Daughtry – September
Daughtry /ˈdɔːtʃri/ is an American rock band formed and fronted by namesake 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 8 million albums and over 22.6 million digital tracks in the United States and 23.8 million albums and 60.3 million digital downloads worldwide.
On March 9, 2009, Chris Daughtry announced on their website that he and the band had finished the album’s recording. The second record was released on July 14, 2009 with 14 songs making the cut from the 19 recorded songs.
Chris said that the record is a very big rock album. He has also stated that the band had written and recorded over 30 new songs. He worked with Chad Kroeger from Nickelback, Ryan Tedder from OneRepublic,Trevor McNevan from Thousand Foot Krutch, Jason Wade from Lifehouse, Richard Marx, Scott Stevens from The Exies, Adam Gontier from Three Days Grace and Eric Dill, former vocalist for The Click Five.
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”. The new album was released on July 14, 2009, and its title is Leave This Town. “Life After You” was the follow-up single to “No Surprise” .
Leave This Town debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 selling 269,000 copies in its first week.The record was also number one on the Digital Albums Chart and the Rock Chart.
After Leave This Town was released, Daughtry became the first American Idol artist to have two consecutive number one albums. Carrie Underwood later achieved this victory when her albums Carnival Ride (2007) and Play On (2009) went number one.
Daughtry performed on stage at the American Music Awards on November 22, 2009, and sang their hit single “Life After You”.
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.
On March 16, 2010, the band released a B-side of the single from the album, Leave This Town with 5 songs that were with the pre-order only, or never came out with the album.
On April 16, 2010, the band announced on its website that drummer Joey Barnes and the band had parted ways. Robin Diaz was tapped to replace him for the band’s ongoing tour.
“September” was the third single from Leave This Town and it peaked at number two on HAC radio charts, number eighteen on Pop radio charts and number 36 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The band has also released an extended play titled Leave This Town: The B-Sides, which contains the bonus tracks from Leave This Town.
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