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2016 Radio Disney Music Awards
Date April 30, 2016 (ceremony)
May 1, 2016 (aired)
Location Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California
Television coverage
Network Radio Disney
Disney Channel
Viewership 2.24 million
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The 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards were held and filmed on April 30, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. The ceremony premiered on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 7/6c on Radio Disney and Disney Channel. Scooter Braun was announced as creative executive-producer this year. This year's show also introduced new categories including Country Music Awards in honor of the newly opened, Radio Disney Country.


Radio Disney DJ Brooke Taylor and American singer Alex Aiono were announced as the red carpet presenters. On April 28, 2016, Radio Disney and Disney Channel announced it has partnered with Immersive Media, a virtual reality company, to live-stream the red carpet. The virtual content was viewable on tablets and mobile devices.


Artist(s) Song(s)
Flo Rida "My House"
Ariana Grande "Dangerous Woman"
Hailee Steinfeld
Hudson Thames
Joe Jonas
"Love Myself" / "How I Want Ya'" / "Rock Bottom"
Jordan Smith "Stand in the Light"
Sabrina Carpenter "Smoke and Fire"
Laura Marano

Seth Wohl


“Sun to the Moon”

Sofia Carson "Love Is the Name"
Justin Bieber "Love Yourself"
(previously recorded in a special pocket show)
Kelsea Ballerini "Peter Pan"
Daya "Hide Away"
Gwen Stefani "Make Me Like You"
Zara Larsson "Never Forget You"
DNCE "Cake by the Ocean"


Winners and Nominees

The nominees were announced on March 4, 2016. The winners were revealed on April 30, 2016.

Best Female Artist Best Male Artist
Best Music Group Song of the Year
Breakout Artist of the Year Best New Artist
Fiercest Fans Best Song That Makes You Smile
Best Crush Song Best Song To Lip Sync To
Best Anthem Best Song To Dance To
  • "Focus" - Ariana Grande
  • "Break a Sweat" - Becky G
  • "Uma Thurman" - Fall Out Boy
  • "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" - Silento
Best Breakup Song Radio Disney's Most Talked About Artist
Artist With The Best Style Country Favorite Artist
Country Favorite Song Hero Award
  • "Fly" - Maddie & Tae
  • "Dibs" - Kelsea Ballerini
  • "God Made Girls" - RaeLynn
  • "Nothin' Like You" - Dan + Shay
Gwen Stefani
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