The Year

With a silly voice.

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In Case You Blinked During The VMAs

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So True

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Because This Bruno Mars Performance Is Boring

Let's remember this:

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Lena Dunham Checks In

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