Camila 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 Monday 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. Beginning today 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.