Phillip Phillips’ Home sold 278,000 copies
“Passed the torch on to a well deserving artist, @PPhillipsAI11.. take it all in and enjoy it man!” Scotty McCreery tweeted.
On the other side of the world, something contrary to that is going on.
- Phillip Phillips for the Filipinos
- Phillip Phillips Home shifted 278,000 copies
- Phillip Phillips set records
- Phillip Phillips sales figures
- Phillip Phillips charted
Phillip Phillips for the Filipinos
Filipinos still can't get over Jessica Sanchez defeat. Phillip Phillips' YouTube videos still have a lot of DISLIKES coming from God-knows where. Even Filipino celebrities tweeted and posted slams against Phillips. A Filipino anchorman even said that Idol should announce the vote figures to make the result transparent. It's like he's claiming that Idol was fixed. (He's not even in the position to do that because it's not Philippine Idol). All that because of that what we call "Filipino pride." Unfortunately, that Filipino pride is more words than action resulting to Jessica's poor sales figures.
Phillip Phillips Home shifted 278,000 copies
Phillip Phillips proved that he can sell despite the White Guy with Guitar criticism that has been thrown to Idol winners since Season 7. His song Home became the second biggest selling coronation single by moving 278,000 in its first week.
1. Ruben Studdard, Flying Without Wings (286,000)
2. Phillip Phillips, Home (278,000)
3. David Cook, Time of My Life (236,000)
4. Kelly Clarkson, A Moment Like This (236,000)
5. Taylor Hicks, Do I Make You Proud (228,000)
6. Scotty McCreery, I Love You This Big (171,000)
7. Carrie Underwood, Inside Your Heaven (169,000)
8. Fantasia, I Believe (142,000)
9. Kris Allen, No Boundaries (134,000)
10. Lee DeWyze Beautiful Day (95,000)
11. Jordin Sparks This is My Now (74,000)
Phillip Phillips set records
Phillips' Idol performances also placed good sales figures. Jessica Sanchez Change Nothing sold few thousand copies (or hundreds). Home became the second biggest first-week seller among the winner’s single and second bestselling first-week seller among Idol singles of all time. Kelly Clarkson holds the record with My Life Would Suck without You which sold 280,000 in 2009. Home also is the fourth largest debut of the year in the US (behind Justin Bieber's Boyfriend (521,000), Maroon 5's Payphone featuring Wiz Khalifa (493,000) and Katy Perry's Part of Me (411,000).
Phillip Phillips sales figures
Home – 278,000
We've Got Tonight – 43,000
Stand By Me – 24,000
Volcano – 35,000
Beggin – 20,000
Moving Out (Anthony's Song) – 15,000
U Got it Bad – 15,000
Have You Ever Seen the Rain – 12,000
Disease – 11,000
Phillip Phillips charted
On the Digital Songs chart, Home reached #2 this week just behind Carly Rae Jepsen's Call Me Maybe (301,000). Phillips’ We’ve Got Tonight and Volcano charted at #41 and #54 respectively.
Phillip Phillips’ compilation called Journey to the Finale entered the Billboard 200 at #11 with 24,000 sales. Jessica Sanchez marked the lowest first week sales for an Idol compilation by placing at #126 with 4,000 sales.
Home also hit the radios with 89 monitored spins this week compared to Jessica’s 6 spins for Change Nothing.
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