Chris Daughtry, a finalist in the fifth season of American Idol, formed the rock band "Daughtry" in North Carolina in 2006. Success was immediate and ongoing as the self-titled debut album went #1 for two weeks and outsold Idol winner Taylor Hicks new album. Four million copies plus were sold, and it was named the #1 selling album of '07.
After "Daughtry," the fastest selling album in Soundscan history, subsequent albums continued the success. "Leave This Town" ('09) debuted at #1, with 269,000 copies sold in the first week.