American Idol finalist Chris Daughtry, who ended up in fourth place during the popular show's fifth season, stopped by the BMI Los Angeles office to talk about his recently released CD Daughtry (19 Entertainment/RCA Recordings). The edgy singer's debut entered the Billboard 200 album chart at No. 2, beating out releases by The Beatles and Snoop Dogg.
|Welcoming Daughtry (center) to the BMI L.A. office are his manager Sterling McIlwaine, and BMI's Tracie Verlinde, Barbara Cane and Myles Lewis.|
Daughtry's raw performance of Fuel's "Hemorrhage (In My Hands)" not only received critical acclaim from all three Idol judges, but also earned him a lead singer offer from the band, which he respectfully declined opting instead for a solo career.