The 2012 'American Idol' champ becomes just the ninth male soloist to send his first two Adult Contemporary entries – 'Home' and 'Gone, Gone, Gone' – to the top
Fittingly for a man with (almost) two identical names, Phillip Phillips joins an exclusive club of solo males who've taken their first two Adult Contemporary chart entries to No. 1, as "Gone, Gone, Gone" ascends 2-1. The 2012 champ of Fox's "American Idol" led the list with "Home" for 12 weeks beginning in February.
Phillips is just the second solo male to arrive with back-to-back No. 1s since AC adopted Nielsen BDS data in 1993, following Josh Groban (2002).
Dating to the chart's 1961 launch, only nine male artists have reached No. 1 in at least their first two visits: