'American Idol': Phillip Phillips out-sells Carrie Underwood and David Cook with 'Home'
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Phillips sold 278,000 copies of his coronation single, "Home," just behind Clarkson's best-selling week ever, when she sold 280,000 copies of "My Life Would Suck Without You" in 2009.
It's the biggest-selling "Idol" winner's song of all time, outpacing David Cook's 236,000 copies of "The Time of My Life" in 2006. He even beats Carrie Underwood's best-selling digital week, 125,000 copies of "I Told You So."
Phillips' "Home" lands just behind the ultra-catchy "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen, which sits atop the charts with 301,000 copies sold the week of May 27. He also has the fourth-largest debut of the year, behind Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend" (521,000), Maroon 5's "Payphone" (493,000) and Katy Perry's "Part of Me" (411,000), THR reports.
Not too shabby for a country boy from Georgia!
Have you bought any of Phillips' "Idol" singles? (It's okay. You're in a safe space. We've purchased many.)