Kris Allen Signs Record Deal

June 8, 2009 By:
Kris Allen Signs Record Deal

American Idol champ Kris Allen has signed a record deal! His first album will come out in the fall via Jive Records.

Kris says, "As exciting as the last few months have been, I'm really looking forward to what is next. I'm very grateful to be working with Simon Fuller and his team at 19 Entertainment, along with Barry Weiss and Jive Records on my debut album."

"Everyone's been asking me what it's going to sound like. It will be very similar to what you heard from me on the show -- definitely in the pop/rock genre. I can't wait to get started!"

Simon Fuller has plenty of faith in his new protégé, saying, "Kris won the hearts of millions of Americans with his soulful voice, good looks and gracious demeanor. However, it is his passion for music and love of performing that will make sure Kris stands the test of time and makes American Idol proud."

Kris’ current single “No Boundaries” is still No. 23 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart. He’s currently gearing up for the Idol tour, where Kris will reunite with the other top ten finalists from season 8. The tour kicks off July 15th in Portland.