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David Cook Album Set For Fall 2008 Release

David Cook Album Set For Fall 2008 Release

Season seven American Idol champion David Cook has been signed to Simon Fuller‘s 19 Recordings / RCA Records and is preparing to start recording his debut album, which is due for release in fall 2008.

David Cook is an extraordinarily versatile and talented artist with an impressive sense of musicality,” says Tom Corson, Executive Vice President and General Manager, RCA Music Group. “He is a natural performer and a true star. We are thrilled to welcome him into our family.”

Cook, 25, will be recording his album over the summer while on the road with the American Idol’s Live tour. The tour kicks off on July 1st in Glendale, AZ and wraps on September 13th in Tulsa, OK.

“I am extremely happy to be signed by 19 Recordings / RCA Records. Signing this deal is truly a dream come true. I am looking forward to the recording process and creating a record. The support I have received from America has been overwhelming and I can’t wait to hopefully do right by them,” says Cook.

Cook is also set to set a record “for debut entries on the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Digital Songs tomorrow as 11 titles enter the former, while 14 songs jump on the download tally. The onslaught is led by a No. 3 Hot 100 start for his original recording ‘The Time of My Life,’ which shifts 236,000 downloads to easily take the No. 1 spot on Hot Digital Songs.”

14!!! Hot diggity dog!!!

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  • i love pink

    Cool.

  • lilyanne

    How long will it be before he has a much needed extreme make over?

  • Malia

    Yeah for David Cook!!!

    I wish him the best.

  • sweet dreams are made of these

    Great voice. Good for him, but I do agree that he could do with a bit of a make over.

  • suzie

    Not caring anymore. Too much pimping of ur personal life dude. What a dumbass thing to do. He had the world at his feet and he lost half his fans by revealing his extremely bad taste in women. I guess u can take the boy out of the trailer park but you can’t take the trailer park out of the boy.

  • music fan

    Looking forward to it. He already won and Independent music award while in Tulsa. . That voice is sooo soothing and sexy. Congrats.

  • Kira

    I’m looking forward to it!! I bet it’s gonna be amazing!!!

  • Mike

    LOVE HIM…people are just pissed because David A. did not win so quit hating…

  • Amanda

    Suzie- i somewhat agree with you… but i still can’t wait for his album!!!

  • Errol

    Please he already has come to his makeover. Did you guys see the auditon and what he looked like? Throughout the competition? The transformation is complete.

    I can’t wait to see him on the Today show tomorrow.

  • anon

    I’m so impressed with this guy and his poise and informative interviews. He’s not boring.

  • prepareyourself

    He obviously is being the puppet 19 expects him to be or he’d never be successful.
    There are hundreds and hundreds out there who have better voices than David Cook.
    It isn’t about the talent. It is about if he is submissive. There is no pride in that.
    He isnt’ the first to bow down and won’t be the last.

  • fan

    The best since Kelly Clarkson.

    RCA will give him free reign to do what he wants creatively.

    Daughtry has done ok with them.

  • pauli

    Yeahhhh, I love him, he deserves all the sucess, he is so amazing, hottttttt, funny, charismatic, his talent is fantastic, his voice is incredible, I can’t wait for the new songsss, I missss him.

  • required

    david who?

  • Stephanie L

    “Not caring anymore. Too much pimping of ur personal life dude. What a dumbass thing to do. He had the world at his feet and he lost half his fans by revealing his extremely bad taste in women. I guess u can take the boy out of the trailer park but you can’t take the trailer park out of the boy.”

    Um. Dude. The ONLY thing he can really be accused of is perhaps being a bit naive. But come, he’s COMPLETELY new to all this! HE hasn’t been pimping his personal life anyway, it’s just he made the naive move of asking Kimberly out on air (because he’s just the kind of nice person who would do that since she’s been saying nice things about him all season). Then the MEDIA took off running with it! Yeah, is it something he’s going to need to learn that now that he’s in the public eye things like that probably aren’t the smartest? Sure. But honestly, give the poor guy a break! He’s a nice, laid-back kind of guy who isn’t used to this whole superstardom thing yet! He’ll get the hang of it :) Besides, he’s had ONE DATE with Kim. ONE. It’s prooobably not going to be going anywhere serious any time soon.

