Universal Music releases KIDZ BOP Summer ‘18



KIDZ BOP, the #1 children’s music brand in the US, has today announced the release of KIDZ BOP Summer ‘18, which will be available in the UK on 23 March 2018. KIDZ BOP Summer ‘18 is the third album featuring the British KIDZ BOP Kids, who have amassed over 120,000 album sales since launching in the UK last year.

2017 saw the group first storm onto the UK Charts with their top 10 debut album, KIDZ BOP, which reached #7 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 10.6 million combined streams in the UK.

The third album in the hit music series will feature family-friendly versions of today’s biggest pop hits, 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!”. Five new music videos for “Havana,” New Rules,” Anywhere,” “Mama” and “Reggaetón Lento” have been produced and will be released on the UK KIDZ BOP YouTube Channel, adding to the 8.1 million UK YouTube views to date. These videos will also be released across all Sky Kids platforms, as part of Sky TV’s dedicated children channel, over the coming months. 

KIDZ BOP Summer ‘18 will be supported by a national TV and digital advertising campaign, as well as:

  • Upcoming media appearances including live broadcast interview on ITV Daytime
  • Upcoming live summer shows and appearances to be announced over the coming months
  • Consumer PR campaign covering print, online and broadcast media, including national press, kids media, mummy & family bloggers and influencers

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 100k 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.”

KIDZ BOP: the success so far…

 *   #7 on UK Top 40 Official Album Chart on release week for the debut album, KIDZ BOP
*   8 weeks on the UK Top 40 Official Album Chart for KIDZ BOP 2018
*   120K total sales since launch
*   10.6M combined streams
*   401k Facebook followers
*   8.1M YouTube views
*   KIDZ BOP sold more albums in the UK last year than Miley Cyrus, Kesha and Kelly Clarkson’s new releases combined