Chris Daughtry had a love for music from the day he was born. Christopher Adam Daughtry was born on December 26, 1979, in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. At 16, Chris knew he needed to get his music career rolling and began performing in bands. In high school he performed with the band Cadence and after that with the band Absent Element. Both bands recorded albums but never became huge hits. The talented rocker also tried out for the CBS show "Rock Star: INXS," but did not make it to the airing of the actual show. Then in 2006, at an open casting call for "American Idol" in Denver, Colorado, he won over the judges and made it into the Hollywood round to be put into the top 24. Chris made all the way to the top four before being eliminated from the competition. It was a shock to Chris and his millions of fans, but even though he didn't win "American Idol," he still won his rock stardom!

After being eliminated Chris signed a record deal with RCA Records and his album debuted at number one on the Billboard charts after nine weeks of release. Young Hollywood talked to Chris at the Grammy Style Studio 2008 and he talked to us about the ups and downs of his new stardom! Even though he didn't win the competition he showed the world that he is a true rock star!



He has the fastest selling debut album in rock history.

Was in The Wiz and Peter Pan in high school.

Was offered the opportunity to be the lead singer of Fuel but he declined.


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