    ANYWAY

    WOOTA WOOTA FOR DAVID!!! :D He deserves ALL the success that is sure to come his way <3

    (oh and in terms of the makeover thing: have you guys actually SEEN the man?? Like, other than this one paparazzi picture?? He is GORGEOUS. Like… has-millions-of-women-who-would-get-with-him-in-a-second-flat gorgeous. yup.)

  • kaylie

    he has already had quite a makeover.
    i think he looks fine how he does.
    he doesnt have to look like everyone else.
    i cant wait for his new cd :]

  • METOO

    I went to school with David at Blue Springs South HS. He is a total TOOL! Very arogant and condescending to anyone who wasn’t in his click. His mom worked for the local electric company and he would always tell some of the kids that he didn’t like that he would get his mom to shiut off their electricity if he told her to. (In middle school)

    Anyway, in HS he almost got his a** beat for saying that so he didn’t say it anymore after that. But, he was still a tool.

  • Stephanie L

    “I went to school with David at Blue Springs South HS. He is a total TOOL! Very arogant and condescending to anyone who wasn’t in his click. His mom worked for the local electric company and he would always tell some of the kids that he didn’t like that he would get his mom to shiut off their electricity if he told her to. (In middle school)

    Anyway, in HS he almost got his a** beat for saying that so he didn’t say it anymore after that. But, he was still a tool”

    Somehow I doubt all of that :) Dunno.. just a gut feeling I have that none of it is true ;)

  • Jaqi

    He’s really gross looking. Like he should be on a commercial for the mentally challenged or something. Sorry, but he AINT HOT!

  • Lizzy B

    I did read on a couple of people from Blue Springs myspaces, that knew or know David Cook say he was a total jerk. So I kinda do believe that story. They said he was a real A-Hole to some people.

  • lol

    To be a real rock star, you can’t be “pretty”. Stop making reveryone like Zac Efron or Jon Bon Jovi

    Also HS is a ways off from being 25. They don’t count. Do you know who much you change? Also his brother being sick again probably affected him. Winning the competition hass changed him some I’m sure. On the show I recall Simon saying he was arrogant and smug but it works for him. He’s been a complete gentleman and he gives great interviews.

  • Sizz

    Suzie…um WTF? Seriously? If any “fans” are that fickle then screw them.

    METOO you are just a jealous liar.

    Congrats DC! He’s going to be huge. Amazing artist.

  • Nicole

    I don’t think you can judge someone by how they acted seven years ago. People change. I think he seems very genuine and down to earth and if he isn’t really that way then he is doing a great job fooling a whole lot of people.

  • sux board

    METOO @ 05/28/2008 at 7:56 pm
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    That was freaking middle school & High School! He was a kid!

    What’s up with Kim Caldwell? someone needs to let David know that she has a new American Idol crush every year including her year. She crushed on this guy named JD Adams. When the show and tour was over he was over for her.

    I hope they just had a dinner because he wanted to keep his promise and that’s all.

  • omg

    He looks like he’s going to be bald by the time he’s 30. Will all the girls still buy his records then?

  • marianne

    he deserves it! =)

  • archuleta

    who cares.

    archuleta<3

  • ew, cook?

    “To be a real rock star, you can’t be “pretty”. Stop making reveryone like Zac Efron or Jon Bon Jovi”

    who in their right minds every said that zac efron was a freaking rock star. seriously. hes an actor, performer. dont put him down just because someones putting a person you support down.

    ps. zac efron is more successful than you will ever be. get over it :)

  • http://justjared Victoria

    David Cook will be fine. People do not need to be spreading rumors about him like that Stephanie. I also have a family member who works for a large Utility Company here in the SouthEast, and he said that would NEVER HAPPEN, turning off someone’s electricity, without getting your job terminated, just because your son did like them. I would find it hard to believe, his Mother would be that childish and stupid, and stoop to that level. Everyone needs to give David a chance. David Archuleta will also prove himself down the road. He is young and has his whole life ahead of him.

