David Archuleta BEGIN. Debuts & Fans Rejoice! Poll Time, You Listened & Commented! Charting with a Bullet! Aug. 7th Download Party, Gifting, Thanks from DAVN, FOD Gets a New Look, Fun Times in FOD Chat, Pics, GIFs & Collages


The wait is over…. Let us BEGIN.

- source @kariontour Ology post

To celebrate this joyous occasion – we’ll post 2 Lead Pics – because we CAN!

- source @kariontour Ology post

For these pics alone – all the trending, posting and commenting on Ology has been WORTH IT!

- collage credit canadianarchie

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- source maanumberaday

There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.

~ Khalil Gibran

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BEGIN. Debuts & Fans Rejoice!

It began in Japan- the tweets from fans that Japan iTunes had made BEGIN. available for download rocketed through the Twitterverse and lit the fuse that would eventually turn the fan base into a fiery ball of emotions punctuated by the 3 most used letters on the keyboard:  O-M-GGGGGGGGGGG!

BEGIN. stormed across the ocean and ignited Europe – UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, France & Denmark fell under the Archuspell as the EuroArchies got their first listen and felt the full impact of those glorious notes that were still hours away from US shores.  BEGIN. began its’ march up the iTunes charts heading straight for the top!

The minutes ticked by and Twitter was on fire with Archies trending David Archuleta Begin Cd Is Here – even though it wasn’t quite yet – but it didn’t take long to make the WWTT chart at the #5 spot!

The wait was becoming unbearable and desperation has set in – those awaiting arrival of their physical cds contemplate bribery of a Federal employee of the US Postal Service and bargains are struck with promises of cookies, cupcakes or full cakes emblazoned with the likeness of David Archuleta!  Then the fandom goes nuclear as Vlog #6 is unleashed on the unsuspecting masses.  No amount of preparation is sufficient – not even @zerogravity’s custom DA Emergency Kit!

- @zerogravity is ALWAYS prepared!

There was not a dry eye in the fandom:

I hope that ummm you guys will still feel uh my heart, even if I’m not here, and just it’s appreciation for all you do, *catch in voice* so thank you….


David Archuleta Vlog Part 6 (credit theofficialarchuleta)

Spirited discussions are being held simultaneously on Twitter, FOD Comments and FOD Live Chat where fans are eagerly counting down to the official release of BEGIN.  Itunes accounts across the nation are prepped and ready to receive their downloads the second BEGIN. drops – and Kari in her infinite wisdom posts the two amazing pics from the Bench photoshoot – Gray Shirt with striped pocket FTW!  And as we have never seen this outfit in any Bench campaign to date, we would have to conclude that 1. There is another Bench campaign in the works with more BTS vids, or 2. These were the reject photos not selected for a Bench ad – which, by the looks of those pics – is highly unlikely!

Kari also posted a sweet note of thanks on her Ology post:

But we digress – the clock strikes one hour before midnight EDT, and the heavens smile down on ArchuLand – the US iTunes debut of BEGIN – ACTUALLY BEGINS!  Twitter is ablaze with David Archuleta Begin Cd Is Here – it’s REALLY HERE!  And let the downloads BEGIN!

Download Me! I love seeing this on iTunes!

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Poll Time!

You knew we were going to ask!  Now that most everyone has had a chance to listen to BEGIN. in its’ entirety, what song is your favorite?  Has it changed from the 20-second snippets to the 90-second snippets to the full song?  Let us know!

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You Listened & Commented!

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Charting with a bullet!

I am no expert on the charts, but I did watch as BEGIN. marched up the iTunes charts with a vengeance!  In a few hours it had broken into the Top 10 at #10 on Pop Albums and was into the Top 50 at #49 for Overall Albums!  Let’s see if we can generate enough excitement around BEGIN. to get it to #1!

Remember to RATE & COMMENT on your iTunes purchases!  5 Stars and a glowing review should be the order of the day!

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Aug 7th iTunes Download Party!

Who doesn’t love a good party?  We’ve had trending parties and cd release parties and fan get together parties – now it’s time to PAR-TAY on iTunes and help David get BEGIN. to #1 on the charts!  We know everyone has already bought one or more copies already, but if you possibly can, please consider purchasing additional downloads today – they make GREAT GIFTS and the holidays are looming just around the corner!

A solid showing on the iTunes charts will do wonders for future sales because more people will see the cd as it will be featured prominently on many pages of the site.  Charting high also sends a clear message that David’s music is relevant and people should take notice!

– Click to go to iTunes!

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Speaking of Great Gifts….

We understand that some fans may not be able to purchase a copy of BEGIN. and in the great spirit of gifting that is a hallmark of the Archie Fandom, a generous donor has made available three $10 iTunes gift certificates to help three fans purchase a download of the BEGIN.album!

Please send an email to fodfrontpage@gmail.com if you would like to be gifted!

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Thank You From DAVN

Robin sends her thanks for a successful DAVN gifting project!

On the eve of the release of BEGIN. David Archuleta The Next Chapter, on behalf of DAVN, I would like to express our deep gratitude to those who has responded to the DAVN gifting program:

This program is aimed to promote BEGIN. and getting David great music to more fans in VN. The fans who are yearning for David music, especially BEGIN. but have no mean to get them legally. We have total of 85 CDs. gifted and we have received 57 requests to be sponsored to date, 21 requests are from Hanoi and other Northern cities, 36 from HCMC and other Southern cities. Thanks so much for your generosity. Thanks millions to FOD for the support and posting the program.

“Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven”

Best Regards ~  Robin Tuyen

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FOD Gets a New Look

Our surprise premiered a little bit early, but we thought unveiling a new banner on the eve of the BEGIN. debut would be a fitting way to celebrate the new chapter in music that David talks about in his vlogs.  David’s BEGIN. photo coupled with a fresh green background that highlights many of the songs that David has recorded for us will take us through 2014 when he returns home and returns to the music that he loves!

Thanks to everyone for your positive comments and for stopping by this site for your daily dose of David news!

Our heartfelt appreciation goes to @np1107 (Nat) for her design work and to my hubby for his assistance in finalizing the graphic for posting – a great collaboration!

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Fun Times in FOD Chat!

A grand time was had by all as FOD Chat hosted a Countdown to BEGIN. Party last night as we waited for our downloads from itunes!  Many fans came to squee and share stories and hopes for a 2014 Tour!  DOK & DFT hosted as mods and kept the box entertaining and fun with a David Trivia game that tested our “fan knowledge” and had everyone laughing and taking a stroll down memory lane.

We were excited that Kari visited the chat party with a message of thanks to the fans for all the support that has been shown for David and for the BEGIN. album!  Here’s a few highlights:

- click here to go to the OS

So check out the new look on the OS – it’s spiffy!  And take some time to peruse the offerings there – lots of information and of course, the photo contest which ends 8/14!  Once you’ve wrapped your head around this amazing gift of BEGIN. let Kari know what you think!  We appreciate everything Kari does to support David and his music while he’s away – he chose wisely!

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Waiting for the Ology Final Stats

It was Jessica, David, Alaina as of yesterday afternoon – the best thing about this Ology contest was seeing all of the incredible posts made by Archies all around the world!  All that David goodness in one place – now that’s #WINNING

We’ll post the final stats once Ology makes them available.

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Pics, GIFs & Collages

- click to activate ohnopurple's awesome BEGIN. Reaction GIF

- collage credit canadianarchie

- Cute BEGIN. cupcakes from Liesl

- photo edit by hannedenmark

- source Ology post

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Sorry for the late post, but like you all, I am still wrapping my head around this incredible gift of BEGIN.  I’m lucky I didn’t need paramedics!  Throughout this week we’ll discuss each of the songs on the album, and we’d love to hear your thoughts after your first, second and 100th listen!

Happy Official BEGIN. Release Day!

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589 Responses to David Archuleta BEGIN. Debuts & Fans Rejoice! Poll Time, You Listened & Commented! Charting with a Bullet! Aug. 7th Download Party, Gifting, Thanks from DAVN, FOD Gets a New Look, Fun Times in FOD Chat, Pics, GIFs & Collages

  1. kimk says:

    #8 Pop itunes
    #30 OVERALL!!

