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Sad! Archie Dropped By Record Label!

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Poor kid! This is rough news.

David Archuleta reportedly has been dropped from his record label, Jive Records. A rep for the label told sources Archie has been "released from our roster," but offered no reason why.

We can guess why, considering his album sales for The Other Side of Down, but it still sucks. He's got a lot of potential and maybe if they gave him enough attention, he'd find his way back on top.

Well, in the end he shouldn't be someplace he's not wanted anyway. Time to start anew, BB! The best revenge is living well, so buck up, write some killer stuff and come back even stronger than before.

Or maybe you could go to school? That could be worth giving a try too!

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41 comments to “Sad! Archie Dropped By Record Label!”

  1. 1

    whatever… how old is he now? is he sexually doable?

  2. 2

    You should have posted his CD sales for both his CDs. That would have been interesting and germane to the story.

  3. 3

    he never should have had one in the first place…..plus his dad is a huge pain in the ass.

  4. 4

    It's sad really. The whole fanbase is sad.

    But read this, it's not his fault. He's been giving his all to make this album. Jive wasn't serious enough to have him as their TALENTED artist. JIVE DIDN'T PROMOTE ANY OF HIS SINGLES AND JIVE GAVE A POOR, POOR PROMO TO HIS ALBUM.

  5. 5

    Maybe they'll sign him again once he gets some charisma.

  6. 6

    …………Ummmmmmmmmmmmmm…he has no talent……….And, even that should not matter, as long as he can sell records, which he obviously cannot ! Sorry, it is not personal, JUST business !

  7. 7

    Maybe he could become an internet sensation like Bieber ! OPPS ! tOO LATE !

  8. 8

    You patronising old queen. Go to school? Jesus wept. I notice you aint mad eany comment about the Justin Beiber Rolling Stone intervoew yet. His people promise you something to keep quiet?

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  10. 10

    Sorry. I know the "R" word is taboo these days but between him being his wacko father's puppet and the stupid look on his face this kid looks retarded. There is no market for him, simply because he isn't fantasy fuckable. Except maybe to Perez.

  11. 11

    Re: Be-Atch – No talent??? You're obviously deaf… Get your ears checked before you make any more idiotic comments.

  12. 12


  13. 13

    Good for him! Now he'll be able to get all the dicks he wants, where he wants it (mouth, ass, mouth) without fear of losing his nonexistent career.

  14. 14

    Re: oakieboy – Actually, he has, you dumb fuck.

    As for this kid, it's not surprising. He's just following the footsteps of every other Idol contestant into the land of obscurity.

  15. 15

    Didn't he also put out a Christmas album? He's an okay singer, but most of the people posting are right, he does have the personality of paint drying.

  16. 16

    Its called promotion, and this doode didnt have any, not even a lil compared to the Biever retardation fever. They shove you the image of "Bibs" even in a toilet paper brand.

  17. 17

    David had me at "Heaven" and I've never lost interest. I've been to concerts and he has plenty of charisma on stage — he's just too humble to put on that bravado that many other young stars do. He's unique. Can't wait to see what he does next.

  18. 18

    Lounge Singer at best, this is the sad side of Idol. Not everyone is cut out to be a star!

  19. 19

    Finally, he is free from the label that has been struggling financially. Jive's internal turmoil led to losing some core executives to other competitors. His fans have wished him leaving Jive for a label that promotes artists. His new album, The Other side of down, didn't follow the direction the label told him to do. Well, this strong willed guy will find a label to fit him better. There must be a place where you don't have to sell sex to compromise and gain fame. Sick of all fame ho who would do anything for fame. Ciara tells why she wants to be dropped by the label, which exactly applies to this guy too.

  20. 20

    It may be the best thing for his career. Because the problem is Jive, and it's not just with Archuleta.

    Ciara said a few days ago, “I spent tens of thousands of my own money only to hear the radio PDs tell me my label didn’t want the song played”.

    And this is exactly what Archuleta fans were told by the PDs immediately post-”Crush” and for two years. Fans were told “Oh, we can’t play that” by the radio stations, no matter how large the number of requests, for any other single after “Crush”.

    Admittedly, not every subsequent single was radio friendly, but some absolutely were.

    While a big hit in numerous places overseas where Archuleta is a big star and played along side the best known American acts, and despite fervent and pro-active fan support for him here, Archie couldn’t get airplay in America because his label didn’t want it.

    If he could be a hit in other countries with multiple top singles (and he was) the same could occur in the States. But the label had other ideas.

