'Idol' Runner-Up Lewis Gets Busy On Debut CD
Season six "American Idol" runner-up Blake Lewis has officially signed to 19 Recordings/Arista and is eyeing a late 2007 release for his first album.Season six "American Idol" runner-up Blake Lewis has officially signed to 19 Recordings/Arista and is eyeing a late 2007 release for his first album.
As previously reported, Lewis is working with producers such as J.R. Rotem, Ryan "Alias" Tedder and S*A*M and Sluggo on the effort, which is provisionally titled "Audio Daydream (ADD)."
"It's your favorite '80s mix tape," Lewis told Billboard.com last week of the album. "[It's] very inspired by Michael Jackson, Prince, Erasure, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, the Cure. It's all over the map, really -- very influenced by '80s hip-hop, old school breaks, whatever."
"They're letting me down the album I've always wanted to make," he added. Lewis will be on the road with the American Idols Live tour through Sept. 22.
In related news, season six winner Jordin Sparks today unveiled her debut single, "Tattoo."