Bruno Mars leads music's AMA nominations as female artists edged out. Ben Gruber reports.
STORY: It's all about the men at 2017 American Music Awards with Bruno Mars leading the way eight nomination - included the "Artist of the Year" award. Mars will be up against hip hop stars Drake and Kendrick Lamar -- along with British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and DJ duo The Chainsmokers - each of whom landed five nominations - for the coveted award. Female artists, on the other hand, failed to land any nominations in big categories such as Artist of the Year, Video of the Year or Tour of the Year. Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus, both of whom released new songs and albums this year, were left out of the party with zero nominations. Rihanna was the only other female artist to land two nods. The winners of the AMA's are voted for by fans and will be announced during a live ceremony on November 19.