    Did they sign Archie in May 2008 the night of the "American Idol" finals to make him a star, or keep him controlled in favor of Cook or someone or something else? Who's to say as to the reasoning.

    But Ciara has had a similar experience with Jive.

    Are the rumors true that Jive's really melting down from the inside? One can only wonder.

  21. 21

    He will be signed again in no time. I don't know if dropped is the right word though. He had a 3 record contract and he did 3 records. His contract was just up. He would have been crazy to stay with them. It's Jive's fault for dropping the ball on this last album but that could have been because they were in such chaos with a lot of their execs quitting. They should have delayed the release instead of pushing forward with no promotion or song on the radio.

  22. 22

    Awe poor Archie. :/ Anyone that says he doesn't have talent should stfu. Maybe now he'll come out. :) and give me a call. ;D

  23. 23

    Lounge singer? Go to Youtube and listen to The Other Side Of Down or Stomping the Roses. He wrote those songs especially telling people who take advantage of him on Stomping the Roses. Could be Jive?
    He's far away from a lounge singer. In fact, he can sing pretty much anything. Don't you think Jennifer Hudson is more like a lounge singer, but still successful?

  24. 24

    THAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH IDOL. They only take the cute, pretty, under 30 who can carry a tune…. well, there are alot out there who can carry a tune, and with recording equipment, that is not necessary anymore(gaga, madonna). Idol has them sing all different types of songs, INSTEAD OF LETTING THEM , SAY, FOCUS, ON WHAT THEY ARE GOOD AT. (I know, explore, show different sides-but since we don't KNOW THEM, we don't know what their ORIGINAL SIDE IS!!!! } So, we have peo, no kids on idol, no specific type of singer, and after idol is over, out of site, out of mind. How many idol contestants have made it big? you can count them on one hand.

  25. Wheel says – reply to this


    I love the comment - "write some killer stuff". Yeah, right! Like any of these people write their own songs. Who the F' are you kidding with that comment!!!

  26. 26

    99% of idol contestants become hasbeens and failures. No big surprise!! I laugh at the delusion of those who still think this show will make them superstars.

  27. 27

    Another Idol who demands to be a songwriter when they have no talent for songwriting- and he wasn't that great a singer, either. His falsetto was painful and yet he kept putting it into every song. He killed his own career by an obvious lack of any real talent.

  28. 28

    I thought he had a strong fanbase? Why did they not simply support and buy his new album? Regardless of alleged lack of promotion, if he has a large fanbase, they will still buy his album. It is business after all.

  29. 29

    I sort of feel bad for him, but his songs sre so boring. His voice is fine but absolutely lacking personality and devoid of uniqueness or charisma.

  30. 30

    The whole 'he was not promoted' is just sour grapes. He was promoted plenty- no one wanted to album. That's David's fault- bitter fans need to stop blaming Jive and put it where it lies- on David himself.

  31. 31

    I guess it's gonna be Gay Porn after all…

  32. 32

    He never did have much charisma. Not like Daughtry or Carrie Underwood. He did an episode of iCarly and he came across really immature and kind of slow. And they didn't even have him sing on there, so it's no wonder he didn't sell well.

  33. 33

    He's got a lot of potential and maybe if they gave him enough attention, he'd find his way back on top.

    Promotion does not equal talent.

  34. @v@ says – reply to this


    He has fans world wide. He'll find a label that's a better fit. He has golden chops, and if Susan Boyle can do it, this kid certainly can. No Jive.

  35. 35

    i dont think you should be giving anybody any career advice, perez.

  36. 36

    He's going to school at Utah Valley University! :) He's moving on with his life, thank goodness!! I only know this because my friends are friends with him and are going to school with him this fall.

  37. 37

    Seriously all of you haters give him a break! From the very beginning David always wanted to do music HIS way, and he did! I believe out of so many artists in this world, he gets the respect he deserves because he truly is an amazing person. And this guy can seriously sing so good live compared to those auto tune people out there *you know who you are*. I think it's great that things ended up where they are now, everything happens for a reason and god only knows what the future holds for us. All I know is that I can't wait to see what he'll do next, just as long as he stays true to himself :)

  38. 38

    He should do an album of Luis Miguel romantic music.

  39. 39

    wow he wasnt even dropped. he was released. its the media saying he was dropped. he left them!!! jive is changing alot and producers and owners and stuff are leaving.

  40. 40

    wow he wasnt even dropped. he was released. its the media saying he was dropped. he left them!!! jive is changing alot and producers and owners and stuff are leaving.

  41. 41

    Re: Daiquimilda Pichardo – oops posted twice