    BEGIN is the lil engine that can!!!

    good morning folks.. I LOVE BEGIN!!!!!

    Kalei Holy Moly Batman.. this thread is KILLER!!!!!

  2. Jana OREGON says:

    BEGIN. Each song a revelation!
    Great post, great way to BEGIN. the day.
    Thanks FOD.
    Thanks David.

  3. angelbymyside says:

    Today was supposed to be such a joyful day. I just received a phone call that my very dear friend passed away early this morning. I’m heartbroken right now. I just need to listen to BEGIN. and hope David’s voice will give me some peace!

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

    abms – I’m so sorry for your loss. You’re in my prayers. ((((Hugs))))

  5. kimk says:

    #28 Overall!!

    omgosh.. love it. just the fact they hear his glorious vocals.. YES!!!!!!!!!

  6. kimk says:

    angel oh I am so sorry.

  7. Joanie/@suttygal says:

    Good morning everyone!!!
    FANTASTIC post Kalei!!! What a lovely way to celebrate BEGIN. :)) I’m basking in the music and glow of David’s BEGIN. today. Can’t say enough about this amazing artist and man~ Every song is filled with David’s beautiful heart and signed with his watermark of soul and love!!!! Couldn’t be happier and more proud to be his fan today~ ♥

    So thankful to David and Kari for all they’ve done for all of us~ and to the OS team…to so very many. The OS looks GREAT as well as David’s new FB look! LOVING THE GREEN! 🙂

    Really liked what Kari wrote to everyone on Ology and she’s so right..it’s not always about winning, but we’ve sure had fun this past week creating a wonderful “memory lane” there together, and really, the timing was great leading up to BEGIN. 🙂
    ~ Anyway..just wanted to drop in ~ Happy Day everyone! 🙂

  8. Joanie/@suttygal says:

    Maureen…just saw your post… I’m so very sorry for your loss 🙁 Sending (((hugs))) and prayers~

  9. roseinmaryland #DA2014 says:

    Love Begin. Love David.

  10. kimk says:


    Joni ‏@Jonerz
    NEW @DavidArchie twitter campaign: “I’m tellin ya, you’ve GOT to buy @DavidArchie’s new album BEGIN, it’s GR8!”

  11. Martha says:

    angelbymyside – my condolences and prayers

  12. Grace says:

    Wowza, Kalei, thanks for such a wonderful post!!
    You put things together well to describe this glorious day for BEGIN release!!

    Hello FOD, always appreciate to have a place to share joy and excitement in David fandom.
    A couple things…
    I submitted my review on BEGIN on iTunes but no where to be seen.
    On iTunes BEGIN page, Bridge over troubled water, Bridge is misspelled. Is there any way to contact iTunes webmaster?

  13. pocoelsy says:

    What a glorious post today 🙂

    Kimk, thank you for the swift update on the chart, make me so happy.

  14. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    28 overall!!! TOSOD never got that low/high did it!?!? What was TOSOD’s best efforts? Somewhere in the 40’s? Can’t quite remember. And all this with no david doing tv or radio appearances or anything!
    I wonder if david is finding it hard to focus on his work today? lol

    Kalei, they’re all awesome posts. You have a gift for inserting the right pics at the right junctures in the post lol. And love the banner very much. Thanks to all involved in the hard work. Oh and yeah…i agree david chose well with Kari. She’s a trooper and a lovely, sincere one at that. 🙂

  15. ABMS, I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with the family.
    I really don’t want to go to work. I just want to stay here and listen to Davids beautiful voice in this album. But duty calls. I will be lurking from work to keep up with the updates. Have a nice BEGIN day everyone.

  16. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    ABMS, oh i’m so sorry. 🙁 Was it completely unexpected or was she sick? I guess the songs on this album will have special significance for you now. (hugs)

  17. Martha says:

    Thanks, Kalei, for the wonderful jam-packed post! So much good news!

    kimk – thanks for your updates on the charts. I’m at work and don’t have Itunes downloaded here so the info I get is off the internet which may be hours old. Anyway, keep us posted.

    BEGIN. is more than I dreamed of. Can’t listen to it enough. The songs I thought would be my favorites aren’t necessarily now that I’ve listened to all the songs. They are all great, but a couple really stand out for me like True Colors and Pride (In the Name of Love). Really, though, I love them all!

  18. kimk says:

    Shanny tosod did #32 I think not sure.

  19. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Bye Linda, stay safe. 🙂

  20. Martha says:

    Linda – thank God for coffee.

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

    So, we now have a love songs album, a covers album…my fingers are triple crossed for an R&B album next!!! 😛 (Okay, maybe after a Spanish album, lol)

  22. kimk says:

    Martha ahh thank you! I stink with techie stuff and have been using your links.
    so much excitement for Begin on twitter isn’t it fabulous!!!
    love all this and love David and Begin!!

  23. kimk says:

    heck yeah!!

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

    I am one hot mess today.

  25. VaBeachArchie says:

    Good way to begin the day…FOD and BEGIN.

    SUPER DUPER POST Kalei! Can’t say enough about David’s AMAZINGNESS! He not only took time to make those vlogs for BEGIN. but has given us the most INCREDIBLE cd! TOPS MY LIST! LOVE every song! Will be making a trip to Walmart and to itunes again today! BEGIN. NEEDS to be shared!

    angelbymyside…So sorry to hear of your friends passing. Hope the beautiful memories of your friendship will help you in this time of grief.

    Prayers also go out to the people in the Philippines! Hope our Archies are safe and sound!


  26. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Kim, you might be right actually. I have a vague recollection of something like that. I think. lol

  27. Grace says:

    Awww. Indonesian fans are TT about BEGIN.

    I think Kari said the album would be available in Indonesia, but don’t know when.

  28. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    I vote for R&B! I still remember the impromptu R&B singing he did on that phonecall to Kayla and Jana. That was the soulman right there with the music just oozing out of his pores.

    Hey! I forgot to tell you’ll….we just started learning Spanish with our new Rosetta stone programme. But it has nothing to do with David of course…. 😉

  29. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Haha, what is it with david and us Archies….even as we’re celebrating his newest album, we’re discussing the next! lolol I guess we’re all fairly confident david will still be doing music when he gets back now…? 🙂 😉

  30. Candy says:

    ABMS-Im sorry sorry to hear about your friend, many hugs and prayers coming your way.

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

    Shanny – yes we are lol!! And yes, I’ve been waiting FOREVER from an R&B album from this man!!! 😛

  32. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    I haven’t heard the full versions yet but I suspect that Beautiful and Angel and Broken and BOTW will be my favourites, with everything else coming in a close second? lol

  33. kimk says:

    palm ha and what a lovely fine hot mess too!!

  34. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Ksf, i’m surprised he hasn’t really done any R&B already. It seems so much a natural part of him and what he historically liked to sing/listen to, kind of thing. Although I think Things Are Gonna Get Better has some R&B undertones at some points in the song.

  35. sydnie says:

    Thank you Kalei for the ott wonderful amazing fabulous BEGIN. celebration post! 😀
    Between spazzing, jet lag, unpacking, getting caught up, etc. I barely slept! 😀

  36. kimk says:

    CreativeDisc.com ‏@creativedisc
    #IndonesiaWantsBegin is trending! IAA, How bad do you want it? 🙂

  37. sydnie says:

    abms, gosh so sorry about your dear friend….may she rest in peace, take care. 🙁
    Hope weather clears up in the Phillipines, prayers to all affected.

  38. NorthCarolinaGirl♥Marylee says:

    FABULOUS post Kalei! I’m close to delirious right now..operating on 4 hours sleep after downloading BEGIN from Itunes & listening over & over until I had to tear myself away from my computer.

    All I can say right now is …”We DO feel your heart David” ~in every single song, every beautiful lyric & I thank you from the bottom of this fan-heart of mine. You are so loved & deserve all good things in your life ♥

  39. NorthCarolinaGirl♥Marylee says:

    Sent you a tweet Maureen but also want to send my condolences to you for the loss of your dear friend *prayers offered for her family* & for you to sweetie as I know you’re hurting right now ♥

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

    Shanny – that surprises me too. And, actually I think an R&B album could KILL commercially…he’d definitely attract new fans.

