Kris Allen’s debut post Idol release is available on Amazon now!

Amazon lists the release date as November 17.

Keeping in mind that release dates are subject to change, the 17th sounds right–Jive and Kris will work hard to get the album on store shelves by the big post-Thanksgiving weekend sales.

Also, check out THIS pre-concert interview Kris did with WPXI in Pittsburgh before his concert there Friday. He tells the reporter his first single will be released “soon”.

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  • isitoveryet

    Yeah for Kris! I probably won’t be buying… but I’m sure that tons of folks are just waiting. From the looks of the release lists, it is going to be a busy Nov. Hopefully all 3 find fabulous success!

  • SarahP

    i’ve got only one reaction

    :jittery_tb:

  • MatureAdamFan

    November is a great month for CD releases. Absolutely wonderful for Kris, Adam and Allison. Definitely am wishing all three of them super careers and great music for their fans. I plan on buying all three!. I imagine each will have a unique and fun sound for fans to enjoy.

  • becausehelives

    Yay 4 kris. so his will be the first to be released. I saw something on rickey’s abt his single leak . was it real?.

  • chrgi

    I never buy from Amazon because they usually never have the CD with any bonus tracks. I’m trying to get the most bang for my buck. But this is exiting nonetheless.

    I think the 17th is a good date. That one week before thanksgiving so you have the fans going crazy the first week and then holiday shoppers the next.

  • lulwut

    Did cook and Jordin released the same week, the week before thanksgiving?

  • Eileen99

    What was shocking to me about that interview is that the interviewer didn’t ask a single follow up question (when will it be released? what is the title? did you write it?). Clearly, she didn’t understand he’d just dropped a bombshell (large by Kris’ standards) and simply moved on to the next question.

    Nevertheless, I’m excited, and hope “really soon” means really soon.

  • https://twitter.com/draddee Sunn

    becausehelives
    Aug 23rd, 2009 at 2:48 pm
    Yay 4 kris. so his will be the first to be released. I saw something on rickey’s abt his single leak . was it real?.

    No. That was a joke, the vid takes you to an interview where he sings a ditty.

    Good for Kris.

  • MrsB

    Signed – sealed – delivered!!

    If it arrives later than its actual release date – well I’m out of my computer chair & off to the store at 12:01 am!

    Yowza – I can’t wait!!!

    Thanks for posting MJ! :smile1_tb: :thumbup_tb:

  • BCU79

    I’m excited about a semi-official album release date! But I don’t want to get too excited about a single release yet . Kris’s idea of “soon” and mine not match up.

    I don’t think Cook released his first single until early October.

  • washpd

    What was shocking to me about that interview is that the interviewer didn’t ask a single follow up question (when will it be released? what is the title? did you write it?). Clearly, she didn’t understand he’d just dropped a bombshell (large by Kris’ standards) and simply moved on to the next question.

    No kidding! Woman needs to learn to actually listen to his answers and ask good followup questions. I’m guessing that if she had, Kris would’ve just said, “It’s a surprise; you’ll have to wait and see,” or something equally frustrating, though!

    No need to pre-order from Amazon for me. I’ve already got the iTunes season pass, and I’ll schlep myself out to the store to buy a few real, live copies as well.

  • weareallinnocent

    Lots of Idol releases in November, eh? Kradison plus Castro, to name 4 (also Nov 17 per his website.) Any more?

  • yeahyeahsure

    I don’t think Cook released his first single until early October.

    IIRC, “Light On” was released to radio and iTunes on Sep 30. Although I think it was premiered on AOL a few days before that.

  • yeahyeahsure

    Lots of Idol releases in November, eh? Kradison plus Castro, to name 4. Any more?

    Carrie (Nov 3).

    Other artists – Leona Lewis, Avril Lavigne, Bon Jovi and probably some other big shots who are keeping things quiet for now.

  • LisaE

    I’ll wait to hear the album before I decide whether or not I’m going to buy, but I think putting the album up for pre-order during the tour is really smart. The earlier the better.

  • Sherena

    I think putting the album up for pre-order during the tour is really smart. The earlier the better.

    Why? To get higher first week sales?

  • BCU79

    Lots of Idol releases in November, eh? Kradison plus Castro, to name 4 (also Nov 17 per his website.) Any more?

