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"American Idol" winner Kris Allen signs record deal

'American Idol' winner Kris Allen performs on NBC's 'Today' show in New York May 28, 2009. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Kris Allen, winner of U.S. TV's top-rated singing contest "American Idol," has signed a record deal with producer 19 Recordings, and his debut album is expected to be released this coming fall through Jive Records.

"Everyone's been asking me what it's going to sound like. It will be very similar to what you heard from me on the show -- definitely in the pop/rock genre," Allen said in a statement announcing the deal on Monday.

Simon Fuller, executive producer of "American Idol" and chief executive of 19 Entertainment, said Allen won fans with his soulful voice, good looks and gracious demeanor, but his passion for music performing will make him a star.

Before his debut album is released in the fall, Allen, 23, will perform in the 50-city "American Idol" 2009 Summer Tour, which kicks off in July.

Allen, the surprise winner of the reality TV show's eighth season, is already enjoying success. The Arkansas native's song "No Boundaries" currently ranks No. 23 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart.

Jive Records is a unit of Sony Music Entertainment, a division of Japanese electronics giant Sony Corp

(Reporting by Laura Isensee, editing by Bob Tourtellotte)

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