Daughtry

Formed 10 July 2006.
Daughtry

Biography

Daughtry is an American rock band formed and fronted by Chris Daughtry, who was a finalist on the fifth season of American Idol. Their self-titled debut album was released in November 2006. The album reached number one on the Billboard 200, went on to sell more than four million copies in the United States, and has been certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA. Daughtry was also named the best selling album of 2007 by Billboard, becoming the fastest-selling debut rock album in Soundscan history. The album produced four top 20 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, including top five hits "It's Not Over" and "Home". The band's second album, Leave This Town, was released in July 2009. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, becoming Daughtry's second number one album in the United States. To date, Leave This Town has sold over 1.3 million copies in the United States and has been certified platinum by the RIAA. The album's lead single, "No Surprise," became the band's fifth top 20 hit on the Hot 100. Their third studio album, Break the Spell was released in November 2011. It debuted inside the top ten on the Billboard 200 chart and has been certified Gold by the RIAA. To date, Daughtry has sold over 7.4 million albums and over 22.6 million digital tracks in the United States, and 20.8 million albums and 53.8 million digital downloads worldwide.

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  1. Review of Leave This Town

    Leave This Town 2009

    Reviewed by Al Fox
    An album of box-ticking, airwave-satiating harmlessness.
  2. Review of Daughtry

    Daughtry 2007

    Reviewed by Ian Wade
    American Idol winner Chris Daughtry gives us something a little harder than usual...