David Archuleta: Crush-Happy 4th Crushiversary! David Tweets;Excited For BEGIN.! ,Contestology update, I’ll Never Go Makes the Grade, Reminder: Crush Cancer Kids Auction BEGINS Today!


David Archuleta  hears “Crush” debut on Z100 8-1-08 ~credit Tzirel Kaminetzky~

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Don’t look further for answers: be the solution. You were born with everything you need to know. Make a promise to stop getting in the way of the blessing that you are. Take a deep breath, remember to have fun, and BEGIN. -Jonathan H. Ellerby

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Happy 4th Crushiversary David Archuleta!

Want to join in the celebration? Tweet it!  #Happy4thCrushiversary

~Bringing out this lovely Crushiversary card designed by Zully_FOD~

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Happy Crushiversary from @SamLouiseG



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Crush’s Debut on Z100 08-1-08


Photos above credit Popsugar~

Where were you 4 years ago today? Were you huddled around your computer as I was waiting with sweaty palms and wild anticipation live streaming Z100 in NYC at 7 am EDT? Did you find yourself hypnotized and mesmerized as David Archuleta’s first single “Crush” was played over the airwaves in its big debut?

I will never forget that morning, the feelings of excitement, pride, and joy for David and for all of us as his new chapter in life as a pop recording artist was officially beginning. “Crush” was magical, wonderful, and relateable; it was David’s “new baby,” and we were thrilled to embrace it! David was interviewed by Elvis Duran leading up to the song’s debut. Unfortunately, that interview is no longer able to be viewed in the US~ something about UMG who have blocked it in the US due to copyright grounds . 🙁 I’m still working on a way to get it posted ….wish me luck~ 🙂

Luckily, JennyFOD wrote a synopsis of the interview which can be read HERE.

Someone in the studio recorded David that morning as he listened to Crush play on-air for the very first time. If “joy” can be personified, it definitely was at Z100 that day!! It truly was a beautiful emotional morning!  **vid credit ~cmedytrgedy~**

Afterward his concern was that he hoped we’d all like it… 4 years later and it’s still going STRONG. I guess we like it!! 🙂

MySpace blog Post Debut

The following day after Crush’s debut on Z100, David posted a blog on his myspace to talk about “Crush.”

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Just a few days after the debut, as he was still out on the AI Tour, his fans were already serenading him! ~Video by Trudimoon ~

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He first performed Crush live at Ford Day on Sept. 19, 2008. IT WAS SOOO GOOD !!

Vid credit Dniehoff1988
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Crush became the signature  closing song for David on his first solo tour, and subsequently on his tour with Demi Lovato the following summer. I was fortunate enough to be at his concert in Sunrise, FL to celebrate the 1st year anniversary of “Crush! ” An Awesome night!

There are so many wonderful Crush performances over the past 4 years to view on iTunes! Man we’re lucky!! I’ll speed ahead to share one of his more recent performances. The Philippines 2011..just over 1 yr ago. He was on firrrreee in Manila!!

video credit to JulieMaeMarie

Crush on the Charts

After being released digitally in the U.S., “Crush” entered at the Billboard Hot 100 at #2 in the week of August 21, 2008, with 166,000 copies sold in its first week. This was the highest entry for a song on the Hot 100 in 2008 ! The chart below gives you some of the placement spots of Crush on the charts. For a wealth of CRUSH info, check out WIKI.

The last (Wiki) documented sales # for Crush was 1.9 million, however that was in 2010, and Crush as a single remains the top David Archuleta seller on iTunes today. 🙂

The Official Crush Music Video (released on Sept. 8th, 2008), on Vevo, currently has 34,697,489 views with new comments being added daily! The lyrics are completely correct “This crush a’int going a-way a-ya  a-ya  a-ya-e-ya-aaa ” 🙂

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There is so much more I could say and so many more videos I’d love to post, but I fear I’d blow up the site, so I’ll ask all of you:
What are some of your favorite Crush performances and/or memories? We’d love to hear about some of them in comments! Link us up, or send us a “Crush” story you may have. I’m already looking forward to once again, perhaps in 2014 hearing that wonderful song sung live by David, the song that feels comfortable like my favorite pair of jeans..the one that feels like home…Crush~

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Masterclass Lady and Pamela Pike weigh in on this Crushiversary!


* Click either site logo above to head to their respective sites where they’ve teamed up in a  wonderful retrospective series ~part 6 on “Crush.” * Each offers their recollections of David’s first pop single “Crush.” Great thoughts and writing! Don’t miss it! 🙂

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6 Days To BEGIN.!!!!

Thank you Cindy @CanadianArchie  for these great daily “countdown-to-BEGIN.” posters!

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Another “Trendy” Night!

Success once again last night as BEGIN became a WWTT! One Week Until Begin

Thank you MacKenzie Harr for the screen cap showing the world wide trend and thans also to david Archuleta Argentina for BEGIN.ning it :)!

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A Tweet From David (via Kari) About BEGIN. 


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BEGIN. and Broken Look Good on iTunes !

Sitting at #19 Top pop Albums, and Broken is #3 on Top pop singles!!! BEGIN. is also at #95 albums! Woot!  #23 in album pre-orders

Does anyone need a gifted copy of Broken? I’ll gift 3 today if you haven’t already received one. Email the front page (address at the top of the post)  with *alert* suttygal if interested! 🙂

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Contestology~ 3 More Days~ Ends 8-3!

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David is currently in 3rd place? Hmmm Based on the activity of David’s ology page, I’m thinking  there will be a higher number seen today…but continue working!

And if you’d like a rule refresher regarding point accruing tips, here you go~ 🙂

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I’ll Never Go “Graded”

Grading The Top Ten Songs In The Philippines

The information given isn’t completely accurate, and you may have to read portions of the Nandito Ako references with “tongue in cheek”, but David is given nice credit nevertheless for his OPM covers. **Click the Grantland logo above to read the article. 🙂  ** His grade for I’ll Never Go was a B+ …Of Course I’m biased and would have definitely gone with an “A.”  😉

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 Reminder: Kids Crush Auction BEGINS Today!

  Crush Kids’ Cancer auction BEGINning August 1!

Roselyn Garcia from the Philippines has been inspired by David Archuleta to get involved with Crush Kids’ Cancer: The Kids’ Chapter and has decided to put one of her David sketches up for auction!

This one of a kind sketch is 8×12 inches made by a technique Roselyn discovered using oil pastels and colored pencils. This sketch is signed by the artist and is not framed.

The auction will begin on August 1, 2012 and last until August 30, 2012. This auction is open to anyone, and the winning bidder must pay for shipping. The total bid + shipping cost must be sent to our Paypal (Paypal email address will be given to the winner after the auction ends). Shipping costs vary (Philippines shipping cost is $6, United States shipping cost is $107.25 – if you are not in either of those places, we will let you know the shipping cost through email). The winning bid will be donated to Crush Kids’ Cancer.
On August 1 we will have a post where people can leave a comment with their bids.

Be sure to check back here on August 30, 2012 to see who the winning bidder is. Winner must leave us his/her email address or send us an email so we can contact them further.
If you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments or send us an email!


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 Have a wonderful Crushiversary Wednesday everyone! There may be a little more to come. 🙂

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288 Responses to David Archuleta: Crush-Happy 4th Crushiversary! David Tweets;Excited For BEGIN.! ,Contestology update, I’ll Never Go Makes the Grade, Reminder: Crush Cancer Kids Auction BEGINS Today!

  1. Grace says:

    First!!!!! 🙂
    Tks, Joanie for the wonderful post this morning. Crush, crush, crush… Good memories… I was nervous with the anticipation that day just like the time when I was watching him perform every week on idol. lol.

    Jay Durias ‏@jaydurias
    Watch out for the ReMixeD Colors Of “Rainbow” Coming out soon!!! I’m enjoying the dubstep! @DavidArchie @kariontour

    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    @jaydurias @DavidArchie loving what I am hearing! Just waiting for input! Brings back wonderful memories! Thanks Jay!

  2. Grace says:

    We still have 45 min left to vote on MYX. Come on guys. We don’t want ING to fall out of the top 10. Vote!!

  3. cq#DA2014 says:

    Thank you Joanie for the wonderful Wednesday post.
    Wow, Rainbow video might just be a WHOLE lot of fun. It will be such a good balance from the very serious, yet hauntingly beautifu, Broken. WIN, WIN for all the fans, lol.