  41. NorthCarolinaGirl♥Marylee says:

    oops…. & for you *TOO* ~ told ya’ I’m bordering on being delirious….

  42. Janel aka Nellie says:

    My friend Jerianne is down to one car which her husband takes to work. Awhile ago I really got her into being a huge fan of David’s. So, later today I’m driving her to Deseret Book for her to buy a copy of Begin. I don’t have mine yet but we’ll be listening to hers on our way home. It’s close by me, so we’ll be taking the long way home. LOL. I was warned by a friend to not drive while you’re listening or tear stained eyes may keep you from being able to see well. Whether my copy comes today or not, I’ll be listening to the whole CD. 🙂

  43. kimk says:

    Disney Dreaming ‏@Disney_Dreaming
    David Archuleta Appreciates His Fans


    David Archuleta really appreciates all of his fans! Here’s a new video that David recorded before he left on his Mission. Watch below to hear David talk about how much he cares about his fans, and how his heart is with them even when he’s away.

    Here’s what was posted along with the video:

    The finale clip and the most important. A special message to the all the fans out there. I hope you enjoy this album. Thank you.

  44. sydnie says:

    iTunes’ not letting me post reviews using ipad? Dang it, I’ll try with laptop later!
    And Who the heck are those fools rating BEGIN. 1 star……haters need to get a life! Let’s post more 5 star reviews to drown them out!

  45. ray says:

    all i can say is one musical genius working with to other musical genius brings us an alumb,which canot be compared,and will last for ever

  46. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Ksf, yeah, I agree. Who knows what will happen in the future I guess. It sure will be interesting to see david evolve post-mission. I think he has already taken great strides over the last year, in terms of finding more independence musically. And after this break from music, once he gets into his stride again, I think he’ll be eager to really dig deep and unleesh that sleeping giant within.

  47. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Janel – ha yeah…in my car on long straight roads is my favourite way to listen to david. Only problem is, sometimes I want to close my eyes and just get lost in the glory of the music….but can never allow myself that pleasure for obvious reasons. lol Enjoy it later on today then. 🙂

    Ray, lol, there’s a lot of truth in that! 🙂

  48. kimk says:

    OMH what he said was great for the most part.. one of his best cds so far and well I agree in a way!!!

  49. sydnie says:

    Lol Janel @ the tear stained eyes, be sure to wear waterproof mascara haha!
    I got notices from DB, Walmart but havent heard from Amazon yet…

  50. kimk says:

    oops the review did not post!??
    this is what it said!

    From his early days as a child vocal sensation on Star Search to placing second on American Idol Season 7, David Archuleta has been a pop singer we’ve watched with interest, but perhaps also a bit of disappointment. While his stellar vocals brim with promise, his four studio releases so far have simply fallen into the growing abyss of mediocre pop offerings of recent years. His newest release, Begin., may change that trend.

    Ironically, this record comes across more as a temporary interlude, rather than a shift in direction. With Archuleta reportedly on a 2-year hiatus from music while he serves as a Mormon missionary, Begin. is actually billed as an inspirational album, his press releases calling it a musical portrayal of Archuleta’s connection to God. To that effect, the record primarily consists of cover songs from notable artists ranging from Keane to Cyndi Lauper to Simon & Garfunkel, plus one original tune “Broken,” and a hymn at the end. While making a cover album always presents a bit of risk, I have to say that Archuleta’s vocal performances on this record cause it to stand out more than anything I’ve heard from him in years. While known for his near-flawless technical deliveries, Archuleta often falls short on emotional connection; but by choosing a track list closer to his heart, he seems able to convey a deeper emotion and sense of meaning with these songs. It’s more reflective and less bubble-gum pop than his previous work, but it’s just plain better music than he’s come out with in awhile.

    It’s difficult to judge an inspirational album like this, for the simple reason that it’s a deeper expression than just the music alone, and you don’t want to find yourself judging someone’s expression of faith. But if I can separate it out and just look at it from a musical standpoint alone, I should point out two mis-steps in particular. The Keane cover “Somewhere Only We Know” is fine, but the arrangement sounds too close to the original, making it seem a bit karaoke [spoken in a Simon Cowell-esque British accent]. Also, people in general should probably just give up trying to cover U2; Archuleta’s version of “Pride (In the Name of Love)” just muddles up a great rock song in a mess of pop nonsense [also spoken like Simon Cowell].

    However, these mis-steps don’t overshadow the moments of brilliance on Begin. Archuleta shines on songs like “Angels,” “Everybody Hurts” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” and the closing hymn “Be Still My Soul” is tasteful and simply beautiful.

    Overall, Begin. is not just a fitting album reflecting a certain season in David Archuleta’s life; even with its flaws, it also happens to be one of his best albums so far. This might be an interlude, but in my humble opinion, Archuleta should take his cue from this record, because if future records have anywhere near the emotional quality of this one, it could be a turning point in his career.

    ALBUM RATING: 3.5 Stars (out of five)

  51. kimk says:

    for some reason I cannot post it.
    if you want to see it for yourself I tweeted it.

  52. Anita says:

    Thanks Kalei for this archumaaaaazing post! I still have three songs left to listen to on BEGIN. I’ve been slowing taking in the glorious beauty of each one!!! David’s voice, arrangements, and music are so exquisite! I don’t think any of us could thank David enough for this incredible gift he has left us. I’m so thrilled with how “Don’t Give Up” turned out, and am even more pleased David chose to invite Libbie Linton to sing this with him. Libbie’s voice is beauiful, and both she and David compliment each other’s voices amazing well. David’s voice is so very impressive on this song. Of course David’s voice is incredible on each and every song! HAPPY LISTENING EVERYONE!

  53. On my way out. Don’t forget to vote on MYX top 10

  54. Anita says:

    I noticed Deseret Books has finally sent my CD’s out! YES!!! Now, back to listening to the rest of BEGIN.!!!!!

  55. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Kim, I agree with your assessment of the review. lol
    The thing is…with regards to the ‘lack of emotional connection’ bit….anyone reading that will instantly think the same thing as us – that David’s strength is his ability to deliver the emotions of a song – and so when people can see that the only criticism is not really a criticism at all, they must surely realise that the album is worth checking out! 🙂

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

    Shanny – You’re right. Let’s hope that giant awakens with a HUGE R&B ROAR that makes everyone stand up and take notice!! P

  57. kimk says:

    OMJ!!! Begin came from Walmart today!!
    this cd cover etc is so stinkin precious!!!
    going to look for the cd in the stores!!

  58. jeani/ut says:

    Who did that review?

  59. Grace says:

    kimk, you got the CD from Walmart today?
    Woohoo, I may receive one today too.

  60. Anita says:

    angel-I’m sad to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you! God Bless!!

  61. breanne says:

    OMfreakinHECK that top Bench pic of David is so AMAZING!!!!! I got an email that my BEGIN. cds have shipped so hopefully they will be here SOON!!! Dying here!

    Broken is on @WISE_RADIO’s Music Challenge until 8/10. Let’s show our support of this amazing song & get it to the #1 spot. You can vote as many times as you want to. If the link doesn’t show up, download FireFox or Google Chrome & write in:

    Vote for ING on MYX:

  62. Candy says:

    kimk-I do think I understand what the commenter was trying to convey…we have heard David live and lets face there is nothing more emotion packed then that. But for those that haven’t, maybe the songs do come across as less emotional then what we hear/read into them. If his best performances are LIVE (and I think all fans can attest to that) then it could be a fair assessment. Do I agree with it…that’s a story for another time. I felt it was a fair review and 99% favorable.

  63. breanne says:

    Vote hourly for ING on Chart Central:

    ING mv:

  64. Grannycrush says:

    Abms So sorry for your loss. Hope the beautiful Begin. is able to help with the pain of losing your friend.

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

    Shanny – like you I haven’t heard the full album but I predict that SOWK will be my fave, followed by BOTW and maybe Angel? Actually, I have no idea after SOWK, lol.

