Universal Records signs 2009 American Idol winner Kris Allen

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) today announced the signing of an exclusive world-wide publishing agreement with American Idol winner Kris Allen. The publishing deal encompasses Kris Allen’s self-titled album as well as future works during the term of the agreement.

Kris Allen and American Idol to benefit UN Foundation Fund for Haiti Feb 25, 2010

The United Nations Foundation announced today it is partnering with American Idol for an episode on February 25 dedicated to Haiti. During the Idol results show on FOX on Thursday, February 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), Idol winner Kris Allen will perform and will share footage of his trip to Haiti with the UN Foundation to raise awareness and funds that will benefit the United Nations as it works with Haitians to help rebuild the country.

Kris Allen “Live Like We’re Dying” hot or not?

I heard this song late one night a few weeks ago, and I was reminded that Kris Allen actually was the one who won American Idol this past year. He’s definitely been overshadowed by Adam Lambert, not to mention the timing of his album release not only fell near Lambert’s but also Carrie Underwood, Norah Jones, and Michael Jackson.

American Idol Season 8- And then there were 3…

Danny Gokey, Adam Lambert, and Kris Allen round out this season of American Idol’s top 3.