As season 12 of American Idol gears up for its premiere, Phillip Phillips continues to be a great advertisement for the star-making power of the show.  His debut album The World from the Side of the Moon is the fastest-selling one from an Idol winner since 2008.

Billboard reports that Phillip's album has sold 475,000 copies after five weeks in stores, according to Nielsen Soundscan.  That's the highest sales total for a winner's debut record since David Cook sold 478,000 copies of his first album in three weeks back in 2008.