Christopher Adam Daughtry is a renowned American singer, musician and an actor who has best been known as a lead vocalist and the rhythm guitarist for a rock band by the name Daughtry. He came position finally in the American Idol competition. After his elimination from the competition, he got to sign a recording label with the RCA Records and was able to create a band that was named ‘Daughtry.’
He created the group with a bassist by the name Julia Driscoll. They released an album that was self-titled and it became a fastest selling album in the Nielsen Soundscan history. Keep on reading to learn more on the net worth and earnings of Chris Daughtry in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Chris Daughtry was born in the year 1979 on December 26th in Roanoke Rapids in North Carolina. He spends a better part of his childhood in Lasker, North Carolina. The parents were Sandra and Daughtry James, and they currently live in Virginia, Palmyra. This is where Daughtry grew up before he moved to North Carolina, McLeansville. His brother by the name Kenneth resides in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina. After he turned sixteen years old, that was he started to take singing career serious. He even went as far as taking guitar lessons from Matt Jagger, who was a renowned guitarist.
During the year 2006 season of the American Idol, he revealed that he was balding and went on to decide to shave the head completely to retain an appealing appearance. He got married to Daughtry since the year 2000. He has been blessed with four children. He has maintained a close relationship with Young Ace, and they met during the auditions of American Idol.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
In high school, Chris got to be incorporated into the school band that was known as Cadence. He was given the lead role as a vocalist although he was also playing a rhythm guitar. This school band was able to produce an album by the name ‘All the Eyes on You,’ and it was launched in the year 1999.
Chris was able to play the rhythm guitar with bands such as Absent Element that was based in Burlington. The band was known as Absent Element as it was composed of the Daughtry whose major role was being the lead vocals as well as guitarist, Mark Perry who was guitarist and Scott Crawford who served as drum expert and also Ryan Andrews who played bass guitar.
In the year 2005, Chris was able to appear for the CBS singing competitions. The show was dubbed Rock Star, and it was quite longer than expected, and he never met the criteria. Daughtry has appeared in the various auditions for different organizers such as American Idol that was in Colorado. He got awarded in 2006 and rose to become of the twenty-four performers in the Fuels Hemorrhage. He refused to serve on the permanent basis with Fuel’s when he got offered an opportunity.
Chris featured in final four audition of the American Idol on May 2006. He got eliminated with together with the Katharine McPhee, but when asked, he thinks he did better compare to McPhee.
Net Worth & Earnings
Chris Daughtry has an estimated net worth of over $12 million. The major source of his wealth has been generated from his career as a singer. During Chris’ days as a member of the Cadence and the Absent elements, with each group releasing an album while he was part of it. The band which he created by the name ‘Daughtry’ and it has been able to release a total of four albums.
Also, he has been able to play numerous roles in different films as well as television series. Apart from being a singer, Daughtry is also a songwriter, and he has worked with the different musicians.
Christopher Daughtry is a well-known figure in the music industry. He has worked with three bands namely: Cadence, Daughtry and Absent Element. He has best been known for being a vocalist and also a rhythm guitarist. At one time, he got to participate in the American Idol show, and he emerged in the fourth position. Despite losing, it proved to be his first breakthrough.