Kris Allen is a famous American singer, songwriter, and musician. He is renowned as the winner of the 8th season of ‘American Idol.’ Throughout his career, Kris Allen has released many albums that have reached music charts. Continue reading to find the net worth of Kris Allen as of 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Kris Allen (Kristopher Neil “Kris” Allen) was born on 21st June 1985 in Jacksonville, Arkansas, the US. His parents were Kimberly (née Wood) and Neil Allen. Kris has a younger brother, Daniel.
Kris started playing viola in elementary school and began playing the guitar at age 13. In Mills University Studies High School, he performed with the Arkansas all-state orchestra. He studied business at the University of Central Arkansas but, quit to pursue his career in music.
In 2008, Kris married his high school sweetheart, Katy O’Connell. They have two children Oliver Neil (b. 2013) and Rose Elizabeth (b.2016).
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Kris self-produced the album ‘Brand New Shoes’ featuring two super-hit songs ‘Heartless’ and ‘No Boundaries.’ Both reached Top 20 hits in the Billboard Hot 100 music chart (2007). Kris Allen won the 8th season of the American Idol (2009).
Kris signed with Jive Records and released the album, ‘Kris Allen’ that reached no.11 on the Billboard 200 chart selling over 1.7 million copies (2009). The featured super-hit single ‘Live Like We’re Dying’ reached no.18 on Top 20. Both his singles ‘No Boundaries’ and ‘Heartless’ reached Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Kris released an album, ‘Thank You Camellia’ (2012). Kris Allen joined Charlie Peacock, a record producer in Nashville. He released the album ‘Prove It to You’ featuring the lead single ‘Lenachka’ that appeared at Yahoo Music and iTunes. The same year, Kris released ‘Horizons’ reaching no.80 on Billboard 200 and no.10 on Independent Album chart (2014). Kris with Boyce Avenue group toured in the US and Canada (2014) and military bases in Italy and Portugal (2015).
Kris released a studio album, ‘Letting You In’ reaching no.17 on Billboard Independent Albums chart. It featured ‘Waves’ single released to the digital retailer. Kris released ‘Love Will Find You’ to American hot adult contemporary radio. Kris released ‘Somethin’ About Christmas’ featuring single ‘Mommy, Is There More Than Just One Santa Claus?’. He recorded ‘A Little Bit of Christmas’ with Jim Brickman for the album, ‘Comfort & Joy’ (2016). Kris formed a band, ‘The Dames’ that digitally released their first song ‘The Death of Mr. Jones’ (2017). Kris released a single, ‘When All The Stars Have Died’ (2018).
Kris Allen got nominated for Teen Choice Awards for Choice Male Reality/Variety Star (2009); Choice Summer Tour (shared with American Idol Top 10) (2009); People’s Choice Awards for Break-Out Musical Artist (2010); Billboard Music Awards for Top Christian Song – ‘Live Like We’re Dying’ (2011). Kris Allen won BMI Pop Music Awards for Award-Winning Songs – ‘Live Like We’re Dying’ (2011).
Net Worth & Earnings:
The net worth of Kris Allen is $4 million. Most of Kris Allen’s wealth comes from the sale of his released album. Kris Allen won the season eight ‘American Idol.’ As of July 2018, the current value of Kris Allen’s website (krisallenofficial.com) is $4,600. As of August 2014, the sale of four-thousand copies of album ‘Horizons’ amounted to $5,200.
On 6th May 2018, Kris tweeted he would be a special guest at ‘American Idol Live! Tour’. On 11th July 2018, the tour successfully began from Redding, California.