David Archuleta Anticipation for BEGIN., FOD Chat Party Tonight! Trending & Downloading Party Tonight! A Surprise Awaits, Fan Friends Weekend, A Thousand Miles for David #DA2014FitClub, BEGIN. Buzzzzz, Awaiting Ology Update, Vote on MYX, Fan Artwork, Snowangelzz Blog, Sweet Tweets, New Fan Vids, GIFs, Graphics & Collages



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The idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting.

~ Andy Warhol

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Excitement Builds for BEGIN.

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It’s getting closer now, closer now….  David’s lyrics always speak to us in a personal way, and as anticipation builds for the release of BEGIN. so too does anxiety as fans begin fervently checking their mailboxes every 5 minutes, stalking the mail carrier, calling area stores to see if hard copies will be available for purchase at midnight & tracking iTunes for the exact second the album will drop for download – it’s as if the fan base is holding its’ collective breath, eyes squeezed shut, wishing the album to magically appear so this seemingly endless sweet torture of waiting will finally be over…. we have been here before, and surely we will be here again – waiting impatiently for the next album and the next and the next – hopefully for many more years to come!

How do you plan to enjoy your first listen of this gift from David?  Will you be surrounded by other Archies at a cd release party?  Will you be in your happy place, alone with your trusty headphones, soaking up the beauty and the message David left for us?  Or will you be on the road in your mobile sound booth, volume set to MAX and singing along at the top of your lungs?

However you decide to partake of this gift, let it spirit you away to somewhere only we know – the heart of an artist so rare and beautiful…. a place where love BEGINs.

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Countdown to BEGIN. FOD Chat Party!

- click to go to the chat page!

Please join us in FOD Chat as we count down to BEGIN.!  It’s only fitting that to usher in David’s new album, chat will be modded by the dynamic duo of David & David!  David of Kentucky (DOK) will lead off at 9:00pm EST followed by David from Texas(DFT) at 11:00pm through 1:00am or later if the chat is busy!

We expect that iTunes will drop the BEGIN. download sometime between 10:00pm and midnight, so join us for the festivities – David Trivia, concert memories, pics & videos!  Whether you’re a regular FOD chatter or new to chat, please come share this memorable occasion with us and chat real time with other fans all around the world!

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Trending & Downloading Party for BEGIN.

Because we can never have too many parties, we’ll also be trending to promote BEGIN. and encourage others to buy a copy or two!  We also encourage as many fans as possible, to purchase at least one copy of BEGIN. on August 7th so that David can debut at the top of the charts!  What an awesome gift that would be for him while he’s away – to know that his fans are loving the music that he recorded especially for us!  Debuting high on the iTunes charts will also get not-yet-fans interested in David’s music! So Join Us!

- thanks to ohnopurple for the graphic!

Trending Topic is: 

David Archuleta Begin Cd Is Here

Capitalize the first letter of each word only – no punctuation marks – this will help the topic to trend faster.  You can also add your own well wishes and a link to iTunes!

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We Have a Surprise for You!

A surprise? What surprise?

To celebrate the debut of BEGIN. we’re unveiling a little surprise later on this evening – so please make sure to come back later and check it out!  Cryptic I know, but we’re already in full anticipation mode so a little more suspense won’t kill us – we hope!  (p.s. it’s not the Nandito Ako dvd release cause I would have fainted already!)

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Fan Friends Weekend!

A big part of what we love about David is that his music has brought so many of us together and created life-long friendships that we never could have imagined!  Four years later fan friends are still getting together on a regular basis, sharing their love for David the artist and supporting his career even while he’s away.  Here’s a weekend in photos & a vid that put you right in the middle of the fun!

The Setting:  Somewhere in Ohio

Bag with David luggage tag packed – check!
A very David Welcome!
Even the lamps are celebrating!
It’s gonna be a HOT party!
Aww Volta couldn’t make it
But the rest of the gang showed up with David shirts on!
Now with the Head Tilt!
It’s not a David party without FOOD!
David Cake for dessert!
And homemade Halo Halo!
Just add mango sorbet!

Halo Halo for Everyone! (credit apmvp05)

Must have been YUM! All gone!
Then there was music!
And apparently DANCING!
No one could bear to eat the last piece!
Archies sure know how to PAR-TAY!

Thanks to @HollyreFOD, @peacesignpam, @MyHeartsong & @extrablonde for sharing their pics on twitter – looks like a grand time was had by all!

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A Thousand Miles for David Archuleta

There’s still time to join @DA2014FitClub and help walk/run a thousand miles for David!  Just follow them on twitter and record how many miles you walk/run each day and tweet it to them – it’s easy!  Make getting healthy part of your two-year plan! Participation is key so tie on those shoes & get going!

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BEGIN. Buzzzzzzz

Let’s keep excitement high for BEGIN. and comment to show support! Click on each of the graphics below to read their post and comment.

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Awaiting Ology Update

Thanks to everyone who has been participating on the Ology Best AI Finalist contest which ends tonight at midnight EST – the same time that BEGIN. is scheduled to drop!  Coincidence?  Some fans have expressed that David gets nothing out of this contest and that David doesn’t care if he wins or not.  While this may be true, well over a thousand fans have followed, posted and commented on David’s Ology Feed, contributing over 15, 000 posts and almost 50,000 comments!  This united show of support for David is a positive thing and definitely shows that David still has a significant fan base that loves his music!

We expect an Ology update sometime this morning – we’ll tweet the stats!

– Sample Ology posts

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Vote on MYX for ING

I’ll Never Go is still hanging on at #10 on the Myx Chart!  Click to go and throw in a few votes to keep it there – or move it up the chart!

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Fan Artwork

We love when fans share their artwork with us!

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Snowangelz Blog – A Poll

Snowangelz created a poll that is so accurate it’s scary!  Click below to go and vote on what you’ll be doing when you listen to BEGIN.

- Click to vote on the poll

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Sweet Tweets!

Just love when David gets support from his friends in the biz!

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New Fan Vids!

Who’s That Boy? (credit elponito1)

Beautiful (credit pabuckie)

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GIFs, Graphics & Collages

- click to activate ohnopurple's Rainbow Dancing GIF

David in a beanie! -credit ohnopurple

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- collage credit canadianarchie

- source fallingstarrsx tumblr GIF - David Cat!

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How could anyone NOT smile watching that!  BEGIN. is so close we can taste it!  Hang on hang in for the ride of your life!

Happy Monday everyone!

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745 Responses to David Archuleta Anticipation for BEGIN., FOD Chat Party Tonight! Trending & Downloading Party Tonight! A Surprise Awaits, Fan Friends Weekend, A Thousand Miles for David #DA2014FitClub, BEGIN. Buzzzzz, Awaiting Ology Update, Vote on MYX, Fan Artwork, Snowangelzz Blog, Sweet Tweets, New Fan Vids, GIFs, Graphics & Collages

  1. kimk says:

    Kalei OMJOSH.. what an amazing post to celebrate David’s BEGIN release tonight!!! THANK YOU!!

  2. angelbymyside says:

    Happy Monday 😀

    Kalei ~ Super post! Thank you! Is FOD getting a new banner for the release of BEGIN.?

    One more day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Excitement has reached a fever pitch!!! 😀

    The fans weekend in Ohio looked like a blast. I see that Mike Krompass’ wife and little girl made a visit too. Glad nobody cut into the beautiful face on the cake lol. Hope they saved it in the freezer to have for a celebration when David returns in 2014!

  3. kimk says:

    angel ohh that is a great guess!!!

  4. Good morning everyone. What a post! I’ve been extremely busy lately but have tried to check into FOD here and there. I’m so excited for Begin to come! New music from my favorite guy. I just can’t seem to get enough of his beautiful Voice. This new CD is going to be phenominal!!! Hang in there everybody, only one more day!

  5. Kalei what a SUPER post! ONLY A DAY AWAY! Guess itunes will have to do unless I get lucky at Walmart tomorrow! Just CAN’T WAIT!!

    So much FUN to see Archies getting together to celebrate David and his music! Such creative ideas too! Some great friendships have been made on the David Trail….hurry 2014!

    Back to trimming before it gets too hot! This ivy has a mind of its own…really is out of control! ENJOY YOUR DAY! Midnight is the MAGIC hour….itunes here I come!

  6. ksf says:

    Happy Monday! Can’t wait to BEGIN.! 😛

    Awww…I sure miss that happy-go-lucky guy at the top of the post! 🙁 Somehow he seemed much happier in those days. But, I guess we all have to grow up, right? Still, I miss that carefree guy!

    Have a Bubbly day, everyone! 😉

  7. Betty says:

    Disney Dreaming ad above states “Believe” is his upcoming album. An error of course. Don’t know if someone can correct that. It is to the right of the album pic of David. The headline states it correctly–error is just in the body of their message.

  8. kimk says:


    rubi carnites ‏@rubi_DA2014
    @KaleiLuvsHawaii @GrayAAA @DavidArchie iTunesJapan. Gosh. Am crying. Really. #NP

    Lucky folks are already getting their BEGIN IN JAPAN!!!! 😀

  9. tami lyn says:

    good morning everyone 🙂 ksf- u too girl! lol 😉 was so much fun here last night i totally forgot to watch big brother!

  10. kimk says:


    rubi carnites ‏@rubi_DA2014
    @kariontour @DavidArchie Ahhhhh, Downloaded! Thank you so much for this wonderful gift.♥ TEARS ♥TEARS ♥

  11. nora says:

    maybe somebody can answer this question, I pre ordered cd from Itunes, do they automatically download it to my account or do I have to go there and download it myself, if they do does my computer have to be on. I have never pre ordered anything from Itunes, new to me.

    Has anybody heard anything from Deseret as to when they plan on shipping . I have heard nothing, hoping maybe today.

    Are we all going to download an extra copy from Itunes tonight?

  12. kimk says:

    Mark Franklin ‏@IdolChatteryd
    David Archuleta’s new album comes out Tuesday. An album of covers before he headed off on a 2-year mission trip.


  13. LCT #DA2014 says:

    Nora I will be downloading as much as I can but 5 at a time to make sure David gets credit for the sales. I will also walk into a store and buy the physical CD since I’ve never had the pleasure of doing this!! The ones I preordered will be gifts!

  14. potluck8 says:

    Hi everyone. I am sure hoping my Walmart will carry it. When The other side of down came out I had a hard time finding it.

  15. angelbymyside says:

    This is the song I cannot wait to hear 😀


    Love @DavidArchie ‘s ‘Pride (In The Name of Love)! Amazingly cool! Never Imagined he sang like this! 

  16. cq#DA2014 says:


  17. Martha says:

    Thanks, Kalei, for the great post!! What an exciting day!

    I called the Target by my house and a nice young lady checked to see if they had BEGIN. in the back (apparently they already have CDs ready to be put out Tuesday). She said it was not there but it could possibly come in Tuesday. Hope so, but I am not going to count on it.

  18. nora says:

    lct-are you going to download 5 copies of BEGIN? I am also going out tomorrow to buy a few copies at either walmart, target or best buy, whichever store has them in tomorrow, not counting on it though, last time had a difficult finding it in these stores.

  19. tami lyn says:

    martha~ thankyou for the target update! i’m gonna call now and see if it’s same story here. BRB

  20. Good Morning Everyone!

    I was away from the computer most of the weekend, so missed out on all of the excitement! A belated Congratulations to the FOD and all the great MODS who serve us daily!!! Thank you so much for all you do for us! Even though I don’t post very much, I always check morning and night! Yeah for Sears!!!! Fans who got their CD’s must be in heaven right now!

    My CDs from Sears and Wal-mart are on the way…but doubtful they will be here tomorrow. I have not heard from Deseret Books yet. I am planning on downloading from ITUNES tonight too. I hope I don’t mess it up! I just wanted to tell everyone that I went to Barnes and Noble last week, and they checked to see if they would be getting BEGIN. They had only 1 CD coming in on Tues., and the sales person said he would hold it for me. I did check WalMart also, and they did not have it on their list to come in on Tues. but because it comes from a private vendor so may still come. I checked Target….and it is not on a list either to come in on Tues. Maybe….best to call B and N if there is one near you to see if they are available. On a positive note…. we can order online….and download from ITUNES to tide us over!!!!!!!! YEAH!!!!

    I am going CRAZZZZZZZZZZEEEEEEEEE!!!! 🙂 Have a spazzy day all!!!

  21. kimk says:

    Martha thank you.. heading over to my Target today to scope things out.. maybe Walmart too!!!!!

  22. By chance says:

    Hello everyone…….such a great post, Kalei!

    I plan on listening in my car as I drive to the Archuhospital. Good thing it’s close!! (Beth and tami lyn, I’m a fellow Minnesotan……please come find me if I don’t make it to the Broken Wing….I’ll be the one on the side of the road, a goner with a big smile on my face. Still snippet free, you know……..CAN NOT WAIT!!!!!)

  23. tami lyn says:

    just called target. the guy said- it’s not on our list so don’t think we will be getting it. i said- not getting it this week or not at all? he said- not at all. 🙁

  24. tami lyn says:

    by chance- that’s awesome!! 🙂 i’m in northern MN but originally from mpls

  25. tami lyn says:

    looks like i’m gonna have to make a trip to wal-mart

  26. nora says:

    I don’t understand why target isn’t going to carry BEGIN at all??? Who can we complain to? There must be something we can do. Maybe if we all flood their advertising dept or corp. office. I just can’t believe this.

  27. angelbymyside says:

    Have to say I am a bit disappointed in Deseret Books. My order status says “order awaiting shipment”. I would have thought they would have shipped them to arrive on August 7….not waiting to ship until today or tomorrow. I am guessing shipment will take at least 2-3 days to arrive. I have a feeling Target is not going to carry it in their stores….they aren’t carrying it online. Hope Walmart and Best Buy come through and sell them in store.

  28. angelbymyside says:

    It’s too bad Target won’t carry BEGIN. Well if that’s the case, I just won’t purchase CD’s there any more. Their loss! 🙁

  29. cq#DA2014 says:

    Target not caring BEGIN. really doesn’t surprise me. The Target I go to, I notice the cd section has been moved upstairs to the back of the store and it’s really a lot smaller, too. They probably only carry the big name sellers.

  30. Martha says:

    I just called my neighborhood Barnes and Noble. They are getting 1 copy of BEGIN. tomorrow. She says if they sell that they will order more.

  31. potluck8 says:

    Hi everyone, I hope the surprise they are talking about won’t be another handstand, lol. Hoping for vlog, blog ,theme song fo Invisible Children or movie. Great post, especially the dancing lampshade lady. Praying Walmart will carry David’s cd.

  32. Hi !!! By Chance and Tami Lyn!!!

    I am another Minnesotan!!! I am south of the Twin Cities!! Nice to know there are other MN. fans!!

  33. ray says:

    hey guys need help over at wise raido were behind about 600 votes lets go

  34. sj says:

    Just popping in quickly about the Target discussion. I noticed a while ago that they had greatly reduced the stock they carry. I mentioned to a friend that they had a very small selection comparatively. Only noticed more recent releases from the big labels. I was looking for something, can’t remember what, but was something they would have had in the past and was surprised and noticed how limited their music was. At least it was the case at the 2 Targets near me.

  35. kimk says:

    hmm well I need to go to Target and Walmart to check things out here in NC.. let you all know what I find!

