Kris Allen Biography

Published On Jun 19, 2018
Facts of Kris Allen
Date of Birth: 1985 , June-21
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
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An American singer and songwriter Kris Allen was born on June 21, 1985, in Jacksonville, Arkansas, the U.S. as Kristopher Neil Allen. He is the son of Kimberly Allen and Neil Allen. He has an older brother named Daniel Allen, a college cheerleading coach. His star sign is Cancer. Kris Allen is passionate about music since his childhood and played the viola during his high school. Allen then went to play the instrument in the Mills University Studies High School.

Kris Allen was transferred to Conway, Arkansas and joined the University of Central Arkansas where he became the leader for Chi Alpha, campus ministries. Moreover, he worked as a worship leader for New Life Church in Conway and Little Rock, AR.

Allen left the college in his junior year to pursue music professionally. Later, Allen was persuaded to audition for American Idol along with his brother Daniel and his friend Cale Mills.

Later, Allen wrote, self-produced and released an album named Brand New Shoes with college friends and bandmates.

He then gave an auditioned for the eighth season of American Idol and was voted into the Top 7. On May 20, 2009, he won the American Idol defeating runner-up Adam Lambert with nearly 100 million votes.

After winning the competition, Allen made his Billboard 100 debut with five songs that include NO Boundaries and Heartless. Both the songs charted within the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100.

He made his debut single with Live Like We’re Dying on September 21, 2009, and grabbed platinum status with over 1.7 million in combined sales.

Allen released a self-titled album which was released on November 17, 2009, by Jive Records and the album debuted at number 11 on the U.S. Billboard 200 after its first week of sales.

Likewise, Allen's second major-label came on May 22, 2012; the album was named "Thank You Camellia". On March 26, 2012, he published his lead single “The Vision of Love”.

He released “Horizons” on August 12, 2014, which was debuted at 80th on the Billboard 200, and 10 on the Independent Album chart.

His fifth studio album “Letting You In” debuted at 17th on the Billboard Independent Albums chart on March 18, 2016.

Allen was included in missionary work in many countries including Burma, Thailand, Mozambique, Morocco, Spain, and South Africa with the University of Central Arkansas' Chi Alpha campus ministry.

Allen also heavily participated in several charitable organization that promotes music education. For his Philanthropy, he was awarded 2010 Little Kids Rock in October.

On his 25th birthday, his fans donated more than $25,000 to Heifer International. Likewise, in December 2010, his fans established a donation of around $28,000 for Music Empowers.

Moreover, Allen revealed that he had formed a new band, “The Dames” along with Cale Mills, Chris Torres, Jordan Wright. Talking about his awards, Allen was honored BMI Pop Music Awards for “Live Like We’re Dying” in 2011.

Allen is married to her high school girlfriend Katy O’Connell. They dated for a couple of years before getting married. The pair started dating while they’re in the junior year of high school. The couple also has a child named Oliver Neil Allen.

Allen became a father for the 2nd time when his wife gave a birth to Rose Elizabeth. So far, there is no any sign of divorce in their relationship. Allen belongs to white ethnicity and holds American nationality. 

Allen as a singer claims Beatles, Jason Mraz, and Michael Jackson as his inspiration.

Kris Allen’s current net worth is estimated to be around $3.5 million. He is sponsored by DogBear Records & RCA Records. The details about his houses, car, and salary aren’t available.

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Born in Jacksonville, Arkansas, U.S.

June 21 , 1985

Kris Allen is an American singer and songwriter who was born on June 21, 1985, in Jacksonville, Arkansas, the U.S. as Kristopher Neil Allen. He was born to Kimberly Allen and Neil Allen and grew up with his brother Daniel Allen.

Net Worth $3.5 million


Kris Allen’s current net worth is estimated to be around $3.5 million. He is the brand ambassador of DogBear Records & RCA Records. The details about his houses, car, and salary aren’t available.

Married to Katy O'Connell

September 26 , 2008

Kris Allen got married to his high school sweetheart Katy O'Connell on September 26, 2008. The duo began dating back in Allen's junior year of high school.

post-Idol self-titled Album

November 17 , 2009

On November 17, 2009, Allen's post-Idol self-titled album, by Jive Records where he wrote or co-wrote 9 of 12 tracks on the album. The album was debuted at number eleven on the U.S. Billboard 200.

Birth of 1st child

July 30 , 2013

On July 30, 2013, the couple welcomed their first child, Oliver Neil Allen. On June 18, 2016, Allen became a father for the 2nd time when his wife gave a birth to Rose Elizabeth.