  66. ray says:

    these people writing these reviews shur have not been to a live concert,i would like to see what they say about jb,that will tell ther true self if they know what they are talking about

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

    Candy – I completely agree. There aren’t many performers, if any, who convey the same emotion on a recording as they do live. It’s almost impossible to do. I remember reading an article about Jason Mraz discussing the same issue.

  68. potluck8 says:

    Hi everyone. How emotional do they want him to get for pete sake? I hope Masterclass lady does a review , she really understands music.I am not too sure if the others do or don’t.

  69. sandritangel#DA2014 says:

    Hi everyone!!
    BEGIN. is #27 on overall albums on itunes

    I know many of you want to gift some copies of BEGIN. from itunes and I think I have an idea how to gift some people who doesn’t have an USA itunes account.
    Many people in other countries don’t have itunes accounts and unfortunately mostly of them download the album illegally :(.
    But if you convert the songs from itunes to mp3 it’s more easy to gift, sending them through email.
    If you like the idea I can post a link with the program that I use to convert my itunes songs to mp3 (i need to do that because i don’t have an ipod or iphone, just an mp3 player)
    Let me know if you like the idea here or my twitter @sandritangel

  70. LCT #DA2014 says:

    Sandritaangel,what a great idea! I would like it if you did post the info!

  71. sandritangel#DA2014 says:

    You can download the program, here http://www.mediafire.com/?i0lruik4rcd367r
    It’s free and easy to use. If you have problems just tell me 🙂

  72. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Well Sydnie, I have sensitive eyes so can’t wear mascara anyways. LOL…

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

    Usain Bolt ROCKS!!! 😛 😛

  74. cq#DA2014 says:

    OMG!!!! How can anyone say that these songs lack emotion….Each and every song goes right from his heart to mine.

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

    I wish he was my brother.

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

    Or my cousin.

  77. Janel aka Nellie says:

    That wasn’t a nice review. Idolator said to skip it. David improves upon these songs. Geez!

  78. Martha says:

    Should Have put a WARNING ON THAT REVIEW FOR:
    1) Not a nice review

    2) Mission announcement shown

    Sorry, if I could edit my comments I would

  79. nora says:

    I just came back from Walmart and no BEGIN cd. lots of JB cds though and lots of other Idol cds, asked if they would have them they said they had no idea, very disappointed. Have not checked Target yet, but will later, not expect it there either.
    I pre ordered from Deseret, I see some have received E-mails saying theirs was shipped, but I have not.
    Great post today Kalei, so excited for David and Begin, just love it.
    abs, sorry for the lost of you friend thoughts are with you.

  80. A Fan says:

    I think the review was decent but I’m confused about the lack of emotion connection. I just don’t get it. It was the emotional connection seeing him on AI7 that first drew me in and that was on a TV screen that I wasn’t watching at the time. Hearing him live …just put me over the top. I listen to a lot of artist and like their songs because their catchy but could never say I felt a emotional connection. I think David has the same singing quality as Adele, Celine can’t really think of a male artist other then JGroban but I get more of a connection with David’s songs then Josh. That reviewer should listen to “Tell Me” “You Are My Song” on the OPM cd WYSYLM and the songs on TOSOD and then say that David doesn’t convey emotion when he sings. JMHO

  81. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Definition of emotion: 1. A natural instinctive state of mind deriving from one’s circumstances, mood, or relationships with others.
    2. Any of the particular feelings that characterize such a state of mind, such as joy, anger, love, hate, horror, etc.

    Miriam/Webster dictionary:
    1 : the affective aspect of consciousness
    2 : a state of feeling
    3 : a conscious mental reaction (as anger or fear) subjectively experienced as strong feeling usually directed toward a specific object and typically accompanied by physiological and behavioral changes in the body—compare affect

    David gives no emotion in Begin??? Hmmm.

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

    Martha – thanks for posting the review. As you yourself said, if not for these reviews some people may not know about BEGIN. 🙂

  83. cq#DA2014 says:

    I love how Broken stands up to all these iconic songs. So looking forward to the continued journey with this ridicuiously talented man.

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

    Maybe David should always sing like he did at Z100. Elevator was KILLER!! Awesome emotion and grit. Can’t go wrong when you sing with soul, lol!

  85. cq#DA2014 says:

    Are we listening to a different album then these reviewers? It breaks my heart to read these reviews.

  86. Grace says:

    I am not reading the review. Sent a little note to the author though.

  87. Anita says:

    Why the heck did I listen to that Idolator review?! Why are there always people that have to constantly be cruel and belittle David and his work. I’m crying so hard right now. I know I shouldn’t let it get to me. At least we get David!!! I’ve already read a couple comments on ITunes that say David’s cover of BEAUTIFUL is horrible! WHATEVER!!!!

  88. grammyj says:

    I looked up the sales for TOSOD and it was #13 for album sales the first week. It sold 24,000 copies. I know it was in the top 10 on iTunes the first day. I’m pretty sure that BEGIN. will not sell that many this week, but it doesn’t have to. This is an independent release with David not available to promote it. It cost much less to make the album and market it.

  89. Anita says:

    That reviewer from Idolator should hook up with Constantine. I think they were made for each other, Ughh!!!

  90. Anita says:

    I think I need to have a certain state of mind about the negative reviews which will unfortunately be coming in, and not let them get me down so much.

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

    It’s okay. EVERY artist gets bad reviews. It comes with the territory and if you’re NOT being criticized it’s because no one thinks you’re worth mentioning. Don’t take it so personally.

  92. Martha says:

    Sorry I posted the review. I really should have put a warning but thats like saying “don’t read this bad review” so it defeats the purpose.

    I have seen reviews for everything from movies, music, restaurants; and usually they range from super sweet to cruel. I doesn’t bother me as much; though, I would like to see wonderful review, I know these are common in alot of reviews.

    If I were reading or hearing the review, it would stir my curiosity and I would go over to Itunes and listen to the previews. I wouldn’t take the reviewer’s word for it AT ALL.

    It takes me a while to learn, no more reviews from me. I will, if I find them, will send them only to the front page so they can see them.

  93. judieann says:

    I am so disappointed, I went to Wal-Mart this a.m. and scoured all the shelves…looking for David…finally saw a clerk….asked her about David’s CD…she said that they didn’t have it…I asked if it would be coming in…she said that a third party stocks the CD’s and she doesn’t have any information,,,,she did say that I was the 2nd person to ask for his CD today….that made be happy, I was beginning to think that I was his only fan in Nebraska…I going to call Best Buy…
    My son works for Amazon in Seattle, should have gone thru him…but I just love seeing David’s albums on display…

  94. A Fan says:

    David in my opinion never got the respect he deserved from the music industry (label) or Press for that matter. IMHO if you are not a Medicore Media Creation you have to struggle to be known for your talent. When they review David’s music why can it not be about his voice alone. Today it’s not how you sing a song it how good you can lip synch(live) and dance and create buzz for yourself that gets you recognized. Has nothing to do with singing talent. It’s funny David doesn’t get that much free publicity but if he puts out any type of music the vultures are their to disect it. Sorry about my rant!

  95. Grace says:

    Yes, US won! I am not spoiling the Olympic results because I am not specifying which event. lol.

    I haven’t seen any reports on physical CDs displayed on shelves at stores. But Kari said it would be available at stores. Confused…

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

    Martha – I guess I’m scratching my head trying to understand…I’ve yet to find a music artist, politician, movie, etc…that EVERYONE likes. Such is life so why should we expect it to be any different with David? And honestly, these reviews have not been nasty or derogatory in any way. Now, if they’d said that David can’t sing then that would be something, lol, but they didn’t. I guess I just take everything with a grain of salt, both the bad AND good reviews. Jmo.

  97. Reine says:

    I just check on itunes and David is #41 in the top 100 albums. Regarding the reviews I learn not to care about them. I love David’s music and it is for my enjoyment and not the reviewer. It is the same like with the movies. Myself I think David did a great job on this album and like he says it was done for us his fans.

  98. kimk says:

    in the biz most cover cds don’t fly..
    Begin is to hold us over til he gets back so don’t take it too personally.
    also these days what is out there now is nothing like this cd
    mostly pop-ish, techno stuff , rap, etc and if I was to categorize David’s Begin I wouldn’t really of done it as pop.
    has a mature vibe to it.
    now if she said his voice was stinky would have an issue with it.
    you did notice that what she highlighted was the lil girls crying vid and the mission vid.. two things that got a lot of buzz.
    what drives that culture
    so don’t sweat it.
    David rocks.

