It can be remembered that Phillips first performed the song on season 11 of American Idol’s final performance night on May 22, 2012, and then again on the finale after he was declared the winner. “Home” was released as a single on May 23, 2012 and debuted at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 with a first week sales figure of 278,000 downloads. The feat marks the biggest digital sales week for any Idol winner’s coronation song and the first time in four years a coronation single from an American Idol winner reach the top 10 since David Cook‘s single “The Time of My Life” debuted at number three.
The music video was directed by Joseph Toman.
Trivia: The song was sampled in the segment on US women gymnastics during the 2012 London Olympic.
Watch the music video here: