Top Nominees for The 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards Named

Maria H. (ndm#130) (2614 Posts)

A Disney blooded, crafty, fun-lovin' wife/mom/organizer/planner, etc who is obsessed with all things Disney 🙂 Maria grew up with the Magic Kingdom and has loved watching WDW evolve into what it is today. A firm believer in the Power of Pixie Dust, she is the owner of The Disney Driven Life - A Community for Neurotic Disney People & a d.i.y. crafty blog, Carousel of Projects - create~inspire~share.


CAMILA CABELLO, MEGHAN TRAINOR, SELENA GOMEZ, SHAWN MENDES, TAYLOR SWIFT, MAROON 5, BRUNO MARS AND ED SHEERAN AMONG TOP NOMINEES FOR THE 2018 RADIO DISNEY MUSIC AWARDS

Voting and Ticket Sales Begin Now

Radio Disney Music Awards Disney ChannelCamila Cabello, Meghan Trainor, Selena Gomez, Shawn Mendes, Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran lead the nominations for the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards (RDMA). Nominees for music’s biggest event for families were announced during a #FriYAYLive nomination livestream, hosted by Radio Disney’s Morgan and DJ Lela B with special guests Jenna Ortega (“Stuck in the Middle”), singer-songwriter Carson Lueders and social media influencer Sofie Dossi. Recently named Radio Disney “NBT” artist JAGMAC was also featured and treated fans to two acoustic performances. Now through SUNDAY, JUNE 3, fans from around the world can vote for the artists that they want to take home an “ARDY” across six voting platforms: Disney.com/RDMA, the Radio Disney app, the DisneyNOW app, Google Search Voting and Radio Disney’s Facebook and Twitter.

Radio Disney nominated top artists across 15 categories, including one new category, “Doubletap – Favorite Social Music Artist,” recognizing musical talent across social media platforms. The winners will be announced FRIDAY, JUNE 22, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, California. A special telecast of the sixth annual show, “2018 Radio Disney Music Awards,” will be presented, on SATURDAY, JUNE 23 (8:00 p.m., EDT/PDT), on Disney Channel as well as multiple Disney-branded platforms, including Radio Disney, the Radio Disney app, the DisneyNOW app and Disney.com/RDMA. Tickets for the RDMA are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com/RDMA.

In 2017, Justin Bieber, Kelsea Ballerini and Alessia Cara were among the top RDMA winners. Over 283 million votes from around the world were tallied last year. Social engagement was robust leading up to the show, amassing billions of impressions across prominent platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, the Radio Disney app and RadioDisney.com.

The 2018 RDMA is sponsored by new and returning clients from the automotive, toy, food and entertainment categories, including Aquabeads®, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Goldfish® crackers, KRAFT® Macaroni and Cheese Shapes, Nintendo’s Mario Tennis Aces video game on the Nintendo Switch system and The Walt Disney Studios. Den of Thieves, the production company that has delivered some of the biggest moments in live event television, returns for the fourth consecutive year to produce the 2018 RDMA.

The categories and nominees for the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards are:

You Know You Love Them – Best Duo/Group (Presented By KRAFT® Macaroni and Cheese Shapes)
BTS
Clean Bandit
Echosmith
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5

The One – Best Artist
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
Meghan Trainor
Selena Gomez
Shawn Mendes
Taylor Swift

The Bestest – Song of the Year
“Havana” – Camila Cabello
“Look What You Made Me Do” – Taylor Swift
“The Middle” – Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey
“There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” – Shawn Mendes
“Wolves” – Selena Gomez & Marshmello

XOXO – Best Crush Song
“I Like Me Better” – Lauv
“Ins and Outs” – Sofia Carson
“Perfect” – Ed Sheeran
“Legends” – Kelsea Ballerini
“Why” – Sabrina Carpenter

#SQUADGOALS – Fiercest Fans
BTS Army – BTS
Mellogang – Marshmello
Megatronz – Meghan Trainor
Selenators – Selena Gomez
Mendes Army – Shawn Mendes

The Buzz – Breakout Artist of the Year
Camila Cabello
Charlie Puth
Dua Lipa
Halsey
Julia Michaels
Marshmello

The Freshest – Best New Artist
Bebe Rexha
Cheat Codes
Hey Violet
Lauv
Why Don’t We

So Happy – Best Song that Makes You Smile
“DNA” – BTS
“I Miss Those Days” – Bleachers
“No Excuses” – Meghan Trainor
“One Foot” – Walk the Moon
“So Much More Than This” – Grace VanderWaal

Doubletap – Favorite Social Music Artist
Alex Aiono
Carson Lueders
Chloe x Halle
HRVY
Max & Harvey
Rudy Mancuso

Stuck in Our Heads – Best Song To Lip Sync To
“Look What You Made Me Do” – Taylor Swift
“New Rules” – Dua Lipa
“Sorry Not Sorry” – Demi Lovato
“These Girls” – Why Don’t We
“This Is Me” – Keala Settle

When The Beat Drops! – Best Dance Track
“Friends” – Justin Bieber & BloodPop
“Let Me Go” – Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso f. Florida Georgia Line & watt
“Mic Drop (Steve Aoki Remix)” – BTS
“The Middle” – Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey
“Silence” – Marshmello f. Khalid

Play It Again! – Radio Disney Country Favorite Song
“Legends” – Kelsea Ballerini
“Meant To Be” – Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line
“Take Back Home Girl” – Chris Lane & Tori Kelly
“Unforgettable” – Thomas Rhett
“You Broke Up With Me” – Walker Hayes

The Bestest! – Radio Disney Country Favorite Artist
Florida Georgia Line
Kelsea Ballerini
Luke Bryan
Maren Morris
Thomas Rhett

The Freshest! – Radio Disney Country Best New Artist
Carly Pearce
Devin Dawson
Jillian Jacqueline
Jordan Davis
LANCO

Mashup! – Best Collaboration
“Meant To Be” – Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line
“No Promises” – Cheat Codes & Demi Lovato
“Mi Gente” – J Balvin & Willy William
“It Ain’t Me” – Kygo & Selena Gomez
“The Middle” – Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey

Information on the Radio Disney Music Awards, voting procedures and official rules are available at www.Disney.com/RDMA.

Maria H. (ndm#130)

A Disney blooded, crafty, fun-lovin' wife/mom/organizer/planner, etc who is obsessed with all things Disney :) Maria grew up with the Magic Kingdom and has loved watching WDW evolve into what it is today. A firm believer in the Power of Pixie Dust, she is the owner of The Disney Driven Life - A Community for Neurotic Disney People & a d.i.y. crafty blog, Carousel of Projects - create~inspire~share.

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