Radio Disney 2016 Award Winners
Disney held its annual Radio Disney Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and there have been some big name winners including Taylor Swift, Fifth Harmony, Justin Bieber and Selena Gome
The full show can be seen on the Disney Channel at 7pm on Sunday and includes performances by Ariana Grande, Daya, DNCE, Flo Rida, Hailee Steinfeld, Jordan Smith, Kelsea Ballerini, Laura Marano, Sabrina Carpenter, Sofia Carson, Zara Larsson and a special performance by ‘Hero’ Award recipient Gwen Stefani.
A special performance by Justin Bieber at a Tulsa, Oklahoma, high school will also be presented exclusively during the televised special.
Additional highlights from the special include an epic drum-off between Muppet icon Animal and Fall Out Boy’s Andy Hurley; a never-before-seen mash-up of Ballerini’s “Peter Pan” and Daya’s “Hide Away”; the first television performances of Carson’s “Love Is The Name” and Marano’s “Boombox”; big wins by “The Freshest – Best New Artist” Ballerini and inaugural Radio Disney Country double winners Maddie & Tae; and Pharrell presenting Stefani with the ‘Hero’ Award in recognition of the positive impact she has on fans. Minnesota Timberwolves’ Zach Lavine also presented two Radio Disney fans, Whitney Stewart and Braeden Mannering, with this year’s Heroes For Change award.
More votes than ever — over 238 million from around the world — were cast for the 2016 RDMA across five polling platforms: the Radio Disney App, Disney.com/RDMA, Twitter, Facebook and Google OneBox. Winners of RDMA nominations were awarded with the uniquely Radio Disney “ARDY” statuette.
Here is the full list of winners:
Best Music Group: Fifth Harmony
Best Anthem: Sabrina Carpenter, “Eyes Wide Open”
Best Song That Makes You Smile: Meghan Trainor, “Better When I’m Dancing”
Best Crush Song: One Direction, “Perfect”
Artist With the Best Style: Becky G
Best Song to Lip Sync To: Justin Bieber, “What Do You Mean”
Best Song of the Year: Taylor Swift, “Bad Blood”
Breakout Artist of the Year: Tori Kelly
Best Female Artist: Selena Gomez
Favorite Country Song: Maddie & Tae, “Fly”
Favorite Country Artist: Maddie & Tae
Hero Award: Gwen Stefani
Best New Artist: Kelsea Ballerini
Fiercest Fans: Fifth Harmony
Best Song to Dance To: Ariana Grande, “Focus”
Radio Disney’s Most Talked About Artist: Taylor Swift
Best Male Artist: Ed Sheeran
Best Breakup Song: Taylor Swift, “Bad Blood”
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