Allison Iraheta is Signed to 19 and Jive Records

Season 8’s fourth place finalist, Allison Iraheta, has been signed to 19 Recordings and her recordings have been licensed to Jive Records. She now joins Kris Allen and Adam Lambert, who were also signed to 19 and RCA/Jive this week.

Simon Fuller, Creator and Executive Producer of American Idol and Founder & CEO of 19 Entertainment said, “Allison is an incredible young singer. She is without a doubt one of the best teenage singers American Idol has ever discovered. We all watched Allison grow in confidence and stature as she performed each week on the show and we can only imagine how far this special girl can continue to blossom in the years ahead.”

allison_210x280Barry Weiss, Chairman and CEO of RCA/Jive, added that “Allison was an absolute stand-out this season. Her bluesy, powerful voice, spunky attitude, and edgy star power immediately captivated us and it didn’t matter where she ranked on Idol, we knew we wanted her to join our amazing crop of young talent at Jive.”

Allison is just as excited. She said, “I think I’m still in shock that this is happening- getting to record my first album and this whole awesome experience is a dream come true!”

As the youngest contestant and resident rocker of Season 8, Allison was as vibrant as her red hair. She has been a fan of the show since she was 9 years old, so as soon as she was old enough, she auditioned. During the auditions, Kara DioGuardi commented, “Keep your eye on that girl!” and Paula Abdul labeled her the “dark horse” before announcing that Allison was a Top 36 semi-finalist. From her first live performance of “Alone” to her heart-wrenching version of “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” Allison won over America and the judges.

Allison’s debut album is scheduled for release this fall. In the meantime, Allison will be touring the country with her fellow Top 10 Idols.

Source: American Idol Official Site

Adam Lambert Signs to 19 Records & RCA Records!

American Idol season 8 runner-up Adam Lambert has been signed to 19 Recordings and licensed to RCA Records. He is preparing to start work on his debut album which is due for release in fall 2009.

“To find a talent as exceptional as Adam Lambert is a rare and special event,” says Simon Fuller, Creator and Executive Producer of American Idol and Founder & CEO of 19 Entertainment. “I am thrilled that ‘American Idol’ was the platform for the world to discover this brilliant young man. He is unique and unforgettable and a certain star of tomorrow.”

“There are no longer any rules in terms of where the world’s next superstars may come from,” says Barry Weiss, Chairman & CEO RCA/JIVE Label Group. “We are thrilled to be getting involved with Adam Lambert as we all at RCA Records believe he is one of those rare, future global stars”.

“I’m thrilled that we’ve come to a creative and collaborative partnership and look forward to developing a really exciting album,” says Lambert. “We are 100% on the same page and are all anxiously awaiting the start of the recordings. It’s going to be ridiculous! Get Ready!!!”

27 year old Lambert, who hails originally from San Diego, CA, had 4 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart earlier this summer. With his masterful interpretation of “Mad World” leading the way, he also charted with “No Boundaries”, “A Change Is Gonna Come” and “One.”

Lambert, will be recording his album over the summer while on the road with the American Idol’s Live tour. The tour kicks off July 5th in Portland, OR and culminates on September 15th in Manchester, NH.

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From Adam Lambert’s Official Site