David Archuleta

July 30, 2021 02:51 PM MDT
In 2008, David Archuleta released his hit debut single “Crush.” Today, 13 years later, it remains one of Archuleta’s most popular songs with over 128 million views on YouTube. The 30-year-old even recently joked on Twitter that despite his new music release—on July 28, he came out with the single “Movin”—fans really just want him to sing “Crush.”
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March 29, 2021 06:15 PM MDT
Right on the heels of his beautiful collaboration with BYU Vocal Point, David Archuleta has released another new music video to add to your Easter celebrations. Archuleta’s song “I Know He Lives” has the spirit and message of a hymn, but a beat that will make you want to listen to it any day of the week.
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March 26, 2021 06:28 PM MDT
David Archuleta joined BYU Vocal Point to create a beautiful new music video perfect for any Easter celebration. “What a Beautiful Name,” originally performed by Hillsong Worship, may not be a song many Latter-day Saints are familiar with, but with its Christ-centered lyrics and powerful vocals, this performance could easily become a family favorite.
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November 23, 2020 07:10 PM MST
Editor's note: This article was originally published in November 2020.
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By  Emily Abel
August 04, 2020 07:30 PM MDT
Conductor Ben Watson of the Rexburg Children’s Choir didn’t realize he was on a strict timeline when he reached out to David Archuleta about collaborating on a music video earlier this year. As it turns out, Archuleta and the children’s choir finished recording their music just one week before the COVID-19 shutdown. The group then had to film the video from separate locations—Archuleta in Nashville and the choir in eastern Idaho. Despite these challenges, the final music video, “From a Distance,” is a sweet reminder that as the song says, “God is always watching.”
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July 28, 2020 07:19 PM MDT
On Wednesday, July 29, 2020, youth from around the world are invited to participate in the first-ever Youth Music Festival, a virtual global concert.
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March 15, 2019 02:06 PM MDT
It sounds like the beginning of a joke, but what happens when Donny Osmond and David Archuleta walk into an Orem, Utah, pizzeria?
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By  LDS Living
January 24, 2019 03:15 PM MST
David Archuleta, a former American Idol finalist, and Madilyn Paige, a former The Voice contestant, recently teamed up to create an inspiring original song, "Anymore."
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By  LDS Living
December 21, 2018 09:45 AM MST
Christmas is only a few days away, and there have been many talented Latter-day Saints who have used their talents to spread holiday cheer. Here are some of the amazing music videos created by Church members this season.
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December 04, 2018 07:32 PM MST
With eight studio albums now under his belt, David Archuleta has come a long way as an artist and individual since his American Idol days. But the journey hasn’t always been smooth. One of the hardest lines the singer said he’s had to straddle is being a Latter-day Saint in a cutthroat music industry.
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By  LDS Living
November 09, 2018 03:53 PM MST
If you're looking at the upcoming winter months with hunkered down grumpiness, David Archuleta's new music video just might change your mind.
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By  LDS Living
October 23, 2018 05:43 PM MDT
I know, I know. It's not even Halloween yet, so it's too early for Christmas music, right? But David Archuleta recently released a catchy Christmas tune to let fans know about his brand new holiday album, Winter in the Air. If you're in the mood to look ahead to the upcoming Christmas season, take a listen.
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September 05, 2018 04:57 PM MDT
"Taking that two-year break to be a missionary helped me gain independence," Archuleta shared with Billboard. "I was submissive before. Now I put more importance on myself. Ten years ago I didn’t know if I wanted a music career. I thought I was going to finish high school and college and then figure out what I was going to do for a living. Now I understand why I want to do music and where I want to take my life."
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By  LDS Living
August 28, 2018 04:49 PM MDT
Okay, I'll admit, for the first minute of this music video, I wasn't sure whether to laugh or not.
