How much is Kris Allen worth?
|Net Worth:||$4 Million|
|Date of Birth:||June 21, 1985|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Kris Allen
Kris Allen, whose full name is Kristopher Neil Allen, is an American actor, musician, singer, songwriter, and television personality. He became famous in 2009 when he won the eighth season of the singing competition “American Idol”. Prior to that, he self-released his debut studio album “Brand New Shoes”. Since his win, he has released four more studio albums with record labels such as Jive, RCA, and 19 Records.
How did Kris Allen earn his net worth?
Releasing music and singing contracts with record labels helped Kris Allen become rich in the 2010s. Prior to his appearance on the singing competition, he began writing and producing his own music. His first appearance on stage in front of live crowd was serving as an opening act for Sean Michel’s tours. In the mid-2000s, he worked as a shoe salesman and waiter to support himself. In 2007, he wrote and then self-produced his debut album titled “Brand New Shoes”.
Despite failing to achieve commercial or critical success, Kris’ debut album helped him earn approximately $2.000. In late 2008 during the auditions, alongside his brother, he auditioned for the eighth season of “American Idol”. Even though he qualified for the finals, he didn’t get as much screen time as other finalists. Throughout the competition, he received compliments for his folk-inspired interpretations of pop songs and for his performances that included instruments such as the keyboard, piano, accounting, and electric guitar. In the finials that aired in May 2009, with nearly 10 million votes, Allen defeated Adam Lambert to become the winner of the show. Besides attaining mainstream recognition, he also won reportedly $650.000 according to the New York Times.
Why is he so famous?
The “American Idol” winner became famous after his participation and win in the television series. He was born on June 21, 1985 in Jacksonville, Arkansas. He’s the elder of two sons to Neil and Kimberly Allen. His interest in music began early during his childhood. In elementary school, he began playing viola and shortly after, joined the orchestra of Mills University Studies High School. At the age of 13, he taught himself how to play the guitar and piano.
Growing up, as stated in multiple interviews and during his time in “American Idol”, Kris spent his youth listening to the likes of The Beatles, Michael Jackson, and Jamie Cullum among many others. After he graduated from the Wilbur D. Mills High School in 2004, he enrolled at the University of Central Arkansas, where he was part of the Chi Alpha campus. While in college, Allen participated in Christian missionary work around various countries such as Morocco, Myanmar, Spain, and Thailand. In the middle of his junior year, he dropped out of college to pursue a music carer.
What makes him so successful?
The main reason why the Arkansas-native is so successful is his singing and songwriting abilities. Immediately after his win in 2009, Kris Allen began working with many artists and songwriters for the creation of his first label album. In September that year, he released his debut single “Live Like We’re Dying”, which also serves as the lead single of the album. His second self-titled studio album was released a few weeks later in mid-November. The album became his first of four albums to achieve commercial success.
Since his win at the ABC singing competition, Kris began a momentum and continuously uploaded new music. In the 2010s, apart from four studio albums (including one Christmas), and five extended plays, he also teamed up with many other artists such as Pat Monahan, Jim Brickman, Lloyd Cele, and Matthew Morrison. Ever since his rise in the pop culture, his songs have been included in many video games and television series such as “The Sims”, “Dancing with the Stars”, “The Vampire Diaries”, and “So You Think You Can Dance”.
Kris Allen is one of the most popular television stars in the United States. He rose to prominence in 2009, when he won season eight of “American Idol”. Since then, he has released five studio albums and has transitioned into acting. Besides being an actor, Kris Allen also became a director and producer who produced his won music videos and several television projects such as “Fork”, “Gigantic”, and “Valley Inn” among many others.