  99. cq#DA2014 says:

    Martha, please keep on bringing the reviews, just because we don’t really agree when it’s not so good of a review, it’s still a review and his name is out there.

  100. sandritangel#DA2014 says:

    Reine .. BEGIN. is # 25 in the top 100 albums and #8 in top pop albums

  101. kimk says:

    went to Walmart and Target and no Begin.

    did get mine in the mail from Walmart today though!! 🙂

    kim ‏@kimak
    ha!! look what came today @DavidArchie!! thank you Walmart!!

  102. kimk says:


    GO DAVID GO!!!!!!!!!!!

  103. kimk says:

    as for no emotion.. lol go listen to Begin in your car.
    had to pull over for Beautiful and stop til I parked.
    simply beautiful and not to mention that the arrangements and production
    I think are the best that has been ever done for David.

    now is it pop or edgy or bad boy Kanye rap whatever stuff.
    ha.. whateven.

  104. Alwaysalurker says:

    Hello, I always lurk but never post. So here I am. I love David and always will, but to me this album is a little underwhelming. I really wanted to love it, but so far it is not my favorite. He sings beautifully, but I want more upbeat, original songs from him. I know he’s so much better than this. I still hope this album does well. I also hope that his next albums to follow will be more amazing. No tomatoes please….

  105. cq#DA2014 says:

    I guess because we as fans know how emotional David had to be when he recorded these songs, we are taken back when someone says it lacks emotion. I guess it shouldn’t bother me, because I love the album and that’s all that matters. I still say, are they listening to a different album?!?, lol.

  106. kimk says:


    8m Becca ‏@Becca_Ca_DA2014
    “@ArchuletaCrazy: We’ve passed One Direction everyone!!!! http://lockerz.com/s/232215585 ” <AWESOME!!

    WOO HOO!!!!!!!

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

    Alwaysalurker – thanks for your honest thoughts…no tomatoes from me. However, is there a song that is a standout to you?

  108. cq#DA2014 says:

    Alwaysalurker, awe, upbeat, original songs from him…….we would all love those, but we will have to wait until he returns, meanwhile this is all he had time for before he left. As far as this album being underwhelming, I respect your view, but I will have to disagree.

  109. Grace says:

    Did you legally download the album? As long as you support him although you don’t like the album, you are still helping him financially, so it’s good. Hope you did purchase legally.
    Kimk, is Mr Burger’s article good or bad?

  110. kimk says:

    Alwaysalurker an original cd could not be done in time with only a couple weeks to til his mission but sure you know that. as for upbeat.. I think he chose the songs to go along with his mission and what he is doing and why he is doing it right now.
    something more mature.. def not what say 1D or JB is doing that is for sure.
    there is always the future for you or lol a Rainbow at the end of the rain.

  111. kimk says:

    Grace it is generic.. just posted for the most part that David has a cd out.
    at least that is what I read?

  112. kimk says:

    I love upbeat songs from David.. ha why I squee about Rainbow all the time.
    just understand why he did this cd this way is all.

  113. tami lyn says:

    still holding out hope that maybe k-mart has begin otherwise i’m screwed. i don’t order online, will not use credit cards. when david comes back i want him to have a radio hit! he needs ryan tedder to write a song for him!

  114. A Fan says:

    Tami Lyn I agree with you!!

  115. tami lyn says:

    whatever. bubbly 😉 lol

  116. Grace says:

    kimk, good. At least I can click the link and my stomach wouldn’t turn upside down. lol.

  117. tami lyn says:

    a fan- that whatever was not directed at u! lol we must have been typing at same time 🙂

  118. kimk says:

    I’m going to take a stab at it from all I read going on a mission isn’t all fun and roses.
    it is hard work, sacrifice, not to mention the poor thing could even experience things we wouldn’t wish on anyone for what he is trying to do.
    not that I agree with it all.. I just admire him for doing it.
    takes guts.
    may not be the best thing for him personally but what
    may end up making a man out of him.

  119. tami lyn says:

    is sarahhazel still missing?? hope she is ok!!!

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

    Anita, definitely try not to take the negative reviews on I-tunes personally. One that called the album “terrible” thinks JB’s album will win Record of the Year so, as always, consider the source. Like cq said, at least critics are listening. The only thing worse would be if no one was interested to even listen and review it. Those that know David’s name (presumably because they enjoy his voice) who didn’t know he had a new album coming out will perk their ears and check it out and form their own opinion, regardless of what the review said. I know what I like and I love this CD and, from what I’ve seen and read so far, I’m in the majority.

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

    Hello Everyone! Well, back from my recon trip to stores to gather info on the availability of Davids CD. Walmart, nope, Target, nope, found 1 at Barnes & Noble so I bought it, Wanted them to see there was interest in Davids cd 😀 Thats the end of my report!

    alwayslurker, you’re welcome to your opinion, but I must say I totally disagree with you, I think its a gorgeous album. David did this for his fans & I’m sure to keep his name out there. He had a few weeks to do it & he did it, plus did the 6 part vlog for us, plus I think 1 or two vids were done, not sure though. All he did in the Phils, plus this cd, he’s truely amazing, with all that he got accomplished, he’s a good man. I dont know how I can thank him enough 😀 No tomatoes from me, how about cantelopes 😆 jk.

  122. kimk says:

    cq she hasn’t been here for a couple of days.. not like her to miss BEGIN!!? 🙁

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

    Grace – why would you think/assume that they illegally downloaded it?

  124. tami lyn says:

    kim- thanks. yeah wonder what’s going on with her 🙁

  125. kimk says:

    Grace lol.. really no one says the boy can’t sing.. just what he chose or too demure etc etc etc. honestly kind of think so far so good and better then I expected all to be!!

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

    abms, sending out hugs and prayers to you and your friend’s family….I’m so sorry. 🙁

    I’ve been wondering about sarahhazel, too…..hope she’s okay. Very strange for her to have not been around. Is anyone buds with her Twitter who can check in with her there?

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

    tami lyn – yes!! Ryan Tedder rocks!!

  128. Grace says:

    ksf, unfortunately that’s what’s happening especially among young people. Young fans tend to prefer faster paced songs and I was wondering if she commented based on only snippets or if she actually bought that album. As long as she purchased the album, she still support him, which I hope.

  129. Rud123 says:

    I think David would appreciate the reviews from his fans….more than the “professional reviewers”. Please, don’t all these “professional reviewers”to ruin your day. Fans will determine the success of David’s album not the “professional reviewers”. The “professional reviewers”are like the dirty politicians of today… waiting to destroy!

  130. kimk says:

    faster, harder, sexier, crazier.. way it goes.

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

    Hey Rud123! I agree. Its tough though, when you know they probably listen to it while their doing 10 other things & dont take the time to really listen or appreciate it. I wonder if they even listened to the whole cd or just the snippets. I think alot of reviews are bought & paid for, be it cash or favors.

  132. CM(YAKIMA) says:

    just have to quickly drop in to remind us that David’s first CD got not-so-good reviews and did great! TOSOD got pretty good reviews for the most part but did not sell well. So as far as I’m concerned let the reviewers say whatever! Maybe it will work the same for this one?????

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

    Grace – just wondering…I’m not a “young” fan (34) and I LOVE upbeat music (pop, rap, etc.) and am hoping for more of that from David when he returns. He is, after all, YOUNG. Does that mean that I fit the profile of someone who illegally downloads, too? Also, would you have assumed the same thing about someone who spoke positively about BEGIN.? I’m sorry but that assumption really bothered me!

  134. kimk says:

    Rud123 ahh I like you thinking!!

    did my review on itunes too!!

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

    Singing use to matter in the music industry, it will again, with the likes of David, Adele & a few others

  136. kimk says:

    CM lol that is true too.. crazy world we live in sometimes!!

  137. Grace says:

    ksf, my point is… as long as you buy the album (not illegally downloading), you are still supporting him. I know you are. I hope those who call them ‘a huge fan’ of David, to contribute financially to get his career going.

