The 2013 Radio Disney Awards were all about bright colors and big stars, featuring appearances from Selena Gomez, Cody Simpson and Bridgit Mendler, among others. The event, which happened on April 27th at the Nokia Theater in L.A., honored popular young musicians — and many of the attendees had current or former ties to Disney and Nickelodeon family shows.
Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and One Direction were among the winners tonight at the Radio Disney Music Awards (RDMA). The awards show, a celebration of music’s most popular young artists as voted on by kid and tween fans, took place at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE and included performances by Gomez, Cher Lloyd, Bridgit Mendler, Cody Simpson, Mindless Behavior, Austin Mahone and Coco Jones.
The RDMA show will be presented Saturday, May 4 on the popular WATCH Disney Channel app available on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, as well as online at WATCHDisneyChannel.com. Disney Channel presents a special “RDMA Weekend” showcasing performances and winner highlights, airing nightly beginning at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT. Awards Show Premieres on WATCH Disney Channel App and Radio Disney on Saturday, May 4
Following are the winners of the 2013 Radio Disney Music Awards:
They’re The One – Best Music Group:
Ultimate Breakout Star – Biggest Viral Artist:
The Bestest – Song Of The Year:
I Knew You Were Trouble – Taylor Swift
He’s The One – Best Male Artist:
She’s The One – Best Female Artist:
Hit The Road – Best Break Up Song:
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift
XOXO – Best Crush Song:
Had Me @ Hello – Olivia Holt
Radio Disney Live – Best Acoustic Performance:
Ready Or Not – Bridgit Mendler
Funniest Celebrity Take:
Sandwich Rap – Coco Jones
Video VIP – Best Music Video:
Heard It On The Radio – Ross Lynch
So FANTastic – Fiercest Fans:
In addition to the music awards, five kids from across the country received the “Heroes For Change” Award in recognition of their efforts to make a difference in their communities. Each honoree was recognized on stage alongside their favorite stars: Selena Gomez presented to Misha Ahmad on behalf of UNICEF; “Shake It Up” stars Caroline Sunshine and Adam Irigoyen presented to Denzell Perry for Boys & Girls Club of America; Jeff Corwin (“Litton’s Weekend Adventure”) presented to Dara Reyes for the National Park Foundation; Debby Ryan (“Jessie”) presented to Ben Harowitz for Free the Children; and Bella Thorne (“Shake It Up”) presented to Mary Dawson for Youth Service America. Additionally, Ellen DeGeneres, The Wanted, Carly Rae Jepsen and Justin Bieber appeared via video to present a Special Recognition Award to manager Scooter Braun for his charitable work with Pencils of Promise.