Kidz Bop

  1. Kidz Bop Charts 40th Album

    July 24, 2014 8:00 AM EDT Those darn Kidz are at it again. The Kidz Bop Kids, that is. The franchise scores its 40th charting album on the Billboard 200 as Kidz Bop 26 bows at No. 4 with 46,000 sold in the week ending July 20, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Disney Possibl ...

  2. Disney Possible Buyer of Kidz Bop

    May 22, 2014 3:09 PM EDT This article first appeared in the May 31st issue of Billboard Magazine . Kidz Bop, the series of compilation albums of youngsters singing current pop hits that has become a commercial juggernaut, is on the block, according to sources. And The Wal ...

  3. Bruce Springsteen Scores 11th No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

    January 22, 2014 11:02 AM EST Bruce Springsteen earns his 11th No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 this week with the arrival of "High Hopes."   The set, which Columbia Records released Jan. 14, sold 99,000 copies through the week ending Jan. 19, according to Nielsen ...

  4. Sara Bareilles Heading for No. 2 Debut on Billboard 200

    July 19, 2013 6:20 PM EDT Singer/songwriter Sara Bareilles is heading for No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart next week with her new album, "The Blessed Unrest." Industry sources say the set should sell around 65,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Ju ...

  5. 'Kidz Bop 23' Heading Towards No. 2 Debut on Next Week's Billboard 200 Chart

    January 20, 2013 6:19 PM EST The kid-friendly voices behind the long-running Kidz Bop franchise are going to be singing loud and clear on the Billboard 200 chart next week. The "Kidz Bop 23" album is aiming to debut at No. 2 on the chart with around 65,000 copies so ...

  6. Nas Scores Sixth No. 1 Album On Billboard 200 Chart

    July 25, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Hip-hop veteran Nas achieves his sixth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as Life Is Good bows with 149,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That surpasses initial forecasts for the set by industry prognosticators, which had pegged it to begin ...

  7. Nas Set For Sixth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    July 18, 2012 9:36 PM EDT Nas is set for his sixth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as his just-released album, "Life Is Good," is heading for the top slot next week. Industry sources suggest that the title will sell perhaps 120,000, which should be enough to sec ...

  8. Kidz Bop, RCA, Vevo Team Up For Under-15 Talent Search With Gavin DeGraw

    June 28, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Kidz Bop has teamed up with RCA Records, Vevo and Electus multimedia to launch under-15 web talent show Kidz Star USA 2012 Talent Search, with celebrity mentor Gavin DeGraw on board to help coach the young artists and select a winner. Whoever come ...

  9. Adele's '21' - Biggest No. 1 Album Since 'Bodyguard'

    January 25, 2012 11:00 AM EST It seems that every week, there is a new Adele -related accolade to tout. And this week is no different, as her "21" album hits its 17th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (95,000; down 9%). "21" has been No. 1 longer than any ...

  10. The Kids Are Alright: 'Kidz Bop 21' To Bow Big on Billboard 200

    January 19, 2012 1:36 PM EST The latest edition of the long-running "Kidz Bop" franchise -- "Kidz Bop 21" -- is looking to debut at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Industry sources suggest the "Kidz Bop 21" effort could sell be ...

  11. Adele's '21' Scores 12th Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 -- Most Since 2000

    August 10, 2011 11:00 AM EDT With Adele's "21" back at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (76,000; down 8%, according to Nielsen SoundScan), the British songstress' set collects its 12th week atop the list. It's the most weeks at No. 1 for an album since Sant ...

  12. Adele's '21' Marks 11th Week At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    July 27, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As Adele's "21" heads back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for an 11th nonconsecutive week (up two slots with 77,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan; a gain of 1%), the late Amy Winehouse returns to the top 10 with "Back to Black ...

  13. No. 1 Album Next Week: Adele, Blake Shelton Or... Kidz Bop?

    July 20, 2011 7:59 PM EDT Next week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Adele's "21" may return for an 11th non-consecutive week atop the list. But Blake Shelton's reigning No. 1 could keep her at bay by holding the top slot. Most surprisingly, the popul ...

  14. Grammy Collection, Iron & Wine, Amos Lee Headed For Top of Billboard 200

    January 27, 2011 5:00 PM EST Well, that was fast. After a bright week where the No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart defied expectations and sold more than 90,000 -- the Decemberists' "The King Is Dead" -- it looks like we're diving back to lackluster nu ...

