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David Archuleta

David Archuleta


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Birth Name :

David James Archuleta

Birth Date :

December 28, 1990

Birth Place :

Miami, Florida, USA

Claim to fame :

Runner-up of the 7th season "American Idol"


David Archuleta was born on December 28, 1990 in Miami, Florida. His father, Jeff Achuleta, was a jazz musician playing trumpet for a well-known jazz group at Brigham Young University called Synthesis while his mother, Lupe Marie, was a salsa dancer and singer from Honduras. At the age of six, he and his family moved to the Salt Lake Valley, Utah and he spent his childhood there. Archuleta fell in love with music after listening to 1980 musical, "Les Miserables", composed by French composer Claude-Michel Schonberg. Starting practicing his vocals ever since, David got his first chance of performing in front of public when he was still 10. He participated in Utah singing competition and surprisingly, his version of Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" received a standing ovation from audience and led him winning Child Division.

In 2003, at the age of 12, Archuleta won the title of Junior Singer Star on "Star Search" with his performance of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell's "You're All I Need to Get By" and walked away with $100,000. His victory on the talent show led him to other appearances on Warner Bros. Television's "The Jenny Jones Show" and CBS' "The Early Show". Unfortunately, the next year he found out he had partial vocal paralysis and therefore decided to limit his singing only for specific occasions such as on the Independence Day celebration at Brigham Young University Stadium.

Latest News

David Archuleta Apologizes for Anti-Gay Tweet

April 07, 2015 06:03:10 GMT

Putting himself in hot water for a tweet that has been considered by many as an anti-gay message, wastes no time to issue an apology. "Romantic love is incomplete. It is a prelude. Love is nourished by the coming of children, who spring from the fountain of love...expressed between a man and a woman in marriage. #PresPacker," so read his tweet which was a quote from Boyd K. Packer, President of the Quarum of the Twelve Apostles.

David Archuleta Makes His Last Studio Session in 'Everybody Hurts' Music Video

August 23, 2012 08:41:43 GMT

sings his heart out in his new music video for "Everybody Hurts". Covering 's 1992 hit song, the "" alum can be seen singing in a recording studio along with an orchestra, which includes producer Kurt Bestor. The studio scene was apparently taken the day before the crooner left for his LDS mission.

Video Premiere: David Archuleta's 'I'll Never Go'

June 25, 2012 04:46:21 GMT

releases a music video in support of his latest offering "I'll Never Go". The song is taken from his fourth studio album "Forevermore", a collection of all original Filipino classic love songs.

Video Premiere: David Archuleta's 'Forevermore'

April 03, 2012 04:51:55 GMT

releases a music video to support his latest single called "Forevermore". The season 7 runner-up of "" keeps the clip simple by filling it with footage of him singing the song to the camera in a homie setting.

David Archuleta Offers Last Video Blog Before Starting 2-Year Mormon Mission

March 29, 2012 04:41:59 GMT

is getting closer to starting a new chapter in his life as a Mormon missionary. Before stepping out of the spotlight and embarking on the two-year mission, the "Something 'Bout Love" singer made sure he left something behind for all of his fans as he posted a farewell video blog on his YouTube account.

Video Premiere: David Archuleta's 'Wait'

December 27, 2011 01:18:47 GMT

has debuted a music video in support of his latest single called "Wait". The runner-up of "" season 7 is seen staring off into the distance while standing in the middle of the streets. "Even though you're gone I can hear your heart/ It's calling out my name like a flash in the dark," he pours his heart out.

Video: Tearful David Archuleta Announces Break From Music

December 20, 2011 17:59:15 GMT

made a tearful announcement on Monday, December 19 to tell the world that he will be away from music for a couple of years. Performing in Salt Lake City as part of his My Kind of Christmas tour, the 20-year-old said, "I would like to make a special announcement: that I've chosen to serve a full-time mission."

David Archuleta's New Song 'Everything and More' Goes Viral

June 29, 2011 07:01:22 GMT

A few months after parted ways with Jive Records, a new song from the 2008 runner-up of "" landed online. Titled "Everything and More", the track was reportedly co-penned by him with the help from Grammy-winning songwriter Victoria Horn.

David Archuleta Gets Hands-On During India Charity Trip

March 14, 2011 08:53:31 GMT

has traveled to India for a charity event in late January. Photos from the 20-year-old singer's trip have recently hit the web, and they show him learning first hand what Rising Star Outreach's mission is. Washing an old man's foot and documenting an old lady's blood pressure are only some of the things he did.

David Archuleta Axed by Jive Records: I'm Excited of What the Future Holds

February 19, 2011 04:28:19 GMT

is no longer under the umbrella of Jive Records. The 2008 runner-up of "", who sold almost a million copies of CDs worldwide with his self-titled debut album, is confirmed by Jive spokesperson to have been "released from [their] roster," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Charice: I Am Not Dating David Archuleta

December 01, 2010 06:21:38 GMT

puts an end to the long-time rumor that she is dating fellow young singer . The two had frequently shared a stage since his coming as an "" runner-up and her breakthrough in U.S. In early November, they came together for the tree lighting at The Grove, in Los Angeles.

Video: David Archuleta Debuts Brand New Song at Jerry Lewis 2010 Telethon

September 06, 2010 08:35:03 GMT

was one of performers at Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) telethon on Labor Day weekend, September 5. He performed a song called "Things Are Gonna Get Better" during the fund-raising gig which benefits those afflicted with the neuromuscular disease.

