ARIANA GRANDE, AUSTIN MAHONE, R5, ZENDAYA, FIFTH HARMONY & BECKY G SCHEDULED TO PERFORM AT THE 2014 RADIO DISNEY MUSIC AWARDS, SATURDAY, APRIL 26 AT NOKIA THEATRE L.A. LIVE
Scheduled Appearances by Kelly Osbourne, Emblem3, Cody Simpson, Julianne Hough, Ariel Winter, Nolan Gould, Candace Cameron Bure, Maia Mitchell, Lucy Hale, Mark Cuban, Jessica Sanchez, Jason Ritter, Emily Osment and Disney Channel and Disney XD stars: Laura Marano, Dove Cameron, Olivia Holt, Spencer Boldman, Ben Savage, Danielle Fishel, Rowan Blanchard and more, with Pre-Festival performances by The Vamps, McCLAIN, Sabrina Carpenter, Megan Nicole and DJ Alex.
Ariana Grande (Republic Records), Austin Mahone (Republic Records), Becky G (RCA/Kemosabe Records), Zendaya (Hollywood Records), R5 (Hollywood Records) and Fifth Harmony (Epic Records) are scheduled to perform at the 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards (RDMAs), taking place Saturday, April 26 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE. "Disney Channel Presents The Radio Disney Music Awards," a television special originating from the event, will be presented Sunday, April 27 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel.
The red carpet will feature "Star Wars" Stormtroopers and some of the biggest stars in youth pop culture, including Kelly Osbourne ("7D"), Julianne Hough ("Curve"), Island Records' The Vamps, Lucy Hale ("Pretty Little Liars"), Ben Savage ("Girl Meets World"), Danielle Fishel ("Girl Meets World"), Sabrina Carpenter ("Girl Meets World"), Rowan Blanchard ("Girl Meets World"), Olivia Holt ("I Didn't Do It"), Laura Marano ("Austin & Ally"), Dove Cameron ("Liv & Maddie"), Jason Ritter ("Gravity Falls"), Ariel Winter ("Modern Family"), Nolan Gould ("Modern Family"), Atlantic Records' Cody Simpson, Maia Mitchell ("The Fosters," "Teen Beach Movie"), Mark Cuban ("Shark Tank"), Candace Cameron Bure ("Dancing With The Stars"), Emily Osment ("Young & Hungry"), Columbia Records' Emblem3 and McCLAIN.
"On the Road to the RDMAs," a seven-city live-event tour that preceded the show, will culminate in the Pre-Show Festival in Nokia Plaza (12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.). The free-to-the-public event will include performances by Island Records' The Vamps, Hollywood Records' Sabrina Carpenter, Interscope Records' Megan Nicole, McCLAIN and DJ Alex Angelo. The Radio Disney Los Angeles Road Crew will provide interactive entertainment, prizes and giveaways.
Along with the television special, exclusive behind-the-scenes content will air across multiple platforms, including Radio Disney, Disney.com and the WATCH Disney Channel for desktops, smartphones and tablets. Radio Disney will broadcast live from the red carpet on Saturday, April 26 (2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. ET/PT) and air a simulcast of the television special on Sunday, April 27 (5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT and 11:00 p.m. ET / 8:00 p.m. PT). WATCH Disney Channel will feature an exclusive digital special, "ARDY's Pre-Show Party," highlighting Pre-Show Festival performances and special moments from the red carpet, beginning Sunday, April 27 at 9:00 a.m. ET. Verified WATCH Disney Channel viewers can also watch a live simulcast of the TV special using their desktop or mobile device and will be able to access the show on demand immediately after it airs at 9:30 p.m. ET. "ARDY's Pre-Show Party" and the television special will then be available on Disney Channel On Demand on Friday, May 2 and on Disney.com and RadioDisney.com on Monday, May 5.
Voting, which lasted from February 28 through April 6, allowed kids to vote on categories, including "They're The One - Best Music Group," "That's My Jam - Best Song To Rock Out To With Your BFF," "The Buzz - Breakout Artist of the Year" and "The Bestest - Song of The Year" through Disney.com/RDMA and via Radio Disney's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram profiles, or by texting RDMA to Disney (347639). The fan-voted-and-driven winners will be announced at the show.
ARDY'S PARTY, the first-ever Radio Disney Music Awards-themed online game, was released March 28 and is available both online and through the Radio Disney mobile app. In just three weeks, the game already has well over a quarter million plays.
The RDMAs' Heroes for Change Award will recognize three exemplary kids for making a difference in their communities: Matthew, 16, from Phoenix, Arizona, nominated by Youth Services America (YSA) for his "The Be O.N.E. Project," an anti-bullying program targeting elementary and middle school-aged children; Arianna, 17, from Carpinteria, California, nominated by Girls Inc. for "Carpinteria Clean and Green," an anti-smoking initiative she began to make her hometown tobacco-free; and Yossy Rojas, 19, from Dana Point, California, nominated by the Boys and Girls Clubs of America for his involvement with "Relay For Life," "Street Smarts" and "Sticker Shock," and efforts to increase drug and alcohol education.
Radio Disney is the #1 radio network devoted to kids, tweens and families on a 24-hour basis and is widely recognized as the first platform for many of today's most popular young artists, including Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift and Austin Mahone. The network's customized Top 40 format is driven by listener requests and features major recording label artists, including One Direction, Katy Perry, Cody Simpson, Fifth Harmony and Ariana Grande. Radio Disney reaches over 20.7 million listeners each week across 24 local stations in the top 25 media markets, RadioDisney.com, Sirius XM satellite radio on channel 79, TuneIn App or at TuneIn.com/RadioDisney, iTunes Radio Tuner, mobile phones, the Radio Disney iPhone, iPad and Android Apps, and the Radio Disney Facebook page.