Selena Gomez has been tapped to headline the Radio Disney Music Awards.
Gomez leads a group of young artists, including Bridgit Mendler, Cody Simpson, YouTube sensation Austin Mahone, Cher Lloyd and Coco Jones, who will perform at L.A. Live’s Nokia Theatre on Saturday, April 27, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Fans will vote on categories like Ultimate Breakout Star: Biggest Viral Artist; XOXO: Best Crush Song; and So FANtastic: Fiercest Fans, among others. The Radio Disney Music Awards will also honor five kids from the U.S. with the Heroes for Change award, recognizing their efforts to make a difference in their communities.
Kids between five and 18 across Radio Disney’s 31 markets will also have a chance to win the Youth Service Award, which awards one child per market with a $500 grant for their community project and invites them to be honored at the awards show with one of their favorite stars.
The Radio Disney Music Awards celebrate the most popular recording artists among kids and tweens. The awards show will be available across multiple platforms, including Vevo, Disney Channel, Radio Disney, and the RadioDisney.com and Disney.com websites.
“The Radio Disney Music Awards are a celebration of our listeners’ passion for music, their favorite artists, and an extension of our promise to provide kids and families with their music, their way,” said Phil Guerini, vp and general manager of Radio Disney. “We are excited to offer kids across the country the chance to be a part of what will be music’s biggest night for kids.”
Tickets are on sale at Ticketmaster.