Kidz Bop is a brand of compilation albums featuring kids performing contemporary popular songs. The series was developed by Razor & Tie co-founders Cliff Chenfeld and Craig Balsam in 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 family-friendly.
The franchise has sold more than 16 million albums. Since its debut in 2001, KIDZ BOP has expanded significantly to include merchandise, music videos, a live touring division, talent search competitions and the KIDZ BOP Kids who are the face of the brand. The KIDZ BOP Kids are chosen by audition. There are 32 main albums as of July 15th, 2016.