  36. angelbymyside says:

    ray ~ link please 🙂

  37. blue says:

    martha – one copy? LOL i wonder if that’s the case with them all? if it is, i will go to b&n and buy all their copies so they all have to buy more.
    too bad about target. i thought kari said it would be available there? but this is not a major release so i guess we should be grateful for the stores that do carry it. at first i thought it would be a deseret books exclusive.

  38. angelbymyside says:

    The Target I shop at has a big music/dvd section. I’ll drop by tomorrow but I don’t think I will find it there!

  39. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Pictures of things I made for the fan dinner coming up next week. http://twitpic.com/ag1yk6

  40. Good Morning everyone, I love your post Kalei. I am so excited for tonight and tomorrow. I can’t think of anything else but David and his BEGIN album releasing tomorrow. I hope i get mine in mail today’ I will be trending tonight and joining the downloading party. Hopefully joing FOD chat party too. What an exciting two days coming up.

  41. By chance says:

    Tami lyn….I’m in SE mn. It’s beautiful up north!

    Abs and nora……I agree! I’ve never preordered before….thought it meant you would get it by the release date! I’m glad for iTunes, though.

  42. Janel aka Nellie says:

    close up pics of fan dinner items
    magnets http://twitpic.com/ag1x0l
    Post-it-note holders (convenient for your purse)

  43. angelbymyside says:

    She got her iTunes Japan download already


    Hope everyone can get their own copies of @DavidArchie’s BEGIN. soon. I promise this album will shine light into your lives no matter what.

  44. Janel aka Nellie says:

    I purchased the rubberstamp I used for the post-it-note holder “And the Story Begins”, then a week later the ad for Begin. came out. The ad inside the booklet had the music sheet with “Begin, The Next Chapter.” on it. Fits perfectly with the stamp.

  45. Janel aka Nellie, those are so nice. What special party favors you have made.

  46. Ali says:

    abms – link for Wise Radio poll: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wise-Radio/181618691893576?v=app_128953167177144

    For whoever asked earlier about downloading the preorder from itunes, (sorry I scrolled down and lost the name lol) yes you will have to log in to itunes for it to download. Sometimes the preorders don’t start to download immediately either. I believe you can ask itunes to check for downloads if you want the preorder right after its released without waiting for the auto download to start.

  47. angelbymyside says:

    Janel ~ Those are some great items….fans will be happy for sure. Great work!

  48. angelbymyside says:

    Ali ~ Thanks for the link.

  49. Martha says:

    blue – yeah, Barnes and Noble is the first store I’ve heard that actually says they will have it Tuesday, even though its only one copy. Someone above says they arranged for it to be held for them. No word on Walmart or Kmart. Tower Records was selling online. Are there still stores around?

  50. By chance says:

    Hey Sharon mc!! Maybe if there are enough of us we can get together sometime!

  51. By chance says:

    Janel…….wish I was there.

  52. Grace says:

    Hey guys,
    My Target and Walmart stores didn’t carry Glad Christmas Tidings last year although some fans found them at their stores, so I don’t expect to find BEGIN here. Walmart reduced the size of CD section quite much and encourages consumers to order music online, which I did. If I found any CDs in my area, I would be jumping for joy and immediately buy that so that they would bring more in.
    Janel, looks very nice.

  53. tami lyn says:

    hi sharon! nice to see another minnesotan 🙂

  54. sj says:

    Abms – about a year or so ago they remodeled a bunch of retail stores around here and the outcome seemed to be less stock on a lot of things. Maybe it’s our economy, I did notice the Target we went to in Utah last summer was quite a bit bigger.

  55. tami lyn says:

    very nice janel 🙂

  56. angelbymyside says:

    sj ~ The Target I shop at has it’s store in one of our malls. It’s a fairly good size and has a pretty decent music/dvd section. I was hoping to see BEGIN. lined up pretty on one of the shelves…maybe even do a little “re-arranging” if I need to 😉

  57. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Thanks everyone. BTW, there area only 7 pails, they are table centerpieces with the goodies inside. Still making one more item. I will probably give the pails away in a drawing.

  58. Rapport says:

    I’m a day late and a dollar short, but I must extend a huge congratulations to FOD for four tireless years of Archuleta Overload. Many have tried, but you have conquered the fan site arena with your stellar music and video content, intelligent opinion and commentary — and most of all, with your deep respect for and love of one remarkable and gifted young artist.

    I never worry about David Archuleta (except if he is sick, of course) and I know he will spread more and more musical joy to a growing legion of fans when he returns.

    David Archuleta, your fans are ready to BEGIN.

  59. mango#DA2014 says:

    I am so looking forward to this dinner, Janel. You are really going the extra mile to make it fun and memorable. Thank you so much! I also want to make sure you know I have a friend coming with me….I think I told you but wanted to make sure. Can’t wait!!!

  60. angelbymyside says:

    Martha ~ Yep we got 24,000 points for trending the word Ology in tweets the other day

  61. Martha says:

    Ology trying to explain the extension. Some of the comments are not so nice so be warned.


  62. angelbymyside says:

    Here is the reply I got from Deseret


    @DeseretBook Any word on when BEGIN. will be shipped? My order says “order awaiting shipment”! I was hoping to have it delivered on 8/7!


    @Maureen_abms It should be shipped by today. We were told Friday that they had released inventory for shipping.

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

    Hello Everyone! Stopping by for a minute or two.

    Hey my fellow Minnesotans!!! How about the gorgeous weather today, well at least here in the Twin Cities 😀 Dont worry, 30- below zero is just around the corner 😆

    Rapport, You may be a day late & a dollar short, but your comment is worth its weight in gold, loved it 😀

    Tomorrow I will go to the local Barnes & Noble, if it is there, I will buy it 😀 I will also go to Walmart, but it sounds like Target wont be carrying it 🙁 I’ll check there though, just in case.

    Charlotte, If your lurking, I havent forgot about you. Soon as I can gift it to you, I will. I dont know if it will be tonight or early tomorrow morning, we’ll see how things play out 😀

  64. Martha says:

    abms – they originally said 25,000 pts for WWT and 10,000 for a country. Where did one 24,000 update come from.

  65. OoO says:

    Just read ology comments from all sides haha it’s like a war zone there.

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

    Well Gotta go, will check in later, have a great day everyone 😀 Adios

    By the way Kalei, FABULOUS POST, Thank You So Much!!!!!!!!!

  67. tami lyn says:

    hi beth- yes it’s absolutely beautiful today! light breeze, clear blue sky, 80 degrees 🙂

  68. kimk says:

    OoO really? lol need to check them out when I get home.
    silly gooses!

    at my Walmart here.. nothing yet.. will go back tomorrow!

    off to Target.. ha bet they got the beavs cd!!

  69. Martha says:

    The Ology link I posted above (12:05), the comment section has some very ugly comments from Jessica Sanchez’ fans. F bombs and everything. Its awful. Anyway, our fans seem to be behaving.

  70. Betty says:

    Target and Sears are partners, right? Sears probably wants to boost sales in their store…you might not go there if you find BEGIN at Kmart–and Kmart probably couldn’t sell it for any less than Sears already “low” price, so it may just be a business decision….(guessing)

  71. Fiona says:

    Rapport, well said!!! Love FOD!! 🙂
    Soooo excited for BEGIN. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  72. Martha says:

    Jessica Sanchez’ fan:

    “Kaylo – 12 WW Trending topics.. 300,000 Points!! 709,000 ++ Points for blujays!! Good luck to Archies and Alainers trying to catch up. ”

    This fan cussed out Ology earlier. I wonder about these types of contests.

  73. Martha Why are jessicas fans cussing them out when they are winning?

  74. Fiona says:

    Janel, your fan dinner items look so nice!!! Wish I could come!

  75. Martha says:

    Linda – they are mad the contest was extended. They are still winning so I don’t know what the problem is. They are even making Ology mad.

  76. tami lyn says:

    betty- sears owns k-mart. target is owned by target corporation headquartered in mpls

  77. ksf (a.k.a. kilig 4 David) says:

    Anyone heard from sarahhazel? I haven’t seen her usual cheerful posts today.

  78. kimk says:



  79. ksf (a.k.a. kilig 4 David) says:


  80. ksf (a.k.a. kilig 4 David) says:

    I do like the background print with all the song titles.

  81. tami lyn says:

    ksf- bubbly 😉 no, haven’t seen her for awhile

  82. ksf (a.k.a. kilig 4 David) says:

    tami lyn – haha! Bubbly to you too! 🙂

  83. kimk says:

    ha why I love the David fanbase..
    thru the years yes things have come up but for the most part we are a great bunch of coconuts!!!

    went to Target.. BEGIN not there but didn’t expect it to be.
    saw Hailey Reinhart’s cd though.. at least some idol was there.
    I liked her cd.

    at Walmart
    they had Phillip Phillips’s and two other idols so they might have David’s tomorrow.. will check!!

  84. angelbymyside says:


  85. Hi…. By Chance….and Tami Lyn….and Beth!!!

    This is a quick drive by….as I my” grands ” are here and I can only stay a minute. I know 4 other MN. fans….although I am sure there are many many more. It would be great to get together! By Chance…do you… by chance… live in or near Rochester. MN? I sure wish I knew another DA fan who lives near me.

    Rapport….I love and agree with your comments!!! David’s heart and talent will never be denied! 🙂 Gotta run!

  86. ksf (a.k.a. kilig 4 David) says:

    tami lyn – if I ever go to a VIP event I’m going to special request Bubbly, lol. 😯

  87. tami lyn says:

    ksf- me too LOL 🙂

  88. tami lyn says:

    hi again sharon 🙂 i’m near duluth.

  89. LCT #DA2014 says:

    Nora, I plan to download on ITunes for gifting. I think everyone should casually call Target to ask whenBegin will be in their stores and when they say they’re not getting it then nicely ask if Walmart be getting it? LOL!!

  90. Vicki says:

    Thanks, Maureen!! We love it, too!!

  91. Heidijoy says:

    Love the Post and the Banner……………. Thanks Kalei and FOD……………Woo Hoo!!
    My CDS are on a Slow Boat to Iowa, stopping in Ohio, Missouri etc etc
    Looking forward to Arrival and ITunes ……………..

    Loving all the Excitement in the Land of David Archuleta Fans……………………………

  92. Vicki says:

    Thanks, Kim!!

    Take a look at the top of the post, Everyone! The new and improved FOD, haha :)))

  93. tami lyn says:

    just tweeted Target. hope they reply

  94. tami lyn says:

    i love the new banner too! 🙂

  95. Vicki says:

    Thanks, Tami Lyn!!

  96. cq#DA2014 says:

    Loving the new banner. Very cool!!!

  97. kimk says:

    Vicki it pops out at you.. lol was like what.. cause I just came home and almost thought I was in the wrong place!
    LOVE all the little song names it it too!! SIMPLY PERFECT!!
    thank you!

  98. Fiona says:

    Love the new banner!! Thank you!!

  99. kimk says:

    Heidijoy I think mine are with yours! thank goodness we have tonight!

  100. ksf (a.k.a. kilig 4 David) says:

    The banner background color and song titles are cool 🙂

  101. I want to download tonight , i already have a pre ordred one. How do you gift and who do you gift it to?

  102. Kalei, I love the New Banner, with all the song titles on there.

  103. By chance says:

    ifs…was wondering the same about sarahazel….she’s a mainstay here….hope all is well.

  104. By chance says:

    Meant kfs.
    And the new banner!!! How do people do theses things…..the song titles!!! So creative!!!!!

    Sharon, yeah. Would love to meet another fan close by! I come up your way now and then.

  105. GREAT way to BEGIN. The Next Chapter with a new banner!! AWESOME job FOD! Really love the song titles in the background too!

    See you all at the trending party tonight when I get home from work! Then itunes! Can’t wait to BEGIN.!! Excitement in the air…..won’t be long now!

  106. Bobanna says:

    A big HELLO to All! Hope everyone had a great weekend and what a beautiful new FOD banner we have. It’s pure ♥…thank-you!! Ordered from Amazon and Sears and nothing yet ( stinkers, lol)! My ODD has kicked in full speed ahead cause I need this CD ASAP! So today I called 2 Best Buys, 2 Targets, 1 Sears and 1 Barnes & Noble and nothing, nada, no way Jose in regards to them carrying his CD in the stores. Let’s just say that towards the end I wasn’t the friendliest customer. I was sad and mad! End result: I need to sit back patiently and wait for the deliveryman. 🙁

  107. Anita says:

    Seeing the new banner put a big smile on my face. I was sure FOD was going to have a new one up very soon. I loved the video of the ladies eating halo halo. They were certainly having a blast! That cake is sooo beautiful! David looks like an angel in that pic to me now. I’m so happy I’ve grown to love it, because I wan’t very fond of it at first. People are right though, it is a beautiful picture of him!

  108. ksf (a.k.a. kilig 4 David) says:

    By chance – so do I. Probably just busy.

  109. kimk says:

    I love Mr. Postman!!!!

  110. Candy says:

    On my phone but wanted to stop by to say that I LOVE THE NEW BANNER! Great job!!

  111. Jan in OR and ready to BEGIN. !! says:

    WOW FOD, thanks for the Mega Monday Post! How much do I love the new banner?? So much!

  112. Martha says:

    Angela ‏@ArchAngel121
    WOW they are playing @DavidArchie’s “Beautiful” in the movie theatre!!! #BEGIN awesome promoting 🙂

  113. breanne says:

    Follow, post & comment on David’s Ology link until midnight tonight:

    Broken is on @WISE_RADIO’s music challenge until 8/10. You can vote as often as you want to. If the link shows a white page with a banner going across the top, download FireFox or Google Chrome:

  114. ATX #DA2014 says:

    LOVE the new banner!!!!

    Let the spazzing BEGIN tonight!!!!

    Lol- are we sure that Ology thing is not ran by Q100?

  115. breanne says:

    Vote hourly for ING on Chart Central:

    Vote for ING on MYX:

  116. tami lyn says:

    LCT~ great idea!!! 🙂

  117. tami lyn says:

    i’m gonna call k-mart right now

  118. tami lyn says:

    they put me on hold but no one picked up to answer my question 🙁 will try again later. if sears has it they should be putting it in their k-marts too!

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

    Hello Again! Only have a minute, but just had to say I LOVE THE NEW FOD BANNER!!!!!!! 😀 Thank You FOD, for all you do for all the fans, it is greatly appreciated! So excited, cant wait to BEGIN. 😀 Be back later, keep sqeeeeeing everyone 😀 Adios!

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

    Hey wait a minute, kimk you said you Love Mr Postman, does that mean, did you, did you get your cd today???????? I’ll have to check back a little later for your response 😆 OK, bye!

  121. Yea!!! I just received my cd from sears in the mail. Wont listen until it is released. Hopefully!!!

  122. granny Lyn from South Africa says:

    hi Kalei great post
    love the excitiment, the anticipitation, the buzz wish I wasn’t so far away
    but in a months time I too will be buzzing with excitement
    enjoy this wonderful time all of you
    and a big HI to Fiona xxx

  123. tami lyn says:

    linda- yay 🙂 have fun!

  124. cq#DA2014 says:

    Got admire your willpower.

  125. sj says:

    I can go pick my cd up at my Deseret Book – after this intense soccer game – too much to take in one day

  126. hollyre says:

    Yea for the new banner! Great post Kalei. LOL all the fan gathering pics. We did have a great time. Wish we could ALL get together.

