David Archuleta Biography

Updated On Jun 10, 2019 Published On Feb 20, 2016
Facts of David Archuleta
Date of Birth: 1990 , December-28
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
Name David Archuleta
Birth Name David James Archuleta
Father Jeff Archuleta
Mother Guadalupe Mayorga
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Miami, US
Ethnicity Mixed
Profession Singer and Songwriter
Net Worth $5 million
Famous for Runnerup of American Idol Season 7
Affair with Fernanda Andrande (2009), Jackie Castro (2008-2009), Jordan Pruitt (2009), and Hagood Coxe
Girlfriend Fernanda Andrande (2009), Jackie Castro (2008-2009), Jordan Pruitt (2009), and Hagood Coxe
Married No
Education Murray High School
Online Presence Instagram, Twitter
TV Show iCarly, Hannah Montana, Eat Bulaga!, 24 Oras
Albums Christmas from the Heart, The Other Side of Down, and Forevermore
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David Archuleta, aka. David James Archuleta, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor. He is best known for his appearance on the American Idol season 7, where he was one of the youngest contestants and the runner-up for the show.

Early Life, Education

David Archuleta was born on 28 December 1990 in Miami, Florida, the United States to parents mother Lupe Marie Mayorga and father Jeff Archuleta.

His mother was a salsa singer and dancer and his father was a jazz musician. He has four siblings. He is of American nationality and is of diverse descent. 

Love Affairs & Relationships: Girlfriends

There is not much information about David Archuleta's personal life. He has been in a number of dating relationships. There are a number of rumors about his romantic relationships.

Even though he is currently single, the 27 years' old singer-songwriter previously dated her girlfriends, Fernanda Andrande (2009), Jackie Castro (2008-2009), Jordan Pruitt (2009), and Hagood Coxe

The musician, David Archuleta's personal life has been private and is not married yet. Cheers to him to keep his personal life at bay. 

Professional Life

His family moved to the Salt Lake City suburb of Sandy, Utah when he was six. At the age of ten, he won the children's division of the Utah Talent Competition and the Junior Vocal Champion award on Star Search 2, when he was twelve.

David Archuleta became one of the youngest contestants on the seventh season of American Idol, when he was sixteen and finished that season in 2008 as the runner-up for the show just behind David Cook.

After that, he became instantly famous as his first single, Crush debuted at the 2nd position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song sold over 1.92 million digital copies worldwide. 

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Just a couple of months later, David Archuleta released a self-titled album, David Archuleta which sold over 900k copies worldwide. He has had albums like Christmas from the Heart, The Other Side of Down, and Forevermore. The singer's latest album is titled Winter in the Air

Besides music, David has also starred in several TV shows. He has been a part of iCarly, Hannah Montana, Eat Bulaga!, 24 Oras, and Nandito Ako.

Social Media Profile & Net Worth 

The American singer David Archuleta is highly active in social media such as Twitter and Instagram and he has a huge number of fan following. He has around 263k on her Instagram profile while his Twitter has around 1.26 million followers. 

Net Worth & Salary

David Archuleta's exact figure of net worth is unknown and is still under review. However, it has been estimated that the singer has around $5 million as his total net worth.

In 2013, his album, No Matter How Far earned him just around $5k but, in 2012, his album Begin earned him $14k and his another album, Forevermore earned him around $500k

Height, & Age

Talking of David's height, he is 1.68 m tall, ie, 5 feet 6 inches. Likewise, he is 28 years of age, as of 2019. He was born on December 28, 1990, in Miami, Florida, United States

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Born in Miami, Florida, United States

December 28 , 1990

David Archuleta was born on December 28, 1990 in Miami, Florida, United States to parents Lupe Marie Mayorga and Jeff Archuleta. His mother was a salsa singer and dancer and his father was a jazz musician. He has four siblings. 

Participated in Utah Talent Competition


He had keen interest in singing from his childhood days. He got his first chance of performing in front of public when he was still 10. He participated in Utah singing competition and he won that competition.

Participated in Star Search 2


David Archuleta participated in Junior Vocal Champion award on Star Search 2 and that was in year 2003 at that time, He was only twelve years old. He won that competition too. His victory led him other opportunities too.

Contestant of American Idol


He was one of the contestants of seventh season of American Idol and that was in mid of 2007. In May 2008 he finished as the runner-up, receiving 44 percent of over 97 million votes. He was one of the youngest contestants of age sixteen in that season.

Won Teen Choice Awards


He has been nominated for that award six times till the date. He won that award for five times. In 2008, he won for Most Fanatic Fans and Best Smile and in 2009, for Breakout Artist, Music: Love Song (for "Crush") and Music Tour and in 2010, for American Idol Alum.

Nominated for World Music Awards


David Archuleta was nominated for prestigious award that was World Music Awards and that was in year 2014. He was nominated in three categories and they were World’s Best Male Artist, World's Best Live Act and World's Best Entertainer.

Won J-14 Teen Icon Awards


He was nominated for J-14 Teen Icon Awards in 2010. He was nominated for those awards in two categories they were Iconic Fan Favorite and Iconic Tweeter. Among them, he won that award for Iconic Fan Favorite.

Released his First album


David Archuleta released his first album in 2008 soon after becoming runner up of American Idol. The name of his first album is Crush.  It has sold over 750,000 copies in the U.S. and over 900,000 worldwide. It received positive review from its listeners.

Released his second album

October 13 , 2009

After the grand success of his first album, he released his second album and first Christmas album entitled Christmas from the Heart, and that was on 13 October, 2009. It has sold over 246,000 copies in United States only.

Member of The Church of Jesus Christ


In 2012, he became a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He put his singing career on hiatus so he could volunteer for a two-year stint as a full-time missionary... he confirmed on March 24, 2014 that his mission is now completed.

Released his Third album

October 5 , 2010

His third album name is The Other Side of Down which was released on 5 October, 2010. The album sold 24,000 copies in its first week of its release. The album was promoted in Southeast Asia by Asian Tour, which began in July 2011.

Net Worth around $5 million


As of 2018, David Archuleta is estimated to have a net worth of around $5 million.