Kidz Bop is a brand of compilation albums featuring kids performing contemporary popular songs. The series was developed by Razor & Tie co-founders Cliff Chenfeld and Craig Balsam in October 2000. The albums are composed of popular songs that chart high on the Billboard Hot 100 and/or receive heavy airplay from contemporary hit radio stations several months ahead of each album's release. The songs are performed by kids and are notorious for the heavy lyrical edits to make the songs more appropriate for children. This has made the Kidz Bop series a source of much ridicule from both professional reviewers and music listeners.
The franchise has sold over 15.4 million albums and 4.3 million tracks. Since its debut in 2001, KIDZ BOP has expanded significantly to include merchandise, music videos, talent search competitions and The KIDZ BOP Kids who are the face of the brand. The KIDZ BOP Kids are chosen by audition. There are 28 main albums.
- 1 Albums
- 2 Kidz Bop Kids
- 3 Compilation albums
- 4 Chart performance
- 5 Tours
- 6 Related projects
- 7 References
- 8 External links
|Album||Peak chart positions||Certifications
|Kidz Bop 2
|Kidz Bop 3
|Kidz Bop 4
|Kidz Bop 5
|Kidz Bop 6
|Kidz Bop 7
|Kidz Bop 8
|Kidz Bop 9
|Kidz Bop 10
|Kidz Bop 11
|Kidz Bop 12
|Kidz Bop 13
|Kidz Bop 14
|Kidz Bop 15
|Kidz Bop 16
|Kidz Bop 17
|Kidz Bop 18
|Kidz Bop 19
|Kidz Bop 20
|Kidz Bop 21
|Kidz Bop 22
|Kidz Bop 23
|Kidz Bop 24
|Kidz Bop 25
|Kidz Bop 26
|Kidz Bop 27
|Kidz Bop 28
Kidz Bop Kids
|Kidz Bop Kids|
|Genres||Children's, pop, rock|
|Labels||Razor & Tie|
|Past members||Colin Hillius (2000-2001)
Steffan Argus (2011-2013)
Charisma Kain (2011-2013)
Eva Agathis (2011-2013)
Maddie Jackson (2008-2009)
Hanna Yorke (2011-2013)
Dana Vaughns (2009-2011)
Ross Lynch (2008-2009)
Harrison Moulton (2009-2011)
Becca King (2009-2011)
Jake Wittwer (2008-2009)
Kyra Green (2009-2011)
Valerie Gaitan (2009-2011)
Samantha Maskell (2008)
Kiana Brown (2011-2013)
Jayna Brown (2013-2014)
Kidz Bop 16 to Kidz Bop 19
- Dana Vaughns (currently in boy band IM5)
- Valerie Gaitan
- Harrison Moulton
- Kyra Green
- Becca King
Kidz Bop 20 to Kidz Bop 24
- Steffan Argus
- Eva Agathis
- Elijah Johnson/EJ (currently a member of boy band Mindless Behavior)
- Charisma Kain (currently on AwesomenessTV)
- Hanna Yorke
Kidz Bop 25 to present
- Grant Knoche
- Ashlynn Chong
- Matt Martinez
- Bredia Santoro
- Jayna Brown—KIDZ BOP 26
Notable Kidz Bop alumni
- Zendaya — Kidz Bop 15
- Jake Short — Kidz Bop 13
- Ross Lynch — Kidz Bop 13, 14
- Noah Munck — Kidz Bop 14
- Olivia Holt — Kidz Bop 14
- Spencer Locke — Kidz Bop: Everyone's a Star (DVD)
- Rebecca "Becky G" Marie Gomez — Kidz Bop 19
- Kiana Brown — Winner of Kidz Bop's Kidz Star USA in 2011
- Kidz Bop Christmas (2002)
- Kidz Bop Karaoke (2004)
- Kidz Bop Gold (2004)
- Kidz Bop Halloween (2004)
- Los Kidz Bop (2005)
- Kidz Bop Hanukkah (2005)
- Kidz Bop Kids: A Very Merry Kidz Bop (2006)
- Kidz Bop Karaoke: Words on screen (2005)
- More Kidz Bop Gold (December 29, 2007)
- Kidz Bop Sports Jamz (2007)
- A Kidz Bop Valentine (2007)
- Kidz Bop Country (2007)
- The Coolest Kidz Bop Christmas Ever (2007)
- Kidz Bop 80s Gold (2008)
- Kidz Bop Halloween: The Spookiest Songs (2008)
- Kidz Bop American Starz (2009)
- Kidz Bop Greatest Hits (2009)
- Kidz Bop Car Songs (2009)
- Kidz Bop Christmas Party (2010)
- Kidz Bop Dance Party! (2010)
- Kidz Bop: Halloween Hits! (2012)
- Kidz Bop Ultimate Hits (2012)
- Kidz Bop Party Hits! (2013)
- Kidz Bop Party Pop! (2014)
- Kidz Bop Christmas Wish List (2014)
The Kidz Bop Kids were Billboard's No. 1 Kids' Album Artist of 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. Kidz Bop 26, released in July 2014, marked the franchise's 40th charting album on the Billboard 200. Since the brand's debut in 2001, 15.4 million Kidz Bop albums and 4.3 million track downloads have been sold.
