Phillip Phillips’ Behind The Light Headed For The Top

A special contribution by @PhillipReq  

2014 has been a busy year for Phillip Phillips, who is on a mission to prove to the world that he was more than just the Season 11 winner of American Idol.

His platinum-debut album, The World from the Side of the Moon has proven that Phillips is a force to be reckoned with. His debut single, “Home,” which was used in several movies, commercials, and most notably in the 2012 Olympics, reached over 5 million in sales in the US alone, with another 500K in sales worldwide. The song reached #1 on the Digital Songs chart, and peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming his first Top 10 hit on the chart.

His second single, “Gone, Gone, Gone” was also successful. Used in several promo spots as well, it has sold almost 2 million in sales in the US, with another 250K worldwide. The song peaked at #22 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The debut was a success. It was more than a success. Phillip Phillips became a household name in a matter of a YEAR. He became one of Interscope’s top artists.

Now, he’s here to show that he can do it all again. The sophomore album is always the test for every artist, because it shows that people are still invested in you as an artist.

On March 3rd, 2014, Phillip Phillips released the lead single, “Raging Fire,”off his sophomore album, Behind The Light. The pop-rock anthem received critical acclaim upon its release, with reviewers complimenting its infectious melody and delivery of lyrics. The song went on to sell 74K copies in its first week, and has sold a total of 250K copies in the US alone. The song continues to sell strongly and is shooting easily towards Gold certification (500K), which would be his 3rd certification after his hit singles, “Home” and “Gone, Gone, Gone.”

Radios in the US quickly picked up the song, and it extended his streak of Top 10 hits in his core formats:

  • It became his third Top 10 single on Billboard’s Adult Pop Songs Chart (HAC)
  • It became his third Top 10 single on Billboard’s AAA chart
  • It became his third Top 20 single on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary Chart, and is headed towards Top 10.
  • It just recently debuted at #50 on Rock airplay

On this week’s Billboard Hot 100 chart, “Raging Fire” leaps up this week’s chart from #98->#88. The single has peaked so far at #58, and is looking to pass this position as the weeks go by with an official pop radio release in the future. The single has peaked at #35 on Canadian Hot 100, becoming his 3rd Top 40 hit in the country already. As of this writing, “Raging Fire” is currently #19 on Canadian iTunes and #50 on US iTunes.

The force of his “Philatics” on Twitter has greatly helped, as they continue to feverishly request to several radio stations, and support him. Side Note: As a member who posts a lot of radio updates and request lists, I must say I am so happy many of you decide to take time out of your day and follow the request lists and call your local stations. Please stay awesome, and please continue to request and call your local stations and ask for Phillip’s latest single.

Phillip Phillips’ Behind The Light was released May 19th, 2014 to mostly positive reviews. The album is predicted to enter the Top 10 of Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart, which will be his second Top 10 album after his platinum-debut album, The World from the Side of the Moon.  It’s also predicted to enter the Top 10 on the Canadian Albums chart. The album is off to a great start statistically, and should continue to sell greatly as the weeks go by. As one should remember,The World from the Side of the Moon spent over a year on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. I’m sure after listening to every song on Behind The Light, that this album also has the potential to mark this same feat.

One thing’s for sure. Phillip Phillips won’t stop until he proves to the world that he’s more than just an American Idol winner who got lucky. With Behind The Light released, many reviewers are already complimenting how Phillips has moved on and expanded his sound, coming into his own. Even Phillips himself declared in an interview by that he feels this album truly represents what his music was before he came on American Idol.

We still have half-a-year to go, and Phillips has gotten off a great start. With the album now officially released, Phillips looks forward to his major tour with O.A.R. to start in June, in which he is co-headlining. He will also be performing on the Today Show’s Summer Concert series on June 27th.

Please purchase or gift his lead single, “Raging Fire” off the new album, Behind The Light on iTunes. And please continue to request and call your local stations and ask for Phillip’s latest single.

Phillip Phillips At Walmart Soundcheck

Phillip recently visited the Walmart Soundcheck studio to do a very special performance and interview. Phillip, together with guitarist Errol Cooney, rocked the songs in another inspired performance.
[floated align=”right”]Setlist:
1. Man On The Moon
2. Where We Came From
3. Gone Gone Gone
4. A Fool’s Dance
5. Home[/floated]

During the interview, Phillip talked about his passion for performing live and the difference between playing with a full band or just acoustically with another guitar player. He also talked about songwriting and how he hopes the next album will be completely written or co-written by him.

Check out the wonderful videos right here!

Man on the Moon

Where We Came From

Gone Gone Gone

A Fool’s Dance


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On Playing Live 
[quote style=”2″]To me, if you can’t play a song live then there’s no point of putting it on the album. I like to change up the songs and make ’em different.[/quote]
On Writing 
[quote style=”2″]I’m all about the writing. I wanna have a connection with it so when I get up on stage I feel something towards it and I can go back and remember why I wrote it[/quote]
On How it Began 
[quote style=”2″]I picked up a guitar when I was 14 and fell in love with it. I had a little karaoke machine I would play CD’s or cassette tapes out of. I didn’t start singing until about 17 or 18 and that’s when it really inspired me to start writing.[/quote]
On New Fame
[quote style=”2″]I don’t know how to take it sometimes. I’m trying to figure it all out. I say it every night I’m just thankful for all the fans. I’d never be here without ’em.[/quote]

Source: Wallmart Soundcheck

Phillip Phillips fans celebrate TWFTSOTM Anniversary


Phillip Phillips’ debut album, The World From The Side Of The Moon is one year old today!
Interscope Records is re-releasing the album along with a three-song Live EP recorded in the summer during Phillips tour in support of John Mayer.

In honour of the 1st anniversary of the album, and its special edition re-release, we decided to make a video to celebrate all its success.

Phillips’ fans are passionate about the album, so we asked them what their favourite song on The World From The Side Of The Moon was and why. We received many beautiful answers and we wish we could have used them all. Thank you to all the fans that contributed!

You can order the special edition of the album + three-song Live EP here.
Watch the video below!

Phillip Phillips fans celebrate TWFTSOTM… por PhillPhillcom

Phillip Phillips Debuts New Song in Ohio

photo by jasminemaeflower

Phillip Phillips played at  the Midland Theatre in Newark, Ohio, last Saturday, November 9.

After his usual high-energy set, Phillips surprised the lucky audience when he debuted a brand new song during the encore.

Playing by himself and accompanied only by his guitar, the short song has a delicate, mournful melody and dark, haunting lyrics. The video was captured by a fan at the show. “Ghostly Man”, as the fans have unofficially titled the song, is not the first song Phillips has debuted while on tour. Last year he debuted “Take Me Away” during a performance at a radio show, and during his solo tour earlier this year, he played at least two or three, so far unreleased and unnamed songs.

The beautiful, fan-given title comes from a line in the song:

“…A ghostly man, you cannot see
I’m dead to you as you are to me”

If this moving song (as well as all the other new, unreleased ones)  is any indication, Phillips’ next album will showcase even more the deep, darker style of song writing that was evident in many of the songs he wrote for The World From The Side Of The Moon

Check out the full set list, video and audio of the song below!

Set list for the night:

Get Up Get Down
Man On The Moon
Drive Me
Gone, Gone, Gone
Wanted Is Love
Where We Came From
Tell me A Story
Take Me Away
New song “Ghostly Man”
In The Air Tonight

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Thanks: EllaEriksen