  4. kimk says:

    Joanie thank you!!!

    Pumped Up Kicks/ Foster the People Dubstep.. really cool!!!


    oh my and if it goes with David dancing I WILL JUST FLIP OUT WITH HAPPINESS!!

  5. Heidijoy says:

    Thanks Joanie for a Fantastic Post!! Woo Hoo!!

  6. kimk says:


    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    Don’t worry I am not #BROKEN. I can take whatever u give & I will be here. Will u? I get the ok 2 do what I do! Thanks 2 the supporters#n2y

  7. Martha says:


    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    Don’t worry I am not #BROKEN. I can take whatever u give & I will be here. Will u? I get the ok 2 do what I do! Thanks 2 the supporters#n2y

  8. TropicalAngel says:

    BEGIN is #74 overall albums on itunes!!! Can somebody double ckeck for me, i am afraid i may be allucinating….

  9. Anita says:

    HAPPY CRUSHIVERSARY EVERYONE! I’ll have to listen to it on repeat today of course! It’s soooo wonderful to see that BEGIN. and BROKEN are doing well on ITunes. BROKEN is #3 Pop Single! WOW! That has got to be the best song David has ever written. It’s right up there with FALLING. Thank you Joanie for this amazing special anniversary post!

  10. Ali says:

    Thanks for the awesome post, Joanie!!

    Love Crush and love your idea to post our faves/memories. I think my favorite version of Crush is when David sang it at a radio interview in Lexington. Who cares about morning voice?? David busts out a killer acoustic version with Mike on guitar. LOVE!!
    (Jump to around the 2:50 mark for the song)

    Super super excited about the idea of a Rainbow remix! Seriously love the Forevermore album but I think it would be awesome if more of an uptempo song came out for him in the Philippines. Hoping it would do well on the charts there! Also. Dancing David. I need this in my life. ;p

  11. Ali says:

    TropicalAngel – I’m seeing it at #122 overall?

  12. kimk says:

    Ali I know.. epic is all I can think of right now!!

    as for Kari.. our last convo we were talking about oology and losing fans.. maybe she read it or maybe folks were saying something about her posting it? no clue.
    I think it is great all that she posts to try to get Davids name out there. it needs to be.
    she always puts (ks) next to them so there is no mixing up if it is from David or not.
    as for losing fans..
    as I said before I think if things are quieter it is cause he is gone not that he has lost fans. no way folks can not love him.
    not sure if they will buy his music though.. but I hope they really do.
    he deserves it 1000%!!!!!

  13. kimk says:

    I see it #122 overall.. was # 97 or so yesterday?

    it was #20 POP albums this morning.

  14. kimk says:

    Meg ‏@MegRebecca
    One thing that ALWAYS makes me smile? Hearing David Archuleta sing. Always going to be meaningful.


  15. kimk says:

    Song Quotations ‏@SongQuotations
    “Am I crazy or falling in love?” -@DavidArchie (Crush) #SQ

  16. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Kimk, love what you said. There is always going to be someone or a group of someones who can never be pleased and like to police everything fans say and do regarding David. Because she said in her tweet that she gets permission to do the things she does, then it’s probably some fans that are tweeting or DM’ing her or something. I notice she does follow a handful of fans so who knows. Kari is doing a fantastic job keeping David current and helping us to want to stay around. Kari loves David and you can really tell. WE LOVE YOU KARI!!!

  17. kimk says:

    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    @SamLouiseG @jaydurias @DavidArchie Lets get BEGIN. out first! Then we will see what we can do!

    oh no.. I am not a very patient fan.. hey I admit it!!!
    lol that will keep me around for sure!!

  18. Grace says:

    Dang! already seen the mp3 of Broken on twitter, the whole song. Losers!! Grrrr.

  19. kimk says:

    Janel anything that gets David’s name out there is great.. ok have to admit some of the buzz thru the years have been well nuts! as for oology lol I stink at anything like that but that is just me. I did figure how to comment so that is what I do.
    there are different degrees of fan support and even liking David for that matter and all is good.
    if you think about it at the end of the day I bet David just hopes folks like him for the most part as a human being or an artist so all fans are great.
    only thing I would change is more interaction where David is concerned but that is not to be and well I bet even kari might be a little flustered at times too about all that. she is great and first time in all these 4 years I personally felt a fabulous fit between fans and David.
    now what would be nice is a way to get more exposure for BEGIN so she doesn’t have to sweat it out and it just happens for David with all his fans buying BEGIN en masse.

  20. Connie (UT) #DA2014 says:

    Good Morning Grace, KimK, Janel, Ali, Anita, cq, HeidiJoy, TropicalAngel, and everyone else! Happy Anniversary to Crush! Listened to Broken on repeat on my way to work… what a talented amazing young man! Almost time to BEGIN. 🙂

  21. Connie (UT) #DA2014 says:

    Oh and a remix of Rainbow – with Dancing David – sounds good to me!

  22. kimk says:

    cj strong ‏@ceejsterr
    I am auditioning for david archulettas new music video! #wishmeluck #stepstofame


  23. kimk says:

    Connie I know.. David dancing.. who would of ever thought!!!?

  24. Martha says:

    kimk – oooh.. that’s interesting….

  25. kimk says:

    Martha not sure what is could be or true.. think that person is in Utah? but David is not there.. got me but love the thought of a vid!!!

  26. Martha says:

    kimk – with modern technology, he could have filmed something while he was here and then they add other stuff later. Just sayin…

  27. Janel aka Nellie says:

    auditioning for a David Archuleta music video? what?? huh??? This person needs to spill!!!

  28. kimk says:

    ohh I like that.. well then stay tuned and lol as Janel just put it.. SPILL!!

  29. Janel aka Nellie says:

    That guy or girl lives in Utah (earlier tweets of his/hers)

  30. Janel aka Nellie says:

    If two CD’s, little pre-mission video blogs and Nandito Ako can be filmed all in 2-1/2 months before David left, maybe he filmed his portions of a MV too. Just makes me tear up to think of all he did for us before he left. That young man amazes me!

  31. Janel aka Nellie says:

    hmmm, since we’ve already seen portions of David singing with Kurt and the orchestra, maybe that will turn into parts of a music video. OK, getting excited here.

  32. sarahhazel says:

    Happy 126th day!!! Thanks for the awesome 4th Crushiversary post, Jaonie!!!
    True..this CRUSH ain’t going awaaaaayyyy!!!
    A remix of Rainbow? Very cool! Hope that’s the one for the MV!
    Somebody auditioning for a MV???….more deets please!

  33. dailylurker says:

    Happy Crushiversary everyone! I remember how excited I was for David that day and for all his fans too. Kimk, his fans are still here and lurking. lols I know I am. Can’t wait to get a physical copy of BEGIN. in my hands. 🙂

    Dancing David in “Rainbow” will be a great treat for us all. David is such a great dancer, he has moves. So maybe a video from BEGIN.? hmmmm? Very interesting indeed….lols

    “Broken” is haunting and beautiful! I have listened to it about 30 times already.
    I joined the contest thing ology, but I didn’t see my 50 pts added? I wonder how you can view that or is it just automatic? Anyhow I hope it worked. 🙂

  34. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Oh and add 2 photo shoots and managed time to travel around and visit most or all of the temples in Utah before he left. I got it, the man is a robot, that’s it, it must be!! LOL

  35. dailylurker says:

    Janel I think David has a twin brother or a double somewhere who helps him complete all his activities. lols j/k He is one in a million and very hard to duplicate. 🙂

  36. sarahhazel says:

    Janel, daily lurker–LOL nice theories there….haha!….isn’t he is just amazing? 🙂

  37. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Between November-March, all the things he did for us, tour, cd signing in Utah and all the other things I listed, I bet he’s getting more sleep on his mission than he did that few months before it. 🙂

  38. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Good afternoon. Great Crushiversary post Joanie. Missed trending last night. No connection. Good job wwtt everyone. Still trying to figure out gravatar. I’m a capricorn like David and Candy. I keep trying. A “Rainbow” video. That would be delicious. Spent a lot of time getting ITunes. Forgot my password and it turned into an international 3 hr. dilemma. I think I got it now. I pre-ordered the album and they gave me “Broken”. It was so delightful hearing it in entirety. A great sound. David did an excellent job. I love it.

  39. Anita says:

    Someone’s auditioning for David’s new music video?! Whaaaaat? It’s never a dull moment around here!!!