  127. Hollyre: Wouldn’t that be great, if we could all get together. Probably will never happen, but its a nice thought.

  128. Newbiearchie says:

    Wow!! All this excitement for BEGIN.!! Cant wait to have my copy…

  129. By chance says:

    Linda….at least you know you GOT IT for tomorrow!! Yes! Wish I’d ordered from Sears.

  130. tami lyn says:

    is there flooding in manila? keep seeing tweets about the rain there.

  131. cq#DA2014 says:

    Kimk, could it be you love your postman because he/she brought you a special package? lol.

  132. tami lyn says:

    kim- bubbly 😉

  133. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Love the new FOD banner!! Good time for a change.

  134. I also pre ordered from Walmart and Deseret but nothing yet.
    My niece works in the audio dept in Kmart here. Will ask her if they will have it.

  135. kimk says:

    ha I do love my mailman.. she is actually a lady and a very nice one but no..
    no David!
    I just love her cause I know she will bring my BEGIN soon enough..
    pooh on the stores!!

  136. kimk says:

    lol what Bubbly?!! what did I miss!!?

    I know I am missing no David being around with Begin dropping tonight!!
    I think we should make a grand ole’ noise and let him hear loud
    and proud how much we really

    LOVE BEGIN later!!!!! 😀

  137. Martha says:

    kimk – I believe Kari is letting him know about all the excitement. Today’s his P-day! Maybe we’ll hear from him! Imagine how he must be feeling, know it is coming out today!

  138. kimk says:

    Martha I hope kari will do just that.. EXCITED!!!

  139. cq#DA2014 says:

    Dang, just wish David would at least be part of the excitement tomorrow, isn’t there exceptions to every role.

  140. It would really make my day if we received something from David tomorrow, But i wouldn’t be mad if we didn’t.

  141. kimk says:

    hope for a lil crumb from the man.. this birdie is hungry!!

  142. Kimk! Polly want a cracker huh!!!!

  143. Martha says:

    kimk & linda – lol!

  144. angelbymyside says:

    Creative Disc review of Broken….

    David Archuleta (Alb. BEGIN. / Shadow Mountain Records) – Broken
    This is it! This is the David Archuleta we know. Lagu balada menggugah dengan penghayatan yang prima serta kualitas vokal yang terjaga? Bisa ditemui dalam single terbarunya yang berjudul Broken. Istimewanya lagi, Broken ditulis langsung oleh Archie. How cool is that? Such a double threat! Melantun lembut di nada-nada rendah dan melengking dengan penuh perasaan pada nada-nada tinggi, Broken memang menjadi ajang unjuk vokal bagi Archie. Single ini adalah single pertama untuk album kelimanya, BEGIN. Album yang dirilis pada tanggal 7 Agustus itu sendiri menampilkan lagu lawas yang dinyanyi ulang oleh Archie dengan pengecualian Broken. Single dirilis pada tanggal 31 Juli. (9/10

    Google translate

    David Archuleta (BEGIN Alb.. / Shadow Mountain Records) – Broken
    This is it! This is the David Archuleta we know. Evocative ballad with an excellent appreciation and vocal quality are maintained? Can be found in the new single, entitled Broken. Special again, Broken written directly by Archie. How cool is that? Such a double threat! Sang softly in low tones and shrill with feeling on the high notes, Broken was the scene of vocal performance for Archie. This single is the first single for his fifth album, BEGIN. The album was released on August 7, featuring the song itself is sung again by the old Archie with the exception of Broken. Single released on July 31.

  145. Justathought says:

    Lately on facebook I’ve seen people becoming friends with David’s family members. Just stating my opinion, but I really think that people should NOT add David’s family or personal friends. It’s rude. If they request to add you, that’s one thing. But you adding them is another. That is all. 🙂

  146. angelbymyside says:


    Hey @jaydurias just looking at some videos and pulled this off. Its you & @DavidArchie recording Nandito Ako. Miss ya! http://pic.twitter.com/jpWKYTCg

  147. tami lyn says:

    kim and linda- LOL! 🙂

  148. Martha says:

    Nice BTS pic

  149. I am getting so excited for tonight. I am trying to get everything out of the way so i can enjoy the trending and downloading party. I can hardly wait, i haven’t been this excited for a long time.

  150. Nive BTS pictures of Jay Durias and David.

  151. kimk says:

    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    Hey @jaydurias just looking at some videos and pulled this off. Its you & @DavidArchie recording Nandito Ako. Miss ya!


  152. muldur says:

    So that Barnes & Noble story tells us we shouldn’t be polite and leave that 1 copy we find in the store on the shelf. If we buy it, they get more 🙂

  153. kimk says:

    angel nice review… thank you!!

    justathought I don’t have fb.. nor do I know anything much about his family.
    they do seem nice though. wish them well and they may be missing David very much!

  154. I was just thinking of something that has nothing to do with Davids album. But i was wondering? If David took his lucky back pack with him. The one he takes on his tours?

  155. angelbymyside says:

    I don’t have Facebook nor do I know anything about it! Twitter is about all I can handle hahaha

  156. angelbymyside says:

    Linda ~ I bet he took his backpack with him!

  157. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Hi everyone.. Kalei you’ve outdo yourself evey time. Thanks. The banner is fabulous. Love everything about it. Janel, you went way out for your get together. Wish I could attend. So we’re trending tonight and we’re getting a surprise. Can’t wait till tomorrow. Going to as many stores as I can and try to purchase BEGIN. The more the merrier. Linda, Are you ready for some trending??? Lots of excitement going on today. Would be lovely to hear from David tonight or tomorrow.

  158. Penny says:

    Hey everyone! Great post Kalei! and I love the new Banner! Perfect for Begin. 🙂 🙂

  159. Kalei says:

    Nora – if you leave your computer on and are logged into your itunes, the pre-order should download automatically – however this could be a slow process because it drops for all pre-orders at the same time. If you want it as soon as it drops, you need to search for it your itunes under available downloads or something like that and click on it so it will download immediately.

    Deseret sent me an email confirmation that they received my order but nothing recently – some fans said their online order still shows “awaiting shipment” so DB may not ship the cds until tomorrow – the official release day.

    Yes we are having a downloading/buying party tonight as soon as the cd drops on iTunes – FOD will tweet when the cd drops and fans are encouraged to buy at least one (or more) copy from iTunes to help BEGIN. have a high chart debut – #1 would be awesome! You can buy additional copies for gifting if you’ve already pre-ordered your own copy. This will give you an iTunes code that you can send to anyone and they can redeem it online for BEGIN. You can also print out a copy of the code if you want to give it to someone in person.

  160. SGJ I’m ready. Am having Dinner early and do all my chores so i can trend to my hearts desire. EXCITING!!!!!!!!

  161. nora says:

    Kalei, thank you so much all of this computer stuff is so new to me. I also pre ordered from Deseret but have heard nothing, hoping it comes soon, ITunes is great, but nothing like a hard copy in my hands. Just love this fan site and all the fans that post comments here they are great. LOVE____LOVE the new Banner an great post today, like every other day.

  162. Ali says:

    Can we buy more than one copy on iTunes? The last time I tried to buy a song again it told me I had already purchased and asked if I wanted to re-download or if I wanted to cancel my order. There was no option to purchase again. It didn’t used to do that.

    But maybe if you delete it after downloading?? lol. idk.

  163. Martha says:

    Ali – I think you can buy more than one by gifting, but I don’t know how to do that. This is the first time I’ve dealt with Itunes, my daughter used to do it. Probably it prompts you on how to gift.

  164. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Linda.. It’s at 10pm eastern time so that’s 7pm Cali time right? I wrote the Trend down David Archuleta Begin CD Is Here so i don’t get fouled up with the words. 😆

  165. SGJ Yes its 7:00pm here in cali. I’m going to print mine out in big letters. I’m a pro at messing up a trend. I guess i have a short memory span. LOL!

  166. kimk says:

    Ali if you search around you can do it.. there is a little drop down menu where you can gift it too!
    I purchased and gifted quite a few Broken! 🙂

  167. Martha says:

    Trending Topic is:
    David Archuleta Begin Cd Is Here
    Capitalize the first letter of each word only – no punctuation marks – this will help the topic to trend faster. You can also add your own well wishes and a link to iTunes!

  168. cq#DA2014 says:


  169. kimk says:

    kari posted it on ology.. OMH DEAD!!

    the look on his face!!

  170. OMJ!!! When was this taken. Is it a Bench photo. I thought i had seen them all.

  171. kimk says:


    kari and David’s Ology link!! 🙂

  172. tami lyn says:

    kim- omg 🙂 thanks!

  173. kimk says:

    Linda Kari just posted it on his Ology!! YOWZA!

  174. tami lyn says:

    wonder what the surprise is??! 🙂

  175. LCT #DA2014 says:

    Kink when I clicked on the link I lost it! I realize how much I miss him. I hope everyone will dig join us and help support him by buying another download. Im a mess now!

  176. kimk says:

    Annie ‏@AnnieDAFG
    David Archuleta’s new album “BEGIN.” now on iTunes UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Denmark!! EURchies, get on it! 😀


  177. This young man can really take some awesome photos. He looks smexy even if he doesn’t want to except it.

  178. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Kimk, are u trying to kill us off even before the album drops??????? OMJ!!!

  179. cq#DA2014 says:

    Tami lyn, I think the surprise is the new banner, isn’t it fabulous.

  180. Kimk, All these countries has Begin on itunes now?

  181. cq#DA2014 says:

    Linda, that’s the word I was looking for: SMEXY!!!!

  182. tami lyn says:

    cq- oh ok thanks 🙂

  183. ATX #DA2014 says:

    *gladly opens another tab to save the post from Kimk @ 6:12, while turning the ceiling fan on high!!*

  184. kimk says:

    itunes can drop here probably any time after 9 pm US time I bet!!
    keep checking!!

    Kari left a nice message so if you can comment? thanks! 🙂

  185. kimk says:

    ain’t it.. ha this is what she posted.. she is funny!! 🙂
    love her!

    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    @FODFansofDavid @kimak @KaleiLuvsHawaii trying to get you all even more excited for BEGIN.

  186. SSB says:

    I live in MN too!!! =) Can’t wait for Begin!

  187. kimk says:

    lol he is just plain.. sexy.

  188. Ali says:

    Thanks for the reminder about gifting, guys! I definitely know how to do that — just had a brain blink and didn’t think about it earlier lol. Now I just needs lots of people to send the album too ;p

    My whole family will be waking up tomorrow with special gifts…

  189. Betty says:

    (Hard as I try, I never make any sense. You are talking Target not Kmart. Sorry, guys.) Hope we are all happy real soon! B

  190. Ali says:

    Those Bench pics! Ay chihuahua!!

  191. kimk says:

    I have a feeling Kari has a ton of great pics and things to ‘get us going’ on that computer of hers!

  192. Martha says:

    Kimk – that pic at 6:06, NOW THATS MY ALL TIME FAVORITE!! WOW!

  193. Rapport says:

    Girls, Ladies and Olympic Gymnasts, all David Archuleta has to do is wear a leotard and that intense stare and he would win the gold medal for Best All-Round Hunk of the Games.

  194. ksf (a.k.a. kilig 4 David) says:

    kimk – sexy is the only word. God help the girl that he chooses! 😯 and 😯

  195. Kalei says:

    Ali that warning pops up automatically if you have already purchased a song or album so ppl don’t inadvertently click on “BUY” twice on accident. If you click re-download it will let you purchase a second digital copy that will load onto your itunes acct.

    If you want to gift it, you need to choose the gifting option first the it will generate a code that can be used to redeem the song/album. You can give the code to anyone with an itunes acct and they can redeem it.

    Here’s a link with step by step directions for gifting: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2736?viewlocale=en_US#1

  196. When you gift on itunes do you gift to someones itune account. And do i need thier name as well? I have never done this before.

  197. cq#DA2014 says:

    ksf, you are right, I stand corrected: SEXY!!, LOL.

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

    Hello Everyone!

    That pic kimk posted at 6:11, ummm, P90x, enough said 😀

    My oh my, Kari is trying to shake things up in Archuletaville 😀

  199. ksf (a.k.a. kilig 4 David) says:

    cq – 😛

  200. ksf (a.k.a. kilig 4 David) says:

    I think the shock of that pic almost rendered me speechless. Literally.

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

    These pics are fabulous, but I think the best pic of David ever is the one where he’s wearing a white t shirt, the left short sleve is slightly flipped up, dark pants that I think might’ve had a subtle pin stripe & he’s sitting at a bit of an angle, but yet looking straight ahead. I just think its a great pic, he looks natural, his age, fantastic. Someone who does some gifs, not Sam, the other one, has that pic up on the left side along with the ING video.

  202. ksf (a.k.a. Here comes trouble) says:

    Hi Beth! Notice anything different about me?

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

    ksf, lol, yes I do, hahahaha, you amended your name, much better 😉

  204. ksf (a.k.a. Here comes trouble) says:

    Beth – 😛 I thought you’d approve.

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

    Hey SSB, gosh another fellow Minnesotan, WOOOOOT 😀

  206. By chance says:

    Oh my heck…..gonna be dead before I even listen!!!!!! thank you kimk and Kari!!!!!

    SSB……another Minnesotan!!! Woohooo!!!!

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



  208. kimk says:

    Rapport leotard? lol lordy no.. we flip out when he is in clothes!

  209. ksf (a.k.a. Here comes trouble) says:

    kimk & Beth – both of you should be ashamed. WHAT are you trying to do?? Kill us all off so you can have D all to yourselves???!!! Well, it won’t work!! And you call yourselves Archies???!!! LOL

  210. ksf (a.k.a. Here comes trouble) says:

    kimk – ROTFL!

  211. Kalei says:

    LindafromCali – for gifting itunes will generate a code that you give to the recipient however you want to and they can redeem the code on itunes. You can also print out a gift certificate if you have a printer, then give the person a hard copy of the code.

    I usually email the code to ppl or text it or tell them over the phone.

    Here’s a link with step by step directions for gifting: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2736?viewlocale=en_US#1

  212. kimk says:

    have him to myself? surely you jest.
    heck yeah.. if I was 20 and single.
    oh and lol lds
    I’d say move over folks.. Kim’s in the house and he is mine!

  213. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    kimk & Beth 🙂 Can’t take my eyes off that picture. Hmm Hmm Good

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

    ksf 😆 Yes I approve of the name change & yes, trying to stir things up around here with the pics,lol. Its a miracle, I thought kimk would’ve posted that close up pic before I could. Gosh, twice in one year, I posted a pic before she did. Its like some Begin Release Eve Day phenomonon 🙄 unbelievable,lol. When I grow up, I want to be as good as kimk is at posting pics, vids & such, as fast as she does 😀

  215. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Beth HaHaHa 😆

  216. ksf (a.k.a. Here comes trouble) says:

    kimk – hahaha!

  217. ksf (a.k.a. Here comes trouble) says:

    Beth – it is a magical night after all. Miracles are bound to happen, lol!

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

    supergrand, are you having a bowl of Campbells soup while you post?, lol.

