Kris Allen signs with Jive Records

kris_allen_signs_with_jive_recordsIt’s official!

“American Idol” winner, Kris Allen has been signed with Jive Records. Allen presumably (if the rumors are correct) Allison Iraheta on the Jive label. Congrats to Kris!

Simon Fuller’s 19 Recordings has signed Allen, with his work being licensed to Jive.

Fuller says, “Kris won the hearts of millions of Americans with his soulful voice, good looks, and gracious demeans. 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 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!”

Weiss, Chairman and CEO of RCA/Jive says, “Kris had a terrific run of memorable performances culminating with an incredible win. He’s a super-talented singer and all-around gifted musician who has that rare common touch which will give him the ability to connect with the broadest possible audience. We’re really excited to welcome him to the Jive family.”

Took ’em long enough!!

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