  15. Decemberists' 'The King Is Dead' Tops Billboard 200

    January 26, 2011 11:00 AM EST The Decemberists top the charts. (Photo: Autumn DeWilde) The Decemberists claim their first No. 1 album as "The King Is Dead" debuts atop the Billboard 200 with a career-high 94,000 sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. ...

  16. Eminem Still No. 1, Rick Ross Bows at No. 2 on Billboard 200

    July 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem makes it five weeks in a row at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as "Recovery" sells another 187,000 (down just 4%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. Rick Ross' "Teflon Don" arrives in the runner-up spot with 176,000. Ross ...

  17. Eminem's 'Recovery' Reaches Fifth Week At No. 1, Rick Ross Comes In Second

    July 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem makes it five weeks in a row at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as "Recovery" sells another 187,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . Rick Ross' "Teflon Don" drives in at No. 2 with 176,000—the rapper's fourth s ...

  18. TV Ad Campaign Helps ‘The Edge’ Crack Billboard 200

    March 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With the help of a direct-response TV ad campaign, Razor & Tie's various-artists rock compilation “The Edge” debuted at No. 4 this week on the Billboard 200 with 53,000. The 32-track set was also available through traditional retailers. & ...

  19. Update: Razor & Tie Drops LimeWire Lawsuit

    September 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Razor & Tie has withdrawn its copyright infringement lawsuit against P2P file-sharing service LimeWire. The Kidz Bop label originally filed the suit last October, about two years after the RIAA filed a similar lawsuit August of 2006. The RIAA ...

  20. McDonald's Grooves To Kidz Bop

    April 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT McDonald's will do its first music-CD-based Happy Meal promotion starting today in a global partnership with children's entertainment brand Kidz Bop. As part of the deal, which runs through May 21, McDonald's will distribute eight d ...

  21. The Fray Topples Springsteen On Billboard 200

    February 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Fray earns its first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with its sophomore self titled Epic album, which sold 179,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Denver-based rock act's previous album, "How To Save a Lif ...

  22. Fray Makes Way With First No. 1 Album

    February 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Fray nabs its first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as its self-titled album flies in with 179,000. Other top debuts on the chart this week come in the form of Dierks Bentley's "Feel That Fire," Red Jumpsuit Apparatus' "Lon ...

  23. 'Mamma Mia' Makes Its Move

    August 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Honey, Honey," let's talk about a "Super Trouper" of an album. The "Mamma Mia!" soundtrack has been "On And On And On" the Billboard 200 for a month already and this week, "The Winner Takes It All ...

  24. Sugarland Leapfrogs Miley To Earn First No. 1

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Despite a 45% sales decline to 171,000 copies, Sugarland's "Love on the Inside" rises 2-1 to become the country act's first Billboard 200 chart-topper. Last week's No. 1, Miley Cyrus' "Breakout" (Hollywood), ...

  25. Sugarland's Sweet Success

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sugarland may have had to wait a little bit, but that doesn't make its No. 1 achievement any less sweet. The band's "Love on the Inside" rises from No. 2 to No. 1 in its second week on the Billboard 200, giving the duo its firs ...

  26. Exclusive: Kidz Bop Taps Kingston

    July 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT For the first time, an edition of the best-selling children's music series Kidz Bop will feature an established artist in the project's marketing efforts, Billboard can exclusively reveal. Rapper-reggae star Sean Kingston will be feature ...

  27. Johnson's 'Static' Prevails Again On Album Chart

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Without another blockbuster new release in sight, Jack Johnson's "Sleep Through the Static" remains No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for a third week. Despite a 42% slip in sales, the Brushfire effort stays above the 100,000 mark, moving ...

  28. Jack And Alicia Continue To Reign

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson's "Sleep Through the Static" enjoys a third week atop the Billboard 200 while Alicia Keys' "As I Am" seems unstoppable in its 15th week on the chart ... The latest installment of the "Kidz Bop Kids&q ...

  29. Firefly Ramps Up 'Kidz' Content

    December 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST Firefly Mobile, a niche mobile phone operator focusing on teen and pre-teen users, struck a licensing deal with Kidz Bop for ringtones, wallpapers and videos. The deal allows Firefly customers with the new flyPhone multimedia phone to download Kid ...

