Chosen the fourth runner-up of American Idol isn't not so bad for Chris Daughtry as that attainment brings him to secure a record deal with music mogul Clive Davis in conjunction with 19 Recordings Unlimited, the label managed by "Idol" creator Simon Fuller. The inked of the deal was first reported by RCA Records on Monday July 10th.
According to a statement by RCA, Daughtry will form a band and "has already begun to work with A-list collaborators" to write and record new material. The rocker, moreover, is expected to release an album later this year.
Last month, Daughtry turned down an offer to join multi-platinum rock band Fuel, claiming he was "going to be doing my own thing." Apparently, he knew what he was talking about.