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

    Grace – sorry to be so snarky but I really feel that that was an unfair conclusion to jump to.

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

    ksf, I dont mean to speak for Grace, but some people show up here just to push peoples buttons. Not saying its right to assume anything & I’m not saying this person meant anything bad, its just frustrating when things are going good for David, people show up here to say things that they know may frustrate us. Again, I’m not saying thats what this person did or their intent, just might be what Grace was thinking. Sorry, there I go again, trying to be peacemaker/explainer. I’ll let Grace respond from now on, if she so chooses 😀

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

    Grace – I understand that but why would it even enter your thoughts that this person illegally downloaded the album? Why even mention it? Nothing that they said would lead to that conclusion other than the fact that they want more “upbeat” music from David and so somehow they “must” be young and therefore they must have illegally downloaded?? It doesn’t make sense. That is my point.

  141. kimk says:

    Cayla Orris ‏@Cayla_Orris


    kim ‏@kimak
    YES!!! @DavidArchie’s BEGIN IS #7 POP Itunes AND #23 Overall!!

  142. Grace says:

    Thanks Beth! 🙂

  143. Martha says:

    kimk – YAY!!!

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

    Grace, You’re Welcome! Didnt mean to speak for you, but trying to help clarify 😀

  145. kimk says:

    12m Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    RT @liz_charlton: Listening to BEGIN. with @kariontour as we head to Starbucks. Such an AMAZING album! Go @DavidArchie !!

  146. tami lyn says:

    feel like writing down the bubbly lyrics and sending it to david with a note saying- thanks for making life worth living 😉 u know why 😉

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

    Beth – lol…it’s good to be a peacemaker. I understand what you’re saying. However, they didn’t say anything mean spirited at all, only that the album fell short of THEIR expectations. Also, I don’t think the question of illegal downloading would have even been mentioned had their opinion been more favorable. I just think it discourages any kind of honest discourse when insinuations like that are made, especially among those that normally lurk. Sorry…profiling of any kind bothers me, lol.

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

    Wooot kimk, Go David Go!!!!!!

    You guys, Broken is on the front page POP, should we buy more of those to get it in the top 10?

  149. tami lyn says:

    gonna call k-mart again

  150. tami lyn says:

    i’m on hold again 🙁

  151. kimk says:

    Kmart might work!
    might be BEGIN wasn’t done being packaged yet and is late?

    tamilyn ROFL!!!

  152. tami lyn says:

    she answered! she’s gonna go look!!!

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

    ksf, Its just that before you came to FOD, we have had some people come here & say stuff that you know they were just trying to push our buttons, it would always happen when things are going great for David. Some of the comments, you wouldnt’ve believed it,lol. Some, you had no idea what the heck they were talking about. Some would start out with comments like the one Grace was talking about & then just get worse & worse. Again, I’m not saying that was this persons intent, just trying to explain, we’ve seen alot around here over the years, lol, its never been boring, thats for sure 😀 Plus, the rest of us have known to be a little goofy at times 😆 Hard to believe, I know 😀

  154. tami lyn says:

    wow she’s stll looking

  155. tami lyn says:

    she came back on and said she searched thru every box and could not find it! 🙁 so nice of her to actually look for it.

  156. kimk says:

    Ashley ‏@Palrice8
    Hey @Walmart @BestBuy @Target @BNBuzz @newburycomics @Kmart @Sears Thanks for not having @DavidArchie’s new album.

    Kmart ‏@Kmart
    @Palrice8 Kmart and Sears both carry it online. It was available for pre-order and is already on backorder due to overwhelming popularity!

  157. cq#DA2014 says:

    Gosh, sure hope we get a tweet from David.
    I’m really floored as to how well BEGIN. is doing, but extremely happy.
    Still hoping to get some good reviews from other professionals, so we can take the good with the bad, lol.

  158. kimk says:

    Grace ha that is good for Jessica.. no more competition.
    also hope they buy BEGIN TOO NOW!

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

    tami_lyn, that was sweet of her to look for you.

    kimk, thats great to hear that its on back order do to overwhelming popularity 😀

  160. kimk says:

    26s davidsgonzalez ‏@DavidFTFOD
    Woohoo, I was told by local BestBuy that BEGIN. sold out and was doing better than all new releases.

  161. Anita says:

    palmtree-Thanks! I’ll really try not to take it personally. It’s so hard to do when they are slamming our David, though. I just thought of something else. BEGIN. is a gift David recorded for his faithful fanbase. It’s not a gift to those to choose to write him off. So thinking about that fact makes me feel better!

  162. kimk says:

    hard to get a cd out in a short time.. considering all things this is going very well!

  163. tami lyn says:

    kim- thanks for sharing that tweet! that is awesome!!! 🙂

  164. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Afternoon eveyone. Angelbymyside so sorry to hear of your loss of your dear friend. May God bless her and her family. .. Kalei thank you for the Begin release posts. Likrd seeong those pictures again. Well I went to Itunes and downloaded BEGIN. Melted while I listened to it at ! ish in the morning. Got an e-mail from Itunes my pre-order is ready. Click on and seems now I have two downloads. I can’t win. it’s okay with me but it doesn’t make sense. Hate download buying. I did it just for the sales #. Went to stores this morning here in MD. Walmart had 2 had to have the girl find it for me. Hidden behind other cds and not out where the new releases were. Bought i and put the other one where you could see it. Barnes and Noble.. couldn’t find it. Lady up front called the cd dept and asked. The fellow David from the dept said he had 1. It was on a shelf facing the wall. I asked if he had more. He said no, but because I bought the 1 they would order more. Told him how do they expect to sell them if they don’t have any. Besides I told him they should have more because he was the only one who could sing out of all the others on the rack. K-Mart didn’t have any. Even asked them to look in the back. Nope. Deseret Books said they shipped my pre-orders and Walmart too. Didn’t get em yet. The album is fantastic. I love all the emotion David has put into the songs. He is a musical genius. No one else will know unless they are able to buy one. Nothing makes much sense anymore. 😉

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

    Beth – I’ve seen those comments. I’ve actually been around since the first
    album, but mostly as a lurker. So yeah, I understand that. And yet, things always turn suspicious when someone doesn’t have the same level of excitement for a David project as others or disagrees. It doesn’t matter how it’s said that’s just what happens. It annoys me to no end. And I think bringing up illegal downloading because you don’t like someone’s opinion is just a new low. Makes my skin crawl honestly.

  166. Martha says:

    kimk – thats great news that BEGIN. is selling out. Doing better than they expected. Hopefully it can stay on the charts for a reasonable length of time so it can get noticed.

  167. Sharon Mc. says:

    Good Afternoon Everyone!!! I do mean GOOOOOOOD!!!! David’s CD is just amazing and I have been camped out at my computer listening non-stop all morning. I love each and every song and feel so blessed to be David’s fan!!!!

    I hope that we can unite together as David fans and really celebrate this day for what it is.
    David has worked tirelessly for his fans for more than 4 years and more now. I feel that there is everything to celebrate. This CD is the most amazing piece of music that I have heard for a very long time. It was given to us as a gift from where David’s heart and mind were dwelling. There is so much to be excited about!!!! This CD was given directly from David’s heart….and I know that most every fan can feel his heart in each and every song!!! I care not what any reviewer says. I know what I hear, and I know what I feel when I listen, I know what is in my heart and what is in David’s heart…..and that is all that I need. No reviewer can change that just because they have not made that connection. The reviewer is the looser in my opinion.

    Let’s celebrate and not negate.!!!!! Let’s not let others “rain on our parade !!!

  168. pickles says:

    hello everyone!

    My story of buying David cd today:
    So I went to walmart hoping that they would sell his cd there. When I got to the music section and scan though the new releases and there I didn’t even have to read it because the album cover art caught my eye immediately. I was so excited! I told my brother look here it is in my hands after waiting for months. I scan around and saw that they had put his CD on the bottom section of the new releases and justin bieber on the top. I know I know what i did next was wrong for bieber but I put one of David cd’s in top of JB. I was just leaving when my brother who is 11 yrs old put another BEGIN. cd infront of another JB cd. (they had 3 stacks for JB cd)I told him to hurry up because one of the walmart employer was coming. We left but decided to come back to check again. When we came back this lady was standing infront of the new releases and she grab the BEGIN. cd that we put in front of JB cd! SUCEED! since we put BEGIN on the top she saw it otherwise maybe she would have never seen BEGIN. on the bottom. We waited and watched her like stokers to see if she took the cd and I couldn’t believe it SHE TOOK IT! end of the story. We left the new release section because the walmart employer was looking at us really suspicious haha.

