Radio Disney Music Awards
|Radio Disney Music Awards|
|Sponsored by||Radio Disney|
|Presented by||Radio Disney
Disney Channel (since 2014)
|Reward(s)||"Golden Mickey" trophy (Ardy)|
|Official website||Official website|
The Radio Disney Music Awards (RDMA) is an annual awards show which is operated and governed by Radio Disney, an American radio network. Beginning in 2013, the ceremony began to be televised on Disney Channel.
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.
|2001||Audio-only recording at Radio Disney studios
|2008–2012||No ceremonies held|
Hero Award is an honor for contribution for the charitable work.
Other special awards
- 2014: Chart Topper Award to Ariana Grande for her great performance on the charts.
- 2014: Show Stopper Award to R5 for their sold out shows on Louder Tour.
Below are the current rankings for the most wins and most nominated artist among female and male:
|Artist||Hilary Duff||Taylor Swift||Avril Lavigne
The Cheetah Girls
This is a list of multiple nominated performers, athletes & actors with 5 or more career nominations. Hilary Duff is currently the most nominated performer with 35 nominations.
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