Kris Allen: Billboard Cover Interview

Kris Allen and Adam Lambert are on the cover of the next issue of Billboard Magazine. A Q&A and video is posted on the site for both Idols.

Check out an excerpt from Kris’s interview below. Read the entire interview HERE.

On the album, you worked with everyone from Switchfoot’s Jon Foreman to producer Mike Elizondo. Is there anyone out there you’d like to collaborate with?

It would be fun to write with Adele, actually. She seems like a fun girl to write with. I’m still new in the music business-it was funny, they would be like, “You’re going to write and produce with this guy, ” and I’d be like, “OK!” I didn’t know who it was, so I would look them up on Wikipedia. When I went to work with Mike Elizondo, I had no idea who he was. I went on the Internet and it was like-Dr. Dre, Eminem, Switchfoot, Maroon 5, Fiona Apple and a bunch of people, and I was like, “What’s he doing with me?” [laughs] I ended up going to his house many, many times and working on a lot of songs with him.

How did fans respond when you previewed a few of the songs off the album at a tailgate party for a Miami Dolphins game in October?

“Can’t Stay Away” is a really, really fun song to perform, really funky, really groovy. I think people can really get into it. It was kind of crazy, because the first time anybody heard that song it was in that crowd-and people started singing along. That’s a good thing. I had a huge smile on my face the whole time.

Watch an interview Kris gave right after the Idol season wrapped up HERE.

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