Daughtry has already commenced work with "A-list collaborators," according to the label, which will release his debut album in late 2006.

Season five "American Idol" contestant Chris Daughtry has signed with 19 Recordings/RCA, joining runner-up Katharine McPhee and winner Taylor Hicks on the label.

Daughtry has already commenced work with "A-list collaborators," according to the label, which will release his debut album in late 2006. The artist, who is currently on the road with the American Idols Live tour, will also form a permanent band.

Daughtry has already impacted the Billboard charts with his cover of Bon Jovi's "Wanted Dead or Alive," which debuted at No. 16 on Billboard's Hot Digital Tracks survey and No. 43 on the Hot 100.

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