Halsey performed “Bad At Love” on “GMA” on Thursday, as the morning show announced the American Music Awards nominees. The singer then took to Twitter to slam the nominations. Watch the video below.
As Gossip Cop reported, a selection of the 2017 AMAs nominations were unveiled by Ciara at the “Good Morning America” studio in Times Square, where Halsey was set to perform. For “Closer,” her collaboration with The Chainsmokers, Halsey scored a nod in the category of Best Pop/Rock Song. But she noticed that the nominees for Artist of the Year and Best Pop/Rock Album were all male.
“Really honored to have received an @AMAs nomination but really disappointed to hear near exclusively male names… such a missed opportunity,” she tweeted, adding, “So many incredible female artists have released this year. hoping the coming award shows give them the credit that is due to them.” Nominations for the American Music Awards are typically decided based on sales data, radio airplay, social media activity, touring and other business-related factors. There were also more than a dozen categories still left to be announced later this morning.
Halsey did not mention her gripes on-air, though Robin Roberts did give her props for a successful year. “[Your] chart-topping album Hopeless Fountain Kingdom has been wonderful. I mean, 2017 has been crazy,” the host said. “You had the two Grammy nominations. Oh, that song ‘Closer.’ It’s like an earworm, over and over again. So, what has this year meant to you?”
The singer replied, “It’s been really special. I just put out my second album, and the fans were so warm and amazing in receiving it. I’m on my ‘Hopeless Fountain Kingdom Tour’ right now. I get to play Barclays tomorrow, which is crazy. It’s the biggest tour I’ve ever done and I designed it so lovingly, with so much care and attention to make sure it’s a really intimate and mind-blowing experience for everyone who comes.”
“I’m just hoping that everyone’s having the time of their lives on the tour, ’cause I am,” she added. Check out the video below.
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