Kris Allen is an American singer, songwriter, and the winner of the eighth season of American Idol. Prior to the show, he self-released a 2007 album, Brand New Shoes. He is a strong proponent of music education, and after winning the show he has become heavily involved with several charitable organizations that promote music education, including the Music Empowers Foundation and Little Kids Rock.

Allen’s American 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, by Jive Records. The album debuted at number 11 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 18 in the U.S. with combined sales of over $1.7 million.

In 2021, Allen toured Europe with seventh season American Idol winner David Cook. The tour consisted of nine shows across Northern Europe and the United Kingdom. In 2022 he released a song called It’s You I Like, and he asked fans to send him their childhood photo to make a personalized cover for the song. In 2024, he released his most recent single Guinevere  which is an introspective yet hopeful ballad that delves into fears and insecurities while finding solace and strength in the presence of a loved one.

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