More About Kidz Bop
Kidz Bop is a brand of compilation albums featuring children performing contemporary popular songs. The series was developed by Razor & Tie co-founders Cliff Chenfeld and Craig Balsam on October 9, 2001. 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 the Kidz Bop Kids, often with lyrics deemed too explicit or suggestive for younger audiences altered to be more “kid-friendly”.
The franchise has sold more than 16 million albums. Since its debut on October 9, 2001, Kidz Bop has expanded to include merchandise, music videos, a live touring division, and talent search competitions. There are 38 main albums as of July 13, 2018.
Following the success of 2017’s “Best Time Ever” tour, KIDZ BOP and Live Nation announced the launch of the all-new North American Tour, “KIDZ BOP Live 2018.” The tour announcement coincided with the release of KIDZ BOP 37. Last summer leg kicked off in Toronto on June 1, and will hit more than 50 cities, including Chicago, New York (Jones Beach), Los Angeles (Greek Theatre and Honda Center) and Boston (Blue Hills Bank Pavilion).
Four KIDZ BOP Kids perform live at each concert, which will be produced by SRae Productions. The creative team behind “KIDZ BOP Live 2018” has previously produced tours for Imagine Dragons, The Weeknd, Rascal Flatts and Pentatonix.