Allison Iraheta Available for Pre-Order on Amazon with a 12/1 Release Date

Allison Iraheta’s debut album on 19R/Jive Records, is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com.   The release date listed is December 1, a few days after Black Friday–the day after Thanksgiving–considered one of the biggest shopping days of the year in the US.

Peeps initially thought Allison would release her album on November 10, a week before her Jive label-mate, Idol winner Kris Allen. His release date is November 17, a week before the Thanksgiving holiday.   Adam Lambert over on RCA will release a few days before Thanksgiving, on the 24th.

Prototype E3 Trailer
Prototype E3 Trailer

But it appears that Jive is pushing the release into December.   The big disadvantage is missing those big Thanksgiving weekend sales.   But there is a slight advantage–our favorite red-headed rocker will get a couple of weeks to polish up her debut.   Allison says the music on her album will be pop with a rock edge.

Helping Allison rock out, are producers Kevin Rudolph and Max Martin. In fact, Allison flew to Sweden immediately after the Idol tour ended to work with Martin, who has produced hits for Kelly Clarkson, Pink and Britney Spears.

To pre-order Allison Iraheta’s debut album, click the link!

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42 Comments

  1. Yay! This is great news. Wish she didn’t have to wait until Dec to drop, but I am really looking forward to her release.

  2. I’m looking forward to Allison’s album. I wouldn’t be surprised if she did a duet with Pink. I remember Jordin Sparks saying that Jive asked which Jive artist she’d like to duet with. I hope they do the same for Kradison.

  3. That’s great and because I had the page open anyway: her current ranking is #561 on Amazon of course – I think that’s pretty good since it has just been released :D.

  4. I’m actually quite looking forward to this. I like her voice a lot, she could improve on enunciation, though I wonder if this is partly due to her braces. Not sure if I’ll buy her CD yet. I’ll wait to read the reviews first.

  5. Good for Allison! I hope the album is ready to go, not rushed, and the first single really highlights her capability as a singer. I have to admit that I am not a Pink fan, however, so, like terraj, I will wait for the album release to decide if I will buy it or not.

  6. I like Allison’ voice and am interested in how Jiva will market her. They better not screw up.

  7. I love Pink, so I’d be happy if she went in that direction. I have a feeling she may sprint past the boys. It will be interesting to see how it plays out.

  8. She and Adam are my must buys this fall from the idol bunch, so yay! I don’t know if I like the missed opportunity of those black Friday sales, but December is still a big cd buying month, so it’s not a deal killer by any means.

  9. I remember she said in an interview that she was under less pressure than Kris and Adam, so that’s a good thing. I think Jive is invested in her, so I hope it works out. I can’t wait to hear what they’ve come up with!

  10. Yay. I don’t buy my cds on amazon though so will wait for itunes pre-order if it happens.

  11. I enjoyed every song she performed on the show. I’ll mosdef like 11 or 12 original tracks. I think Alis career will be a long term marathon rather than a short term sprint. She’ll learn from other peoples experiences, her own and other ups and downs of life in general pushing her to write strong material. I’m not worried about the date of her release. I’m buying it now.

  12. I’m definitely buying the cd when it comes out. No questions asked. LOL.

  13. I don’t know how well Allison will do with that release date. You got Alicia Keys 4th album coming out the same day and she opened up with <700k last album. I pretty sure Allison can do go but I just don't expect her to do the big things that Adam and Kris will do like some are saying.

  14. Yay! Pre oredered already of course. I can’t wait for new music from her. She’ll be one to watch if Jive promotes her well.

  15. And to think, yesterday people were convinced Jive was tossing her under the bus because of a lack of news. That’s a good release date. Now it is up to Allie and her management to prove Simon wrong. Over the long haul I think she will.

  16. I pre-ordered, plus, I will get get am album for almost everyone on my Xmas list. Just as Alli burst into the forefront of the competition with her performance of “Alone”, I expect her to make her mark when she starts getting spins. With the right songs and mix, it will prove a remarkable album; without, well….

