2016 Radio Disney Music Awards

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2016 Radio Disney Music Awards
DateApril 30, 2016 (ceremony)
May 1, 2016 (aired)
LocationMicrosoft Theater, Los Angeles, California
Preshow host(s)Brooke Taylor[1]
Alex Aiono[1]
Most awardsTaylor Swift (3)
Television/radio coverage
NetworkRadio Disney
Disney Channel
Viewership2.24 million

The 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards were held and filmed on April 30, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. The ceremony premiered on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 7/6c on Radio Disney and Disney Channel.[2] Scooter Braun was announced as creative executive-producer this year.[3] This year's show also introduced new categories including Country Music Awards in honor of the newly opened, Radio Disney Country.[4]


Radio Disney DJ Brooke Taylor and American singer Alex Aiono were announced as the red carpet presenters.[1] On April 28, 2016, Radio Disney and Disney Channel announced it has partnered with Immersive Media, a virtual reality company, to live-stream the red carpet.[1] The virtual content was viewable on tablets and mobile devices.[1]


Artist(s) Song(s)
Flo Rida "My House"[5]
Ariana Grande "Dangerous Woman"[6]
Hailee Steinfeld
Hudson Thames
"Love Myself" / "How I Want Ya'" / "Rock Bottom"[7]
Jordan Smith "Stand in the Light"[8]
Sabrina Carpenter "Smoke and Fire"
Laura Marano "Boombox"
Sofia Carson "Love Is the Name"
Justin Bieber "Love Yourself"
(previously recorded in a special pocket show)[9]
Kelsea Ballerini "Peter Pan"
Daya "Hide Away"
Gwen Stefani "Make Me Like You"[10]
Zara Larsson "Never Forget You"[11]
DNCE "Cake by the Ocean"[6]


Winners and Nominees[edit]

The nominees were announced on March 4, 2016.[20] The winners were revealed on April 30, 2016.[21]

Best Female Artist Best Male Artist
Best Music Group Song of the Year
Breakout Artist of the Year Best New Artist
Fiercest Fans Best Song That Makes You Smile
Best Crush Song Best Song To Lip Sync To
Best Anthem Best Song To Dance To
Best Breakup Song Radio Disney's Most Talked About Artist
Artist With The Best Style Country Favorite Artist
Country Favorite Song Hero Award
Gwen Stefani[22]


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