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Radio Disney Music Awards
Country United States
Reward "Golden Mickey" trophy
First awarded December 23, 2001; 21 years ago (2001-12-23)
Television coverage
Network Radio Disney (radio)
Disney Channel (television)
Runtime 150 minutes (radio)
120 minutes (television)

The Radio Disney Music Awards (RDMA) is an annual awards show operated and governed by Radio Disney, an American radio network. Beginning in 2001, the show was originally broadcast only on Radio Disney, but later began being televised on Disney Channel from 2013 onwards.

With Radio Disney initially shutting down, it is unknown if the award ceremony will continue.

Awards events

Year Location Performers
2001 Radio Disney
Burbank, California
(Audio-only recording)
No performances
2008–12 No ceremonies held
2013 Microsoft Theater
Los Angeles
2018 Dolby Theatre
Los Angeles
2019 CBS Studio Center
Los Angeles
2021 TBA

Award categories



Special awards

Radio Disney Golden Mickey awards
Radio Disney's "Golden Mickey" award trophys.

Impact Award

Impact Award is in recognition of an artist's influence on the world of entertainment and society, across generations of music enthusiasts.

Hero Award

Hero Award is an honor for contribution for the charitable work.

Icon Award

Icon Award is an honor for the music contribution and influence with the teenagers by long-time career artists.

Heroes for Change Award

Heroes for Change Award is an honor for young non-artists who make a difference in the world with charitable work.

  • 2013: Mary Dawson, Ben Harowitz, Misha Ahmad, Dara Reyes and Denzell Perry.
  • 2014: Arianna Lopez, Matthew Kaplan and Yossymar Rojas.
  • 2016: Whitney Stewart and Braeden Mannering.

Other special awards

  • 2014: Chart Topper Award to Ariana Grande for her impact on the charts.
  • 2014: Show Stopper Award to R5 for their sold-out shows on Louder Tour.


Below are the current rankings for the most wins and most nominated artist among female and male:

Most wins

Rank 1st 2nd 3rd
Artist Hilary Duff Fifth Harmony
Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift
Avril Lavigne
Miley Cyrus
Total 21 8 7

Most nominations

This is a list of multiple nominated performers and actors with 10 or more career nominations. Hilary Duff is currently the most nominated performer with 35 nominations.

35 nominations

22 nominations

21 nominations

19 nominations

17 nominations

16 nominations

15 nominations

14 nominations

11 nominations

  • R5

10 nominations

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