David Archuleta

Pop Singer
Born Dec 28, 1990

David James Archuleta is an American singer-songwriter and actor. At ten years old he won the children's division of the Utah Talent Competition leading to other television singing appearances. When he was twelve years old, Archuleta became the Junior Vocal Champion on Star Search 2. In 2007, at sixteen years old, he became one of the youngest contestants on the seventh season of American Idol.… Read More

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  • American Idol Recap: Hollywood... Or Home!
    The Hollywood Gossip - Feb 06, 2014
  • Video: David Archuleta's 'everybody Hurts'
    USA Today - Aug 27, 2012
  • 'idol' Notes: David Archuleta, Chris Sligh, Etc.
    USA Today - Aug 01, 2012
  • David Archuleta Talks About New Album, "Begin"
    USA Today - Jul 27, 2012


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of David Archuleta.


1990 Birth Archuleta was born on December 28, 1990 in Miami, Florida, to Lupe Marie (née Mayorga), a salsa singer and dancer, and Jeff Archuleta, a jazz musician. … Read More


2002 11 Years Old Archuleta made initial attempts at songwriting and arranging music after his Star Search experience and has written at least three songs. His first singles in 2002 written by his father and Sunny Hilden "Dream Sky High" and a song he had written by Yani Gileadi "Don't Tell Me".
2007 16 Years Old Archuleta received his ticket to the Hollywood auditions at the San Diego tryouts – held at Qualcomm Stadium at the end of July 2007 – with a performance of John Mayer's "Waiting on the World to Change" with judge Randy Jackson spontaneously joining in to sing the background "waiting" in the song. … Read More
…  A May 2008 Associated Press article reported that Jeff Archuleta had his son add a lyric from the Sean Kingston song "Beautiful Girls" into an interpretation of "Stand by Me" (from which "Beautiful Girls" samples its bass line), increasing the costs for licensing, and that this had resulted in Jeff Archuleta being banned from American Idol backstage rehearsals. … Read More
On April 22, 2009, Archuleta returned to the American Idol stage in its eighth season and performed the third single from his debut album, "Touch My Hand".
Archuleta came back to the American Idol stage on April 7, 2010, on the show's ninth season and performed John Lennon's "Imagine", which David had performed previously in the Top 20 Week when he was a contestant on the show. … Read More


On February 18, 2011, it was announced by Jive Records that David Archuleta had been released from his contract with them.
2014 23 Years Old Archuleta confirmed on March 24, 2014, that his mission is now completed and he is back home in Utah. … Read More
2015 24 Years Old The song and its music video were to debut on February 12–15, 2015, to perform at RootsTech 2015 with comedy sketch group Studio C. … Read More
2016 25 Years Old Archuleta performed on the fifteenth season finale of American Idol in April 2016. … Read More
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