David Archuleta (album)

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David Archuleta
David Archuleta album.jpg
Studio album by David Archuleta
Released November 11, 2008 (2008-11-11)
Recorded 2007–2008
Genre [1]
Length 44:28
Label
Producer
David Archuleta chronology
David Archuleta
(2008)
Christmas from the Heart
(2009)
Singles from David Archuleta
  1. "Crush"
    Released: August 12, 2008
  2. "A Little Too Not Over You"
    Released: January 6, 2009
  3. "Touch My Hand"
    Released: June 9, 2009

David Archuleta is the self-titled debut album from American Idol season seven runner-up David Archuleta.[2] It was released on November 11, 2008, in the United States, by Jive Records. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA (denoting shipments of 500,000 copies) on January 29, 2009.[3] The first single, "Crush", was released to radio on August 1. The album was released in the UK on May 11, 2009. The UK album release was set to coincide with his UK tour with Rock/Pop band McFly in April/May 2009.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 58/100[4]
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars[5]
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Billboard (favorable)[6]
Entertainment Weekly C+[7]
Los Angeles Times 1.5/4 stars[8]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars[9]
The New York Times (favorable)[10]
USA Today 3/4 stars[11]
Yahoo! Music (favorable)[12]

David Archuleta received mixed reviews from critics.[13] Billboard praised David Archuleta, calling it "charming" and filled with performances "meant for arenas." It also credited Archuleta as having a "once-in-a-decade pop voice: A silky tenor with a natural melancholy."[14] Ken Barnes of USA Today gave the album a positive review saying, "On American Idol runner-up David Archuleta’s first, self-titled album, the 17-year-old singer delivers a non-stop succession of polite pop songs swathed in gauzy cotton-candy textures and catchy choruses. And that's exactly what he should be doing." The New York Times writes "(Archuleta) has a lovely, foggy R&B voice out of scale with his small body". Writes the review, "The music, made by many producers and songwriters, averages out different forms of radio-format blandness, with tinges of Coldplay and Shania Twain, and a few dollops of good writing." Los Angeles Times wrote The record is larded with awkward modernist R&B, Christian semaphore ballads like 'You Can' and warm-milk mewling that makes David Cook, Archuleta's "Idol" foe, sound like Robert Plant.

Singles[edit]

The first single, "Crush," was released to radio on August 1, 2008, and was commercially released on August 12, 2008. Its first week it debuted at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 with 166,000 units sold.[15][16] The single has sold almost 2 million copies in the United States.[17]

Archuleta confirmed on his official MySpace blog on November 21, 2008 that "A Little Too Not Over You", a song which he co-wrote, was the next single following "Crush". It was released to radio on January 6, 2009.[18]

On March 13, 2009, Archuleta released a couple of songs from David Archuleta on iTunes that were previously not available as single downloads. "Works for Me" came as a bonus track on the Wal-mart version of David Archuleta, and "Somebody Out There" was exclusive to those who pre-ordered the album on iTunes. Both songs were also included in a 4 track EP titled Four for the Fans, released in 2010 exclusively on iTunes, before the release of Archuleta's single, "Something 'Bout Love", from his third studio album, The Other Side of Down (2010).

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Crush" Jess Cates, David Hodges, Emanuel Kiriakou 3:32
2. "Touch My Hand" Steve Kipner, Steve McEwan, Wayne Wilkins 4:21
3. "Barriers" Kipner, McEwan, Wilkins 3:50
4. "My Hands" Zukhan Bey, James Fauntleroy, Kiriakou 4:04
5. "A Little Too Not Over You" David Archuleta, Matthew Gerrard, Mike Krompass, Robbie Nevil 3:18
6. "You Can" Antonina Armato, Tim James 3:42
7. "Running" Fauntleroy, Waynne Nugent, Kevin Risto, Steve Russell, Dapo Torimiro 3:35
8. "Desperate" Andreas Carlsson, Desmond Child, Alexander Rethwisch, Konstantin Rethwisch 3:41
9. "To Be with You" Kara DioGuardi, Kiriakou 3:25
10. "Don't Let Go" Archuleta, JC Chasez, Jimmy Harry 3:47
11. "Your Eyes Don't Lie" Armato, James, Devrim Karaoğlu 3:04
12. "Angels" Guy Chambers, Robbie Williams 4:09

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from AllMusic.[20]

