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Phillip Phillips

Phillip Phillips

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Famous as :

Singer

Birth Name :

Phillip LaDon Phillips, Jr

Birth Date :

September 20, 1990

Birth Place :

Leesburg, Georgia, US

Claim to fame :

Winner of 11th season "American Idol"

Biography


Long before he was crowned the winner of "American Idol" season 11, Phillip Phillips worked behind the counter in his father's pawn shop. He was born Phillip LaDon Phillips, Jr. on September 20, 1990 in Leesburg, Georgia to Phillip Phillips Sr. and Sheryl. He grew up in the town and attended the Lee County High School.

After completing his course at the Albany Technical College with a major in Industrial Systems Technology, Phillips tried auditioning for "Idol" in Savannah, Georgia. He made a good first impression with the judges through his unique rendition of Stevie Wonder's "Superstition". With his guitar strapped on, Phillips answered the judges' demand to perform another song. This time, he played Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and immediately got the golden ticket.

Latest News


Phillip Phillips Returns to 'American Idol' to Perform New Single 'Raging Fire'

March 07, 2014 06:22:38 GMT

The winner of the eleventh season of "", , returned to the singing competition on Thursday night, March 6. During that night's results show, the singer entertained the crowd by performing his newly-released single, "Raging Fire".
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Phillip Phillips Previews New Single 'Raging Fire'

March 01, 2014 01:52:29 GMT

has teased his new single "Raging Fire" with a short preview. Posted on his Instagram on Friday, February 28, the clip shows the singer performing the song in a studio while playing his guitar and being backed by several violinists.
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Phillip Phillips Postpones Remaining College Tour Dates Due to Health Issues

May 07, 2013 06:01:24 GMT

Fans of "" season 11 winner will be disappointed to know that he has been forced to postpone the remaining nine dates of his ongoing colleges and universities tour that kicked off back in March. The 22-year-old artist has been held down anew by his recurring bout with his kidney ailment aggravated by exhaustion and dehydration brought on by his performances.
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Phillip Phillips Premieres New Music Video 'Gone, Gone, Gone'

February 16, 2013 05:55:40 GMT

"" season 11 winner has just released a brand new music video for his latest single entitled "Gone, Gone, Gone". It's the 22-year-old singer's follow-up to his highly-successful debut single "Home", now the biggest-selling "Idol" coronation night song.
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Phillip Phillips' Mother Caught DUI

February 15, 2013 06:58:54 GMT

Sheryl Phillips, the mother of "" season 11 winner, , was arrested for driving under influence on February 14 in Albany, Georgia. The officer in charge explained that undercover police found her driving unstably. Therefore, they stopped her and administered a sobriety test.
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Jessica Simpson Shows Off Baby Bump in a Bikini

December 31, 2012 02:38:08 GMT

is taking her fans through every step of her pregnancy. After confirming rumors that she's expecting a second child with fiance Eric Johnson (II), she shows off her growing belly in a picture taken during a holiday break in Hawaii.
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Emmylou Harris Suspected of Hit and Run Accident

December 29, 2012 18:49:32 GMT

Country legend is a suspect in a hit and run. Law enforcement told TMZ that Harris is in the middle of an investigation on a car accident that occurred on October 1 at around 10 P.M. in Los Angeles.
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Kaleidoscope 2012: Important Events in Entertainment (Part 2/4)

December 29, 2012 06:20:31 GMT

AceShowbiz's annual Kaleidoscope continues with its second part which highlights important things during the second trimester of 2012. In April, a breakthrough was made in music as the late was resurrected in the form of a surreal hologram on stage during a live performance. Nearing the end of spring, TV shows were airing their season finales and reality competition series marked the end of another chapter by crowning the winner.
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Tate Stevens Replaces Phillip Phillips on FOX's New Year Special

December 28, 2012 05:03:37 GMT

Earlier this month, FOX had announced that "" winner was part of the line-up of artists who would perform onstage during their 90-minute "New Year's Eve Live!" special to be broadcast direct from the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. However, apparently due to conflicts in his schedule, FOX confirms that he will no longer be part of the TV special, and will be replaced by the recently-crowned "" grand winner, Tate Stevens.
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Phillip Phillips Makes History on Billboard With 'Home'

December 18, 2012 03:42:49 GMT

Singer-songwriter , who won the eleventh season of "", has made history for the popular TV reality singing competition as the first "Idol" alum to send his debut single to the no. 1 spot in Billboard's Adult Pop Song charts. His single "Home", which he first performed on the "Idol" stage, has bested 2009 season winner 's debut single "Live Like We're Dying", which reached no. 3 back in 2010.
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Phillip Phillips, Kid Rock Enter Top Five on Billboard 200

November 29, 2012 02:54:06 GMT

There are a lot of shuffling and new entries this week on the Billboard 200 chart as and make their impressive debuts in the top five of the countdown. Phillips scores big with his first album, while Rock gets big sales from his first major label album to be sold digitally. This week's chart also sees on the top and some artists steadily hanging on their different positions in the tally.
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Report: Phillip Phillips Refused to Help Paying Family's Debt

November 03, 2012 17:46:09 GMT

' family reportedly is not getting help from the "" champion to pay off their debt. Phillips' dad is forced to put his family's 24-year-old business, Albany Sporting Goods and Pawn, in auction later this year to cover the expenses.
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Phillip Phillips' Debut Album Planned to Be Released in January

September 04, 2012 03:33:50 GMT

"" winner gave a hint on when his debut album would be released. He recently told DJ Race Taylor during his visit to WPLJ that he was not expecting his debut album to be released until January or February 2013.
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Phillip Phillips Debuts New Song 'Take Me Away'

