Phillip Phillips:”American Idol” Million Dollar Baby
Whenever clicking on the television it inevitably seems that yet another reality talent series illuminates the set, simultaneously hypnotizing millions of viewers while discovering the next big thing. It seems though that Fox TV’s “American Ido” series has absolutely nothing really to worry about.
The hit musically-talented seeking series has successfully yielded back-to-back million-selling debut albums from its winners for the first time since 2008.
Phillip Phillips, the 2012 American Idol champ, sold yet another 4,000 copies of his debut set, “The World From the Side of the Moon” this week. The success of the recent sales brought the total sales up to 1.004 million according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Here’s a video of Phillips performing on “Idol.”
The success of Phillips’ merits haven’t dwindled there, with his set resting at No. 87 on the Billboard 200 this week after a whopping 44 weeks on the chart.
The 2011 “idol” winner, Scotty McCreery reached 1 million in sales for his debut album, “Clear As Day.” Since its release date in October 2011, the album has sold 1.2 million copies.
The last two seasons that had back-to-back million-selling albums from its winners was 2007 and 2008 champs, Jordin Sparks and David Cook.
Phillips was named the 11th-season winner of “American Idol” on May 23, 2012.
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