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Meet Greg Holden, the Singer-Songwriter Who Penned the Phillip Phillips Hit 'Home'

Originally posted 02/05/2015 06:20AM

[BRIGHTCOVE "4022764905001" "" "" "auto"] Maybe you haven't heard of singer Greg Holden – yet – but you've certainly heard his handiwork.

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Phillip Phillips Wants Out of His American Idol Contract

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Phillip Phillips Wants Out of His American Idol Contract

Originally posted 01/26/2015 05:15PM

Phillip Phillips is suing to get out of his American Idol contract.

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Taylor Swift Gets a Purr-fect Gift, Alicia Keys Gives Birth & More Weekend News

What You Missed Over The Weekend

Taylor Swift Gets a Purr-fect Gift, Alicia Keys Gives Birth & More Weekend News

Originally posted 12/28/2014 09:30PM

The holidays may be over, but Christmas spilled into the weekend in Hollywood as stars continued to share pictures of their gifts and memories with loved ones. Here's the news you might have missed:

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American Idol's Phillip Phillips Is Engaged!

Phillip Phillips Is Engaged to Girlfriend Hannah Blackwell

Originally posted 12/27/2014 10:50AM

It was a very Merry Christmas for Phillip Phillips.

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Avicii Tops Spotify's 'Top 25 Under 25' List: Listen to All the Artists Here

Avicii Tops Spotify's 'Top 25 Under 25' List: Listen to the Rest Here

Originally posted 06/04/2014 12:00PM

Spotify on Wednesday revealed its first-ever ranking of the most influential artists under the age of 25.

The streaming service factored chart hits, volume and growth of streams and shares to compile its ranking, and the results may surprise you. Below is the complete list, with commentary from Spotify Trends Expert Shanon Cook and a playlist of all the artists. Enjoy!

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Phillip Phillips Goes Godzilla in New Video: WATCH

Phillip Phillips Goes Godzilla in New Video: WATCH

Originally posted 05/20/2014 12:00PM

Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr Thanks to American Idol, Phillip Phillips is no stranger to the pressures of performing, but nerves were still high for the singer on the set of his one-shot video for his single "Raging Fire."

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Stars Serenade Zach Sobiech in Appreciation of His Brave Cancer Fight

Originally posted 05/09/2013 01:30PM



This could easily be the most moving celebrity shout-out of all time.

Zach Sobiech, 17, inspired millions with his cancer fight and the farewell song he penned, "Clouds."

Now, a slew of celebrities are showing their support for the brave teenager (he's been diagnosed with osteosarcoma) with a tribute video set to his song, in an effort to raise awareness and funds to help find a cure for childhood cancer.

Among the stars featured in the new video, which airs on Rainn Wilson's SoulPancake YouTube channel: Ashley Tisdale, Colbie Caillat, Anna Faris, Jason Mraz, Sara Bareilles, Jenna Fischer, The Lumineers, Rachel Bilson, Ed Helms, Phillip Phillips and more.

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Phillip Phillips Reveals Details of Year-Long Kidney Crisis

Originally posted 07/01/2012 06:15PM



The last year has been the most challenging – and rewarding – of Phillip Phillips's life.

His joyful journey on Season 11 of American Idol – which he won in an emotional finale on May 23 – is something "I never thought would happen," Phillips, 21, tells PEOPLE.

It almost didn't: At the same time the gravel-voiced Georgia guitar player was following his music dreams on Idol, he was privately coping with a kidney disorder that often left him in excruciating pain – and sometimes wondering if he could continue with the show.

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Phillip Phillips's Surgery Recovery Had Him 'Going Crazy'

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Phillip Phillips's Surgery Recovery Had Him 'Going Crazy'

Originally posted 06/20/2012 02:45PM

After his long run on American Idol, you might expect winner Phillip Phillips to give anything for some rest – but as the small town singer puts it himself, it's possible to have too much of a good thing.

"I still love to sleep, but it's been kind of hectic," Phillips, 21, told reporters on Wednesday of his recovery process following the surgery he had earlier this month to remove kidney stones. "I've kind of been going crazy just looking at the four walls surrounding me."

Although he's finally been able to pick up a guitar again, the crooner says that's about the only activity he's been able to take part in since going under the knife.

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Phillip Phillips Playing the Guitar Again Post-Surgery

American Idol

Phillip Phillips Playing the Guitar Again Post-Surgery

Originally posted 06/18/2012 12:05PM

Now that he's out of the hospital, Phillip Phillips has some more good news for the fans who voted him to the top on American Idol: He's ready to make music again.

"I'm getting better each day, so that's a good thing," Phillips, 21, who went under the knife earlier this month to remove kidney stones that were too large to pass, tells Associated Press.

"It was tough, you know, those first few days, but I'm getting to where I can pick the guitar back up and write a little bit."

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