- Kidz Bop 'Make Some Noise' Tour (2015)
- Kidz Bop 'Dream Big, Sing Loud' Tour (2014)
- Kidz Bop Tour (2013)
- Kidz Bop World Tour (2008)
- Ethan Bortnick Tour (2012)
- Kidz Bop Play Tour (2001)
"Make Some Noise" Tour
The new, national live tour will hit over 40 cities in 2015, including New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C, Chicago, and Los Angeles. The KIDZ BOP Kids – Ashlynn Chong, Bredia Santoro, Matt Martinez and Grant Knoche – will headline the Make Some Noise Tour, and perform kid-friendly versions of today’s biggest hits. The high-energy and interactive show will include favorites from the best-selling KIDZ BOP series that kids and parents can sing and dance along to. The KIDZ BOP tour is represented by CAA.
KIDZ BOP has teamed up with SiriusXM to promote the new tour through KIDZ BOP Radio, the franchise’s dedicated 24/7 satellite radio channel. Ticket giveaways will be offered to SiriusXM subscribers in the U.S. tour markets. KIDZ BOP Radio will also host a national sweepstakes offering a grand prize trip for two to see The KIDZ BOP Kids perform live and an exclusive KIDZ BOP experience.
"Dream Big, Sing Loud" Tour
The Kidz Bop Kids’ nationwide tour promoted KIDZ BOP 26 in over 40 cities in 2014. Major markets included New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta and more. The final stop of their 2014 tour was at Radio City Music Hall, where The KIDZ BOP Kids performed live during KIDZ BOP Day to open for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
Kidz Bop World Tour
The Kidz Bop World Tour was a nationwide rock concert for kids featuring child and one adult performer/mc backed by a full rock band which kicked off in the fall of 2007 in Minneapolis at Target Center. The ensembles were chosen from a nationwide talent search and featured Mary Sarah Gross, Markelle Gay, Kristian Real, Davide Schiavone, Elizabeth Bashian and Brianna Komadina. The tour traveled the upper Midwest and east coast comprising some 29 shows during a 6 month run.
Kidz Star USA Talent Search
In 2011, Kiana Brown from Phoenix, Arizona, became the second KIDZ Star and won a recording contract from RCA Records. American Idol (Season 8) winner, Kris Allen, was a celebrity judge and mentor for the competition.
In 2006, Kidz Bop relaunched the brands' website, KidzBop.com, as a video sharing and social networking site for kids and tweens. As of December 2010, the website surpassed 900,000 registered users. The website is free and earns money from advertisements. In 2014 the website no longer was a social network.
In January 2012, Kidz Bop launched its first radio show on SiriusXM Radio. Kidz Bop Block Party airs every Friday at 6pm est on Kids Place Live (Channel 78). In January 2014, KIDZ BOP and SiriusXM Launched KIDZ BOP Radio, a 24/7 channel dedicated to playing KIDZ BOP music (Channel 77).
Kidz Bop Books
As of 2014, Kidz Bop released seven Kidz Bop Books:
- Kidz Bop: Be a Pop Star! by Kimberly Potts (2011)
- Kidz Bop Plus One by Bethany Bryan (2011)
- Kidz Bop: A Rockin' Fill-In Story by Bethany Bryan (2011)
- Kidz Bop 19 Magazine (2010)
- Kidz Bop 20 Magazine (2011)
- Kidz Bop 21 Magazine (2012)
- Kidz Bop 25 Magazine (2014)
- Kidz Bop 26 Magazine (2014)
- Kidz Bop Dance Party: The Video Game - September 2010
- "'Kidz' Titles Bring Pop Songs to Youngsters". Billboard. Retrieved September 16, 2011.
- "KIDZ BOP MediaRoom"
- Mullins, Jenna. "The 25 Most Ridiculous and Confusing Kidz Bop Lyric Changes". E Online. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
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- All Music - Kidz Bop - Charts and Awards
- RIAA Gold and Platinum - Kidz Bop
- "Best of 2010: Kid Album Artist". Billboard. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
- "Best of 2011: Kid Album Artist". Billboard. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
- "Best of 2012: Kid Album Artist". Billboard. Retrieved February 17, 2014.
- "Best of 2013: Kid Album Artist". Billboard. Retrieved February 17, 2014.
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- ""Make Some Noise" Tour Dates". kidzbop.com. © 2014 KIDZ BOP LLC. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
- ""Dream Big, Sing Loud" Tour Dates". kidzbop.com. © 2014 KIDZ BOP LLC. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
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- "Phoenix teen Kiana Brown wins 'KIDZ Bop' talent search". azcentral.com. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
- "KIDZ BOP and SiriusXM Launch New Interactive Radio Show for Kids, [http://www.kidzbop.com/fan-pages/Music---Genre/KIDZCAST/KIDZ-BOP-Block-Party-Official-Fan-Page KIDZ BOP Block Party!]". Yahoo. Retrieved March 14, 2012.
- "KIDZ BOP Launches KIDZ BOP Radio on Sirius XM".
- "KIDZ BOP Hits the Books!". PR Newswire. Retrieved March 14, 2012.