American Idol Season 8 Finalists Will Release Respective Albums


American Idol season 8 finalists are releasing their albums one after the other.

Winner Kris Allen is slated to release his self-titled album Kris Allen on November 17, 2009 under Jive Records. Allen has writing credits in 9 out of the 12 songs featured. It will also be the first time that a “coronation song” would not be featured in a winner’s first post-Idol studio album. No Boundaries maybe out but Allen’s version of Heartless, which was written by Kanye West, will be on the album. He rendered the song during the Top 3 performance night. His latest single Live Like We’re Dying is from this album.

Runner-up Adam Lambert will be next on the list as he is releasing his album For Your Entertainment under RCA Records on November 23, 2009. The lead single shares the name of the album.

Finally, on December 1, 2009, fourth placer Allison Iraheta will release her album Just Like You under Jive Records. Her lead single is Friday I’ll Be Over U.

Top 3 finisher Danny Gokey is under contract with RCA Records Nashville and will be concentrating as a country music singer. His single It’s You is yet to be included in an album.