Ciara took to Good Morning America earlier today to announce some of the nominees for the 2017 American Music Awards, and shortly after that, the complete list of AMAs nominees was shared online (find the full list at the bottom of this post). It includes all the names you’d expect to see: Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran, and so on, but a lot of people online are pretty upset with what they see as a relative lack of women in contention for the awards.
These claims certainly aren’t baseless: The nominees for non-gender-specific awards like Artist Of The Year, New Artist Of The Year, Collaboration Of The Year, and many others are either primarily or exclusively male. As one Twitter user points out, several female artists who have released acclaimed or high-selling music this year — Katy Perry, SZA, and Kesha, for example — did not receive any nominations this time around. Understandably, Twitter is not pleased:
Check out the full list of nominees below.
Artist Of The Year
New Artist Of The Year