David Archuleta is confirmed to sign a contract with Azoff Management, the same powerhouse team who helped Eagles, Christina Aguilera, Neil Diamond, and, most recently, Morrissey boosting their music careers. Meanwhile, his first manager, who is also his father, Jeff Archuleta, will still co-assist him together with Azoff's Jared Paul.
Previously, TMZ reported that Jeff had allegedly caused trouble by insisting to change the lyrics of David's first song in "American Idol" called "Stand By Me" by adding a verse from Sean Kingston's hit, "Beautiful Girls". The result of Jeff's decision at that time reportedly caused 'American Idol' team to pay a lot of money to the song's publisher as a compensation.
David's self titled debut album is slated for release on November 11 via Jive Records. Co-written by Jess Cates, Dave Hodges, and Emanuel Kiriakou, his lead single titled "Crush" peaked at number one on Billboard Hot Digital Songs chart and reached number two on Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.