ARIANA GRANDE, FIFTH HARMONY AND BECKY G ARE TOP WINNERS AT THE 2015 RADIO DISNEY MUSIC AWARDS
"Disney Channel Presents the Radio Disney Music Awards" to air Sunday, April 26 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT on Disney Channel
Ariana Grande, Fifth Harmony and Becky G were among the top winners tonight at the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards (RDMA), music's biggest event for families. Hosted by teen icon Zendaya, the music-filled event took place at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE and included performances by Nick Jonas, Fifth Harmony, Becky G, R5, Shawn Mendes, Natalie La Rose, Sabrina Carpenter, Sheppard, Tori Kelly and Rachel Platten. Jennifer Lopez was honored with the Hero Award in recognition of her work with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, The Lopez Foundation and her philanthropic efforts in the U.S. and around the world. Radio Disney also honored two youth leaders in recognition of their efforts to make a difference in their communities. Maryah Sullivan, 19, from Orlando, was nominated by Boys & Girls Clubs of America for her volunteer work at the Ronald McDonald house and a local nursing home. Sloan Peterson, 10, from Los Angeles, was nominated by Free The Children for establishing a chapter at her school where she has led several fundraising and volunteering efforts for both local and global issues including access to clean water.
"Disney Channel Presents the Radio Disney Music Awards," a 90-minute television special originating from the event, will air SUNDAY, APRIL 26 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) and will be preceded by "ARDY's Pre-Show Party" (7:30 p.m., ET/PT), which will include highlights from the pre-show music festival and celebrity red carpet arrivals, all simulcast by Radio Disney nationwide. This year, the event has grown - 101 million votes were tallied and the special will air on Disney Channels around the world.
"ARDY's Pre-Show Party" will be available on both the WATCH Disney Channel app and the Radio Disney app beginning Sunday, April 26 (9:00 a.m. ET), and the RDMA special will also be available on both apps immediately after it airs on Disney Channel (9:30 p.m.). The RDMA telecast will be presented Monday, April 27 on Disney XD.
The winners of the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards announced tonight are:
They're The One - Best Music Group
He's The One - Best Male Artist
She's The One - Best Female Artist
The Bestest - Song Of The Year
Problem (feat. Iggy Azalea) - Ariana Grande
XOXO - Best Crush Song
Can't Blame a Girl For Trying - Sabrina Carpenter
So FANtastic - Fiercest Fans
Harmonizers - Fifth Harmony
The Freshest - Best New Artist
Stuck In Our Heads - Catchiest New Song
Shower - Becky G
You're So Fancy! - Artist With The Best Style
So Happy - Best Song That Makes You Smile
Sugar - Maroon 5
That's My Jam - Best Song To Rock Out To With Your BFF
Young Blood - Bea Miller
Move! - Best Song To Dance To
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Hit The Road - Best Breakup Song
The Heart Wants What It Wants - Selena Gomez
Musical Mashup - Best Collaboration
Really Don't Care (feat. Cher Lloyd) - Demi Lovato
#Cool - Radio Disney's Most Talked About Artist
Radio Disney is a multi-platform music brand for families and is known for introducing new artists and playing the music of many of today's most popular young artists, including Becky G, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift and Shawn Mendes. It is widely recognized by the music industry as an influencer to drive music awareness and is among a select group of mainstream radio stations tracked by Billboard and Mediabase music panels. Radio Disney's Top 40 playlist is driven by listener requests and represents major label recording artists, including One Direction, Katy Perry, 5 Seconds of Summer, Fifth Harmony and Demi Lovato. Billboard magazine has also twice cited Radio Disney in its "Maximum Exposure" list, which names the Top 100 ways to get music noticed. Radio Disney reaches millions of listeners each week across its national feed originating from Los Angeles, RadioDisney.com, Sirius XM satellite radio on channel 79, ShowMobile, Aha Radio, Slacker, TuneIn, iTunes Radio, and the Radio Disney iOS and Android Apps.