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Phillip Phillips Biography

Birth Name:
Phillip Phillips Jr.

Fast Facts

  • Winner of season 11 of American Idol
  • Missed his college graduation ceremony due to performing on AI
  • Suffered from chronic kidney issues throughout his season on AI, going to the hospital the morning after the Top 13 performance show and scheduling surgery soon after the finale
  • His post-win Idol single, "Home," became the best-selling of any AI coronation song, selling over 5 million copies
  • Released his debut album, The World from the Side of the Moon, in 2012


  • Phillip Phillips -- Father
  • Hannah Blackwell -- Wife