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

    ksf, I’m just going to let this go now, but I do appreciate all views. May not agree,lol, but appreciate 😀

    Hey Sharon, a fellow Minnesotan, Good grief, more great weather today 😀 and a FABULOUS CD by the Man himself, the musical genius with a heart, Mr David Archuleta!!!!!!! Loved what you said 😀

  170. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    P.S. I mentioned to my husband while we were out looking for the CD that not everyone has a computer or even likes them so they can’t buy it on line. Some people don’t like credit cards either especially on-line. Makes it hard to sell the CD if you can’t get your hands on it. I’m glad the fanbase gets a hold of it. Just wish others could hear this fabulous album that David made. Again I can not say enough that it is special in so many beautiful ways. His voice is kilig!!! 😀

  171. pickles says:

    starkers ** sorry for my bad grammer and spelling

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

    Pickles, lol, love your story & sounds like you have your little brother well trained,lol. Thats the thing, if people can see Davids cd, they sell. Not everyone has a computer or go on fansites, but they love someones music, but they dont know when its out & there are alot of people like that, more than we know. Display it, They will come 😀

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

    pickles, dont worry about typo’s, we all speak David Fan Language 😆

    Hey supergrand 😀

  174. Sharon Mc. says:

    Hi Beth!!! …Fellow Minnesotan! lol I love that….Musical Genuis with a Heart! That is so true!!! I have to get outside and check out our beautiful day!! I am on my way to the P.O. to send a note of appreciation to DA!!! It is hard to leave BEGIN. today. Still waiting for the postman…to see if DA shows up!

  175. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Beth.. Hi. Couldn’t sleep last night after I listened to the Begin album on Itunes. I was so excited and emotional . I’m so glad that others felt the deep feelings coming from David. I honestly find it hard to believe how much he can convey such heartfelt emotion at his young age. Ah what can I say , I love David’s voice, music and him. What’s not to like? He has it all. We are so lucky for this album. It hits home and that’s where I like to be!

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

    Beth – sure. It is what it is, as much as I hate it. Its just unfortunate and I hope that I’m not profiled in that way. Guess I’ll watch what I say?? Sad. 🙁

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

    tami lyn – send that Bubbly letter, girl!! LOL!

  178. cq#DA2014 says:

    Ok, I not going lie, I would love to read some good reviews about BEGIN. I’m just hoping I’m not just seeing David through rosy colored glasses. I guess it really shouldn’t matter to me if these professional reviewers feel what I feel from this album. On the other hand, I hate to have that overwhelming feeling, dang it, why don’t they see what I see.

  179. kimk says:

    pickles ha love!

  180. Alwaysalurker says:

    I just want to respond that yes, all my downloads have been legal. Of course I support David and would love to see this album at #1 overall on Itunes. I’ve been to 4 concerts and love seeing and hearing him live. I have most of his other albums too.

    As far as favorite song, I like Broken and Don’t Give up. I will always support his music. This album is reflect where his heart is right now, so I’m ok with it.

  181. tami lyn says:

    pickles- your story is so awesome!!LOL! good work! 🙂

  182. tami lyn says:

    ksf- yeah i need to get busy LOL! so far i’ve only sent david one card and one postcard

  183. sydnie says:

    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG i finally made it to the office and guess what…..my walmart batch of cds arrived woohoo! I’m giving them out to the people in the office whether they like/know David or not lol! 😀
    Supergrandjudie & pickles, thanks for sharing your cd shopping experience…..i don’t live near any walmart/kmart but i’ll check out target tonight! 😀

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

    cq – lol… I think we all see him through rose colored glasses, haha! But, that doesn’t negate his talent in any way. I’m sure some great reviews are coming! 🙂

  185. kimk says:

    Deseret Book ‏@DeseretBook
    @DavidArchie #BEGIN. is at #23 on iTunes right now! #DA2014 #BEGIN.

  186. angelbymyside says:

    In that Idolator review she says “we’ve heard these songs before”…DUH that’s why they are called “covers”. 🙁

  187. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Went to Deseret Book with my friend Jerianne to get her Begin CD. Deseret Book was playing it at the store and we listened to it on the way home. Took some of the $ given to me by others for the fan dinner and bought a CD for a prize drawing. I’ll exchange it out when mine comes in the mail (mail lady not here yet, but my friend who bought it for me said it’s been shipped). Listening to it now.
    Now for my defintion of Begin: Emotion provoking notes that David hits in every song. David brings energy into 10 uplifting songs. His 8 covers are as good or better than the originals, and they bring an extra element to the songs which sweep you up into each breathtaking note. David puts an extra exclaimation point on each song with runs which are out of this world. Each original artist should be proud of David’s renditions of their songs.
    Included in the CD is an original song by David which could be the theme song for Invisible Children and in fact is mentioned in the song. It is powerful and makes you think about what is being done to these precious children with innocence taken away from them so young. Broke but not broken.
    The last song is Be Still My Soul and a personal favorite. At his solo performance at BYU Idaho in June of 2012 David showed his audience just how meaningful this song is to him and helped him in his decisions in his life. This rendition on the Begin CD is beautiful, with an orchestra to bring the message of the song to the soul of the listener. He adds a few extra “Be Still My Soul’s” between the last two verses that just make you catch your breath.
    I give this CD 5 stars out of 5 and would highly recommend this CD to people of all ages.

  188. tami lyn says:

    had a crazy thought the other day~ what if one of us david fans were able to write some amazing lyrics and sent them to david and told him to do the melody and then when he comes back he records it and then it’s a radio hit and then he gets a grammy nomination and the person(one of usLOL)who wrote the lyrics would get to go to the grammys with david and share that award if he won.and hopefully get to go to the after party with david and kiss him! 🙂 can u even imagine how exciting that would be???? haha 🙂 that’s how i think

  189. kimk says:

    angel lol.. this is from the generation that likes the beav and Katy Perry.

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

    Alwaysalurker – thanks for clarifying that…not that you actually needed to but thanks anyway 🙂 I’m also really looking forward to hearing Don’t Give Up.

  191. sydnie says:

    David’s a genius for being able to produce/come up with something so special in such a short period of time, gosh i love this cd & D! 😀
    K….haven’t been at work for 3 weeks and now all i’m doing is promoting D in the office haha, good thing i can’t fire myself! Better get cracking and clear my piles, BBL! 😀

  192. tami lyn says:

    angel- yeah that girl(reviewer) seemed like an ignorant puppet reading off a monitor

  193. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Review not definition. LOL
    And, I’m not being biased whatsoever. 😉

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

    ksf, I dont like profiling either, but this subject is going too far right now. Not to belittle your feelings(I’ve been there, most all have one way or another) its just for the rest of the day, I just want to concentrate on Begin today thats all 😀

    Hey alwaysalurker, well I guess after today you will have to change your name to usuallyalurker or lurkermostofthetime 😉 😀 I LOVE Broken, my fav & I also agree with you about Dont Give Up. Also LOVE Pride, EBH & Beautiful 😀

    Hey Sharon! Lots of mailmen/women around the country have never felt so popular and appreciated as they are this week 😀

    supergrand, I agree with you & I didnt exactly get alot of sleep last night either, but thats ok by me.

    Sorry I’m late in responding, I had to take the garbage out & the ties broke, lol. Hard to fit a full garbage bag into a new bag, it was a battle, but I won 😆

  195. angelbymyside says:

    pickles ~ BEST story I heard all day. WOO HOO!

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

    Beth – what are you talking about?? My last comment was to Alwaysalurker — not directed to you at all. Wow…why do I suddenly feel like I’m in elementary school again being scolded by my teacher?

