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18 September 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

David Archuleta’s “Elevator” on AOL Radio
from Jive Records
14 September 2010

David Archuleta The Other Side of Down Photo. Jive RecordsJive Records announced that “Elevator” will be the second single from David Archuleta’s sophomore album The Other Side Of Down. The album release is less than a month away (October 5). The latest official photo from the album’s photo shoot shows David in those famous boots balancing himself on a wooden beam. Is he practicing for the Olympics? Too bad I couldn’t find a larger version.

The Other Side of Down tracklist is:

1. The Other Side Of Down
2. Something ‘Bout Love
3. Elevator
4. Stomping The Roses
5. Who I Am
6. Falling Stars
7. Parachutes & Airplanes
8. Look Around
9. Good Place
10. Complain
11. Things Are Gonna Get Better
12. My Kind Of Perfect

Right now are you imagining the music video for “Elevator”?

AOL Review of “Elevator”
by Sara D. Anderson, AOL Radio Blog
14 September 2010

American Idol runner-up David Archuleta, graces us with ‘Elevator,’ yet another hot single from his upcoming album, ‘The Other Side of Down,’ out Oct. 5. Driven by an acoustic-laden guitar melody and catchy percussion, Archuleta sings of pursuing one’s dreams and accepting the journey — not always knowing the outcome: “It’s an endless ride / Sometimes it takes you up / Sometimes it tears you down inside / But it’s the butterflies / That keep you feeling so alive, so alive.”

The uptempo track was co-penned by Shelly Peiken, Archuleta, and his guitarist Mike Krompass. To hear ‘Elevator,’ which follows Archuleta’s lead-off single, ‘Something ‘Bout Love,’ head over to AOL Radio’s New Pop First station.

Singer/Songwriter Priscilla Renea Talks About Working With “Sweetest, Nicest” David Archuleta
from Neon Limelight
16 September 2010

Priscilla Renea and David Archuleta collaborate on The Other Side of DownSinger/songwriter Priscilla Renea has worked with a long list of musical artists, but when she began working with American Idol alum and Neon Limelight fav David Archuleta on his sophomore album, The Other Side Of Down, she noticed something special about the 19-year-old. “He’s one of the ones that kind of was like, even though he’s been through the whole American Idol thing and he had all this fame when he was 16 years old, he’s still the sweetest, nicest person,” she told NeonLimelight.com in a telephone interview.

David Archuleta: I’m A Dork
from Pop Dirt.com
16 September 2010

David Archuleta spoke with Popstar! magazine at the premiere of ‘Fred: The Movie’. The ‘American Idol’ season eight runner-up talked about being a fan of Fred, who is played by Lucas Cruikshank and having his new song ‘Elevator’ released to radio the prior day. “It’s a goofy, dorky song, but I’m just really happy to get to do music that’s more fun and I don’t want to be anything I’m not,” Archuleta explained. “I don’t want to pretend I’m this cool hunk or anything, I’m a dork. I just want to introduce people to David Archuleta, let them know it’s okay if they’re not the cool, cookie-cutter model of someone. You can be who you are and you don’t have to be the coolest person to be successful.”

You can try to listen to this PopStar Magazine vid on YouTube, but there is a lot of background chatter. 🙁

David’s World

Blogs, Tweets, Appearances

Blogs and Vlogs

See David LIVE in Ohio!
from DavidArchuleta.com
15 September 2010

Midwesterners! Want to see David perform live in Ohio? Well, he will be performing at the taping of Skate For the Heart at The Covelli Centre in Youngstown, Ohio on October 10th at 5 pm. For tickets, you can hit up ticketmaster.com or visit the Covelli Centre box office.

David Archuleta Previews New Album, Central Park
from DavidArchuleta.com
15 September 2010

Moving right along! In this week’s video, David previews two more tracks from “The Other Side of Down” while on a tour of Central Park in New York CIty. Check out the video right here, and get ready for October 5th! If you haven’t yet, make sure to pre-order “The Other Side of Down” from David’s Official Online Store now.

David talks about “Something ‘Bout Love” and “Stomping the Roses.”

David responds to his phone messages—Part 2
from DavidArchuleta.com
16 September 2010

As promised, here is part 2 of David Checking His Messages. We hope you loved part 1, and if you’d like to leave David a message, make sure to call his mobile hotline at 801-386-8196. Now, check out the video to see if he responded to your messages!

