The same fan support which led singer Phillip Phillips to an “American Idol” victory is pushing “Phillip Phillips Gone Gold” up Twitter’s trending topics.
“Home,” Phillips’ first single, has sold 523,000 copies, earning it gold status.
PHILATICS! PLEASE BE HERE TONIGHT TO HELP TREND PHILLIP PHILLIPS GONE GOLD AT 8PM EST!! 😀
— ѕℓу (@PhillipPhever) July 13, 2012
At 8 pm EST we're trending 'Phillip Phillips gone Gold' 🙂 I won't be able to help though. 🙁 I know you guys can trend it.
— Tay ♪ ♥ (@PhilaticPhamily) July 13, 2012
Wait are we trending Phillip Phillips Gone Gold now?!?!?!
— Philatic (@amber000512) July 14, 2012
I'm totally going to twitter jail and I don't care!!!!!!! BWAHAHAHA Phillip Phillips Gone Gold
— YoyoSassy (@YoyoSassy) July 14, 2012
— Cocoa Glamazon (@bumbumgirl) July 14, 2012
Phillips himself took to Twitter to thank the family of previous “Idol” winner David Cook for their hospitality.
Thank you david cooks family for the bbq! It was grand!!!
— Phillip Phillips (@Phillips) July 13, 2012
With 278,000 downloads sold in its first week, “Home” breaks the “American Idol” sales record set by Cook, whose song “The Time of My Life” sold 236,000 copies in 2008.