Selena Gomez, One Direction, Fifth Harmony, Taylor Swift and Zendaya were among the winners tonight at the Radio Disney Music Awards (RDMAs), a celebration of music’s most popular young artists as voted on by kid and tween fans. The music-filled event took place at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE and included performances by Austin Mahone, Becky G, Zendaya, R5, Fifth Harmony and Ariana Grande, with the debut performance of new single “Problem” from her forthcoming second studio album.
Ariana Grande received the Radio Disney Chart Topper Award which reflects her staying power on the Radio Disney charts (three top five singles for a combined 73 weeks). R5 received the Radio Disney Showstopper Award in recognition of their dedication to fan engagement and their U.S. and international touring and live event appearances across the country.
In addition to the music awards, the RDMAs honored Shakira with the Hero Award for her work through her Barefoot Foundation, which improves the lives of children through education. Shakira also helped present the Heroes for Change Award, which recognized three exemplary kids for making a difference in their communities. They are: Matthew Kaplan, 16, from Phoenix, Arizona, nominated by Youth Services America (YSA) for his “The Be O.N.E. Project,” an anti-bullying program targeting elementary and middle school-aged children; Arianna Lopez, 17, from Carpinteria, California, nominated by Girls Inc. for “Carpinteria Clean and Green,” an anti-smoking initiative she began to make her hometown tobacco-free; and Yossy Rojas, 19, from Dana Point, California, nominated by the Boys and Girls Clubs of America for his involvement with “Relay For Life,” “Street Smarts” and “Sticker Shock,” and efforts to increase drug and alcohol education.
Following are the winners of the 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards:
They’re The One – Best Music Group
He’s The One – Best Male Artist
She’s The One – Best Female Artist
The Bestest – Song Of The Year
Come & Get It – Selena Gomez
XOXO – Best Crush Song
Still Into You – Paramore
So FANtastic – Fiercest Fans
Swifties – Taylor Swift
The Buzz – Breakout Artist of the Year
The Freshest – Best New Artist*
Musical Mashup – Best Musical Collaboration*
Everything Has Changed – Taylor Swift feat. Ed Sheeran
So Happy – Best Song That Makes You Smile (Sponsored by ARM & HAMMER Tooth Tunes)*
Ooh La La – Britney Spears
#Cool – Radio Disney’s Most Talked About Artist*
Stuck In Our Heads – Catchiest New Song*
The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?) – Ylvis
That’s My Jam – Best Song To Rock Out To With Your BFF*
Me & My Girls – Fifth Harmony
Soundtraxx – Favorite Song From a Movie Or TV Show*
Let It Go – Idina Menzel (“Frozen”)
Move! – Best Song To Dance To*
Birthday – Selena Gomez
Hit The Road – Favorite Roadtrip Song (Sponsored by GEICO)*
Made In The USA – Demi Lovato
You’ve Got Swag! – Artist With The Best Style (Sponsored by Justice)*
Make sure to tune in to the 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards TOMORROW at 8PM ET/PT on Disney Channel.