Kris Allen

Kris Allen is an American singer/songwriter who is most famous for becoming the winner of the eighth season of American Idol.

325 Questions

Did Kris Allen get divorced?

He will be making the announcement on Valentine's Day.

He will also mention that he is marrying Adam Lambert.

What does it mean when an album has gone multi-platinum?

RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) is a group that protects the rights of songwriters and artists in the recording industry. They give out awards on a per release basis - NOT based on sales - but based on royalties paid to the performer for each individual release. The following Awards are given ONLY if the recorded songs (the format does not matter) are sold within the first year of the original recorded material's original release date.

Any record company may request an award for their artist after 1 year of release. (This is VERY common)

For Example: Your CD comes out and sells 500,000 in 6 months - it is awarded a RIAA Gold Album Status. Then, after 14 months the sales are 1,000,000 - IF YOUR RECORD COMPANY REQUESTS IT - and can prove the sales with signed (cashed) residual checks paid to the performer - it will be awarded a Platinum Status. Then after 3 years - it has sold 10,000,000 copies - again - IF YOUR RECORD COMPANY REQUESTS IT - and proves it with signed (cashed) residual checks paid to the performer - it will be awarded a Diamond Status. After 10 years it has sold 40,000,000 copies - again - IF YOUR RECORD COMPANY REQUESTS IT - and proves it with signed (cashed) residual checks paid to the performer - it is awarded Multi-Diamond Status.

All record companies stretch (lie) a little bit about sales of their performers records - and most companies use it in advertising. (They will advertise "Gold Record Artist... without the artist ever selling 500,000 copies of any album.) So a record companies SALES do not determine the RIAA Status of a record - ONLY residual checks paid to the performer determine a records RIAA status.

RIAA Awards 1958 to 1974

  • Gold Award = More than 1,000,001 sales
  • Multi-Gold Award = more than 2,000,001 sales (5x denotes +5,000,001 in sales)

RIAA Awards 1975 to Present Day:

  • Gold Award = More than 500,001 sales (There is no multi Gold Award)
  • Platinum Award = Between 1,000,001 to 1,999,999 in sales.
  • Multi-Platinum Award = Between 2,000,000 to 10,000,000 in sales. (4X Platinum denotes +4,000,000 sales)
  • Diamond Award = 10,000,001 to 20,000,000
  • Multi-Diamond Award over 20,000,001 (5X Diamond denotes +50,000,000 sales)

The Goofy part: These Awards are counting the sales of individual CD, DVD, album platters (INCLUDING downloads) - NOT a complete set of a released album. So a double CD that sells 5,000,001 COPIES - or a triple CD Set that sells 3,333,334 COPIES or a 10 CD Box Set that sells 1,000,001 sets - is a Diamond album - because they each have sold over 10,000,001 individual platters (the format NEVER matters as many are released on several different formats - ie. CD, DVD, download or even vinyl.). Only the sales proven by residual checks paid to the performer are used to determine ALL RIAA Awards.

EXTRA CREDIT: Catch A Falling Star, written by Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss, and recorded by Perry Como, was the first record certified by RIAA as selling over 1 million copies, and therefore the very first Gold Record was presented to Perry Como on March, 5th 1958. It was an actual record - spray painted with a gold lacquer!! (Today they are gold plastic discs - not actual records.)

EXTRA EXTRA CREDIT:The album that has sold the most copies in American music history - as of January 1, 2010 is Michael Jackson's "Thriller" - with proven sales in excess of 67,000,000 copies - or 6x Diamond. "Thriller" was released on November 30, 1982 and the video was released December 2, 1983 - 1 year and 2 days later. (A video was not planned however with album sales over 12,000,000 within the first year, Jackson felt it necessary).

The next closest is the album "Their Greatest Hits" by Eagles released February 1976 with +35,000,000 copies sold.

NOTE: The band is and has always been called "Eagles" - NOT "The Eagles".

EXTRA EXTRA EXTRA CREDIT: "John Denver's Greatest Hits" released in November 1973 - was the first album in American music history to sell over 10,000,000 copies within the first year of release. This prompted the RIAA to reconfigure their Gold Album Award - into the Gold, Platinum and Diamond awards that we have today.

FINAL EXTRA CREDIT: The largest selling single in music history is "Goodbye England's Rose" (AKA "Candle In The Wind Diana") by Bernie Taupin and Sir Elton Hercules John - a re-recorded version of "Candle In The Wind" recorded for the funeral of Diana Spencer in August 1997. It sold over 17,000,000 copies world wide within 1 month. (After her divorce she was not to be known as "Princess" or "Lady" - Both titles reserved for the Royal Family only - of which she was no longer a part. Nor was Diana allowed to retain the royal family name of Windsor - she reverted to her maiden name of Spencer.)

