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American Idol Kris Allen Has 'Split' With Record Label

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Another one bites the dust.

Following American Idol winners like David Cook and Lee DeWyze, Kris Allen has "split" with RCA Records.

We're not sure whose idea it was to part ways, but the singer's last album didn't do nearly as well as his first. His sophomore effort sold 15,622 in the first week of release, while his self-titled debut sold over 80,000 copies the first week.

Either way, it doesn't sound like he's too bummed and said in a statement:

"I wanted to let everyone know that RCA and I have decided to split ways. I thank them so much for everything that they did for me. There are so many people there that contributed to my becoming the artist that I am and I will miss them all. In saying that, I am really excited about what is ahead. The path has never been clearer to me. I love what I do and I will never stop. So, to my amazing fans, thank you so much for everything so far but things are only gonna get more fun. I promise."

Out of 11 seasons of Idols, only four remain with RCA — Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jordin Sparks and Chris Daughtry.

We wish Kris the best of luck in the future! It sounds like he's confident it will actually be brighter without RCA in it.

[Image via WENN.]

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19 comments to “American Idol Kris Allen Has 'Split' With Record Label”

  1. JC says – reply to this


    He's still fuckin' hot! But I can't say I know one song he came out with.

  2. 2

    Beautiful photos… Can't wait for another more…

  3. kekhrie says – reply to this


    He's the best though!

  4. anonymous says – reply to this


    I love Thank You Camellia. If only the label invested in the promotion of it, then more people will know how great it is. Can't wait to see what's to come from him! I know I will be there in his upcoming tour.

  5. Connor says – reply to this


    Dear God, that man is hot. BRB checking out his new music. I loved his Live Like We're Dying!

  6. Melody says – reply to this


    You left out Adam Lambert..You always do.. That's why I gave no respect for Perez.

  7. Melody says – reply to this


    Adam Lambert is still with RCA.. A little fact, You Perez. didn't disclose.

  8. Melody says – reply to this


    Perez .. Jennifer Hudson is still with RCA …. another small fact that you forgot..

  9. Kay says – reply to this


    Jennifer Hudson and Adam Lambert are current RCA artists — and Fantasia is signed to Sony's J Records. Do you have something against black women and gay artist. ;) ? Perhaps you want to update this article.

  10. M says – reply to this


    So the successful ones stay at RCA and the rest drift off. *chuckles*

  11. 11

    I think he is far better off without RCA. He signed with a new management already that has a tour lined up for him. Like you said, he sounds confident.

  12. Amanda says – reply to this


    I think he'll be better off. RCA didn't pay any attention to him so why would it be smart to stay there? I'm so excited for the next chapter.

    Also, he's still so hot!

  13. jeans says – reply to this


    Lol, hot? He has a tiny, squat body and an ugly mouth. He really does look like a monkey

  14. LilyLangtry says – reply to this


    Yeah I agree with you Perez. He sounds happy and it seems like he may have something else lined up. With new and better management, hope this will come to fruition soon.

  15. candy says – reply to this


    Kris's big tour consists of 150 seat dinner theater with dirt cheap tickets. And a free concert at a christian faith rally. Embarrassing!!

  16. adamluv1000 says – reply to this


    Uumm Adam Lambert and Jennifer Hudson are still with RCA. Guess you're still angry that Adam won't date you. So sorry. To everyone else who wants the truth - there are at least 6 still with RCA, one being Kris' competition on American Idol.

  17. 17

    I guess I will have to be the one to point out that Perez said of all the 11 Idol WINNERS!!!! For you idiots that cannot READ, the article is about winners still with RCA not all contestants. Jennifer Hudson and Lambert DID NOT WIN IDOL. Read the article before you start complaining!!!!! MORONS!!!!

  18. barbls says – reply to this


    Your jealousy of Adam Lambert is showing brightly. Adam is also still signed with RCA and is in China being a Guest Judge and performing on The Voice of China. Also doing a huge Talk show. Both reaching 140 M viewers. Did you see the throngs of Chinese fans that came to meet him at the airport. Adam is an international star with the greatest voice of our times. He is the real thing with a enormous personalty, gorgeousness, so articulate and is a wonderful human being! Perez, I can understand why you would be so jealous that you would screw up your acts to fit your jealousy! Get over it!

  19. Dannimama says – reply to this


    Re: Supersasi

    Chris Daughtry did not win his season…just FYI