Birth Name: Phillip LaDon Phillips, Jr.
Birth Place: Leesburg, Georgia, US
Years Active: 2011 – present
Phillip Phillips (born Phillip LaDon Phillips, Jr., September 20, 1990) is an American singer-songwriter from Leesburg, Georgia. He won the eleventh season of “American Idol” in May 2012. Prior to appearing on “American Idol,” he worked at his family's pawn shop. Phillips started playing music when he was 14, and was mentored by his long-time friend and brother-in-law, Benjamin Neil, whom he credited for piquing his interest in music. In 2009, he formed the Phillip Phillips Band with Neil, and performed in various local venues and events. He suffers from a congenital kidney condition that produces stones so large they cannot pass through. After the “American Idol” Top 13 performa...
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