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By  LDS Living
July 04, 2018 12:00 PM MDT
These inspiring renditions of patriotic sons by LDS artists are sure to give you chills and help you remember the true meaning of Independence Day. Happy July 4th, everyone!
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By  LDS Living
June 15, 2018 03:03 PM MDT
David Archuleta and Peter Hollens recently shared a stunning music video of a traditional Scottish song, "Loch Lomond."
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April 03, 2018 06:25 PM MDT
I think I really started to believe that the Church was true when I was finishing reading the Book of Mormon for the first time. When I read the scriptures, the words about prayer really stood out to me. I could see there were people who truly had conversations with God. After I completely read through the Book of Mormon, I saw Moroni’s challenge to pray and ask God yourself. His words were so convincing. Moroni already knew this was true, but he challenged people at the end of the Book of Mormon to ask for themselves if this book was true and see if God would give them an answer. It was humbling to read what he had to say and to take on that challenge. I had to get up enough courage to ask God if this was real and if it was true. And the great thing is that I did learn for myself that the Book of Mormon is true!
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March 06, 2018 10:01 PM MST
Being a celebrity probably isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Oh, there’s money, sure—but the price of fame ensures that every decision made will be highlighted, every fashion choice scrutinized, and every mistake magnified. Though this prominence may be taxing at times, it does provide those who have it with a unique opportunity to publicly express their opinions and stand for their beliefs.
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By  LDS Living
February 15, 2018 02:52 PM MST
Accompanied by the piano and cello, this breathtaking duet with David Archuleta and Nathan Pacheco features their soaring vocals as they sing a cover of Ed Sheeran and Andrea Bocelli's duet "Perfect."
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January 25, 2018 03:38 PM MST
Mormon artists David Archuleta and Madilyn Paige were recently featured on variety.com for their stunning new music video "Seasons."
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By  LDS Living
December 22, 2017 04:07 PM MST
Thanks to Mormon LifeHacker for making us aware of this story.
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By  LDS Living
December 11, 2017 04:25 PM MST
In a video that has gone viral on social media and garnered the attention of celebrities and sports stars, Keaton Jones, a middle school boy from Tennesse, shared his heartbreaking experience with bullying at school. His mother posted the video on Friday, and it has already received more than 22 million views.
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By  LDS Living
December 11, 2017 01:45 PM MST
Renowned LDS artist and American Idol runner-up David Archuleta joins Nick Galieti as a guest on the LDS Perspectives Podcast to talk about the #LightTheWorld campaign and answer questions about his career and LDS mission, among other things.
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December 08, 2017 04:19 PM MST
For all the people who have tried to sing all the parts to David Archuleta's "Crush," you know the struggle. But Archuleta fan Irny Irdina nailed it with her clever lip-sync video of "Crush."
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November 24, 2017 01:33 PM MST
What better time to take a good look at what you are really thankful for than the Thanksgiving season? While gathered with friends and family for the holiday, these Mormon celebrities and artists shared what they were thankful for in the best ways.
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By  LDS Living
November 13, 2017 08:46 PM MST
"I wanted to have a project where I could just be who I am,” David Archuleta said on Idol Chatterabout his recent music. “This time, instead of being so caught up in trying to be the big shot, the hit master, the most popular artist out there, it’s about being myself.”
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By  LDS Living
October 12, 2017 02:30 PM MDT
David Archuleta wrote an adorable birthday poem to his sister "Jazzy" on his Instagram yesterday. In an amazing poem, he wishes Jazzy a happy birthday through rhymes and asks everyone to wish her a happy birthday "especially since she is sick today."
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By  LDS Living
October 02, 2017 04:10 PM MDT
At 7 a.m. this morning, my phone began buzzing persistently. It was a Twitter notification, informing me that at least 50 people had died and hundreds more were injured after a shooting in Las Vegas. I didn't know what to feel. I was heartbroken, angry, confused, shocked, and sickened all at once as I read and reread the notification on my phone.
