Kidz Bop

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Kidz Bop Kids
OriginNew York
GenresPop, dance-pop, teen pop
Years active2001–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)
Harrison Moulton (2009-2011)
Becca King (2009-2011)
Kyra Green (2009-2011)
Dana Vaughns (2009-2011)
Valerie Gaitan (2009-2011)
 
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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 discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

AlbumPeak chart positionsCertifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[3]
US
Kids

[3]
Kidz Bop
  • Released:
    • October 9, 2001
761
Kidz Bop 2
  • Released:
    • August 20, 2002
371
Kidz Bop 3
  • Released:
    • March 4, 2003
171
Kidz Bop 4
  • Released:
    • August 12, 2003)
141
Kidz Bop 5
  • Released:
    • 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

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

The Greatest Kidz Bop Collection in 2001, 2002, and 2003[edit]

  1. Kidz Bop (2001) - 30 Songs
  2. More Kidz Bop (2001) - 10 Songs
  3. Kidz Bop 2 (2001) - 30 Songs
  4. Kidz Bop Megahits (2001) - 15 Songs
  5. Kidz Bop 3 (2002) - 30 Songs
  6. Kidz Bop Christmas (2002) - 15 Songs
  7. Kidz Bop 4 (2003) - 30 Songs
  8. Kidz Bop 5 (2003) - 30 Songs

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]

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.

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]

Video games[edit]

Kidz Bop Kids[edit]

Kidz Bop Kids
OriginNew York
GenresPop, dance-pop, teen pop
Years active2001–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)
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 Santaro and Ashlynn Chong.

Former members[edit]

Former members include: Steffan Angus, Eva Agathis, Elijah Johnson, Hannah Yorke, 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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