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David Archuleta Signs Record Deal

David Archuleta Signs Record Deal

American Idol sensation David Archuleta has signed to 19 Recordings/Jive Records and is expected to release his debut album later this year.

“Signing a record contract with 19 Recordings/Jive Records is truly a dream come true,” states Archuleta. “Being a fan of American Idol since season one and admiring the alumni, I am honored and humbled to be a part of that group. I’m really excited to start working on everything.”

Simon Fuller, creator of the popular TV series and chief executive and founder of 19 Entertainment Label Group, adds, “It was fascinating to watch David‘s journey through Idol. He is a genuine pop star, and is a gifted singer who instantly won over a huge audience when he first appeared on the show. Since then, he has dealt with the pressure and the high level of expectation with real fortitude; he’s given us some of the best performances of the season. Without question David Archuleta has a great future ahead of him”.

Tom Carrabba, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Jive/Zomba Label Group comments, “David Archuleta has already shown the world that he is a star. He’s a young, talented singer with wide appeal and we’re thrilled to have him join our roster.”

Archuleta, 17, was the runner-up on the current season of Idol and is currently gearing up for the upcoming Idol tour, which kicks off on July 1st in Glendale, AZ.

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  • Zanessaroxursox

    First?
    Yes I love David Archuleta 2 death!!

  • AJ

    yay! love him!

  • Lindyy

    Awww yeahh :D I’m so happy !!
    He is an amazing singer and i’m sure he will be more successful than David Cook.

    I can’t wait to buy his album.

  • Caterina

    arche I love u, really want to meet u, u seem so sweet, xoxox Cat, I cant wait till your new albom comes out

  • twilightlover

    Can’t stand this creepy kid.

  • Fille

    Clay Aiken Jr? He’ll be dropped within two years bc NO ONE will buy his albums bc he’s BORING!!

  • gayle

    i love him he is truly gifted

  • RC

    He’s ADORABLE and has a great voice but I don’t really see him as a pop star. He’s destined for Broadway.

  • Kira

    Well I’m a Cook fan… but I’m hoping Archie will get a good career :3 he should definitely make a duet with Cook

  • http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1495968/ JUC

    he has a nice voice, buts its not one that you expect to be listening to on the radio. he just doesn’t have that kind of voice

  • Jennifer W

    i love david archuleta and i hope he has a great time on the idol tour and stays safe. i really want his cd when it comes out. i will always support david and be a huge fan forever. archie you will also be in my prayers. good luck with everything

  • Whitney

    Omg!! Woot Woot .congrats to Archie love himm <33

  • Pop it up

    borrring pal to me

  • http://crazyunicorns.blogspot.com crazyunicorns

    J Records ain’t too bad with Clive at the helm.

  • Criss

    eww, and he barely signed one now.

  • http://www.jordinsparkscentral.com sam

    LOVE ARCHIE, can’t wait for the CD

  • http://WWW.VEECE.COM FRESHRAGGEDYANN

    this kid sux

    http://WWW.VEECE.COM

  • SASHA

    DAVID ARCHIE WILL BE BIGGER AND BETTER THAN THAT COCKY DAVID COOK

  • Nikki

    LOVE U DAVID!!! i can’t wait to buy his album! He’s so adorable and SOOOO talented! <3

  • nunny

    go him
    :)
    i look forward 2 hearing his single!

  • Nikki

    LOVE U DAVID!!! I can’t wait to buy his album. He’s so adorable and SOOO talented! <3

  • Amanda

    that’s funny everyone says he doesn’t have the right voice “to listen on the radio” because his voice is amazing. he has a greater range (vocals) than Cook does. Not to say anything bad about Cook because I personally love both of them and wish them nothing but the best. (I would buy both their albums, and I never buy CDs anymore so that’s saying something.)
    But back to his voice on the radio. I can’t wait to hear that! His voice is amazing, like that of Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera. His musical career seems to be taking the same path as Christina’s did, and I hope he will be as successful. You guys really need to stop hating. If you want bubblegum garbage, synthetic voices and trashy whores, go find a Britney Spears board-or that of any other useless, undeserving piece of trash-to discuss what phenomenal abilities she has, and leave people like him (who REALLY deserve success) alone.

  • megan l

    amanda, I totally agree!

  • O

    This kid sucks. He has a good voice, of course. But does he have star quality and charisma… HELL NO! Versatile… don’t think so. Does he have the “wow” factor… NO! The kid can’t even speak properly when under pressure. He’s not articulate whatsoever. Even Jordin Sparks was able to maintain composure and properly present herself. This kid can’t.

    He’ll flop no doubt. I bet he wont even reach Platinum status… Gold mabye… but that’s about it. He’ll be dropped from his label soon enough.

    Enjoy your 15 mins of fame. When the new season of AI comes around, everybody will forget about him.

  • http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1495968/ JUC

    hey britney spears does not suck, shes just messed up. and youre pointing the argument away from david to britney – which is a red herring. saying that i would rather listen to “trash” like britney instead of david archuleta is hypocritical and presumptuous. I have absolutely nothing against david, and i truly mean that, i am just saying that although his voice is “godly” as everyone thinks, i cannot picture it or imagine hearing that type of voice on the radio. it just wouldn’t work. And i like britney spears music, thankyou very little! But just because i do doesn’t mean that my tastes in music are so poor compared to yours just because David Archuleta is an innocent little kid and Britneys messed up!

