David Archuleta parts ways with Jive Records label
"Decisions," the multiple Teen Choice Award winner, now 20, tweeted cryptically on Thursday. "They are scary things before knowing what could happen after you make them, but I'm excited for what the future holds.
"David was released from our roster," a Jive spokesperson confirmed to the Hollywood Reporter on Friday.
The "American Idol" runner-up, who lost to David Cook in the seventh season of "Idol," has sold only 63,000 copies of "The Other Side of Down," released on Oct. 5, 2010.
In contrast, his self-named 2008 Jive debut, which The Times' reviewer described as "an exacting distillation of a 13-year-old girl's wholesome romantic aspirations as imagined by 50-year-old label reps," went platinum. He'd signed with the label in June of that year.
Some other names from the Jive roster, where Archuleta was still listed Friday: "Idol" alums Crystal Bowersox, Jordin Sparks and Kris Allen, plus Britney Spears, Usher, Pink, Chris Brown and Justin Timberlake.
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: David Archuleta arrives at a pep rally for the "Girl Up" United Nations Foundation Campaign on Nov. 5, 2010, in Los Angeles. Archuleta parted ways with Jive Records. Credit: David Livingston / Getty Images