Kristopher Neil “Kris” Allen is an American based singer and a songwriter. He is best known for the American Idol’s season eight in which he was the winner of the show. He is an exceptionally well singer and hence just after his victory in American Idol, the young singer released his debut solo album called ‘Brand New Shoes’. His songs ‘No Boundaries’ and ‘Heartless’ were listed among the top 20 of Billboard Hot 100.
Moreover, his debut album ‘Brand New Shoes’ was ranked number eleven on the U.S. Billboard 200. On September 21, 2009, the young lad released the song “Live Like We’re Dying” which was the lead single of that album and attained the number eighteen spot in the United States itself. In 2012, Allen came up with another album entitled as ‘Thank You Camellia’. Recently in 2016, Allen released another album called ‘Letting You In’. Here is a quick summary of Kris Allen’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Kris Allen Early life
Kris Allen was born to Kimberly and Neil Allen on born June 21, 1985 in Jacksonville, Arkansas. He has one younger brother. At an early age he found his interest in music and hence he used to play the viola. He played viola in the Mills University Studies High School orchestra. When he turned 13, he learnt guitar along with the piano. After finishing his high school he went to the University of Central Arkansas for further studies. To pursue as his profession, he decided to ditch college and make his dream come true.
Kris Allen Career, Awards and Achievements
He had made his mind to become a singer and hence he left his studies and began singing at a local bar in downtown. It was really hard for him initially as he had no source of earning and hence to keep going he had to work as a shoe salesman for an earning. He used to work all day long at a store and used to sing in bars at night. Afterwards he decided to audition in American Idol and fortunately he was selected by the judges and made it to the finals and eventually grabbing the title and that was the turning point for him. From there on, he released his own albums which were super hit.
Awards and Achievements
Kris Allen has been nominated for numerous awards throughout his career such as the Teen Choice Awards in 2009, People’s Choice Awards in 2010, Billboard Music Awards in 2011 but unfortunately could not make it to any of them. In 2011 Allen was honored with his very first award that is BMI Pop Music Awards for his Award-Winning Songs – “Live Like We’re Dying” that is the only major award he has won so far apart from getting listed among the top charts and magazines.
Net worth of Kris Allen
He has been very successful as a singer and a songwriter. His debut album has over 2 million sales and apart from that he has released numerous songs and hence he has brought endless zeroes to his bank book. He has an estimated net worth of $5 million and still counting.
Kris Allen was born to Kimberly and Neil Allen. He was really passionate about music and hence he used to play several musical instruments at an early age and hence he aspired to become a musician and a singer and hence he decided to ditch studies in middle and pursue music as his profession. Even though he went through few troubles initially but it was American Idol which made his dream come true when he won the eight season of American Idol.