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1 May 2010



DA week that was in the life of David Archuleta

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Keeping up with the über-talented, awe-inspiring, world-travelling David Archuleta can be a full-time job. Even the most (D)avid fans among us don’t always have time to follow David. Here are some of last week’s top stories about the awesome David Archuleta.

Media Headlines

News, Reviews, and Interviews

Chart Watch Extra: American Idol’s Million-Sellers
by Paul Grein
30 April 2010

enlargeDavid Archuleta single, "Crush" cover artAccording to Yahoo Music’s Chart Watch, only twenty-six songs by an American Idol contestant have sold one million or more digital copies. Kelly Clarkson, winner of the first season, has eight of those songs. David Archuleta has the distinction of being the youngest Idol contestant to top 1 million. He was just 17 in November 2008 when “Crush” hit the million mark in downloads. “Crush,” number 8 on this Chart Watch list, has sold 1,918,000 to date. Dave Hodges, who co-wrote Clarkson’s “Because Of You,” also co-wrote this smash for David Archuleta. This was the first single from Archuleta’s eponymous debut album. Hot 100 peak: #2.

SOURCE: Yahoo Music’s Chart Watch Extra

David’s World

Blogs, Tweets, Appearances

Blogs and Vlogs

1 May 2010

David Archuleta posted a vlog entitled “May Day” from a dark and mysterious place! He talks about May Day and shares his excitement about his upcoming album.

23 April 2010

Have you read David Archuleta’s latest web log? The day after his BritWeek performance, he posted a blog.

music blog graphic for David Archuleta's blogs“I am checking in from LA today, and I’ve had some good writing sessions this week already. I worked with Guy Chambers, who wrote Angels with Robbie Williams, and Erika Nuri from The Writing Camp. I also had writing sessions last week with Sam Hollander and Sluggo, who my friend Travis from We The Kings actually told me about because he has worked a lot with them. I also worked with a bunch of other really great writers, who you’ve probably seen me talk about on Twitter. But I actually have another writing session today with the Nexus lol. And I’ll let you guys know how that goes too!…”

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Appearances – Recent & Future

  • 24 April, Attended the Japanese festival in Salt Lake with his family
  • 26 April, Caught Carly Smithson’s show in Salt Lake at the Saltair
  • 27 April – Present, Working on songwriting and recording in Los Angeles
  • 1 May, Visited the Marine Corps School of Infantry at Camp Pendleton. (Don’t sign up, David! Your fans will be happy to Photoshop a uniform on you, but just for fun!)
  • No further publicly-announced appearances, except for Book Signing Events in June (See next item.)

Chords of Strength Book Signing Tour

enlargeDavid Archuleta's first copy of his book, Chords of Strength, 30 April 2010On 15 April David Archuleta was at the Long Island, NY, printers when his book cover came off the press. Fifteen days later on 30 April he has the first copy of Chords of Strength in his hands! He shared this photo on Twitpix. Isn’t it exciting!? It’s a beautiful book. Chords of Strength will be available online and in bookstores on 1 June 2010. You can pre-order your copy for $14.49 today on Amazon.com. The price has dropped; if it drops again by release date, you’ll receive the lower price.

enlargeChords of Strength by David Archuleta, book cover

Book tour dates:
1 June – Bookends, Ridgewood, NJ
2 June – Borders, Manhattan, NY
3 June – Barnes & Noble, Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove, NY
5 June – Barnes & Noble, Mall of America, Bloomington, MN
7 June – Deseret Books, Salt Lake City, UT
8 June – Deseret Books, Orem, UT

DavidArchie on Twitter

Starting off the week, David Archuleta had a mini-tweet party which DAHoneybees happened to catch. It was fun ‘helping’ David choose a new Twitter photo. He said it had been a year since he changed the picture. Here are the before and after pictures. Sorry, the ‘old’ one is fuzzy, my bad!

David Archuleta twitter photo, orange bg   David Archuleta twitter photo, BritWeek

Monday, 26 April

Tuesday, 27 April

Wednesday, 28 April

Thursday, 29 April

Friday, 30 April

Saturday, 1 May

Follow David Archuleta on Twitter. He now has more than 364,000 followers, but who’s counting? —I am!!!


Blogs, Stories, Charities


On Newsstands Now!

enlargeDavid Archuleta "composite" magazine cover, planethunkerdownbeebee at Planet Hunkerdown has gone and done it again. Another magazine cover you must not miss. If it were on the newsstands today, well, it wouldn’t last long. They’d have to order more!

David Archuleta ABC Book

enlargeH as in Hungry, a David Archuleta ABC Book by BiancaAwesome fan and talented scrapbooker Bianca has added an “H” to her David Archuleta ABC Book. Let me see: is it ‘handsome,’ ‘hysterical,’ ‘holy’?? You can print a copy for free. Thanks, Bianca!

Popstar’s Fave Male Singer Award goes to…

Popstar.com—not affliated with Popstar! Magazine—is counting entries during the month of April. There are three ways to vote:

  1. Mail in the ballot from the May 2010 issue
  2. Send e-mail to Popstar@PopstarOnline.com
  3. Write a blog comment

Lots of ways to vote for David Archuleta! Currently, David has 32% of the votes, with Nick Jonas coming up at 27% and Justin Bieber at 19%.

VOTE!! VOTE!! VOTE!! for David Archuleta

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  • topazjazz | 1 | 7th May 2010 at 8:20 am |

    Thanks for all the great updates on David’s goings-on. You’re right, it’s a FT job to keep up with him!