August 28, 2009 at 04:52 AM EDT

American Idol season 8 champ Kris Allen is slated to drop his debut album on November 17, the singer announced to fans via his Twitter account last night. Allen told in an exclusive interview last week that he’s been writing with collaborators during down days on the current American Idols Live tour, and that he recently worked with tunesmiths Lindy Robbins and Toby Gad. Other confirmed Allen collaborators so far include The Fray’s Joe King, Christian recording artist Mat Kearney, and producers Salaam Remi and Claude Kelly.

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