The most popular recording artists among kids and tweens will be celebrated during the Radio Disney Music Awards SATURDAY, APRIL 27 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, it was announced today by Phil Guerini, Vice President and General Manager, Radio Disney. Selena Gomez, Bridgit Mendler, Cody Simpson, Austin Mahone and Coco Jones are scheduled to perform at the event; tickets go on sale today, Wednesday, February 27 at Ticketmaster.com.
Recognizing viewing habits of its young demographic, kids and tweens that utilize digital platforms and new technology to discover and listen to music, Radio Disney will present the Radio Disney Music Awards in segments, across multiple platforms: on Vevo and on Disney Channel, Radio Disney, RadioDisney.com and Disney.com.
Guerini said, “The Radio Disney Music Awards are a celebration of our listeners’ passion for music, their favorite artists, and an extension of our promise to provide kids and families with their music, their way. We are excited to offer kids across the country the chance to be a part of what will be music’s biggest night for kids.”
Fans will be invited to vote on categories including “Ultimate Breakout Star – Biggest Viral Artist,” “XOXO – Best Crush Song” and “So FANtastic- Fiercest Fans,” among others. The award show will also honor five kids from across the country with the “Heroes For Change” award in recognition of their efforts to make a difference in their communities. Additionally, in collaboration with Disney Friends For Change, kids between the ages of five and 18 across Radio Disney’s 31 markets are invited to enter for a chance to win a Youth Service Award, which provides one kid from each market with a $500 grant to benefit their community project and a chance to be honored live on-stage at the Radio Disney Music Awards with one of their favorite stars.
The night’s currently scheduled lineup of featured performances comes from artists across major record labels including Atlantic Records, Epic Records, Universal Republic Records and Hollywood Records. Headlining the event is actress and multiplatinum recording artist Selena Gomez. Other performers include platinum-selling recording artist Cher Lloyd, a finalist on season seven of “The X Factor” (UK); actress and certified gold pop artist Bridgit Mendler; 16-year-old pop star Cody Simpson; YouTube sensation Austin Mahone, one of Taylor Swift’s opening acts on her highly anticipated Red Tour; and actress, singer/songwriter and former Radio Disney “N.B.T.” artist Coco Jones.
Radio Disney is the #1, 24-hour radio network devoted to kids, tweens and families. Kids help pick the music that is played and are encouraged to interact via a toll-free phone line to the Radio Disney studio. The network’s current playlist, driven by listener requests and representing major record labels, includes recording artists Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, One Direction, Katy Perry, Cody Simpson, Carly Rae Jepsen and Cher Lloyd. The network is available on 31 owned terrestrial radio stations and is also available via RadioDisney.com, Sirius XM satellite radio on channel 79, iTunes Radio Tuner, mobile phones, the Radio Disney iPhone and Android Apps, and the Radio Disney Facebook page.