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Phillip Phillips "Home" Makes American Idol History, Bows at #2 on Digital Chart

Phillip Phillip's coronation single, "Home" bows at #2 on the Billboard Digital Songs chart this week with 278,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

It's also the second-best digital sales week ever for any Idol contestant. Only original Idol, Kelly Clarkson's 2009 song "My Life Would Suck Without You" had a higher sales when it debuted with 280,000 downloads!

Country superstar, Carrie Underwood's best sales week for a song came in 2009, when her "I Told You So" (featuring Randy Travis) debuted with 125,000.

And Phillip beats that other Idol record breaker, David Cook, whose "The Time of My Life" debuted in 2008 with 236,000 sales."Home" marks the biggest sales week for any Idol winner's coronation single since SoundScan began tracking downloads in 2003.

Two CD singles (before downloads became the prominent way to sell singles) two Season 2 finalists had larger sales weeks than Phil with their coronation singles

Clay Aiken's "This Is The Night" CD single debuted with 393,000 and runner-up, Ruben Studdard's "Flying Without Wings" debuted with 286,000.

Phillips' debut is also the fourth-largest debut of the year, behind Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend" (521,000), Maroon 5s "Payphone" (493,000) and Katy Perry's "Part of Me" (411,000).

Phillip's American Idol compilation, Journey to the Final debuted at #11 on the Billboard chart with 24,000 sold.

http://www.mjsbigblog.com/phillip-phillips-home-makes-american-idol-history-bows-at-2-on-digital-chart.htm
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