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Selena Gomez, BTS, Meghan Trainor, More Make List Of Radio Disney Music Awards Nominations

Radio Disney reveals the full list of nominees for this year’s RDMA ceremony.

Selena Gomez | Paul Hebert/Disney Channel

The 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards ceremony will be airing later in the year than usual. It will also be taking place on a different night than the past few iterations.

Its emphasis on honoring successful, youth-skewing musicians nonetheless remains intact.

Radio Disney revealed nominations for the 2018 ceremony in a livestream Friday night. Nominees for key awards include Selena Gomez, BTS, Meghan Trainor, Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran.

The show will be taking place Friday, June 22 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. A broadcast of the event will air on Disney Channel at 8PM EDT on June 23.

The nominees follow:

“You Know You Love Them – Best Duo/Group (Presented By KRAFT® Macaroni and Cheese Shapes)”
BTS
Clean Bandit
Echosmith
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5

“The One – Best Artist”
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran
Meghan Trainor
Selena Gomez
Shawn Mendes
Taylor Swift

“The Bestest – Song of the Year”
“Havana” – Camila Cabello
“Look What You Made Me Do” – Taylor Swift
“The Middle” – Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey
“There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” – Shawn Mendes
“Wolves” – Selena Gomez & Marshmello

“XOXO – Best Crush Song”
“I Like Me Better” – Lauv
“Ins and Outs” – Sofia Carson
“Perfect” – Ed Sheeran
“Legends” – Kelsea Ballerini
“Why” – Sabrina Carpenter

“#SQUADGOALS – Fiercest Fans”
BTS Army – BTS
Mellogang – Marshmello
Megatronz – Meghan Trainor
Selenators – Selena Gomez
Mendes Army – Shawn Mendes

“The Buzz – Breakout Artist of the Year”
Camila Cabello
Charlie Puth
Dua Lipa
Halsey
Julia Michaels
Marshmello

“The Freshest – Best New Artist”
Bebe Rexha
Cheat Codes
Hey Violet
Lauv
Why Don’t We

“So Happy – Best Song that Makes You Smile”
“DNA” – BTS
“I Miss Those Days” – Bleachers
“No Excuses” – Meghan Trainor
“One Foot” – Walk the Moon
“So Much More Than This” – Grace VanderWaal

“Doubletap – Favorite Social Music Artist”
Alex Aiono
Carson Lueders
Chloe x Halle
HRVY
Max & Harvey
Rudy Mancuso

“Stuck in Our Heads – Best Song To Lip Sync To”
“Look What You Made Me Do” – Taylor Swift
“New Rules” – Dua Lipa
“Sorry Not Sorry” – Demi Lovato
“These Girls” – Why Don’t We
“This Is Me” – Keala Settle

“When The Beat Drops! – Best Dance Track”
“Friends” – Justin Bieber & BloodPop
“Let Me Go” – Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso f. Florida Georgia Line & watt
“Mic Drop (Steve Aoki Remix)” – BTS
“The Middle” – Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey
“Silence” – Marshmello f. Khalid

“Play It Again! – Radio Disney Country Favorite Song”
“Legends” – Kelsea Ballerini
“Meant To Be” – Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line
“Take Back Home Girl” – Chris Lane & Tori Kelly
“Unforgettable” – Thomas Rhett
“You Broke Up With Me” – Walker Hayes

“The Bestest! – Radio Disney Country Favorite Artist”
Florida Georgia Line
Kelsea Ballerini
Luke Bryan
Maren Morris
Thomas Rhett

“The Freshest! – Radio Disney Country Best New Artist”
Carly Pearce
Devin Dawson
Jillian Jacqueline
Jordan Davis
LANCO

“Mashup! – Best Collaboration”
“Meant To Be” – Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line
“No Promises” – Cheat Codes & Demi Lovato
“Mi Gente” – J Balvin & Willy William
“It Ain’t Me” – Kygo & Selena Gomez
“The Middle” – Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey

Written by Ben Johnson

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Today, he focuses intently on movie and box office coverage. He also contributes stories on alternative areas like pro wrestling and mixed martial arts.

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