After American Idol

String of Top 10 Billboard debuts ends for Phillip Phillips


Phillip Phillips' third album didn't come close to matching the success of his first two on the Billboard 200.

Phillip Phillips’ third album didn’t come close to matching the success of his first two on the Billboard 200.

There might have been some collateral damage from Phillip Phillips’ long musical silence.

The Season 11 winner of American Idol released his third album, “Collateral,” on Jan. 19.

On the Billboard charts dated Saturday, “Collateral” debuted on the Billboard 200 albums chart at number 141.

Ten new albums landed above it on that chart. Eight of those 10 charted in the Top 50.

“Collateral” is Phillips’ first album in nearly four years, a delay caused in part by a lawsuit he filed over provisions in his post-Idol contract.

The case was settled last May; the new album once again came out under the 19 Recordings / Interscope banner.

Phillips’ two previous albums — “The World from the Side of the Moon” (2012) and “Behind the Light” (2014) — both debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200.

“The World” was eventually certified platinum, signifying 1 million in sales.

Meanwhile, Phillip is out on his Magnetic Tour with shows planned in Philly (Feb. 13) and Silver Spring, Md. (Feb. 17). Check out his Facebook page for a complete list of upcoming show dates.

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