June 11, 2009 05:20 PM by Britteny Elrick
American Idolseason 8 champion, Kris Allen, has been enduring a whirlwind of press appearances and interviews since winning Idol, but he is finally ready to get to work! Kris signed a deal with Jive Records and his first album is set to debut this fall. Keep reading for full details…
As reported by Us Weekly, “As exciting as the last few months have been, I’m really looking forward to what is next,” Allen said in a statement Tuesday. “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,” he went on. “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!”
Added Fuller, “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.”
Allen’s Idol victory song, “No Boundaries,” is at No. 23 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles chart.
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