Kris Allen Signs with Jive Records: It’s Official!

The rumors had been swirling for weeks, but now it’s official! The press release has been issued! Kris Allen has signed with Jive Records!

NEW YORK, June 8 /PRNewswire/ — It was announced today that 19 Recordings has signed Kris Allen, and his recordings have been licensed to Jive Records.”

“As exciting as the last few months have been, I’m really looking forward to what is next, ” says Kris Allen. “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!”

Congratulations Kris! Jive Records is also the home to Season 6 Idol winner Jordin Sparks and Season 7 runner up, David Archuleta.

Jive is also home to Pop/R&B acts like Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and the Backstreet Boys.

No word yet on release dates, or who will be working with Kris on his upcoming record, although Arkansas native David Hodges, formerly of Evanescence, says he had a writing session with Kris on Friday.

Hodges has worked with other Idol contestants such as Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry, David Archuleta, and Blake Lewis. He’s also, famously the subject of Kelly’s song “Never Again”

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