As the frontman for the band bearing his name, Daughtry has become one of the most visible and consistent rock & roll torchbearers of the 21st Century. Since rising to prominence on the fifth season of American Idol, he has released four albums, all of which reached the Billboard Top Ten and have combined sales of over 8 million copies in the U.S. Daughtry’s stage presence is honest and compelling, proving his mission to consistently push the limits of his creativity.
Chris Daughtry stands as one of American Idol’s most beloved — and commercially successful — rock and roll alums. Immediately following his adrenalin-filled run on the show in 2006, Daughtry formed his eponymous band, topping the Billboard 200 just a few months later with a self-titled debut album. The following year, the band took home the Top New Artist prize at the Billboard Music Awards, setting the stage for the success of 2009 sophomore album Leave This Town — another No. 1. In late 2013, the band released their fourth studio album Baptized to a Top 10 spot on the Billboard 200 once again.
“Daughtry have so many incredibly real songs, they are authentic musicians who love their work, who perform with tons of energy and enthusiasm. Chris Daughtry as the lead frontman, with raw talent and coolness in abundance, with many funny quips, entertained the audience throughout the show. The energy in the gig was off the scale and the fans loved every moment.” Entertainment Focus
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Ten years after launching with a massive splash, Chris Daughtry claims that he and the band have grown the most on stage, and that it’s altered his whole sense of his work. “When we first came out, I’d only known what I’d seen,” he says. “I didn’t know how to be vulnerable, with no pretense. Now it’s walk onstage and, especially in our acoustic shows, just be flat-out honest and open. It’s really helped me realize that’s actually what fans want—they want 100 percent honesty and feeling like they got to know you better.”
One thing that has kept the fire burning for Daughtry has been the need to constantly challenge himself creatively. He has collaborated with artists from Timbaland to Vince Gill to Carlos Santana and took on the role of Judas Iscariot in the 2016 live television performance of The Passion, and even fulfilled a lifelong dream by drawing the cover of a Batman comic which was rated one of the top 25 covers of the year by BatmanNews.com.