Radio Disney Music Awards
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Radio Disney Music Awards

Radio Disney Music Awards
2018 Radio Disney Music Awards
RDMA 2018 Logo.png
Sponsored byRadio Disney
CountryUnited States
Hosted byMadison Helene Kiper
Reward(s)"Golden Mickey" trophy
First awardedDecember 23, 2001; 17 years ago (2001-12-23)
WebsiteOfficial website
Television/radio coverage
NetworkRadio Disney
Disney Channel
Disney International HD
Runtime150 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,[1] it was broadcast only on Radio Disney, but later began being televised on Disney Channel from 2014 on.[2][3]


The awards honor the year's achievements in music, mainly in the teen pop genre, and are awarded based on popular vote from the network's listeners via online voting. The trophy awarded to a winner is known as the "Golden Mickey", a gold-colored statuette with a silhouette figure of Mickey Mouse donning headphones nicknamed the "Ardy", representing Radio Disney's initials. Before 2014, the ceremony was not televised beyond commercial interstitial segments for Disney Channel to promote their sister radio network. As of the seventh annual ceremony on April 26, 2014, the ceremony began to be televised in full a day after a tape delay, as the network attempts to compete with Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards in airing awards programming. Starting in 2016, Canada was able to vote for the first time, as Disney programming formerly under the control of Family Channel is now carried by Disney-branded Corus Entertainment networks in both English and French.[4][5]

Awards events

Award categories



Special awards

Radio Disney's "Golden Mickey" award trophys.

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 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.[26]
  • 2014: Arianna Lopez, Matthew Kaplan and Yossymar Rojas.[27]
  • 2016: Whitney Stewart and Braeden Mannering.[28]

Other special awards


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

Most wins

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

10 nominations


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