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Halsey ‘disappointed’ by male-dominated AMAs nominations

Halsey may be “Bad at Love,” but she’s good at standing up for what she believes in.

The “Bad at Love” singer, 23, didn’t spend too much time celebrating her two American Music Awards nominations Thursday — instead, she expressed her disappointment that other female artists were all but left out of the fun.

“Really honored to have received an @AMAs nomination but really disappointed to hear near exclusively male names…such a missed opportunity,” she wrote. “So many incredible female artists have released this year. Hoping the coming award shows give them the credit that is due to them.”

Halsey was nominated both for Collaboration of the Year and Favorite Song — Pop/Rock for “Closer,” her joint effort with the Chainsmokers.

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But her success as a female artist seems to be an exception.

Of the 21 categories that are not specifically designated male or female, just five featured a female nominee, including Halsey’s two nominations, and Little Big Town’s single nomination (the band features two women and two men).

Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars were among the male stars to receive multiple nominations.

Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars were among the male stars to receive multiple nominations.

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The nominations — which are determined via fan interactions as reflected in Billboard magazine and on Billboard.com — echo an entirely male-dominated 2017 in the music world.

In September, Taylor Swift, with “Look What You Made Me Do,” became the first female artist to have a No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 since “Closer” took the title in November 2016.

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Swift also became the first female artist with no features to hit No. 1. since “Hello” by Adele dominated the charts from November 2015 to January 2016.

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