Chris Daughtry, Adam Lambert to return to 'American Idol'

Chris Daughtry, Adam Lambert to return to 'American Idol'

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Chris Daughtry said he and fellow "American Idol" alum Adam Lambert are returning to the U.S. reality series to serve as mentors.
Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus ring in the New Year with Ryan Seacrest

Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus ring in the New Year with Ryan Seacrest

Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Ryan Seacrest was joined by a bevy of stars for the annual "Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve" show in New York City.
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Daughtry band mates sue for profits

GREENSBORO, N.C., April 8 (UPI) -- Three former band mates of U.S. rock singer Chris Daughtry are suing him, alleging he defrauded them of proceeds from four songs they say they helped write.
Daughtry to perform at Tailgate Party

Daughtry to perform at Tailgate Party

MIAMI, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The rock band Daughtry says it will perform Sunday at the NFL's Super Tailgate Party outside Miami's Sun Life Stadium before the kick-off of Super Bowl XLIV.
Daughtry downplays 'Leave' creative effort

Daughtry downplays 'Leave' creative effort

NEW YORK, July 19 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Chris Daughtry says his past success didn't put pressure on him while creating his new album, "Leave This Town."
Daughtry to release 2nd album in July

Daughtry to release 2nd album in July

LOS ANGELES, May 8 (UPI) -- The rock band Daughtry will release its second album "Leave This Town" in the United States July 14, RCA Music Group said.

'Idol' star Daughtry headed to 'CSI: NY'

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- "American Idol" star Chris Daughtry will soon be back on U.S. TV screens in a guest appearance on "CSI: NY," People magazine says.

Former 'Idol' finalists still going strong

SAN FRANCISCO, July 5 (UPI) -- Singers LaKisha Jones, Jon Peter Lewis and Anwar Robinson are enjoying modest careers despite not winning "American Idol," a San Francisco newspaper reports.

'Idol' owner Fuller marries in California

LOS ANGELES, June 1 (UPI) -- Simon Fuller, creator of the "American Idol" TV series, has gotten married in California's Napa Valley, "Idol" executive Nigel Lythgoe says.

Fuel powers on with new singer, drummer

LAS VEGAS , Aug. 9 (UPI) -- After losing its singer and drummer, the U.S. hard rock group Fuel faced a precarious future before making its new album, "Angels & Devils."

Modest Mouse's 'Ship' comes in at No. 1

NEW YORK, March 28 (UPI) -- Modest Mouse claimed its first No. 1 U.S. album on The Billboard 200 as "We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank" debuted on top.

Norah Jones' new album Billboard's No. 1

NEW YORK, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Norah Jones ended her three-year absence from the Billboard 200 by claiming the No. 1 spot with her latest release "Not Too Late."

Paula Abdul honored by Nevada Ballet

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul, in Las Vegas with her co-judges, was named woman of the year by the Nevada Ballet Theater.

Jay-Z is No. 1 on the Billboard 200

NEW YORK, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The post Thanksgiving Billboard 200 chart sees rapper Jay-Z at No. 1 with his album "Kingdom Come."

Stars join Chris Daughtry on his debut

NEW YORK, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- "American Idol" Season Five rocker Chris Daughtry has begun work on his debut album from 19 Recordings/RCA Records.
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Chris Daughtry
Chris Daughtry of the band Daughtry performs on the NBC Today show live from Rockefeller Center in New York City on July 14, 2009. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo)

Christopher Adam "Chris" Daughtry (born December 26, 1979) is an American musician and the guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist for the band Daughtry. He was the fourth-place finalist on the fifth season of American Idol, eliminated from the competition on May 10, 2006.

After his elimination from Idol, he was given a record deal by RCA Records. The band that was formed, Daughtry, released their self-titled debut album which sold more than 1 million copies after just 5 weeks of release, becoming the fastest selling debut rock album in history. In its ninth week of release, the album reached number one on the Billboard charts. Chris Daughtry is now the third most successful American Idol contestant in terms of record sales, behind only Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, who both won their respective seasons. At the 50th Grammy Awards, he was nominated for Best Rock Song for "It's Not Over".

Daughtry was born in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, and raised in Lasker, North Carolina, until he was 14. His parents, Pete and Sandra Daughtry, reside in Palmyra, Virginia, where Daughtry grew up before he relocated to McLeansville, North Carolina, outside of Greensboro, North Carolina. His brother, Kenneth, lives in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina.

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