Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Idol Wishes David A Happy 21st!

December 28, 2011 | 11:53 am PT
Happy Birthday, David Archuleta!

Season 7’s runner-up, David Archuleta, turns 21 years old today! We’ve watched David grow from a 16-year-old Season 7 Hollywood hopeful to an international star.

Last week, during a concert in his hometown, David announced that he has "chosen to serve a full time mission." Watch the emotional moment in front of a live audience where talks about following his heart. David just wrapped his My Kind of Christmas Tour, his last tour in a while, although he said "I'm not finished yet. I still have some time before I head out on my mission." On Christmas day, David released his music video for "Wait," which was shot in Hong Kong in November. Other big performances David has been a part of recently was Forbes' first-ever holiday concert, and he sang with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on PBS on December 13.

Six months after David's run on American Idol, he released his self-titled debut album, which peaked at No. 2 on three different Billboard charts and was certified Gold by the RIAA. The album included his hit single "Crush" and his second single "A Little Too Not Over You" which David co-wrote. Last October, David released a holiday CD entitled Christmas from the Heart. The album includes 12 Christmas songs covered by David and one original song, "Melodies of Christmas," that he co-wrote. During the summer of 2010, David released his first book, Chords of Strength: A Memoir of Soul, Song, and The Power of Perseverance. David put out another album, The Other Side of Down, in October 2010, on which he co-wrote an impressive 9 of the 12 songs on the album.

Happy 21st Birthday, David!

American Idol

No comments:

Post a Comment