SELENA GOMEZ, ONE DIRECTION, FIFTH HARMONY, TAYLOR SWIFT AND ZENDAYA AMONG THE WINNERS AT THE RADIO DISNEY MUSIC AWARDS
"Disney Channel Presents The Radio Disney Music Awards" to air Sunday, April 27 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT on Disney Channel
Selena Gomez, One Direction, Fifth Harmony, Taylor Swift and Zendaya were among the winners tonight at the Radio Disney Music Awards (RDMAs), a celebration of music's most popular young artists as voted on by kid and tween fans. The music-filled event took place at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE and included performances by Austin Mahone, Becky G, Zendaya, R5, Fifth Harmony and Ariana Grande, with the debut performance of new single "Problem" from her forthcoming second studio album.
"Disney Channel Presents The Radio Disney Music Awards," a television special originating from the event, will air tomorrow, SUNDAY, APRIL 27 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. The WATCH Disney Channel app will feature an exclusive digital special, "ARDY's Pre-Show Party," highlighting Pre-Show Festival performances and special moments from the red carpet. It will be available beginning Sunday, April 27 at 9:00 a.m. ET. Verified WATCH Disney Channel viewers can also watch a live simulcast of the TV special using their desktop or mobile device and will be able to access the show on demand immediately after it airs at 9:30 p.m., ET. "ARDY's Pre-Show Party" and the television special will also be available on Disney Channel On Demand on Friday, May 2 and on Disney.com and RadioDisney.com on Monday, May 5.
Following are the winners of the 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards:
They're The One - Best Music Group
He's The One - Best Male Artist
She's The One - Best Female Artist
The Bestest - Song Of The Year
Come & Get It - Selena Gomez
XOXO - Best Crush Song
Still Into You - Paramore
So FANtastic - Fiercest Fans
Swifties - Taylor Swift
The Buzz - Breakout Artist of the Year
The Freshest - Best New Artist*
Musical Mashup - Best Musical Collaboration*
Everything Has Changed - Taylor Swift feat. Ed Sheeran
So Happy - Best Song That Makes You Smile (Sponsored by ARM & HAMMER Tooth Tunes)*
Ooh La La - Britney Spears
#Cool - Radio Disney's Most Talked About Artist*
Stuck In Our Heads - Catchiest New Song*
The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?) - Ylvis
That's My Jam - Best Song To Rock Out To With Your BFF*
Me & My Girls - Fifth Harmony
Soundtraxx - Favorite Song From a Movie Or TV Show*
Let It Go - Idina Menzel ("Frozen")
Move! - Best Song To Dance To*
Birthday - Selena Gomez
Hit The Road - Favorite Roadtrip Song (Sponsored by GEICO)*
Made In The USA - Demi Lovato
You've Got Swag! - Artist With The Best Style (Sponsored by Justice)*
Ariana Grande received the Radio Disney Chart Topper Award, which reflects her staying power on the Radio Disney charts (three top five singles for a combined 73 weeks). R5 received the Radio Disney Showstopper Award in recognition of their dedication to fan engagement and their U.S. and international touring and live event appearances across the country.
In addition to the music awards, the RDMAs honored Shakira with the Hero Award for her work through her Barefoot Foundation, which improves the lives of children through education. Shakira also helped present the Heroes for Change Award, which recognized three exemplary kids for making a difference in their communities. They are Matthew Kaplan, 16, from Phoenix, Arizona, nominated by Youth Services America (YSA) for his "The Be O.N.E. Project," an anti-bullying program targeting elementary and middle school-aged children; Arianna Lopez, 17, from Carpinteria, California, nominated by Girls Inc. for "Carpinteria Clean and Green," an anti-smoking initiative she began to make her hometown tobacco-free; and Yossy Rojas, 19, from Dana Point, California, nominated by the Boys and Girls Clubs of America for his involvement with "Relay For Life," "Street Smarts" and "Sticker Shock," and efforts to increase drug and alcohol education.
Radio Disney is the #1 radio network devoted to kids, tweens and families on a 24-hour basis, and is widely recognized as the first platform for many of today's most popular young artists including Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift and Austin Mahone. The network's customized Top 40 format is driven by listener requests and features major recording label artists including One Direction, Katy Perry, Cody Simpson, Fifth Harmony and Ariana Grande. Radio Disney reaches over 20.7 million listeners each week across 24 local stations in the top 25 media markets, RadioDisney.com, Sirius XM satellite radio on channel 79, TuneIn App or at TuneIn.com/RadioDisney, iTunes Radio Tuner, mobile phones, the Radio Disney iPhone, iPad and Android Apps, and the Radio Disney Facebook page.