Justin Bieber, Meghan Trainor, DNCE, Selena Gomez and Kelsea Ballerini Lead Nominations for 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards

Justin Bieber, Meghan Trainor, DNCE, Selena Gomez and Kelsea Ballerini lead the nominations for the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards (RDMA)!

Nominees for the award show that is music’s biggest event for families were announced today during a live stream hosted by Radio Disney’s Alli Simpson and Morgan Tompkins on Radio Disney’s Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Livel.ly and the Radio Disney app.

Among several new categories introduced this year are “#TRENDING – Favorite Social Media Star,” recognizing the biggest names in digital entertainment and “When The Beat Drops! – Best Dance Track,” which celebrates the popularity of electronic dance music with Radio Disney audiences.

Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson from One Direction received nominations for their solo projects in “He’s The One – Best Male Artist,” and “Mashup! – Best Collaboration,” respectively, and scoring their first award nominations ever are “America’s Got Talent” winner Grace Vanderwaal, pop singer/songwriter Julia Michaels and 17-year-old singer Noah Cyrus in the category of “The Freshest – Best New Artist.”

Voting is open now through Sunday, April 9, at Disney.com/RDMA, the Radio Disney app, Google OneBox, and via Radio Disney’s Facebook and Twitter. Tickets for the RDMA are on sale now at AXS.com/RDMA.

Hosted by Kelsea Ballerini, Alex Aiono, Sofia Carson, Jordan Fisher, and Jenna Ortega, the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards will take place on Saturday, April 29th at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, and air on Sunday, April 30th @ 7PM ET/PT on Disney Channel.

The categories and nominees for the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards are:

“You Know You Love Them – Best Group (Presented By KRAFT® Macaroni and Cheese Shapes)”
DNCE
Fifth Harmony
One Direction
The Chainsmokers (TCS)
Twenty One Pilots

“He’s The One – Best Male Artist”
Bruno Mars
Justin Bieber
Niall Horan
Nick Jonas
Shawn Mendes

“She’s The One – Best Female Artist”
Ariana Grande
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga
Meghan Trainor
Selena Gomez

“The Bestest – Song Of The Year”
Cake By The Ocean –  DNCE
Can’t Stop The Feeling! – Justin Timberlake
Closer (f. Halsey) – The Chainsmokers (TCS)
Sit Still, Look Pretty – Daya
Treat You Better – Shawn Mendes

“#SQUADGOALS – Fiercest Fans”
Beliebers
Harmonizers
Mendes Army
Megatronz
Selenators

“The Buzz – Breakout Artist Of The Year”
Alessia Cara
Daya
DNCE
Hailee Steinfeld
Kelsea Ballerini

“#TRENDING – Favorite Social Media Star”
Alex Aiono
Baby Ariel
Jacob Sartorius
Jake Paul
Jiffpom

“The Freshest – Best New Artist”
Jon Bellion
Jordan Fisher
Julia Michaels
Noah Cyrus
Grace Vanderwaal

“So Happy – Best Song That Makes You Smile”
Can’t Stop The Feeling! – Justin Timberlake
Me Too – Meghan Trainor
Handclap – Fitz & The Tantrums
24K Magic – Bruno Mars
Juju On That Beat – Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall

“XOXO – Best Crush Song”
Let Me Love You (f. Justin Bieber) – DJ Snake
On Purpose – Sabrina Carpenter
Starving (f. Zedd) – Hailee Steinfeld & Grey
Wild (f. Alessia Cara) – Troye Sivan
Yeah Boy – Kelsea Ballerini

“Stuck In Our Heads – Best Song To Lip Sync To”
Bacon – Nick Jonas
Cake By The Ocean – DNCE
Closer (f. Halsey) – The Chainsmokers (TCS)
No – Meghan Trainor
Work – Rihanna

“When The Beat Drops! – Best Dance Track”
Alone – Marshmello
Cold Water (f. Justin Bieber & MØ) – Major Lazer
Don’t Let Me Down (f. Daya) – The Chainsmokers (TCS)
Millionaire (f. Nelly) – Cash Cash & Digital Farm Animals
Never Forget You (f. MNEK) – Zara Larsson

“Heartbreak – Best Breakup Song”
I Hate U, I Love U (f. Olivia O’Brien) – Gnash
Make Me Cry (f. Labrinth) – Noah Cyrus
Shout Out To My Ex – Little Mix
Sorry – Justin Bieber
We Don’t Talk Anymore (f. Selena Gomez) – Charlie Puth

“Play It Again! – Radio Disney Country Favorite Song”
80s Mercedes – Maren Morris
From The Ground Up – Dan + Shay
H.O.L.Y. – Florida Georgia Line
Peter Pan –  Kelsea Ballerini
Think of You (f. Cassadee Pope) – Chris Young

“The Bestest! – Radio Disney Country Favorite Artist”
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Kelsea Ballerini
Maddie & Tae
Sam Hunt

“The Freshest! – Radio Disney Country Best New Artist”
Lauren Alaina
Maren Morris
Old Dominion
RaeLynn
Temecula Road

“I’m With The Band! – Favorite Tour”
Hunter Hayes’ “21 Tour”
Justin Bieber’s “Purpose Tour
Meghan Trainor’s “The Untouchable Tour”
Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato’s “Future Now Tour”
Selena Gomez’s “Revival Tour”

“Mashup! – Best Collaboration”
Beauty and the Beast – Ariana Grande and John Legend
We Don’t Talk Anymore – Charlie Puth and Selena Gomez
Bad Things – MGK X Camila Cabello
Just Hold On – Steve Aoki and Louis Tomlinson
I Don’t Wanna Live Forever – Zayn and Taylor Swift

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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