Kidz Bop (occasionally known as Kidz Bop 1) is the first album in the Kidz Bop series in which children sing popular songs of the time. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA. Nicholas Scala of New York was involved with the production of the album. The album contains 30 newly recorded songs from the late 1990s and 2000. More Kidz Bop was released later in 2000 and features an additional 10 songs.
In her review on Allmusic, critic Heather Phares says the effect of kids singing contemporary hits can be "fun or creepy" depending on the song. The punk-pop songs and nonsensical hits fare the best, but "it's more than a little unsettling to hear children singing along to the chorus of Britney Spears' 'Oops!... I Did It Again'."