Jive Records Dumps David Archuleta

 

 

David Archuleta has been dumped by Jive Records after his sophomore album Other Side of Down sold only 63,000 copies since being released last October.

The album is currently 1,640th in sales at Amazon.com. It has to be disheartening for the 20 year old Archuleta to lose his record contract at such an early age.

The 2008 American Idol runner-up is probably one of the nicest and most humble contestants ever on the show. He even kept his poise when American Idol hyped the finale to be a duel between the two Davids, Cook and Archuleta.

He lost to David Cook in the 2008 American Idols final but Cook’s sophomore album is not selling well with his latest album David Cook Pathway is 44,850th in sales since being released in December. If it that far down the list only two months after its release it would not surprise me to see Cook lose his record deal at anytime.

Lee DeWyze  Season 9 winner has garnered great reviews on Amazon.com but his album Live it Up is only 813th in sales. He has received 77 five star votes while tallying only six one star votes.

Kelly Clarkson, Chris Daughtry and Carrie Underwood are the only three American Idol winners to sell millions and millions of albums.

Simon Cowell’s new American Idol type show X-Factor will reward winners with $5 million record deals. The pressure to sell their albums will be heightened because of the $5 million and the contracts will probably be written in a way to insure the record label will have a clause to end the contract with a minimal loss to the label if the winner doesn’t sell records in the millions.

Winning on either show only insures a chance to succeed and David Archuleta has found out it also means he can lose the chance just as easily.

Archuleta will go on and perform in person but without the record contract he will never make the money a Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Chris Daughtry will make during their career.

The record business is a cutthroat industry and nobody knows it better than David Archuleta.

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Author: Andrew Godfrey

Retired from newspaper work after 38 years. Had served in the Army in Hawaii and Vietnam in the 60's. Am now retired and living in Sulphur, Louisiana.

4 thoughts on “Jive Records Dumps David Archuleta”

  1. You sir, should research your facts before you publish nonsense like this:

    “He lost to David Cook in the 2008 American Idols final but Cook’s sophomore album is not selling well with his latest album David Cook Pathway is 44,850th in sales since being released in December. If it that far down the list only two months after its release it would not surprise me to see Cook lose his record deal at anytime.”

    As of today March 17, 2011, David Cook’s sophomore album is near completion but the release date has not been announced yet. A 2 second Google search of “David Cook Pathway” shows this person is a jazz musician, songwriter, performer and most info stated, “not to be confused with David Cook, The American Idol”.

    Please do your research.

    1. I didn’t mean to say David Cook was a better singer than David Archuleta by any means. Cook’s albums will be found at garage sales soon if not already. I think David Archuleta is much better singer than Cook and still can’t believe America voted Cook over Archuleta. American Idol hasn’t had a REAL winner since Carrie Underwood, who may be the best American Idol ever in my book. I think Archuleta would have done much better if he had won but he has a great career ahead of him.

  2. I think David Archuleta has a wonderful voice, better than a lot of singers out there he just needs to be promoted more, and appear on more shows, like Dancing with the Stars, or talk shows “Go for it David”

    1. I think David Archuleta is a better singer than David Cook. If he had won instead of Cook, think he would be much further along in his career. He has a super voice. So hope he doesn’t give up. His big break is coming.

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