Radio Disney Music Awards
The Radio Disney Music Awards (RDMA) is an annual awards show operated and governed by Radio Disney, an American radio network. Beginning in 2001, it was broadcast only on Radio Disney, but later began being televised on Disney Channel from 2014 and in India on Disney International HD from 2018.
|Radio Disney Music Awards|
|2018 Radio Disney Music Awards|
Logo for the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards
|Sponsored by||Radio Disney|
|Hosted by||Madison Helene Kiper|
|Reward(s)||"Golden Mickey" trophy|
Disney International HD
|Runtime||150 minutes (radio)|
120 minutes (television)
The awards honor the year's achievements in music, mainly in the teen pop genre, and are awarded based on popular vote from the network's listeners via online voting. The trophy awarded to a winner is known as the "Golden Mickey", a gold-colored statuette with a silhouette figure of Mickey Mouse donning headphones nicknamed the "Ardy", representing Radio Disney's initials. Before 2014, the ceremony was not televised beyond commercial interstitial segments for Disney Channel to promote their sister radio network. As of the seventh annual ceremony on April 26, 2014, the ceremony began to be televised in full a day after a tape delay, as the network attempts to compete with Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards in airing awards programming. Starting in 2016, Canada was able to vote for the first time, as Disney programming formerly under the control of Family Channel is now carried by Disney-branded Corus Entertainment networks in both English and French. In 2018, the voting started in India through the official Disney International HD website and televised on the channel on 29 July 2018.
|2001||Audio-only recording at Radio Disney studios
|2008–2012||No ceremonies held|
- Best Female Artist
- Best Male Artist
- Best Music Group
- Song of the Year
- Best New Artist
- Breakout Artist
- Best Crush Song
- Song to Dance to
- Fiercest Fans
- Best Song That Makes You Smile
- Best Breakup Song
- Best Collaboration
- Best Song To Lip Sync To
- Country Favorite Artist
- Country Favorite Song
- Country Best New Artist
- Favorite Tour
- Favorite Social Media Star
- Favorite International Artist
- Artist with the Best Style
- Most Talked About Artist
- Best Artist Turned Singer
- Best Music Video
- Best Soundtrack Song
- Catchiest New Song
- Best Anthem
- Best Album
- Best Homework Song
- Best Karaoke Song
- Best Song to Air Guitar
- Best Song to Watch Your Dad Sing
- Best Song to Rock Out to with Your BFF
- Funniest Celebrity Take
- Best Acoustic Performance
- Favorite Roadtrip Song
Hero Award is an honor for contribution for the charitable work.
- 2014: Shakira
- 2015: Jennifer Lopez
- 2016: Gwen Stefani
- 2017: Nick Jonas
- 2018: Carrie Underwood
Icon Award is an honor for the music contribution and influence by long-time career artists.
Heroes for Change AwardEdit
Heroes for Change Award is an honor for young non-artists who make a difference in the world with charitable work.
- 2013: Mary Dawson, Ben Harowitz, Misha Ahmad, Dara Reyes and Denzell Perry.
- 2014: Arianna Lopez, Matthew Kaplan and Yossymar Rojas.
- 2016: Whitney Stewart and Braeden Mannering.
Other special awardsEdit
Below are the current rankings for the most wins and most nominated artist among female and male:
|Artist||Hilary Duff||Taylor Swift and
Miley Cyrus and
The Cheetah Girls
and Ariana Grande
This is a list of multiple nominated performers and actors with 10 or more career nominations. Hilary Duff is currently the most nominated performer with 35 nominations.
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