  40. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd says:

    HEY KARI! If you’re lurking, just wanted you to know how much I appreciate all you do for David!!!!!!!!! It means a great deal to his fans, that your there for David & for us. THANK YOU – THANK YOU – THANK YOU!!

  41. sarahhazel says:

    Sending the wonderful Miss Kari my million THANK YOUs too!!!

  42. Good morning, everyone, Happy crushaversary, Great post Joanie. Its exciting to read that there might be a MV. I know that is just a rumor, but we can hope. Hope ING can stay on MYX top 10 until Begin debuts. Wow! and Rainbow MV coming soon? Ogoly, i try to comment there as much as i can. Who would have thought that we would have all this excitement 4 mos after David leaves for his mission. And still more to come. I just love this beautiful young man for all he’s done for us. And i love Kari to for supporting David like she does. For keeping us informed and for just bieng there for us. Love you too Kari, Where would David be without you to back him up. BROKEN is so beautiful, i can hear him singing live right now with those beautiful eyes closed so as to feel the song. WOW! 6 more days til begin. AYE! AYE! AYE! Wish it was here already.

  43. kimk says:


    David Archuleta promotes new album – Next week, David Archuleta’s album “BEGIN” will be available — and even though he is off on a Mormon mission and is unable to do much press, he is at least still doing something to get the word out.
    In a post on his Twitter account, the season 7 star expressed his excitement at people getting the opportunity to hear the album’s final cut:
    “I am so excited for BEGIN. that is coming out next week! I can´t wait for people to hear the songs in their entirety!”
    We are going to have more promotion on the disc next week, so be sure and stay tuned for that — suffice it to say, we’re excited.

  44. SGJudie I have to go back to gravatar too to see what i did wrong. Will wait for my computer repair man (grandson) to come help me.

  45. kimk says:

    Tiffany L ‏@Tiff_ArchAngel
    Broken by: David Archuleta #59 on iTunes’ pop chart


  46. kimk says:

    Tiffany L ‏@Tiff_ArchAngel
    BEGIN. by: David Archuleta is #24 on iTunes’ pop album chart


  47. kimk says:


    Tiffany L ‏@Tiff_ArchAngel
    Broken by: David Archuleta below the New Releases column on iTunes

  48. kimk says:

    McKenzie Harris ‏@McKenzieHarr
    @jaydurias @davidarchie @kariontour Were you able to add a guest rapper to Rainbow? That & more bass would make the song a gr8 club banger.

    Jay Durias ‏@jaydurias
    @McKenzieHarr @davidarchie @kariontour David’s voice is i think more than enough..Tnx 4 d suggestion tho. Peace!


  49. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–love what JD said! 🙂

  50. kimk says:

    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    @jaydurias @DavidArchie loving what I am hearing! Just waiting for input! Brings back wonderful memories! Thanks Jay!


  51. Kimk, When a song shows no rating, is it because it hasn’t been released yet?

  52. VaBeachArchie says:

    HAPPY CRUSHIVERSARY! Still ADORE the Crush MV..love those close-ups!! Can hardly believe that it’s been 4 years since the debut on Z100!

    THANKS Joanie for a FABULOUS post and walk down this SPECIAL day! So many thank yous to all that contributed …what would we do without you? We re lucky to have so much to look back on and enjoy! Thanks Kari for all you do and your patience with our inpatience!! WE DO LOVE OUR DAVID!!

    Off to work..ENJOY YOUR DAY EVERYONE! Hugs to all!

  53. kimk says:

    feedback? is David allowed to listen to what they are coming up with? I hope so and I love that!

  54. kimk says:

    lol I am like a silly school girl sometimes with David..
    I swear he is like the fountain of youth!!

    also pretty darn excited for anything dancy where David is concerned..
    Zero Gravity is the closest we have ever gotten to any of that!!

  55. kimk says:

    Linda I don’t know.. maybe.

  56. kimk says:


    Kurt Bestor ‏@kurtbestor
    David Archuleta talks about our process in recording “Begin.”…

  57. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–Imagine a danceable techno remix of Rainbow followed by a rocking Pride (complete with soaring electric guitar solos) performed on the concert stage by man himself?!…..Is it 2014 yet??!!

  58. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Dictionary definition for David Archuleta: Pop singer with a silky smooth voice, angel, philantropist, LDS member. alternate definition: Fountain of Youth

  59. Janel aka Nellie says:


  60. kimk says:

    sarahhazel lol you trying to get me going here.. pretty much on the ledge already missy!!! ha I know.. please 2014 cannot come soon enough!!!

  61. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Linda, I’m so excited. I got my gravatar. It only took another hour but I did it. I love the pic of baby David in his carseat putting on the shades. 😆 At the very end it said confirm. I clicked it and it kept going back asking me to confirm about ten times. I finally exited and came back here. Whew, I was at my wits end. Now I have to go and see if I did ITunes right. Good thing this is my only day job! 😀

  62. Connie (UT) #DA2014 says:

    I agree KimK – Mr. Fountain of Youth! Sign me up!

  63. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Kimk sent you a couple of DMs

  64. kimk says:

    Janel same! 🙂

  65. breanne says:

    Thanks for the great post Joanie!! Love that top picture of David! Happy 4 Year Crush Anniversary!!! Still love that song everytime I hear it.

    Vote for ING on MYX:

    Follow, post & comment on David’s Ology page. David gets 10 points for every comment. I just comment on every picture that is posted because it is the easiest & fastest way to gain points:

  66. breanne says:

    Vote hourly for ING on Chart Central. Currently #3:

    ING mv has 144,000+ views:

  67. breanne says:

    Will try again on the ING mv link:

    Forevermore has 1,019,000+ views:

  68. kimk says:

    Disney Dreaming ‏@Disney_Dreaming
    David Archuleta Is Excited For His Fans To Hear His “Begin” Album


  69. I see they posted Jessica Sanches picture on Davids ology. Is this to taunt us. Because it worked. I’m posting more then ever’ David is our #1.

  70. meant commenting more then ever.

  71. nora says:

    Kari I agree with all that fans here who have said THANK YOU for all you do for David, and keeping us informed and we know how very hard you work for him and us. Just wanted you to know how much you are appreciated, David is lucky to have you, and so are we, THANKS AGAIN!!! Keep doing what you have been doing, it works.

  72. Kari, wish we could tell you personally how much you are appreciated, but i know it’s impossible, so hope you check in on our comments today so you can see for yourself that you are loved and appreciated for all you do for David and us. Where would David and his fans be without your support. Love you God Bless.

  73. lct#DA2014 says:

    Kimk, by the looks of some of the tweets on twitter, looks like a lot of demands by the fans on Kari for not enough promo from the experts and not about ology. I think she’s doing an excellent job of pr but there’s only so much she can do without a label or management company…. I think fans are letting out their frustration and Kari’s the one to direct it at her!

  74. lct#DA2014 says:

    We could always to a WW trending topic on Kari Sellards! 🙂

  75. Lct, i like that idea, thats one way of saying thank you. I’m in

  76. angelbymyside says:

    @DavidArchie: Told David about some of you hearing the promo for BEGIN. at the movies and what you said when you heard it. (ks)

    @DavidArchie: He replied with: “That´s fun to hear about the clip being played in theaters and the experiences fans have had with it!!” (ks)

  77. I think David is just as excited as we are about BEGIN. Thank you Kari for relating that tweet from david to us.

  78. angelbymyside says:


    @ceejsterr: I am auditioning for david archulettas new music video! #wishmeluck #stepstofame

  79. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd says:

    Hey LCT! I love the idea trending a Thank You! for Kari. We could do it tonight 8 eastern, 7 central. If everyone wants to, I’m in 😀

    Just a quick Hello, hope everyone’s having a great day, Adios!

  80. Grace says:

    The promo for BEGIN. at the movies is just audio, no video involved. I don’t know how many people would pick up what it is.
    Hello everyone!!

  81. sarahhazel says:

    It’s good that David knows how excited many fans are for BEGIN. We need to let him know from time to time that there’s still people supporting him and his music….to hopefully give him more motivation to continue where he left off…when he returns.

  82. Lurks says:

    LOL!!! David and a booty popping video hahaha!!

    @ceejsterr: I am auditioning for david archulettas new music video! #wishmeluck #stepstofame” booty pop that shit(; haha

  83. tami lyn says:

    hi all 🙂 is the video being referred to by this person the Rainbow video that some have been talking about???