    I hope for the “right duet” and the “right cover”, along with the original songs.

  17. I’m curious, did fans discover this too, or was there some sort of announcement?

  18. Now it is up to Allie and her management to prove Simon wrong.

    I think TPTB and the judges wanted an Adam/Danny finale, thus the criticisms. Simon harped on Carrie Underwood’s lack of personality too, but he did say he predicted she would be bigger than Kelly.

  19. Well I read over the IDF thread about someone already getting to listen to some of the songs..and saying that they are “OMG, OMG Amazing” :))

    I think Dec. 1st is the best time for allison..It gives her extra time to work on the album and promote it…Teresa laBarbara Whites knows what she is doing with Allison. Allison has one of the best A&R creative teams you can have helping her out.

  20. BestAI
    September 29, 2009 at 12:19 pm
    I’m curious, did fans discover this too, or was there some sort of announcement?

    As far as I can determine, there is still no official announcement. A Fan must have discovered the Amazon listing. USA today has shown Dec 1 as the drop date for a week or two.

  21. Allison is in the best position coming off of Idol. NO ONE has any expectations for her….she is like an unknown putting out her first album. Anyone who didn’t watch Idol won’t have a clue who she is, and people who did, seem to be, for the most part, pretty blase’ about her. Since Jive seems to be strolling hand in hand with the Disney crowd (notice David Archuleta being highlighted on their sites) I will bet that Allison will be marketed to the “hep” young things that think they are cool and with-it.

    As much as the die-hard fan will hope for her to be marketed to an adult market…it won’t happen. Female rock singers don’t “own” their voices for years….her fans will be those who grow up with her. The older, snobby rock fan won’t give her the time of day no matter how she sings….they tend to require years of proof to let anyone into their exclusive music fraternity. Besides, their choice of female voices tends to be directly related to the “hardness” of a singer’s personality….young, bubbly, and cute aren’t adjectives they embrace.

    But I do believe that Allison will get a much, much longer rope starting out then, say Kris or Adam or David C. As long as she stays in the record buying conscious she will be OK…but I’ll probably be dead before she is considered a number one star…heck Stevie Nicks had been in the business for 10 years before she really had the IT factor.

  22. I’m definitely buying Allison’s album; she was my favorite this season. I think December 1 is a good time for it to drop, but it also seems like a long time to wait!

  23. ppwars
    September 29, 2009 at 11:39 am

    I hope for the ‘right duet’  and the ‘right cover’ , along with the original songs.

    Who are you hoping she duets with? There are so many classic rock songs that Allison would sound awesome on. Her future is definitely bright IMO.

  24. Tess

    …her fans will be those who grow up with her. The older, snobby rock fan won’t give her the time of day no matter how she sings’ ¦.they tend to require years of proof to let anyone into their exclusive music fraternity…

    Its possible. At the same time all she needs is one hit single and all the theories go out the window.
    Anybody who spends a week with Martin has practically guaranteed just that, at the ultra least.

    Nobody knows.

    Exciting times. The top 4 S8 idols are gonna hit the music scene from all angles. Strongest group yet. Watch out!

  25. pre-ordered my copy of her Cd as well :)…I think with the right songs she could be very successful, especially because she is such a contrast to most of the famous female singers out there right now (that are popular and around her age)…I just hope the collective sound of her album is more rock than pop (I dont think her raspy voice is well-suited for the latter lol), esp since Adam is doing his “fusion, rock-dance-pop” thing it would be nice for her to stick with the rock…we shall see…Hope she makes it to at least the top ten of the pre-order whatever its called…lol.

  26. I’m so excited for this album!

    And to think, yesterday people were convinced Jive was tossing her under the bus because of a lack of news.