    Rapport, Now you’ve gone & done it. My fine feathered friends, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd, are now thinking about wearing leotards, OH MY HECK! Can you picture it, Plaid shirts, leotards & of course, their coordinating moonboots 🙄 Actually, they have a bit of an alterior motive. They have their eyes on some ballet chicks & they think the leotards will impress them. They’re also going to take lessons. I love them, but they are a handful 😆

  219. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Linda Are you still breathing? Those pictures are amazing. He looks extra gorgeous in the Philippines. Must be the mangoes. 😀 😉

  220. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Beth.. Nope. Just looking at that picture of David!!! 😉 😳

  221. kimk says:


    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    Here is a BTS pic of @DavidArchie during his @benchtm shoot in Manila February 2012

  222. kimk says:

    uh oh!!

    lol I am in twitter jail and we haven’t even trended yet!! 😯

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

    I’ve been up for the most part since about 2:45 this morning, so I’m going to go take a little nap, will be back in plenty of time to trend. I’ll try my best, but my twitter is kind of slow still, so we’ll see how it goes. See ya in a bit, Adios!

    supergrand 😆

    ksf, it sure is 😀

  224. kimk says:


    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    One more BTS of @DavidArchie during his @benchtm shoot. Feb 2012

  225. josie says:

    David…our David…in a….leotard. *silence*_______Hahahahaha!

  226. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Kimk.. I’m not going to make trending at this rate.

  227. kimk says:

    Beth lol that closeup pic.. UMM NO COMMENT!!

  228. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    josie.. HaHaHaHaHa 😆

  229. kimk says:

    josie ha my mind said no don’t even go there.

    sgj hope I get out of jail to!!

  230. kimk says:

    David Archuleta ‏@DavidArchie
    Part 6 of 6! David talking about his upcoming BEGIN. album. This one is for the fans! You can check it out here–>

  231. angelbymyside says:

    PART 6!!!!!!!!!

    David Archuleta ‏@DavidArchie

    Part 6 of 6! David talking about his upcoming BEGIN. album. This one is for the fans! You can check it out here–> http://youtu.be/Vf-m2xprnrY (ks)

  232. kimk says:

    oh geez.. in tears now.

  233. kimk says:

    oh dang David.. ahh by the time the night is over I will be toast.
    a goner for sure!!

  234. angelbymyside says:

    Part 6 of the video made me cry!!!! “I hope that you guys will still feel my heart even if I’m not here” . I pray David feels our hearts too!

  235. Kalei says:

    Martha – clarification re: the 24,000 pts for WWTT. Prior to the extension WWTTs were worth 1,000 pts – when the extension was announced they retroactively credited all Ology teams 24,000 extra pts for their previous WWTT which had already been awarded 1,000 pts – for a total of 25,000 pts. Both David and Jessica got that so it’s a wash.

    Whether we win this Ology contest or not, I think the real reward has been the fan base rallying around something for David and all the excitement and wonderful posts that have been shared! The pics posted by Kari on Ology today are worth all the posting and commenting! Talk about a GIFT!

    Glad you guys like the new FOD Banner – we’re officially ready to BEGIN.!

  236. SGJ yes i’m still alive but i am agonizing. slowly dying.LOL!

  237. kimk says:

    oh but the closeups were very nice!!! 🙂

  238. DFT says:

    Hello everyone!
    Reminder that our Special Countdown To BEGIN. FOD Chat Party will be starting in 8 minutes! Everyone is invited to join us as we wait for the release of BEGIN. as well as chat about it some once it is released. We are Ready To BEGIN.
    Thanks Kalei for posting about the special chat on today’s thread!

  239. Bobanna says:

    OMG David!!!! I can’t stop crying. I feel a pain in my heart along with a joy that’s indescribable. I love him…PERIOD, and will always be a fan. DA #2014 ♥

  240. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    kimk.. 😥 😥 😥 Holy moly, Kleenex time. Oh what a night!!

  241. kimk says:

    karin ‏@zerogravity1
    @kariontour Wow!! So beautiful… and D’s voice jus embraces the melody! *sobz* … Love that your Mom “gets” The Archuleta! *high five*

    karin ‏@zerogravity1
    @kariontour Were you there when D recorded Bridge Over Troubled Water? How many times did you have to run out and get more tissues????

    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    @zerogravity1 I cried when he sang it in Manila for Child Fund. My mom just cried and cried when I played it for you a few weeks back!

  242. Thats right Kalei, rather we win or not on ology, we were all together doing all this for one special person. Just the fact that he was up there with the newer idols made me proud, all of you were great. ARCHIES RULE!!!!!

  243. kimk says:

    DFT hi!!!

  244. OMJ! Part 6 made me cry. Just hearing David talk directly to us. And sharing his thoughts with us. He does know that he is hurting his music with his decision, but he is also saying that he will come back. Maybe different, with different ideas for the direction his music is going to go. Thank you david.

  245. ksf (a.k.a. Here comes trouble) says:

    Oh wow…seeing him tear up brought tears to my eyes. He’s one of a kind.

  246. kimk says:

    gosh I sure hope all his fans buy BEGIN!!

  247. DFT says:

    Hi Kimk! Gosh, no words for this last video from David/Kari. Beautiful!

  248. Rapport says:

    I’ve been watching the Olympics night and day continuously for the last 10 days, and all I could think of when I saw that electric stare and swept back hair for the first time was the U.S. Men’s Team on the pommel horse. Hence, the leotard.

    I think the closest David has come to that outfit was in his wind tunnel suit!

  249. kimk says:

    Rapport wind tunnel suit?

  250. kimk says:

    Rickey™ ‏@rickey
    David Archuleta – BEGIN. – Preview Part 6 Video | The last!

  251. Grace says:

    Awww. David, so miss you. We feel your heart although you are miles away.
    Hello everyone! Big night, tonight!

  252. cq#DA2014 says:

    SIGH!! part 6 did me in………….yes, David we all can’t wait for your return with a new found direction and maturity. You build that foundation and come home and WOW us fans with your GOLDEN VOICE.

  253. Rapport says:

    Late to the party again. Look up the word sincerity in the dictionary and you will find David Archuleta’s picture. It oozes from his every pore — and it is real.

    kimk, if I’m not mistaken, isn’t there a video of David in a wind tunnel (or a facsimile) from a couple of years ago? He’s wearing (I believe) a tight blue suit with a harness and helmet. Or, did I dream this?

  254. josie says:

    I am NOT watching that video, & you can’t make me!

  255. cq#DA2014 says:

    Martha, wow, not a very good review. One thing reviewer did say was that David can sing.

  256. kimk says:

    hmm.. no comment.

  257. ksf (a.k.a. Here comes trouble) says:

    josie – go for it. Sometimes a good wail does a heart good. Lol.

  258. jazzy says:

    Yuck, I didn’t like that review at all.

  259. kimk says:

    take it back
    in other words he is saying.. not edgy.
    it is a cd by someone going on a lds mission
    and by a producer who is lds and does not do edgy.
    well duh.

    ha stop me.. was fuming before at that.

  260. kimk says:

    come to think about it is there any lds artist that does edgy?
    ha anyway I like David the way he is
    wonder what he meant by doing things differently when he comes back?
    is he going to be doing rap?

  261. Martha says:

    Should have put a warning on that review. Sorry. Its funny when they say he doesn’t sing with emotion.

  262. cq#DA2014 says:

    kimk, we are in for those kinds of reviews. The way I look at as long as they recognize the great singing talent, am ok.

  263. I’m not reading the washinton post, i don’t want any thing or anybody ruining my special day.

  264. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    kimk.. Don’t let it get to you. It’s a happy night. Don’t let ignorance spoil it. We know David can sing anything perfectly. 😀

  265. kimk says:

    cq yup.. very true.

    Linda it is not horrible.. but yup not worth it.

  266. ksf (a.k.a. Here comes trouble) says:

    cq – you’re right. Though not a good review…I think much of what he said was true. But, what does it matter? David made BEGIN. for his fans as a gift and we appreciate that gift. That’s really all that matters, imo.

  267. cq#DA2014 says:

    Linda, it really wasn’t that bad of a review.

  268. tami lyn says:

    i have just one word for mr. andrew leahey~ bubbly 🙂 (that’s how david makes us feel, maybe he is jealous)

  269. Martha says:

    When someone gives a movie a bad review, I never believe it. I remember The Breakup with Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughan got bad, bad reviews. I love that movie, it was a big hit, we bought it and play it over and over.

  270. angelbymyside says:

    That reviewer from the Washington Times obviously doesn’t know good music when he hears it. 🙁

  271. kimk says:

    thing about David is best described by watching the 6 vlogs.. he is very calming when he speaks and sings.
    hard to describe but it is like he gets into your soul and makes you smile inside.

  272. Ali says:

    I have this pet peeve when judges/reviewers/anyone says a singer doesn’t have emotion. Emotion is completely a subjective feeling. Some people feel a huge amount of emotion from a certain artists, other feel nothing. That cannot be reviewed objectively. Its what the ~listener~ is opening themselves up to.

    That said, like CQ, at least the reviewer didn’t have the brass to deny David’s singing ability. You take the good, you take the bad. In the long run, WE all know just how much emotion was involved in David making this album.

    As funny as it sounds, I’m actually glad he got that review. I honestly thought there probably wouldn’t be any reviews beyond Idol-related blogs. So the fact that’s in the Washington Times is good to me. It means that hopefully people will find out David has a new album out because there sure aren’t alot of other ways those outside the Idol bubble will know. 😉

  273. josie says:

    ksf~ Yeah. If your 8:31 post is true, then my heart’s already in excellent shape. lol. And I already went for the Kleenex box just from reading your posts. That’s as far as I think I can go..lol.

  274. tami lyn says:

    ali- i agree! i didn’t expect any reviews! means people are listening to david sing 🙂

  275. Martha says:

    Ali – good point

  276. tami lyn says:

    my phone’s been ringing all day! political surveys about obama vs. romney, they are starting already!

  277. ksf (a.k.a. Here comes trouble) says:

    josie – aww…I understand. 🙂

  278. kimk says:

    Ali or not cause the guy said it was boring or whatever.

  279. Russ says:

    Great video from David, “for his fans”. I really felt the message. You have to have a heart of stone to not understand how honest and sincere he is in that video. Again, just one of the reasons we all follow him. You don’t get that sense of honesty with anyone else.
    Tomorrow is the day. I got my beautiful Chrysler 300 back from the body shop today and it has a awesome sound system in it. Can’t wait to hear “Begin” on it.
    Oh, hello everyone.

  280. Miss Vicki #DA2014 says:

    Late to the party again…My computer has been down for several days…..Rapport, you are right. There was a pic of David in a bright blue suit with a helmet….I thought it was taken when he was going to do a sky diving ride at a theme park in Cali if I am not mistaken…..CAN’T WAIT FOR BEGIN TO COME OUT TOMORROW!!!!! Miss Vicki

  281. Russ says:

    Josie……DO IT!

  282. Ali says:

    kimk – yeah but that’s his opinion. i rarely give too much credence to what what reviewers say about books, movies or music. but i HAVE found out about many books, movies and music from seeing a review, regardless of what the reviewer thought of it. mostly they seems to just jog my memory that something’s come out. “oh! that movie is out this week? cool.” lol. that’s just me though. i’m not dismissing what he said. no, its not an edgy album. but i don’t have a problem with that. i took issue with his snide tone but whatev. the world’s full of people like that.

  283. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Hi Russ.. I agree. Happy listening to Begin!! 🙂

  284. Grace says:

    I am not reading the review. Always hated harsh criticism on him since debut.
    Meanwhile, I am ready for TT!! David Archuleta Begin Cd Is Here

  285. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    almost trending time. Start your engines!!

  286. Miss Vicki #DA2014 says:

    kimk…I agree…David gets into your soul and there is no escape…You just have to smile…I just love the sixth video….David wants us to know his heart is with us…GAH!!!!! I’m about to melt……Miss Vicki

  287. angelbymyside says:

    Russ ~ Hello! That little green cd is going to sound beautiful in your car!!!

  288. Russ says:

    Hi Judie.

  289. ksf (a.k.a. Here comes trouble) says:

    tami lyn & kimk – How about this for emotion? 😉


  290. kimk says:

    Ali that is ok.. way I see it more for David to smush in his face come 2014!
    hope whatever he is up to.. chutzpah is one of the things he brings back!

  291. A Fan says:

    I pre-orderd the album on Itunes. Does anyone know when it will be available to download? Can it be done now? Thanks!

  292. josie says:

    Russ~NO! lolol.

  293. tami lyn says:

    ksf- bubbly! omg LOL 🙂 love it! that song is gonna be in my head forever 🙂

  294. Ali says:

    kimk – ROTFL! Yeah!!! 😀 lololol

  295. Ali says:

    A Fan – not up yet in the US store but hopefully in a couple hours!

  296. kimk says:

    time to trend!

    David Archuleta Begin Cd Is Here

  297. A Fan says:

    Ali! Thank you!

  298. Martha says:

    WWT already!

  299. kimk says:

    David Archuleta Begin CD Is Here




  300. Russ says:

    Hi abms.

  301. kimk says:

    http://lockerz.com/s/231989178karin ‏@zerogravity1
    BINGO!! WW TT!! David Archuleta BEGIN. cd is here!!!

    1m DavidArchieArgentina ‏@DA2014Argentina
    we are WWTT!!!!!!! wooohooo!!! and that was 13minutes!!! David Archuleta Begin Cd Is Here #9

  302. Martha says:


  303. Joy4archieDA14 says:

    I see people typing CD and Cd. Which one is it? I don’t want to type the wrong one.

  304. Candy says:

    GAH- One minute Im having hot flashes over the Bench BTS photo kari posted, and the next Im bawling in my diet coke over Davids message to fans!

  305. ksf (a.k.a. Here comes trouble) says:

    tami lyn – lol! 🙂

    kimk – ur funny, lol. Still fuming?

  306. Miss Vicki #DA2014 says:

    Ok all…I read the review from the Washington Times….I truly don’t think David is done with mainstream music just because he has an LDS label backing this album…and I truly think that when David gets back he may eventully be signed to a mainstream label as long as they are in sinc with where he is as an artist…..And furthermore, as an almost empty nester I take offense with the notion that I only love David as he reminds my of my college age son….Miss Vicki

  307. josie says:

    kimk~ lol. I was like, “What’s a wash postup?”

  308. kimk says:

    3m Trudy ♥♥ #DA2014 ♥♥ ‏@davidfan4ever
    the trend is now #5! David Archuleta Begin Cd Is Here

  309. Miss Vicki #DA2014 says:

    Hi Candy…Hep, hot flashes and bawling…it all goes along with menopause, but David makes the ride so much better!!!!! Miss Vicki

  310. angelbymyside says:



  311. Miss Vicki #DA2014 says:

    Having fun here tonight…At first I was upset because I couldn’t figure out how to get on the live chat…..but now it’s like Christmas Eve here at FOD….Miss Vicki

  312. Janel aka Nellie says:

    I usually don’t pay mind to reviews but something about that Washington Times review ruffled my feathers (how about Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd, did it ruffle their feathers too??)
    Anyways, here’s my comment: How about if we told you David is on an LDS mission and he put this CD of covers together in less than 2 months? Also, he wanted to cover them and do the versions in a way how he was feeling and putting his thoughts acrossed to the fans before he left. None of David’s CD’s are edgy so comparing this one to the others is dumb. Don’t compare him to David Cook’s music because they are in different genres. When he comes back in 2014 and writes another pop CD, maybe we can have you eat your words. He’ll probably do a Spanish CD too since he’s on his mission in Chile. The thing about David and why he dropped his label and management is he doesn’t like to be defined how and what other people think he should sing. He has fans from age 1 to 99 because his voice is smooth as silk, and he brings out so much feeling in his voice. He is so nice and connects with his fans, and he is the most genuine and caring person toward others too. If you’re going to write such an review, take time to get to know your subject first. And one other note, not all his fans are church going empty nesters who see their children in his boyish charm. Again if you did a little research on your article you would know that.

