The 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards (RDMAs) are set to take over the Disney Channel on May 1 with some of the biggest names in music, including Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber.
Here’s everything you need to know about the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards, including who’s performing, who’s presenting and how you can tune in.
When is it?
The 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards are set to take place on April 30 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
How can I watch?
Disney Channel Presents the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards will air over two hours on the Disney Channel on May 1 at 7 p.m. EDT, just one day after the ceremony takes place in Los Angeles.
Following the big awards show, highlights from the RDMAs will then be made available via Radio Disney, the official Radio Disney App, the official Disney Channel app, and RadioDisney.com.
Fans will also be given the opportunity to stream the red carpet live online on April 30, as Disney previously announced via Digital Trends that the RDMA red carpet will be available in a state-of-the-art, 360-degree virtual reality feature through the Radio Disney YouTube channel and official website.
A number of huge names are currently scheduled to perform at the 2016 RDMAs, including Ariana Grande, DNCA, Flo Rida, Hailee Steinfeld, Kelsea Ballerini, Laura Marano, Sabrina Carpenter, Zara Larsson, and Sofia Carson.
Radio Disney also revealed that Justin Bieber will be giving a very special performance on the night via video link. According to the Disney radio network, Bieber will be giving fans a “special surprise” during the music awards show in the form of a unique performance from a classroom at a Tulsa, Oklahoma, high school.
Who’s presenting the awards?
This year’s list of RDMA presenters include Alessia Cara, Alli Simpson, Ashley Benson, Ashley Tisdale, Ben Savage, Cameron Boyce, Dan + Shay, Dove Cameron and Ryan McCartan, Fall Out Boy, Forever in Your Mind, Jacob Whitesides, Jordan Fisher, Katherine McNamara & Emeraude Toubia, Lennon & Maisy, Maddie & Tae, Marcus Scribner, Marsai Martin, Miles Brown and Yara Shahidi, Mark Cuban, Pharrell Williams, Rachel Platten, Sonika Vaid, Vanessa Marano, and Zach LaVine.
Who else will be there?
The big names certainly aren’t just confined to the performance slots when it comes to star power at the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards. Radio Disney previously announced that a slew of huge A-list talent will be walking the Los Angeles red carpet, including Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams, Fall Out Boy, Ashley Tisdale, Ben Savage, Ashley Benson, Dan+Shay, Mark Cuban, and Rachel Platten.
Who will win?
While we’ll have to wait until the RDMAs air on the Disney Channel on May 1 to find out who’s taking home the big awards, it was previously announced that The Voice coach Gwen Stefani will definitely be walking home a big winner on the night with a very special award.
Radio Disney revealed earlier this month that Stefani will be honored with the “Hero” award at the big ceremony on April 30, which will be presented to Gwen “in recognition of the positive impact she has on fans, inspiring them to do good” according to Billboard.
Taylor Swift also has a good chance of taking home a few Radio Disney Music Awards this year, as Billboard also reported that the “Shake It Off” singer leads this year’s pack of nominees with six nominations. Justin Bieber is just behind Swift with five nominations, while One Direction are nominated for four.
Will you be tuning in to the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards on May 1? Who do you want to see walk home a RDMA winner?
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