Global music icon, multiple GRAMMY® Award winner and multiplatinum-selling artist Janet Jackson will receive the first-ever “Impact” Award at the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards (RDMA), music’s biggest event for families, airing 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. Ms. Jackson joins previously announced honorees including Carrie Underwood, who will be receiving the “Hero” Award, and Kelly Clarkson, who will be receiving the “Icon” Award.
The “Impact” Award is in recognition of Ms. Jackson’s influence on society and the world of entertainment – particularly women – across generations of fans. Artists like Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Alicia Keys have all cited Jackson as having an indelible impact on their own careers.
Janet Jackson is one of the most influential entertainers of the modern era. Her music has won her six GRAMMY Awards, two Emmy® nominations, a Golden Globe® Award, a nomination for an Academy Award® along with dozens of American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards. She has received accolades as an actress as well, including the NAACP Best Supporting Actor award. Janet is a published author, dancer, businessperson, philanthropist and one of the biggest-selling artists in popular music history. With sales of over 160 million records worldwide, Janet Jackson stands as one of the best-selling artists of all time with a string of hits that have left an indelible impression on pop culture. Her music and artistry have opened doors through which other top artists have followed, many acknowledging her impact on their musical perceptions.
She will return to arenas and amphitheaters across the U.S. this summer with an extension of her outstanding and in-demand State of the World Tour beginning July 11 in Austin, Texas, and visiting cities across the country including Cincinnati, Hershey, Raleigh, Miami and more. These dates are in addition to her previously announced headlining dates, including the Essence Festival (July 8 – New Orleans), Panorama Festival (July 28 – New York), Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys (August 10 – Lake Tahoe) and Outside Lands (August 12 – San Francisco).
“As one of the most influential and transformative artists of all time, we are proud to celebrate Janet Jackson as the first recipient of the RDMA ‘Impact’ Award,” said Phil Guerini, vice president, Music Strategy, Disney Channels Worldwide, and general manager, Radio Disney Network. “From her contributions to the world of entertainment and her humanitarian work to make a better tomorrow, we could not think of a better recipient to receive this inaugural award.”
Additional presenters scheduled to appear at this year’s show include Noah Cyrus, Mason Ramsey (“Walmart Yodel Kid”) and Lauv. Previously announced presenters include stars of Disney Channel’s hit series “Andi Mack,” Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph of Freeform’s “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger,” Hollywood Records recording artist Sabrina Carpenter, Radio Disney’s “NBT” (Next Big Thing) JAGMAC, and the winners of ABC’s “Boy Band” and Hollywood Records group In Real Life.
The 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards will take place FRIDAY, JUNE 22, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, California, with scheduled performances by Carrie Underwood with Ludacris, Kelly Clarkson, Meghan Trainor, Charlie Puth, Marshmello, Echosmith and “American Idol” winner Maddie Poppe.
Information on the Radio Disney Music Awards is available at www.Disney.com/RDMA.
Pixar’s Incredibles 2 posted a heroic $182.7 million at the domestic box office in its opening weekend, smashing the record for biggest animated debut of all time and Pixar’s Incredibles 2 posted a heroic $182.7 million at the domestic box office in its opening weekend, vaulting into the top 10 debuts among all films in history at No. 8. It is also the highest-grossing PG debut and the No. 2 debut ever in June. With an aggregate critics score of 94-percent Certified Fresh on RottenTomatoes, the film scored an A+ CinemaScore from audiences, marking Pixar’s seventh A+ and 20th consecutive A-range CinemaScore out of 20 feature films.
Abroad, Incredibles 2 posted $53.1 million in a footprint of just 26 percent of the international market, bringing the global total to $235.8 million and taking the No. 1 spot in almost all markets and ranking as Pixar’s biggest opening weekend in Australia, Mexico, Argentina, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Chile, Colombia, Central America, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Israel, UAE and Paraguay.
The Incredibles burst on to the scene in the 2004 smash hit The Incredibles, which earned over $633 million worldwide and was one of the biggest animated films ever at the time. The Supers are headed to Disney California Adventure’s soon-to-be-unveiled Pixar Pier this summer when the Incredicoaster is unmasked!
Marshmello and Disney have collaborated on a special “DuckTales”-inspired music video of the music producer/DJ’s hit single “Fly,” which will debut on SATURDAY, JUNE 23, during Disney·Pixar’s “The Incredibles” (6:00-8:00 p.m. EDT/PDT) and leading into the “2018 Radio Disney Music Awards” (RDMA) (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT/PDT), on Disney Channel. The music video will also be available in the DisneyNOW app. A mix of animation and live-action, the music video launches Scrooge, his nephew Donald, great-nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie and their friend Webby into a musical outer space adventure. When their spaceship unexpectedly crashes, they encounter an alien DJ on a remote Marshmello planet.
