Who is David Archuleta?
Born David James Archuleta, on the 28th of December, 1990, David Archuleta is an American singer, song writer, and actor. He became famous in 2008 when he joined the hit reality show and singing competition “American Idol.” Although he only placed second in the show, it started his career as a singer.
David Archuleta’s ChildhoodBorn in Miami, Archuleta is the son of Jeff Archuleta, a jazz musician and of Spanish descent, and Guadalupe Mayorga, a salsa singer and dancer and from Honduras. He also has four other siblings.
When he was six years old, Archuleta’s family moved to Salt Lake City and lived in the suburbs of Sandy, Utah. There he was able to finish high school and graduated from Murray High School in 2009. He also attended Barbizon Modeling and Acting School in Salt Lake City.
Archuleta’s love for singing and performing started when he watched the musical “Les Miserables” on video when he was six years old.
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— David Archuleta (@DavidArchie) April 25, 2018
David Archuleta’s Career
Archuleta’s career in singing started early when he was 10 years old. He joined the singing contest Utah Talent Competition in which he won the children’s division. It also continued to joining more competitions and when he was 12, he became the Junior Vocal Champion on “Star Search 2.” His early years joining various singing competitions helped him develop as a singer and also his net worth.
In July 2007, Archuleta decided to try out for the reality show and singing competition “American Idol” on its seventh season. Despite being just 16 years old, he showed great talent all throughout the competition and reached the finale battling it out against fellow contestant Davie Cook. In the end, he went home bagging the second place. Despite not being crowned the new American Idol, the show helped his career as a singer tremendously and also increased his wealth.
After “American Idol”, Archuleta started his professional career as a singer. His self-titled debut album was released in 2008 and immediately became hit with the single “Crush.” The album sold over a total of 900,000 worldwide.
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— David Archuleta (@DavidArchie) April 3, 2018
After realising a holiday album entitled “Christmas from the Heart” in 2009, Archuleta followed it with his third album “The Other Side of Down”. His early albums helped his career and also his net worth.
In 2012, Archuleta flew to the Philippines and released his fourth album “Forevermore” exclusively for the country. The album contains covers of songs composed by Filipinos songwriters. In August, he flew back to the United States and released his fifth album “Begin.”
In 2012, Archuleta also made the decision to go on a two-year hiatus and be a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ and Latter-day Saints in Chile. Despite being gone for a long time, he promised that he will be back and will continue his creating music.
In October 2017, after almost five years, Archuleta released his sixth and most recent album “Postcards in the Sky.” The success of his albums and its total sales became one of the biggest sources of his wealth.
Aside from his musical career, Archuleta also gained success through acting. In 2009, he appeared in “iCarly” and “Hanna Montana.” In 2012, he went to the Philippines and signed a contract with the local network TV5 to star in a mini-series entitled “Nandito Ako” (I’m Here). His short stint in acting also helped in his net worth.
— David Archuleta (@DavidArchie) March 8, 2018
David Archuleta’s Net Worth
As of 2018 and based on authoritative sources, Archuleta’s net worth is reported to be $5 million. He was able to acquire his wealth through countless albums, concert tours, and even acting.
Did David Archuleta Get Married?
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In terms of his personal life, Archuleta is not yet married. Although he is currently single, he did have a couple of relationships before. He was known to date Fernanda Andrande, Jackie Castro, Jordan Pruitt, and Hagood Coxe.