  313. kimk says:

    Janel go girl go!!

  314. ksf (a.k.a. Here comes trouble) says:

    Honestly, the Washington Post review is nothing I haven’t heard from other reviews and even non-fans. David is not everyone’s cup of tea. If people are looking for edgy they won’t find it in David and that’s okay. When I want edgy I listen to another artist and I’m fine with that. As someone else said, you have to take the good with the bad when it comes to reviews.

  315. Anita says:

    I’m not going to read that Washington Times review either. One thing we as David fans know for sure is that this is going to be one exquisite album, and anything someone says negative about it, isn’t going to change that. Vlog 6 is beautiful, and brought me to tears! Perfect timing on this exciting night!

  316. tami lyn says:

    i don’t think david cares about being signed to a major label. if he did he would have stayed with Jive and done whatever songs they wanted him to do. he wants to do it his way on his terms and that’s one of the reasons we love him 🙂

  317. Miss Vicki #DA2014 says:

    Janel aka Nellie….Very well said….Miss Vicki

  318. josie says:

    I’m an empty-nester? I did not know that. lol.

  319. tami lyn says:

    when he comes back maybe he will start his own independent label. and call it- bubbly! 😉

    just kidding!!lol 🙂

  320. kimk says:

    josie ha me thinks that was done to ruffle a few feathers and it did. MINE!

  321. tami lyn says:

    josie- lol! i am a church goer and kinda old!

  322. Grace says:

    Keep going guys!!
    David Archuleta Begin Cd Is Here!

  323. ksf (a.k.a. Here comes trouble) says:

    tami lyn – lol…perfect! 😛

  324. ksf (a.k.a. Here comes trouble) says:

    tami lyn – my last comment was re:bubbly record label

  325. angelbymyside says:

    @HPfanRinnie: David Archuleta Begin Cd Is Here is trending #5 worldwide right now!!—> http://twitpic.com/agdto4

  326. Janel aka Nellie says:

    ksf, true as that might be, that’s what comment boxes are for. I’ve read tons of reviews on David good and bad over the last few years, but none pushed my buttons like this one did. If they’re giving me a space to make my voice heard, I’ll make it heard. Sounded to me like the writer doesn’t know David at all. Maybe he doesn’t read the comments, but that’s OK, I gave my opinion anyways. Maybe someone who doesn’t know David well and reads the article can get a more correct view of him when he reads the fan’s comments.

  327. tami lyn says:

    ksf- 🙂 and being called a church goer is not exactly an insult even if he meant if that way lol!

  328. josie says:

    Woo-hoo. Go….twitter people! (You also can’t make me say “tweeps”. That just…can’t be a word. lol)

  329. angelbymyside says:

    That Washington Times reviewer has no clue about David or his fanbase! 🙁

  330. kimk says:

    yup that church goer remark was not meant to be kind.

  331. sydnie says:

    Omg Omg Omg Omg Omg!!!!!
    Just got home from almost 3 wk vacation & too much exciting stuff going on…..where do I even BEGIN.!!! 😀
    Lost my iPhone in Portofino dang it, couldn’t keep up with all the news but thank goodness got back just in time for epic release! 😀

  332. Miss Vicki #DA2014 says:

    Go Janel and tami lyn….We will show that Washington Post writer that Fans of David are not to be reckoned with…..Miss Vicki

  333. mango#DA2014 says:

    tamilyn, I think you hit on something……..being called a church goes isn’t an insult, unless he meant it that way. I think the reviewer did mean it that way and is probably another one of those “mormon haters”.

  334. tami lyn says:

    he could have reviewed justin’s album so just the fact that he chose to listen to david’s instead is kind of a compliment and it does give david publicity.

  335. mango#DA2014 says:

    church goer

  336. ksf (a.k.a. Here comes trouble) says:

    Janel – I understand. Actually, I think I was writing my comment when you posted yours so I didn’t see what you’d written until after I posted. Glad you made your opinion known, lol, although I’m sure that the last paragraph especially was written to stir up attention/controversy and it looks like it worked. I don’t think the writer was completely off base but whatever…as long as it stirs interest in BEGIN.

  337. kimk says:

    well lol I am in jail yet again!!

    oh well.. NOW IT IS TIME TO GET US SOME BEGIN!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WHERE IS THAT PUPPY!!!!??? 👿

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

    When it comes to that reviewers brain, he’s an emptynester 😆

  339. sydnie says:

    Glad able to help trend woohoo! 😀
    Hello FOD! Fabulous new banner with David’s BEAUTIFUL Faaacee!!!

  340. kimk says:

    mango that was my first thought.. a political statement. think smoke was coming out my ears..
    ha and my mouth when I first read it.

  341. angelbymyside says:

    If one casually knows about David and reads that review, would they go out and buy the CD?

  342. mango#DA2014 says:

    Beth, you made me laugh.

  343. fan of BEGIN. (YIPPIE it's HeRE! ) says:

    “I’m so excited an I can’t hide it…………” 🙂 Part 6 definitely did me in, tears of joy hear. I heart that young man so much! The pics Kari posted are deadly, geesh!!!!!!!

    The review isn’t great but it’s ok, there will be other reviews. It’s just on persons opinion, no biggie. Any publicity is good publicity in my book. Happy BEGIN. DAY!!!!!!!

  344. angelbymyside says:

    sydnie ~ Welcome home!! Can’t wait to hear about your trip!!

  345. sydnie says:

    Give me a minute (or few hrs lol) to catch up, be back later! 😀
    Still unpacking to be done, kinda got carried away with shopping hehe! 😀

  346. josie says:

    Yep. Good point, abms.

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

    Mango 😆

    Hey Sydnie!

  348. fan of BEGIN. (YIPPIE it's HeRE! ) says:

    Typos galore, lols. “and” “one person’s opinion”…….I give up……….I’m so excited!!!!!!!

    Go BEGIN. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO!!!!!!!!!! YIPPIE!!!!!!!!!!

  349. ksf (a.k.a. Here comes trouble) says:

    fan of BEGIN. – I agree. Plus, it was not a personal attack on David in any way. Every review will not be glowing. Everyone’s entitled to their opinion. Let’s just enjoy BEGIN.!

  350. Martha says:

    The review might make some curious and least go listen to previews to see if he is right – otherwise, they might not even have known he had a new Cd coming out.

  351. Martha says:

    **at least**

  352. sydnie says:

    abms, thanks! I feel like i’ve been gone forever lol, had such an amazing time! Glad I’m back just in time to spazz along with everyone here! 😀

  353. kimk says:





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

    I dont think that door knob even listened to the cd, just saw the song titles and ok, no more words wasted on him. Time to Party, time to celebrate, time to be grateful to one David Archuleta, a man on a mission(s) 1 musical, 1 spiritual, sometimes they collide, become one. 1 is for two years, the 2nd is for the rest of his life 😀

  355. angelbymyside says:

    IT’s NOW ON iTUNES!!!!!!!!!! GOOOOOOOO!!!

  356. ksf (a.k.a. Here comes trouble) says:

    Martha – yep! 🙂 it would be worse if there were NO reviews. We’d be complaining about that too, lol.

  357. sydnie says:

    Mango, you’re here!
    Beth! 😀
    K….really leaving now for a bit to catch up with comments & stuff so i don’t feel so out of the loop! BBL! 😀

  358. ksf (a.k.a. Here comes trouble) says:

    Goodnight all. Enjoy BEGIN. 🙂

  359. Miss Vicki #DA2014 says:

    50 minutes till Begin is officially released!!!!! Miss Vicki

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

    IT SAYS ITS NOT AVAILABLE TRY AGAIN LATER, anyone else getting that message?

  361. Robin F says:

    OMG its downloading!!!!!!!!!!!! YIKES

  362. kimk says:

    Beth are you on the east coast? I am so you probably need 11pm your time?

    just downloaded mine and now I am ready to listen!!!!

  363. Candy says:

    GAHHHHHHH its downloading!!!

  364. mango#DA2014 says:

    Welcome back, sydnie! Hope you had a wonderful vacation.

  365. lct#DA2014 says:

    Did you guys get an email that it’s here and to download your preorder?

  366. Martha says:


  367. Kalei says:

    iTunes pre-order of BEGIN. is available to download NOW!

  368. Candy says:

    11:14PM EDT on August 6th…BEGIN. Officially arrived!

  369. angelbymyside says:

    I listened to PRIDE first!!! HE IS FLIPPIN AMAZING!!!!!! He must sing this live in 2014!!

  370. ATX #DA2014 says:


  371. Candy says:

    First song to enjoy. PRIDE!

  372. Martha says:


  373. Candy says:

    OMG PRIDE -hes a flipping ROCKSTAR!!

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

    kimk, I’m in the midwest, MN. I brought up my itunes, then selected store, then it showed my pre order, then I clicked on it, then it said not available :-(((

  375. A Fan says:

    Something always bugged me about the reviews David has gotten over the years. David IMO has a beautiful voice and is an amazing artist. Yes his song choices over the years basically were not what usually makes Top 40 radio today but none the less I enjoyed every song on every album he made but Jive did nothing to promote him the way they should have. JMHO. I realize that the buying public likes edgy and dance music. But they need to give him a break. Not to get on the JB bandwagon but here is someone who can’t sing live and is autotuned to death but gets accolades thrown at him. I always felt from day one that he would have a hard time because of his clean image and religious background. What a shame.

  376. kimk says:

    ha I can’t listen yet.. need to be alone.
    where is my dang closet when I need it!!

    I had to purchase another copy!
    lost my pre-order!!?

  377. Candy says:

    David BONO Archuleta!!

  378. Anita says:

    OMG!!! It’s on ITunes already!!

  379. Fiona says:

    DOWNLOADED!!!!!! Listening right now!!!!

  380. Joy4archieDA14 says:

    mine’s downloading now!! Oh my gosh!!

  381. kimk says:

    A Fan why would they give him a break.. he is not like them. and thankfully so I might add.

  382. Robin F says:

    Beth on your home page go to store and available downloads or just go to recently added as it may be downloading and you just don’t know it.

  383. kimk says:

    ha need the hub-a-roni-to-go-to-sleep-a-roni!

  384. Candy says:

    No emotion in BOTW?? has that Washington reporter lost his ever lovin’ mind…its jam packed with emotion!

  385. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Will be back in a few minutes, have to be alone for awhile with my headphones and kleenxes…… I just know what is going to happen to me………

  386. Martha says:

    I absolutely love TRUE COLORS!

  387. Carriezze says:

    Downloading in MO!!,!, yayayayayayay!,!!!

  388. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Kimk, exactly….. BBL

  389. Rapport says:

    I’d worry more about The Washington Times calling itself the Official Newspaper of 2012 than I would about this mealy-mouthed review of an obviously stellar CD. Second rate newspaper, second rate review.

    I am certain no one will ever take issue with his belt-it-out singing on this entry (“soaring”), and this will become evident very soon when we read the round-up of the most respected music reviewers.

  390. angelbymyside says:

    kimk ~ get in your closet lol

  391. Miss Vicki#DA2014 says:

    OMG….Pride!!!!! I am also facinated with the pic of David with the red background at the top of this post.. Think this was such an early photo of him right off of Idol….You can tell he hasn’t had his invisable braces yet…..HA HA HA…I guess I am so random!!!!!….Just like David!!!!!…..Just hanging out till midnight…..official release time….Miss Vicki

  392. A Fan says:

    I’m on the East Coast and ITunes telling me not available. Anyone else getting that message?

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


  394. Candy says:

    kimk -hit him over the head-a-roni! You need to hear this now!!!

  395. angelbymyside says:

    A Fan ~ It downloaded for me. Did you pre-order it?

  396. lct#DA2014 says:

    Just absolutely beautiful!

    What we need to do is copy/paste our swooning comments here onto the Washington Post site! LOL! 🙂

  397. fan of BEGIN. (YIPPIE it's HeRE! ) says:

    TEARS!!!!!!!! So beautiful! I’m a mess now. Got to listen to every nuance in it’s entirety. Thank you David and team David for all of this. 🙂

  398. A Fan says:

    Angelbymyside! Yes I did.

  399. Rapport says:

    Guys, it’s The Washington Times, not The Washington Post. Am I missing something?

  400. kimk says:



  401. Candy says:

    DGU=Holy Moly on the duet…and his round vocals are unreal.

  402. kimk says:

    only thing he did not sing I am beautiful.. ha what up David guys might get after you.
    if I have the chance that would be my first question.

  403. Candy says:

    Dont Give UP…those background vocals so haunting…..GAH!!!

  404. kimk says:

    Rapport is it?
    that is based in DC?
    that makes sense.

  405. Carriezze says:

    Holy cow – Beautiful is amazing… The sun will always shine always shine!

  406. Listening to everybody hurts. Boy am i hurting. WoW!

  407. Candy says:


  408. kimk says:

    Candy his voice is glorious!!

  409. Candy says:

    OMG he is wailing on EveryBody hurts…I think I just flatlined______________

  410. Carriezze says:

    So why don’t we go…somewhere only we know… Loooove this album

  411. Tom says:

    listening…starting at the begin…ing.

    love it.

  412. Tom says:

    listening…starting at the begin…ing.

    love it.

  413. josie says:

    Still waiting for the physical CD to show up somewhere. Y’all enjoy. Have a good night. 🙂

  414. Carriezze says:

    Wake up Candy! Seven more songs to go!

  415. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Ray……….. Help!!!!!!

    Questioned asked to me in the morning by co-workers, “why are your eyes so red?” “oh, yea, that is right, new David music was released!”

  416. Candy says:

    MY FAV CD of Davids by a mile!!

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

    No offense intended, but….anyone who can say this CD lacks emotion has all their screws completely loose and a heart of hard, cold lead.

  418. Carriezze says:

    Everybody Hurts – speechless, his voice…. Wow

  419. Oh! my goodness i love Don’t give Up. Its almost like he’s asking us for help.

  420. Candy says:

    PalmTree- oh go heed and offend the jerk…he deserves it.. No emotion…WTH

  421. Carriezze says:

    Palmtree – I was thinking the same thing – if he was trying to sing directly to us … He succeeded. So heartfelt. I’m in awe all over again with this young man

  422. angelbymyside says:


  423. Tom says:

    The music alone is filled with emotion, the vocals even more so. Together it is celestial. If this is what we get when he returns, it will be worth the wait tenfold.

  424. Miss Vicki#DA2014 says:

    I’m so so stoked….. DAVID JAMES ARCHULETA RULES…Miss Vicki

  425. tami lyn says:

    Rapport- went back and looked at that washington times website again and it really doesn’t even look like a real newspaper! can’t tell if it’s from washington state or washington d.c. or the planet mars! lol how strange. looks fake and weird

  426. Fiona says:

    OMG this album!!!!! Heart is exploding, so gorgeous!

  427. Candy says:

    ABMS-Mine too my favorites cd of Davids by far. There isnt one song I dont love…
    I say we all hop a plane and go to Chile and hug the stuffins out of him for this glorious gift!!

  428. Carriezze says:

    Lol miss Vickie – yes he does! Listening to Don’t Give Up now. Libbie does a great job. David wailing is goosebump giving fantastic ‘thaaat rivers flowing’

  429. sydnie says:

    flatline——————————- 😯

  430. kimk says:

    ahh I need to listen… it is killing me!

  431. angelbymyside says:

    I am so in love with PRIDE IN THE NAME OF LOVE!!!! His vocals are CrAzY!!!!!!

