Entertainment & Culture


Written by Tim Barnes-Clay

KIDZ BOP, the number one children’s music brand in the USA, have released their third album, KIDZ BOP Summer ’18.

KIDZ BOP features today’s biggest hits “sung by kids for kids.” Since the family-friendly bunch debuted in the USA in 2001, they’ve sold over 18 million albums and generated over one billion streams.

And now the USA’s top musical act for kids has its own British version and band, made up of the talented Lois, Twinkle, Ashton and Max, all aged between 12-13. After launching in the UK last year, this tuneful gang has already amassed over 120,000 album sales and 401,000 Facebook followers.



Now, the third album in the hit music series features family-friendly versions of today’s most popular songs, including New Rules, Havana, Anywhere, Reggaetón Lento and the first KIDZ BOP UK original song, sung by the British KIDZ BOP Kids, MAKE SOME NOISE!.

New kidz on the street

Five new music videos for Havana, New Rules, Anywhere, Mama and Reggaetón Lento have been produced and are now available on the UK KIDZ BOP YouTube Channel, adding to the seven million UK YouTube views to date. These videos will also be released across all Sky Kids platforms over the coming months as part of Sky TV’s dedicated children channel.

In 2017 the group stormed up the UK Charts with their top 10 debut album, KIDZ BOP, reaching number seven on the Artist Album Chart. This was followed up with their second album, KIDZ BOP 2018, which spent eight weeks in the UK Top 40 Official Album Chart. KIDZ BOP has accumulated over a huge 7.1 million combined streams in the UK.

Surpassed all expectations

Victor Zaraya, KIDZ BOP President, said: In less than a year since its UK debut, KIDZ BOP has surpassed sales and chart expectations. With more than 120,000 albums sold and multiple live appearance to date, KIDZ BOP, along with our UK partners, have built a solid foundation to create a perennial UK music franchise.”

Simon Barnabas, Managing Director, Universal Music On Demand, says: “Very few acts can say they broke the 100,000 album sales mark in the UK last year.  We are exceptionally proud of this achievement, testament to the work of all the talented teams involved. And most notably the KIDZ BOP Kids themselves.  We very much look forward to building on this success with the new album and beyond.”

As parents, what we love at FQ about this whole concept is that KIDZ BOP takes today’s biggest hits and tones down any inappropriate or suggestive language while keeping the essence of the original song. So you child can still enjoy all the current popular songs without you having to worry about the lyrical content.

To put it into historical perspective, KIDZ BOP have had 24 top 10 debuts on the Billboard 200 Chart. Only three artists in history – The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Barbra Streisand – have had more Top 10 albums. Now that’s something to bop about.

KIDZ BOP SUMMER ’18 is out now on Universal Records.