Phillip Phillips attended the Billboard Music Awards this Sunday, May 18, only a few hours before the release of Behind The Light. Phillip stopped for interviews and photos on the Red Carpet and then presented the award for “Top Country Artist” to fellow Leesburg native Luke Bryan. Check out some photos and videos from the event!
☛ Since the AMAs nomination of Phillip Phillips as New Artist of the Year was announced last Thursday, Phillip’s fans have been voting via Twitter nonstop. This is the first time the AMAs are allowing the public to vote via the social media site and fans have been finding many creative ways to show their support with their voting tweets.
However, there was some confusion regarding the start of the Twitter voting period for the New Artist Of The Year category. The information we have received from Phillip’s team is that voting for his category starts November 1st. So don’t despair, when the voting period starts on November 1st, make sure to use this easy voting page to start casting your votes.
☛ Also, you can always support Phillip by continuing to request “Where We Came From”, his latest single, from your local radio station. It’s easy to request the song via Twitter as well.
CLICK HERE to find your local station and to request the song!
☛ And finally, you can now keep up to date with any Phillip Phillips related news, music and photos with the New Phillip Phillips Mobile App.
With this new app, you can see photos (including photos from Phillip’s Instagram and Facebook), see his latest posts on Facebook and Twitter and even listen to a preview of his songs. You can also see the latest news, have access to Phillip Phillips Online Twitter and Facebook page, subscribe to the Phillip Phillips Online newsletter and much more.
This FREE app can be downloaded from Google Play and it’s currently available for Android. The app will soon be available for iOS and a new version that will include even more new features is already on the works.
Get the app, and your fix of Phillip Phillips news, HERE!
It has been a great week for Phillip Phillips fans. On Tuesday, he released an unannounced acoustic LP on iTunes. The album, titled iTunes Session, contains a selection of songs from Phillip’s The World From The Side Of The Moon beautifully rendered in acoustic form.
And yesterday it was announced that Phillip received a nomination for Best New Artist from the American Music Awards. The AMAs are an annual music awards show where the winners are chosen by the public and the fans.
Starting November 1st, fans will be able to cast their vote for Phillip on the AMAs website. Voting on the AMAs website is restricted to residents of the US.
However, everybody, including fans living outside the US, will be able to vote via Twitter by using Phillip’s Twitter handle or name, the award category for which he is nominated (Best New Artist) and the hashtag #AMAs.
When voting via Twitter, both tweets and retweets will count. You can start Tweet voting for the New Artist Of The Year category on November 1st.
This nomination marks another great achievement in Phillip’s already very successful career as he gets more recognition from new fans and the music industry. He has previously received nominations for Teen Choice Awards, MuchMusic Video Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards.
The American Music Awards winners will be announced during a live broadcast on Sunday, November 24th from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
EDIT: It was brought to our attention that there has been some confusion with the AMAs voting rules regarding voting via Twitter. The information we have received from Phillip’s team is that the voting on Twitter for the New Artist Of The Year category starts on November 1st. You can find this information on the AMAs website but they don’t specify the rules for voting via Twitter.
We are also waiting for confirmation about fans outside the US being able to vote with their Tweets. The information on the AMAs website again does not specify the rules as they apply to Twitter votes. As of now, only residents of the US will be able to vote for his category via Twitter or the AMAs website, starting November 1st.
Phillip Phillips’ debut album The World From the Side of the Moon (19 Entertainment/Interscope Records) has been certified platinum by the R.I.A.A. in the U.S. less than a year after its release. Released in November 2012 The World From the Side of the Moon debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and #1 on the Billboard Rock Album chart and has gone on to sell over 1 million copies.
To thank fans for their support Phillips is re-releasing his debut album to include three additional live tracks. Live versions of “Gone, Gone, Gone,” “Where We Came From” and “Man on the Moon” will join the live version of his hit single “Home” that is on the original album. This fan edition of The World From the Side of the Moon is due November 19th, on the one-year anniversary of the album’s original release. Fans can also purchase the three tracks as a separate set titled Phillip Philips: Live. The new live songs were recorded during stops on John Mayer’s Born and Raised tour.
The World From the Side of the Moon’s first two singles “Home” and “Gone, Gone, Gone” have hit Number One on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart, putting Phillips in the company of only eight other male solo artists who have achieved the same feat. “Home” sees sales of over 4.7 million making it the most successful single of any American Idol winner. The album’s third single, “Where We Came From” is one of nine tracks on the album Phillips wrote or co-wrote.
Phillips has been on tour with John Mayer since July, and will continue to open for Mayer on the second leg of the Born and Raised Tour, which kicks off November 19th in Moline, IL and runs through December 17th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. A string of college headline shows will take place before the Mayer dates. See below for complete itinerary.
Phillip Phillips College headline dates:
11/7 York, PA – Penn State
11/8 Elkins, WV – Davis & Elkins College
11/9 Newark, OH – Ohio State
11/10 Stevens Point, WI – University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
11/12 Springfield, OH – Clark State Community College
11/14 St. Paul, MN – University of St. Thomas
11/15 River Falls, WI – University of Wisconsin
11/16 Kirksvillem OH – Truman State University
11/18 Green Bay, WI – University of Wisconsin
11/24 Eau Claire, WI – University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
Phillip Phillips additional dates with John Mayer:
11/19 Moline, IL – iWireless Center
11/20 Sioux City, IA – Tyson Events Center
11/22 Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
11/23 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
11/26 Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
11/27 Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
11/29 Memphis, TN – FedEx Forum
11/30 Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
12/1 Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena
12/3 Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
12/4 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
12/6 Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
12/7 New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Arena
12/9 Orlando, FL – Amway Center
12/10 Jacksonville, FL – Veterans Memorial Arena
12/12 Charleston, SC – North Charleston Coliseum
12/13 Richmond, VA – Richmond Coliseum
12/14 Baltimore, MD – 1st Mariner Arena
12/16 Bridgeport, CT – Webster Bank Arena
12/17 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
Phillip Phillips will perform at MuchMusic Video Awards set for June 16 in Toronto.
Phillip has also been nominated in the International Video of the Year – Artist category for his “Home” music video.
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The 2013 MMVAs air June 16 at 9 pm on MuchMusic and Fuse in the US.