Thursday , December 7 2023
The season seven American Idol runner-up made the decision to leave both his label and his management.

David Archuleta Parts Ways with Jive Records

After a somewhat cryptic Twitter update from David Archuleta last week that said, “Decisions.. They are scary things before knowing what could happen after you make them, but I’m excited for what the future holds,” there was speculation that Archuleta had been let go by Jive Records.

On Februray 18, a Jive Records representative told The Hollywood Reporter that “David was released from our roster.”

Archuleta took to Twitter again this week to post a video to thank his fans and to explain the decisions that he is making for himself when it comes to his career.

In the video Archuleta said, “There were offers for me to continue working with [Jive], but it didn’t feel like the right thing now.”

Later in the video, he said that he had also parted ways with his management.

“I realized that this is not where I am need to be right now. This is not where I’m supposed to go, what I want to be doing right now, what I want to be focusing on,” he explained.

In the fall of 2008, he sold 183,000 copies of his self-titled debut
album in its first week out. The album debuted on the Billboard 200
in the number two slot.

To hear him in his own words, watch David Archuleta’s video update below.

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