  • David Archuleta – piano, lead vocals, background vocals
  • Antonina Armato – producer
  • Jeff Baker – audio engineer
  • Jeff Baker – assistant engineer
  • Brett Banducci – viola
  • Zukhan Bey – drum programming
  • Jeff Bova – arranger, string arrangements, strings
  • Cara Bridgins – production coordination
  • Andreas Carlsson – producer
  • JC Chasez – piano, producer, background vocals
  • Desmond Child – producer
  • Adam Comstock – audio engineer, engineer
  • Randy Cooke – drums
  • Tom Coyne – mastering
  • Dorian Crozier – drums, engineer
  • Tim Davies – conductor
  • Tommy Denander – engineer, guitar, guitars
  • Thomas Diener – viola
  • Kara DioGuardi – background vocals
  • Marcus Englöf – keyboards, programming
  • Stephen Erdody – celli, cello
  • James Fauntleroy – background vocals
  • Jeff Fenster – a&r
  • Marlow Fisher – viola
  • Chris Fudurich – engineer
  • Storm L. Gardner – background vocals
  • Brian Gately – production coordination
  • Humberto Gatica – vocal engineer
  • Matthew Gerrard – audio engineer, engineer, keyboards, producer, programming
  • Julie Gigante – violin
  • Conor Gilligan – assistant
  • Matty Green – assistant
  • Steve Hammons – audio engineer, engineer
  • Trevor Handy – cello
  • Jimmy Harry – bass, bass instrument, engineer, guitars, keyboards, producer
  • Paula Hochhalter – cello
  • David Hodges – keyboards, piano, producer, programming, background vocals
  • Ross Hogarth – audio engineer, engineer
  • Sean Hurley – bass, bass instrument
  • Devrim "DK" Karaoglu – producer
  • Steve Kipner – producer
  • Emanuel Kiriakou – bass, bass instrument, drum programming, engineer, guitar (acoustic), guitar (electric), keyboards, piano, producer, background vocals
  • Mike Krompass – audio engineer, engineer, guitar (acoustic), guitar (electric), producer
  • Natalie Leggett – violin
  • Dimitrie Leivici – violin
  • Thomas Lindberg – bass, bass instrument
  • Nigel Lundemo – audio engineer, engineer
  • Brian Macleod – drums
  • Erik Madrid – assistant
  • Manny Marroquin – mixing
  • Maria P. Marulanda – art direction, design
  • Luke Maurer – viola
  • Steve McEwan – producer
  • Justin Meldal-johnsen – Bass Instrument
  • Corey Miller – assistant engineer, audio engineer
  • Robbie Nevil – keyboards, producer, programming
  • Paul Palmer – mixing
  • Alex Papaconstantinou – keyboards, programming
  • Searmi Park – violin
  • Cameron Patrick – violin
  • Brian Paturalski – mixing
  • Tim Pierce – guitar, guitars
  • Christian Plata – assistant
  • Shari Reich – artist coordination
  • Chris Reynolds – audio engineer, digital editing, engineer
  • Jeff Riedel – photography
  • Cristián Robles – vocal engineer
  • Andros Rodriguez – engineer
  • Francesco Romano – guitar (acoustic)
  • Gabrielle Rosen – a&r
  • Eric Ivan Rosse – arranger, keyboards, mixing
  • Peter Rotter – contractor
  • Ken Sarkey – assistant
  • Nicole Simon – production coordination
  • Jake Simpson – background vocals
  • Jeanne Skrocki – violin
  • Spike Stent – mixing
  • Aaron Sterling – drums
  • Cameron Stone – celli, cello
  • Shane Swayney – guitar, guitars, keyboards, programming
  • Sarah Thornblade – violin
  • Pat Thrall – digital editing, engineer, mixing
  • Dapo Torimiro – keyboards, producer
  • Cecilia Tsan – cello
  • Marc VanGool – guitar, guitars
  • Jon Vella – engineer, guitar, guitars
  • Bruce Watson – guitar, guitars
  • Bruce Waynne – producer
  • Wayne Wilkins – drums, keyboards, producer
  • Margaret Wooten – violin

Chart positions[edit]

The album debuted at the number-two spot on the Billboard 200 chart (issue of November 29, 2008), with sales of 183,000 copies in the United States.[21] As of January 2011, the album has sold 764,000 copies in the United States.[22]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 2[21]
Canadian Albums Chart 14[23]
U.S. Billboard Comprehensive Albums 2[24]
Chart (2009) Peak
position
U.S Billboard 200 Year-End 51[21]

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Sales
United States Gold[3] 764,000[22]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
Hong Kong November 10, 2008 Sony Music Entertainment
Indonesia
Singapore
South Korea November 11, 2008
United States
Canada Sony Music Entertainment
Philippines
Malaysia November 17, 2008
Australia December 6, 2008
Taiwan December 12, 2008[25]
Japan February 25, 2009
Brazil March 11, 2009
United Kingdom May 11, 2009[19] RCA

References[edit]

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  12. ^ Dave DiMartino (2008-11-10). "Yahoo! Music review". New.music.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2012-05-14. 
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  15. ^ Cohen, Jonathan (August 21, 2008). "Rihanna Fends Off Archuleta Atop Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2008-08-21. 
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  17. ^ Mansfield, Brian (April 8, 2009). "David Cook's sales go up, Kelly Clarkson's go down". USA Today. Retrieved 2009-04-12. 
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