Chris Medina (born 1984) is a North American singer born in Chicago, Illinois. He released a single called "What Are Words" on February 25, 2011, the day after his elimination from American Idol. He made it to the top 40 out of 327 contestants. The song is about his fiancée who suffered a brain injury as the result of a car accident on Oct 2, 2009. The song debuted at #22 on the Heatseekers Songs chart, and then reached #83 on the Billboard Hot 100. It has since sold 61,000 copies.