  30. Common Scores First No. 1 On Billboard 200

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For the first time in his 14-year career, Common tops The Billboard 200 with "Finding Forever." The Geffen set, which features production from Kanye West and a guest appearance by Lily Allen, moved 155,000 copies in the United States, ac ...

  31. Common Claims First No. 1 Album

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Common grabs his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "Finding Forever" debuts with 155,000 ... Korn claims its seventh consecutive top 10 studio release as its new "Untitled" bows at No. 2 ... "Beautiful Girls" ...

  32. Norah At No. 1 Amidst Slow Sales Week

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST In a slow week for sales and new releases, Norah Jones' "Not Too Late" crowns The Billboard 200 for a third, non-consecutive week. The Blue Note effort slid 53% in sales, moving 100,000 copies in the United States, according to Niel ...

  33. Norah Notches Third Week at No. 1

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones' "Not Too Late" spends a third week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 -- a rarity these days ... In this post-Valentine's Day adjustment week, the big chart's titles shuffle and slide, with Daughtry jumping 9-2 and ...

  34. 'NOW 22' Edges Out DMX's 'Dog' At No. 1

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Compilation sells 127,000 units in the United States. With a margin of only a few hundred copies, "NOW 22" is back at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. After moving 127,000 units in the United States, according to Nielsen Soundscan, the 22nd i ...

  35. Razor & Tie, Six Flags Team For Live Show

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Based on label's music series 'Kidz Bop.' Based on label's music series 'Kidz Bop.' News ...

  36. Razor & Tie, Six Flags Team For Live Show

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Razor & Tie and Six Flags have partnered for Club Kidz Bop, a live show based on the label's multi-million-selling music series, "Kidz Bop." Razor & Tie and Six Flags have partnered for Club Kidz Bop, a live show based o ...

  37. 'High School' Leads Youthful Album Chart Charge

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Set sold 101,000 copies in the United States. After seven weeks on the chart, the soundtrack to "High School Musical" rises to the top on The Billboard 200, up from last week's previous high of No. 6. The Walt Disney set sold 101, ...

  38. Hill Hits No. 1 With 'Fireflies'

    August 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'Dukes' grab 41% increase with movie's release. Faith Hill's return to her country roots earns the songstress her third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "Fireflies." Her sixth effort for Warner Bros. Nashville sold 329 ...

  39. Making The Brand

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Kidz Bop," the incredibly popular children's brand from Razor & Tie, expands its reach—with the help of Fisher-Price with Star Station, a new toy that features songs licensed from the "Kidz Bop "Kidz Bop," th ...

  40. Sony BMG To Distribute Razor & Tie Video

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Label shifts from Ventura. Razor & Tie is extending its distribution deal with Sony BMG Music Entertainment to include video products. Razor & Tie's audio titles have been distributed by BMG since 1998. Razor & Tie's 2005 vid ...

  41. 'O' Yes -- Omarion Is No. 1

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Solo debut moves 182K. Former B2K frontman Omarion bows at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with solo debut "O" (T.U.G./Epic), which scores U.S. sales of 182,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Sony BMG says 30% of the first-week sales ...

  42. 'O' Yes -- Omarion Is No. 1

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former B2K frontman Omarion bows at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with solo debut "O" (T.U.G./Epic), which scores U.S. sales of 182,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set sends last week's ch Former B2K frontman Omarion bow ...

  43. Simpson Spends Third Week At No. 1

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Geffen chanteuse Ashlee Simpson's "Autobiography" rakes in its third week atop The Billboard 200 with 263,000 copies sold in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. Geffen chanteuse Ashlee Simpson's "Autobiography" ...

  44. Simpson Spends Third Week At No. 1

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Geffen chanteuse Ashlee Simpson's "Autobiography" rakes in its third week atop The Billboard 200 with 263,000 copies sold in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. Geffen chanteuse Ashlee Simpson's "Autobiography" ...

  45. Razor & Tie Names Three Execs; Promotes One

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Independent entertainment company expands marketing. Independent entertainment company Razor & Tie has expanded its marketing division. Don Spielvogel has joined the company as senior director of video. He oversees marketing and development. W ...