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 News Pop / Rock 17/08/2006

'Idol' Rocker Chris Daughtry to Begin Recording Debut Album



NEW YORK, NY (19 Recordings/RCA Records) - Chris Daughtry, whose sturdy rock presence and distinctive vocal style won the hearts and minds of "American Idol Season 5" fans across the globe, has begun working on his much anticipated debut album. Expected to hit stores on November 21, the new disc, released by 19 Recordings/RCA Records, is purportedly drenched with the same cutting-edge attitude and startling rock immediacy that made Daughtry a household name. Noted rock producer Howard Benson (All American Rejects, Papa Roach, My Chemical Romance, Hoobastank) will helm the CD, with Daughtry writing his own songs, as well as being joined by a slew of high profile artists in fertile writing sessions for the album, including Brad Arnold (Three Doors Down), Carl Bell (Fuel), Mitch Allan (SR-71), and Rob Thomas (Matchbox 20), among others. The popular vocalist is also putting together a band, to be called Daughtry, with a brand new website in the works https://www.DaughtryOfficial.com.

It was Daughtry's stirring live versions of Fuel's "Hemorrhage In My Hands," and Bon Jovi's "Wanted Dead Or Alive," that were cited as highlights of the show's past season, with the latter song, culled from the American Idol Season 5 compilation, scoring big on Billboard's singles and digital chart. The multi-talented singer/songwriter promises to mine the rock vein even more on his debut release. "I'm writing on my own, as well as getting together with some great artists and songwriters who I've always respected and who have expressed an interest in collaborating with me," says the North Carolina native. "It's been thrilling to approach this album as a new canvas, with the experience of the show and such an incredible year to draw on."

Daughtry's reign as one of American Idol's most popular non-winners (his controversial 4th place finish in season 5 was one of the most hotly contested 'Idol' votes in the show's history) has not waned. He's fast become the most acclaimed figure on the current "American Idols Live! Tour 2006", drawing raves from E!Online: 'Chris Daughtry has received near-universal praise. One of the trek's biggest attractions ... ', as well as EW.com: 'Daughtry may be poised for the biggest post-Idol career ... '. The hectic grind of the season 5 juggernaut, scheduled to run through September, has left little room for R&R for the tireless singer, as he fills his off-days with both writing and pre-production sessions.

With full-blown recording sessions lined up for the end of August, Daughtry has had to put his combustible talent into overdrive: "It's been crazy but rewarding," says the charismatic artist. The first single, still under-wraps by the record label, is slated to hit radio in late September.

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The 19 Group of Companies was founded by Simon Fuller in 1985 and has achieved over 40 No. 1 singles and 15 No. 1 albums. Fuller also has an impressive tally of over 60 Top-40 albums and 170 Top-40 singles in the UK alone. Fuller created and managed the Spice Girls, who became a global phenomenon under his guidance, selling over 38 million albums. In 1998, Fuller's 19 launched S Club 7, which has sold 10 million CDs worldwide, while its three television series to date have consistently topped children's viewing figures, reaching 104 countries.

In 2001, Simon Fuller's 19TV created and produced the television phenomenon "Pop Idol" and in 2002, AMERICAN IDOL. "Pop Idol" launched the singing careers of Will Young and Gareth Gates in the UK, while AMERICAN IDOL did the same for Carrie Underwood, Fantasia, Kelly Clarkson and Ruben Studdard in the United States.






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