  84. tami lyn says:

    omg this is getting more interesting by the minute LOL! how did david have time to set up all this stuff??!

  85. Beth i’m in for trending for Kari

  86. David may be #3 on ocology, but Archies have been known to come from behind. 2 more days till its over. We need to put everything we got in to it. Lets go Archies; lets beat the Bluejays.

  87. kimk says:

    lol didn’t post that part of the tweet..

    lct ahh thank goodness kari knows the biz.. gotta be tuff to do what she does.

  88. kimk says:

    angel lol I hate that! that makes me want to cry.. miss that face and smile!!

  89. ABMS i loved that tumbler. But kimk is right . It makes you miss him more after seeing that smile.

  90. Martha says:

    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    Thanks for all the wonderful tweets today! It means a lot! Just had to vent! Some people just will never be happy with what u do & thats sad

  91. cq#DA2014 says:

    Awe, having two messages from David today(actually released by Kari, don’t know when he connected with Kari) feels so good. He loves us he really loves us, lol.
    BTW, Kari, love all you are doing for David and us fans, David couldn’t of picked a better person to handle his career while he is away…you’re a businesswoman with a heart.

  92. kimk says:

    hmm.. we saw snippets of David dancing and bopping.. and now that tweet
    could it be there will be more then just David dancing in the Rainbow video!?
    this is getting good!!!


  94. kimk says:

    Linda he is so stinkin cute I can’t stand it. those Chilean peeps sure are lucky!!!

  95. kIMK, I know, I don’t know if they know how lucky they are to have him for 2 years. Thats ok because when he comes home we will have him forever. However long that is.

  96. Grace says:

    Wow, this guy posted the entire Broken on twitter. Anybody can click and listen to the whole version. Gosh!
    Don’t throw tomatoes at me. Understand Kari’s frustration, but realistically, there has not been much promo. Not that I don’t appreciate what she’s been doing for David, but fans are venting toward her as his manager for David’s sake, not for themselves.

  97. kimk says:

    Grace I think folks are just frustrated.. we all pretty much want David to sell a ton of cds cause well he deserves to.
    I know it doesn’t work that way but dang it sure would be nice!

  98. Mckenzie Harris says:

    I think at some point there should be a twitter trend about the fans like “Archies Are The Best Fans”. It shows the world that David has a strong and committed fanbase. Also, it recognizes the importance of the fans. David is great. Kari is great. However, without the fans, even the demanding ones, none of this would be possible. What David left for his fans is extraordinary. But so too is what the fans do to support David and his career on a daily basis, all without compensation.

  99. Sharon Mc. says:

    Hi All…I just wanted to add my support to Kari. I am not on twitter, so hope that Kari does see this.

    I have been gone all day, and have no idea what happened….but am not happy to hear that there is any negativity of any kind going on! Gee Whiz….this is our time to celebrate and thank David and Kari for their amazing team work!!!! Kari…without you…where would the fans be? You have kept the fandom alive and well…with your wonderful tweets, messages, and BTS. involvement. You bend over backwards to communicate to all of us. Your happy spirit emulates that of David! It such a relief knowing that you are here for David and his fans….each and every day. We all really appreciate all you have done and keep doing each day! You, David, the producers, and others whom we may not be aware of… have done such a fantastic job!!! The gifts that keep coming from David’s heart and team are unbelievable!!! Bless your heart for your tireless efforts on behalf of David and all the fandom. We love you and David to bits….and negativity will never change that!! Yikes…..Countdown to AUG> 7th….soooooo exciting! Kari…you just ROCK!!! Thank you so much Kari and TEAM DAVID! Hugs for your heart…. please pass it on!!! 🙂

  100. McKenzie. I like that Idea. Actually ARCHIE FANS ARE THE BEST FANS sounds good.

  101. angelbymyside says:


    My buddy @DavidArchie has a great new album coming out on Tuesday… Hope you all check it out!

  102. Kalei says:

    Happy 4th Crushiversary! Thanks for the awesome post Joanie!

    It appears that Jessica’s fans got a WWTT about joining Jessica’s Ology feed and she got 1,000 bonus points for that – not sure if we have time to do that for David in these last 2 days…

    Sad to see that apparently there is negativity in the fanbase – this is a time to celebrate the release of BEGIN.! Some people are never satisfied….

    Love seeing BEGIN. & Broken on the itunes charts!!

  103. kimk says:

    haven’t been online except here too much to see what is going on.. and glad this time too.

    I like the idea of a fan trend.. or any trend. make it fun and folks will follow!! 🙂

  104. Anne-Marie says:

    Hey everyone! Just stopping by to add that I think Kari is doing a tremendously awesome job managing everything David while he is away! I cherish all of the little messages we get from David via Kari and all of the BTS info, vids of the making of BEGIN.! I think that is a nice idea to trend something for Kari to show how much we appreciate everything she is doing for David and the entire fan base! 🙂

  105. Martha says:

    David Archuleta ‏@DavidArchie
    Have u pre-ordered BEGIN. & received your instant download of Broken on iTunes? http://itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/begin./id548446552 … if you have let @iTunesMusic know (ks)

  106. tami lyn says:

    when i go to ology.com it’s just a blank page 🙁

  107. sarahhazel says:

    I love Jeff LeBlanc….my big thanks to him for tweeting about BEGIN. 🙂

  108. sj says:

    I guess it’s all about expectations and perspective. TBH when the talk first started about trying to leave the fans some music after David got back from the Philippines, I was thinking more in terms of either David recording stuff that would get put up on YouTube or some recordings done quickly in a recording studio with bare minimum production and such just David putting together a little something acoustic for us. I was hoping that perhaps we’d get something we could actually download but I really NEVER expected or dreamed we’d get an actual physical cd to purchase. I also didn’t think he’d really get any promo with no major label and mostly covers. But have been pleasantly surprised at the exposure he is getting. From Kari’s past tweets it appears she worked on getting it onto iTunes and it looks like it got some nice coverage on the front pages and such. Anyway, I know most here feel the same and are so grateful for what we’ve gotten but just wanted to add that ALL of this is so much more than I was hoping for at the beginning of this year, so for me anyway I am one THRILLED AND HAPPY fan and can’t wait to listen to the cd in it’s entirety 😉

    I know I’m preaching to the choir here, but I guess I’m just perplexed that anyone would think that what we are getting is less than what they actually expected. 🙂

  109. pickles says:

    Hello everyone. Just pre-order BEGIN. on ITUNES!

    is anybody having problems getting to the ology website?

  110. Grace says:

    Last night, I talked to a girl who said she’s a huge fan but hasn’t ordered BEGIN yet. So I tweeted that Broken was immediately downloaded on pre-order. She just said she’d buy the iTunes card now. Also a couple nights ago, tweeted some folks about David’s whereabouts including BEGIN info and they retweeted it to their followers.

    TBH, I don’t participate in Ology but spend a lot of time to reply to non fans on twitter. So to each own, we do our best to promote him, right? 🙂

  111. palmtreephan (#DA2014.....and always) says:

    abms!! That tweet is simply music to my ears…thanks!! 🙂 I hope many more who David has supported over the years follow suit. I would also like to chime in on what an absolutely fabulous job Kari is doing. I could not imagine anyone better!

  112. My ocology page is blank too. I hope its blanked for everyone else? Not just us.

  113. tami lyn says:

    yeah where are all david’s music friends??! why aren’t they tweeting anything about david or BEGIN? kinda like he doesn’t even exist except to us 🙁

  114. tami lyn says:

    linda- it’s blank for me too 🙁

  115. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Doesn’t some negativity always happen when the fan base is on a high? I seem to recall when ANYTHING positive comes our way, we have “trolls” from the outside that always appear to bring us down. (not talking about anyone here) I am choosing to not let it happen again and act like we never saw Kari’s tweet.

    NA, Forevermore, BEGIN, videos. That is so much more than most artists put out in 3 years. Glass all the way full for me!!!!

  116. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    I’m having trouble with Ology,too. Blank page is all I get. Oh these machines. GRR!! 😉

  117. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Btw, LOVE Kari and all she does. Do glad Davif left her in charge. And doing that tells me he does care for his fans and does want to maintain his career.

  118. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    ATX Right on. 😀

  119. sarahhazel says:

    ATX–I’m with you on that….glass half full WORKS FOR ME!

