RDMA Nominations: Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor Compete for Key Awards

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The Radio Disney Music Awards nominations have been announced, and they reveal some very interesting matchups.

Two races, for instance, find Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor and Ariana Grande in competition. The three female superstars will compete for the song of the year and best female artist prizes.

Grande and Swift also square off in the Most Talked About Artist category, while Swift and Trainor are both up for Best Song to Dance To.

Not simply juicy when it comes to solo artists, the nominations list also has girl group Fifth Harmony and boy band One Direction doing battle in a pair of races. The “X Factor” groups are nominated in the Best Group and Fiercest Fans races.

The full list of nominees also includes popular names like Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, 5 Seconds of Summer, Ed Sheeran, Pharrell, Echosmith and Charli XCX. That list is below.

Voting is open on the official RDMA website. The awards ceremony takes place on April 25.

XOXO (Best Crush Song):
Sabrina Carpenter – Can’t Blame a Girl for Trying
Nick Jonas – Jealous
One Direction – Steal My Girl

Musical Mashup (Best Collaboration):
Demi Lovato ft. Cher Lloyd – Really Don’t Care
Olly Murs ft. Travie McCoy – Wrapped Up
The Vamps ft. Demi Lovato – Somebody to You

#Cool (Radio Disney’s Most Talked About Artist)
Ariana Grande
Taylor Swift
5 Seconds of Summer

You’re So Fancy (Best Style)
Becky G
Ariana Grande

So Happy (Best Song that Makes You Smile)
Maroon 5 – Sugar
R5 – Smile
Happy – Pharrell

That’s My Jam (Best Song to Rock Out to With Your BFF)
Bea Miller – Young Blood
Echosmith – Cool Kids
Sheppard – Geronimo

They’re the One (Best Group)
Fifth Harmony
One Direction
5 Seconds of Summer

So Fantastic (Fiercest Fans)
One Direction – Directioners
Fifth Harmony – Harmonizers
R5 – R5Family

He’s the One (Best Male Artist)
Nick Jonas
Ed Sheeran

Hit the Road (Best Breakup Song)
Demi Lovato ft. Cher Lloyd – Really Don’t Care
Selena Gomez – The Heart Wants What it Wants
Jacob Latimore – Heartbreak Heard Around the World

The Freshest (Best New Artist)
Charli XCX
Shawn Mendes

She’s the One (Best Female Artist)
Taylor Swift
Meghan Trainor
Ariana Grande

The Bestest (Song of the Year)
Taylor Swift – Shake it Off
Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass
Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea – Problem

MOVE! (Best Song to Dance To)
Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass
Taylor Swift – Shake it Off
Eden xo – Too Cool to Dance

Stuck in Our Heads (Catchiest New Song)
Fifth Harmony – Bo$$
MKTO – Classic
Becky G – Shower

Written by Brian Cantor

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