  432. tami lyn says:

    i also googled andrew leahey and did not find one who is a journalist/professional reviewer

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

    Tom……”celestial”? Perfectomundo adjective! The things he does with his voice…goosebumple central. Gotta hand it to Kurt, too. The arrangements are just unreal.

  434. Candy says:

    Wish David was here with all of us to share in the excitement and joy!

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

    tami, I have already put that journalistic piece of rubbish in the distant past.

  436. josie says:

    Hey, um…are you guys still trying to trend? Just checkin’…:)

  437. Carriezze says:

    Angel is just lovely. Thank you David

  438. Martha says:

    The arrangement of Pride In the Name of Love is just wonderful! And the vocals – he goes all out!!!

  439. Anita says:

    I pre-ordered BEGIN., but ITunes wouldn’t download it, so I bought it again. I wonder if it will end up downloading it again. Usually after I pre-order it will automatically download on the release date.

  440. CindyUT says:

    Hello Everyone!

    I know I’m late to the party tonight. I just have a few comments to make.

    As far as the Washington Post review about BEGIN., well obviously the reviewer must be DEAF! Enough said!

    I have two questions after watching David’s vlog to his fans:

    1) How can you love someone you don’t even know personally so much????
    2) How can a person who doesn’t know you personally make you feel so loved???

    David…..look what you made me do! *cry*

    Goodnight everyone!

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

    I know, Candy….a tad bittersweet…..

    kim…what the heck are ya waiting for?!? A mating call???

  442. kimk says:

    Candy sure wish he was.

  443. angelbymyside says:

    OMGOSH the violins in BSMS. The arrangement is incredible!!!!!!

  444. Anita says:

    Candy-I wish he was here to! It would have been wonderful if he was allowed to come home for a few weeks to celebrate with us!!!

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

    I’m trust Kari will be soaking it all in to relay to the man in short order. Cindy, remarkable isn’t it?? Night!

  446. Joy4archieDA14 says:

    Well I’ve made to Broken and I’m still alive…barely!!! Bridge Over Troubled Water about did me in. OMG!

  447. Candy says:

    FROM BSMS to PRIDE, wow he sure knows how to take us to every emotion imaginable!

  448. Fiona says:

    CindyUT, love your comment and totally agree!

  449. ray says:

    i am here with the crash cart,take what you need goeing for more

  450. Anita says:

    CindyUT-Those are BEAUTIFUL questions!!!

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

    Anita, you can go into your account where it says “Manage pre-orders” and cancel it if it hasn’t downlaoded yet.

  452. Miss Vicki #DJA2014 says:

    YEAH…..It’s August 7th…..Official BEGIN. release day….Congrats David…..Gotta get up early to go to Walmart to buy multiple CD’s………Happy David Dreams all…Miss Vicki

  453. Listening to Pride now WOW! just WOW!

  454. Carriezze says:

    Joy – me too! I’ve been waiting for BOTW for a long time. When he got to the sail on verse and it was two David’s singing? Ack! Awesome!

    This whole album is flowing so well too!

    Do you see what I see? Do you feel what I feel?

  455. I hope this is the kind of music he will make when he comes back. I love it and hes so good.

  456. Anita says:

    palmtree-Thank you! I’ll do that!

  457. kimk says:

    holy carp!!
    somewhere only we know is incredible!!!
    wow his vocals!!!!!
    think this is my fav.. ok wait.
    need to listen again!!!

  458. Carriezze says:

    Thanks for sharing this moment with me FOD’ers…. Pride just started!!!

  459. Carriezze says:

    Kimk I say that to every song lol!

  460. kimk says:

    Beautiful and SOWK.. his vocals are outrageous!!
    I MISS HIM!!

  461. Tom says:

    BSMS – amazing.

    God smiles when he hears David sing this, we cry like babies. And so it is.

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

    Carriezze, one of the things characteristic of all of David’s CDs that I adore is the layering of his own vocals…just LOVE that! I mean, why use back-up singers when you’ve got “THE VOICE”?

  463. kimk says:

    Candy ha just up to SOWK!!
    was like woah!
    ha was mad when the backup vocals came on for Beautiful.. don’t drown yourself out!
    love this cd!!!

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

    LOL, Tom…I can’ make it past Pride yet.

  465. Joy4archieDA14 says:

    Be Still My Soul is so heartwrenching. Oh my heck! How is he real?

  466. Grannycrush says:

    The reviewer must have a cold, cold heart if he can’t feel any emotion in these songs. I am on Everybody Hurts and I’m feeling a little too much emotion. Hang on…Wow.

  467. Carriezze says:

    Oh and lol just noticed iTunes spelled bridge as brigde … Oops!

  468. Candy says:

    Everybody Hurts… no words…..

  469. kimk says:

    omgosh Everybody Hurts is glorious!!

    ahh David I LOVE BEGIN!!!

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

    I think I’ll make it through the next 20 months okay now…..with this album to listen to.

  471. kimk says:

    I really hope he comes home and sings again. he has to!!

  472. Candy says:

    THIS is the music Ive been waiting four years to hear David sing…and OMG it was SO worth the wait. He was born to sing these types of songs!!

  473. What a AWESOME night for all David fans! BEGIN. IS INCRDIBLE! By far surpassed my every expectation! Thank you David, Kari, Kurt Bestor and David’s team!…you have outdone yourself!

    Who can sleep after listening to BEGIN., but have to get up at 5! Just CAN’T STOP LISTENING ! ENJOY BEGIN. ! Good night! 🙂

  474. Grace says:

    Robin at 10:22, thanks for your instruction to find the preorder download. Clicked Store and available downloads… Boom! Downloading started!

  475. kimk says:

    Everybody Hurts
    I love the music.. fabulous arrangement!!
    ha well I guess I might like all the songs so far.

  476. Candy says:

    kimk-I know he cant hang it up…the world needs this kind of music….it’s glorious!

  477. Carriezze says:

    Candy – yep, me too. Love every song. BSMS just ended… Time to play the whole album again. #DA2014 no problem.

  478. CindyUT says:

    <———- Still in tears over the vlog. I can only IMAGINE what I'll be like once I'm able to listen to the CD. I predict I'll be a blubbering mess!

  479. Lisa @txarchie says:

    Listening to David sing Be Still My Soul is what Heaven will be like. 🙂 Sure wish we could go to Chile & thank him in person!!!!

  480. Joy4archieDA14 says:

    Finished the first listen. Time to go back in a second time. 😀

  481. kimk says:

    wow Don’t Give Up.. this is AMAZING!!!!!

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

    OK, I’m back, Wheeewwwww!
    Broken, Dont Give Up, Pride, EBH, Beautiful, BSMS, BOTW, SOWK, Angel & True Colors. Thats my ranking right now, but please note, its almost a virtual tie between all of them 😉 OH MY HECK what a CD, How can we ever thank David for this????? How, I ask you, how 😀

  483. angelbymyside says:
  484. kimk says:

    how does he do backup vocals with Libbie and she recorded it after?
    that was GREAT!!!
    ha that one is my fav!

  485. I feel like taking a trip tomorrow just by myself with no distactions so that i can play my cd and just relish Davids beautiful voice. But i have to work Dangit!

  486. kimk says:

    Sam is funny and right!! 🙂

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

    Don’t forget that he put it in writing…that he WILL return to singing so you can take that to the bank.

  488. bridget says:

    OK…I just downloaded from iTunes and am going to bed with my ipod…I hope I wake up in the morning! 🙂

  489. angelbymyside says:

    “@myheartsong: On the iTunes pop banner now. http://pic.twitter.com/qIgnYDje”

  490. Joy4archieDA14 says:

    bridget LOL 😆 That’s so funny!

  491. nora says:

    Is everybody downloading another copy? I thought we were having a downloading party. I just ordered another download. OMG that guy from the Washington post must be stone deaf, what a jerk. Davids last post made me cry, he is so wonderful. This has to be my most favorite cd so far. LOVE, LOVE LOVE it.

  492. By chance says:

    Ohhhhhhhhhhh David. Finally here. Feeling so grateful to be your fan.

  493. Candy says:


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

    HEY CHARLOTTE!!!!! If you see this, can you verify your email. I have it written down, but I’m not sure if the C is a capital C or a small c, lol, sorry, not sure about my own handwriting. I want to be sure I send it to the right person. I will see it in the morning, if you see this message. 😀

    Linda, I dont know if you should drive while listening to this cd, you’ll get lost in the songs, not good while driving 🙄

    Goodnight Bridget!

  495. Joy4archieDA14 says:

    By Chance Yes I agree!! So grateful for him and what all he does for us. He is beyond words. Amazing just doesn’t cut it anymore.

  496. Candy says:

    kimk-that may be my fav too….

  497. PTP, you are so right. David said he would be coming back to sing and i for one believe him. Anyone who can sing with so much heart and soul does not just put it aside, Its in his blood.

  498. kimk says:

    OMJ BEGIN and David is on the front of itunes!

  499. Lisa @txarchie says:

    I love Don’t Give Up!!!! This should be on the radio!

  500. Amanda Jane says:

    It’s gonna take me days/weeks/months to comprehend this album. I mean, WOW.

    Never have I experienced an album full of so much love, hope, inspiration and encouragement. It makes you feel good deep down in your soul, and washes the troubles of the world away. That whatever troubles that face you today will be better come tomorrow. This is the type of album/music that saves lives.

    I feel sorry for folks like that reviewer who just don’t “get” David. They can’t possibly understand what they are missing.

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

    nora, the review was not in the Washington Post….some publication called the Washington Times. Never heard of it.

    Candy, got my ticket scalper buddy on speed dial. 😉

  502. kimk says:

    was #110 POP and now #57!! 🙂

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

    I’m going to go download another copy, well, just because 😀

  504. kimk says:

    what is the Washington Times?

  505. I pre ordered on itunes a while back but it didn’t automatic download. Will have to wait till tomorrow and then i will download another one to gift.

  506. Miss Vicki says:

    Mark my word……David is the next Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson and John Mayer all rolled into one…What a bright career he has in front of him when he comes home….Gotta go to bed now…Miss Vicki

  507. Candy says:

    PalmTree-LOL- Im going right to the bail bondsmen, I know Im going to be in trouble!!

  508. lizardj says:

    There are truly no words I can use to adequately David’s voice or how much I am loving this album. 🙂

  509. Kimk Thanks hope it keeps climbing.

  510. angelbymyside says:

    Don’t forget to RATE the CD at iTunes. Only 5 stars (it’s great) will do! 😀

  511. Lisa @txarchie says:

    I wonder if David is able to sleep tonight? I know many of us won’t be able to!!

  512. lizardj says:

    whoops! meant *describe* I am truly just a little mesmerized! Gifted both my daughters an album….hope they give it a chance!

  513. Candy says:

    Thats it. Im going to Chile…I need to her that voice again in person. Forget this waiting two years thing!

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

    Maybe tomorrow, we can pick a song & download it like crazy, great promo. Dont Give Up or Beautiful or Broken(my fav,not sure about on radio, but its gorgeous). Just a thought.

  515. cq#DA2014 says:


  516. kimk says:

    BOTW WOW!!

  517. Anita says:

    kimk-I noticed that also. His picture is smaller than the rest though. That’s strange. I haven’t listened to any of the songs yet. I’m going to listen to a few before I go to sleep in a little bit. I’m pretty tired. Although, while listening I might be on such a high I can’t sleep!!

    HAPPY BEGIN. ALBUM RELEASE DAY EVERYONE, and I’ll be back in the morning!

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

    Candy, Whoooaaa wait, you cant skip out on your bail & go to Chile. Hmmm, do you think we could get a group rate on the Bail, will “The Boys” be reasonable????? Time to taxi the Archuplane to the runway & make our way to Chile. I just need someone to knock me out with a mallet & throw me on the plain, any takers? 😆

  519. angelbymyside says:

    Night all! Going to listen some more before bed!

  520. kimk says:

    yup #40 Pop

  521. Nora the downloading party is for tonight and all day tomorrow. I’m downloading tomorrow. I already have a pre ordered one.

  522. Candy says:

    and to the reporter from the Washington Times…

  523. Oh Lord! Help it to keep climbing for David. He deserves it.

  524. Lisa @txarchie says:

    BOTW makes me cry

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

    I agree Miss Vicki, Look out world, when David comes back, he’s gonna knock ya all on your ear 😀

    Goodnight Anita!

  526. Candy says:

    DGU-Libby Linton has an Eva Cassidy haunting quality to her voice…perfect fit for David.

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


  528. Anita says:

    Goodnight Beth! What a glorious night it is!

  529. kimk says:

    Candy they go great together.. only thing missing so far are the videos.
    this is so hard not to be able to see him sing these. 🙁

  530. I’m gifting my daughter one tomorrow, hope she likes it. These songs are from her high school years.

  531. Lisa @txarchie says:

    Kim…..I just have a feeling that we will see a video of David singing at least one of the songs on BEGIN. 🙂

  532. Candy says:

    Must go to bed but what a glorious night it has been. Sweet BEGIN. Dreams. He is truly something else. Celestial (Thanks Tom)
    Good Night All

  533. Good night Beth and Anita. I’m listening a few more times before i go to bed.

  534. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Call the crash cart just heard Everybody Hurts for the first time. OMJ!!!!! Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Candy, I am looking for flights as we speak.

  535. Martha says:

    BEGIN. on Itunes #30 Pop Album

  536. Lisa @txarchie says:

    Linda……You are a sweet mom. 🙂

  537. kimk says:

    Lisa I hope so. he sounds fabulous on this cd though.. closest he has to sounding live yet!

  538. meganloves2lol says:

    was anyone else on here at david’s show in rockford three years ago today!!!? i was and that’s when i first met him! best david concert ever!! and he was only 10 minutes from my house!! soo cool.

  539. OMJ! its climbing. Come on #1

  540. Martha says:

    #25 Pop Album

    #136 Overall (was #166 a little bit ago)

  541. Lisa @txarchie says:

    Kim….Can you imagine a live album?! I don’t know if my heart can take it. I’m barely breathing after listening to BEGIN. !!!!

  542. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Linda from Cali.. Are You Still here?? I just finished buying the Begin album and listening to it. Oh My Gosh. Iwas in tears and exhilirated all at once. Does David have any idea what he does to a song. I could feel his heart and soul in them. Beautiful was absolutely BEAITIFul and the rest were divine. It’s 1:18 am and I’m all wound up. Gee whiz he’s fantastic. Where does all that passion come from?? Heaven

  543. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    meant BEAUTIFUL

  544. Robin F says:

    Have to say how special my hubby is. Got to share Begin with him and when I told him reviewer from the Washington Times said he had no emotion with BOTW hubby said “well you know had no emotion….. the reviewer”!!!! After it was over I asked what he thought and he said “Great as usaual”!!! Why won’t he come to a concert with me!

  545. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Lisa and kimk.. This is the best night ever. I felt like I was at one of his concerts. I hung on every note. I didn’t read the critic. He must be wacky because that album and David’s rendition of those songs were genius musically.

  546. SGJ still hear. It didn’t down load my preorder but will do tomorrow. I am playing my physical. Am dying

  547. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Where is everybody. Say something, please.

  548. Ive heard my cd 3 times already. Can’t sleep now. Will sleep at work tomorrow LoL!!

  549. SGJ what are you doing up so late. I’m listening again. Good thing o pre orderd 6 physical cds

  550. Lisa @txarchie says:

    Judie….I feel the same way! Listening to BEGIN. was just like being at a concert! I can just see David singing to us. Every song is just perfect!! I’m speechless….

