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It's time to live like we're eyeing — eyeing some serious abs, that is! Kris Allen, who narrowly bested Adam Lambert for the American Idol crown in Season 8, was in Los Angeles for the photo shoot of his newest album. And given that many of the shots taken featured him without his shirt, we're guessing you can prepare for plenty of skin when the album drops next month.

The new album, entitled Thank You Camellia, is set to be released on May 22, with the lead single, "The Vision of Love," out since last month. Kris' only other post-Idol album was released self-titled in the fall of 2009 and peaked at number 11 on the Billboard charts. His biggest hit to date is that album's lead single, "Live Like We're Dying."

 

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And whaddya know?! Adam Lambert's latest album, Trespassing, will be released on May 15, which is only one week before Kris' album hits stores! These two just can't stop competing, can they?

 

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