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April 27

April 27, 2013 – The First Radio Disney Music Awards are Held

“The star power of its presenters and nominees is a testament to the venerable brand that is Mickey Mouse Inc., but also to its commitment to music.”

On April 27, 2013, the first Radio Disney Music Awards were held at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, California. Although similar awards were held in the past, they were an informal special radio program that had its last broadcast in 2007; this ceremony was the first official formal ceremony. 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. Attendees and performers included Bridgit Mendler, Coco Jones, and Selena Gomez. Of the big three awards, Best Music Group went to One Direction, Best Male Artist went to Justin Bieber, and Best Female Artist went to Selena Gomez.

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.

February 7

February 7, 2006 – The Compilation Album Radio Disney Jams, Vol. 8 is Released

“I’m strange and I like it, that’s just the way I am.”

On February 7, 2006, the compilation album Radio Disney Jams, Vol. 8 was released through Walt Disney Records. The album featured songs that were at the top of the charts for the radio station throughout 2006; the artists ranged from Disney Channel stars to pop artists, including The Cheetah Girls, Bowling for Soup, and Rihanna. The compilation album also included a bonus CD that featured music videos of these popular songs.

October 18

October 18, 2008 – Radio Disney Hosts “Planet Premiere” of High School Musical 3: Senior Year Soundtrack

“This is the last chance to make our mark, history will know who we are.”

On October 18,2008, Radio Disney held what they called the “planet premiere” of the soundtrack for the upcoming feature film High School Musical 3: Senior Year, with the soundtrack being released in physical copy three days later. Radio Disney not only played the soundtrack in its entirety, but also interviewed the cast members of the film.

July 23

July 23, 2003 – The Cheetah Girls Single “Cinderella” Premieres on Radio Disney

“I don’t want to be like Cinderella, sittin’ in a dark cold dusty cellar.”

On July 23, 2003, the promotional single “Cinderella” premiered on Radio Disney. Originally recorded by i5, the song was recorded by The Cheetah Girls to promote the film of the same name. It was eventually released for digital download on August 12, 2003, with the music video premiering on Disney Channel the same day. The song was also featured in the film as the band’s audition song for the talent show.

January 31

January 31, 2006 – The Compilation Album Radio Disney Jams, Vol. 8 is Released Through Walt Disney Records

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“I’m strange, and I like it, that’s just the way I am.”

On January 31, 2006, the eighth volume of the compilation series Radio Disney Jams was released through Walt Disney Records. The album not only featured songs that had heavy airplay on Radio Disney, but also those songs that were used to promote Disney Channel programming and Disney animated feature films. Included in the track listing were Sk8er Boi by Avril Lavigne, Shake a Tail Feather by The Cheetah Girls, and Just The Way I Am by Skye Sweetnam. The album would go on to peak at number 70 on the Billboard 200 chart.

August 2

August 2, 2005 – The Compilation Album Radio Disney: Move It is Released Through Walt Disney Records

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“Everybody dance now!”

On August 2, 2005, the Radio Disney compilation album Radio Disney: Move It was released through Walt Disney Records. The album features music designed to make listeners move, and features a variety of dance numbers, ranging from “I Got You” by James Brown, to “Byou” by Cheetah Girl Sabrina Bryan, to “Macarena” by Los Del Rio.

July 22

July 22, 2006 – Radio Disney Holds 10th Birthday Concert

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“We’re excited to bring our listeners and favorite artists together for one night to celebrate music, families, and Radio Disney.”

On July 22, 2006, Radio Disney held a special 10th birthday concert at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, California. The concert featured a mix of Hollywood Records recording artists and Radio Disney staples, including Jesse McCartney, Bowling for Soup, the Cheetah Girls, Aly & AJ, and Everlife. The concert was also broadcast live on the Radio Disney website. A second similar celebration was held in Dallas, Texas a few months later.

December 12

December 12, 2005 – The Cheetah Girls Song “Five More Days ‘til Christmas” Premieres on Radio Disney

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“There’s only five more days ‘til Christmas, you know that I can hardly wait.”

On December 12, 2005, the second single of the Cheetah Girls’ first album and only holiday album Cheetah-licious Christmas, “Five More Days ‘til Christmas,” premiered on Radio Disney. Although officially recognized as their second single, and performed as such on the group’s tour, the single was never released as a digital download.

May 12

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May 12, 2007 – The Aly & AJ Single “Potential Breakup Song” is Released to Radio Disney

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“This is the potential breakup song, our album needs just one, oh baby please, please tell me.”

On May 12, 2007, Hollywood Records artists Aly & AJ released their new single “Potential Breakup Song” was released on Radio Disney. This was the first single from the 2007 album Insomniatic. The lyrics in the Radio Disney version of the song are altered from the original single version, changing “Without me you’re gonna die” to “Without me you’re gonna cry,” as well as adding the word “to” between “gettin’ me” in the chorus. The song was released to mainstream airwaves on June 26, as well as being released for digital download. It peaked at number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, and was certified platinum by the RIAA.