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By  LDS Living
August 28, 2017 07:17 PM MDT
In today's society, social media, and news coverage, all we tend to see and focus on is divisions, arguments, controversies, disagreements, and comparisons. With so much noise directed at all our differences, the world becomes something overwhelming, where fear dictates our actions and responses, not love.
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By  LDS Living
July 11, 2017 02:58 PM MDT
Though we often experience a lot of questions or misunderstandings about what we believe as members of the Church, our explanations don't have to be complicated or confrontational.
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July 11, 2017 08:38 AM MDT
From rock and roll to country music to thetop of the Billboard charts, Mormons have had their fair share of fame when it comes to the music industry. So it's no wonder Mormon artists have performed with a whole gamut of celebrities, from Celine Dion to Jamie Foxx. Check out these incredible performances:
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By  LDS Living
May 22, 2017 02:42 PM MDT
David Archuleta recently released an epic music video for "Up All Night," a song from his new EP entitled Orion. He also released a behind-the-scenes video in which he discusses his inspiration for writing the song.
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May 11, 2017 07:34 PM MDT
David Archuleta shared the sweetest Facebook post to welcome his sister home from her 18-month mission in Texas.
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April 21, 2017 12:19 PM MDT
The former American Idol contestant David Archuleta released "Up All Night" on Tuesday, the latest single he released since "Numb" in November.
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February 28, 2017 03:40 PM MST
We've probably all been there: the does-this-picture-make-me-look-absolutely-flawless anxiety or the do-I-sound-really-smart-or-kind-of-dumb hesitation before we post anything on social media.
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December 22, 2016 09:41 AM MST
At Christmastime, homes and stores are flooded with festive music that gives me butterflies of excitement. I can't help it. There's nothing like Christmas to make one feel like a little kid again.
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By  LDS Living
December 08, 2016 08:24 PM MST
Written as a personal prayer, this beautiful Christmas song brings an uplifting spirit that will help you think of the true meaning of Christmas.
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By  LDS Living
November 18, 2016 04:20 PM MST
Since returning home from his mission to Chile, David Archuleta has produced religious music and collaborated with the Church and artists likeJames the Mormon, but he hasn't released a solo pop song—until now.
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November 03, 2016 06:21 PM MDT
After returning home from his mission to Chile, David Archuleta has produced religious music and collaborated with the Church and artists like James the Mormon, but he hasn't released a solo pop song—until now.
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By  LDS Living
November 01, 2016 01:02 PM MDT
I hope you all had a Happy Halloween! Here are a few Mormon celebrities who found fun ways to celebrate the holiday:
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October 24, 2016 07:48 AM MDT
From Billboard-charting artists and New York Times best-selling authors to sports legends and political and business giants, there's no doubt Mormons are making an impact on the world.
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August 19, 2016 11:45 AM MDT
It was 10 minutes past the time James Curran and his missionary companion were supposed to be home, but they were still out knocking on doors.
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August 08, 2016 02:30 PM MDT
While many Latter-day Saints might not think rap and missionary work go together, Jamesthemormon would have to disagree. The rising artist recently made quite a splash in the rap and LDS worlds when hissix-track EP hit number 3on the iTunes hip-hop/rap charts, beating out mega stars like Drake and Kendrick Lamar.
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July 13, 2016 03:17 PM MDT
Marie Osmond, David Archuleta, Alex Boye, and The Nashville Tribute Band all on one stage sharing their testimonies together through music—can you think of anything more powerful?
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July 06, 2016 04:49 PM MDT
On Independence Day, David Archuleta uploaded a patriotic and moving cover of Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the U.S.A." to YouTube.
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June 27, 2016 07:25 PM MDT
Over the weekend, the Air Force Thunderbirds, a demonstration air squadron, were at Utah's Hill Air Force Base doing one of their incredible air shows. But the Thunderbirds weren't the only ones in the air.
