shillip LaDon Phillips Jr. He is a famous singer, songwriter and musician who in 2012 won the eleventh season of American Idol.
From that moment on, he made a successful career that allowed him to remain in the taste of the music-loving audience with his interpretations in the genres of folk rock and pop rock.
The guitar is a faithful companion
The 31-year-old Albany, Georgia, graduated from Albany Technical College with a degree in Industrial Systems Technology. However, because he was already participating in American Idol, he was unable to attend the graduation ceremony.
His entry into music dates back to the age of 14 when he started singing along with his guitar and after several years he took part in events until 2010 when he won the Albany Star, a regional singing competition.
It is noteworthy that before participating in American Idol, Phillips suffered from congenital kidney disease and after the competition ended, he underwent surgery to remove several kidney stones and also underwent reconstructive surgery on his kidneys.
Constant exposure in front of cameras
The popularity of being the most talented singer of his generation allowed him to be invited to other highly rated TV shows such as: Late Show with David Letterman; Jimmy Kimmel Live! The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Once he released his debut album, it went platinum and in addition to selling millions of copies, he was nominated for several awards such as Best Male Artist at the World Music Awards.
Many financial experts point out that his success in the world of music and entertainment translates to a fortune estimated at around $5.2 million. However, the singer did not lose his simplicity in front of the audience, who never failed to follow him in his performances.