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Phillip Phillips

The winner of the 11th season of Fox's American Idol, singer Phillip Phillips is a soulful vocalist with a throaty style and a bent toward mixing acoustic singer/songwriter material with jam-oriented rock. Born in Leesburg, Georgia, Phillips began studying music in his teens. He eventually formed a group with brother-in-law Benjamin Neil and began performing locally. During this time, he won first place in the local singing competition Albany Star in 2010. While attending school at Albany Technical College, Phillips auditioned for American Idol, performing both Stevie Wonder's "Superstition" and Michael Jackson's "Thriller" -- on which he accompanied himself on guitar. Phillips was sent through to the Hollywood rounds and eventually made it into the Top Ten after performing Otis Redding's "Hard to Handle." Phillips suffers from a congenital kidney condition; during his time on American Idol, Phillips underwent eight surgeries to remove stones. Despite the pain, he continued to compete on American Idol and ultimately beat out vocalist Jessica Sanchez for the top spot. He released his Idol-winning single, "Home," on May 23, 2012. The song was also included on his 2012 post-Idol performance compilation Journey to the Finale. After Idol wrapped, Phillips underwent successful reconstructive surgery. Once he'd recovered, Phillips went on tour with the American Idol LIVE Tour that summer and set about recording his debut album. Entitled The World from the Side of the Moon, the album appeared in November 2012, and was reissued in 2013 with three bonus tracks, which were culled from that year's Phillip Phillips:Live EP Phillips began recording his second proper album in 2013, working with producers Todd Clark and Gregg Wattenberg. "Raging Fire," the first single from these sessions, appeared in March 2014; it peaked at 10 on the U.S. Adult Top 40 chart and 58 on the Hot 100. In May 2014, Behind the Light was released. ~ Matt Collar
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Phillip Phillips

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Albums by
Phillip Phillips

Top Songs by
Phillip Phillips

  1.   Song
  2.   Home
  3.   Gone, Gone, Gone
  4.   Unpack Your Heart
  5.   Raging Fire
  6.   Where We Came From
  7.   Get Up Get Down
  8.   Trigger
  9.   So Easy
  10.   Lead On
  11.   Man on the Moon
  12.   Hold On
  13.   Alive Again
  14.   Still Rainin'
  15.   Wanted is Love
  16.   Wicked Game
  17.   Fly
  18.   Give a Little More
  19.   Grace
  20.   Face
  21.   Fool for You
  22.   Tell Me a Story
  23.   Superstition
  24.   The Letter
  25.   My Boy
  26.   Midnight Sun
  27.   Thicket
  28.   Can't Go Wrong
  29.   That's All
  30.   The Stone
  31.   Don't Trust Me
  32.   Searchlight
  33.   Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)
  34.   In the Midnight Hour
  35.   Volcano
  36.   Hazel
  37.   Hard to Handle
  38.   Armless Crawler
  39.   A Fool's Dance
  40.   We've Got Tonight
  41.   Stand By Me
  42.   Drive Me
  43.   Open Your Eyes

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