After winning American Idol, one would hope that Kris Allen‘s security with his label would be pretty much guaranteed. Alas, THR reports that the Idol‘s Season 8 champion has parted ways with RCA Records. Though his 2009 self-titled debut charted at #11 and spawned the single “Live Like We’re Dying,” Allen’s May 2012 sophomore LP Thank You Camellia underperformed, which likely factored into the separation with the label.
It’s a bummer for Allen’s fan base — although, since he signed with new management earlier this month, it’s probable that he’ll be on his way to a new deal before too long. Click below the jump to read Allen’s statement to his fans regarding the split.
In a statement, Kris explained to his fans:
I wanted to let everyone know that RCA and I have decided to split ways. I thank them so much for everything that they did for me. There are so many people there that contributed to my becoming the artist that I am and I will miss them all. In saying that, I am really excited about what is ahead. The path has never been clearer to me. I love what I do and I will never stop. So, to my amazing fans, thank you so much for everything so far but things are only gonna get more fun. I promise.”