Ariana Grande Only Got One AMAs ’18 Nomination and Fans are RAGING

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The nominations for the 2018 American Music Awards were released earlier today but one prominent musician was missing from the major categories. While Ariana Grande is nominated for Favorite Social Artist at this year’s AMAs, she’s noticeably not up for an award in any of the major categories including Artist of the Year, Favorite Music Video, or Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock. So, what gives??

Here’s the tea — Sweetener, the 25-year-old’s latest album, which went to No. 1 the Billboard 200 chart, was released on August 17, about a week after the AMAs’ August 9 deadline for submission. Unfortunately, this means that the album was not eligible to be nominated this year. This doesn’t explain, however, why neither “No Tears Left to Cry” nor “God Is a Woman” were nominated in the song or music video categories.

Also noticeably snubbed from the list of nominees are Nicki Minaj, who didn’t even get a single nom, Beyonce, who was only nominated for Tour of the Year with Jay-Z and BTS, who is also up for Favorite Social Artist.

Camila Cabello, Taylor Swift, Drake, Cardi B and Ed Sheeran dominated the categories this year, with each of them walking away with over four nominations each.

There’s a chance that Ari’s Sweetener will be awarded at next year’s show, but still; the lack of recognition for her incredible work this year is pretty shocking.