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Moms Approve of Kidz' Bop

July 05, 2011

Few modern songs are more disturbing to a mom than Rihanna's raunchy hit, "S&M" — especially when it's sung out loud by an 8-year-old.

The song is played ad nauseam on pop radio.

But it won't appear on "Kidz Bop 20," the latest compilation of current mega hits covered by kid singers in the bestselling CD series. Age appropriateness was the founding concept of "Kidz Bop" — a decade-old compilation series that has become something of a cultural juggernaut over the last decade, hiring tween-age singers to belt out the latest chart toppers from Katy Perry, Britney Spears and other artists and deliver them to the ears of listeners while the originals are still getting FM airplay.

Since 2001, when the series started, "Kidz Bop" has racked up 12 top-10 albums, including the last two discs. "Kidz Bop 18" and "19" have sold 720,000 copies combined in the last year. In the midst of a shaky economy at a time of decreasing overall music sales, "Kidz Bop" is defying the market. Sales are up 39% over the last two years. Read More


 
 
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