Even though Radio Disney has shifted from hosting local stations to one centralized station heard nationwide, it continues to be a great place for young artists to be heard by America’s most influential fans, the youth. The Radio Disney Music Awards is a yearly chance to celebrate the top performers of the year and features some big names performing right on stage.
The 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards (RDMA) will take place this Saturday, April 25 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles complete with VIP red carpet. A 90-minute televised special “Disney Channel Presents the Radio Disney Music Awards” and 30 minute pre-show including red-carpet arrivals, will be presented on Sunday, April 26 on the Disney Channel.
Recording artists Shawn Mendes, Sheppard and Tori Kelly are set to perform. Also taking the RDMA stage are previously announced performers Nick Jonas, Becky G, R5, Sabrina Carpenter, Natalie La Rose and Fifth Harmony, and the show’s superstar host, Zendaya (Disney Channel’s “K.C. Undercover”). Presenters include Kelly Osbourne, Carly Rae Jepsen, Laura Marano, Chelsea Kane, Sweet Suspense, Kelsea Ballerini, the casts of ABC’s “black-ish” and Disney Channel’s “Teen Beach 2.”
In addition to the performances, Radio Disney will honor Jennifer Lopez with the Hero Award in recognition of her philanthropic work in the U.S. and around the globe.
The 2015 RDMA show will feature performances by some of the biggest artists in music, as well as the presentation of the uniquely Radio Disney “ARDY” statuette to award winners, as voted on by fans globally. Walt Disney Records will release a compilation album of 15 tracks featuring nominees and nominated songs Tuesday, April 21.
(photo Disney Channel / Rick Rowell)