Minipops was a television series broadcast in 1983 in the United Kingdom. Designed primarily for younger viewers, it consisted of music performances on a brightly coloured set featuring pre-teen children singing then-contemporary pop music hits and older classics. The children were usually made to look like the original performers, including clothing and make-up.
The show was cancelled after the first year (due to the controversial adult lyrics), but a new kid spin-off group from London called the Mini-Pops was created and they released albums by K-tel in 1982 and 1983. The album ‘We’re the Minipops’, released in 1982, featured a cover version of Kids in America, as well as other pop songs from 1981 and 1982.
Their popularity soared in Canada after a tour there in 1983, prompting a final album on K-tel (‘Christmas’). With the rights by then picked up by Quality Records in Canada, a couple more LP’s followed. The last Minipops release happened in 1989.