2016 Radio Disney Music Awards Nominees Announced


The nominees for the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards were annonced on Friday, March 4, 2016, and voting is now underway until Sunday, April 10th! Taylor Swift, Zendaya, R5, Sabrina Carpenter, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and more are among the nominees for the RDMA. So great!

To see how to vote, who all of the nominees are and some videos too, check out this press release from Radio Disney below:


Voting Begins Today via Disney.com/RDMA, the Radio Disney app,

Google OneBox, Facebook and Twitter

Several Nominees’ Moment of Surprise Captured in Fun “#Oh My ARDY”

Shorts to be presented beginning Friday, March 4 on Disney Channel

Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, DNCE, Shawn Mendes and One Direction are among the top nominees for the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards (RDMA). Fans all around the world are invited to vote for their favorite artists in categories including “The Bestest – Song of the Year,” “The Buzz – Breakout Artist of the Year” and “That’s My Jam – Best Anthem.” Last year over 101 million votes were tallied on the Radio Disney app and social platforms, including more than five million votes from international fans.

The moment of surprise for recording artists Meghan Trainor, Fall Out Boy, DNCE, Alessia Cara, Kelsea Ballerini and Daya, as each first learns of their RDMA nomination, will be seen in fun shorts as part of “#Oh My ARDY” weekend beginning FRIDAY, MARCH 4 on Disney Channel, the Radio Disney app, RadioDisney.com, the Disney Channel App and DisneyChannel.com.

Voting is open now through Sunday, April 10 at Disney.com/RDMA, the Radio Disney app, Google OneBox and via Radio Disney’s Facebook and Twitter profiles.

Winners will be announced at the 2016 RDMA on SATURDAY, APRIL 30 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, with a two-hour television special “Disney Channel Presents the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards” originating from the event to be presented SUNDAY, MAY 1 (7:00-9:00 p.m. EDT) on Disney Channel.

Tickets for the RDMA will be on sale Friday, March 11 at AXS.com/RDMA.

The categories and nominees for the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards are:

“You Know You Love Them – Best Music Group (Presented By KRAFT® Macaroni and Cheese Shapes)”

Fall Out Boy

Fifth Harmony

One Direction


“He’s The One – Best Male Artist”

Ed Sheeran

Justin Bieber

Nick Jonas

Shawn Mendes

“She’s The One – Best Female Artist”


Meghan Trainor

Selena Gomez

Taylor Swift

“The Bestest – Song Of The Year”

Bad Blood – Taylor Swift

Cheerleader – OMI

Stitches – Shawn Mendes

Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) – Silento

“XOXO – Best Crush Song”

Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding

One Call Away – Charlie Puth

Perfect – One Direction

Should’ve Been Us – Tori Kelly

“So Fantastic – Fiercest Fans”





“The Buzz – Breakout Artist Of The Year”

Alessia Cara

Charlie Puth

Rachel Platten

Tori Kelly

“The Freshest – Best New Artist”



Kelsea Ballerini

Nathan Sykes

“So Happy – Best Song That Makes You Smile (Presented By Cheddar Goldfish® crackers)”

Better When I’m Dancing – Meghan Trainor

Cheerleader – OMI

I Don’t Like It, I Love It – Flo Rida

“#COOL – Radio Disney’s Most Talked About Artist”

Justin Bieber

One Direction

Taylor Swift

“Stuck In Our Heads – Best Song To Lip Sync To (Presented By BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages)”

Cake By The Ocean – DNCE

Dessert (feat. Silento) – Dawin

Gibberish (feat. Hoodie Allen) – MAX

What Do You Mean? – Justin Bieber

“That’s My Jam – Best Anthem”

Cake By The Ocean – DNCE

Confident – Demi Lovato

Eyes Wide OpenSabrina Carpenter

Honey, I’m Good – Andy Grammer

“Move! – Best Song To Dance To”

Break a Sweat – Becky G

FocusAriana Grande

Uma Thurman – Fall Out Boy

Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) – Silento

“Heartbreak – Best Breakup Song”

Bad Blood – Taylor Swift

Hello – Adele

Sorry – Justin Bieber

Stitches – Shawn Mendes

“You’ve Got Swag! – Artist With The Best Style”

Becky G

Gwen Stefani

Taylor Swift


“Radio Disney Country Favorite Song”

Dibs – Kelsea Ballerini

Fly – Maddie & Tae

God Made Girls – RaeLynn

Nothin’ Like You – Dan + Shay

“Radio Disney Country Favorite Artist”

Hunter Hayes

Kelsea Ballerini

Maddie & Tae

Sam Hunt


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