  120. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Hello Everyone!

    tami_lyn, They probably will wait til Tuesday to promote David, that is if they do. Not sure, hopefully they will.

    Hey Grace! I dont go on the Ocology thing either, everytime I try, it says something about my browser & everything on the page get jumbled up, I dont know what I’m doing,lol

    Hey ATX! I agree, when things are going great, some people seem to want to throw a wet blanket on it. I say, just ignore it & it will go away, hopefully 😀

  121. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Kari, you are a gem. You have backed David 100% and have helped all us fans to keep in touch with him. We are fortunate to have someone devoted to David like you. We all love and appreciate all the efforts you have done for David and us in his absence. Without you we are nothing.

  122. I hear there might be a trend fri aug 3 at 8pm Utah time, by an new elite group, trend is,
    Sing David Sing Begin.

  123. tami lyn says:

    linda- who is this new elite group? am i misunderstanding?

  124. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Beth, HaHaHa Can you imagine how powerful we’d be if we actually knew what we were doing?? 😆 😆 I remember when we were accused of cheating on VH1 voting for Crush. We didn’t know how to cheat. We did it the hard way, we earned it. 🙂

  125. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Linda, an elite group??? Huh??

  126. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Linda, I like the trend words though.

  127. I got information from @DavidArchuletaArgentina. They said they were a new elite group. I’m guessing from Argentina too, You can direct message them to verify if you want. They said that they asked them to help and they said yes.
    I’m sure they will let everyone know on tweeter.

  128. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Linda, Hmmmm Very interesting. What do you think is going on with Ology?

  129. tami lyn says:

    ok thanks linda! 🙂

  130. sarahhazel says:

    Ology still blank. I’m not liking it….. 🙁


  132. sarahhazel says:

    Hey, the more fan sites, the better!!!

  133. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Thanks guys, I am determined that August will be a GREAT month. 108 degrees today, so guess I have to stay inside and listen to Broken. Too bad for me! Lol

  134. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Linda, You mean for the other contestant fans too. Wonder what’s up.

  135. ATX, 106 here in my parts in Cali

  136. cq#DA2014 says:

    Ok, as far as his music friends giving a shout out for David’s new music, we need to give them a little more time and sometimes the acknowledgment comes after the release date. Of course, lets face it, not to many artists are as generous with giving kodos as David.

  137. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    supergrand, ROTFL, Thats what they say to me at work 😆 If I only knew what I was doing,lol. Gosh, if you & I knew what we were doing, well, I dont know what would happen. It could turn into a campaign issue this Nov, One side says “Oh what the heck, let them both know what they’re doing” & the other side says “But we dont have a plan if that happens, we’ll need a new committee to oversee it, to have supergrand & Beth know what they’re doing, well, its a situation we’ve never come across 😆

  138. SGJ, Yes thats what i mean. I’m sure it is or there is no way they can have a contest if we cant vote. JMO

  139. kimk says:

    Stacey Tookey ‏@sjtookey
    @DavidArchie How are you? It’s Stacey from our trip to India 😉 just saying hi!!

  140. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Beth, HaHaHa That’s what I’m saying! 😆 When it does happen we will surely be a force to reckon with.

  141. Just saw on tweeter. The New Elite group is from Colorado. Trending Fri Aug 3 at 8 pm Utah time. Trend is ( Sing David Sing Begin.)

  142. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    supergrand You got that right 😆 And darn toot’n we earned everything on VH1, we wanted to win it fair & square 😀

  143. kimk says:

    I’ll Never Go was #10 on MYX today!!


    time to trend!!!!!!! 😀

    Pre Order Begin On Itunes

  144. ray says:

    i don,y what is wrong with people, but kari and her team have done more promo for david the last four months then jive ever did in three years.davids zero gravity was played on the raido today here in fla. THNKS KARI GREAT JOB

  145. Ray, you are so right. I think we need to just put those negative people to rest and lets go for the positive. Lets enjoy our excitement for BEGIN,
    and BROKEN. Good job Kari.

  146. kimk says:

    woo hoo

    Pre Order Begin On Itunes is WW TT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀

  147. kimk says:

    Rinnie Yang (楊瑞安) ‏@HPfanRinnie
    Omg!! Pre Order Begin On Itunes is trending #4 worldwide!!


  148. Are we trending right now?

  149. sarahhazel says:

    Woohoo for WWTT!!!

  150. kimk says:

    ❤Shelley❤#DA2014 ‏@Shell_eeeyyy
    Trending 5 in Denver Pre Order Begin On ITunes by @DavidArchie here itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/be… @kariontour Woo hoo!!


  151. kimk says:

    kim ‏@kimak
    EEEK!!! @DavidArchie Pre Order Begin On Itunes is TRENDING IN RALEIGH NORTH CAROLINA!!!

  152. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Linda, yes, it is Pre Order Begin On Itunes

  153. Martha says:


    Hey tweeps make sure you check out my friend @DavidArchie ‘s new album. We were on star search together! In 03 & 04 http://itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/begin./id548446552

    She has 13,000 followers

  154. sarahhazel says:

    You can just watch this when you’re “on the other side of up”….haha….
    and your glass will we half full again! 🙂

  155. kimk says:


    I am in twitter jail!!

    RoxanaDaniela ‏@asdfdght
    me mato. es TT #5 en Chile 😐 Pre Order Begin On Itunes

  156. kimk says:

    idk, I’m honduran. ‏@OhSweetRain

  157. kimk says:

    Monteith Swaggin’ ♔ ‏@FinchelinMyPant
    David Archuleta is still famous..?

    lol love it when folks see the WW TT and go huh?!! 😀

  158. kimk says:

    David Becker ‏@FootballNerd18
    Yay the new David Archuleta #BEGIN album is trending on Twitter. I pre ordered the album last week. Thank you @BestBuy!

  159. kimk says:


    8m Bianca ‏@DripsIllu
    who the BLEEP is david archuleta?

  160. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–(7:41) ROFL….I love that too!!!

  161. sarahhazel says:

    LOL on the “BLEEP” one!

  162. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    kimk, I sent them a tweet to let them know

  163. kimk says:

    sarahhazel love those.. most of the time it is where did he go.. this one was reacting to the WWTT.
    hey if only a couple check him out it is worth the trend!
    I love doing it cause I love reading all the tweets.
    Archies pour their hearts out with love for him!! 🙂

  164. kimk says:

    Beth ha hope they don’t give you a BLEEPING hard time!

  165. josie says:

    Lolol. Man, I wish I had twitter right now. “Dear Bianca~ Buy BEGIN., & you’ll find out.”

  166. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    kimk, I just said G’night on Twitter, so I probably wont see it if they do,lol. Plus just letting them know he has the best voice on the planet 😀

  167. tami lyn says:

    i think people on twitter are starting to catch on to the fact that all they have to do to get lots of attention is mention david archuleta! too funny LOL!

  168. Martha says:

    Still trending in Chile

  169. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Find it interesting as we are tending, Jessica Sanchez fans seem to time their trending at the same time. Uhmmmm

  170. josie says:

    (1) Thank you, Jeff LeBlanc. You’re awesome. 🙂 (2) It kind of ticks me off that people are upset with Kari. She’s not even his manager, is she? Isn’t she his road/tour manager, like Ray was? I don’t recall Ray ever tweeting to help promote David’s music or keep his name out there, or acting as his “go-between”. As far as I’m concerned, she already goes above & beyond. Yes, I think more promo would be great. But that’s the job of mgmt & label, which he DOESN’T HAVE. lol.

  171. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    My computer just shut off again, took some time to get it back on.

    Martha, so cool its still trending in Chile 😀

  172. Anita says:

    Kari-You are such a God-send to all of us fans! You have shown the utmost kindness to us, and love for David. You’ve worked so hard to keep us updated since David has been gone, and I trust you 100% that you’ll continue to until 2014 and beyond.
    I LOVE YA KARI!!!!!!

  173. That was fun. More trending coming up before aug 7 so get your tweeter fingers ready.
    It was good that people were curious to know who David Archuleta is.

  174. ATX #DA2014 says:

    My Crush story / memory – Aug 2008 – Houston AI tour. My granddaughter were waiting outside in the 104 degree heat with 85% humdity for our first look at David. We are there with approximately 100 other idol fans. Most idols come out and some cheers happen, but when David finally comes out, it is to the loudest yells and screams. My husband was in the next building getting drinks and knew he better come out to take pictures because he was sure it was “David time” or else he would receive a verbal thrashing for him fangirling wife.

