Radio Disney Music Awards

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Radio Disney Music Awards
2015 Radio Disney Music Awards
Radio Disney Music Awards 2014 logo.jpg
Country United States
Presented by Radio Disney
Disney Channel (since 2014)
Reward "Golden Mickey" trophy (Ardy)
First awarded 2002
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. 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.

Awards events[edit]

Year Location Performers
2002[1] Audio-only recording at Radio Disney studios
Burbank, California
2007—2012 No ceremonies held
2013[6] Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
Los Angeles

Award categories[edit]


  • Best Female Artist
  • Best Male Artist
  • Best Group
  • Best Song/Song of the Year
  • Best Song to Dance
  • Best New Artist
  • Fiercest Fans
  • Best Crush Song
  • Best Song from a Movie or TV Show


  • Best Music Video
  • Best Breakup Song
  • Best Acoustic Performance

Special awards[edit]

Hero Award[edit]

Hero Award is an honor for contribution for the charitable work.

Other special awards[edit]



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  3. ^ "2004 Radio Disney Music Awards - Winners and Nominees". Awards and Winners. 2006-08-23. Retrieved 2011-12-29. 
  4. ^ "Winners in 2005". Disney 411 on Youtube. 2006-08-23. Retrieved 2011-12-29. 
  5. ^ "Vote for the Radio Disney Awards!!!". Shine On Media. 2006-08-23. Retrieved 2011-12-29. 
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  8. ^ "2015 RDMA Nominees". Disney. 2006-08-23. Retrieved 2011-12-29. 
  9. ^ "Selena Gomez to Headline Radio Disney Music Awards". Hollywood Reporter. 2006-08-23. Retrieved 2011-12-29. 
  10. ^ "Shakira to be Honored with 'Hero' Award for Charitable Work". E Online. Retrieved 22 April 2015. 
  11. ^ Harp, Justin. "Jennifer Lopez to receive Radio Disney's Hero Award". Digital Spy. Retrieved 22 April 2015. 
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