David Archuleta is a singer, songwriter, musician, and actor from the United States. He won his first singing contest when he was 10 years old and continued to win contests throughout his adolescence. He won the Junior Division on ‘Star Search 2’ and rose to prominence as one of the youngest contestants on American Idol in 2007, finishing as runner-up.
David Archuleta, who aspired to be a singer from a young age, won the children’s division of the ‘Utah Talent Competition’ at the age of ten. When he was 12 years old, he won the ‘Junior Vocal Champion’ title on Star Search 2. Archuleta competed in American Idol Season 7 at the age of 16 and finished as the second runner-up in May 2008. He released ‘Crush,’ the first single from his debut album David Archuleta, the same year. The song peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100.
He follows The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 2012, he took a break from music to serve a two-year mission for the church in Chile. He came out to his family as gay in 2014, but he only revealed his sexual orientation to the public in June 2021. He is still unsure about his sexuality and describes himself as “somewhat bisexual because he is still attracted to both whether he wants to or not.” He also revealed to Mormon Church leaders his identity as a member of the LGTBQIA+ community, and his religious community has not shunned him.
David Archuleta Net worth and profile summary
David Archuleta’s net worth is estimated to be more than $7.5 million. Much of his fortune can be attributed to his successful career in the music industry. In addition to his various TV appearances, Archuleta released albums and toured. On top of that, Archuleta has won significant money in singing competitions.
|Nickname||David James Archuleta|
|Date of Birth||28-Dec-1990|
|Age in 2022||32|
|Birth Place||Miami, Florida, U.S.|
|Famous as||Singer, Musician|
David Archuleta: Early Life & Biography
David James Archuleta was born in Miami, Florida, on December 28, 1990, to his parents Jeff Archuleta, a jazz trumpeter and Lupe Marie Mayorga, a Honduran salsa vocalist.
He went to Murray High School and graduated from Barbizon Modelling and Performing College. He started singing when he was six years old, and his real enthusiasm for singing originated when he watched a video of ‘Les Misérables’. He took part in numerous competitions.
David Archuleta: Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurements
David Archuleta was born on 28 December 1990, and currently, as of 2022, he is 31 years old. Statistics put David Archuleta’s height as 1.68 m and weight as 68 kg.
David Archuleta: Career, Awards & Nominations
David Archuleta is best recognized for his music career and obtained a reputation on American Idol. He began singing at the age of 6 and started performing at the age of 10. He participated in Utah Talent Competition and gained in the Child Division.
At the age of 12, he was present in numerous Star Search episodes as a singer. He became the Junior Vocal Champion on ‘Star Search 2’. Archuleta refused an uncertain surgery for partial vocal paralysis, and his decision proved to be good as he recovered naturally.
In the year 2007, Archuleta took part in American Idol and played the piano even as he sang on certain episodes. He ended the contest as the runner-up as he was beaten by David Cook, although he acquired 44% of the nearly 100 million votes.
In 2008, his debut album ‘David Archuleta’ was released and debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200. In 2009, ‘Christmas from the Heart’ was released, while ‘The Other Side of Down’ was released in 2010. In 2012, Archuleta released his album ‘Forevermore’ – a Filipino album, but he went on a two-year hiatus from the industry as he decided to be a missionary in Chile. He released his album ‘No Matter How Far’ in 2013.
He gained 6 Teen Choice Awards in 2008-2009. Besides, in 2014 he obtained nominations for 3 World Music Awards.