Kelly Clarkson is set to receive the Icon Award, and will perform a medley of her hits at the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards, which will be presented June 22 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Disney Channel will televise the show June 23 from 8-10 p.m. ET/PT. People can also access the show on Radio Disney, the Radio Disney app, the DisneyNOW app and the Disney Radio Music Awards website.
Clarkson, who was the first winner of "American Idol" in 2002, isn't the only "American Idol' winner getting a special spotlight at the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards. As previously reported, Carrie Underwood (who was the winner of "American Idol" in 2005) will receive the Hero Award for her charity work. Underwood and Ludacris will perform their hit "The Champion" for the first time on the award show. Other announced performers at the ceremony are Meghan Trainor, Charlie Puth, Marshmello, Echosmith and "American Idol" 2018 winner Maddie Poppe.
The Radio Disney Music Awards honor artists whose music is played on Radio Disney. Voting is done online by fans. BTS, Selena Gomez, Marshmello and Maren Morris have the most nominations (four each) going into the 2018 ceremony.
Presenters at the award show will include stars of Disney Channel’s hit series “Andi Mack,” Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph of Freeform’s “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger,” singer Sabrina Carpenter, JAGMAC, and In Real Life, the winner of ABC’s “Boy Band.”