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American Idol may have had its lowest rated finale ever, but that didn't stop Idol winner Phillip Philips from debuting at No. 2 on the Hot Digital Songs chart — and making Idol history.

Phillips' single "Home" sold 278,000 units last week. According to Billboard, it's the second-best digital sales week for any Idol contestant — topped only by Season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson's "My Life Would Suck Without You," which debuted with 280,000 downloads in 2009.

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