RDMA 2017

Radio Disney Music Awards 2017

While in LA for the #GOTGVol2Event, we went to a little party for the Radio Disney Music Awards (RDMA 2017). The event was hosted by none other than Candice Huckeba, a radio personality on Radio Disney weekdays from 2-6. We had some appropriately named party snacks and played a little trivia. A perfect little set up easy to duplicate to host an RDMA 2017 party this weekend.

RDMA 2017

The 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards (RDMA), music’s biggest event for families, will take place SATURDAY, APRIL 29 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Now in its fifth year, “Disney Channel Presents The 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards,” a special two-hour telecast will be presented SUNDAY, APRIL 30 (7:00 – 9:00 p.m., EDT) on Disney Channel.

The fifth anniversary show will be hosted by Grammy Award-nominee Kelsea Ballerini, Broadway’s “Hamilton” star and Hollywood Records recording artist Jordan Fisher, Disney’s “Descendants” star and Hollywood Records recording artist Sofia Carson, Interscope Records recording artist and Radio Disney host Alex Aiono, and Disney Channel star Jenna Ortega (“Stuck in the Middle”). Nick Jonas will receive the 2017 ‘Hero’ Award, presented by Jack Black. More performers and presenters to be announced.

Britney Spears!

Grammy Award-winning Spears is the first-ever recipient of the RDMA Icon Award which recognizes an artist whose career transcends popular culture. Her music began playing on Radio Disney in 1998.

Who’s nominated? 

“You Know You Love Them – Best Group (Presented By KRAFT Macaroni and Cheese Shapes)”

  • DNCE
  • Fifth Harmony
  • One Direction
  • The Chainsmokers (TCS)
  • Twenty One Pilots

“He’s The One – Best Male Artist”

  • Bruno Mars
  • Justin Bieber
  • Niall Horan
  • Nick Jonas
  • Shawn Mendes

“She’s The One – Best Female Artist”

  • Ariana Grande
  • Katy Perry
  • Lady Gaga
  • Meghan Trainor
  • Selena Gomez

“The Bestest – Song Of The Year”

  • “Cake By The Ocean” – DNCE
  • “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” – Justin Timberlake
  • “Closer” (f. Halsey) – The Chainsmokers (TCS)
  • “Sit Still, Look Pretty” – Daya
  • “Treat You Better” – Shawn Mendes

“#SQUADGOALS – Fiercest Fans”

  • Beliebers
  • Harmonizers
  • Mendes Army
  • Megatronz
  • Selenators

“The Buzz – Breakout Artist Of The Year”

  • Alessia Cara
  • Daya
  • DNCE
  • Hailee Steinfeld
  • Kelsea Ballerini

“#TRENDING – Favorite Social Media Star”

  • Alex Aiono
  • Baby Ariel
  • Jacob Sartorius
  • Jake Paul
  • Jiffpom

“The Freshest – Best New Artist”

  • Jon Bellion
  • Jordan Fisher
  • Julia Michaels
  • Noah Cyrus
  • Grace Vanderwaal

“So Happy – Best Song That Makes You Smile”

  • “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” – Justin Timberlake
  • “Me Too” – Meghan Trainor
  • “Handclap” – Fitz & The Tantrums
  • “24K Magic” – Bruno Mars
  • “Juju On That Beat” – Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall

“XOXO – Best Crush Song”

  • “Let Me Love You” (f. Justin Bieber) – DJ Snake
  • “On Purpose” – Sabrina Carpenter
  • “Starving” (f. Zedd) – Hailee Steinfeld & Grey
  • “Wild” (f. Alessia Cara) – Troye Sivan
  • “Yeah Boy” – Kelsea Ballerini

“Stuck In Our Heads – Best Song To Lip Sync To”

  • “Bacon” – Nick Jonas
  • “Cake By The Ocean” – DNCE
  • “Closer” (f. Halsey) – The Chainsmokers (TCS)
  • “No” – Meghan Trainor
  • “Work” – Rihanna

“When The Beat Drops! – Best Dance Track”

  • “Alone” – Marshmello
  • “Cold Water” (f. Justin Bieber & MØ) – Major Lazer
  • “Don’t Let Me Down” (f. Daya) – The Chainsmokers (TCS)
  • “Millionaire” (f. Nelly) – Cash Cash & Digital Farm Animals
  • “Never Forget You” (f. MNEK) – Zara Larsson

“Heartbreak – Best Breakup Song”

  • “I Hate U, I Love U” (f. Olivia O’Brien) – Gnash
  • “Make Me Cry” (f. Labrinth) – Noah Cyrus
  • “Shout Out To My Ex” – Little Mix
  • “Sorry” – Justin Bieber
  • “We Don’t Talk Anymore” (f. Selena Gomez) – Charlie Puth

“Play It Again! – Radio Disney Country Favorite Song”