    As David it made it through the group of fans, you could tell he was not feeling well. He would smile once in a while, but nothing like I saw on videos before. He would smile and nod every so often, but was not talking to save his voice for that evening. As he finished signing my shirt, Dakota’s shirt and ipod, and thanking Dakota for his gift she presented to him, all of a sudden the section to our left starting sing CRUSH! It was as if the doctor had given him a magic shot. He had the biggest smile on his face and was humming along. He was proud, humbled, amazed we knew the words and somewhat not sure what to do all at the same time. Someone manged to catch a great picture of this moment and submitted it for COS.

    He managed to stay out there another 1 after the singing started. He even excused himself one time to go back inside to get a kleenex and came back out to more applause. He was the only idol that was out there a good 2 hours signing everything for the fans.

    Right there and then, I knew I was in love with this young man.

  175. sarahhazel says:

    There should be trending parties every day till Aug. 7 (& beyond!) 🙂

  176. sarahazel’ i agree. Trending every day. short trends .

  177. ATX #DA2014 says:

    For trending – how about each day counting it down

    5 days till Begin
    4 days till Begin
    3 days till Begin
    (you get my drift)

  178. ATX, I loved your story. I can just imagine bieng there. When i watch the AI tour videos i can hear the loud cheers for david.

  179. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Thanks Linda, I had anticipating going to the event, maybe getting some autographs, going to the concert to see if this kid sang as good in person as on tv, and that be it. I wanted to see what all the fuss was about.

    The last thing I expected was to fall head over heals in awe of him. His genuious, humble, kind heart had me at hello. He truly is so greatful for his fans. As we all know, there is not fake bone in his body.

  180. Martha says:

    ATX – thats a good idea.

    Will there be buying party on August 7 at midnight (or in my case, I think it will be 10:00 pm August 6. Its been a while so I don’t remember. If it could get to the top 10 on Itunes, it would really help to stir up curiosity. Even if I’ve pre-ordered, I would buy one more that night.

  181. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:

    Goodnight Everyone, Take Care All!

    My computer shut off again, not sure
    whats going on, so came back to say
    Goodnight & give my computer a rest.

  182. Good Night Beth. Ocology is still blank. wonder whats going to happen with contest

  183. pocoelsy says:

    Hi all,

    First of all before I forget…I saw people post Broken the whole song on youtube this makes my heartache, when peep comment and ask her to take it down she deleted their comments and refuse to delete the vid sighh gave the reason that the song’s not available worldwide so she helps spread the words…she does this for the fans (what about David!!)!!! she will only take it down if David teams ask her to!! mannn just only one vid on youtube that’s all it takes for people to steal, it’d be nice if she left some part mute or not upload the whole song!!! sorry for the rantttt

  184. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Beth, same here. Strange. I restarted and only have FOD open now. I pray a virus is not out there…….

  185. ATX I like it. Let me know if its a go so we can let our international Archies Know. The More fans trending the better. especially because its a count down for begin.
    Did someone say there will be a buying party at a certain time on the 7th?

  186. sarahhazel says:

    Nite,nite, Beth!

  187. sarahhazel says:

    Buying party on the 7th….iTunes?…when???….sounds like an awesome idea!

  188. sarahhazel says:

    I meant what time on the 7th???

  189. Martha says:

    Linda – I was asking if there would be a buying party at midnight (or any other specified time) on the 7th (Eastern time). I would buy one more even if I preordered. So he can chart on Itunes by buying all at once.

  190. Martha says:

    sarahhazel – I remember my daughter used to buy at 10:00 pm the day before an album went on sale since we’re 2 hrs earlier than Eastern time. If everyone buys at the same time, it should chart. Or a time range.

  191. breanne says:

    ING is #10 on MYX:

    Vote hourly for ING on Chart Central. Currently #3:

  192. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–then I’ll have to buy at midnight of the 6th….wow, late….but it’s doable!

  193. -Pocoelsy, Thats so sad. Have you let Davids team know yet. These people that steal are people that wouldn’t buy it anyway, but it doesn’t make it any easier. David talked about this very subject on his Forbes interview.

  194. pocoelsy says:

    Thank you Joanie for a great new post :). Sweet memories of crush…I was on the edge listening to it for the first time, always want him to do well on chart lol.

    frio gave me the link about how to have my US Itunes acc. and it works like a charm, thank you so much frio, I recommend it to everyone out side the US to have it so we can support David easier and give ourselves a heavenly treats by The Man 🙂

    Buying party !!! when and what time …excited

  195. Miss Vicki says:

    Hi all…Happy Crushanniversary!!!! I know I was glued to my computer that morning. I was so proud to watch David listen to himself on the radio for the first time….He had NO CLUE!!!!! BTW…I love the acoustic version of Crush where Mike played guitar for David in Lexington….What a unique sound…..When is the buying party for Begin on August 7th????…..I live on the East Coast…..Miss Vicki

  196. Janel aka Nellie says:

    From what I understand managers (not tour managers) and labels are responsible for the advertizement, promotion and push of a singer and their music. A tour manager is just that, she manages his tours, appearances etc. So, if you put that in perspective, Kari has done a ton for David. How much more does she have to do to make some people happy? So unless David has hired her as his “manager” and not just tour manager, some things she’s done for David, are not even part of her job description. Promotion and ads and pushing radio time falls in the label’s domain. That is why we were so mad at Jive if you recall for not pushing David more than they did.

  197. Martha says:

    sarahhazel – if everyone buys at midnight Eastern time August 7, I would buy 10:00 pm August 6 since I’m in the Mountain time zone

  198. Martha says:

    Even if its a different time, as long as we all buy at the same time, or a short time range, then hopefully it would chart. I don’t know how often they change the charts, ex. every hour, 2 hours, etc.

  199. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–that’s right…haha….12 midnight is Aug.7 already….my bad…

  200. pocoelsy says:

    Linda, no I haven’t inform David team I don’t have tweet I think I make one now and let them know and may be peeps can tweet Keri too, since I think if David team want to expose Broken on youtube they sould be the one who post it not the fans especially when the album’s not even premier yet, right!! but yeah I dunno if the person who post it bought it or not, but most definitely there’ll be people who steal it like you said it’s much easier than you have to make US Itunes acc. and it’s free, arhhhh I’m really upset right now!!

  201. Janel aka Nellie says:

    From tourconcepts.com:
    The idea of using a concert (band) tour manager is to make sure the tour is running smoothly, all band and crew are happy, performance revenue is being collected and tour-related bills are being paid.

    The following is a (very) brief guide to the work you should expect from every concert tour manager you work with.

    A band concert tour manager is the person who takes care of booking all the accommodation, transport, equipment and crew involved with the tour. The tour manager will then travel with the band on the road, dealing with all the day-to day problems as they arise. They also act as accountant; producing budgets, picking up cash for performances and paying suppliers and other expenses as the tour progresses.

    On very large tours the role of band concert tour manager may be split between 3 or 4 different people; for instance concert tour manager, production manager, production assistant and tour accountant (s).

    Concert tour managers are usually freelance and are paid by the artiste or artiste’s management company from the tour funds. They work on a daily or weekly rate. The tour usually pays for the concert tour manager’s accommodation, travel, communication costs and other expenses.

    As a general rule, concert tour managers do not book or arrange the shows. This is the job of the booking agent working in conjunction with promoters.

    The band concert tour manager will be contacted by the management, usually during or after the booking of the show (s). (In certain cases the management may consult the concert tour manager about the suitability of certain venues or whether it is possible to reach certain cities in the time allocated etc.)

    The concert tour manager’s job really begins once the dates have been booked. Here at Tour Concepts I will take the date sheet supplied by the booking agent and work on the following areas, budget, advancing and on-the-road.

  202. pocoelsy says:

    Martha, Sarah, sorry for berging in ..hehe.. so if mid night eastern time on the 7 Aug so it must be mid day 8 Aug in Asia right !!??

  203. palmtreephan (#DA2014.....and always) says:

    Hmmmmmm….anyone see the Demi Lovato trending that’s going on right now???

  204. sarahhazel says:

    pocoelsy–I think that’s correct.

  205. pocoelsy says:

    I’m in, that’s easy for me, where is frio I can’t thank her enough!!!