    Me? Not really, haha. But I was confused and wondering if Dec. 1 was a good date after all the talk of Black Friday, and thought a dramatic phrasing of that worry would get more responses. Well, I’m satisfied with the responses I got. Like people said, Allison is more of a new artist than an AI alum. And yes, I’m hopeful that the Max Martin collaboration will result in great songs. Max is really good with pop and pop/rock for female singers. Adding Allison’s release to my mental calendar of albums I’ll probably buy.

  27. Just like a few of u have said, here’s hoping her first single is one of those she worked on w/ Max Martin. I admittedly don’t love all his stuff, but in a way I don’t care. A hit right outta the gate would put her on the map, and that’s awesome!

  28. Another person very excited for Allison’s album! I just hope they can capture her amazing VOICE and vitality. Her Idol recordings frustrated me something fierce, b/c I never felt they captured her properly. (Or perhaps more oomph just comes out when she’s performing live?)

    It gives me comfort that the people she’s working with seem to love her and want to nurture that preternaturally rock-awesome voice.

    Now if only I could bring myself to follow her on twitter….
    (the teen-isms, they bug. just. can’t. do it. bt lOOk at my awsum lowercases! :D)

  29. My main fear for Allison is that she was born too late. The mainstream music business these days seems so rigidly constrained into genres where every pop/soft rock/dance/rap song sounds like every other pop/soft rock/dance/rap song and the actual rock market is tiny, tiny. The only place for someone who doesn’t fit into a box is the indie scene — even alternative music has been formalized.

    Allison’s problem it seems to me isn’t her talent, it’s her age. No one seems to know what to do with someone who sounds like she does yet is so young. But unless they popify her completely, I think she does have a chance with rock and alternative audiences. Tess, you may be right that the older, snobby rock fan will not give her the time of day, but frankly, that may have more to do with how misogynistic the rock world is, not for how new Allison is.

    However, take it from an old rock fan (as well as a fan of old-style rock) — I don’t think anyone with my background who hears her is going to have a blase’ reaction. She blew me away the first time I heard her and she never bored me — even her missteps were interesting, and it all had to do with how distinctive her voice is.

    Everyone is all, “Pink, Pink, Baby Pink,” but I don’t hear nearly as much similarity as others do — Pink’s voice isn’t as interesting as Allison’s, IMO. Pink has great, great songs to sing though, and that’s where Allison could have trouble, at least in the beginning. I hope they got some decent stuff written for her, but who knows? I only hope the producers she’s working with don’t sand her edges off, like the iTunes studio versions of her show numbers did.

    And Tess, I certainly hope you aren’t dead before she hits it big! I have to disagree about Stevie — music fans from my era were transfixed by her from the minute she joined FM — *everyone* owned that first album — it was huge hit and Stevie was a big part of that (as, arguably, was Christine McVie, but she never had the It factor Stevie did. Guys I knew ate up Stevie with a spoon, and that was an instant reaction.).

    Whew, sorry to be so tl;dr. Let’s just say I’m a little excited about this album. : )

  30. Now it is up to Allie and her management to prove Simon wrong. Over the long haul I think she will.

    Yup. My money is on her for the long haul.

    My complete ass talking prediction:
    1. Kris and Adam for the strong opening weeks
    2. Adam for the amazing christmas season and the pop hit lead song
    3. Allison for still around putting out major label records 4 albums in, while Kris is enjoying a nice quiet under the radar career and Adam is dabbling in all kinds of things
    4. Allison the only one still putting out major label albums 4 records in.

    Of course, all this can change after I hear the actual material. LOL.

  31. Wahoo! Very exciting news. It’s been very frustrating in Allison Land lately not having any schedule information.

    Tess: Anyone who didn’t watch Idol won’t have a clue who she is, and people who did, seem to be, for the most part, pretty blase’ about her.

    What makes you say that? Based on my observations, it seemed that people were blas about people like Scott and Lil, but almost everyone liked Allison. Most weren’t OTT crazy about her (yours truly excepted!) — she wasn’t their first choice — but blas doesn’t seem to me like an accurate characterization.

