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Daughtry is a rock band from North Carolina, formed and fronted by former American Idol season 5 finalist Chris Daughtry in 2006. Their self-titled debut album was released in 2006. The disc reached number one for two non-consecutive weeks on the Billboard Top 200, outsold Idol winner Taylor Hicks' debut album, sold more than four million copies and was named the number one selling album of 2007 by Billboard. Their album is also the fastest-selling debut rock album in Soundscan history. The first single from the album, "It's Not Over", was the eighth most played song across all formats on U.S. radio in 2007, and their second single from the album, "Home", was the tenth most played song in the U.S. of 2007.

About Daughtry

The new album was released on July 14, 2009, and its title is Leave This Town. The album's first single "No Surprise" was released on May 5, 2009 through their website. It officially went for radio play on May 26. Daughtry appeared on American Idol on May 6, 2009 (which is the Result Show of Season 8's 'Rock Week') performing "No Surprise". Leave This Town debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 selling 269,000 copies in its first week. The record was also No. 1 on the Digital Albums Chart and the Rock Chart. With the release of Leave This Town, Chris Daughtry made American Idol history by becoming the first 'Idol' to have two consecutive #1 albums. He is followed by Carrie Underwood with the release of her third studio album, Play On, debuting also at No. 1 on Billboard 200.

The song "Home" from Daughtry's debut album was featured in a commercial for the new FOX show The Cleveland Show. The song features Family Guy's Cleveland as he sets off to make his own television show. Cleveland is also singing the song.

Daughtry is set to perform on stage at the American Music Awards, airing live November 22 on ABC, along with other Idol stars, like Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, and Adam Lambert.

On November 10, 2009, USA Today revealed that Daughtry band members Chris Daughtry and Brian Craddock co-wrote "Don't Wanna Be Wrong," an iTunes Deluxe bonus track on Allison Iraheta's debut album, Just Like You.

Daughtry performed "Life After You" , "No Surprise", and "Home" on the half time show on Thanksgiving Day 2009 at Dallas Cowboys Stadium.

Daughtry is featured on Timbaland's album "Shock Value II" with the song "Long Way Down".

Daughtry right now has two albums in the top 200, Leave This Town (#66) and Daughtry (#112), making Daughtry the first band in 3 years to have two albums in the top 200.