#AMAsAreOverParty continues to trend as women flock to Twitter to voice their disapproval of the male-centric American Music Awards’ nominations for this year’s telecast, unveiled today by R&B songstress Ciara (click here to read more on that).
Slammed by some social media users as the “American Misogyny Awards” or “American Men Awards,” the show – which sees females largely absent from its roster of nods for the 2017 edition – is under fire for the underrepresentation. While fans of Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, and Ed Sheeran are celebrating their faves’ leading the nomination tally for the annual awards ceremony (set to air November 19th), supporters of Lady Gaga, Cardi B, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Katy Perry, Ariana Grande, and Taylor Swift are crying foul:
In a press release, producers of the show made sure to remind fans:
“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…”
Peruse of Billboard charts over the last year will confirm the 2017 AMA nominations, though male dominated, are actually representative of popular music consumption since the show’s last airing in November 2016. That Grape Juice (as seen here) and even Billboard itself have written articles about the absence of females on the charts in general, let alone the top 40 since Beyonce, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, and Adele saw their respective eras wrap up toward the end of last year.
Ouch! Here’s hoping next year’s nomination list is a bit more inclusive.