    Female rock singers don’t ‘own’  their voices for years

    What does that mean? People like Ann Wilson and Pat Benatar came roaring out of the gate with their first couple of albums.

    The older, snobby rock fan won’t give her the time of day no matter how she sings’ ¦.they tend to require years of proof to let anyone into their exclusive music fraternity.

    More like years of doing the same damn predictable thing over and over. ;-)

    Besides, their choice of female voices tends to be directly related to the ‘hardness’  of a singer’s personality’ ¦.young, bubbly, and cute aren’t adjectives they embrace.

    Well, although “young, bubbly, and cute” can certainly apply to Allison, that sounds more like a description of Archie or Jordin. I don’t know how close attention you’ve been paying to Allison, but she ain’t no puppies-and-rainbows kid. I’d say more “young, rowdy, and ready to rumble”. :-)

    I’ll probably be dead before she is considered a number one star

    Here’s hoping you’re wrong — for the sake of both of you!

    MollyAnnMay: Whew, sorry to be so tl;dr.

    Not at all. I’m gonna (or gana, as Allison would say) have fun with this one….

    The mainstream music business these days seems so rigidly constrained into genres […] The only place for someone who doesn’t fit into a box is the indie scene ‘” even alternative music has been formalized.

    I certainly agree about the constraints/formalizations. But I think it’s kind of a continuous process — musical styles develop out on the edges, get adopted by the mainstream over time, and become “blandified”, but then different stuff springs up on the edges again. As you touched on, what the industry calls “alternative music” is hardly alternative at all. I think actual alternative music is much more aligned with indie, where, as you pointed out, you still get some genre-bending going on — my current favorite example being Company of Thieves, a relatively unpolished-sounding but very impressive band from Chicago that I highly recommend.

    What does all this mean for Allison? Hard to say, but if she ends up in the indie scene, not a big star but able to make a living making the kind of music she was born to sing, I’ll be happy.

    I don’t think anyone with my background who hears her is going to have a blase’ reaction. She blew me away the first time I heard her and she never bored me

    I couldn’t have said it better myself.

    Everyone is all, ‘Pink, Pink, Baby Pink,’  but I don’t hear nearly as much similarity as others do ‘” Pink’s voice isn’t as interesting as Allison’s, IMO.

    I agree.

    I only hope the producers she’s working with don’t sand her edges off, like the iTunes studio versions of her show numbers did.

    This has been my fear all along, because her edges are so important, and because this happens with so many artists — the corporations are too scared to let them be themselves. Frankly, I’ll be amazed (and thrilled) if they let her edges stand out on this album — I’m not expecting it. I’ve said elsewhere that I wish they would have let her get a band together and gig for a few months, then put them into the studio to rip it up organically, rather than the standard piecemeal session-musician approach. I’ve been concerned that I may end up being a “live Allison” fan rather than a “recorded Allison” fan — which to a large extent is what I was (and you were, it sounds like) during the show. Makes it tougher to get your fix of an artist!

    I have to disagree about Stevie ‘” music fans from my era were transfixed by her from the minute she joined FM ‘” *everyone* owned that first album ‘” it was huge hit and Stevie was a big part of that (as, arguably, was Christine McVie, but she never had the It factor Stevie did. Guys I knew ate up Stevie with a spoon, and that was an instant reaction.).

    Ohh, now it’s time to rumble! :-) I own the first album with Buckingham/Nicks too — the 1975 white album, not Rumours (which might be the one you’re talking about?). But I own it for songs like Over My Head (Christine), not songs like Landslide (Stevie). The white album, the first with Buckingham/Nicks, was the last Fleetwod Mac album I bought. Their best album was the one released two years earlier, Mystery To Me, thanks to Christine McVie and Bob Welch. Speaking as “a guy” and “a music fan from that era”, I didn’t eat Stevie up at all. I’ve always found it ironic and deeply frustrating that Christine McVie, quite possibly the singer who affected me more deeply than any other until Allison came along, ended up being overshadowed by Stevie Nicks, to my ears one of the very worst voices in the history of popular music.