Video: David Archuleta Reveals What He Notices First in a Girl

September 02, 2010 08:36:17 GMT

Runner-up of "" seventh season, , has shared about what he notices first in a girl. During a recent interview with Bop and Tiger Beat at Arthur Ashe Kids' Day, the "Crush" singer said that one thing he probably notices the most is the eyes, instead of their look or their bodies.

Video: David Archuleta and Jonas Brothers Perform at Arthur Ashe Kids Day

August 30, 2010 09:43:05 GMT

and were some of the musical guests at Arthur Ashe Kids Day. Introduced as "one of the most gifted performers on the planet," the 2008 runner-up of "" performed his new single "Something 'Bout Love", while the Jonas boys rocked "" soundtrack.

Official Promo Pictures of David Archuleta's 'Other Side of Down'

August 25, 2010 04:09:09 GMT

After unveiling cover art of his forthcoming studio project "", reveals three more pictures from the album photoshoot. All of the photos show off smiling Archuleta wearing a casual, gray T-shirt similar to the one he wears in the cover art.

Official Cover Art of David Archuleta's 'Other Side of Down'

August 18, 2010 02:06:42 GMT

As release date of his new album "" gets closer, reveals official cover art of the effort. The former "" contestant is seen sitting on a chair and smiling ear to ear in this artwork.

2010 Teen Choice Awards: List of TV Winners

August 09, 2010 05:07:14 GMT

Names and TV shows that have won teens' votes for 2010 Teen Choice Awards are revealed. In the lead is "" which gets seven nods including for the three lead cast, , and . The blood-sucking show is bringing home Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy after beating "", "" and two others.

David Archuleta Is a Loner in 'Something 'Bout Love' Music Video

August 06, 2010 03:50:46 GMT

is going through a long road, wandering on the streets by himself during a hot summer day. Various scenes where people are seen lending a helping hand for those in need are additionally captured in this clip directed by Declan Whitebloom.

David Archuleta Pushes Back 'The Other Side of Down'

July 31, 2010 07:16:00 GMT

has decided to change release date for his upcoming studio installment "". Instead of releasing it on September 14 like the initial plan, the 19-year-old "Crush" singer delays it around three weeks. He is now going to drop it in United States on October 5.

Pictures From David Archuleta's 'Something 'Bout Love' Video Shoot

July 23, 2010 06:16:22 GMT

has filmed visuals for his new single "Something 'Bout Love" music video on July 16. A week after the video shoot, the runner-up of "" season 8 posted two behind-the-scene photos from the set.

Official: David Archuleta's New Album Called 'Other Side of Down'

July 16, 2010 01:44:47 GMT

has unveiled working title of his upcoming studio effort. The "" alum calls it "Other Side of Down" and will release it across United States on September 14. On Twitter, he shared that "there's a few different reasons for the title" and he will explain it later on.

David Archuleta's 'Something 'Bout Love' Gets Official Cover Art

July 13, 2010 09:38:39 GMT

gives his devotees an endearing look in an official artwork for his new single "Something 'Bout Love". It's a close-up shot and the runner-up of "" season 7 looks gorgeous, having his face slightly hid behind his arm as he leans forward.

Pictures: David Archuleta Makes Live Performance at Book Signing

July 08, 2010 05:00:57 GMT

visited the Deseret Book store in Henderson, NV on Wednesday, July 7 to sign copies of his new book "Chords of Strength: A Memoir of Soul". Rocking casual outfit, red T-shirt and denims, he also took the mic to sing his single "Angels".

Video: David Archuleta Salutes the Troops at 'A Capitol Fourth'

July 05, 2010 03:46:44 GMT

dedicated one of his performances at the 30th anniversary broadcast of "A Capitol Fourth" to the United States troops and their families. Introduced by host as the singer who "survived ", he honored the heroes with "Stand by Me".

David Archuleta's 'Something 'Bout Love' Emerges in Full

July 01, 2010 04:22:05 GMT

has allowed fans to listen to his brand new single "Something 'Bout Love" in full despite the fact that it actually will not be unleashed until July 13. "Call David @ 801.386.8196 to hear his brand NEW single 'Something 'Bout Love' NOW!" so the message on his MySpace read.

David Archuleta Previews 'Something 'Bout Love'

June 29, 2010 04:50:28 GMT

In order to give fans what to expect from his upcoming single "Something 'Bout Love", offers an audio preview. The snippet unveils mid-tempo catchy hook with a short message from David included.

Fashion and Beauty Nominees of 2010 Teen Choice Awards

June 29, 2010 03:01:01 GMT

2010 Teen Choice Awards have announced their second wave nominees on Monday, June 28. and go head to head in Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon - Female category, in which they will also compete against , and .

David Archuleta to Drop New Single Next Month, Doing Photoshoot for Next Album

June 26, 2010 04:08:47 GMT

's new album is on the way. In anticipation to that, the runner-up of "" season 7 has done a photoshoot for the upcoming release and planned to reveal the first offering of the effort next month.

David Archuleta Posts Video Promo for New Book 'Chords of Strength'

June 03, 2010 04:29:48 GMT

has posted a video on Wednesday, June 2, promoting his new book "Chords of Strength", which hit U.S. shelves on Tuesday, June 1. In the more-than-4-minute clip, David shares about how excited he is having his book out in stores and attending his first book signing ever, on June 1 at Ridgewood, New Jersey.

David Archuleta in Twitter Frenzy After Spotted in Gay Bar

April 20, 2010 03:43:23 GMT

On Saturday, April 17, walked into famous gay bar Club 57 in New York and speculation about his sexuality quickly rose. Before it spreads like wildfire, the former "" runner-up reached out to his Twitter to explain the real situation.

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