American pop singer David James Archuleta was born on December 28, 1990. He won the children’s division of the Utah Talent Competition when he was 10 years old, which led to additional singing performances on television. At the age of 12, Archuleta won the Junior Vocal Championship on “Star Search 2.” He came in second place on the seventh season of “American Idol” in 2008. The lead song from Archuleta’s debut album of the same name, ‘Crush,’ was released in August 2008. The album, which was launched three months later, debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 chart and has gone on to sell more than 900,000 copies worldwide and over 750,000 in the United States alone. Let’s celebrate his special day right here.
David James Archuleta
December 28, 1990
David Archuleta was born to jazz guitarist Jeff Archuleta and salsa singer and dancer Guadalupe Mayorga on December 28, 1990, in Miami, U.S. In June 2021, he confessed that he was “not sure” of his sexuality after coming out as gay to his family in 2014.
With the three songs, he performed in the American Idol finale, ‘Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me,’ ‘In This Moment,’ and ‘Imagine,’ Archuleta made his first appearances on music ranking charts. He sang on several episodes of the television program “Star Search” in 2003 and won the Junior Vocal Champion title on “Star Search 2.” Jive Records signed Archuleta in June 2008. In August 2008, his debut single, ‘Crush,’ was made public. The song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at position number two. On the “Forbes” list of the “Breakout Stars of 2008,” Archuleta came in second place. The Teen Choice Award surfboard for “Most Fanatical Fans” went to Archuleta as well. “David Archuleta,” his eponymous album, was released in November 2008.
On June 21, 2009, Archuleta was announced as the opening act for Demi Lovato’s tour. In the eighth season of “American Idol,” on April 22, 2009, Archuleta made a comeback and performed the third single from his debut album, ‘Touch My Hand.’ In the episode “iRocked the Vote” of the Nickelodeon series “iCarly,” Archuleta made his acting debut as himself. The group rendition of ‘One Voice’ by “American Idol’s” 15th season finale featured Archuleta in April 2016. On June 15, 2018, Peter Hollens posted a video of himself and Archuleta singing together the Scottish folk ballad ‘Loch Lomond’ on his YouTube channel. The deluxe edition of Archuleta’s 2018 album, “Winter in the Air,” was released on November 14, 2019. Archuleta has also written a children’s book, “My Little Prayer,” which was published in 2021 by Bushel & Peck Books.
Archuleta plays himself on the Nickelodeon series "iCarly."
Archuleta participates and becomes a runner-up on the talent show "American Idol."
'Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me,' 'In This Moment,' and 'Imagine' are Archuleta's first appearances on music ranking charts.
Archuleta's debut eponymous album “David Archuleta” is released.
Archuleta drops his debut single ‘Crush.’
Archuleta releases a children's book, "My Little Prayer," which is published by Bushel & Peck Books.
Why We Love David Archuleta
He is consistent
Archuleta started singing at age six. He was motivated by a “Les Miserables” music video and has never looked back since. However, his first public performance was when he was 10 years old. For years now he has been consistently putting out music.
He is kind and gentle
Among the many reasons Archuleta is greatly admired are because of his gentleness and charismatic personality which can be seen in his interviews. His smile alone warms a lot of hearts.
He is very nice to fans
Archuleta has no reservations about expressing his love to his fans which is very noticeable in the way he interacts with them. He is greatly loved by his fans as well.
5 Surprising Facts
He was a missionary
He served as a missionary in Chile for two years when he was just 21 years old.
He graduated from modeling school
Archuleta is an alumnus of the Barbizon Modeling and Acting School.
He might be asexual
He has been candid about his sexuality with his fans and believes that due to his lack of strong desires, he might be more asexual than anything.
He believes in abstinence
His decision to not engage in physical intimacy before marriage is a personal one.
He has had vocal surgery
Due to vocal cord hemorrhage, Archuleta was forced to postpone his ‘OK All Right’ tour and underwent vocal cord surgery.
David Archuleta FAQs
Whom did David Archuleta lose to on “American Idol”?
David Cook defeated Archuleta in the season seven finale of “American Idol.”
How many siblings does David Archuleta have?
Archuleta has four siblings.
Where did David Archuleta serve his mission?
Archuleta did his service at the Concepción Mission in Chile.
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