He finished first on American Idol.
Therefore, Kris Allen will be the first artist from that show's eighth season to release an album; his self-titled CD will be available on November 17.
Is the singer nervous about it? A bit. But he says talking to past contestants has helped ease the pressure.
"David Cook has done his thing for a year and he's been very successful at it," Allen told E! News. "Chris Daughtry is obviously very, very successful with what he's done. They've both stayed really grounded and really cool. I've talked to them a little bit."
What did they say to the burgeoning star?
"They tell me: sleep when you can!"
Allen, of course, will always be linked to runner-up Adam Lambert.
Asked how often he keeps in touch with his former rival, Kris said: "We see each other every once in awhile and we text all the time."
So, can Allen tell us how Lambert is handling his break-up with Drake LaBry?
"He's doing good. He's obviously not completely happy about it, but I think it was just something that needed to happen."
Will you purchase Allen's self-titled debut album?