    I believe Carrie Underwood is releasing her latest album in November as well.

    Thanks for the info yeahyeahsure. I just remember that it came out somewhat later than “Crush.”

  • dcmjfan127

    I have already purchased Kris’ iturnes pass and am very excited to hear that his single will be dropping soon. I thinking shortly after the tour ends which is still sooner than we got David Cook’s first single. (DC’s album released in the same time frame. I believe it was 11/18.)

    I am sad that Kris couldn’t provide this breaking news to Slezak during the Albany interview. Slezak would of definitely been excited and followed up on questions. Kris said he spent the day in his hotel room but it sounded like he did not get to sleep the whole time. Maybe they had a meeting and decided in Pittsfield what and when they would be releasing the first single…

    I know Kris was most excited about working with Mat C (lyrics?) and Joe King (medoly?). It would be cool if his first single was a combination of these two colaboratins. I don’t know if colaborations ever work that way. Either way, I hope Kris helped with songwriting on the first single.

  • hwc

    Wow. 19E really went whole hog on the publicity photos, huh?

  • HotHotHot

    How do you find out about bonus tracks? Why do some CDs have them and some don’t? Or do you only get them on itunes?

  • MrsB

    “I’ll schlep myself out to the store and by myself a few hard copies as well”

    LOL Glad you said it first, my husband is scared to death I’m going to dip into my IRA account!! :glurps_tb:

  • Mtlfan

    YEAH!!!! the first single will be there very soon :jittery_tb: :clap_tb:… . I wonder if very soon means like a week or 2

  • colette

    I am sad that Kris couldn’t provide this breaking news to Slezak during the Albany interview. Slezak would of definitely been excited and followed up on questions.

    I hear ya, but don’t feel sorry for Mr. Slezak! This year he’s had far more buzz for his work than previously, and I’m sure he’s delighted. And Kris may have been constrained by his record company. Usually they’re responsible for the timing.

    I’m just as hopeful and curious as other Kris fans about the album. But as mentioned before, I’m also a bit anxious. This write-with-strangers, produced-by-committee, overly slick and vacuous trend for AI records worries me.

    I know Nov is primetime because of holiday presents, etc. but lordy it seems rushed. and putting out a so-so first effort with mixed reviews has hurt some Idols (though for others, like Cook, Jordin and Ruben, it didn’t seem to seriously dent sales).

    Guess I’m expecting a lot from this effort, because I know Kris has something to prove to a lot of pop critics and listeners, and I also believe he has something to say with his music, which can take more time to realize. Or not.

    oh geez, whadoIknow……I’m just hoping for the best! :blink_tb:

  • butte009

    Great news! I can’t wait to hear the new single. :drunk_tb: :clap_tb:

  • MrsB

    washpd Sorry I misquoted you exactly on my post @3:28.

    My quotation mark didn’t fly this time & I had to quickly type it in & submit, I apoligize! :dunce_tb:

  • ozarka

    Eek, I don’t like that picture they chose. The very white shirt has little definition, thus making him look fat at quick glance.

  • BCU79

    How do you find out about bonus tracks? Why do some CDs have them and some don’t? Or do you only get them on itunes?

    We won’t find out about any potential bonus tracks until much closer to the actual release date. It’s up to the record label and I suppose the retailers to decide about offering bonus tracks.

    iTunes offers bonus tracks on a lot of CD’s now. But there are still some Best Buy/Target exclusives. I’ve also occasionally seen some bonus track exclusives on albums purchased in Amazon’s mp3 store. Green Day’s latest album had an exclusive track there.

    ETA – The picture is just a placeholder. I don’t like it either, but it will go away once the actual album cover is released.

  • Vada

    I clicked your widget, MJ. I already have the iTunes Pass, but I need a hard copy, too. So, if it helps pay the upkeep here, it is money well spent.

  • glamatheart

    Hooray for Kris!! Getting anxious for a leak of that single – hopefully soon. :clap_tb:

  • LisaE

    I think putting the album up for pre-order during the tour is really smart. The earlier the better.

    Why? To get higher first week sales?

    I said that because at the moment Kris is still relatively fresh in people’s minds. It’s hard to keep the names and faces of the Idols in the mainstream press after the show is over. Most people move on and forget. I watched the last few episodes of Idol last year and liked Cook’s voice, but I completely forgot about him until I watched Idol this year. I don’t even remember his album release and I’m a music junkie (although not an AI fan). It’s a good thing if the people impressed by Kris during the concert can go home and find material to pre-order online, because they may not care anymore in a couple of months.

