An Evening With Phillip Phillips
A Special Members-Only Private Event
The same day that Phillip Phillips claimed his victory in American Idol’s season 11 finale, the 21-year-old singer/guitarist released “Home,” a debut single that showcased his rich, raspy vocals and masterful guitar skills and has since gone on to sell over 4 million units. The Leesburg, Georgia-bred songwriter released his debut album The World From The Side Of The Moon (19 Entertainment/Interscope Records) November 19th where it debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and #1 on the Billboard Rock Album chart. The album has since gone gold, and is quickly approaching platinum as its current single “Gone, Gone, Gone” sells over 1 million. Phillips first began making music when he was 14, thanks largely to his older sister’s boyfriend (and now husband), Benjamin Neil. Several years later, Phillips formed an acoustic band with his sister and brother-in-law and added singing to his repertoire. After graduating high school, Phillips began studying at Albany Technical College in Georgia and continued playing music with his brother-in-law. With encouragement from his family and friends, Phillips took a break from working in his family’s pawn shop and auditioned for American Idol in summer 2011—and soon found himself tearing through powerful, full-throated performances of songs by artists like Creedence Clearwater Revival, Otis Redding, and Wilson Pickett on the Idol stage. Please join us in the Clive Davis Theater for a special members-only event with Phillips, as he discusses his humble beginnings in the music industry, as well as his current success. Moderated by Vice President of The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Scott Goldman, Phillips will also participate in an audience Q & A and will perform.