Did Kris Allen go to college?


He attended the University of Central Arkansas and was a business major but dropped out in pursuit of a music career.

How old is Deborah Allen?

Deborah Allen is 57 years old (birthdate: September 30, 1953).

When did Kris Allen get married?

Kris was suppose to be married in September of the season of the show but they had to move the date because he made it to Hollywood.

Is Kris Allen gay?

My gaydar says YES, he is. But closeted - he is married to a woman.

This is why you should never marry young.

How many recorded beatles songs were written by someone else?

"A Hard Day's Night" and "Rubber Soul" were the first Beatles albums entirely comprised of songs written by members of the group. After that, they wrote and recorded their own songs.

On their early albums, the Beatles frequently recorded songs by others. Here is a list:

"Please, Please Me" (1963):

+ "Anna (Go to Him)" by Arthur Alexander.

+ "Chains" by Gerry Goffin and Carole King.

+ "Boys" by Luther Dixon and Wes Farrell.

+ "Baby It's You" by Burt Bacharach, Hal David and Barney Williams.

+ "A Taste of Honey" by Bobby Scott and Ric Marlow.

+ "Twist and Shout" by Phil Medley and Bert Russell.

"With the Beatles" (1963):

+ "Till There Was You" by Meredith Willson.

+ "Please Mr. Postman" by Georgia Dobbins, William Garrett, Freddie Gorman, Brian Holland and Robert Bateman.

+ "Roll Over Beethoven" by Chuck Berry.

+ "You Really Got a Hold on Me" by Smokey Robinson.

+ "Devil in Her Heart" by Richard Drapkin.

+ "Money (That's What I Want)" by Janie Bradford and Berry Gordy.

"Beatles for Sale" (1964):

+ "Rock and Roll Music" by Chuck Berry.

+ "Mister Moonlight" by Roy Lee Johnson.

+ "Kansas City"/"Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey" by Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller & Richard Penniman.

+ "Words of Love" by Buddy Holly.

+ "Honey Don't" by Carl Perkins.

+ "Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby" by Carl Perkins.

"Help!" (1965)

+ "Act Naturally" by Johnny Russell, Voni Morrison.

+ "Dizzy Miss Lizzie" by Larry Williams.

+ "Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby" by Carl Perkins.

What does album monasterium mean?

Album monasterium, the motto of Whitchurch High Hchool, translates from the Latin into "White Minster" or white church (hence whitchurch, as opposed to the Welsh equivalent Eglwys Newydd, literally New Church)

Why does an object weigh different when it is falling?

The force of gravity on the object does in fact stay almost constant, although there is a negligible increase with growing proximity to the earth. An object that is in freefall seemsto be weigh less - in fact nothing - because there is no opposition to gravity. A force is a push or a pull, but we feel forces only when two or more forces push and squash us, or pull us apart. You wouldn't mind an elephant sitting on your head provided their was no ground to be crushed against - likewise with the weighing scale in free fall. There is no ground to push back against it and compress its springs; there is no reaction force, which is what the scale really measures.

Why does a person have to be eighteen to move out of a house and live on their own?

Interesting question. It depends on a couple of things. First the age of majority varies from state to state, province to province and country to country. In the US and Canada, the age of majority (when you're legally considered an adult and accountable for yourself). You don HAVE to move out of your parents' house once you turn an adult, but this may be a house rule set up by your legal guardian(s). If you are not enrolled in school (college, university, etc), your guardian's expectation of you is that you must get a job and move out on your own. This may be a cultural tradition, or a family tradition. My daughter is 24 and still lives at home, BUT she pays room & board. The only terms I would accept if she wanted to continue to live at home; school fulltime or work; she chose to wrok and pay room & board. Hope this helps Malcolm

What object weighs 50 grams?

A chicken egg has approximately that mass.

Note: A gram is a unit of mass; not a unit of weight.

Who is Kris Allen's manager?

Adam Lambert manages his personal affairs.

Is Kris Allen music selling as well as Adam Lamberts?

no because kris allen hasnt had a album out since 2009 and adam lambert has been working his butt off he has a glam nation cd/dvd album out right now and he is working on another album which will come out in the spring of 2012 kris has not been working on any albums for years

What ever happened to Kris Allen from American idol?

Sadly, he won American Idol, and went on to become a big star.

Adam Lambert should have one though

What happened to Kris Allen's Red Guitar?

No one knows for sure. It is rumored that on February 12th during the Kradison Concert in NYC, he will ceremoniously smash it on stage. Thus signifying the end of the red guitar's "life".