Kidz Bop

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Kidz Bop Kids
OriginNew York
GenresPop, dance-pop, teen pop
Years active2001–present
LabelsRazor & Tie
WebsiteKidzBop.com
Members

Matt Martinez
Grant Knoche
Bredia Santaro
Ashlynn Chong

Jayna Brown
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 popular songs that charted high on the Billboard Hot 100 and/or received heavy airplay from contemporary hit radio stations several months ahead of each album's release, and are performed by teens and younger children with lyrical edits to make songs more appropriate for children to listen to. Kidz Bop Kids are chosen by audition.

Kidz bops songs

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
Kidz Bop 26
  • Released: July 15, 2014

Compilation albums[edit]

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]

In July 2014, KIDZ BOP released Kidz Bop 26. The album debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200, and marked the franchise's 40th charting album on the Billboard 200.[10]

As of July 2014, KIDZ BOP has had 19 Billboard Top 10 debuts.[11] Only 8 artists in history, such as Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Madonna, have had more.

Tours[edit]

Related projects[edit]

"Dream Big, Sing Loud" Tour[edit]

The KIDZ BOP Kids’ nationwide tour will promote KIDZ BOP 26 in over 40 cities in 2014. Major markets include New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago and more.[12]

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.[13][14] 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.[15] Isabel Lacatus was the 2013 winner with Jennette McCurdy as her celebrity mentor.[16]

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.[17] 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).[18]

Kidz Bop Books[edit]

As of 2014, Kidz Bop released seven Kidz Bop Books:[19]

Video games[edit]

Kidz Bop Kids[edit]

Kidz Bop Kids
OriginNew York
GenresPop, dance-pop, teen pop
Years active2001–present
LabelsRazor & Tie
WebsiteKidzBop.com
Members

Matt Martinez
Grant Knoche
Bredia Santaro
Ashlynn Chong

Jayna Brown
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.[20] The current members of the Kidz Bop Kids as of, Kidz Bop 25 are Matt Martinez, Grant Knoche, Bredia Santoro, Ashlynn Chong and Jayna Brown.

Former members[edit]

Former members include: Steffan Argus, Eva Agathis, Romeo Basa-Denis, Errick Basa-Denis, Elijah Johnson, Hanna Yorke, Jessica Gordon, Charisma Kain, Kiana Brown, Dallas Wayde, Charlie Felts, Hunter Pecunia, Becca King, Dana Vaughns (now on the boy band IM5), Harrison Moulton, Valerie Gaitan, and Kyra Green. Disney Channel Stars Zendaya Coleman, Ross Lynch, Riker Lynch, Keke Palmer, Jake Short, and Olivia Holt were once KIDZ Bop Kids before they arose to teen stardom. Rebecca "Becky" Marie Gomez—better known by her stage name Becky G—was also a KIDZ Bop Kid before she emerged to teen stardom.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Kidz' Titles Bring Pop Songs to Youngsters". Billboard. Retrieved September 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ "KIDZ BOP Media Room"
  3. ^ a b All Music - Kidz Bop - Charts and Awards
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i RIAA Gold and Platinum - Kidz Bop
  5. ^ "Best of 2010: Kid Album Artist". Billboard. Retrieved March 16, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Best of 2011: Kid Album Artist". Billboard. Retrieved March 16, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Best of 2012: Kid Album Artist". Billboard. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Best of 2013: Kid Album Artist". Billboard. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Billboard 200: Week of February 4, 2012". Billboard (magazine). 
  10. ^ Caulfield, Keith. "Kidz Bop Charts 40th Album". http://www.billboard.com/. Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  11. ^ Watson, Elijah (2/4/14). "Kidz Bop Nation: Inside The Best-Selling Children's CD Series". Billboard. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  12. ^ ""Dream Big, Sing Loud" Tour Dates". kidzbop.com. © 2014 KIDZ BOP LLC. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  13. ^ "KIDZ Star USA Talent Search 2011 Winner". KIDZBOP.com. Retrieved March 16, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Phoenix teen Kiana Brown wins 'KIDZ Bop' talent search". azcentral.com. Retrieved March 16, 2012. 
  15. ^ http://kidzbop.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=2429&item=122486
  16. ^ http://kidzbop.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=2429&item=122506
  17. ^ "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. 
  18. ^ "KIDZ BOP Launches KIDZ BOP Radio on Sirius XM". 
  19. ^ "KIDZ BOP Hits the Books!". PR Newswire. Retrieved March 14, 2012. 
  20. ^ KidzBop Newsroom

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