  • poporange

    Wow. 19E really went whole hog on their publicity photos, Huh?

    Yep those poloriods just not the same as digital ..Hey all he has to do is look pretty , which helped him get to the top 13..

  • yinyang

    Do ITunes sales count separately from CD sales when chart positions are determined? This will be my first year buying any Idol CDs, and I’d like them to get the most bang for my buck, if possible, (i.e. get the money from the sale, as well as have it count towards going platinum (heh, thinking big here), and chart position.

    I’ll probably want to hear Kris’ CD first, but would be willing to buy both ITunes and physical CD if it’s good. Same for Adam and Allison, (though I plan on buying Adam’s without hearing it first.)

    I have no idea how the stats are compiled, so am not sure what is best for the artist.

  • hwc

    I’ll probably want to hear Kris’ CD first, but would be willing to buy both ITunes and physical CD if it’s good

    Why? If you have the physical CD, iTunes will import it straight into iTunes complete with song names and album art.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJz1YMAu_x0 GeminiDolly

    How soon is soon? When will soon be now? im looking forward to what Kris has up his plaid sleeves.

  • yeahyeahsure

    Do ITunes sales count separately from CD sales when chart positions are determined? This will be my first year buying any Idol CDs, and I’d like them to get the most bang for my buck, if possible, (i.e. get the money from the sale, as well as have it count towards going platinum (heh, thinking big here), and chart position.

    The sales of the physical and digital albums will be combined for the Billboard 200 Albums chart.

  • madnessinmotion

    I am not doing a pre-order but I know for sure without hearing a song that I will be buying 2 hard copies of Kris’ CD and 1 album from iTunes.

    I will also be buying 2 hard copies and 1 iTunes album of Adam’s CD and 1 iTunes album of Allison’s CD and my Christmas shopping will already be well on it’s way when I am done.

    One more reason to love American Idol Season 8. Less guesswork for Christmas this year.

  • birchtree

    Deleted: yeahyeahsure answered the question… thank you.

  • butte009

    Wow. 19E really went whole hog on the publicity photos, huh?

    I still prefer this placeholder to a Michelin Tire outfit or plaid. :laugh_tb:

  • luvadamlambert

    That’s awesome 4 kris and his fans. I’m looking forward to his album but won’t buy it-unless it’s all about his homies:p I will definetly buy a few songs though

  • dietcoke

    Yay for Kris. I really love his voice. Can’t wait to check it out.

  • Mtlfan

    the picture is not great… white is not that great on him (well, in this picture at least)

  • sandyc

    :clap_tb: This is great news! That’s going to be a huge week for me for three reasons:

    1. Kris Allen’s album release
    2. Star Trek’s DVD release
    3. New Moon’s theatrical release

    This is going to be the longest 3 months ever! :shuteye_ee:

  • jill16

    I wonder if the pic posted is his album cover? Anything but plaid. I won’t be buying one, but I’m excited for his fans.

  • babybelle32

    I’ve always liked that picture of Kris, and I don’t think he looks fat at all. The picture is just a placeholder, and he’s had more than enough photo shoots with Jive since he won the title, which is good since he is a lot more toned now than he was when that picture was taken.

  • Pam

    I can’t wait to hear this single. The sooner the better. :)

  • MrsB

    overly slick and vacuous trend for AI records worries me.

    This has me concerned for him as well, in regards especially in attracting new fans of the general public not involved with AI. I try to keep a positive attitude but usually with my fingers crossed! :unsure_tb:

  • Yss

    Yay, We’ve got a “Soon” Omg! November can’t come any faster, I need My Kradison Albums Now! :jittery_tb:

  • auntieaimee

    It looks like a grade school photo, doesn’t it? They really spared no expense…

    Looking forward to the single, though!

  • luvadamlambert

    Kris’s album cover will be kris in a plaid shirt and it will be titled ” kris Allen” just how his fans like it :D

  • tripp_ncwy

    I am sure 19 has some great photos of Kris to use as an album cover. I agree the one currenlty on Amazon is just a place holder. All three of the signed idols have had several photo shoots. His cover will be simple but classy.

