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2017 Radio Disney Music Awards
Host Kelsea Ballerini
Sofia Carson
Jordan Fisher
Jenna Ortega
Alex Aiono
Date April 29, 2017 (ceremony)
April 30, 2017 (air)
Location Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California
Television coverage
Network Radio Disney
Disney Channel
Runtime 99 minutes
Viewership 1.70 million
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The 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards was held on April 29, 2017, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. The ceremony was shown on Radio Disney and Disney Channel the following night on April 30, 2017 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. (EDT).


On January 25, 2017, Radio Disney announced the five hosts of the 2017 edition: the singers Jordan Fisher, Kelsea Ballerini and Sofia Carson, the actress Jenna Ortega and Radio Disney's host Alex Aiono were chosen. The artists were chosen through a Twitter poll, where the audience indicated the names that should be invited. Tickets to attend the award show were available on March 3, 2017.


Artist(s) Song(s)
Jordan Fisher
Auli'i Cravalho
Alessia Cara
"You're Welcome"
"How Far I'll Go"
Hailee Steinfeld "Most Girls"
Julia Michaels "Issues"
Kelsea Ballerini "Love Me Like You Mean It"
"Yeah Boy"
"Peter Pan"
Noah Cyrus "Make Me (Cry)"
Lindsey Stirling "Hold My Heart" (only violin)
Sabrina Carpenter "Thumbs"
Kelsea Ballerini
Hailee Steinfeld
Sofia Carson
Jamie Lynn Spears
Tribute to Britney Spears
"Oops!... I Did It Again"
"...Baby One More Time"
"Till the World Ends"
Train "Play That Song"
Alessia Cara "Scars to Your Beautiful"
Grace VanderWaal "I Don't Know My Name"
Erin Bowman "Good Time Good Life"
Fitz and the Tantrums "HandClap"

Winners and Nominees

  • The nominees were announced on March 3, 2017.
  • Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.
Best Female Artist Best Male Artist
Best Group
(presented by Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Shapes)
Song of the Year
Favorite Social Media Star
(presented by Lele Pons, Madison Hu and Olivia Rodrigo)
Breakout Artist of the Year
(presented by Camila Cabello)
Best New Artist
(presented by Skylar Stecker and China Anne McClain)
Best Collaboration
(presented by Bea Miller)
Best Crush Song Fiercest Fans
Best Song That Makes You Smile Best Song to Lip Sync To
(presented by Baby Ariel and Brent Rivera)
Best Song To Dance To Best Breakup Song
  • "Cold Water" - Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and
    • "Alone" - Marshmello
    • "Don't Let Me Down" - The Chainsmokers featuring Daya
    • "Millionaire" - Cash Cash and Digital Farm Animals featuring Nelly
    • "Never Forget You" - Zara Larsson and MNEK
Favorite Tour Country Favorite Artist
(presented by Hayley Orrantia)
Country Best New Artist Country Favorite Song
Best Dance Track
(presented by Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2)
Hero Award
(presented by Jack Black)
  • "Cold Water" - Major Lazer feat. Justin Bieber &
    • "Don't Let Me Down" - The Chainsmokers feat. Daya
    • Millionaire" - Cash Cash & Digital Farm Animals
    • "Never Forget You" - Zara Larsson feat. MNEK
    • "Alone" - Marshmello
Nick Jonas
Icon Award
(presented by Jamie Lynn Spears)
Britney Spears
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