Just before the summer tour began, Idol released seven EPs — one apiece for the show’s top five finishers, one of duets and group performances from the show, and one featuring musical highlights from the top 10. (Go here for complete track listing.)
Thursday, those EPs hit the Billboard 200 for the first time.
Phillip checked in at the highest position, landing at umber 25.
More surprising might be the fact that Jessica Sanchez’s EP ranked only fourth among the Idols.
It’s 77 on the Billboard 200, behind Joshua Ledet (59) and Skylar Laine (64).
The top 10 highlight EP is number 27. Hollie Cavanagh, who finished fourth on the show, lands at number six among the EPs at 176.
The duets and group performances — well, they didn’t chart. Truth is, the only track worth having is “Stop Dragging My Heart Around” by Elise Testone and Phillip, and that song is also on his EP.
By the way, the Season 11 Idols landed much lower than their Season 10 counterparts.
A year ago, Idol released EPs featuring the top four. They debuted on the Billboard 200 as follows: Scotty McCreery (10), Lauren Alaina (24), James Durbin (31), Haley Reinhart (37).