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

February 19, 2011 04:28:19 GMT

Now that he has officially left Jive Records, the 2008 'American Idol' runner-up looks forward to what the future holds for him.

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David Archuleta is no longer under the umbrella of Jive Records. The 2008 runner-up of "American Idol", 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.

On the day when the news surfaced, Archie took it to his Twitter to share a short message, "Decisions.. They are scary things before knowing what could happen after you make them." The 20-year-old singer, who is gifted with boyish look and irresistible voice, continued, "But I'm excited for what the future holds."

A far cry from his impressive debut, Archie could only garner 67,000 copies as of February 18 with his sophomore set "The Other Side of Down", according to Nielsen SoundScan. While its predecessor "David Archuleta" peaked at No. 2 on Billboard Hot 200 when it was released in November 2008, the second album only reached No. 13 on the U.S. albums chart last year.

David Archuleta was one of fans' and judges' favorites in the "American Idol" season 7. He was predicted early as a winner, but eventually lost it to David Cook. He received 44 percent of more than 97 million votes.


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posted by mara08 on Mar 02, 2011
Bravo David!!!! We, David's loyal fans will always back him up. Forget about "Jive" with their ignorance. It's time to move on. One step after the other. David will be better and stronger w/out "Jive". Love you David!!!
posted by val on Feb 20, 2011
David Archuleta is SO TALENTED and a much better singer than the current talented promoted by other labels. As an older fan, I was sad to see his albums not being promoted. They release a new album and the failed at promoting him???? Also the Something about love video and new song release hardly was promoted. He is better off with another label that will make a superstar that he deserves to be. We are always with this talent as fans.
posted by sam on Feb 20, 2011
Jive's loss for sure. David is so talented and Jive with his new album did not do much to promote him at all. He is far better talent than Justin Bieber for sure the difference Justin has label that promotes him Jive has not...David will be better off with another Label that is more supportive of his style and not put him in the same category as Britney Spears and Chris Brown...Will support David Archuleta in the that voice.
posted by Kath on Feb 20, 2011
David is only trying to "walk in his own two shoes" and not become some pop image. I have the utmost respect for David staying true to his heart,his vision and his values! He is such a Mega talented young man and exceptionally classy , caring human being. His 3rd CD was outstanding. The Other Side of Down is such an upbeat positive album full of energy and David's heart.
posted by Blessing in Disguise on Feb 20, 2011
Don't worry he'll be back. It's really a good move for Archie for JIVE don't really promote him after all. It's just the right time this is just to validate what I've been telling all along that JIVE is not the right label for him. Things happen for a good reasson.
posted by jake on Feb 19, 2011
Hooray!! Finally getting out of the struggling label financially. It's a disguised blessing. His fans kept telling him ditching the label for not promoting his album. Jive lost so much in sales overall last year and internal management shake-up was necessary. Sorry David Archuleta created an album Jive didn't ask for. So, it's a new chance to find a better label.
posted by LaurenJlovesDavid on Feb 19, 2011
Jive was terrible to David and I'm really excited for him to finally have some say in where his career goes. He's so talented and such an inspiration to many, I'm really excited about this new opportunity for him!
posted by Martin on Feb 19, 2011
David Archuleta is much better off without Jive. They made sure hardly anyone even knew he'd come out with a new album, which is a shame because "The Other Side of Down" ROCKS!
posted by Bebereader on Feb 19, 2011
This is good news! David is too good for Jive who never even promoted his current cd which, by the way, is outstanding. David fulfilled his 3 album contract in less than three years, plus wrote a New York times Best-selling book. That is more than most people can accomplish by the time they are 20 years old. Time to look ahead to a new label who will recognize a GOLDMINE when they see it! Good luck, David! Your strong fanbase will have your back forever because not only are you the best talent out there, you are also an exceptional human being.
posted by Ally™ on Feb 19, 2011
David Archuleta is an amazing talent and a great person too. He deserves to have the best.
posted by Jean on Feb 19, 2011
I'm excited for David's future too. Anyone with the immense talent that David has needs people who will back him and promote him in the way he deserves. Will always be supporting him, wish him all the best.
posted by VJ on Feb 18, 2011
Well, it's kind of hard to sell albums when the label doesn't promote them at all & the world doesn't know they exist. JIVE is such a mess right now with all the executive shakeups, too. With David's talent & super loyal fanbase, I'm sure he'll be signed by a more competent label.
posted by jennilee on Feb 18, 2011
he is supper crazy talented and such a genuine person so the future holds more bigger things with better support!!! :)
posted by badbusiness on Feb 18, 2011
Some things in the show biz world just don't make sense. Mr. David Archuleta has monster mad talent. I hope whoever gets him next will do right by him.
posted by Carriezze on Feb 18, 2011
He gave Jive the three albums required in his contract. Time to move on to better things! I'm excited to see what his future brings.

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