Kris Allen is an American singer, musician and songwriter. He is the winner of 8th season of American Idol. Prior appearing in the show he released his debut album Brand New Shoes. On Top Hot 100’s Billboard Hot song, Allen’s song No Boundaries and Heartless peaked at top 10. His recent album was released on March 18, 2016 entitled Letting You In.
Back then Allen’s idols were John Mayer, Beatles, Michael Jackson, and Jason Marz. During college, he participated in Christian missionary work around the world, including in Morocco, Burma, Mozambique, South Africa, Spain and Thailand. In order to pursue his music career he left his college. During his somophore year, he wrote his first music and played it in first gig at a local bar in downtown Conway.
In 2007, Allen released his 1st album along with college friends and band mates. He then went through audition for American Idol and made it through. Throughout the competition he was praised for his folk-inspired interpretations of modern pop songs. In finals he sang his own number Ain't No Sunshine. For his second Top 3 performance, Allen awed the judges with an acoustic arrangement of song Heartless. After being chosen as top 3 contestants he returned home to Arkansas where more than 20,000 crowds were there to greet him. He gave three concerts on Conway, Little Rock and Arkansas.
On May 20, 2009, Kris Allen was announced the winner of the 8th season of American Idol, becoming the 1st married contestant to allege the title.
the title. Nearly 100 million votes were cast during the finale; he was so amazed to know the no of votes. He released album self-titled debut album. The album had songs like, No Boundaries, Heartless, The Truth, "Blindfolded", "Raise Your Hand". On May 22, 2012, he released 2nd album Thank You Camellia followed by Horizons and Letting You In. He released EP such as, “Holly Jolly Christmas”, "The Christmas Song", "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” and “O Holy Night".
Born on June 21, 1985, Allen is in age 31 years. He was born in Jacksonville, Arkansas to parents Kimberly and Neil Allen. He is elder of two sons. He was keenly interested in music very early. In his childhood he learnt to play piano, voila, guitar. He has normal height of 5 feet 8 inch. By nationality he is American and by ethnicity he is white. On September 26, 2008, Allen married his high school sweetheart wife Katy O'Connell. His dating history dates back to Allen's junior year of high school as he had only one girlfriend. The couple has two children together. This proves he isn’t a gay. There are no any signs of the couple getting divorce.
Allen is a philanthropist. He has become heavily involved with various charitable org that endorse education, music including Little Kids Rock and the Music Empowers Foundation. He has advocated TOM Shoes and joining hands with UN foundation he travelled to Haiti to provide relief efforts to earthquake victims. As of 2016 his net worth is estimated to be $24 millions. To know more about him and see his shirtless pictures you can refer to his wiki, bio which is easily available in the internet.