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Chris Daughtry

Biography

Frontman from the rock-band Daughtry who also finished in fourth put in place the fifth time of year of American Idol. His band’s track “IT ISN’T Over” was nominated for any Grammy Award for Greatest Rock Track in 2008. He started taking blues acoustic guitar lessons at age sixteen. He made an appearance in school takes on, including Peter Skillet. His debut recording Daughtry sold more than a million copies in under six weeks. He wedded Deanna Daughtry in 2000 and he offers four children called Hannah, Griffin, Adalynn, and Noah. He and Kelly Clarkson became two from the top-selling previous American Idol contestants.

Quick Facts


Full Name Chris Daughtry
Date Of Birth December 26, 1979
Place Of Birth Roanoake Rapids, NC
Height 1.72 m
Profession Rock Singer
Education Fluvanna County High School
Nationality American
Spouse Deanna Daughtry
Children Noah James Daughtry, Adalynn Rose Daughtry
Parents Sandra Daughtry, Pete Daughtry
Siblings Kenneth Daughtry
Awards American Music Award for New Artist of the Year, American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Group, American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Album, American Music Award for Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist, People's Choice Award for Favorite Rock Song
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Rock Song, Teen Choice Award for Choice American Idol Alumni
Movies Trolland
TV Shows American Idol, The Passion
Star Sign Capricorn

  • Facts
  • Filmography
  • Awards
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  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
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#Fact
1 Born at 5:30 AM.
2 He has English, and smaller amounts of Irish, Scottish, and German, ancestry.
3 Daughtry has sold a total of 84.1 million albums and singles combined. 23.8 million albums and 60.3 million singles.
4 Released his fourth album 'Baptized' in November 2013, and debuted at number 3 on the world chart with over 330,000 copies.
5 "No Surprise," the first single from the platinum Leave This Town topped #1 on the radio charts making it their fourth #1 hit.
6 Daughtry has been nominated for 4 Grammys including Best Rock Album (Daughtry), Best Rock Song ("It's Not Over"), Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals ("It's Not Over") and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals ("Home").
7 In the summer of 2009, Chris put an acoustic cover of Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" on YouTube. The video has received over 2 million views.
8 Daughtry's second album Leave This Town debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, making it their second consecutive #1 album.
9 Video for "September" placed number #23 VH1's Top 40 Videos of 2010.
10 Video for "No Surprise" placed number #15 on VH1's Top 40 Videos of 2009.
11 Has three dogs Chloe, Harlow, and Miley, a guinea pig, and chickens as pets.
12 Favorite cartoon character is Wile E. Coyote.
13 The band's self-titled debut Daughtry was one of the biggest selling artist releases of 2006/2007 and the quickest selling rock debut in Soundscan history.
14 Video for "Feels Like Tonight" placed number #6 on VH1's Top 40 Videos of 2008.
15 His wife persuaded him to audition for American Idol (2002).
16 Has an older brother named Kenneth.
17 Wife Deanna is a massage therapist.
18 Has two nieces, Caroline and Danielle.
19 Video for "Home" placed number #24 on VH1's Top 40 Videos of 2007.
20 Video for "It's Not Over" placed number #2 on VH1's Top 40 Videos of 2007.
21 Has four children, with wife Deanna: a step-daughter, Hannah Price, born on September 7, 1996, a step-son, Griffin Daughtry, born on June 30, 1998 and fraternal twins, daughter Adalynn Rose, who arrived at 11:06 a.m., weighing 6 lbs, 5 oz and son Noah James, who followed at 11:25 a.m., weighing 5 lbs, 5 oz, on November 17, 2010, by a gestational surrogate.
22 He started to sing seriously when he was 16 years old.
23 His favorite female pop artist is Kelly Clarkson while his favorite male pop artist is Rob Thomas.
24 He auditioned for Rock Star: INXS (2005) but he didn't make it in, so he decided to join American Idol (2002), instead.
25 Chris and his band, Daughtry, are active supporters of the ONE Campaign.
26 He does push ups and vocal exercises before he performs on stage.
27 Bo Bice (who made it to the final 2 in American Idol (2002) in season 4) influenced him to audition.
28 He made it into the finals of the fifth season of the reality television show American Idol (2002) and is friends with Ace Young.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alpha and Omega: Family Vacation 2015 writer: "18 Years"
Alpha and Omega 4: The Legend of the Saw Toothed Cave 2014 Video writer: "I'll Fight"
Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure 2013 Video writer: "Life After You"
NCIS: Los Angeles 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Wanderlust 2012 writer: "Home"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2010 performer - 1 episode, 2010
America's Got Talent 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2 2008 Video Game writer: "It's Not Over"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Breaking Evil pre-production Michael
Trolland 2016 Video Counselor Olaf
The Passion 2016/I TV Movie Judas
Studio City 2015/I TV Movie Keith Rhodes
CollegeHumor Originals 2014 TV Series
Three Doors Down and Daughtry Live 2012 TV Movie
CSI: NY 2008 TV Series Machiavelli Taylor

