Philip Phillips has won American Idol, so what can we expect from the man who won the competition?
Though the numbers of the finale were down significantly from last year, it still drew more than 21 million viewers to win the night, so are we talking Carrie Underwood or Taylor Hicks when it comes to Phillips.
‘Home’ the debut single from Phillips sold 278,000 digital copies in it’s first week, despite the finale being the series least viewed.
278,000 is the most for an Idol winner since Ruben Studdard sold 286,000 copies of ‘Flying Without Wings’ way back in 2002. Even Studdard’s numbers weren’t as many as Clay Aiken’s 393,000 during the same year when he came in second behind Studdard.
For a more recent comparison, Phillips topped the sales of last year’s winner, Scotty McReery by 100,000 copies.