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Appearances – Recent & Future

Quick-glance Appearances Schedule:


  • 1 September, in Nashville to tape the Christmas special, “Orla Fallon Celtic Christmas,” which will air on PBS in December.
  • 5 September, singing a new song, “Things Are Gonna Get Better,” in the 10 PM PST hour of the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon, Las Vegas
  • 12 September, Delta Fair & Music Festival, 7:45 PM, Memphis, TN
  • 24 September, WLAN FM97 Birthday Barndance, with Shontelle Layne
  • 26 September, New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix & Family Day, New Albany, Ohio.
  • 30 September, Up Close & Personal concert with Shontelle, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia. Get tickets while you still can! Net proceeds from the event will benefit Greater Roanoke Susan G. Komen for the Cure.


  • 2 October, joins Natasha Bedingfield at the ArtPrize Concert Series, Rosa Parks Circle, Grand Rapids, MI
  • 8 October, Mentors International 2010 Annual Gala, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • 10 October, Skate for the Heart, to be aired in January.
  • 11 October, WDJQ (Q92) Stripped Down Concert Series

Source for some of the appearances info: ArchuletaFanScene.com

Chords of Strength, David Archuleta’s Best Selling Memoir

enlargeDavid Archuleta's first copy of his book, Chords of Strength, 30 April 2010David has had several book-signing events in July. We’ll let you know when more dates are scheduled. If you don’t have a copy of Chords of Strength yet, buy today!
Amazon: $14.05 today
Penguin Books: Hardcover $22.95; eBook $10.99
Barnes & Noble: $16.52 online
Borders: Hardcover $22.95

DavidArchie on Twitter

Monday, 13 September

Tuesday, 14 September

Wednesday, 15 September

Thursday, 16 September

Friday, 17 September

Saturday, 18 September

Follow David Archuleta on Twitter. He has nearly 471,000 followers, but who’s counting? —I am!!! During the past 21 weeks, David has averaged 5523 new followers each week. At this rate, David will have more than 542,000 followers by Christmastime.


Blogs, Stories, Charities


The Lowe Family Orchestra with David Archuleta for his Christmas 2009 concert

The Family Lowe—Kendra (keys, violin, vocal), Korinne, Kami, Kara, Kayli (violin/penny whistle), Doug (conductor)—and some of Korinne’s violin students formed the string section for the Kansas City show.

Thanks to The Lowe Family
Length: 2.24 minutes

Radio Disney “Pick it or Kick it”
from Radio Disney

Radio Disney ran a “Pick It or Kick It” poll for “Elevator,” David’s newest single, and “Pick it” was chosen 94%.


Vote for David Archuleta as J-14’s Iconic Tweeter
from: J-14 Magazine
10 September 2010

from DavidArchuleta.com: “J-14 magazine just announced their nominees for their first ever Teen Icon Awards and David is a nominee! He’s up to win “Iconic Tweeter” and “Iconic Fan Favorite” and he needs your help to win, so head over to the J-14 voting site and cast your vote now.”

from FanBlast: “David has been nominated as a J-14 iconic tweeter! You can vote at j14.com, and have one week to vote. Voting ends September 21st at 12 noon. Winners will be announced in the December issue of J-14 Magazine, which goes on sale November 1st.”

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  • 3cota | 1 | 19th September 2010 at 5:12 am |

    Minja… great Buzz Wrap! I just wanted to say… after my trip to Memphis to see and hear David really…again made me see what wonderful fans David has. As my life played out that day… I ended up going to the Delta Fair alone but as soon as I got there and started talking with the rest of David’s fans I did not feel alone. All the people that I met were truly the sweetest and nicest people I have met in a very long time… just like David. So, to me this young man really makes a huge difference in this world and brings together some really different but somehow the same kinds of people. I just can’t explain how wonderful the fans were that day!

  • 3cota | 2 | 19th September 2010 at 11:23 am |

    I just love Pat a Pan

  • lyrix | 3 | 23rd September 2010 at 5:24 pm |

    David has been one busy little bee, and I am loving it. 🙂
    The Lowe video was a nice treat and after watching it I headed to youtube because I just had to listen to Pat a Pan again. Thanks for the wrap!

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