Who's your Idol?

Here are the latest album releases of your favorite American Idol finalists & winners. I am still waiting for the announcement if Jessica Sanchez will record a new album or if she will be doing some shows here in Manila. Let's wait and see.


Kris Allen announces the release of his second album entitled Thank You Camellia, the follow-up to his self-titled debut released in 2009 after winning the American Idol title. Kris' lead single from Thank You Camellia entitled "The Vision of Love" was co-written by Kris Allen with Nasri and Adam Messinger and produced by Nasri and Messinger (Chris Brown/Justin Bieber), "The Vision of Love" showcases Kris' talent as a singer and songwriter. Kris Allen co-wrote every song on Thank You Camellia and has been integrally involved in the production aspect of the recording process, as well. He is working with top-notch producers and co-writers including Tim Pagnotta (former lead singer of Sugarcult and producer of "Animal" by the Neon Trees); Curt Schneider (Augustana, Five for Fighting); Nasri & Adam Messinger, (Chris Brown/Justin Bieber); Kevin Kadish (Jason Mraz, Rob Thomas); Boots Ottestad (Andy Grammar, Robbie Williams); among others. Since skyrocketing to stardom as the winner of the 2009 season of American Idol, Kris Allen has enjoyed five singles on the Billboard charts. Since the release of his album he has toured with Keith Urban, Maroon 5, Barenaked Ladies, Lifehouse as well as headlining his own club tour.

David Archuleta




A unique recording rarity, Forevermore, is a collection of all original Filipino classic love songs written in English and composed by some of the Philippines’ renowned songwriters like Ogie Alcasid, Louie Ocampo, Jay Durias, Jimmy Antiporda, Cecil Azarcon, among others. The collection showcases some of the best love songs, the country has produced. The songs will definitely invoke feelings of love and hope in every listener. “Forevermore” and "Hold On" (both by Side A), “You Are My Song” (Martin Nievera) “I’ll Never Go" (Nexxus), "Tell Me" (Joey Albert), “Reaching Out” (Gary Valenciano), and “Rainbow" (South Border)” are some of the songs included in the album. The album pays tribute to not only OPM (Original Pilipino Music) but also to his countless fans who have been loyal throughout his career. The album is a gift and labor of love to his devoted fans. David wants his fans to know, that he loves and appreciates them wherever he may go, Forevermore.



Stronger is the fifth album from the international Pop icon and winner of the first ever American Idol, Kelly Clarkson. The vibrant, musically diverse Stronger (which Clarkson says was influenced by Tina Turner, Prince, Sheryl Crow, and Radiohead) will thrill those who love Clarkson for her resilience. Clarkson co-wrote five tracks on Stronger, a process she feels is therapeutic and the first single off the new album is "Mr. Know It All". Kelly Clarkson has sold over 20 million albums worldwide (including 10 million in the U.S.) and notching seven singles on the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. She is the recipient of 2 Grammy Awards, 2 American Music Awards, 2 MTV Awards and 11 Billboard Awards.  Clarkson’s last effort, 2009’s All I Ever Wanted debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and produced the smash singles “My Life Would Suck Without You” and “Already Gone.”



David Cook’s sophomore album, This Loud Morning, is produced by Matt Serletic (Rob Thomas, Matchbox Twenty, Collective Soul), This Loud Morning features tracks written and co-written by Cook along with many acclaimed songwriters including, David Hodges, Ryan Tedder, Kevin Griffin and Marti Frederiksen. Says Cook, "This album is the culmination of one of the loftiest endeavors I've ever undertaken. The end result is an album that I cannot wait to share with everyone." After winning the Idol crown in season 7, Cook went on to sell over 1 million copies of his self-titled debut album and set out on a year-long nationwide tour in support of his multiple hit singles. Released on November 18th, 2008, David Cook (19 Recordings / RCA Records) entered the Billboard charts at #3 and the digital album charts at #1, marking the best debut from an American Idol winner since 2006. Collectively the songs from David Cook have sold over 2 million tracks and ringtones combined. Cook’s coronation single, “The Time of My Life” was certified platinum and is not only the biggest single debut but the highest selling coronation single in the show’s history.

Break The Spell is a gleaming showcase for frontman Chris Daughtry's powerful, emotionally resonant voice and knack for relentless melodic hooks and big, anthemic choruses. Produced by Howard Benson, who produced Daughtry's two previous albums, Break The Spell gives the band room to evolve musically while aiming to satisfy its many long-time fans. "Going in to the writing sessions, we said, 'Let's not try to sound like anything. Let's just write, and see what happens,'" says Chris, who co-wrote every song with either one of his band-mates (guitarists Josh Steely and Brian Craddock and bassist Josh Paul) or collaborators such as Marti Frederiksen, Busbee, and Bret James. "We came up with some pretty interesting tunes that sound nothing like anything we've done before. Even though some of them didn't make the album, the process stretched us and took us to new places. It was an absolutely inspirational experience."

Adam Lambert describes Trespassing, which he executive produced, as "an exciting journey through the past two years of my life. It's been a transformative period and I really wanted to make music from what I've experienced. All these songs honestly explore the ups and downs of my reality." In addition to co-writing many of the tracks, Lambert collaborated with an all star list of award winning artists, producers and songwriters including Pharrell Williams, Dr. Luke, Claude Kelly, Benny Blanco, Bonnie McKee, Nile Rogers, Sam Sparro, Bruno Mars, Nikka Costa and BC Jean. Since the release of Lambert's debut album For Your Entertainment in 2009 it has sold over 1 million copies worldwide. Lambert was nominated for a Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Whataya Want From Me" in 2010 and also released the Glam Nation Live CD/DVD and Acoustic Live! EPs. He is first AMERICAN IDOL to ever tour the world in support of their debut album in the year following their IDOL season. In November of this year, Adam took to the stage in the finale of the MTV European Music Awards to sing lead vocals with Queen, who were being honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Their captivating performance is widely regarded to be the highlight of the entire EMA ceremony and an indication of the outstanding years ahead in the career of Adam Lambert.

Produced by Mark Bright, the forthcoming album, Blown Away, from Carrie Underwood, was featured in Entertainment Weekly's recent "10 albums we can't wait for." This will be the fourth studio album on 19 Recordings/Arista Nashville for the five-time Grammy® winner. The debut single "Good Girl" is co-written by Underwood. Since releasing Some Hearts in 2005, Underwood has sold more than 14 million albums with Some Hearts, 2007's Carnival Ride, and 2009's Play On. She s amassed 14 No. 1 singles, six of which she co-wrote, and became the first country artist in history and the only American Idol winner ever to achieve 10 No. 1 singles from their first two albums. Underwood is a five-time Grammy Award winner, a two-time Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, a three-time Country Music Association and ACM Female Vocalist winner, and a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry.
All albums are distributed by Ivory Music & Video, the exclusive licensee of Sony Music in the Philippines. You can go to www.mymusicstore.com.ph, the Philippines’ BIGGEST online music store where you can buy songs from international and local artists!

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