American Idol 2012 winner Phillips Phillips has made Idol history by hitting 278,000 downloads of “Home” and debuting at No 2. on the Hot Digital Songs chart. “Home” had the second-best digital sales week for any Idol contestant, debuting just slightly lower than Kelly Clarkson‘s “My Life Would Suck Without You” with 280,000 downloads in 2009.
Phillip Phillips’ “Home” also nabbed the record for the most downloaded song after an American Idol finale, beating out David Cook‘s finale song “The Time of My Life” from season 7. “Home” was also the fourth highest debut of the year so far behind Justin Bieber, Maroon 5 and Katy Perry.
According to Billboard, Phillip Phillips also scored two other digital songs in the top 100 list. “We’ve Got Tonight” landed at No. 41 with 43,000 downloads, and “Volcano” hit No. 54 with 35,000 downloads.
There is no doubt that “Home” was definitely the better of the two original American Idol 2012 finale songs. In fact, Phillips Phillips’ performance of the song may have been that last straw he needed to place first over petite powerhouse Jessica Sanchez.
In addition to scoring a place at number 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, Phillip Phillips’ “Home” was apparently also quite popular with the Canadians, landing at number 9 on the Canadian Hot 100 cart.
Now we just have to hope that Phillip Phillips will be healthy and recovered enough to give us a taste of “Home” live in concert when the American Idols Live Tour launches later this summer.