  • MrsB

    Since fans of any music artist they admire, in any arena or genre, have no say in the selection of album cover or the music it includes what difference does it make? NONE is my answer! Of course, I am only speaking for myself as I do not have magic powers to assume what others may be thinking! :smile1_tb:

  • Trina

    When DC’s album was up on Amazon for placeholder one of the pics was similar to the TOML cover was used as the placeholder, this one is similar to Kris’ No Boundaries single cover so no, its not the actual album cover. Way too soon for that. BTW Light On was first premiered on 9/23 on AOL Radio. 9/30 was when it went for sale on iTunes.

    I ordered the iTunes pass so I doubt I’ll be pre-ordering this..

  • lizland

    How exciting for Kris, to announce his CD date. Can’t wait to hear his new single. I hope he surprises a lot of people and has a big hit- I definitely think he could score big with a Fray-like single. It would suit his voice and his overall vibe very well.

  • MrsB

    Trina See I didn’t even know about iTune passes before I found this blog. I always used to check the dang paper to see for release dates on any idol album! I can’t imagine how many more peeps are in the “unknown” position as me. When you aren’t computer savvy it’s like WOW to discover this one-stop shopping mecca here at MJs.

  • hwc

    It looks like a grade school photo, doesn’t it? They really spared no expense’ ¦

    I think they sent him over the Department of Motor Vehicles for his publicity photos.

  • haruhi

    I might have to wait longer. I don’t think the album would drop at the same time in the US here. We can’t purchase through itunes, so it’s literally “waiting for it to hit the shelves.” Let me see if I can order from Amazon…

  • Truthiness

    Great that it’s available on pre-order. Excellent to hear about the single coming out “soon.” Bad placeholder picture.

  • Sherena

    I think the picture is super cute. The real album art better be a lot better, but for a placeholder pic it’s good.

  • Trina

    Don’t feel bad MrsB I didn’t know about the iTunes Pass until I saw it here either LOL I’d be lost without info here!

  • butte009

    Kris’s album cover will be kris in a plaid shirt and it will be titled ‘  kris Allen’  just how his fans like it :D

    Hmmmm…. sounds familiar….

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Wq-CY82NOB4/ShbUfkwEU4I/AAAAAAAABJU/UV3m12mUR3w/s320/kris allen brand new shoes cover.jpg

    The only thing I don’t like about the cover is the orange.
    :laugh_tb:

  • KenzTK

    Hmmmm’ ¦. sounds familiar’ ¦.

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Wq-CY82NOB4/ShbUfkwEU4I/AAAAAAAABJU/UV3m12mUR3w/s320/kris

    That’s now the album cover for brand new shoes. That pic was taken during the season. This is his album cover for BNS.

    http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/174s/28762633.png

  • TwigLA

    Shouldn’t that be a picture of Adam and say ‘Adam Lambert’s Friend’ is releasing a new album?

    How DARE Amazon put a gorgeous picture of Kris Allen on their website advertising his CD release and preorder. Why I never!

    :::pulling tongue out of cheek:::

    I can’t wait to hear the single when it comes out and the album in November. I want it to be titled ‘The Plaid Album’ and Kris to be dressed in a white collarless shirt with a background of plaid.

  • deez

    A poster @ IDF claims that it is entitled “Be with You” and that he’s heard it. Supposedly it was up on itunes by mistake (another glitch?) for a very short time.

    He then disappeared and failed to answer questions (sounds kinda hoaxy)

  • evanjane

    I’ve purchased the I-tunes Pass and will be getting a physical CD when it’s available. I was just listening to Falling Slowly on my I-Pod and Kris’s lower register has such a full, rich tone to it. I really like this guy’s voice. I like several of his songs from Brand New Shoes — Beautiful Moon and Land of Smiles to name a couple. He refers to them as amateurish or naive. If that’s the case, there should be some great music coming our way. Fingers crossed.

  • ShariG

    Great news. I don’t care what he is wearing (plaid is just fine by me) or what is on the CD. As long as it is Kris Allen’s voice it will be just fine. Very exciting to have a release date. Now I’m looking forward to the tour dates and am really hoping he plays in Chicago.

  • ShariG

    Thank goodness Kris Allen is far more than just a pretty face. Can’t wait for the first single to start playing on the radio and for the album.