    But enough of that — this thread is about one of the very BEST voices in the history of popular music!

  32. JohnM thanks. Very interesting!

    musical styles develop out on the edges, get adopted by the mainstream over time, and become ‘blandified’ , but then different stuff springs up on the edges again.

    I agree and that’s what makes AI both a blessing and curse, it seems. You find this unique talent that maybe could stake out territory on those outer edges, given time to develop naturally, but the nature of the game is they have to be made marketable and salable right away, so get ready, ’cause here comes one box or another. *sigh*

    What does all this mean for Allison? Hard to say, but if she ends up in the indie scene, not a big star but able to make a living making the kind of music she was born to sing, I’ll be happy.

    I would too, but my fear would be that this sort of outcome would mean she’d be considered a “failure” by the mainstream industry (and Idol fandom), when really, it would only mean she didn’t fit in a box. And she doesn’t deserve to be considered anything less than amazing, dammit. *g* *And* deserves to get to do more than one album, which is why I worry about her being perceived as a failure if the first one isn’t done right.

    I wish they would have let her get a band together and gig for a few months, then put them into the studio to rip it up organically, rather than the standard piecemeal session-musician approach.

    Oh wow, what an awesome idea. That would probably work so well and will of course not happen. I’m encouraged about the news that she’s auditioning band members, but very afraid it’s going to stay a pick up band rather than be allowed to become a *band*, like David Cook’s band has become on his long slog on the road. I guess it will all depend on what kind of tour they put together for her and what kind of music they’ll be playing when they do. Tess’s prediction of a Disney crowd skeers me, though I suppose she’s got *some* time to grow out of that.

    I’ve been concerned that I may end up being a ‘live Allison’  fan rather than a ‘recorded Allison’  fan ‘” which to a large extent is what I was (and you were, it sounds like) during the show.

    Yup. No doubt. Her recorded version of “Cry Baby” is good, but it makes *me* want to cry when I remember how she tore it up on that second performance. It put me on the floor it was so awesome and they didn’t manage to capture even a little bit of that. Argh!

    Makes it tougher to get your fix of an artist!

    Youtube is your friend. : ) Seriously, the quality of amateur video amazes me and makes me want to cry more that it wasn’t around in the old days. It’s not perfect, but at least you get *something*.

    Ohh, now it’s time to rumble!

    LOL!

    I own the first album with Buckingham/Nicks too ‘” the 1975 white album, not Rumours (which might be the one you’re talking about?).

    No, no I was talking about the white album — Fleetwood Mac. I remember everyone owned Rumours too — it was like musical godzilla for such a long stretch — but the big omg *splash* I remember was when the first record came out (well, it was the first one they put out after Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks joined the band (I think — ETA Oops, of course it was, you said that, and I missed it!)).

    And I fully support your worship of Christine McVie! She was *awesome*. I was speaking about the “It” factor and generalizing about the guys I knew who were all in love with Stevie (for her voice. Yeah.) when all along, I agree, McVie was making such fantastic music. Trust me, I share your frustration, and shared it back then, too. I was also responding to Tess saying Stevie took 10 years to hit. Nope. She bigfooted all over the music scene (and her band mates) pretty much right away. At least in my decrepit memory. *g* (ETA: Unless, Tess, you’re talking about her solo act — that *was* probably 10 years or so after she first became known, but even as a member of FM she was a really big deal.)

    But enough of that ‘” this thread is about one of the very BEST voices in the history of popular music!

    So very, very much agreed. (And I will check out Company of Thieves!)

