2015 Radio Disney Music Awards: Jennifer Lopez Gets Hero Award

Jennifer Lopez received the Radio Disney Hero Award this week.

April 27, 2015, 7:22 PM

— -- Actress and singer Jennifer Lopez received the Radio Disney Hero Award this weekend for her philanthropic work in the U.S. and around the world.

Lopez, who was presented with the award during the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards on Saturday at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, thanked the cheering audience for the recognition.

“We’re all blessed with great strength and ability so please have the courage to be true to yourselves and in turn, be loving and giving and accepting of others,” she said during her acceptance speech. “Be brave, be honest, be kind. Do the right thing, even when it’s difficult or the unpopular thing to do, because that’s what a hero really is.”

Lopez, 46, was honored for her work with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, The Lopez Foundation and her other efforts in the U.S. and around the world, according to Radio Disney.

Maryah Sullivan, 19, from Orlando, Florida, and Sloan Peterson, 19, of Los Angeles, were also honored for their work to better their communities.

The Radio Disney Music Awards honors artists who are popular with children and younger teens. The event was hosted by singer Zendaya, and top winners of the night included Ariana Grande, Fifth Harmony and Becky G.

Nick Jonas, R5, Shawn Mendes, and Rachel Platten were among the performers at the event.Full List of Winners: 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards

They're The One – Best Music Group: Fifth Harmony

He's The One – Best Male Artist: Ed Sheeran

She's The One – Best Female Artist: Ariana Grande

The Bestest – Song Of The Year: “Problem” (feat. Iggy Azalea) – Ariana Grande

XOXO – Best Crush Song: “Can't Blame a Girl For Trying” – Sabrina Carpenter

So FANtastic – Fiercest Fans: Harmonizers – Fifth Harmony

The Freshest – Best New Artist: Charli XCX

Stuck In Our Heads – Catchiest New Song: “Shower” – Becky G

You're So Fancy! – Artist With The Best Style: Becky G

So Happy – Best Song That Makes You Smile: “Sugar” – Maroon 5

That's My Jam – Best Song To Rock Out To With Your BFF: “Young Blood” – Bea Miller

Move! – Best Song To Dance To: “Shake It Off” – Taylor Swift

Hit The Road – Best Breakup Song: “The Heart Wants What It Wants” – Selena Gomez

Musical Mashup – Best Collaboration: “Really Don't Care” (feat. Cher Lloyd) – Demi Lovato

#Cool – Radio Disney's Most Talked About Artist: @arianagrande

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