  • deez

    TwigLA
    I can’t wait to hear the single when it comes out and the album in November. I want it to be titled ‘The Plaid Album’ and Kris to be dressed in a white collarless shirt with a background of plaid.

    The Plaid Album…..I like it! LOL

  • hollygo9

    With apologies to Morrissey, how soon is now? can soon be now, please?

  • tinydance

    I ordered it. I am kinda excited. Can’t wait. I am going to get the group 2 cds. They were my favorites.

  • ozarka

    I can’t wait to hear the single when it comes out and the album in November. I want it to be titled ‘The Plaid Album’ and Kris to be dressed in a white collarless shirt with a background of plaid.

    I actually like that idea. Were you just kidding?

  • KenzTK

    A poster @ IDF claims that it is entitled ‘Be with You’  and that he’s heard it. Supposedly it was up on itunes by mistake (another glitch?) for a very short time.

    Maybe Kris is remaking this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6E4Cs2H-xE :D

  • Mtlfan

    I can’t wait to hear the single when it comes out and the album in November. I want it to be titled ‘The Plaid Album’ and Kris to be dressed in a white collarless shirt with a background of plaid

    funny idea but that’s way too much plaid ;)

  • ozarka

    On second thought, Mtlfan is right. With an album cover and title like that, Kris will be forced to wear plaid all the time. LOL!

  • ozarka

    This is a much better crop of that same photo…

    http://blogs.chron.com/tubular/archives/2009/05/kris_allen_1.html

  • Mtlfan

    you’re funny ozarka.

    I liked how Kris was dressed in the Canadian interview in Hamilton (see youtube). He was wearing the little beenie and I tought he looked gorgeous. But it might be too casual for the first album cover; for me… I wouldn’t mind :)
    And no stress on the plaid thing, it would make the whole thing too ‘people magazine’ (e.g referring to all the stuff that is the non musical side of Kris)

  • chicksineggz

    Isn’t that picture the No Boundaries pic? I don’t really like it either, but i think that’s because he needs to shave in that picture.

  • TwigLA

    ozarka
    Aug 24th, 2009 at 1:04 am
    I can’t wait to hear the single when it comes out and the album in November. I want it to be titled ‘The Plaid Album’ and Kris to be dressed in a white collarless shirt with a background of plaid.

    I actually like that idea. Were you just kidding?

    Nope, I wasn’t kidding. Kris is a Beatles fan. I’m a Beatles fan. My fave albums by The Beatles are Rubber Soul and The White Album.

    Kris is eclectic and early on I thought he should put out his own ‘The White Album’ (his music, of course). People have always noticed and commented on his wearing plaid on AI and on tour. (Who are those idiots who think ‘plaid’ and ‘flanel’ are synonyms?)

    So what would be more appropriate than naming his first album from this stage of his musical career ‘The Plaid Album’? Real men wear plaid. (one of my brothers told me this a long time ago. lol)

  • Gigi3

    Real men wear plaid. (one of my brothers told me this a long time ago. lol)

    My husband is a real man, let me promise you, and he never wears plaid- not his style. I’ll have to let him know he fails the “real man” test.

  • deez

    KenzTK
    Aug 24th, 2009 at 4:14 am
    A poster @ IDF claims that it is entitled ‘Be with You’  and that he’s heard it. Supposedly it was up on itunes by mistake (another glitch?) for a very short time.

    Maybe Kris is remaking this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6E4Cs2H-xE :D

    LOL… I can imagine Kris shirtless, in spandex pants, with hair extensions now!!!

  • fearbear

    I am kinda excited for this. Kris isn’t my #1 last season but he is a good musician. I’m not a fan of Brand New Shoes though, a little too sleepy for me, hopefully the major label debut will have more upbeat tunes! :)

  • Mtlfan

    I guess we won’t hear this new single during the tour? if it’s comint out soon, it seems it will be before the tour end? Maybe he’ll sing it on the last show?

  • summersnow

    Eagerly anticpating the release of his single and of course his album :jittery_tb:

  • oceana

    That’s fast, I’ll be curious to hear his single. It’s always fun to see what the idols put out each autumn.

  • SharB

    I’m glad for Kris. Looking forward to hearing the cd. I thought earlier I would buy it to give my suppport to him. Hopefully others will too.