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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

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#Fact
1Born at 5:30 AM.
2He has English, and smaller amounts of Irish, Scottish, and German, ancestry.
3Daughtry has sold a total of 84.1 million albums and singles combined. 23.8 million albums and 60.3 million singles.
4Released 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.
6Daughtry 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").
7In 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.
8Daughtry's second album Leave This Town debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, making it their second consecutive #1 album.
9Video for "September" placed number #23 VH1's Top 40 Videos of 2010.
10Video for "No Surprise" placed number #15 on VH1's Top 40 Videos of 2009.
11Has three dogs Chloe, Harlow, and Miley, a guinea pig, and chickens as pets.
12Favorite cartoon character is Wile E. Coyote.
13The 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.
14Video for "Feels Like Tonight" placed number #6 on VH1's Top 40 Videos of 2008.
15His wife persuaded him to audition for American Idol (2002).
16Has an older brother named Kenneth.
17Wife Deanna is a massage therapist.
18Has two nieces, Caroline and Danielle.
19Video for "Home" placed number #24 on VH1's Top 40 Videos of 2007.
20Video for "It's Not Over" placed number #2 on VH1's Top 40 Videos of 2007.
21Has 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.
22He started to sing seriously when he was 16 years old.
23His favorite female pop artist is Kelly Clarkson while his favorite male pop artist is Rob Thomas.
24He auditioned for Rock Star: INXS (2005) but he didn't make it in, so he decided to join American Idol (2002), instead.
25Chris and his band, Daughtry, are active supporters of the ONE Campaign.
26He does push ups and vocal exercises before he performs on stage.
27Bo Bice (who made it to the final 2 in American Idol (2002) in season 4) influenced him to audition.
28He 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 Vacation2015writer: "18 Years"
Alpha and Omega 4: The Legend of the Saw Toothed Cave2014Video writer: "I'll Fight"
Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure2013Video writer: "Life After You"
NCIS: Los Angeles2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Wanderlust2012writer: "Home"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the StarsTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2010 performer - 1 episode, 2010
America's Got Talent2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 22008Video Game writer: "It's Not Over"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Breaking Evilpre-productionMichael
Trolland2016VideoCounselor Olaf
The Passion2016/ITV MovieJudas
Studio City2015/ITV MovieKeith Rhodes
CollegeHumor Originals2014TV Series
Three Doors Down and Daughtry Live2012TV Movie
CSI: NY2008TV SeriesMachiavelli Taylor

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Shelter2012/VIShort composer: theme music

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
2006 MTV Movie Awards2006TV Special very special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Idol2006-2016TV SeriesHimself
Dish Nation2016TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
IHeartRadio Music Awards 20162016TV MovieHimself
The Insider2016TV SeriesHimself
Access Hollywood Live2016TV SeriesHimself
The Doctors2015TV SeriesHimself
Sidewalks Entertainment2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2006-2014TV SeriesHimself / Themselves - Musical Guest / Themselves - Musical Guests / ...
A Message from Step Brothers' Adam Scott2014Video shortHimself
American Music Awards 20132013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Fox and Friends2013TV SeriesThemselve
Big Morning Buzz Live2011-2013TV SeriesHimself - Performer / Himself / Himself - Guest Co-Host
Wonderview2013TV SeriesHimself
VEVO Go Shows2012TV SeriesHimself
The Price Is Right2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
American Music Awards 20112011TV SpecialHimself - Performer (as Daughtry)
Teen Choice Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Entertainment Tonight2006-2009TV SeriesHimself
Daughtry: Live from California2009TV Special
2008 American Music Awards2008TV Special documentaryHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2006-2008TV SeriesHimself
Extra2008TV SeriesHimself
E! Live from the Red Carpet2008TV SeriesHimself
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore2008Video GameHimself (uncredited)
Soundstage2008TV Series documentaryHimself
2007 American Music Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
MTV Europe Music Awards 20072007TV SpecialHimself
What Perez Sez2007TV SeriesHimself
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet2007TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2007TV SeriesHimself - Vocals
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2007TV SeriesHimself
New Year's Eve Live 20072006TV MovieHimself (as Daughtry)
The 2006 Billboard Music Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2006TV SeriesHimself
The Early Show2006TV SeriesHimself
MuchOnDemand1997TV SeriesHimself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20072007TV SpecialHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2007TV SeriesHimself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice American Idol Alum


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#Quote
1I'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.
3It'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).
11I 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.
12There's going to be a flood of opportunities right now but I don't think I could really talk about them.
13Maybe some people thought I was 'safe' so they didn't really bothered to vote for me at all.

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

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