Kidz Bop

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Kidz Bop is a brand of compilation albums featuring kids performing current pop hits. The series was developed by Razor & Tie co-founders Cliff Chenfeld and Craig Balsam[1] in 2001.[2] The albums are composed of "kid-friendly" versions of the latest songs on Top 40 radio and are performed by teens and kids. Kidz Bop Kids are chosen by audition

Kidz Bop discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Album Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[3]
US
Kids

[3]
Kidz Bop
  • Released:
    • October 9, 2001
76 1
Kidz Bop 2
  • Released:
    • August 20, 2002
37 1
Kidz Bop 3
  • Released:
    • March 4, 2003
17 1
Kidz Bop 4
  • Released:
    • August 12, 2003)
14 1
Kidz Bop 5
  • Released:
    • February 24, 2004
34 1
Kidz Bop 6
  • Released: October 9, 2004
23 1
Kidz Bop 7
  • Released: February 22, 2005
7 1
Kidz Bop 8
  • Released: August 2, 2005
6 1
Kidz Bop 9
  • Released: February 21, 2006
2 2
Kidz Bop 10
  • Released: August 1, 2006
3 1
Kidz Bop 11
  • Released: February 20, 2007
4 1
Kidz Bop 12
  • Released: July 31, 2007
7 2
Kidz Bop 13
  • Released: February 19, 2008
4 1
Kidz Bop 14
  • Released: August 4, 2008
8 1
Kidz Bop 15
  • Released: February 3, 2009
7 1
Kidz Bop 16
  • Released: August 4, 2009
8 1
Kidz Bop 17
  • Released: February 26, 2010
12 1
Kidz Bop 18
  • Released: July 20, 2010
5 1
Kidz Bop 19
  • Released: January 18, 2011
2 1
Kidz Bop 20
  • Released: July 24, 2011
2 1
Kidz Bop 21
  • Released: January 17, 2012
2 1
Kidz Bop 22
  • Released: July 17, 2012
3 1
Kidz Bop 23
  • Released: January 15, 2013
2 1
Kidz Bop 24
  • Released: July 16, 2013
3 1
Kidz Bop 25
  • Released: January 14, 2014
3 1

Compilation albums[edit]

Kidz Bop Rare Albums[edit]

  1. "The Hardest Thing" - 98 Degrees
  2. "I Need To Know" - Marc Anthony
  3. "Candy" - Mandy Moore
  4. "Say You'll Be There" - Spice Girls
  5. "When The Lights Go Out" - Five
  6. "I Like It" - Tito Nieves
  7. "Another Dumb Blonde" - Hoku
  8. "Don't Say You Love Me" - M2M
  9. "I'll Be There For You" - The Rembrandts
  10. "Wide Open Spaces" - Dixie Chicks
  1. "I'm Like A Bird" - Nelly Furtado
  2. "Flavor Of The Weak" - American Hi-Fi
  3. "Be With You" - Enrique Iglesias
  4. "Here's To The Night" - Eve 6
  5. "Give Me Just One Night" - 98°
  6. "I Hope You Dance" - Lee Ann Womack
  7. "It's My Life" - Bon Jovi
  8. "No More (Baby I'ma Do Right)" - 3LW
  9. "Back Here" - BBMak
  10. "Baby Come On Over" - Samantha Mumba
  11. "I Wanna Know" - Joe
  12. "Dance With Me" - Debelah Morgan
  13. "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" - Kylie Minogue
  14. "Get Over Yourself" - Eden's Crush
  15. "Around The World" - ATC

Chart performance[edit]

The Kidz Bop Kids were Billboard's No. 1 Kids' Album Artist of 2010,[5] 2011,[6] 2012,[7] and 2013.[8]

Kidz Bop 25 debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart for the week ending January 18, 2014.[9]

Tours[edit]

  • Kidz Bop Tour (2013)
  • Kidz Bop World Tour (2008)
  • Ethan Bortnick Tour (2012)
  • Kidz Bop Play Tour (2001)

Related projects[edit]

Kidz Bop World Tour[edit]

The Kidz Bop World Tour was a nationwide rock concert for kids featuring child and adult performers 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, David 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[edit]

In 2010, Kidz Bop launched KIDZ Star USA, a national talent search for kids 15 and under. In 2010, Hunter Pecunia, from Dallas, Texas won the first KIDZ Star USA Competition. In 2011, Kiana Brown from Phoenix, Arizona, became the second KIDZ Star and won a recording contract from RCA Records.[10][11] American Idol (Season 8) winner, Kris Allen, was a celebrity judge and mentor for the competition. Dallas Wayde was the 2012 Winner with Gavin Degraw as his celebrity mentor.[12] Isabel Lacatus was the 2013 winner with Jennette McCurdy as her celebrity mentor.[13]

Website[edit]

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.

SiriusXM Radio[edit]

In January 2012, Kidz Bop launched its first radio show on SiriusXM Radio.[14] 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).[15]

Kidz Bop Books[edit]

As of 2014, Kidz Bop released seven Kidz Bop Books:[16]

  • 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)

Video games[edit]

  • Kidz Bop Dance Party: The Video Game - September 2010

Kidz Bop Kids[edit]

Kidz Bop Kids
Origin New York
Genres Pop, dance-pop, teen pop
Years active 2001–present
Labels Razor & Tie
Website KidzBop.com
Members

Matt Martinez
Grant Knoche
Bredia Santaro
Ashlynn Chong

Jayna Brown
Past members Steffan Argus (2011-2013)
Charisma Kain (2011-2013)
Eva Agathis (2011-2013)
Elijah Johnson (2011-2013)
Hanna Yorke (2011-2013)
Harrison Moulton (2009-2011)
Becca King (2009-2011)
Kyra Green (2009-2011)
Dana Vaughns (2009-2011)
Valerie Gaitan (2009-2011)

The Kidz Bop Kids are an American pop group and dance ensemble, founded in New York in 2001.[17] The current members of the Kidz Bop Kids as of, Kidz Bop 25 are Matt Martinez, Grant Knoche, Bredia Santoro and Ashlynn Chong.

Former members[edit]

Former members include: Steffan Angus, Eva Agathis, Elijah Johnson, Hannah Yorke, Jessica Gordon, Charisma Kain, Kiana Brown, and Dallas Wayde, Charlie Felts, Hunter Pecunia, Becca King, Dana Vaughns, Harrison Moulton, Valerie Gaitan, and Kyra Green.

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