  206. Janel aka Nellie says:

    This explains the job of the label to get an artist air time, promotions, marketing merchandise and publicity. http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/record-label1.htm
    And believe me, David’s label for Begin is promoting him. I’ve seen ads in the paper, in the Deseret Book catalogs, and I know at least 100.3 FM is promoting him with even plans for some kind of CD release celebration. I realize that is just where Deseret Books are located but I don’t think anyone knows what goes on behind the scenes and what his label is trying to do to promote him. Just because a label tries to get him airtime doesn’t mean certain radio stations will agree to it. Just because they want ads in magazines and newspapers and online sites, doesn’t mean these places are willing to put the ad in their publications. We shouldn’t judge what we don’t know and what we can’t see ourselves going on behind the scenes.

  207. blue says:

    aww there was trending today? darn.

  208. pocoelsy says:


    Thank you the info, I thank God everyday for Kari, she’s really good to us as well as to David.

  209. sarahhazel says:

    OK, time to sign off….Have a goodnight, guys….and sweet BEGIN. dreams! 🙂

  210. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Good night all, going to bed with my full glass…….

  211. kimk says:

    Janel for me anyway it doesn’t matter. cd was just for us to enjoy. sure David knew that him being away things will be slow. not upset if folks wondering anything about promo or whatever either. think it is ok to ask in a nice way if wanting to know.
    David is a pretty big artist.. at least in our eyes.

  212. kimk says:

    Janel cost a lot to promote an artist these days. so anything that is done for David is sweet.

  213. pocoelsy says:

    Good night Atx and Sarah, sweet dream.

  214. kimk says:

    blue there was.. hit #4 right off the bat!! :))))

  215. kimk says:

    with David not around to do any promo it will be hard.. lol now if they put out a happy dance vid.. things might do better!!!??! 😀

    ha sorry that was for certain folks if lurking.. dying to see that dang Rainbow MV!!!!!

  216. Kimk Me too! Aye! Chihuahua!, that man has moves.

  217. Jhen says:

    Hello everyone!
    I already saw Broken is already in you tube, I wonder if fans downloaded it or from the management?
    I wonder what made Kari upset, is it the fans? any idea? Kari is doing his duties so well, she gives us update about David, while David on mission and she delivers our letters and postcards to David. But you can’t please everybody, it’s the reality. Kari just to be strong and don’t mind about all those negative things.
    I agree with Janel that tour manager don’t booked the tour but the booking agent that the artist hired who do the job .
    I think Kari help David to do the decisions in other extra gigs like the Bench endorsement but the last decision is from David, because this Bench endorsement is a fast decision, it comes very quick and tv5 executive I think bridge Bench and David to close the deal.

  218. kimk says:

    Linda ha I know.. I can’t wait!!!

    Jhen I don’t have a clue.. haven’t seen anything to speak of.
    sure it will work out and maybe it will light a fire in the fanbase if nothing else.

  219. Jhen says:

    I wish I’m in Utah, so I could attend Simply Thai get together, I love Thai foods even before I knew David. Kari said there is a lot of good foods in Simply Thai, make me craving for it lol

  220. Jhen says:

    Kimk- I know Kari can get through this, she is a dedicated David tour manager. From what I see in the Philippines , she is bubbly and happy person.

  221. pocoelsy says:

    Kimk, yeah so far I think his team has done pretty darn good job promote the album imagine if David’s here to promote it himself, BEGIN. is an outstanding album

  222. nora says:

    Janel, I agree that we should not judge what we don’t know, I think they are doing the best they can, without David being here to promote. Kimk I agree it doesn’t matter David did all this for his fans and we Love him for it. Kari has been great, she keeps us informed and also sends all our post cards to David, she is a charm, and David and fans are lucky to have her JMO Saying goodnight for now.

  223. pocoelsy says:

    Jhen, Hi I think so too about Kari she’s a strong according to her latest tweet 🙂 I like her a lot.

  224. Jhen says:

    I think although Broken is already out in you tube, people will still want to buy Begin cd, because they already know that David song is awesome and moving.

  225. Jhen says:

    pocoelsy- she is strong, she is the best tour manager for David, she is not a pushy Manager that what David want.

  226. Hi! Jhen. Kari will be fine, she knows her job and knows how to handle negativity. I’m just happy that it is she who is doing all this for David. You can tell she really thinks alot of him. And thats important in an artist and manager team.

  227. pocoelsy says:

    Jhen, regarding Broken on youtube, i hope and pray ..that’s the case though I highly doubt it :(, it’s not easy for folk outside the US to buy so …!!!

  228. kimk says:

    pocoelsy think Begin is amazing.. his vocals are the best I ever heard him sing!!!

  229. Jhen says:

    pocoelsy- because not all countries are selling Begin cd, but Kari tweet that Malaysia will soon have Begin, I know asian countries is not the same time in releasing Begin, it’s always delay or behind.
    Got to go for lunch now, it’s just my office break, bye for now FOD family

  230. BEGIN. is amazing Kimk. I just am so anxious for my cds to arrive. I have 6 comming. One is for the DJ here in town and the others to share. Broken is so,so. good. I just can’t stop listening to it. Although i’m a hold out, when i pre-odered on itunes i couldn’t help but listen to it.

  231. Jhen says:

    Linda- Kari think all the best for David, we have to thank Kari for that.

  232. josie says:

    Tks for the info, janel. That was alot. lol.

  233. josie says:

    One thing is…I know some folks have stopped following David altogether during this time, & plan to come back when he comes back. They’re using this time to take a break. So, since they’re not following him now, they don’t know about BEGIN. My question is: How will they even know when he’s back? lol. I think it’s gonna take an astronomical amount of promo for peeps to be aware that he’s even singing again. But that’s jmo~ no one has to agree w/me. lol.

  234. pocoelsy says:

    Jhen, really!!! Kari tweet that ahhh that’ s sweet, so now we know Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines will have BEGIN. sweetttt what about Singapore and Indonesia David has tons of fan there too 🙂 , better late than never hehe 🙂

    Linda Quite a number you ordered there!!!

    How many copies of David’s (each) album do you need to have for your own listening !!?? I always have at least 4 , one for my car – one for my room (kitchen lol), one I leave at my mom’s house in Bangkok and one more for spare, and I can say 2 more for my 2 daughters, my hubby likes rock and local artists sooo…none for him.

  235. pocoelsy says:

    That sounds so sad 🙁 I hope people just …like… less active and/or slow down, I hope when he comes back it would be buzzz all over just like when he announced he’s leaving, but with uber talent and heart of gold like him it’s hard to ignore or stay away for too long, they need a gentle reminder that’s all.

  236. Ali says:

    If you build it, they will come 😉

  237. pocoelsy says:


    They sure will!!! right Linda!!?, you’ve tired your best to hold out but you just can’t resist listening to Broken hehe !!! nobody can resist the power of The Archuleta <3

  238. Ali says:

    pocoelsy – just heading to bed but wanted to say goodnight before I ducked out. Hope you’re having a great Thursday!!

  239. Pocoelsy, sorry i wandered off to watch Nandito ako since i can’t comment on ology.
    I also like to have a cd for my house, car, extra one in case i lose one and a few to share with fans that can’t afford to buy one.
    I see Ali has gone to bed. But i like what she said. IF YOU BUILD IT THEY WILL COME.

  240. pickles says:

    Still cant get to Ology!
    I admit it I have listen to BROKEN. I just couldn’t hold it. This song is amazing.

  241. Jhen says:

    pocoelsy- somebody from Malaysia asked Kari if Malaysia will have Begin, she said yes, but don’t know the date yet. Previously, Indonesian fans asked about it also, she said Indonesia will have Begin too. I’m sure Philippines will also release Begin soon, since all David cd is available in the Philippines. Singapore , I have read somewhere that Singapore will also have Begin, not sure if it is also on Aug.7. Thailand , I never heard any news about it, do you know if Thailand will have Begin too?

  242. Jhen says:

    pickles- I also admit it, I already listen to entire Broken, it is so beautiful.

  243. Jhen says:

    Just got the news, Philippines can pre order Begin through Odyssey.

  244. pocoelsy says:

    Hehe!!! we are all the great wanderer haha, sorry I wander off too,

    Good night Ali and Linda too I suppose, we have 1 and a half year to plan and implement to “build it” I think we’re doing pretty darn good with all the polls and wwtt just have to keep it up 🙂

    Jhen, that’s really a good news for us Asian though it’d be a bit late, as for Thailand, my fellow Archie Thailand said they prolly have it by mid Aug.

