Nominees for 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards Announced

via press release:

TAYLOR SWIFT, JUSTIN BIEBER, DNCE, SHAWN MENDES AND ONE DIRECTION AMONG TOP NOMINEES FOR 2016 RADIO DISNEY MUSIC AWARDS    

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
R5

“He’s The One – Best Male Artist”
Ed Sheeran
Justin Bieber
Nick Jonas
Shawn Mendes

“She’s The One – Best Female Artist”
Adele
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”
Beliebers
Directioners
Harmonizers
Swifties

“The Buzz – Breakout Artist Of The Year”
Alessia Cara
Charlie Puth
Rachel Platten
Tori Kelly

“The Freshest – Best New Artist”
DNCE
Daya
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 Open – Sabrina Carpenter
Honey, I’m Good – Andy Grammer

“Move! – Best Song To Dance To”
Break a Sweat – Becky G
Focus – Ariana 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
Zendaya

“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

Information on the Radio Disney Music Awards, voting procedures and official rules are available at www.Disney.com/RDMA.

The 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards, music’s biggest event for families, is set for Saturday, April 30 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The show will feature performances by some of the biggest artists along with tomorrow’s rising stars in music and the presentation of the uniquely Radio Disney “ARDY” statuette winners, as voted on by fans globally. The special two-hour telecast, “Disney Channel Presents the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards,” will be presented Sunday, May 1 (7:00-9:00 p.m. EDT) on Disney Channel in the U.S. and thereafter, in 159 countries. Highlights will also be available on Radio Disney, the Radio Disney App, the Disney Channel app and RadioDisney.com.