The AMAs Nominated A Lot Of Men For Their 2017 Awards Show

This year’s AMAs are set to recognize a group of music’s most powerful men. However, they seem to have missed out on some of the biggest women. The nominations were released today (October 12) ahead of the ceremony, which is set to take place November 19 in Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater. Bruno Mars leads the field with 8 nominations including coveted nods for Artist of the Year and Video of the Year.

The Chainsmokers, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd trail him with 5 nominations a piece, while Justin Bieber, Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi each nabbed 4 recognitions. Julia Michaels is going against the boys in the New Artist of the Year category. The “Issues” singer is facing stiff competition from the likes of James Arthur, Niall Horan, Post Malone and Rae Sremmurd, but she may be able to sneak a win considering her banner year.

Halsey appears alongside The Chainsmokers with two nominations for “Closer” while Shakira is up for Favorite Latin Artist, but otherwise women have only been nominated in female-specific categories. Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Alessia Cara and Kehlani are recognized, but several of pop’s leading ladies are notable in their absence.

Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Lorde, Kesha, Demi Lovato and Ariana Grande fronted some powerful releases this year but did not make the cut for the awards show. It is surprising but reflects back on a severe underrepresentation of women on Billboard’s charts this year. Taylor Swift was the first woman to top the Hot 100 chart on a female-only track with “Look What You Made Me Do,” leaving the chart to be dominated by the men for almost a full year.

The AMAs seemed prepared to respond to a potential backlash for the male-centric nominations. “American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring,” they said in a press release. Now that they have selected their nominees it is up to fans to propel their favs to the top of the competition by voting in each category.

The result is disappointing but hardly surprising. After doing away with their gendered categories this year, the MTV VMAs also nominated a lot of male acts for awards. Check out the full list of nominations 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

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