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April 25

April 25, 2015 – The Third Radio Disney Music Awards are Held at the Microsoft Theater

“Music’s biggest event for families – the Radio Disney Music Awards are coming!”

On April 25, 2015, the third Radio Disney Music Awards were held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. The awards themselves have viewers and listeners determine the winners through weeks of submitting their votes through various messaging methods, such as text messaging and social media channels. The award winners feature a variety of musical artists, ranging from Disney Channel stars to big-name pop artists. Of the big three awards, Best Music Group went to girl group Fifth Harmony, Best Male Artist went to Ed Sheeran, and Best Female Artist went to Ariana Grande. Jennifer Lopez was awarded the special Hero Award in recognition for her service to women and children through the Lopez Family Foundation.

April 14

April 14, 2010 – Lyric Street Records Officially Closes

“The Lyric Street team has had an amazing run, building a slate of well-known artists including the superstar act, Rascal Flatts.” – Chairman of Disney Music Group, Bob Cavallo

On April 14, 2010, the Disney-owned country record label Lyric Street Records officially closed its operations. The label opened in 1997, with sister label Carolwood being created in 2008. Both labels were closed as part of Disney’s streamlined priorities, and executives were actively looking for new labels for their big artists, such as Rascal Flatts and Bucky Covington.

March 25

March 25, 1991 – Dick Tracy Wins Three Academy Awards

“Baby, you’re mine on a platter, I always get my man.”

On March 25, 1991, the 63rd Academy Awards were held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. At this ceremony, the Touchstone Pictures film Dick Tracey, nominated for seven awards, walked away with three: Best Original Song for ”Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man),” awarded to Stephen Sondheim; Best Art Direction, awarded to Richard Sylbert for Art Direction and Rick Simpson for Set Direction; and Best Makeup for John Caglione Jr. and Doug Drexler.

March 24

March 24, 2002 – “If I Didn’t Have You” from Monsters, Inc. Wins Academy Award

“You and me together, that’s how it always should be, one without the other, don’t mean nothing to me, nothing to me…”

On March 24, 2002, the 74th Academy Awards were held at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles, California. Although nominated for three awards, the Pixar animated feature film Monsters, Inc. only managed to walk away with one: the Academy Award for Best Original Song, awarded to Randy Newman for “If I Didn’t Have You.” This song beat out the likes of “May It Be” by Enya, Nicky Ryan, and Roma Ryan (written for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring); “There You’ll Be” by Diane Warren (written for Pearl Harbor); “Until…” by Sting (written for Kate & Leopold); and “Vanilla Sky” by Paul McCartney (written for Vanilla Sky).

March 18

March 18, 2003 – The Soundtrack for Piglet’s Big Movie is Released Through Walt Disney Records

“Can I walk around my shadow once before it disappears into the sun?”

On March 18, 2003, the soundtrack for the animated film Piglet’s Big Movie was released through Watl Disney Records. It featured seven new songs by singer-songwriter Carly Simon, as well as her cover of the “Winnie the Pooh” theme song originally written by the Sherman Brothers. The soundtrack also featured demo versions of the songs Simon wrote for the film, as well as pieces of the score by Carl Johnson.

February 19

February 19, 2010 – The Alice in Wonderland Great Big Ultimate Fan Event is Held at Hollywood & Highland Center

“How is it you’re being so great big? ~ Tweedledee to Alice—she’s eaten far too much cake and grown to enormous heights”

On February 19, 2010, to promote the concept album inspired by the upcoming live action film Alice in Wonderland, Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Records, in conjunction with Hot Topic, KIIS-FM, and MySpace, hosted the Great Big Ultimate Fan Event. Four musical artists featured on the album were on hand to perform, including 3OH!3, Metro Station, Kerli, and Never Shout Never. Actors from the film were also available for special meet-and-greets with fans, including Mia Wasikowska, Anne Hathaway, and Helena Bonham Carter. Other special surprises were planned for guests, including a Wonderland-style makeover for the Hollywood Hot Topic store inside the facility where the event was held.

February 16

February 16, 1993 – The Television Special For Our Children: The Concert Airs on Disney Channel

“Some of the biggest names in the music industry came together to give a concert for children.”

On February 16, 1993, the televised benefit For Our Children: The Concert aired on Disney Channel. This two-hour special featured a variety of performers singing songs and raising money for the Pediatric AIDS Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to the research and prevention of HIV and AIDS. Some of the artists featured included Paula Abdul, Celine Dion, Woody Harrelson, Neil Patrick Harris, and Salt ‘N’ Pepa. An album of the event was also released this day through Walt Disney Records.