UPDATE: It’s official. THR reports David Archuleta was dropped by his record label, Jive Records. “David was released from our roster” said a Jive spokesperson.
UPDATE: a fan asks Melinda if David is leaving Jive records she answers, “The other way around, correct.”
It was only last September when David Archuleta announced he hired Wright Entertainment Group to manage his career, but it looks like the Season 7 runner-up is moving on.
His WEG manager, Melinda Bell spilled the news in a twitter message, “Attn David Fans- unfortunately WEG and David have chosen not to continue work. We wish him the best in whatever he chooses to do. More 2come”
Melinda Bell tweeted to a fan who asked why they split up, “he doesn’t know a good thing when he sees it I guess.”
Earlier today David tweeted, “Decisions.. They are scary things before knowing what could happen after you make them, but I’m excited for what the future holds.”
What could have led to those decisions? Perhaps that his 3rd studio album, released in October, only sold 24K its first week. David has done some radio dates, but has yet to mount a tour to support the album.
We’ll see what the future holds for David. From what I understand, he went without a manager for awhile before he signed with WEG. Hopefully, he can find the right people to guide his career.