Begin (David Archuleta album)

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Studio album by David Archuleta
Released August 7, 2012 (2012-08-07)
Recorded 2012
Genre Pop
Length 45:01
Label Highway Records
David Archuleta chronology
No Matter How Far
(2013)No Matter How Far2013
Singles from Begin
  1. "Broken"
    Released: July 31, 2012
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Entertainment Tonight Positive[1]
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
Recording Radio Film Connection 3.5/5 stars[3]
Washington Times 2/5 stars[4]

Begin (stylized as BEGIN.) is the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter David Archuleta.[5] The album is composed of nine cover songs and an exclusive original track sung by Archuleta himself.

Album information[edit]

The album was released on August 7, 2012, under Deseret Book's label, Highway Records, (formerly known as Lightwave Records), a subsidiary of Shadow Mountain.[6] The album consists of ten tracks, nine of which are cover songs by Archuleta and one of them, titled "Broken" is an entirely new song co-written and sung by Archuleta himself. Archuleta said about the album "I wanted to still be able to give people an idea of what it's like for me and find songs that they can connect with as well."[7] A music video for the song "Everybody Hurts" was released on August 23.[citation needed] The video was directed by Jed Wells and features footage from Archuleta recording the song in the studio the day before he left on his mission.[citation needed]

The album was released in Malaysia through Sony Music [8] and in Philippines by Ivory Records.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Original artist(s) Length
1. "Beautiful" Linda Perry Christina Aguilera 3:59
2. "Somewhere Only We Know" Tim Rice-Oxley, Tom Chaplin, Richard Hughes Keane 3:52
3. "Everybody Hurts" Michael Stipe, Mike Mills, Peter Buck, Bill Berry R.E.M. 4:53
4. "Don't Give Up" (featuring Libby Linton) Peter Gabriel Gabriel & Kate Bush 5:35
5. "Angel" Sarah McLachlan McLachlan 4:37
6. "Bridge over Troubled Water" Paul Simon Simon & Garfunkel 5:06
7. "Broken" Jon Hunt, David Archuleta[9] Original composition 4:29
8. "True Colors" Tom Kelly, Billy Steinberg Cyndi Lauper 3:39
9. "Pride (In the Name of Love)" Bono U2 3:52
10. "Be Still, My Soul" Jean Sibelius Sibelius 4:59
Total length: 45:01


The album sold around 11,000 copies in its first week and debuted at #28 on Billboard 200 chart.[10]


Chart (2012) Peak
US Billboard 200[11] 28
US Billboard Independent Albums[12] 5

Release history[edit]

Region Date
United States August 7, 2012
Philippines August 25, 2012[13]
Taiwan August 28, 2012[14]
Malaysia September 4, 2012[15]