Where My Girls At?! AMAs Slammed For Male-Dominated Nominations List

Published: Thursday 12th Oct 2017 by Rashad

#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.

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  1. Dingell jones October 12, 2017

    Where are the black rb singers other than Rihanna and beyonce

    • Bam October 12, 2017

      Not given radio play and thus largely ignored especially females. People don’t need to be mad at the AMAs they need to be calling up their local radio stations and asking why they aren’t playing so and so R&B female’s latest song as much as they play all these other same sounding rappers.

      Basically getting mad at the AMAs is like people getting mad at the oscars for lack of diversity when the issue is really a lack of good movies with minorities in quality leading roles.

  2. G7Pat October 12, 2017

    The men just had a bigger year

  3. Meme October 12, 2017

    Umm maybe if there were females making good music and actually charting there would be more norminies. I said it time and time again we need more female artist.

  4. Mark111 October 12, 2017

    Your girls been flopping all year, with Katy being the highest seller with 250K. So I don’t know why you girly men are surprised when these flops are left out on a pop awards show. AMAs go by the numbers, they all flopped, so there you go.

    • Tim Brown October 12, 2017


    • Electrikblue October 13, 2017

      Girly men…spoken like a true idiot

  5. Whoops October 12, 2017

    Nah. The men had more presence this year. Female music was practically non existent. The AMAs are always a non event anyway though. And If no one cared about the VMAs, they damn sure weren’t gonna care about this.

  6. Fancy BISH October 12, 2017

    Chile, ALL dem heffas flopped like pancakes at IHOP 🥞 The nominations look about right to me hunnie lol

  7. The Wig Snatcher October 12, 2017

    The reach is hilarious!

  8. SMH October 13, 2017

    Lmao its not funny but it is. Fact remains the female artists all pretty much flopped this year. The music year was dominated by male artists, point blank. That’s not misogyny, that’s fact. Like someone tweeted, these stans spend all year dragging the female artists for flopping, now they’re mad because they didn’t get nominated? Lmao mess.

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