  • archuleta

    22. whoever said zac efron was a fricken rockstar? hes more attractive than you’ll ever be, guarantee that one.

  • archuleta

    sorry it said i didnt post. lol

  • MILEY’S #1 FAN

    WHOO GO DAVID!
    HE ROCKS!
    I CANT WAIT TO HEAR HIM!
    do i hear the names put together :
    Daughtry/Clarkson/Underwood/Sparks/COOK!!

  • Noelle

    He’s like a male Kelly Clarkson, he’s amazing. And HOT!

  • BEECuz

    Victoria

    No SHEET they can’t turn your lights off because your kid tells you to, I think pretty much EVERYONE here knows that. It was a FREAKING THREAT he used when he was a kid. We as Adults know that could never happen, but to a 6th grader, they don’t know any better.

    I cant believe you had to come on here to say you know someone that works at an electric company and that what David threatened kids with (the ones he didn’t like), could never happen…ROTFL You are an adult right?

  • jenna

    LOL, People really have to work hard to find reasons to hate on the guy, judging by some of your comments.
    Really? KC and him had ONE date. Count it – ONE. Don’t believe for one second there’s anything serious there, nor will there be with how busy he’s going to be now.
    Also – Yay for spreading false rumors, haters! No one believes your BS, but do continue to entertain yourselves.

    DC – have all the luck in the world. You deserve it!

  • Kellyistheonlyone

    David Cook said he and Kimberly Caldwell will be seeing more of each other in an interview with Regis.

    NO WAY IS DAVID COOK NEAR KELLY CLARKSONS CALIBER!! SHE IS THE ONLY IDOL THERE IS. THE BEST!!!!

  • janeway

    Can’t wait . He is a very talented young man. It is nice to see an American Idol who is a real musician and very creative. I hope he includes some ballads- I love his voice in the slow songs.

  • ann

    AWESOME! Congrats Cookie. I always knew it :D

  • marymi

    he looks scruffy…..wait a minute! is david cook related to dane cook?…. could be cousins?

  • bella

    David Cook is so over-rated, I bet his album will be a middle of the road yawnfest like him. His fan base consists of middle aged women who also voted for Clay and Taylor Hicks and look what happened to them, what a joke!

  • milk+cookie

    Tsk, tsk, tsk. My gosh, bitterness is all I can say to some of you. David Cook won people so get over it.

    -Thanks JJ

  • inbar – Israel

    Can’t wait!

  • Kikigirl101

    I’m a total Archie fan BUT, I think David Cook is pretty awesome too! I can’t wait for his album!!!! go DC!

  • rumpuso

    Congratulations to David Cook. I’m really looking forward to buying his cd. I haven’t cared for an American Idol this much since Chris Daughtry.

  • crazy_c

    Wow! He just only won exactly a week and now he already has a record deal. Can’t wait for that.

  • bonnie

    David Cook is a real talent and he does not have to be a pretty face sissy like Zac Efron who is hot in his own right, but with the teen-bopper crowd. Two different talents with two different succesful careers in their future. Although honestly the edginessof Cook is more appealing to a larger demographics then the sweetness of Efron.

  • dude

    Cook is gonna get laid plenty of times while on tour. At least I hope so. You girls better get over that quick. I’m stoked to hear what he’s got in store. He’s really known in the indie rock world.

  • emily

    I think he and Kim Caldwell have been dating for awhile and I think he kept it underwraps to keep the votes coming in. With the heavy schedule AI puts the winners through (tv shows, interviews), there’s no way he would have time to have a first date and “just happen” to have it photographed. I also don’t think he would ask her out on tv unless he already knew the answer. Everything is a little toooo perfect and I feel a little played. Not because I wanted him for myself but because of how he represented himself. He seems like a total poser and player now and I would have never voted for someone like that. He’s got a great voice but it’s not just about the music for me. It’s the whole picture and his looks rather cheap at the moment.

  • Ratu

    CAN’T WAIT !! GO COOK !!!!!!

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