Phillip Phillips

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About Phillip Phillips

Pop singer Phillip Phillips vaulted to prominence in 2012 on Season 11 of the reality competition American Idol, which he won. • Phillips started playing guitar at 14 and formed his first band, the Phillip Phillips Band, with his brothers-in-law in 2009 when he was 18. • “Home”, Phillips’ first single and American Idol “coronation song”, had the biggest first-week sales of any Idol winner’s debut. The song reached No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. • Phillips wrote or cowrote all but three of the dozen songs on his first album, 2012’s The World from the Side of the Moon. The LP hit No. 4 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. • Along with two subsequent albums, Behind the Light in 2014 and Collateral in 2018, Phillips played a diamond smuggler in a 2018 episode of Hawaii Five-0. • He’s cited Jonny Lang, John Butler, Dave Matthews and Damien Rice as influences.

Albany, GA, United States
20 September 1990

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