Marshmello will also perform at the 2018 RDMA and is a top nominee with four nominations. His music video “Fly” was released in March and has nearly 48.5 million views on his official YouTube channel. Since his arrival on the music scene in 2015, Marshmello’s YouTube channel has amassed over 2.6 billion views with more than 15 million monthly subscribers. On June 22, the world-renowned DJ/producer will release his highly anticipated sophomore album “JoytimeII,” a follow-up to 2016’s “Joytime,” which landed him in the Top 5 on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums, with the track “Alone” off the album garnering over 154+ million Spotify plays and over 1 billion video views on YouTube, making it certified platinum in only one year.
Last year’s worth of chart topping singles – featuring collaborations with Selena Gomez, Khalid, Migos, Logic and more – have garnered more than 2 billion streams across Spotify alone and with more than 40 million monthly listeners, he is Spotify’s #4 Most-Streamed Artist in the World.
Since its debut on Disney Channel, Disney’s Emmy® Award-nominated “DuckTales” ranks as the #1 TV program in its Friday 8 p.m. timeslot across all key demos, including Kids 6-11 (1.4 rating/331,000) and Kids 6-14 (1.1 rating/407,000). The animated comedy-adventure series chronicles the high-flying adventures of Duckburg’s most famous trillionaire Scrooge McDuck, his mischief-making triplet grandnephews – Huey, Dewey and Louie, temperamental nephew Donald Duck and the trusted McDuck Manor team: big-hearted, fearless chauffer/pilot Launchpad McQuack; no-nonsense housekeeper Mrs. Beakley; and Mrs. Beakley’s granddaughter, Webby Vanderquack, resident adventurer and the triplet’s newfound fierce friend. “DuckTales” airs daily on Disney Channel. [Source: The Nielsen Company, Live+7 Day, 5/4-5/25/18, excludes specials and breakouts.]
Marvel’s most popular superhero, Spider-Man, returns in an all-new action-packed season when “Marvel’s Spider-Man” season two debuts with a one-hour telecast featuring back-to-back episodes, MONDAY, JUNE 18 (6:30 p.m. EDT), on Disney XD, DisneyNOW and Disney XD VOD. Following the premiere weekend, new episodes will debut every Monday through August. Season two will feature higher stakes and epic battles as Spidey faces-off against new heroes and villains, some of which are voiced by exciting guest stars, including Sofia Carson (Disney’s “Descendants”), Booboo Stewart (Disney’s “Descendants”), Nathaniel Potvin (“MECH-X4”), NASCAR racer Ryan Blaney and social media sensation Teala Dunn.
The second season finds Peter Parker in his “sophomore year,” as he’s no longer an inexperienced new superhero nor a brand new student, at the intimidating Horizon High. However, his foes are also no longer inexperienced and his ever-growing Rogue’s Gallery is focused on taking Spider-Man down. Picking up where season one left off, the stakes are much higher in Peter’s personal life and Spider-Man’s Super Hero life. He also must learn how to balance working at “The Daily Bugle” to afford tuition at the prestigious Horizon High while surviving Doc Ock’s series of obstacles in an attempt to get rid of Spider-Man once and for all. The action-packed season will continue to touch on Spidey’s relatable themes, including friendship, loyalty and heroism while staying true to its signature sense of comedy.
“Marvel’s Spider-Man” voice cast includes Robbie Daymond (“Bread Winners,” “Get Blake”) as Spider-Man, Scott Menville (“Teen Titans,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”) as Doctor Octopus, Nadji Jeter (“Jessie,” “Kirby Buckets”) as Miles Morales, Melanie Minichino (“Blaze and the Monster Machine,” “Mr. Peabody and Sherman”) as Anya Corazon, Laura Bailey (“DragonBall Z,” “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”) as Gwen Stacy, Max Mittleman (“One-Punch Man,” “Transformers: Robots in Disguise”) as Harry Osborn, Fred Tatasciore (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,” “Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.”) as Max Modell, Nancy Linari (“The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest,” “The Addams Family”) as Aunt May, Patton Oswalt (“Ratatouille,” “Pickle and Peanut”) as Uncle Ben, Alastair Duncan (“The Batman,” “Final Fantasy XIV”) as Vulture and Bob Joles (“SpongeBob SquarePants,” “Puss in Boots”) as the short-tempered boss of The Daily Bugle, J. Jonah Jameson.
The creative team includes executive producers Alan Fine (“Marvel’s The Avengers”), Joe Quesada (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”), Dan Buckley (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”), Cort Lane (“Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man”) and Eric Radomski (“Spawn,” “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”); co-executive producers Stan Lee (“Spider-Man”) and Marsha Griffin (“Transformers Prime”); supervising producers Kari Rosenberg (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”) and Kevin Burke & Chris “Doc” Wyatt (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,” “Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man”); consulting producer Dan Slott (“Spider-Man: Big Time,” “The Superior Spider-Man”); and supervising directors Philip Pignotti (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”) and Dan Duncan (Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy).