David James Archuleta is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor. He started his singing career quite early, and when he was ten years old, he won the Children’s Division of Utah talent competition by singing ‘I will always love you’. His participation in many other competitions programs for singers brought him fame as he did well in each one of these competitions. His career graph shows an impressive rise from a little known to an international singer.
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David Archuleta was born on 28th December 1990 in Miami. His mother Guadalupe Mayorga was a salsa singer and dancer and his father; Jeff Archuleta was a Jazz musician. David Archuleta had four siblings.
His childhood was spent in Salt Lake City, Utah where he attended Murray High School. He graduated in 2009. In 2010 he volunteered for two years to work as a full- time missionary in Santiago, Chile.
He also did his graduation in modelling and acting from Barbizon modelling and acting school.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 28 December 1990, David Archuleta is 29 years old as of today’s date 8th December 2020. His height is 1.68 m tall, and weight is 68 kg.
In 2003 he participated in several episodes of TV show ‘Star Search’ and became a junior vocal champion on star search 2, eventually losing Grand champion title to Tiffany Evans. Around this time he found that he had partial vocal paralysis but did not opt for surgery. He dabbled with writing songs with a song ‘don’t tell me’.
He came out with his first self-titled album in 2008. It had many amazing songs such as ‘A little too not over you, ‘Crush’, and ‘Touch my hand’. His prodigious singing talent is evident in these songs. This album debuted as no two on the billboard 200 chart. It sold 750000 in US and 900000 worldwide.
In 2009 he came with his second album titled ‘Christmas from the heart’ in which he sang traditional songs and some songs written by him. His next album ‘The other side of down’ (Oct. 2010) had title song along with popular songs like ‘Elevator’, ‘stomping the roses’ and ‘who I am’.
In his next album ‘Begin’ (Aug. 2012) he experiments with softer songs. His song ‘Be still’ became a rage. More albums like ‘forevermore’ and ‘No matter how far’ came, making it a new album every year from 2008 to 2013.
His album ‘postcards in the sky’ released in Oct. 2017 depicts who he is as a person. Most of the songs in this album were written by him.
Awards and Achievements
David Archuleta was awarded MYX Music Awards-favourite international music video-‘Crush’ in the year 2009.
He was nominated for Alma Award-Best of the year in music in the year 2009.
He won Teen Choice Award-Choice music-Breakout artist.
He won Teen Choice Awards-Most Fanatic Fans in the year 2010.
He won Barkeda Choice Awards-Teen Icon- in the year 2011.
He won Golden Teevee and Mask Awards-favourite breakthrough TV performance by an actor in the year 2012.
Net Worth & Salary of David Archuleta in 2020
As of December 2020, David Archuleta net worth is estimated to be $5 million. This is not a small achievement at such a young age.
His album ‘Crush’ debuted at no.2 on the Billboard hot 100 and sold more than 900000 copies worldwide. Many other albums of his were best sellers earning him steady revenue. Most of his earning come from record sales. His other earnings are from investments, endorsements and property ownership.
A young singer who started early finding his moorings in music and pursuing his calling with grit and determination reached heights of achievement. He had music in his genes. His mother was a singer and father a musician.
A devout Christian he took leave when his career was at its pinnacle to do missionary work in Chile and returned to work after two years. Many of his songs have religious overtones — a celebrity who has not let his status affect his humility.