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Bruno Mars leads music's AMA nominations as female artists edged out

From Reuters - October 12, 2017

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The men of pop and hip hop led the nominations for the American Music Awards (AMA) on Thursday, while female artists were left out of most categories.

Bruno Mars led with eight nominations, including Artist of the Year, the top accolade of the night. He will face hip hop stars Drake and Kendrick Lamar, British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and electro-pop DJ duo The Chainsmokers - each of whom landed five nominations - for the coveted award.

The women of pop music failed to land nominations in categories such as Artist of the Year, Video of the Year and Tour of the Year.

Pop star Halsey, one of the few female artists to land nominations for her collaboration with The Chainsmokers on the hit song Closer, tweeted on Thursday that she was really disappointed at the male-dominated nominees list.

so many incredible female artists have released this year. hoping the coming award shows give them the credit that is due to them, she said.

Halsey landed two nominations, in the favorite pop/rock song and collaboration of the year categories for Closer, but did not land any solo nominations despite having had a chart-topping album earlier this year.

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