Nominees for 2017 American Music Awards React on Twitter: Bruno Mars, Halsey, Khalid and More
Billboard presented the full list of nominees on Thursday (Oct. 12) for the 2017 American Music Awards, which allows fans to vote for their favorite artists in each category. The list of nominees includes some of the biggest names across genres -- Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars, Coldplay, you get the drill -- and several of them took to Twitter to share their reactions to being nominated.
Many of these artists have been around the block before and tweeted the perfunctory nomination announcement. Others seemed genuinely shocked and humbled to be included on the list. One artist expressed her gratitude while also acknowledging the lack of female representation among the nominees, calling it a "missed opportunity."
See some of the reactions from 2017 American Music Awards nominees below.
Well DAMN. ------------ https://t.co/6Mu1F3GVqq— MAREN MORRIS (@MarenMorris) October 12, 2017
Thanks y’all! -- https://t.co/GHlEzJQDbT— Little Big Town (@littlebigtown) October 12, 2017
Didn't see this one coming! Honored to be nominated! https://t.co/P7n2MbM9tJ— Jon Pardi (@JonPardi) October 12, 2017
No way oh shit ------ https://t.co/MKwWDVXZPD— Khalid (@thegreatkhalid) October 12, 2017
Wow! I'm nominated for an AMA -- pic.twitter.com/NkR80AauLT— DJ SNAKE (@djsnake) October 12, 2017
Okay but guys... WHAT IS HAPPENING!!!!! Holy damn moly! pic.twitter.com/zIi4jZeYFf— Julia Michaels (@imjmichaels) October 12, 2017
Really honored to have received an @AMAs nomination but really disappointed to hear near exclusively male names... such a missed opportunity— h (@halsey) October 12, 2017
so many incredible female artists have released this year. hoping the coming award shows give them the credit that is due to them.— h (@halsey) October 12, 2017