Rumors that had David Archuleta about to sign a deal with Jive records look to be legit.

A short press release has appeared on the website of Jive’s parent company, the Zomba Group:

(New York, NY) – It was announced today that American Idol sensation David Archuleta has signed to 19 Recordings/Jive Records. Archuleta is currently gearing up for the upcoming American Idol tour which kicks off on July 1st in Glendale, AZ. The 17-year old is expected to release his debut album later this year.

“Signing a record contract with 19 Recordings/Jive Records is truly a dream come true,” states Archuleta. “Being a fan of American Idol since season one and admiring the alumni, I am honored and humbled to be a part of that group. I’m really excited to start working on everything.”

Tom Carrabba, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Jive/Zomba Label Group comments, “David Archuleta has already shown the world that he is a star. He’s a young, talented singer with wide appeal and we’re thrilled to have him join our roster.”

Congrats David!

 
  • ianamy

    Congrats David! Great things are waiting for you!

  • AInoob

    Congratulations, David!

  • Mackie

    Congrats Archie!!! Hopefully you will be the most successful runner-up in AI history!

  • lefty

    Hooray for Archie!

  • IGetCranked

    Yayayay! Now I can quit scouring the fan sites to snoop it out because I think my eyes are going to :bigsurprise_ee: soon.

    I hope they give him great songs!

  • Michelle

    Congrats Archie!!!

  • Pam

    Yay Archie! :D

  • gerreb

    Congratulations David! You’ve earned it! You will do great!

  • Caffiend

    Congratulations, Archie. Can’t wait to buy your album and see you live!

  • Hoothere115

    Congrats to him!

  • Pam

    Here is the official press release:

    David Archuleta Sings to 19 Recordings/Jive Records

  • abbysee

    Doing the Snoopy dance……YES! Pumped and stoked, yes I am! Congratulations Mr. Archuleta, your dream is coming true. Me and my girls are sooo looking forward to this cd.

  • http://absinthedreamers.blogspot.com/ Starrlight

    That’s great, I hope they do right by him =)

  • JudyOhio

    This is really good news…am happy for him!

  • soundscene

    Congrats David! Jive is great for younger artists. :)

  • Jolene

    Congrats to David and his fans. I’m sure he’ll do great.

  • MsDenise

    Yay! Congrats David!

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=84731174 purplesmile

    Yay, Archie! :D

  • aly

    Congratulations David~~~ may you achieve all the success in the world

  • http://myspace.com/saltwatercures pj

    Congrats to Archie. Good luck!

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=84731174 purplesmile

    I’m not sure if Lu has maybe mentioned this already elsewhere, but according to a poster at the etrain who went to see Josh in concert the other night, Josh said that he and Ryan Tedder are writing a song for Archie. :)

  • imaj0000

    purplesmile- link please to the etrain forum?? and who is josh??

  • http://myspace.com/saltwatercures pj
  • imaj0000

    who is josh hoge?? the link went to his myspace..how does he know ryan tedder?

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=84731174 purplesmile

    purplesmile- link please to the etrain forum?? and who is josh??

    It’s just a little blurb here, ima. The etrain is Elliott Yamin’s fan forum. Josh Hoge is a musician who toured with Elliott last year (and made fans of some of the etrainers). He is a (good) songwriter and writes songs for other artists, including some of the Idols (e.g., Blake Lewis). :)

  • SpenserJ

    Congratulations David. I wish you lots of luck.

  • Michelle

    josh hoge…i remember from when he was trying to get some songs submitted for blake’s album. i like josh’s stuff :) it’s sort of acoustic/R&B influenced. i hope he does get to work with archie!

  • Ladybug

    Fingers crossed David A gets a good album right out of the chute. I know I will buy it if I find even a few things to like on it. I really like this kid’s voice.

  • hermy

    Congrats to David! I can’t wait for the album!!

  • daisy

    :thumbup_tb: great news for Archie, the winning smile and that awesome voice, make a great cd, david!

  • jpfan

    Supposedly Josh Hoge and Ryan Tedder are writing a song for Archie’s album.
    They worked on Blake’s album and Tedder will be working with Cook at well.
    Archie could really kill with a strong ballad.

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    Hereà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s the longer press release with quotes from Simon Fuller if you want to post the full thing:

    Somebody had already posted a link to the press release. She did it the correct way. She posted a link.

    Please do not post an entire article in comments, particularly without a link to go with it. Thank you.

  • idolfan86

    Somebody had already posted a link to the press release. She did it the correct way. She posted a link.

    Please do not post an entire article in comments, particularly without a link to go with it. Thank you.

    Jeez, sorry. It won’t happen again, don’t worry. :rolleyes_wp:

  • Mackie

    Since this is about Archie’s possible future career move, there is a story by National Enquirer about Archie’s possibility being involved in HSM3. I think it is just a rumour since it is from National Enquirer but hey, it can be a possibility.

    Quote: “Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll be a tough fightà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦..but insiders say the tricky deal just might be worked out because Disney, Fox and Cowell recognize the fantastic cross-promotion that could generate Big Buck$$, The National Enquirer reports”

    http://ipiko.com/2008/david-archuleta-à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“high-school-musical-3à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ³/
    http://www.popcrunch.com/david-archuleta-high-school-musical-3/

    Just to add a bit more, during the press release on HSM 3, the HSM Director Kenny Ortega gave flourishing compliments on Archie too.. Hmmmm….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4UHaLIqVA8