  33. To Tess, MolyAnnMay, JohnM
    It looks like I’m younger than you, I’m in my mid-twenties and I’m from the ‘old continent’. I’m one of those people, as you called it, who were born to late. I rarely listen to mainstream music, I was raised on rock classics like Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Janis Joplin, Stevie Nicks, Guns’n’Roses, Heart and such. From the contemporary music I listen a lot to indie and rock, usually to bands that are widely unknown. I’m one of those who laugh at people who are watching reality shows (like AI). Then one day one click lead to another and I found on youtube Allison’ ¦ there was something about her voice, something that reminded me of those rock classics so I did more research and found more Allison’s stuff’ ¦ and right now I making my 3rd comment on a board (ever!). There are many people like me, sooner or later they will find her.

    The biggest problem for her is her age. Most hardcore rock fans won’t take her seriously. That’s probably why labels make people like her more pop. Most female artist don’t mind, but I’m sure she minds’ ¦

    The only resemblance I see of Pink is that they both have similar attitude, rock voices and they won’t make it easy for labels. On a sidenote, there are many pop/rock acts. Some like Demi Lovito make fun of basically themselves in videos like Lalaland which is pitiful and those like Pink. I will always support Pink, yes she is pop/rock but I don’t mind. I was introduced to Pink’s music by a friend and from her non-singles songs there are many who have the real rock vibe. I have the last 4 her albums and I’ll buy next ones just for those few gems and for a dream, that some day she will record a full rock album. Maybe I’m delusional, but I believe that when she’ll get older she won’t be doing the whole pop/rock act, but her own thing (maybe on a smaller label).

    Back to Allison, I strongly believe that Jive will make her pop/rock, right now it’s the only way for her to be successful (and make more albums) and for Jive to make money. Right now she has a unique voice and presence. She’s the anti-Miley, anti-Lovito, anti-Jonas Brothers’ ¦ anti-bubblegum rock. She has her niche on the music market. Right now she needs some promotion because people who will probably listen to her are not people that watch AI. For me a twentysomething female she is a hope for good music with a rock vibe (and a material for eventually a great rock artist), for her peers she’s more real, a normal person like them, not some princess ‘“ what I mean she’s unique in some many ways (appearance, raspy voice, attitude, normalicy and so on) that I strongly believe people will be drawn to her when Jive will introduce her to the world. I definitely buy her album.

    Ps. I also like more ‘live Allison’

  34. CindyM
    September 29, 2009 at 3:31 pm
    Who are you hoping she duets with? There are so many classic rock songs that Allison would sound awesome on. Her future is definitely bright IMO.

    CindyM, just the “right one”. There are so many possibilities. A re-mix of the Lauper collab would be killer for a record, I bet. For a new record, perhaps David Cook, but really just something well thought out – Etta James (as if), Pink, Kelly. Mick Jagger !!!!!????????

  35. Right now she has a unique voice and presence. She’s the anti-Miley, anti-Lovito, anti-Jonas Brothers’ ¦ anti-bubblegum rock. She has her niche on the music market. Right now she needs some promotion because people who will probably listen to her are not people that watch AI.

    Nico Yay! You give me hope. : )

    I’m so glad to hear from someone whose ear was caught by Allison somewhere other than the show. (I came to AI the same way — heard a commercial for David Cook’s post-win CD and then had to come see what all the shouting was about, as I’d never watched the show before. My reward was finding Allison.)

    The show is great for visibility and a built-in fan base, but it will always be just a launching pad. Your story makes me hopeful that Allison *can* be launched and will find an enthusiastic post-AI audience. Because she really deserves one.

  36. MollyAnnMay: I’m so glad to hear from someone whose ear was caught by Allison somewhere other than the show.

    Me too. Similar to you, I got pulled into the show shortly before Allison appeared and turned my musical world upside-down. I have zero interest in reality TV — am generally repulsed by it — and consider myself an Allison fan but not a “true AI fan”, something I touched on in my Albany concert recap.

    So, I wonder if we have our own little trend here — people who love Allison and aren’t typical AI fans. I think that kind of trend would be good news for her success. By the way, you guys might want to join Allison’s site — you’ll see me there.

  37. So glad we finally have a date! It seemed like forever went by without us hearing anything, but now it’s here and glad to know she’s doing well.

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