David Archuleta became a star when he was just 16. In 2008 more than 30 million television viewers fell in love with his angelic voice and their 44 million votes made him runner-up in Season 7 of "American Idol."
Soon after, the young Utahan had his first single "Crush," debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart the week of its release. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the track sold 166,000 downloads that first week in the U.S. and subsequently more than 1.92 million digital copies. Three months later, David's self-titled album, "David Archuleta," went gold, selling more than 750,000 copies in the U.S., and more than 900,000 worldwide.
In 2010 David released his third album, "The Other Side of Down" and appeared as guest star on The Mormon Tabernacle Choir's holiday album, "David Archuleta - Glad Christmas Tidings."
David went on to release his fourth album, "Forevermore," exclusively in the Philippines in March 2012 where it was soon certified gold. Later that year he released his fifth album, "Begin. "David's sixth album, "No Matter How Far" was released in March 2013
In 2012, David, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, put his singing career on hiatus so he could serve a two-year stint as a missionary outside of Santiago, Chile, at the La Misión Chile Rancagua.
David returned from Chile in March 2014 eager to perform and record once again. Since his return he's traveled to the Middle East to perform for U.S. troops, recorded the song "Glorious" for the recently released "Meet The Mormons" movie, and been busy writing songs for a new album that will be released in 2016.