Phillip LaDon Phillips, Jr. is an American singer-songwriter from Leesburg, Georgia. He won the eleventh season of American Idol on May 23, 2012.
The same day that Phillip Phillips claimed his victory in American Idol’s season 11 finale, the 21-year-old singer/guitarist released “Home,” a debut single that showcases his rich, raspy vocals and masterful guitar skills— and marked the highest debut on the Billboard Digital songs chart with 278,000 downloads sold. Now, with a Billboard Hot 100 top-ten debut under his belt, the Leesburg, Georgia-bred songwriter is gearing up to record his first album for 19 entertainment/Interscope Records. “It’s going to have more of a rock sound it,” says Phillips, who counts Eric Clapton as one of his key influences. “The most important thing to me is making music that comes from my heart and really connects with people on a gut level.”
Now, the album titled 'The World From The Side Of The Moon' is set for release and it's the 2012 debut album from the winner of the 11th season of American Idol. Phillips's unique style is inspired by Jonny Lang, John Butler, Dave Matthews and Damien Rice as well as Mumford & Sons and Tool. He describes his music as Jazz/Rock/Alternative. Prior to American Idol, he also auditioned on the second season of America's Got Talent but did not make it to its finals.
Audio CD (November 19, 2012)
Original Release Date: 2012
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Deluxe Edition
Label: Interscope Records
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