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Chris Daughtry Biography

Birth Place:
Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, United States
Singer, reality-show contestant

Fast Facts

  • Tried out for CBS's 2005 music-competition series Rock Star: INXS but wasn't chosen
  • Was in a band called Cadence in high school; later was a member of Absent Element, a North Carolina alternative-rock band
  • Was working as a service adviser at a car dealership in Greensboro, NC, when he auditioned for American Idol
  • Performed the Fuel song "Hemorrhage (In My Hands)" on Idol; later, after being voted off the show, Fuel offered him a job as its lead singer (he turned them down)
  • Made his TV acting debut on the 100th episode of CSI: NY in 2008
  • Performed an acoustic cover of Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" in 2009 that was posted on YouTube and became extremely popular, getting over four millions views in under a year
  • Was the first American Idol alum to have two consecutive number-one albums (2006's Daughtry and 2009's Leave This Town)
  • In 2010, his band performed during the Super Bowl Tailgate Party and at the Countdown at the NCAA Final Four Concert
  • Does push-ups before performing
  • Hobbies include drawing and painting
  • Is a huge Spider-Man fan


  • Kenneth Daughtry -- Brother
  • Adalynn Rose Daughtry -- Daughter
  • Pete Daughtry -- Father
  • Sandra Daughtry -- Mother
  • Noah James Daughtry -- Son
  • Hannah -- Stepdaughter
  • Griffin -- Stepson
  • Deanna Daughtry -- Wife