  • “0s Mercedes” – Maren Morris
  • “From The Ground Up” – Dan + Shay
  • “H.O.L.Y.” – Florida Georgia Line
  • “Peter Pan” – Kelsea Ballerini
  • “Think of You” (f. Cassadee Pope) – Chris Young

“The Bestest! – Radio Disney Country Favorite Artist”

  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Maddie & Tae
  • Sam Hunt

“The Freshest! – Radio Disney Country Best New Artist”

  • Lauren Alaina
  • Maren Morris
  • Old Dominion
  • RaeLynn
  • Temecula Road

“I’m With The Band! – Favorite Tour”

  • Hunter Hayes’ “21 Tour”
  • Justin Bieber’s “Purpose Tour
  • Meghan Trainor’s “The Untouchable Tour”
  • Nick Jonas & Demi Lovato’s “Future Now Tour”
  • Selena Gomez’s “Revival Tour”

“Mashup! – Best Collaboration”

  • “Beauty & The Beast” – Ariana Grande & John Legend
  • “We Don’t Talk Anymore” – Charlie Puth & Selena Gomez
  • “Bad Things” – MGK X Camila Cabello
  • “Just Hold On” – Steve Aoki & Louis Tomlinson
  • “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” – Zayn & Taylor Swift

Time to party! 

Let’s talk food ideas. During the RDMA 2017 event, we had some treats that had some PUN-ny names.

If you have watched RDMAs in the past, you will want to download these trivia questions for a little friendly competition! During the event Candice challenged us with these questions. 

Radio Disney Music Awards Trivia Questions

  1. RDMA is music’s biggest event for families – who of our five RDMA hosts has five siblings in real life? (Answer: Jenna Ortega)
  2. Which 2017 RDMA performer had their first hit single in 1998? (Answer: Train)
  3. Finish the lyric of RDMA performer Train: “Now she’s back in the atmosphere_____________” (Answer: with drops of Jupiter in her hair)
  4. In Fitz and The Tantrums’ hit song “HandClap,” how many claps go after the lyric, “I can make your hands clap”? (Answer: five)
  5. 2017 RDMA Icon Award recipient Britney Spears used to be on Disney Channel – what year did she first appear in the Mickey Mouse Club? (Answer: 1989)
  6. Nick Jonas is the recipient of the 2017 RDMA Hero Award for charitable contributions, but he also presented the award to a former ‘Hero’ – who was it? (Answer: Jennifer Lopez)
  7. Which 2017 RDMA performer was nominated for a 2017 Golden Globe for her performance in “The Edge of Seventeen?” (Answer: Hailee Steinfeld)
  8. Which Grammy Award was 2017 RDMA performer Kelsea Ballerini nominated for this year? (Answer: Best New Artist) (Hint: She won this same award at the 2016 RDMA)
  9. Which two of the five 2017 RDMA hosts performed at the 2016 RDMA? (Answer: Kelsea Ballerini and Sofia Carson)
  10. Which 2017 RDMA performer competed on a season of “America’s Got Talent” – and won? (Answer: Grace VanderWaal)
  11. Finish the lyric of 2017 RDMA performer Sabrina Carpenter: “That’s just the way of the world, and so ­­­___________ (Answer: “They gonna keep on twiddlin’ them thumbs”)
  12. 2017 RDMA host and viral recording artist Alex Aiono got his start on which social platform? (Answer: YouTube)
  13. Which 2017 RDMA host stars in an upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie? (Answer: Sofia Carson, “Descendants 2”)
  14. Before landing his role in the Broadway musical “Hamilton,” which two Disney Channel Original Movies has 2017 RDMA host and performer Jordan Fisher appeared in? (Answer: “Teen Beach Movie” and “Teen Beach 2”)
  15. The RDMAs will feature the exclusive world premiere of “Ways to Be Wicked” from “Descendants 2.” What was the lead single from the first “Descendants” movie? (Answer: “Rotten To The Core”)
  16. Finish the lyric of 2017 RDMA performer Kelsea Ballerini: “You’re just a lost boy, with your head up in the clouds; you’re just a lost boy, ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_________ (Answer: “Never keep your feet on the ground”)
  17. Which 2017 RDMA performer has co-written songs for Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez? (Answer: Julia Michaels)
  18. Finish the lyric of 2017 RDMA performer Noah Cyrus: “I never hated you like I do right now, ­­­­­­­­­­_________ (Answer: “‘Cause all you ever do is make me cry, cry, cry”


“The 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards, music’s biggest event for families, airs SUNDAY, APRIL 30 (7:00-9:00 p.m.) on Disney Channel and multiple Disney-branded platforms. With more performances than ever, the fifth-anniversary show will have something that everyone in the family can enjoy.”


RADIO DISNEY MUSIC AWARDS (premieres Sunday, April 30th at 7/6c on Disney Channel)

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I attended the #GOTGVol2Event and #RDMAEvent to share my experience with my readers. All opinions are my own.


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