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The 45th American Music Award Nominees

The American Music Awards are back for their 45th year of performances and awards for the biggest stars of today. Bruno Mars leads the pack with 8 well-deserved nominations, but you may notice something is missing.

Some of the categories, including the highly coveted “Artist of the Year” and “Video of the Year,” are completely devoid of female nominees. Yes, you read that correctly. Out of five nominees, not one was a woman. At the end of last year, and the beginning of this year, we saw great chart topping albums from Lady Gaga, Little Mix, and Kehlani just to name a few. Even though some of these great female artists were snubbed at the AMAs, I have hope that the 60th Grammy nominations (November 28th) will give them the recognition they deserve.

The “2017 American Music Awards” will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 8:00pm ET on ABC. The full list of nominations is below.

2017 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS® NOMINEES

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Bruno Mars
  • The Chainsmokers
  • Drake
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Ed Sheeran

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE

  • James Arthur
  • Niall Horan
  • Julia Michaels
  • Post Malone
  • Rae Sremmurd

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY XFINITY

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

TOUR OF THE YEAR

  • Garth Brooks
  • Coldplay
  • U2

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like”
  • Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee “Despacito”
  • Ed Sheeran “Shape of You”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

  • Bruno Mars
  • Drake
  • 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

  • Bruno Mars “24K Magic”
  • Drake “More Life”
  • The Weeknd “Starboy”

FAVORITE SONG – POP/ROCK

  • The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey “Closer”
  • Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring 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: Volume 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 featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne “I’m the One”
  • Kendrick Lamar “HUMBLE.”
  • Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane “Black Beatles”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

  • Bruno Mars
  • Childish Gambino
  • The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

  • Beyoncé
  • Kehlani
  • Rihanna

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B

  • Bruno Mars “24K Magic”
  • Childish Gambino “Awaken, My Love!”
  • The Weeknd “Starboy”

FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B

  • Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like”
  • Khalid “Location”
  • 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

  • Daddy Yankee
  • Luis Fonsi
  • Shakira

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

  • Lauren Daigle
  • MercyMe
  • Chris Tomlin

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

  • The Chainsmokers
  • DJ Snake
  • Calvin Harris

TOP SOUNDTRACK

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

Written by ShaMya Williams

I am recent New York University graduate.
My personal forecast is sunny, with a little bit of shade.

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