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Shelter 2012/VI Short composer: theme music

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
2006 MTV Movie Awards 2006 TV Special very special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Idol 2006-2016 TV Series Himself
Dish Nation 2016 TV Series Himself
Hollywood Today Live 2016 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
IHeartRadio Music Awards 2016 2016 TV Movie Himself
The Insider 2016 TV Series Himself
Access Hollywood Live 2016 TV Series Himself
The Doctors 2015 TV Series Himself
Sidewalks Entertainment 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael 2006-2014 TV Series Himself / Themselves - Musical Guest / Themselves - Musical Guests / ...
A Message from Step Brothers' Adam Scott 2014 Video short Himself
American Music Awards 2013 2013 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Fox and Friends 2013 TV Series Themselve
Big Morning Buzz Live 2011-2013 TV Series Himself - Performer / Himself / Himself - Guest Co-Host
Wonderview 2013 TV Series Himself
VEVO Go Shows 2012 TV Series Himself
The Price Is Right 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
American Music Awards 2011 2011 TV Special Himself - Performer (as Daughtry)
Teen Choice Awards 2010 2010 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Entertainment Tonight 2006-2009 TV Series Himself
Daughtry: Live from California 2009 TV Special
2008 American Music Awards 2008 TV Special documentary Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2006-2008 TV Series Himself
Extra 2008 TV Series Himself
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2008 TV Series Himself
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2008 Video Game Himself (uncredited)
Soundstage 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
2007 American Music Awards 2007 TV Special Himself
MTV Europe Music Awards 2007 2007 TV Special Himself
What Perez Sez 2007 TV Series Himself
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet 2007 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2007 TV Series Himself - Vocals
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2007 TV Series Himself
New Year's Eve Live 2007 2006 TV Movie Himself (as Daughtry)
The 2006 Billboard Music Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2006 TV Series Himself
The Early Show 2006 TV Series Himself
MuchOnDemand 1997 TV Series Himself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2016 TV Series Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 2007 2007 TV Special Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2007 TV Series Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice American Idol Alum


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#Quote
1 I've got all these artists, actors and comedians who would call me up and give me advice. I get to hang out with Billy Bob Thornton at his house. We hang out over there every time we're in L.A., because he doesn't go out. We'll hang and he'll play us some of his tunes. It's pretty awesome.
2 [When asked if he still watches American Idol (2002)]: Of course I'm watching it - I have nothing but great memories of my time on that show. I was truly able to be myself on everything, except those Ford commercials. And I would do it all over again if I had to, and it's weird to watch it now, because you forget that you'd gone through all that. And then it hits you, that you were there last year, and it's pretty amazing. But I love this season so far ... like when Simon, Paula and Randy mentioned Chris Daughtry, and that one girl said, 'Versace?' I thought that was hilarious.
3 It's go, go, go, but I wanted to do this my whole life, so I'm enjoying every minute of it.
4 [During his tenure on American Idol (2002)]: You have to have a thick skin, plus, you have to stop reading and stay off the Internet. If people say something rude or off-color, you have to take it with a grain of salt, because they don't know you.
5 [While being on the road away from his wife and children]: There has to be a lot of trust on both parts. My first couple weeks in L.A., I went out to the clubs. It's a quick 'woo-hoo!' Then it's like, 'pffffft.' I'm trying to put more focus on the stuff that's going to last.
6 [on his group's second album]: We put a lot of heart, soul and tears into this record, [and] coffee - a lot of caffeine, lot of Red Bull, It's the best work we've done yet, we think, and we hope the fans think so too.
7 [In 2009]: It's been a long three years, but it's flown by. I was always in bands before, but on American Idol (2002), it was about getting my voice out there. It was always my goal, though, to get a band together again. It was just a matter of finding the certain people who see the music the same way.
8 [on being a family man]: It wasn't like, this is cool that I'm a rock guy taking on two kids. It just felt like that was what I was supposed to do.
9 [Of his band]: People think I pulled a Fantasia Barrino; no, I didn't drop my first name.
10 [In 2007]: As a kid, I was heavily into martial arts and wanted to be the next Jean-Claude Van Damme. Now, even in videos, I don't want to be the actor with the other girl. I don't think that would be great for my marriage. But I'd like to do a cameo on The Simpsons (1989) or Family Guy (1999).
11 I used to call [my wife] and just quickly throw in the towel. But I've found that the less I say and the more I actually listen to her, and just be there without actually being there, is the best thing I can do. As a man, I always feel like I need to say something. Sometimes I have to stop myself because all I want to do is call and tell her about how much awesome stuff is going on in my life, and, you know, her day is sucking hard. I could write a book on it, I'm serious.
12 There's going to be a flood of opportunities right now but I don't think I could really talk about them.
13 Maybe some people thought I was 'safe' so they didn't really bothered to vote for me at all.

#Trademark
1 Frequently plays Gibson guitars
2 His clean-shaven head

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