We drove around Los Angeles with Chris and his pals for the day while he was out promoting his new single, "Joy & Pain."
Before he performed for fans at Kiss FM, Chris told us about his hometown, Virginia Beach (what, what!), and how he got in with the mostly-rap Cash Money Records crew.
"My manager actually works hand-in-hand with Cash Money and we met up in Virginia Beach one time and I showed him some music. He loved the music and he loved the idea and everything that I was about musically," Chris says.
We think Chris is a perfect fit for CM because we cannot get his song out of our heads!
Watch Chris do his thing acoustically for Kiss FM and catch the rest of our day with him in the video above!
See if he still hangs out with his former 'Idol' friends too!
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Buy Chris Richardson's new single "Joy & Pain" ft. Tyga on iTunes HERE!