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Kris Allen

Kris Allen

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Famous as :

Singer

Birth Name :

Kristopher Neil Allen

Birth Date :

June 21, 1985

Birth Place :

Jacksonville, Arkansas, USA

Spouse :

Katy O'Connell Allen (since 26-Sep-08)

Claim to fame :

Winner of "American Idol" 8th season

Biography


Before hitting "American Idol" stage, Kris Allen already released an indie album titled "Brand New Shoes". He recorded it with his college friends and bandmates Michael Holmes (drums) and Chase Erwin (bass). He himself played guitar and piano in addition to serving as the band's vocalist.

Born on June 21, 1985 in Arkansas, Kris was an active member of orchestra group in his school, Mills University Studies High School. He played viola at that time before then learning how to play guitar, piano and ukulele. Beside joining the orchestra group, Kris was also actively involved in church during his younger years. He was a worship leader at New Life church in Maumelle, Arkansas, and has traveled around the world, including Burma, Mozambique, Spain, South Africa and Thailand, for missionary work. He married longtime girlfriend Katy O'Connell Allen in September 2008.

Latest News


Kris Allen and Wife Katy Welcome Son Oliver

July 31, 2013 04:30:00 GMT

Congratulations are in order for and his wife Katy O'Donnell. The winner of "" season 8 officially becomes a father at 28. He is thrilled to announce that his first child was just born. "Happy Day!!!! My little stud was born today. Oliver is here people!" he tweeted Tuesday night, July 30.
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Kris Allen Reveals His Wife Is Pregnant After Their Car Accident

January 03, 2013 08:03:35 GMT

"" season 8 winner has dropped happy news while recuperating from injuries he got in a car crash on New Year's Day. As he got better in the hospital, the 27-year-old singer went on Twitter to tell fans how lucky he felt to have survived the accident, and revealed that he's soon going to be a father.
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Kris Allen Breaks Arm in Car Crash on New Year's Day

January 02, 2013 05:04:36 GMT

got into an accident in early 2013. The winner of "" season eight and his wife Katy were involved in a car accident on Tuesday, January 1. The head-on collision caused him to suffer a lot of pain and break his arm, but thankfully, the singer is fine.
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New 'Brave' Clip Focuses on King and Queen of Scotland

May 30, 2012 08:31:23 GMT

Walt Disney Pictures unleashes another clip from its anticipated animation "". Instead of highlighting Princess Merida, the snippet focuses on King Fergus as he hilariously impersonates Merida in order to convince his wife Queen Elinor to talk to their rebellious daughter.
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Kris Allen Denies Saying 'American Idol' Had Run Its Course

May 30, 2012 07:30:37 GMT

never said that "" should end after airing for almost ten years. Contrary to the report which was first spread by TMZ, the winner of the reality series' eighth season claimed that he never bashed the singing competition.
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Video: Kris Allen Goes Acoustic on 2012 National Memorial Day Parade

May 29, 2012 01:26:35 GMT

Another "" alum has made an appearance in Washington, D.C. for an annual event honoring the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Season 8 winner took part in National Memorial Day Parade a day after and performed at PBS National Memorial Day concert.
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Kris Allen Thought 'American Idol' Should End

May 25, 2012 18:58:26 GMT

"" is worn out, according to one of its former champions. who beat in season 8 said he did not catch up the finale on Wednesday, May 23 night where was crowned the new winner.
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Kris Allen Explains Santa Monica Concert Ruckus: I Didn't Mean to Break the Law

May 01, 2012 06:27:47 GMT

One day after running into trouble for holding a concert without permit in Santa Monica, explained that what happened was an honest mistake. The 2009 winner of "" insisted that he just wanted to have fun with his fans and "didn't mean to disrespect anybody or break the law."
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Video: Kris Allen and LMFAO Performing on 'American Idol'

April 20, 2012 07:00:42 GMT

"" continued its tradition to parade its alums. After welcoming back two of its graduates and last week, the singing competition saw returning to the "Idol" stage along with electro/pop duo .
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Kendall Jenner Gets Provocative in Bikini Photo Shoot

April 14, 2012 03:57:19 GMT

has taken some stunning bikini photos that show her looking significantly older than her years. The younger sister of recently struck provocative poses in various two-piece swimsuits for French fashion magazine, FLAVOR, and on Friday, April 13, she shared the pictures on her blog.
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LMFAO and Kris Allen Set to Perform on 'American Idol'

April 14, 2012 03:40:44 GMT

After welcoming back two of its alums and , "" will be made merry by and next week. They are scheduled to serve as musical guests in a result show that will air March 19.
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Kris Allen Debuts 'The Vision of Love' Music Video

