American Idol 2012 champion Phillip Phillips’ single “Home” has gone platinum and the singer-songwriter was presented with the honor on The Today Show Tuesday morning.
That means Phillips’ winning song from Season 11 of American Idol has sold more than $1 million digital downloads. The song had stablized in the months following the Idol finale, but when it was used as the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics anthem during this summer’s Olympics, the sales were revived. It’s also the first Idol winning song I’ve heard on the radio in years. So that says a lot.
His song was also featured on the trailer for Clint Eastwood’s new move, “Trouble With The Curve.”
Phillip performed “Home” on the Today Show and you can see that below. Phillip’s first album is expected to be out in November or December.