David Archuleta & Jive Part Ways

David Archuleta & Jive Part Ways

David Archuleta and Jive Records have parted ways, GossipCop confirms.

The 20-year-old musician, who was American Idol‘s runner up back in Season 7 (2008), has been dropped by the label after his latest album, The Other Side of Down, failed to deliver the numbers.

David tweeted, “Decisions.. They are scary things before knowing what could happen after you make them, but I’m excited for what the future holds.”

So sad, but don’t worry, we’ll still be blogging about David!

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  • Charlotte888

    Not so sad, actually. It may be the best thing for his career.

    Ciara said a few days ago, “I spent tens of thousands of my own money only to hear the radio PDs tell me my label didn’t want the song played”.

    And this is exactly what Archuleta fans were told by the PDs immediately post-”Crush” and for two years. Fans were told “Oh, we can’t play that” by the radio stations, no matter how large the number of requests, for any other single after “Crush”.

    Admittedly, not every subsequent single was radio friendly, but some absolutely were.

    While a big hit in numerous places overseas where Archuleta is a big star and played along side the best known American acts, and despite fervent and pro-active fan support for him here, Archie couldn’t get airplay in America because his label didn’t want it.

    If he could be a hit in other countries with multiple top singles (and he was) the same could occur in the States. But the label had other ideas.

    Did they sign Archie in May 2008 the night of the “American Idol” finals to make him a star, or keep him controlled in favor of Cook or someone or something else? Who’s to say as to the reasoning.

    But Ciara has had a similar experience with Jive.

    Are the rumors true that Jive’s really melting down from the inside? One can only wonder.

  • VJ

    David is an awesome and adorable artist, and his CD is great, too! But he got no promotion at all from his label, so hardly anyone knows it exists! I’m sad that he’s not with JIVE anymore, but he’s such a great singer and I know he’ll keep singing!

  • Amy

    @VJ: yeah, he didnt get promotions at all. JIVE shouldnt helped him out more.

  • w

    David is incredibly talented. I am so sad to hear the news. His first album did amazing, if he had gotten the right kind of advertisements put in place he would have done so much better. Regardless, I will always be supporting David no matter what. I know he has a great future ahead of him. Don’t stop now David you’ve got a long road ahead of you!

  • MM

    This is sooo sad, David don’t deserve be treated in this way, but i’m sure he will find his place in the music business. and thanks JJJr for still posting about him, his fans are so confused right now . :(

  • http://archuletafanscene.com Ally™

    We will always support the powerhouse that is David Archuleta!

  • Jacqueline

    David’s fantastic. I love his voice, talent and being I’ll always be a fan no matter what he does next. (But I really hope he finds a new team and forges right on ahead.)

  • brynn

    So glad you’ll keep posting about david archuleta, his voice is amazing and his album “The Other Side of Down” is one of my all-time faves (especially “My Kind of Perfect” … so beautiful).

  • Warren

    He has talent and I’m sure someone will sign him up for another album. I really liked that episode of H a n n a h Montana he was on.