Mark Your Calendars! The 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards Premieres
Monday, May 2 at 6 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel

Performances by Justin Bieber, Daya, DNCE, Flo Rida, Hailee Steinfeld, Kelsea Ballerini,
Laura Marano, Sofia Carson, Sabrina Carpenter, Zara Larsson and more

Gwen Stefani to be honoured by Pharrell Williams with the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards “Hero” Award

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Toronto, Canada – The 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards (RDMA), music’s biggest event for families, will air on Monday, May 2 at 6 p.m. ET/PT on Corus Entertainment’s Disney Channel. Now in its fourth year, the 2016 RDMA, filmed at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, combines music’s biggest acts with tomorrow’s rising stars. This year’s performance lineup includes Daya, DNCE, Flo Rida, Hailee Steinfeld, Laura Marano, Kelsea Ballerini, Sofia Carson, Sabrina Carpenter and Zara Larsson. Additional performers and presenters to be announced.

The 2016 RDMA will also feature a special performance by Justin Bieber filmed exclusively for the telecast.

Pharrell Williams will be presenting Gwen Stefani with the Hero Award in recognition of the positive impact she has on fans. Pharrell will be introducing Gwen, sharing anecdotes about her positive influence on everyone she encounters and how she serves as a role model to so many.

Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager of Den of Thieves (MTV Video Music Awards, American Idol, CMT Music Awards) will co-executive produce the event for the second consecutive year. Scooter Braun, will act as creative executive producer for the show.

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

Best Group
Fall Out Boy
Fifth Harmony
One Direction

Best Male Artist

Ed Sheeran
Justin Bieber
Nick Jonas
Shawn Mendes

Best Female Artist
Meghan Trainor
Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift

Song of the Year
“Bad Blood” – Taylor Swift
“Cheerleader” – OMI
“Stitches” – Shawn Mendes
“Watch Me” – Silento

Best Crush Song
“Love Me Like You Do” – Ellie Goulding
“One Call Away” – Charlie Puth
“Perfect” – One Direction
“Should’ve Been Us” – Tori Kelly

Fiercest Fans

Breakout Artist of the Year
Alessia Cara
Charlie Puth
Rachel Platten
Tori Kelly

Best New Artist
Kelsea Ballerini
Nathan Sykes

Best Song That Makes You Smile
“Better When I’m Dancing” – Meghan Trainor
“Cheerleader” – OMI
“I Don’t Like It, I Love It” – Flo Rida

Radio Disney’s Most Talked About Artist
Justin Bieber
One Direction
Taylor Swift

Best Song to Lip Sync
“Cake By The Ocean” – DNCE
“Dessert” – (f. Silento) Dawn
“Gibberish” – (f. Hoodie Allen) Max
“What Do You Mean” – Justin Bieber

Best Song to Dance To
“Break A Sweat” – Becky G
“Focus” – Ariana Grande
“Uma Thurman” – Fall Out Boy
“Watch Me” – Silento

Radio Disney Country – Favourite Artist
Hunter Hayes
Kelsea Ballerini
Maddie & Tae
Sam Hunt

Best Anthem
“Cake By The Ocean” – DNCE
“Confident” – Demi Lovato
“Eyes Wide Open” – Sabrina Carpenter
“Honey, I’m Good” – Andy Grammer

Best Breakup Song
“Bad Blood” – Taylor Swift
“Hello” – Adele
“Sorry” – Justin Bieber
“Stitches” – Shawn Mendes

Artist With The Best Style
Becky G
Gwen Stefani
Taylor Swift

Radio Disney Country  – Favourite Song
“Dibs” – Kelsea Ballerini
“Fly” – Maddie & Tae
“God Made Girls” – Raelynn
“Nothin’ Like You” – Dan + Shay

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