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American Idol Kris Allen Has 'Split' With Record Label

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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Sep 21, 2012 00:35am PDT