  551. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Linda I had trouble with ITunes. The other day I downloaded Broken and wound up paying for it with Pay Pal. I thought I was pre-ordering the album. PayPal said the pre-order didn’t happen and I bought the single. Tried to pre-order ITunes said you already ordered it. went in tonight and rumaged around till I found the album and said buy. They said okay and it downloaded. Everything I do is a chore. Sometimes I wonder if it’s me or them. Anyways I got it and I’m ecstatic David is amazing<I'll say till the day I die. I don't know how he does it.

  552. SGJ i love all the songs can’t pick one i like best yet. How bout you

  553. SGJ i’m gifting one to my daughter. These songs were popular when she was in high school. Hope she likes them.

  554. pickles says:

    Im back!

    First of all thank so but SO SO much to FOD!! After leaving snarkyarchies I lurk for about 1 year and in December of 2011 I started to comment. I just love this website. Its like a habit that I check it everyday. Happy late anniversary. Thanks for all the hard work each person here puts.

  555. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Linda & Lisa I’m going to the stores tomorrow to see if I can buy some. My pre-orders didn’t come yet. All I can say humble David should be very proud of this album. He’s got to be an ANGEL. He is superhuman. To do all he did before he left and to sound that GGGOOOOOOODDD is unbelieveable and remarkable at the same time. Do you think I like the album??? 😀

  556. kimk says:

    Pride is my favorite!!!!

    Be Still My Soul.. I don’t know what to say except maybe
    I understand
    it is more then I ever thought it would be.

  557. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Hi pickles. We are spazzing about Begin. I got my download tonight from Itunes and just finished listenening to it in all it’s splendor. Linda got one of her pre-orders and listened to that. I’m not usually up this late. Waiting for my heart to calm down. David invaded it with his beautiful music. Did you hear Begin yet??

  558. Lisa @txarchie says:

    David is superhuman Judie!! He’s like the Bionic Man of music. I can’t even believe this CD.

  559. Sylvia says:

    iTunes #21 Pop Album….it’s moving up! I love, love, love BEGIN.!!

  560. kimk says:

    True Colors is great as well!
    lol now I know what Kari meant.. this whole cd is GREAT!!!!!!!

  561. I’ just heard don’t give up’ Aye! Aye! Aye!
    Hi pickles. We are so glad you are here with us too. A really beautiful group of fans and family.

  562. kimk says:


    I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!

  563. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    kimk.. I never heard Pride before so when I heard David sing it all I could think was wow that’s a great song. I loved how David sang it. Beautiful had a lot of good stuff in it. I like Chritine’s version but he really did “IT”. I’m still reeling from the album. Love it to bits. Definitely got my money’s worth. Good music all around!!

  564. I really hope it climbs up before morning. That would be so great for David.

  565. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    kimk & Linda So when are we leaving for Chile. I’m rearin to go. That young man is lucky he’s not here. I feel like kissing him right now. He’s spectacular.

  566. Kimk I really like pride. David does an awesome job on it. He can Rawk a song. Can you just hear him singing it in a concert.

  567. kimk says:

    lol can you imagine a bunch of fans from the US showing up in Chile.
    oh darn it.
    we are blessed!!

    thank you Kari and team if you are lurking.. we LOVE BEGIN!!!

  568. angelbymyside says:

    What a gift BEGIN. is from David to his fans! We are truly blessed! I love every single note and nuance of each and every song! The arrangements are stellar! I think, no I know, this is my favorite album!! 😀

  569. kimk says:

    angel omh all of it is great!!!!

  570. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Linda.. That Libby (can’t think of her last name) sounded amazing with David’s voice in Don’t Give Up. Great choice . Nice duet.

  571. kimk says:

    sgj yes that is great as well!!!

  572. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Now look what he did. He gave us 3million and one reasons to love him more. It’s time to BEGIN planning a trip to Chile.

  573. This is definitely my favorite album of Davids, I am impressed. I just can’t go to sleep. This is my 4th time listening to the cd, It’s still early. Maybe a few more times.

  574. SGJ I’m games for Chile. We need to ask Kari if she can get us a special rate. Yeah! Right!

  575. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Wonder if we’ll get a tweet tomorrow. Gonna send a post card tomorrow. Have to sleep now if I can. Going Begin album hunting. Goodnight all.

  576. SGJ she has a beautiful voice. Good choice for a duet

  577. Lisa @txarchie says:

    I will never sleep tonight!!! This is just the most beautiful music I’ve ever heard!!!!

  578. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Goodnight Lisa.. Glad you’re following me.

  579. SGJ A tweet would be great tomorrow. The icing on the cake. Good night ‘ see you tomorrow. Sleep with the Angels

  580. Lisa know what you mean. I won’t be able to sleep either. maybe i won’t LOL

  581. angelbymyside says:

    Just caved and read the liner notes!!! *sobs*

  582. Lisa @txarchie says:

    Can’t wait to read the liner notes!!! Hopefully tomorrow. I ordered 8 CDs & don’t have any of them yet! Thankful for iTunes!

  583. ray says:

    someone come and pry these headphones off benn listening sence 12 oclock and it is now 2.16am can,t stop

  584. angelbymyside says:

    ray ~ I’m still listening too! I gotta get some sleep soon!

  585. Ray know what you mean. I am playing my cd i got today and i;m on
    my 4th time listening

  586. Lisa @txarchie says:

    Ray…..I don’t think I can stop listening either!!!

  587. Itunes here i come tomorrow. Am downloading 2 more.

  588. I want to read the message he made for us but lettering are small so will wait till daylight

  589. pickles says:

    pfewww finally caught up with the comments! over 500! Yeah.

    I have not listen to the album yet because i want to be alone in my room with the lights off.

    Hey Linda tomorrow or should i say today is christmas for us!

  590. pickles says:

    supergrandjudie#DA2014-I have not listen to it yet but cant wait to! Oh my if your heart is beating fast…I dont think im going to be able to sleep tonight either. I order mine from !tunes and tomorrow I will go and but 2 more. Im about to download it and go to my room turn off the lights and blasted on.

  591. Pickles know what you mean. I’m in my bed with my head phones on listening and typing. I’m alone so one to bother me’

  592. Pickles its only 11 ;30 here in Cali. so i have alot of time to listen to it for at least another ten times.

  593. pickles says:

    going to go download it now if i dont come back is because im in the hospital

  594. Can’t believe he does all the backup vocal himself. This young man is just too much.

  595. Hope you have a good doctor Pickles

  596. SueH (SoCal) says:

    LindaFromCali…just wondering, do you live in SoCal? I do & was just curious what city you live near by. I’m mostly a lurker, but had to comment tonight. 🙂 So impressed with BEGIN…love the whole album. Vocals and arrangements are superior, fantastic and out of this world! Can’t wait to get my physical copy from Deseret!

  597. JH says:

    Got my “Shipped” email from DB!!

  598. SueH (SoCal) says:

    JH…got my email too from Deseret…WOOHOO! CD should be here in a few days!

  599. JH says:

    SueH….yep, it should! Did you download from itunes? I’m from SoCal, too!

  600. SH I’m from Blythe, on the Calif/Ariz border. about an 1 hour and 1/2 from Palm desert. Where you from?

  601. Hi Jh, I guess Cali people are on earlier time. Where are you from?

  602. jeani/ut says:

    Des Book says they’ve shipped my CDs. Good night

  603. Good to know more SoCal fans. I always want to meet fans of David that live close to me. I’m the only fan in my town.

  604. SueH (SoCal) says:

    I’m in Temecula, just north of Escondido…and it only takes me about an hour to get to Palm Desert! We go over to Palm Springs about once a year…love it over there!

  605. SueH (SoCal) says:

    JH…yep I pre-ordered from iTunes and it downloaded early tonight! BEGIN is just spectacular! Been listening on my ear buds ever since…will probably go to Walmart tomorrow to check it out & buy another CD.

  606. Well keep in touch, i have nieces in hemet, Maybe we can meet some time with other fans that are close by and have lunch. That would be great. You can reach me here every day. i’m also on tweeter are you?

  607. JH says:

    Linda – SueH: Tonight it pays to be on the west coast! 🙂 Sue, are you close to Rancho California Rd?

  608. SueH (SoCal) says:

    Linda…I’m @SuzzyyFOD on twitter. I’ll try to de-lurk more often…it would be fun to meet up for lunch sometime…maybe we can plan something for the future 🙂

  609. SueH (SoCal) says:

    JH…yes! Holy cow…are you in this area too?

  610. Sue, Some of the NorthCal fans already had a fan luncheon, and Socal too but couldn;t go. Maybe we can have a small one. Nice to meet new fans. Ive been a fan since AI. I’m an older fan but a dedicated fan.

  611. JH says:

    I’m in Claremont – I’ve been to Temecula many times. Ensign Books (on Rancho California at the 15) will be carrying the CD. You can call them to see if it’s in yet and they’ll hold one for you if you’d like.

  612. Sue I’m @erlindita. That would be great. we will work on it. Maybe we can gather a few more fans?

  613. SueH (SoCal) says:

    Linda & JH…I’m an older fan too…my kids are grown & one is in college. I couldn’t go to the SoCal fan lunch either…we had a close friend’s wedding to go to.

    JH…thanks for the tip…I’ll check out Ensign Books for sure!

  614. Hi JR. Nice to meet fans that are so close to me. We do have to meet. Maybe someplace half way and have lunch and talk about our david’n Do you have a tweeter?

  615. Breezy says:

    Is there a way to listen to the album without buying from Itunes? It’s just too hard waiting for my hard copy CD to be delivered. I guess i just have to be patient.


  616. SueH (SoCal) says:

    Linda & JH…I’ll go follow you now Linda…thanks! Heading off to get to some sleep….so I’ll say Goodnight for now! Great talking with you both! Enjoy listening to BEGIN!

  617. JH says:

    Sue…their # is 951.308.1679

  618. Sue we will keep in touch. I am flexible. I’m self employed and can do anytime anywhere. I can have my grandson take me or my daughter. Or drive myself.

  619. JH says:

    Sue..following you now. Linda, does your last name begin with an S?

  620. JH says:

    New cover photo on David’s FB page…love it!

  621. JR my computer is slow so its slow to post but i’m still here.

  622. JH says:

    Linda…following you now. Blythe…wow, that’s way out there!

  623. JR how did you know my last name begins with S

  624. yeah! it is but we go to palm desert alot. I told sue maybe we can meet halfway for everyone and have a small luncheon and talk about our favorite subject. What is your tweeter name or i will go and see my new followers.

  625. SAW ON TWEETER THAT BEGIN IS #18 in pop right now

  626. JH says:

    Linda…sorry, for some reason FOD isn’t refreshing for me. I just followed you…I’ll DM you when you follow me.

  627. Goodnight everyone. Happy Begin dreams tonight

  628. pickles says:

    holy guacamole holy cow and holy everything. This. CD. is. amazing.

    breath in breath out breath in breath out

  629. pickles says:

    why do i get to be one of the few people that knows about David existence and voice?

  630. LINDA – since I have not been online for more than a week, am not the JR you are referring to, right?

    Hope everyone here has had the opportunity to listen to BEGIN. album. IT IS GLORIOUS.

    While listening & spazzing, may I make a request? Please say a li’l prayer for us here in Manila. “Accumulated rainfall today (472mm in 22 hours) has now surpassed Ondoy’s rainfall (455mm in 24 hours)…”

  631. kimk says:

    Good morning folks!! 🙂



    Cindy #DA2014 ‏@CanadianArchie
    @kariontour @Davidarchie @DeseretBook BEGIN!!!! I HAVE IT!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  632. kimk says:



    @ArchAngelsIndo #Picture David Archuleta BEGIN. selamat berbuka puasa 🙂

  633. Martha says:

    Good morning

    BEGIN. #11 Pop Album, #53 Overall

    Keep going up!

  634. kimk says:

    mlpb3 ‏@mlpb3
    @DavidArchie BEGIN. currently #11 Pop Album and #53 Overall on Itunes!

    WOO HOO!!

  635. kimk says:

    ahh my review is there… leave a review!!!

    when you BUY!!!

  636. kimk says:

    Martha I LOVE BEGIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  637. kimk says:


    Mary-Rose (Marot) ‏@WyzeArchie
    Wow!!! (from DA official FB) David Archuleta Begin Cd Is Here 🙂 twitpic.com/aghch6

    what is this pic from?
    is it on the Official site!??


  638. kimk says:

    BJC ‏@BJC1208
    @DavidArchie…David I know you can’t see this, but you are the best singer in the world. Your album. BEGIN IS BEAUTIFUL.

  639. kimk says:

    Martha left a comment!

  640. kimk says:


    GAH I love this pic!!!

    RT @ArchAngelsIndo another BEGIN photoshoot 🙂

  641. Martha says:

    Good morning, kimk!

    Woke up early, had to get up and see where David was on Itunes. Still #11, hope it moves up soon.

  642. JackRyan, sorry, i meant JH. I was up late and was all confused. Good to hear from you though. Have you heard the BEGIN album. Its fantastic. One of Davids Best albums.

  643. roseinmaryland #DA2014 says:

    I got up extra early, put on my David T-shirt, headed out to WalMart thinking I could get BEGIN, no such luck…however I fired up my computer at work and there it was. My download from Itunes. I am listening to it now. It is absolutely beautiful. I watched #6 video to us fans. I have to admit it got to me. I think I understand now why. He is something, isn’t he. He tears at your heart and soul. I wish more would understand what it is that makes David so special. Oh my, Angel is now playing, I don’t know whether I can listen without tears. Love this song. David sings it so tenderly. Have a good morning everyone. David has done it again. No disappointment here!

  644. kimk says:


    David’s Begin ad is all over Pop itunes… and it is NOW #1o POP!!!!

    anybody have a screencap of it!!

    HIS FACE IS HUGE!!!!!!!!


    HA AND GREEN!!!!!!!!

  645. kimk says:


    kim ‏@kimak
    Top 10 Pop itunes @DavidArchie.. right up there with Adele!!! YES!!

  646. kimk says:


    kim ‏@kimak
    @DavidArchie Begin is all over Pop itunes!! ahh you made Top 10!!

  647. kimk says:

    Martha ahh thanks.. I stink at the techie stuff!!! LOVE seeing his name on the front and the ads!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    happy dance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  648. Martha says:

    Kimk – Thanks! What a happy day! Love all your tweets!

    Onward and Upward!!

  649. kimk says:

    Martha lol I have had practically no sleep and a lot o’ joe!
    not to mention listening to Begin last night.. hope I never crash!!
    ha bet I will though.
    just hope not literally!! 🙂

  650. GGDoorsfan says:

    Hi and Hugs Kimk! Good Morning FOD!

    Having my breakfast to BEGIN. my day. While listening to BEGIN. Pretty good life if you ask me 🙂 Let’s surprise a few people, and keep this album selling on Itunes, Amazon, WalMart – everywhere… Check back in with you all soon – New BEGIN.nings are exciting.

  651. VaBeachArchie says:

    Began the day with BEGIN.!

  652. A Fan says:

    Hi GG! Miss your comments on this board. Hope all is well.

  653. GGDoorsfan says:

    Top 10 POP is great! It’s better getting it as high on the overall chart as it can get, so let’s keep up the work on twitter, facebook, pinterest – all the social media we use to keep passing word around about BEGIN. I’m off to work, but will check back later – ARCHULETA FANS ROCK!

