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2017 AMA Nominees Have Been Announced, But Where Are the Women?

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Ciara appeared on Good Morning America to help announce some of the 2017 American Music Award nominees on Thursday (October 12), including Artist of the Year. The names weren’t all too surprising — Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, The Chainsmokers, Ed Sheeran — but what was shocking is what these artists all had in common: they’re men.

Not a single woman was nominated for the coveted Artist of the Year category, even though artists like Katy Perry, Kesha, SZA and Lorde released powerful, high-selling music this year. When the full list of nominees eventually hit the Internet (see the full list, below), what was even more alarming was the fact that women were snubbed in pretty much every other non-gendered category as well.

Tour of the Year? All men. Video of the Year? No women. Even most of the genre specific categories, including Favorite Album — Pop/Rock was all testosterone. Needless to say, the Internet got angry, with good reason.

 

Halsey was one female artist to get nominated, though it was for her work with male duo The Chainsmokers, and she had something to say to the AMAs:   

Check out the full list of nominees below:

Artist of the Year
The Chainsmokers
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran

New Artist of the Year
James Arthur
Niall Horan
Julia Michaels
Post Malone
Rae Sremmurd

Collaboration of the Year
The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, “Closer”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne, “I’m The One”
Maroon 5 feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Don’t Wanna Know”
The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk, “Starboy”

Tour of the Year
Garth Brooks
Coldplay
U2

Video of the Year
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, “Despacito”
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You”

Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock
Drake
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran

Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock
Alessia Cara
Lady Gaga
Rihanna

Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock
The Chainsmokers
Coldplay
Imagine Dragons

Favorite Album – Pop/Rock
Drake, More Life
Bruno Mars, 24K Magic
The Weeknd, Starboy

Favorite Song – Pop/Rock
The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, “Closer”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You”

Favorite Male Artist – Country
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett
Keith Urban

Favorite Female Artist – Country
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Duo Or Group – Country
Florida Georgia Line
Little Big Town
Old Dominion

Favorite Album – Country
Jason Aldean, They Don’t Know
Chris Stapleton, From a Room:, Vol. 1
Keith Urban, Ripcord

Favorite Song – Country
Sam Hunt, “Body Like a Back Road”
Jon Pardi, “Dirt on My Boots”
Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”

Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Migos

Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop
Drake, More Life
Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.
Migos, Culture

Favorite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop
DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne, “I’m The One”
Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.”
Rae Sremmurd feat. Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”

Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B
Childish Gambino
Bruno Mars
The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B
Beyonce
Kehlani
Rihanna

Favorite Album – Soul/R&B
Childish Gambino, Awaken My Love!
Bruno Mars, 24K Magic
The Weeknd, Starboy

Favorite Song – Soul/R&B
Khalid, “Location”
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
The Weeknd, “Starboy”

Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock
Imagine Dragons
Linkin Park
Twenty One Pilots

Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary
Bruno Mars
Shawn Mendes
Ed Sheeran

Favorite Artist – Latin
Luis Fonsi
Daddy Yankee
Shakira

Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational
Lauren Daigle
MercyMe
Chris Tomlin

Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music (EDM)
The Chainsmokers
Calvin Harris
DJ Snake

Top Soundtrack
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2
Moana
Trolls

Pop Songs About Women’s Self Love:

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