The Nominees for the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards Have Been Announced

It’s time to show support for your favorite artists! Voting for the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards begins today—and this year’s top nominees include Selena Gomez, Shawn Mendes, Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello, and Meghan Trainor.

The talented list was announced last week during a #FriYAYLive nomination live stream hosted by Radio Disney’s Morgan and DJ Lela B with special guests Jenna Ortega (“Stuck in the Middle”), singer-songwriter Carson Lueders, and social media influencer Sofie Dossi. During the live stream, recently named Radio Disney “NBT” artist JAGMAC also gave the audience two acoustic performances. Sounds like a blast!

From now until Sunday, June 3, fans from around the world can help their favorite artists take home an “ARDY” by voting across six voting platforms: Disney.com/RDMA, the Radio Disney app, the DisneyNOW app, Google Search Voting, and Radio Disney’s Facebook and Twitter.

Top artists are nominated across 15 categories, with a new category called “Doubletap – Favorite Social Music Artist,” recognizing musical talent across social media platforms. Winners will be announced Friday, June 22 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. A special telecast of the sixth annual Radio Disney Music Awards will air Saturday, June 23 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel, as well as Radio Disney, the Radio Disney app, the DisneyNOW app, and Disney.com/RDMA. Tickets for the RDMAs are on sale starting today, so grab them before they’re gone!

Here’s the complete list of categories and nominees for the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards:

“You Know You Love Them – Best Duo/Group”

Clean Bandit
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5

“The One – Best Artist”

Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
Meghan Trainor
Selena Gomez
Shawn Mendes
Taylor Swift

“The Bestest – Song of the Year”

“Havana” – Camila Cabello
“Look What You Made Me Do” – Taylor Swift
“The Middle” – Zedd, Maren Morris, and Grey
“There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” – Shawn Mendes
“Wolves” – Selena Gomez and Marshmello

“XOXO – Best Crush Song”

“I Like Me Better” – Lauv
“Ins and Outs” – Sofia Carson
“Perfect” – Ed Sheeran
“Legends” – Kelsea Ballerini
“Why” – Sabrina Carpenter

“#SQUADGOALS – Fiercest Fans”

BTS Army – BTS
Mellogang – Marshmello
Megatronz – Meghan Trainor
Selenators – Selena Gomez
Mendes Army – Shawn Mendes

“The Buzz – Breakout Artist of the Year”

Camila Cabello
Charlie Puth
Dua Lipa
Julia Michaels

“The Freshest – Best New Artist”

Bebe Rexha
Cheat Codes
Hey Violet
Why Don’t We

“So Happy – Best Song that Makes You Smile”

“I Miss Those Days” – Bleachers
“No Excuses” – Meghan Trainor
“One Foot” – Walk the Moon
“So Much More Than This” – Grace VanderWaal

“Doubletap – Favorite Social Music Artist”

Alex Aiono
Carson Lueders
Chloe x Halle
Max & Harvey
Rudy Mancuso

“Stuck in Our Heads – Best Song to Lip Sync To”

“Look What You Made Me Do” – Taylor Swift
“New Rules” – Dua Lipa
“Sorry Not Sorry” – Demi Lovato
“These Girls” – Why Don’t We
“This Is Me” – Keala Settle

“When The Beat Drops! – Best Dance Track”

“Friends” – Justin Bieber and BloodPop
“Let Me Go” – Hailee Steinfeld and Alesso feat. Florida Georgia Line and watt
“Mic Drop (Steve Aoki Remix)” – BTS
“The Middle” – Zedd, Maren Morris, and Grey
“Silence” – Marshmello feat. Khalid

“Play It Again! – Radio Disney Country Favorite Song”

“Legends” – Kelsea Ballerini
“Meant To Be” – Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line
“Take Back Home Girl” – Chris Lane and Tori Kelly
“Unforgettable” – Thomas Rhett
“You Broke Up With Me” – Walker Hayes

“The Bestest! – Radio Disney Country Favorite Artist”

Florida Georgia Line
Kelsea Ballerini
Luke Bryan
Maren Morris
Thomas Rhett

“The Freshest! – Radio Disney Country Best New Artist”

Carly Pearce
Devin Dawson
Jillian Jacqueline
Jordan Davis

“Mashup! – Best Collaboration”

“Meant To Be” – Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line
“No Promises” – Cheat Codes and Demi Lovato
“Mi Gente” – J Balvin and Willy William
“It Ain’t Me” – Kygo and Selena Gomez
“The Middle” – Zedd, Maren Morris, and Grey

Show your support for each voting category on social media! (Follow @DisneyChannelPR and @RadioDisney to keep up with #RDMA news):


So many catchy tunes! This is going to be a fun one, so make sure to cast your votes for the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards!

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