April 04, 2012 09:11:16 GMT

premieres a music video for his newest single "The Vision of Love". The clip follows youngsters who struggle to cope with bullying and self-esteem issues. The singer, who claimed his fame after winning "" season 8, meanwhile is seen being occupied with creative process of writing the empowerment song.
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Kris Allen Announces Second Album's Title and Release Date

March 29, 2012 17:29:58 GMT

is ready to reveal more about his second album after graduating first from "". The season 8 winner will release the sophomore effort, titled "", on May 22 via his label RCA. Allen's "Idol" competitor will release his new album a week before that.
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Kris Allen's New Single 'Vision of Love' Comes Out

March 02, 2012 03:31:14 GMT

has a new treat for his fans. A fresh single called "Vision of Love" hits the web to tide them over his new album release. The winner of "" season eight showcased it live for the very first time during a recent concert at The Mint in Los Angeles.
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Pics: Katie Holmes and Daughter Hit Malibu Beach in Heels

May 31, 2011 07:19:10 GMT

and Suri Cruise have taken a stroll down the beach in style. When attending a Memorial Day beach party in Malibu, California on Monday, May 30, the mother-daughter duo were snapped sinking their heels into the sand as they romped along the Pacific coastline for some seaside fun together.
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Video: Pia Toscano and Kris Allen Perform at PBS Memorial Day Concert

May 31, 2011 07:16:27 GMT

While fellow "" alum went to Disney World, visited the National Mall in Washington D.C. to perform at PBS National Memorial Day concert. She was a musical guest at the gig taking place at the West lawn of the Capitol along with another "Idol" graduate .
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Kris Allen Debuts Fan-Dedicated Video for 'Alright with Me'

November 19, 2010 08:32:30 GMT

thanks his devotees for their on-going support by debuting "A Thank You to the Fans" music video for his single "Alright with Me". The clip is a montage of him on stage, in studio and during the break between those work schedules.
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Kris Allen to Tour With Lifehouse

August 24, 2010 04:41:36 GMT

"" alumni is to open for on a number of dates. The rock band announced via Twitter that they have mapped out a Fall tour, saying "We are pleased to announce that we will start our Headlining tour with special guest @krisallen Oct. 15!"
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Kris Allen Unveils 'The Truth' Music Video Ft. Pat Monahan

August 18, 2010 06:21:33 GMT

goes to the desert in a music video for his latest single "The Truth". Directed by Aaron Plat, the clip also features performance scene from Allen's collaborator Pat Monahan and a brief appearance from female model Cindy Vela.
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Kris Allen's 'The Truth' Music Video Gets Teaser

August 14, 2010 07:36:25 GMT

's "The Truth" music video is promised to debut very soon. To tide fans over while waiting for the video premiere, behind-the-scene footage is brought forward, featuring an almost empty desert with a lighting on the sky. The crew and the 2009 "" winner are also briefly seen in this sneak peek.
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Pictures: Kris Allen Shooting Music Video for 'The Truth'

July 27, 2010 08:45:25 GMT

Several pictures from the video shoot of 's second single "The Truth" have been found. The photos feature the winner of "" season 8 filming the clip under the burning sun. One of the images sees him falling on his back from a black grand piano to a mattress.
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Video: Christina Aguilera, Bret Michaels and More on 'American Idol' Finale

May 27, 2010 03:32:51 GMT

The Wednesday, May 26 "" finale was a star-studded affair with many big stars, including and , coming to the event as musical guests. Christina followed "Beautiful" and "Fighter" medley performance by this season's female contestants with a solo set of her new material "You Lost Me".
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Kris Allen Lands Publishing Deal With Universal Music

April 16, 2010 08:14:28 GMT

It has been officially announced that sealed a publishing deal with Universal Music. The deal includes Allen's self-titled album "" as well as future works during the term of the agreement.
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Video: Kris Allen and Allison Iraheta on 'American Idol' Result Show

February 26, 2010 06:40:24 GMT

Video of the live performances from the Thursday result show of "" season 9 have hit the web shortly after the singing competition ended. and who graduated from the previous season served as musical guests.
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Allison Iraheta to Sing on 'American Idol', Joining Kris Allen

February 23, 2010 03:18:27 GMT

is confirmed to return to the stage of "" this coming Thursday, February 25. The red-headed singer is going to perform "Scars", a track released to follow up her debut single "Friday I'll Be Over You".
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Kris Allen to Perform for Haiti on 'American Idol' Result Show

February 18, 2010 08:48:32 GMT

In the wake of devastating earthquake which killed and injured thousands of people in Haiti, is scheduled to fly to the Caribbean country to raise awareness and fund for its relief effort. Later, the "" season 8 winner will share his experience and perform on the reality singing competition.
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