Kris Allen

Born Jun 21, 1985

Kristopher Neil "Kris" Allen is an American musician and singer-songwriter from Conway, Arkansas, and the winner of the eighth season of American Idol. Prior to Idol, he self-released a 2007 album entitled Brand New Shoes. Allen's Idol coronation song, "No Boundaries" and his version of "Heartless" both charted within the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100. Allen's post-Idol self-titled album was released on November 17, 2009, through 19 Recordings and Jive Records.… Read More

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    Huffington Post - Mar 03, 2016
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1985 Birth Born on June 21, 1985.


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Prior to Idol, he self-released a 2007 album entitled Brand New Shoes. … Read More
2008 23 Years Old Allen married his high school sweetheart Katy O'Connell on September 26, 2008. … Read More
On May 20, 2009, Kris Allen was declared the winner of the eighth season of American Idol, becoming the first married contestant to claim the title, as well as the sixth winner from the Southern United States (only Jordin Sparks, raised in Glendale, Arizona; David Cook, from Blue Springs, Missouri; and Lee DeWyze, from Chicago, Illinois, were from outside the South). … Read More
On February 19, 2010, Allen traveled to Haiti with the United Nations Foundation in order to raise awareness for the disaster relief efforts there as the UN and other groups continue to rebuild after the earthquake. … Read More
"Before We Come Undone", a song that Allen had co-written for his debut album, was covered by season six South African Idol runner-up Lloyd Cele for his debut album One" released April 24, 2011.
Allen debuted several new songs at an acoustic concert at The Mint in Los Angeles on February 9, 2012. … Read More
2013 28 Years Old From January 8 to May 3, 2013, Allen toured the United States on his second solo tour Out Alive. … Read More
On January 8, 2014, Allen entered the recording studio with producer Charlie Peacock to begin recording his third post Idol album at Peacock's studio in Nashville. "Prove It to You" was announced as the lead single on July 1, 2014, debuted at Yahoo Music on July 7, 2014 and released on iTunes on July 8, 2014. … Read More


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Allen has continued to tour in early 2015, including performing at U.S. military bases in Italy and Portugal.
Allen released his fifth studio album, Letting You In, on March 18, 2016. … Read More
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