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He then began recording his self-titled debut major-label studio album in Calabasas, California between October and November 2006.
Dropping the album in December 2006, Taylor experienced huge success as his album landed at the second spot on Billboard Hot 200 and was certified Platinum by RIAA on January 17, 2007. As an effort to promote his new record, he hit the road for a bunch of live concerts and flew to Jakarta, Indonesia to sing his first single "Do I Make You Proud" with 6 Asian Idol finalists.
Despite becoming the winner of 2006 "American Idol", Taylor indeed has ups and downs during his career in music industry. In January 2008, he was dropped by Arista Records and released from his recording contract with J Records, a subsidiary of Sony BMG. Commenting on his exit from the major recording company, he said, "This is turning the page on a new chapter of my career. Artistic freedom and control is an exciting prospect."
Turning his back once again to indie spirit, Taylor recorded another album with producer Simon Climie, who has worked with the likes of Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana and Faith Hill. Calling it "The Distance", he plans to drop it on March 10, 2009. "What's Right Is Right", the first single off the album is released for digital purchase on January 27, 2009 and a music video for the track comes out on February 17, 2009, mainly providing a look into the crooner performing in a dark lounge with his trademark soulful sound.
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