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Overview (3)

Born in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA
Birth NameChristopher Adam Daughtry
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Chris Daughtry was born on December 26, 1979 in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA as Christopher Adam Daughtry. He has been married to Deanna Daughtry since November 11, 2000. They have four children.

Spouse (1)

Deanna Daughtry (11 November 2000 - present) (4 children)

Trade Mark (2)

His clean-shaven head
Frequently plays Gibson guitars

Trivia (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.
Bo Bice (who made it to the final 2 in American Idol (2002) in season 4) influenced him to audition.
He does push ups and vocal exercises before he performs on stage.
Chris and his band, Daughtry, are active supporters of the ONE Campaign.
He auditioned for Rock Star: INXS (2005) but he didn't make it in, so he decided to join American Idol (2002), instead.
His favorite female pop artist is Kelly Clarkson while his favorite male pop artist is Rob Thomas.
He started to sing seriously when he was 16 years old.
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.
Video for "It's Not Over" placed number #2 on VH1's Top 40 Videos of 2007.
Video for "Home" placed number #24 on VH1's Top 40 Videos of 2007.
Has two nieces, Caroline and Danielle.
Wife Deanna is a massage therapist.
Has an older brother named Kenneth.
His wife persuaded him to audition for American Idol (2002).
Video for "Feels Like Tonight" placed number #6 on VH1's Top 40 Videos of 2008.
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.
Favorite cartoon character is Wile E. Coyote.
Has three dogs Chloe, Harlow, and Miley, a guinea pig, and chickens as pets.
Video for "No Surprise" placed number #15 on VH1's Top 40 Videos of 2009.
Video for "September" placed number #23 VH1's Top 40 Videos of 2010.
Daughtry's second album Leave This Town debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, making it their second consecutive #1 album.
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.
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").
"No Surprise," the first single from the platinum Leave This Town topped #1 on the radio charts making it their fourth #1 hit.
Released his fourth album 'Baptized' in November 2013, and debuted at number 3 on the world chart with over 330,000 copies.
Daughtry has sold a total of 84.1 million albums and singles combined. 23.8 million albums and 60.3 million singles.
He has English, and smaller amounts of Irish, Scottish, and German, ancestry.
Born at 5:30 AM.

Personal Quotes (13)

Maybe some people thought I was 'safe' so they didn't really bothered to vote for me at all.
There's going to be a flood of opportunities right now but I don't think I could really talk about them.
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.
[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 (1998).
[Of his band]: People think I pulled a Fantasia Barrino; no, I didn't drop my first name.
[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.
[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.
[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.
[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.
[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.
It's go, go, go, but I wanted to do this my whole life, so I'm enjoying every minute of it.
[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.
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.

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