    Since everyone confessed, I have to come clean too 🙂 I listened to Broken and got lost in it’s vortex for a good 2 hours haha I thought I break the replay button, David’s voice is God sent..not of this world…the harmony (I think that’s what it’s called ) part where he sings nooo…ohhh toward the end is ..well.. not of this world!!!

  245. kimk says:

    good morning folks!!


    ology is up!! 😀

  246. kimk says:

    Howie ‏@itsmehowie
    @odysseylive i want @DavidArchie’s new album #Begin #DA2014 🙁

  247. kimk says:

    palmtree lol I missed it.. what Demi thing was trending last night?


    Jay Durias ‏@jaydurias
    @kariontour @davidarchie Thanks kari! You guys are always welcome…i’ll be waiting 4 ur inputs to finally master the track. Tc always!

    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    @myheartsong @kurtbestor in the studio. He played it for Kurt. It was recorded then w/ just David playing piano & then Kurt added his magic.

    MASTER TRACK!!?? 😯

  248. kimk says:

    Palm was it.. Demi Is Our Unbroken Girl?
    I will guess that is a new song of hers?

    as for promo.. kari had David’s account tweet about telling @itunesmusic we pre-ordered Begin and that flooded their timeline.. free promo best way to be!
    I saw some tweets asking about David.
    there are ways to create a buzz just got to be creative.
    kari is the vehicle to his team.. ok to ask questions.
    nicely of course.

  249. kimk says:

    hmm.. easy to create buzz in the David world.. that dougie vid, techno Rainbow.. (yeah I won’t give up till I see those puppies!)
    last few vlogs and such as they were nice were more on the somber.. or should I say serious side? some of his fans especially the younger ones.. well they are into 1D and JB and if any of you have seen JB’s latest vid.. they sure are not into the serious issues.
    more lol about hormones.
    that being said..
    sure David’s team is working on getting the word out there.. so those that are not around right now know he has a cd coming out and when it comes available will purchase it.

  250. kimk says:

    Astroplus ‏@Astroplus1
    I posted 3 photos on Facebook in the album “PRE-ORDER YOUR DAVID ARCHULETA “BEGIN.” ONLY AT ASTRO STORES!!!”


    LOVE seeing BEGIN available overseas!!!! 😀

  251. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Morning!!! 5 more days!!!! Everyone have a great day, be cool, but most importantly be happy.

  252. VaBeachArchie says:

    Good morning kimk and FOD! CRAZY busy day again…on Nana patrol and work later! One good thing is it makes the days till BEGIN. speed by!!

    So many positive things going on for David…the anticipation for BEGIN. seems to be growing, still going strong in the Philippines and trending and buzz are going strong too…the man is LOVED WORLDWIDE!! Let’s keep up with our David duties…that’s something we can do!! ARCHULETA GO-GETTERS FTW!

    Well back to Nana duties….ENJOY YOUR DAY and your David time!! Hugs to all!

  253. VaBeachArchie says:

    Hello ATX! YAY! 5 more days!! HAPPY THURSDAY!

  254. kimk says:

    Oyinlola ‏@Honey_wealth
    Couldn’t agree more RT @awizii David Archuleta has a damn good voice.

    The Dark Side ‏@Cieria_SGTC
    David Archuleta was about justin bebiers age when he started right?? David’s voice wasnt high pitched!!!

    lol my guess they were listening to Broken?

  255. kimk says:

    waving hi guys!! 😀

    David’s voice is otherworldly.
    ha maybe he really is an ANGEL!!!!

  256. palmtreephan (#DA2014.....and always) says:

    Morning! Love THIS….so true!

    Glory Natalia ♪‏@GloryAletha

    David Archuleta is doing music not searching for fame. He’s a true artist.

    Kim, yeah….I guess it’s an album of hers that came out last fall…..and I’m probably reading more into it than there is but I just found it….curious?….. that it was trending at the same time so many were tweeting about “Broken” and BEGIN.

  257. kimk says:

    VABeach yup. Begin will speak for itself.. from what I can tell it will be superb!! def keep his name out there so when he does come back he will be ready to roll!
    ha roll us over.. DEAD!!

  258. kimk says:

    palm lol that would mean they had to plan it and such.. nah.
    but if it means her fans listened or knew of Broken I am all up for that!
    and hope that means they buy Begin when it comes out!

  259. palmtreephan (#DA2014.....and always) says:

    VABeachArchie….you have a good day, too! 🙂

    I can’t believe he’s done FIVE albums already……five really fantastic albums at that! Dude is a lean, mean music makin’ machine, fer sure! I would say it’s definitely time for a double LIVE CD/DVD, baby!! 🙂

  260. kimk says:

    2m ArchuletaPhilippines ‏@archuletaphils
    AP fam, great news! You can now Pre order David Archuleta’s new album BEGIN from astroplus! Deets here >>


  261. palmtreephan (#DA2014.....and always) says:

    Me, too, kimk….totally up for that! 🙂

  262. kimk says:

    Cindy #DA2014 ‏@CanadianArchie
    Thank you @Davidarchie for your first album


    ha I love his first cd!!!
    so many great songs on it!!

  263. palmtreephan (#DA2014.....and always) says:

    Two years ago…..time really DOES fly right on by:


  264. palmtreephan (#DA2014.....and always) says:

    LOL…..actually, have no idea when that performance was….but a fun one nevertheless!

  265. kimk says:

    wonder if there will be any videos to go with Begin?!!!
    sure hope so!!
    gah nothing better then seeing him sing these songs live.. makes the songs come alive!
    the way he sings them.. his face.. his body.. the diva hands!

    ha I am so… in LIVE David withdrawals!!!!! help!!!!!

  266. kimk says:

    palm don’t know about going by fast.. but know I will be here come 2014. lol if still alive that is!
    think that was a small private show he did.. cute!!

  267. palmtreephan (#DA2014.....and always) says:

    It was from Singapore, Nov. 14, 2010….one of my favorite TOSOD performances. He was sooooo into performing again. I think it had been quite awhile, at that point.

  268. josie says:

    pocoelsy~ Sorry, I didn’t mean for that to sound sad. lol…Tks for sharing those tweets, kimk. I like them. 🙂

  269. kimk says:

    palm lol that demi trend is at it again.

  270. Grace says:

    Morning FOD!!
    Lol, look at this fan!! Bwahaha!!!

    Ina ‏@inamareyy
    Omg nakakaiyak the money he spent on the clothes….. @DavidArchie http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/405226_431191556920014_968091779_n.jpg

  271. kimk says:

    josie sometimes there are the funniest and craziest tweets out there about David.
    sometimes they are doozies. folks can be well.. nuts!!

  272. kimk says:

    got Broken on repeat.. I NEED TO SEE HIM SING THIS LIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  273. kimk says:

    I love the way he sings.. heal.

  274. palmtreephan (#DA2014.....and always) says:

    Hahahaaa, Grace! That’s a HOOT!

    Kim, I love the way he sings pretty much every single words in that song. It’s just sublime. I have a feeling I will feel the same way about every song on BEGIN. There is just something that Kurt was able to capture in David’s vocals this time…..

  275. Grace says:

    Broken is the most beautiful song he’s ever written. His voice is out of this world.

  276. kimk says:

    palm I think so too.. David and Kurt and all involved with Begin.. I love them!!
    I can hear so much with my headphones on.. fabulous recording!!
    geez.. lol I am so toast!!

    Grace it is.. it really is. I think this may his best at recording so far? so much feeling in it. ahh!!

  277. kimk says:

    lol only problem every time I listen to Broken I want to cry!

  278. palmtreephan (#DA2014.....and always) says:

    I agree, Grace.

    Kim, I’m in awe with the headphones and the intricacies in the recording and what you can hear. That tamborine…..the timpani drum? Is that what it’s called? I can’t even hear it when listening on the computer speakers. It’s just a beautifully done piece of work. I have a fantasy that keeps running around in my head that this album, once heard, will explode. I just want everyone in the world to hear what I hear when I listen.

  279. kimk says:

    palm lol it is like.. wake up people can’t you hear what I hear!!!?

  280. Grace says:

    New Thread!!!!!

  281. Betty says:

    kmk…it is like David singing “Do you see what I see? Do you feel what I feel? I hear what you hear!

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