Kidz Bop 22 Tops the Charts

The latest in the Kidz Bop audio series, Kidz Bop 22, landed a spot on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart, ranking No. 3. The album is also No. 1. on Billboard’s Children’s Chart. The Kidz Bop Kids, the faces and voices behind the Kidz Bop brand, will embark on a 22-city national “It’s All About Music Tour.” The tour will feature 11-year-old music sensation Ethan Bortnick.

Timed to coincide with the release of Kidz Bop 22 and the national tour, Kidz Bop and Imperial Toy will debut a new line of pop star role play toys. The line will feature musical microphones, keyboards, and fashion accessories.

The tour kicked off Friday, July 27 in Pittsburgh and runs through September 2. Tickets are on sale now, and tour information is available at Kidzbop.com. The toys will be available in August from Toys “R” Us and other major retailers.

This post was originally written by Lindsay Gordon and published by ToyBook.com. For more news, visit www.toybook.com, follow The Toy Book on Twitter, and like The Toy Book on Facebook. The Toy Book is a bimonthly trade magazine covering the toy industry, published by Adventure Publishing Group.

Kidz Bop Kicks Off Summer Tour

Kidz Bop will embark on a 22-city national tour this summer. The ensemble will be the opening act for the “It’s All About Music” Tour with 11-year-old music sensation, Ethan Bortnick.

Ethan has headlined more than 100 live shows across the globe and, through concert and charity events, has shared the stage with artists such as Beyoncé, Reba McEntire, and Natalie Cole. The summer tour will run from July 27 through September 2, timed to coincide with the release of Kidz Bop 22 on July 17, the latest volume in the audio series. Tickets for the July tour dates are on sale now at Ethantickets.com.

This post was originally written by Leah Rocketto and published by ToyBook.com. For more news, visit www.toybook.com, follow The Toy Book on Twitter, and like The Toy Book on Facebook. The Toy Book is a bimonthly trade magazine covering the toy industry, published by Adventure Publishing Group.