Radio Disney Music Awards 2018: Shawn Mendes and Meghan Trainor Dominate Nominations

The two musicians are up for three awards, including The One – Best Artist and SQUADGOALS – Fiercest Fans.

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The nominees for the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards were announced during a live stream on Friday, April 27. Shawn Mendes and Meghan Trainor are leading the pack with three nominations apiece. They are pitted against each other in two categories, The One – Best Artist and #SQUADGOALS – Fiercest Fans.

The duo are battling it out for The One – Best Artist along with Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift. In #SQUADGOALS – Fiercest Fans category, they are joined in the stiff competition by Bangtan Boys a.k.a. BTS and Marshmello.

Shawn is additionally nominated for The Bestest – Song of the Year for his hit single “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”. The song join other nominated songs in the category, including Selena and Marshmello’s “Wolves” and Taylor’s “Look What You Made Me Do”.

Meanwhile, Meghan scores another nod for So Happy – Best Song That Makes You Smile, thanks to her song “No Excuses”. Other nominees in the category include BTS’ “DNA”, Walk the Moon‘s “One Foot” and Grace VanderWaal‘s “So Much More Than This”.

Trailing behind Shawn and Meghan is Camila Cabello, who is nominated in two categories. She joins Shawn in The Bestest – Song of the Year category for her hit song “Havana” featuring Young Thug as well as The Buzz – Breakout Artist of the Year.

Fans around the world will be able to vote for their favorite nominees starting from April 27 to June 3 on Disney’s official website, the Radio Disney app, the DisneyNOW app, Google Search Voting and Radio Disney’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

The winners will be announced in a live ceremony which will take place on June 23 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.

You Know You Love Them – Best Duo/group (Presented by KRAFT Macaroni and Cheese Shapes):

  • Bangtan Boys a.k.a. 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:

  • Camila Cabello – “Havana”
  • Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do”
  • Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey – “The Middle”
  • Shawn Mendes – “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back”
  • Selena Gomez and Marshmello – “Wolves”

XOXO – Best Crush Song:

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

#SQUADGOALS – Fiercest Fans:

  • Bangtan Boys a.k.a BTS – BTS Army
  • Marshmello – Mellogang
  • Meghan Trainor – Megatronz
  • Selena Gomez – Selenators
  • Shawn Mendes – Mendes Army

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:

  • Bangtan Boys a.k.a. BTS – “DNA”
  • Bleachers – “I Miss Those Days”
  • Meghan Trainor – “No Excuses”
  • Walk the Moon – “One Foot”
  • Grace VanderWaal – “So Much More Than This”

Doubletap – Favorite Social Music Artist:

  • Alex Aiono
  • Cardon Lueders
  • Chloe x Halle
  • HRVY
  • Max & Harvey
  • Rudy Mancuso

Stuck in Our Head – Best Song to Lip Sync to:

  • Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do”
  • Dua Lipa – “New Rules”
  • Demi Lovato – “Sorry Not Sorry”
  • Why Don’t We – “These Girls”
  • Keala Settle – “This Is Me”

When the Beat Drops! – Best Dance Track:

  • Justin Bieber and BloodPop – “Friends”
  • Hailee Steinfeld and Alesso ft. Florida Georgia Line and Watt – “Let Me Go”
  • Bangtan Boys a.k.a. BTS – “Mic Drop (Steve Aoki Remix)”
  • Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey – “The Middle”
  • Marshmello ft. Khalid – “Silence”

Play It Again! – Radio Disney Country Favorite Song:

  • Kelsea Ballerini – “Legends”
  • Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line – “Meant to Be”
  • Chris Lane and Tori Kelly – “Take Back Home Girl”
  • Thomas Rhett – “Unforgettable”
  • Walker Hayes – “You Broke Up with Me”

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 Jacqualine
  • Jordan Davis
  • LANCO

Mashup! – Best Collaboration:

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

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