American Idol 2012 winner Phillip Phillips confirmed that his album will not be released until at least January.
That’s odd news as the American Idol winners’ albums are always rushed out in time for holiday sales. Phillips’ album dropping in January could be either bad or good. It could be bad because artists typically don’t put out albums then and in turn, few people buy albums then.
But if he’s one of the only highly anticipated releases then, then that could be a good move with no competition and all.
In other American Idol album news, Season 11 alum Colton Dixon says his first album is in the works, and even though there’s not a release date yet, there are a couple of songs about to drop. “Never Gone,” which is his song from the summer tour goes on sale on iTunes on Sept. 25. His actual first single, “You Are,” is headed toward the radio soon, he says.