“You have to think there’s a reason for everything. When a door closes another door opens.”- Chris Daughtry
Christopher Adam Daughtry popularly known as Chris Daughtry is a well-known American singer, songwriter, musician and actor. He is the lead singer and guitarist of the famous American rock band named “Daughtry”. Chris became popular, when he came in the fifth season of American Idol and won the forth place in the show. After American Idol, he signed a record deal with RCB Records and created his self titled band “Daughtry”. This band is known for their unique style of hard rock, pop rock, alternative metal and alternative rock. In 2006, Chris came out with debut studio album “Daughtry”, which was placed at no 1 position on Billboard 200. He is known to be the third most successful American Idol contestant.
Christopher Adam Daughtry was born on 26 December, 1979 in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. He is the son of Sandra and James Pete Daughtry and was brought up in Lasker, North Carolina. Later, at the age of 14, he moved to McLeansville, North Carolina. Cris has one older brother Kenneth.
At the age of 16, he became more serious about his singing and he started taking guitar lessons from the guitarist Matt Jagger and Mark Ebert. There is one other person Andy Waldeck plays a huge part on the success of his debut album. During his high school, he started performing with the local rock band at venues. He also performed at high school’s stage show The Wiz and Peter Pan.
In his high school’s band named “Cadence”, he was the lead singer and rhythm guitarist. His band also recorded an album named “All Eyes on You” in 1999. Later, he worked as a lead singer and guitarist in different rock bands included Absent Element rock band of Burlington. The band Absent Element also released a CD named “Uprooted” in 2005. In CD two popular songs “Conviction” and “Breakdown” was later re-recorded by Chris for his debut album “Daughtry”. Chris took his initial steps toward stardom when he participated in American Idol.
Chris has been married to his long time girlfriend Deanna Daughtry in November 11, 2000. Deanna has two children a daughter Hannah and a son Griffin from her first marriage. In November 17, 2010 Chris and Deanna are blessed with twins, Adalynn Rose and Noah. Chris lives with his family in North Carolina. He is best friend with Idol contestant Ace Young.
Chris Daughtry became one of the popular and successful vocalists as he gave many commercially hit albums to music industry. As he entered in professional singing, he immediately rose to the success. His band’s debut album “Daughtry” was the fastest selling album in Nielsen Soundscan history. The album sold more than 1 million copies in its first five weeks and sold more than 4 million copies in the United States.
As a result their album was certified as platinum by the “Recording Industry Association of America”. The album’s singles “It’s Not Over” and “Home” was reached on the top 20 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 list. The song “It’s Not Over” was also nominated at 50th Grammy Awards. Their second album “Leave This Town” also turns out to be a huge hit, as the album has sold more than 1.3 million copies in the United States.
This album was also certified as platinum by the “RIAA” and was placed at no 1 position on Billboard 200. The band’s third studio album “Break the Spell” was certified as gold by the “RIAA” and was ranked the top ten list on the Billboard 200 chart. Their fourth album “Baptized” was also placed at number six position on the Billboard 200 chart.
Chris Daughtry grabbed many nominations and awards for the prestigious awards. His debut album has won five “American Music Awards” (2007-2008), six “Billboard Music Awards” (2007) and his album’s single “Home” has won “People’s Choice Awards” in 2009.
How much is Chris Daughtry Net Worth in 2017
As of 2017, Chris Daughtry net worth is estimated to be $10 million US dollars. Chris band’s given four bestselling albums to music industry. Chris major source of income is his rock band, discography, and live tours. The band’s debut self title album estimated earning was $5 million. In 2012, the band’s earning from live tours was $6 million. Daughtry’s fourth album “Baptized” estimated earning was $275,000 and sold more than 90,000 copies.
The American Idol fame singer Chris Daughtry is one of the most successful vocalist and rock band vocal group of music industry. He is not only a successful person but a great human being also. He has also supported many charities and foundations like “Malaria No More”, “Save The Music Foundation”, “Music Empowers Foundations” and “The Salvation Army”.