ARIANA GRANDE, DNCE, FLO RIDA, HAILEE STEINFELD, KELSEA BALLERINI, LAURA MARANO, SABRINA CARPENTER, SOFIA CARSON AND MORE TO PERFORM ON ‘DISNEY CHANNEL PRESENTS THE 2016 RADIO DISNEY MUSIC AWARDS,’ SUNDAY, MAY 1
Special Appearances by Gwen Stefani, Justin Bieber, Pharrell, Fall Out Boy, Ashley Tisdale, Ben Savage, Ashley Benson, Dan+Shay, Mark Cuban, Rachel Platten and More
Over 238 Million Votes Tallied from Fans Around the World
The 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards (RDMA), music’s biggest event for families, will take place SATURDAY, APRIL 30 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and will be televised SUNDAY, MAY 1 (7:00-9:00 p.m. EDT) on Disney Channel. The special telecast, “Disney Channel Presents the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards” will include performances by Ariana Grande, Daya, DNCE, Flo Rida, Hailee Steinfeld, Jordan Smith, Kelsea Ballerini, Laura Marano, Sabrina Carpenter, Sofia Carson and Zara Larsson. A special surprise by Justin Bieber performing in a class at a Tulsa, Oklahoma high school will also be presented exclusively during the televised special.
Gwen Stefani will be honored with the 2016 RDMA ‘Hero’ Award in recognition of the positive impact she has on fans, inspiring them to do good.
RDMA presenters include Alessia Cara, Alli Simpson, Ashley Benson (“Pretty Little Liars”), Ashley Tisdale, Ben Savage (“Girl Meets World”), Cameron Boyce (“Gamers Guide to Pretty Much Everything,” “Descendants”), Dan + Shay, Dove Cameron and Ryan McCartan (The Girl and the Dreamcatcher, “Liv and Maddie”), Fall Out Boy, Forever in Your Mind, Jacob Whitesides, Jordan Fisher (“Teen Beach 2”), Katherine McNamara & Emeraude Toubia (“Shadowhunters”), Lennon & Maisy (“Nashville”), Maddie & Tae, Marcus Scribner, Marsai Martin, Miles Brown and Yara Shahidi (“black-ish”), Mark Cuban (“Shark Tank”), Pharrell Williams, Rachel Platten, Sonika Vaid (“American Idol”), Vanessa Marano (“Switched at Birth”) and Zach LaVine (Minnesota Timberwolves).
More votes than ever — over 238 million from around the world — were cast for the 2016 RDMA across five polling platforms: the Radio Disney App, Disney.com/RDMA, Twitter, Facebook and Google OneBox. Categories include “The Bestest – Song of the Year,” “The Buzz – Breakout Artist of the Year” and “That’s My Jam – Best Anthem.” Winners of RDMA nominations will be awarded with the uniquely Radio Disney “ARDY” statuette.
Viewers around the world will be able to Shazam the special during select moments for bonus behind the scenes content from Radio Disney.
“Disney Channel Presents the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards,” will be televised SUNDAY, MAY 1 (7:00-9:00 p.m. EDT) in the U.S. and thereafter, on Disney Channels in 159 countries. Highlights will also be available on Radio Disney, the Radio Disney App, the Disney Channel app and RadioDisney.com. Sponsors for the 2016 RDMA include BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages, Cheddar Goldfish® crackers, KRAFT® Macaroni and Cheese Shapes, Project Mc², Star Stable Online, and Shopkins.