  654. kimk says:

    ahh #39 overall and #9 Pop!!!!!!!!!!!!

  655. GGDoorsfan says:

    Hi A Fan! Life is going pretty good. Especially if there’s some David music somewhere in the mix 🙂

  656. kimk says:

    GG got that right.. his vocals are amazing and it deserves to do well!!

  657. kimk says:

    can’t say as I really have a fav.. but Pride.. well I love it when he goes for it!
    also could be I so want to see him sing this live!

    SOWK seems to be the most popular.. great as well!!!!
    pretty current too.

  658. VaBeachArchie says:

    CRAZY busy day! 5 a.m. isn’t so bad when you’re listening to BEGIN.! So EXCITED for David …hoping BEGIN. keeps climbing the itunes chart! Know I’m going to download some gifts today and taking a trip to Walmart later! Still haven’t got my CDs from pre-order! GO BEGIN.!

    GREAT hearing from you GG! Hope all is going well for you. BEGIN. certainly is a GREAT way to start the day! 🙂

    kimk…I’m REALLY challenged at the techie stuff! Thanks for bringing over all the links and info! GO BEGIN.!!!

    Back to Nana patrol! ENJOY THE AWESOMNESS OF BEGIN.! Hugs to all!

  659. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Hey guys! Happy Begin. Day! 🙂 🙂 🙂
    Love all the squeeing. 😆 🙂 🙂

  660. A Fan says:

    OMG! Love this CD. SOWK – True Colors- Everybody Hurts etc.etc.etc. lol

  661. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Hi ya GG. 🙂 Glad to hear all is well with you and totally agree – life is good with some David music thrown in there somewhere. 🙂

  662. Good morning to all my Archies. Another day to BEGIN spazzing over our man David Archuleta. I have had no sleep and i have to go to work in 3 hours. Don’t know how i’m going to get through it. But anything for David. Later today i;m downloading on itunes hopefully a couple of them. Lets keep him climbing. and promoting. Need COFFEEEEEEE!!!!!!

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

    Goodmorning Everyone! OH MY HECK, what a night last night & so happy to see how well Begin is doing on Itunes. I just watched part 6 of his vlogs again, seeing as how I was only able to watch it once last night, with everything going on. With commenting here & trending on twitter & listening to the cd, I forgot about the special chats going on, never made it to those. What a sweet, sweet vlog, he’s something else, I tell ya 😀

  664. Candy says:

    GAH, another sleepless night in NJ! Couldnt stop listening to BEGIN. # 9 pop on itunes…that is outstanding!! I really really hope Kari is relaying all of this to David.
    Dont know if I have a fav yet…but a couple of standouts for me are PRIDE, Dont Give Up, Everybody Hurts. This is the first cd where I can honestly say I love every single song…

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

    David is #37 overall albums, #9 still on POP!!!!!!!!!!

    Hey GG!

    Gosh Linda, with so little sleep, be careful driving to work, Please 😀
    That goes for anyone who is going to go to stores looking for Davids CD,
    with lack of sleep, please be extra careful 😀 Speaking of which, better
    go have my bowl of weaties, so I can go to a few stores & see if I can find
    David 😀

  666. Candy says:

    I love Davids mature, grown up approach to each song! The maturity, and emotion has made them Grammy worthy. Carnegie Hall here he comes. I pray that he sings them live when he returns…he has to!! And Im not to proud to beg!

  667. Candy i love all of them , but those three are also some of my favorites.

  668. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    CindyUT- at 10:57pm – haha been asking myself that first question a lot the last 2 days. Is feeling this way normal…? 😯 😆

  669. angelbymyside says:

    Morning! Just woke up! Thank goodness I took the day off! Was listening to the CD until 3am!! Gotta pop that baby into the stereo and crank it way up! 😀

  670. Martha says:

    Has anybody heard from sarahhazel? Miss her.

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

    Hey Candy! After we heard the 90 second snippets, I said that Shadow Mountain Records/Highway Records, which ever one it is, should nominate this cd & Broken for Grammy’s and if there is a fee to do so, I will contribute to it 😀

    Hey abms! I took today off too 😀 It should be a national holiday 😀

  672. ABMS, your lucky, wish i was off. I don’t know how i can work today. I’ll be thinking about listening to my cd and spazzing

  673. Martha says:

    My prayers go to the people in Manila and all the Philippines. Receiving too much rain! May the sun shine!

  674. Candy says:

    Beth-I agree, this is as close to a live recording as we have from David…and we all know NOTHING equals his singing live! The vocals and arrangements are stellar!

  675. Time stood still for me when this album hit the itunes and i got my cd in the mail. I will never be the same. I want to cry because he can’t be with us to share this joy. listening to Everybody hurts right now. beautiful

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

    Hey Martha! Havent seen sarahhazel, was she going on a trip? Gosh, hope everything is ok.

    HEY CHARLOTTE! If you see this message, I want to give you the cd, I have your email for Itunes, but I want to make sure if the C is a capital C or a small c, want to make sure it goes to you. Leave me a message here in the comments & I’ll see it now or later. Thanks!

  677. kimk says:

    agree.. this is as close to live as we have ever gotten in a recording from David!

  678. pocoelsy says:

    Hi all,

    Love all the excitement, super spazzing day in David’s land!!! love that BEGIN is charting so extreamly well 🙂 but my US Itunes account has failed me I don’t know why I couldn’t excess it !!! and all your spazzing are killing me right about now!!! I have to wait a little bit longer for my copies to arrive from Amazon…bang head on wall !!!

    So which song do you like the best?!!

    Watched his 6 vlog just get me teary eye, he’s undoubtly the sweetest 21 year old guy on the planet !!!<3

    Kalei, this post is out of this world 🙂 thank you, and all the comments above are just so gooddd.

  679. angelbymyside says:

    Another box of mail going out to David SOON! 🙂

    @AwesomeandCute: @kariontour Will U be sending David mail again? Everyone’s looking forward 2 sending him postcards letting him know how much we love BEGIN!

    @kariontour: @AwesomeandCute just sent one but I am ready to send another one soon so you all can let him know. Postcards are the best!!!

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

    Candy, Can you imagine these songs live in concert? I know he made this cd for his fans, but its so good, it deserves to be recognized in a big way. Will be interesting how many of his buds or anyone else tweets about his cd.

    Thoughts & prayers to everyone affected by the flooding in the Philipines, please take care!

  681. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Kim 7:16pm – 😆 Love it! 😆

  682. Candy says:

    Woot- Just got an email from DB saying that litte green gem has shipped. What an amazing time in Davidland.
    Please Lord, somehow convey to him the excitement, and sheer joy that BEGIN. has brought to fans!

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

    This thread is getting slow to scroll & comment, its overloaded with all the Begin greatness 😀

    Thanks for the info abms, I better drop a couple of postcards in the mail on my way to check out some stores for Davids cd. Gosh, where is that mailing address, bet its on his website.

  684. Candy says:

    Postcards…oh darn…how are we going to convey our thoughts, feelings and love for BEGIN on a postcard…this may be one time I don’t heed Karis calls for a postcard. Sorry Kari.

  685. angelbymyside says:

    Candy ~ can’t send a postcard this time around…too much to say. I bought a card…just have to write it! Hope he doesn’t mind it’s not a postcard 😉

  686. pocoelsy says:

    jackryanforDA, Watched news about the typhoon Saola closely and our prayer go out to all of you in the Philippines, keep safe and glad you get to listen to BEGIN 🙂

  687. kimk says:

    #33 Overall!

  688. Candy says:

    ABMS-Something tells me he wont mind at all…he worked so hard to give us this gift…how can we not tell him how we feel. It was a true labor of love…

  689. kimk says:

    Shanny ha.. slipped that one in. hey true I can admit it. good morning!!

  690. Candy says:

    The response and support on itunes is beyond my wildest expectations…with David away and little to no promotion…I wasnt expecting BEGIN to chart near as well as it has!! You would think by now after four years…I would be prepared for anything…but this blows my mind!

  691. angelbymyside says:

    Watching my tracking notification for the CD from Deseret Book….it left Salt Lake early this morning! WOO HOO!

  692. Candy says:

    and I worry about him not having fans when he returns…silly me…even in his absence..his loving, supporting and yes ADORING fans have his back. He and the cd are magnificent…whats not to love or support!

  693. kimk says:

    Candy true fax.. not much promo and no David.. BEGIN is doing fabulously!!!!

    I tell you I lost it on BSMS.
    ahh I LOVE Begin.
    every little note of it!!

  694. I just finished listening to David rocking with pride, love it, but then right after its BSMS and it soothes me and brings me down to reality. Love this album Dangit David why aren;t you here?

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

    Well, gotta gotta go get ready & head out to some stores to look for David, see ya all later 😀

  696. I pray that it will hit #1. Wouldn’t that be a blessing for David to know that he is dearly loved for his music and for who he is. He deserves good news for a change’

  697. kimk says:

    Candy only thing anyone can say about this cd is that it is not out there or poppy enough.. his vocals are outrageous!!

  698. ABMS, i’m sending a card because there are no postcards around here. I just will keep it short so that he won’t have to much to read. Just to let him know how i feel about Begin.

  699. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Deseret book has surprised me with how much promotion they have being giving David. Sure, deseret is just a small fish but just surprised and quietly extremely pleased at their push for David. I hope they continue it with David’s future endeavours. 🙂

  700. By chance says:

    Good morning everyone!!!! What a magical night!! Fell asleep listening to our angel singing Angel. Oh, I am soooo happy BEGIN. Is climbing the iTunes charts!!!!!David so deserves this!!!!

  701. Candy says:

    Must get something to eat…need lots of energy to keep up with all the excitement. BBL

  702. I see on the charts where we have to push through 1D and JB to get to #1. We can do it Archies.

  703. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    One thing I love about david’s singing and I think it is particularly highlighted in this album, is his ability to take a note or two and do something magical with it/them. Like little hidden gems that catch your breath, give you a thrill and keep you coming back for more. It’s like the more you listen, the more wonderfulness there is to discover. 🙂 I think that is a part of what makes david’s talent stand out so much.

  704. ksf (a.k.a. Here comes trouble) says:

    Great to see all the excitement about BEGIN.! Still waiting on mine to arrive from Deseret and have chosen not to download from Itunes, but I’m not really as anxious as I thought I’d be. I knew that this would be David’s best album by many miles and everyone’s comments just confirm that, lol! So, I will happily and patiently wait. Enjoy guys! 😛

  705. potluck8 says:

    David’s album not at my walmart store, sooo upset. Have to order off line.

  706. By Chance i haven’t slept. I couldn’t sleep after all that excitement. I have to go to work in a couple of hours. I’m gulping down lots of coffee. Hope i can come home early.

  707. Is it going down on overall album, i thought it was #39 earlier

  708. Joy4archieDA14 says:

    NEW THREAD!!!!! 🙂

  709. By chance says:

    Just wondering ……….is it always like this when his albums are released? …….or is this one special? Since I wasn’t around for the others (dang it), I’m curious to know how this release compares to others. Would someone mind sharing?

  710. kimk says:

    Martha mine says #31?

  711. By chance says:

    Oh, Linda. Such a loyal fan!! Be careful today!

  712. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    How high (or low I guess) did TOSOD get…can anyone remember? Did it break 50 on the overall chart?

    Linda, Kim posted earlier saying it was 33 overall. I know with the previous album there were some strange discrepancies for some reason…so I guess we just keep watching to get a clearer picture. Gosh, this is like watching the election outcome on polling day. lol

  713. Martha says:

    kimk- you’re right I think. I’m at work, just pulled up this info, but it may be old. Sorry. #31 is right!

  714. ksf (a.k.a. Here comes trouble) says:

    Shanny – I agree. It’s the same thing I’ve noticed with other artists as well, like Adele. They have the amazing ability to squeeze emotion and feeling into, not just every note, but every milli-note, lol. I think it’s called bending the note. Their runs are incredible as well — never over the top but definitely leaves you wanting more. They are masters at it.

  715. Martha says:

    kimk – Don’t have Itunes downloaded on my work computer. Is #8 right?

  716. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Ksf, haha – never heard of the term bending before but I assume it means those seemingly almost indiscernable miniscule runs he seems to squeeze onto the end of notes that really brings them alive – you know those little wavers or wails or runs he adds in that you kind of wonder to yourself if it was just one note sung superbly or did he really just add in a little almost indiscernable run there? lol Well that’s my experience of it anyway. 🙂 😉

  717. Martha says:

    cathy ‏@Cathy_DA2014
    RT @kimak: ahh #28 Overall itunes.. ha @DavidArchie your Begin is the lil engine that can!! <<<< AWESOMESAUCE!

  718. Martha says:

    by chance – I’m not an expert but I’ve seen new releases make it to the top ten and sometimes drop out right away. If they stay there for a length of time, then that usually means consistent buying on the public’s part.

  719. ksf (a.k.a. Here comes trouble) says:

    Shanny – yes! I know what you mean. Just brilliant 🙂

  720. By chance says:

    Thx, Martha.

  721. Connie@Toronto says:

    I sleep and wake up with “Begin” songs in my head. I was so excited to have it downloaded last night from ITunes. This is totally a different David I’m hearing. The vocals, the songs selection a remarkable Album of David. David have grown a thousand times in this Album.
    LOVE IT !!! :):)

  722. Ann from Cali. says:

    I was just wondering if anyone’s gifting hard copies of Begin? I have been gifted “Broken” the day it was released (which I’ve been listening to no end!) and have yet to listen to the whole album. Sadly, due to financial struggles in my family, I don’t really have enough money to purchase the physical CD, and I’ve been looking forward to listening to David’s present for us all for the longest time. It would really mean a whole lot. Thank you so much for the time and understanding, y’all! Happy Begin Day, everyone! <3

  723. Rob says:

    Just dropping in to say this is the first Archie cd I’ve bought, aside from the Crush single. I just couldn’t resist this collection of songs. When I heard the snippet of BOTW I got goosebumps and knew I had to get this. I am not disappointed. My first listen to Everybody Hurts got me practically sobbing at my desk at work. BOTW is just plain EPIC and his version of SOWK is exactly the kind of music I hope he continues with when he gets back from his mission. There are so many cover songs now that I want him to sing! lol. But what’s most amazing is that his original song Broken holds its own against all these covers. It’s quite beautiful and lyrically/melodically complex. Even though its a ballad its become an ear worm! lol
    Just an iTunes Update: Last I looked he was at #22 in all of iTunes! That is 100x better than I thought he’d do honestly. He’s doing great on Amazon too. I think he made it to #1 Adult Contemporary.
    The one thing that annoys me is on iTunes you don’t see the whole album cover. It’s not a square its a rectangle. ???
    You can go back to your own sobbing now 😉

  724. Sharon Mc. says:

    Hi Rob!!!

    I don’t want you to think fans are not replying to you. You have such wonderful thoughts and feelings about BEGIN. I think you posted on the morning thread by mistake. I found your comment as I scrolled down too far too. I took you comment and posted it on the current thread. If you go back to the FOD front page and scroll down to the end of the first thread….and then click on the number of comments at the bottom…..it will take you to the current comments. ( I think it is in the 444 or something like that.) Scroll down to 11:27, and you will find your comment that I put there. I didn’t want fans to miss your comment as it was so wonderful. I hope I have not confused you. Those who have not gone to bed should be posting on that thread now. Thanks again for your comment. DAVID is just AMAZING!

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