Kidz Bop

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KIDZ BOP Kids
OriginNew York
GenresChildren's, Pop
Years active2000–present
LabelsRazor & Tie
WebsiteKidzBop.com
MembersMatt Martinez
Grant Knoche
Bredia Santaro
Ashlynn Chong
Past membersSteffan Argus (2011-2013)
Charisma Kain (2011-2013)
Eva Agathis (2011-2013)
Elijah Johnson (2011-2013)
Hanna Yorke (2011-2013) Dana Vaughns (2009-2011)
Harrison Moulton (2009-2011)
Becca King (2009-2011)
Kyra Green (2009-2011)
Valerie Gaitan (2009-2011)
Hunter Pecunia
Kiana Brown (2011-2013) Shabrielle Gardner (2009-2010)
Dallas Wayde
Jayna Brown (2013-2014)
 
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Kidz Bop is a brand of compilation albums featuring kids performing today’s biggest hits. The series was developed by Razor & Tie co-founders Cliff Chenfeld and Craig Balsam[1] in October 2000.[2] 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 make use of lyrical edits to make the songs more appropriate for children & families.

Over 15 million KIDZ BOP albums have been sold.[3] 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.

Albums[edit]

AlbumPeak chart positionsCertifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[4]
US
Kids

[4]
Kidz Bop
  • Released:
    • October 10, 2000 (2CD Edition - 30 Tracks)
    • October 9, 2001
761
Kidz Bop 2
  • Released:
    • January 1, 2001 (2CD Edition - 30 Tracks)
    • August 20, 2002
371
Kidz Bop 3
  • Released:
    • January 1, 2002 (2CD Edition - 30 Tracks)
    • March 4, 2003
171
Kidz Bop 4
  • Released:
    • January 1, 2003 (2CD Edition - 30 Tracks)
    • August 12, 2003
141
Kidz Bop 5
  • Released:
    • 2003 (2CD Edition - 30 Tracks)
    • February 24, 2004
341
Kidz Bop 6
  • Released: October 9, 2004
231
Kidz Bop 7
  • Released: February 22, 2005
71
Kidz Bop 8
  • Released: August 2, 2005
61
Kidz Bop 9
  • Released: February 21, 2006
22
Kidz Bop 10
  • Released: August 1, 2006
31
Kidz Bop 11
  • Released: February 20, 2007
41
Kidz Bop 12
  • Released: July 31, 2007
72
Kidz Bop 13
  • Released: February 19, 2008
41
Kidz Bop 14
  • Released: August 4, 2008
81
Kidz Bop 15
  • Released: February 3, 2009
71
Kidz Bop 16
  • Released: August 4, 2009
81
Kidz Bop 17
  • Released: February 26, 2010
121
Kidz Bop 18
  • Released: July 20, 2010
51
Kidz Bop 19
  • Released: January 18, 2011
21
Kidz Bop 20
  • Released: July 24, 2011
21
Kidz Bop 21
  • Released: January 17, 2012
21
Kidz Bop 22
  • Released: July 17, 2012
31
Kidz Bop 23
  • Released: January 15, 2013
21
Kidz Bop 24
  • Released: July 16, 2013
31
Kidz Bop 25
  • Released: January 14, 2014
31
Kidz Bop 26
  • Released: July 15, 2014
41
Kidz Bop 27
  • Release Date: January 13, 2015[6]

KIDZ BOP Kids[edit]

KIDZ BOP Kids
OriginNew York
GenresChildren's, Pop
Years active2000–present
LabelsRazor & Tie
WebsiteKidzBop.com
MembersMatt Martinez
Grant Knoche
Bredia Santaro
Ashlynn Chong
Past membersSteffan Argus (2011-2013)
Charisma Kain (2011-2013)
Eva Agathis (2011-2013)
Elijah Johnson (2011-2013)
Hanna Yorke (2011-2013) Dana Vaughns (2009-2011)
Harrison Moulton (2009-2011)
Becca King (2009-2011)
Kyra Green (2009-2011)
Valerie Gaitan (2009-2011)
Hunter Pecunia
Kiana Brown (2011-2013) Shabrielle Gardner (2009-2010)
Dallas Wayde
Jayna Brown (2013-2014)

3rd Group[edit]

KIDZ BOP 25 to present

2nd Group[edit]

KIDZ BOP 20 to KIDZ BOP 24

Notable KIDZ BOP Alumni[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

The Kidz Bop Kids were Billboard's No. 1 Kids' Album Artist of 2010,[7] 2011,[8] 2012,[9] and 2013.[10] Kidz Bop 26, released in July 2014, marked the franchise's 40th charting album on the Billboard 200.[11] Since the brand's debut in 2001, 14.9 million Kidz Bop albums and 4.04 million track downloads have been sold.[12]

Tours[edit]

Related projects[edit]

"Dream Big, Sing Loud" Tour[edit]

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.[13]

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.[14][15] 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.[16]

Isabel Lacatus was the 2013 winner with Jennette McCurdy as her celebrity mentor.[17]

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.[18] 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).[19]

Kidz Bop Books[edit]

As of 2014, Kidz Bop released seven Kidz Bop Books:[20]

Video games[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Kidz' Titles Bring Pop Songs to Youngsters". Billboard. Retrieved September 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ "KIDZ BOP MediaRoom"
  3. ^ Christman, Ed (May 23, 2014). "Disney Possible Buyer of Kidz Bop Series". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-11-20. 
  4. ^ a b All Music - Kidz Bop - Charts and Awards
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i RIAA Gold and Platinum - Kidz Bop
  6. ^ "Kidz Bop 27". 
  7. ^ "Best of 2010: Kid Album Artist". Billboard. Retrieved March 16, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Best of 2011: Kid Album Artist". Billboard. Retrieved March 16, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Best of 2012: Kid Album Artist". Billboard. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Best of 2013: Kid Album Artist". Billboard. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  11. ^ Caulfield, Keith. "Kidz Bop Charts 40th Album". http://www.billboard.com/. Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  12. ^ Christman, Ed (October 24, 2014). "Razor & Tie Buys Back Kidz Bop". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  13. ^ ""Dream Big, Sing Loud" Tour Dates". kidzbop.com. © 2014 KIDZ BOP LLC. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  14. ^ "KIDZ Star USA Talent Search 2011 Winner". KIDZBOP.com. Retrieved March 16, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Phoenix teen Kiana Brown wins 'KIDZ Bop' talent search". azcentral.com. Retrieved March 16, 2012. 
  16. ^ http://kidzbop.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=2429&item=122486
  17. ^ http://kidzbop.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=2429&item=122506
  18. ^ "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. 
  19. ^ "KIDZ BOP Launches KIDZ BOP Radio on Sirius XM". 
  20. ^ "KIDZ BOP Hits the Books!". PR Newswire. Retrieved March 14, 2012. 

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