Those darn Kidz Bop Kids are at it again.
The warbling troupe is aiming to debut in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 next week with Kidz Bop 28, the latest release in the ever-popular series. Industry forecasters suggest the album, which features kid-friendly covers of current pop hits, might move around 40,000 album equivalent units in the week ending March 29.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new Billboard 200’s top 10 will be revealed on Wednesday, April 1.
If Kidz Bop 28 hits the top 10, it would mark the 21st top 10 album for the Kidz Bop franchise. Since 2005’s Kidz Bop 7, all but one of the numbered albums reached the top 10. (2010’s Kidz Bop 17 missed the region.)
Kidz Bop 28 might start in the lower half of the top 10, while holding steady at No. 1 will likely be Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly. It should stay atop the list for a second week, with perhaps 125,000 units, following its chart-topping debut.
After Kidz Bop 28, one more album seems like it will make a top 10 debut: Action Bronson’s Mr. Wonderful. It could launch with about 40,000 units.