Will A Kidz Bop Album Ever Reach Number One?
Long-running music franchise Kidz Bop (“today’s biggest hits sung by kids for kids”) is super popular but the coveted number one spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart seems to be permanently out of its reach. While Kidz Bop 20 recently debuted at number two, with an impressive 69,000 copies sold, the album marked the third runner-up for the series on Billboard’s main charts (it is, however, the 21st number one from Kidz Bop on the Kid Audio chart).
The company was founded by Cliff Chenfeld and Craig Balsam in 2001 under Razor & Tie Entertainment. The Kidz Bop compilation albums sanitize Top 40 hits in versions sung by clean-cut, wholesome kids. The series reached a milestone this year, celebrating its 10th anniversary. Kidz Bop 20 features sweet-as-pie (and honestly, a little freakish) versions of tracks like “Born This Way” by Lady Gaga with amended lyrics and all semblance of passion taken out. In addition to music, the brand also has a social networking and content sharing Web site, KidzBop.com.
Tracklist for Kidz Bop 20:
- “Born This Way” (Lady Gaga) (3:25)
- “Till the World Ends” (Britney Spears) (3:50)
- “Forget You” (Cee Lo Green) (3:46)
- “Price Tag” (Jessie J featuring B.o.B) (3:48)
- “Written in the Stars” (Tinie Tempah featuring Eric Turner) (3:29)
- “On the Floor” (Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull) (3:08)
- “The Lazy Song” (Bruno Mars) (3:11)
- “Perfect” (Pink) (3:23)
- “Tonight Tonight (Hot Chelle Rae) (2:59)
- “More” (Usher) (3:28)
- “The Story of Us” (Taylor Swift) (3:30)
- “Rocketeer” (Far East Movement featuring Ryan Tedder) (3:38)
- “Who Says” (Selena Gomez & the Scene) (3:15)
- “Never Say Never” (Justin Bieber featuring Jaden Smith) (3:48)
- “Whip My Hair” (Willow Smith) (3:14)
- “Rolling in the Deep” (Adele) (3:30)