Artist of the Week: David Archuleta

November 10, 2008 06:12:56 GMT

'American Idol' runner-up David Archuleta who steps up the ladder of success with his humbleness and amazing voice, will release his debut LP.

Artist of the Week: David Archuleta
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"American Idol" runner-up David Archuleta has been working on his first studio album, the self-titled "David Archuleta". Slated for release on November 11 in the U.S., the effort will include at least twelve new songs and a cover version of Robbie Williams' 1997 song "Angels".

The first single coming off the forthcoming LP, "Crush", was produced by Emanuel Kiriakou and written by Jess Cates teaming up with Dave Hodges and Kiriakou. Since making its worldwide debut in September, "Crush" garnered first-week download sales of more than 160,000 hits. It also peaked at number 1 on Billboard Hot Digital Songs chart and at number 2 on Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart.

In the meantime, Archuleta is lined up along with Katy Perry to perform at annual holiday concert "Z100's Jingle Ball 2008" on December 12. Other musicians scheduled to make live appearances at the gig include Chris Brown, Leona Lewis, Ne-Yo, Jesse McCartney, Paramore, Brandy, and Lady GaGa.

But before that, Archuleta will first make a live appearance at 2008 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Joining him on the November-27 event are Miley Cyrus, Kristin Chenoweth, James Taylor, The Cheetah Girls, Darius Rucker, and Trace Adkins among others.

Besides, Archuleta has also landed himself in the acting world. He will make his acting debut on Nickelodeon's "iCarly" in an episode titled "iRocked the Vote", playing himself. His episode will be aired next spring.


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posted by cherrychapstick on Mar 14, 2009
david is sexy
posted by Lauren on Nov 22, 2008
posted by Raja Nur Dini from M on Nov 15, 2008
Hi I'm dini. I'm from Malaysia: I love u David! My family and Me loves u cause your fantastis and intelligent! And most important of all your a wonderfull singer.
posted by dini on Nov 15, 2008
posted by firefly on Nov 11, 2008
go ahead and strike for your gaol, david!
posted by maggie on Nov 11, 2008
Listening right now on i-tunes. Love every song on this album. WAY TO GO BIG D!!!
posted by Germany fan on Nov 11, 2008
Thank you America for sharing young David Archuleta and Obama with the world. David is internationally loved! We just finished watching season 7 and can not understand how he lost! We can not wait for him to tour Europe!
posted by npschoo on Nov 11, 2008
Went to WalMart at midnight bought his CD listening every since. If you have not, what are you waiting for? Go Buy Now!!!
posted by john on Nov 10, 2008
He is a very talented kid with the-hard-to-find-voice and musical sense. His humble and wholesome personalities inspire many people, and I am one of them.
posted by China80 on Nov 10, 2008
David Archuleta is the most talented vocalist ever!!! He trully is on his way to becoming a "LEGEND". Yes, I am a HUGE fan, but this statement has been made by countless Record Producers, Directors, Song Writers, Artist, Record Labels. His Album is AMAZING and diverse. I love the Album, but I am anxious for his future work because it will be ALL DAVID ARCHULETA!!!
posted by gloria on Nov 10, 2008
david we r so proud of u, ur fisrt cd congraz!! i love u so much! cant wait tomorrow i will see u here in ny!! yay
posted by Musiclover on Nov 10, 2008
David's cd is a great mix of songs that are not only contemporary but allow his amazing voice to shine. As an older member of music lovers, I have been thrilled at what I've heard from the album. If his freshman CD is an example of what we can expect, there should be many more albums to follow. Congrats David.
posted by virginia on Nov 10, 2008
I now have David's album and loving it. I have never been a big fans of any one but I am now David Archuleta all the way. I have been David's fan from the start of AL.
posted by marisol on Nov 10, 2008
I'm am a huge Archie fan and can't wait to buy his cd. His voice is unique and I like how it dips, runs and soars. More power to Archie! Thank you for this insightful article.
posted by fay on Nov 10, 2008
i love david archuleta! i'm buying his cd's & will give it our as early Christmas gift. haha
posted by FearlessSultana on Nov 10, 2008
Congratulations, David on your career!!! You're truly a Superstar!!! The Archies are so proud of you!!!
posted by sdb66 on Nov 10, 2008
David Archuleta is amazing. He is so talented, and he is also a wonderful human being. David's first CD is awesome. There's not doubt that he will be very successful in the music business.
posted by amb18 on Nov 10, 2008
How see this sweet, authentic, humble, kind and HUGELY talented young guy live out his dream and touch so many of us across many age groups and both sexes. Since he first opened his mouth to sing and speak on Idol a star was born...and his fans are so happy for his success now! Finally the first (of many) CD~Yaaayyy! Go David!
posted by TammyF. on Nov 10, 2008
Like soooo many, I've been counting the days,waiting "impatiently" for his C.D. I know I'll love it because I love him, in my eyes he can do No Wrong!!!! Prayers and Blessings to him and his family.....YEAH!!!!!!!!
posted by Icanhear on Nov 10, 2008
It has been years since I looked forward to album like David Archuleta's. Thanks for recognizing this amazing young talent.
posted by smanda on Nov 10, 2008
Watch out world! Archuleta's in the house!!!!!!!!!
posted by accord on Nov 10, 2008
I love the hauntingly beautiful voice of the new young artist. Hope his cd is a big success and that there are many more to come. I can't get enough of him.

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