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Kris Allen

Kristopher Neil "Kris" Allen (born June 21, 1985) 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. The album debuted at number eleven on the U.S. Billboard 200. The album's lead single, "Live Like We're Dying", was released on September 21, 2009, and peaked at number eighteen in the U.S. with combined sales of over 1.7 million. Allen's second major-label album Thank You Camellia was released on May 22, 2012, and the lead single "The Vision of Love" was released March 26, 2012. Allen was born in Jacksonville, Arkansas, to Kimberly (née Wood) and Neil Allen. He is the elder of two sons; his younger brother, Daniel, is a college cheerleading coach. Allen's interest in music began very early. He began playing the viola in elementary school and went on to play the instrument in the Mills University

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Kris Allen Seriously Injured In New Year's Eve Car Accident

Kris Allen
Seriously Injured In Car Crash

"American Idol" winner Kris Allen and his pregnant wife Katy were in a head-on collision car crash on New Year's Day.Allen, Katy and their dog, Zorro, were all in the car.  Kris suffered a… READ MORE >

'American Idol' Champ Taylor Hicks -- The Show STILL Makes Stars ... Just Look at Me!!!

Taylor Hicks
'Idol' STILL Makes Stars ... Just Look at Me!!!

"American Idol" champ Kris Allen is DEAD WRONG ... the show has life in it yet ... at least according to Season 5 champ Taylor Hicks -- and his own shining success is proof.As we reported, Kris… READ MORE >

- 817 days ago
Kris Allen -- Put 'American Idol' Out of Its Misery

Kris Allen
Put 'American Idol' Out of Its Misery

Stick a fork in "American Idol" ... it's done -- at least according to former champ Kris Allen, who strongly insinuated the show has run its course.Kris -- who beat out Adam Lambert to win Season… READ MORE >

- 818 days ago
Kris Allen -- Dripping with ... Muscles?!

Kris Allen -- Dripping with ... Muscles?!

"American Idol" winner Kris Allen doesn't have to worry about anyone judging his body too harshly.The married 24-year-old showed off his buff and mostly smooth torso while on vacation in the… READ MORE >

- 1584 days ago
Kris Allen -- A Window Into My Crotch

Kris Allen
A Window Into My Crotch

Kris Allen didn't just open for Lady Antebellum last night at the Wiltern in L.A. ... he also opened his fly for the entire audience.After getting through his first set without any hardware… READ MORE >

- 1587 days ago
'Idol' Champ Affected by Tiger Woods Syndrome

'Idol' Champ
Affected by Tiger Woods Syndrome

Tiger Woods Syndrome: An epidemic sweeping the nation -- in which paranoid wives constantly worry that their "nice guy" husbands are secretly cheating on them every time they leave the house ...… READ MORE >

- 1709 days ago
Kris Allen -- Don't Blame Me for Thong, Song

Kris Allen -- Don't Blame Me for Thong, Song

That "angel pink mesh" thong on Kris Allen's wedding registry -- consider it a surprise from his wifey, because he had no idea it was even on there.The "American Idol" winner talked about the… READ MORE >

- 1909 days ago
Gokey Voters Sided With Kris Allen

Gokey Voters Sided With Kris Allen

Sources at "American Idol" tell us the margin between Kris Allen and Adam Lambert "wasn't even close" -- and the biggest factor in Allen's win was Danny Gokey.Here's what we know. The "lion's… READ MORE >

- 1911 days ago
AT&T: We Helped Kris Allen a Little... So What?

AT&T: We Helped Kris Allen a Little... So What?

Major controversy has erupted over the results of this year's "American Idol." AT&T has just admitted to giving Kris Allen fans in Arkansas -- his home state -- an unfair voting advantage ...… READ MORE >

- 1912 days ago
Randy Jackson -- America Is Never Wrong

Randy Jackson
America Is Never Wrong

In the shocking finale last night, Kris Allen beat out Adam Glambert for "American Idol" -- and according to Randy Jackson, "America gets it right every time, dawg."Just ask Taylor Hicks, Fantasia… READ MORE >

- 1918 days ago

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