"Idol" alum David Archuleta dropped by his label
Season Seven "American Idol" runner up David Archuleta has been dropped by Jive, his label since 2008, according to several published reports.
The reports note that the move was because of low sales for his sophomore effort, "The Other Side of Down," which was released on Oct. 5, 2010. It sold more than 67,000 units, while his self-titled debut, thanks to his appearance on "Idol," moved over 750,000 copies in the U.S. and nearly 1 million worldwide. The collection, which featured the hit "Crush," sent him to No. 2 on The Billboard 200 album chart.
On the day the news surfaced, Archuleta apparently referenced the roster move on Twitter: "Decisions... They are scary things before knowing what could happen after you make them. But I'm excited for what the future holds."
A fan and judges favorite, Archuleta lost "American Idol" to David Cook. He received 44 percent of more than 97 million votes.