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By  LDS Living
June 21, 2016 03:00 PM MDT
Last weekend, singer Christina Grimmie was shot dead during a meet-and-greet after her concert. Grimmie, a long-time YouTube sensation and recent star of NBC's The Voice, was only 22. In the aftermath of her murder, many Latter-day Saint musicians took to social media to express their grief.
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May 17, 2016 01:40 PM MDT
Recently, David Archuleta and Paul Cardall traveled to Slovenia to perform a charity concert at the Slovenian Heart Foundation. According to Archuleta's Facebook page, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints partner[ed] with the Slovenian Heart Organization to raise money for children's needs with heart conditions here. The LDS Church's Adriatic North Mission invited me to be a part of it along with pianist Paul Cardall."
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April 14, 2016 12:46 PM MDT
"American Idol was probably the most difficult thing I ever had to do in my life. The most draining, emotional, challenging, overwhelming times in these first 25 years I’ve had," Archuleta shares. "Nothing challenged my character more than American Idol. Never did I feel so alone, never was I so tempted in my life. Never had I had such a drastic change."
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April 11, 2016 05:59 PM MDT
Brunettes and blondes—that doesn't matter to David Archuleta. In this touching address given at Time Out for Women, Archuleta shared what he thinks truly makes a woman beautiful.
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April 08, 2016 07:45 PM MDT
Thursday night, David Archuletta, along with many other past and current American Idol finalists, stepped onto the stage where his entire music career began. Singing "One Voice," the contestants gave a powerful farewell for the show's final season. Check it out!
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February 11, 2016 04:35 PM MST
In his latest blog, David Archuleta opened up about his own struggles he faces as a performer and as an introverted person. He also talked about his desire for genuine connection, something social media cannot provide, but something his mission did.
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January 25, 2016 10:16 PM MST
American Idol is, simply put, one of the most iconic shows in television history. Since Kelly Clarkson won its first season in 2002, Idol has broken records and churned out stars at an absurd pace. This is the show that brought us not only Clarkson, but Clay Aiken, Carrie Underwood, Chris Daughtry, Jennifer Hudson, Katharine McPhee, David Cook, Jordin Sparks, Adam Lambert, Phillip Phillips, Kellie Pickler, Fantasia Barrino, and Kris Allen—just to name a few.
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January 09, 2016 02:02 PM MST
Makelle, an 18-year-old with a congenital liver disorder, had a dream come true when her biggest idol, David Archuleta, performed a private concert for her at the Gateway in Salt Lake City, Utah. Accompanied by some of her closest friends and family, Makelle said the experience was the best day of her life.
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December 10, 2015 02:08 PM MST
Watch artists David Archuleta and Nathan Pacheco team up in this absolutely gorgeous rendition of "The Prayer" for the Church's tenth day of the "12 Days of Social."
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November 02, 2015 09:35 PM MST
With nearly four million views on YouTube, David Archuleta's beautiful song "Glorious," which was featured in Meet the Mormons, has become a big hit--and for good reason too. Now, you can own this wonderful song for yourself in two languages, English and Spanish. Check out the post below for more details.
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October 28, 2015 04:23 PM MDT
MR says: Elder Christofferson and David Archuleta both added to an exciting event on temple square, "Luz de las naciones: Juventud de la promesa” or "Light of the Nations: Youth of the Promise."
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October 20, 2015 06:09 PM MDT
Two thousand returned missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will don their name tags Oct. 23-24 as they participate in the church’s 2015 Latino Event at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City.
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October 07, 2015 03:38 PM MDT
During BYU's Homecoming opening ceremonies, students were shocked when David Archuleta took the stage to sing his first hit single "Crush" and "Glorious," which was featured in the Church's movie Meet the Mormons.
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August 24, 2015 03:49 PM MDT
MR says: Have you ever wondered what Donny Osmond, Lindsey Stirling, Mitt Romney, and David Archuletta looked like as kids? Check it out!
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