Christopher Adam Daughtry is a Grammy nominated American rock guitarist,
singer, and songwriter who is currently the lead singer of the band Daughtry.
He was the fourth-place finalist on the highly publicized fifth season of
American Idol, eliminated from the competition on May 10, 2006. After his
fallout from Idol, he was given a record deal by RCA Records, along with 19
Entertainment. His band's self-titled debut album sold more than 1 million
copies after just 5 weeks of release, becoming the fastest selling debut rock
album in history. In its ninth week of release, the album reached number one on
the Billboard charts. Daughtry is the fourth most successful American Idol
contestant in the history of the show, in terms of record sales, behind Kelly
Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, and Clay Aiken. He is the most successful
contestant from his season and the most successful non-winner or non-runner up.
Born December 26, 1979, his primary personality traits are ruled by the
Chinese Zodiac elemental animal, the Earth Sheep. Being in touch with the good
Earth grounds the already stable Sheep. Although like any Sheep he must deal
with occasional temporary loss of self-confidence, the Earth in this year gives
him a more solid base. Earth grounding makes family especially important for
him, and a happy family life is essential to his well being.