August 22, 2012 06:45:28 GMT

has just unveiled his new original song "Take Me Away". During the Mix 106.1 radio event in Philadelphia on Tuesday, August 21, the Georgia-born singer/songwriter performed the slow-tempo tune in an acoustic set with him and another man playing a guitar each.
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Video Premiere: Phillip Phillips' 'Home'

August 03, 2012 04:33:33 GMT

gets his first-ever music video since his win on "" earlier this summer. Filmed to support his coronation single "Home", it follows the singer from Georgia as he hits the road and performs in live concerts. It also includes some candid moments in homey settings.
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Phillip Phillips Receives First Gold Certification Plaque for 'Home'

July 27, 2012 04:15:41 GMT

"" season 11 champ received his first gold plaque for his coronation single, "Home". He was given the gold platter for selling over 500,000 with the single.
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Video: Phillip Phillips Sings 'Home' at the MLB All-Star Game

July 11, 2012 07:27:39 GMT

The latest winner of "", , recently performed in Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri on Tuesday night, July 10 for the 83rd Major League Baseball All-Star Game. He sang his coronation single "Home", dedicating it to tornado victims.
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Phillip Phillips, Kellie Pickler and Luke Bryan to Perform at MLB All-Star Game

July 06, 2012 02:30:20 GMT

Guitar-slinging singer and country singers and are set to perform at Major League Baseball All-Star Game. They will perform at the game airing live on Fox next Tuesday, July 10.
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Andy Griffith Laid to Rest, Fellow Stars Paying Tribute on Twitter

July 04, 2012 01:41:38 GMT

Less than five hours after it was announced that passed away, the late actor was buried on Roanoke Island, North Carolina where he resided. "It had been planned for some time," a funeral spokesperson said. "This was the wish of his family."
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Phillip Phillips to Make a Comeback After Surgery at Fourth of July Show

June 19, 2012 08:10:44 GMT

is gearing up to return to the stage after going under the knife to fix his kidney problem earlier this month. The 21-year-old winner of "" eleventh season is set to perform at the fourth of July celebration on the National Mall in Washington D.C.
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First Look at Phillip Phillips Signing Autographs After Leaving Hospital

June 13, 2012 03:38:06 GMT

has been released from hospital following a surgery to remove several kidney stones. The singer who won "" season 11 is captured on camera making funny face while signing autographs on his pictures that have "Idol" logo.
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Artist of the Week: Phillip Phillips

June 11, 2012 06:18:04 GMT

is storming Billboard charts, hot on heels of his win in "" season 11. The Georgia native climbed to No. 10 on Hot 100 and bowed at No. 2 on Digital Songs chart with his coronation single "Home" which sold 278,000 downloads in its debut week.
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Phillip Phillips' Surgery 'Went Well', Rep Said

June 07, 2012 18:44:22 GMT

has come out of surgery room on Wednesday, June 6 after a six and a half hour operation to remove several kidney stones. "Surgery went well," an "" rep told Access Hollywood on Thursday, June 7, "He's resting and will be ready for the Idol tour kick off July 6!"
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Phillip Phillips Makes His Mark on Billboard Charts With 'Home'

May 31, 2012 03:58:45 GMT

"" might see its ratings dropping to an all-time low, but its recently-crowned winner is storming the Billboard charts. With his coronation single, "Home", the 21-year-old secures the No. 10 position on the Hot 100 chart, and makes his debut at second place on the Digital Songs chart.
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Phillip Phillips Gives 'American Idol' Car to His Parents, Will Get Another Surgery on May 29

May 28, 2012 01:26:59 GMT

has shown his love and gratitude to his parents by giving them the car he won on "", so TMZ reported. Instead of parading around in the brand new 2013 Ford Fusion which was worth of $25,000, he opted to drive his current car, a 2001 Ford Ranger.
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'American Idol' Winner Phillip Phillips Almost Quit the Show to Get Kidney Surgery

May 25, 2012 03:36:21 GMT

has opened up about his hard road before he was crowned the winner of "" season 11 on Wednesday, May 23. After his father revealed that he underwent not less than eight surgeries during his time on the show, the 21-year-old guy admitted that his kidney stone issues almost forced him to quit the singing competition.
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Phillip Phillips Finds It 'Insane' His First Single Tops iTunes Songs Chart

May 25, 2012 02:08:16 GMT

is enjoying the success that comes with his coronation as season 11 winner of "". The 21-year-old singer has his debut single, "Home", on the top of the iTunes Songs Chart. Asked how he feels about it during a conference call Thursday, he simply told reporters, "Insane, but I'm ready to get my own stuff out there."
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'Idol' Winner Phillip Phillips' Parents Talk His Kidney Problem

May 24, 2012 19:15:19 GMT

Apparently, kidney problem runs in ' family. The newly-crowned "" winner's father spoke of his son's health issues which will put him on surgery after the Wednesday, May 23 finale.
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Report: Alec Baldwin to Marry Fiancee After Cannes Film Festival Comes to a Close

May 24, 2012 08:54:11 GMT

A second wedding might be around the corner for . New York Post's Page Six has brought up the possibility that the "" actor might have made plans to elope with his yoga instructor fiancee, Hilaria Thomas, after the 65th Cannes Film Festival comes to an end on Sunday, May 27.
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Phillip Phillips 'a Little Numb' After 'American Idol' Win, Jessica Sanchez Relieved

May 24, 2012 08:51:32 GMT

is still coming to term with his win on "" season 11. Asked about how he felt after the Wednesday, May 23 final result show, the 21-year-old singer admitted he is "still a little numb from the whole situation." He added, "I don't really feel anything... It hasn't sunk in yet."
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