Kirstin Says: Oh, No! David Archuleta Got Dropped From Jive Records, Does He Have Something Else Up His Sleeve?

Fri, February 18, 2011 7:06pm EDT by 31 Comments
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I can’t believe Jive dropped Archie from its label! Do YOU think it’s fair?

It’s official. American Idol alum David Archuleta was dropped from Jive Records after his latest album, “The Other Side of Down,” sold less than eight times the amount of his first album, “David Archuleta,” in 2008. The thing is, I don’t think the decrease in sales was all Archie’s fault. The album had terrible marketing!

Think about it, unless you’re a big David Archuleta fan, he hasn’t exactly been blowing up your RSS feed lately. I work in entertainment news and remember seeing him on Idol last season (singing “Imagine”) and then at the Teen Choice Awards in the summer. That’s it.

This 20-year-old kid has an incredible following. His fans are amazing…there was no need for his album to flop so drastically. After all, the season seven finale of Idol when Archie was up against David Cook, brought in more than 97 MILLION votes. That’s insane!

I’ve contacted David’s team to see what the next course of action is for their talented client. Although I haven’t heard back yet, I can only imagine Archie will come back on top once again. He has the voice of an angel!

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