  • me

    GO GO GO ARCHIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://justjared.buzznet.com JENNY

    i hate how cook has the biggest ego of all the winners of AI . I hope that cook’s career will be like taylor and rueben . archie needs to be given a chance . cook already had his chance to shine . david c sucks !!! this is for all you egotistical word nerds out there . don ‘t forget that cook didn’t even want to audition for the show . archuleta wanted to win and cook won because people didn’t want simon to be right about who would win american idol . david c won for all the wrong reasons. he should have been eliminated in the top 24 . fans of david cook watch his career go down the tubes like all the other male idol winners .

  • Mims

    Love u David Archuleta!!!! Can’t wait to buy your cd, I’ll be the first one online at BestBuy to buy your Cd!!!

  • kRYSTY

    I love David Archuleta he ahs all of the requirements to be a HUGE MEGA star and he will

  • maerski

    Love David Archuleta..

    I wish he will succeed in his dreams!! I will definitely buy his CD.. I’ve downloaded every single song he had in American Idol and he sounded great!

    A little polishing as a performer and he’ll do great! He is just 17 years old!

  • marisol

    How sad that a few who sent in their comments here cannot be happy for this 17 year old who is talented, nice and well-brought up too! Both Davids are good friends so let us be kind and support them in their respective careers. People, DA is a teenager! Do we ever recall what we did when we were 17?
    From far-away Philippines, I am DA’s fan – more power to you!

  • smooth operator

    Archie is gonna sell mega albums!! I hear Ryan Tedder from One Republicis already writing as one song for him as well as other song writers.. So shut up to everyone who thinks he won’t sell!! All of you who bashed him are just threatened by him cos he is signed with the same record company who handles Jordin Sparks, Chris Brown, Usher, RKelly to name a few. Archie’s voice is distinctive. Trust me, this kid will be BIG!!

  • ordeo dantec

    Hoooreeeyyy yippiiiiieeeeeeeeeeeee

    here, fans in Indonesia can’t wait any longer for your album

    Go Nutter Butter!

  • kate

    Keep David Archuleta news coming.. We love him and he is such an inspiration to everyone!

  • leedahae

    From: all your fans in KOREA!

    We are waiting for the release of your album.. You are love here in KOREA.

  • ashley

    Im not buying his cd he does the same old boring songs all the time
    there all slow and talkign about the sun moon get my point hes a LOSER.
    And so glad David Cook wopn hes the best singer FLIPIN EVER

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  • http://justjared.buzznet.com JENNY

    American Idol is rigged watch this video i found on youtube :
    AI used David A. as a fall guy . The producers did not want Archuleta to win . The name of the video : Archuleta Fans Say Their Votes Counted As Cooks. Watch it if you are an Archuleta fan .

    sorry i couldn’t copy the video on to this page . :(

  • http://justjared.buzznet.com Serena

    American Idol is rigged . Watch this video I found on youtube :
    The producers used David A . as a fall guy . People need to know the truth . The name of the video Archuleta Fans Say Their Votes Counted As Cooks. If you are an Archuleta fan you need to watch to this .

    sorry I couldn’t copy the link on to this page .

  • http://justjared.buzznet.com Serena

    American Idol is rigged . Watch this video I found on youtube :
    The producers used David A . as a fall guy . People need to know the truth . The name of the video Archuleta Fans Say Their Votes Counted As Cooks. If you are an Archuleta fan you need to watch to this .

    sorry I couldn’t copy the link on to this page .

  • http://justjared.buzznet.com Anonymous

    American Idol is rigged . You need to watch this video I found on youtube . People need to kmow the truth .The producers used David A . as a fall guy . The name of the video is Archuleta Fans Say Their Votes Counted As Cooks. Watch this if you are an Archuleta fan .

    sorry I can’t copy this link to this page . My computer is not cooperating with me right now . :(

  • http://justjared.buzznet.com JENNY

    American Idol is rigged . You need to watch this video I found on youtube . People need to kmow the truth .The producers used David A . as a fall guy . The name of the video is Archuleta Fans Say Their Votes Counted As Cooks. Watch this if you are an Archuleta fan .

    sorry I can’t copy this link to this page . My computer is not cooperating with me right now . :(

  • http://justjared.buzznet.com JENNY

    American Idol is rigged . You need to watch this video I found on youtube . People need to kmow the truth .The producers used David A . as a fall guy . The name of the video is Archuleta Fans Say Their Votes Counted As Cooks. Watch this if you are an Archuleta fan .

    sorry I can’t copy this link to this page . My computer is not cooperating with me right now . :(

  • BIGGEST DAVID A. fan!!!!!!!

    David A. is SO much better than the David C. I DON’T like david cook! I will definetly go to the AIL tour and buy David A.’s ALBUM!!!

  • danggANA

    awww
    yess
    i cant for archies album, i will listen to his beautiful voice everday i love him so much!! he is the best a.i. contestant ever!!! and we know he’ll become very very famous and have a great carrer.[ hope cooks goes down the drain.] not to be so mean but i hate him..grrrr
    anywho
    love you archie(:

  • Minnie

    OMG.
    YAAAAYY!
    I CANT WAIT FOR THIS.!

  • leedahae

    Yeah! I can’ wait for his CD. hope they’ll released it as soon as possible!

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