Credit: David Livingston/Getty Images Photo: David Archuleta Peps up at the Girl Up United Nations Foundation Campaign on November 5, 2010

Some less than cheerful news today for one of our favorite American Idol alums. Season 7 runner-up David Archuleta reportedly has been dropped by Jive Records, where he recorded both his debut self-titled 2008 album and last year’s The Other Side Of Down. Archuleta’s second album brought in disappointing numbers, selling only 63,000 units as compared to the sales of close to a million copies of his first album. The rumors started last night on Twitter, and then this morning a spokesperson for Jive records confirmed, saying “David was released from our roster.”

We’re super-bummed to hear this! But on the other hand, we have every confidence that David will bounce back with another recording contract and album. It’s only a matter of time before someone snatches him up!


Source: Hollywood Reporter