  197. kimk says:

    katie (moore) ‏@K_80
    @DavidArchie folks, anyone have a physical copy of the record? take a picture for me. I wanna see that thang!
    kim ‏@kimak
    @K_80 here you go! first thing I noticed opening up the cd fabulous all around design! twitpic.com/ago7gp

  198. angelbymyside says:

    When I went to Walmart today to check if they had BEGIN., what do I see but the Biebs right on the top shelf. Honestly, it made me cringe! All of this year’s Idols CD’s were there too….but alas NO DAVID! It boggles the mind!

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

    And my last comment to you was about “letting it go.” I’m confused.

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

    Sydnie, how nice of you to give people in your office a copy 😀 Oh & after you’re done cleaning up your piles, you can come to my house & dig in, lol, since my fine feathered friends thinks going to the beach is the thing to do today, instead of their chores 😀

    tami_lyn, you crack me up 😆

    ksf, rose colored glasses, yeah, but I prefer to say we’re intelligent enough to recognize genius talent when we see it 😉

  201. tami lyn says:

    angel- wow, that is just so upsetting! 🙁 i don’t understand why they act like david doesn’t exist 🙁

  202. Grace says:

    Hey Alwaysalurker, thanks for coming back to answer my question. I hope you didn’t misunderstand what I was trying to say. My emphasis was on ‘financial support’ although the CD is not exactly in your cup of tea so that he can continue to make music for his career. I think most of FOD’ers speak their mind although sometimes some may not agree. Among David’s CDs, there are some CDs I don’t really love, but I still buy them just to support him. We can always speak what we feel in our mind, so you are always welcome here.

  203. tami lyn says:

    thanks beth 🙂 when i talk about david i can see my friends/relatives start to roll their eyes like i’m crazy. so glad i have you guys to talk too. all these people who don’t love david, i just will never unerstand it!!!

  204. kimk says:

    a lot of folks ask all over if he still exists.. see it all the time.
    ask yourselves when was the last time he was on tv, radio, etc?
    2 years ago?

  205. tami lyn says:


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

    Beth – I don’t think anyone denies David’s talent. They just don’t always like his choices. Maybe, as someone said earlier, they believe he’s capable of more.

  207. tami lyn says:

    kim- yeah i guess only us hardcore fans know what david is doing even tho we tweet about him all the time! ???

  208. kimk says:

    sandritangel #DA2014 ‏@sandritangel
    LETS TREND ”Buy David Archuleta Begin On Itunes” tonight!!

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

    Woah, ksf, I was responding to something before you spoke to alwaysalurker, not to tell you how to feel, but please, you’re reading far too much into all of this. I’m dropping this subject, I wont be speaking about it again. I’m sorry, but sometimes subjects are hard to clarify on a website, I think things are getting mixed up, lets just drop it ok.

    abms, I agree. But given hardly any promotion at all, which I understand, Davids doing this on his own, basically, not trying to diminish Highway Records part in all of this, the producers, etc…..just meant out if his own pocket. Gosh, cant help but love the guy to pieces 😀

  210. tami lyn says:

    ksf- that’s the ironic thing- he sings perfectly and then they say -no emotion! ??? maybe if he sang crappy like alot of the current music stars who constantly use auto-tune,they would praise him like crazy. wth?? seriously music biz is way messed up 🙁

  211. tami lyn says:

    maybe everyone is so jealous of his talent that they just love to put him down

  212. cq#DA2014 says:

    To be fair, most people only like what’s now and what is popular. I actually don’t like to push my likes on to others, everyone has different tastes. I feel that only David will be able to convert others by putting out music that will be liked by the masses. I truely believe that will happen when he returns.

  213. tami lyn says:

    or maybe everyone in the entertainment industry dislikes him because he is mormon and his church’s anti-gay stance? really it is almost impossible to figure out! 🙁 why would God bless him with such amazing talent but then allow him to be discriminated against because he is so devout? maybe satan rules the music industry

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

    ksf, Thats an interesting point, in that knowing what we know about David, what he is capable of is mindboggling. The variety of songs in this cd show that & while this is the closest thing we’ve had to a cd sounding like live performances, thats something I think David should do sooner than later, is a live cd. No one, can sing like David live. Look what he can do when hopping all over the stage singing Zero Gravity, given his one vocal cord & breathing issues that come along with it, the man sounds like he’s singing standing still, he sounds fantastic. I dont think there are many outthere who can do that, he’s amazing. Just think of all the things he has yet to accomplish, musically speaking, the sky’s the limit 😀

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

    tami lyn – he just needs to have some hot girls in his videos and be seen around town with the latest and greatest that’s all…NOT! Yeah it really is sad that the music biz is the way it is. It doesn’t matter if you actually have the singing talent. But, who knows? Maybe the tide will turn one day.

  216. kimk says:

    cq is right.. now the trick is to make David popular!! 🙂

  217. angelbymyside says:

    I don’t know about anyone else here but BEGIN. is my favorite album from David to date. I really love each album all for different reasons, but this one is more mature sounding. I love the songs he chose and both his voice and the arrangements of the songs are stellar. I marvel at how he put this album together in just weeks before he left on his mission. Simply put, it’s his gift to his fans and it will always be special to me! 😀

  218. ray says:

    i guess that unprofessional, ignorant reviewers at idolator is telling us not to watch xfactor,american idol,america got talent,the voic,etc,because they are all songs we have heard before DUH

  219. tami lyn says:

    remember when david made the comment about someone hating him and trying to stop his Christmas tour? that is just so sick and sad that anyone would say/do that 🙁

  220. tami lyn says:

    well said ray!!!

  221. kimk says:


    ❤Buy BEGIN.❤#DA2014 ‏@Shell_eeeyyy
    We found it at WALMART!!!

  222. kimk says:

    Wow, I can’t believe the album release date for “BEGIN.” has finally arrived!
    There was so much to do in such a short time, but I have to let the fans know how much this album means. This was definitely an album done against the odds, but done for the people who have meant so much to me, and a way to bring them on the journey I’m currently on right now to an extent. These songs have a reason behind them, and I hope that through this album you will understand better why I am out here on my mission.
    Muchísimas gracias a todos que me dan apoyo. ¡Espero que puedan sentir el corazón que está en cada una de éstas canciones!
    – David

  223. angelbymyside says:

    @DavidArchie: A special note from David about the release of BEGIN. today. You can check it out here —> http://davidarchuleta.com/home/?p=5051 (ks)

  224. tami lyn says:

    i agree beth and ksf!

  225. tami lyn says:

    kim- YAY! 🙂

  226. Martha says:

    Translation of the Spanish in David’s note:

    Many thanks to all who give me support. I hope that they can feel the heart that is in each one of these songs!

  227. cq#DA2014 says:

    Omg, a note from the man, perfect!

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

    tami_lyn, I think there are some people who will resent him for being Mormon, which is sad. He is one of the most non-judgemental people out there, he doesnt put people in a certain catagory, well, only that they are compassionate, kind & loving to others, but, outside of that, he doesnt. Its weird, but some people who have been discrimated against are the most predjudice, not all, but there are a few. I could care less about who marry’s who, who is this, who is that, all I care about is if there a good person. It appears to me, thats how David feels, judging by the things I’ve heard him say & his actions. But like he said, no matter how nice you are, how respectful, some people are still gonna hate your guts. I think David knows you cant please everyone, but, I think, its gonna hurt sometimes, regardless 🙄

    Hola from David, is he just sweet as pie or what? Hmmm, pie, why did I use that word, pie, banana cream, french silk, pumpkin, ummm, hmmm, oh hey wait a minute, I have a piece of Chocolate cake from the Olive Garden in the fridge, yummmm 😀

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

    Beth – yes it would be awesome if he did a live album one day! You’re right…the sky’s the limit 🙂

  230. sandritangel#DA2014 says:

    Hola! from David
    He writes in spanish!!!


  231. Martha says:




  232. kimk says:


    David Archuleta ‏@DavidArchie
    A special note from David about the release of BEGIN. today. You can check it out here —>

  233. angelbymyside says:

    Ann from Cali ~ just saw your request on the previous thread. I would be happy to gift you a hard copy of BEGIN. Just email FOD (their email addy is listed at the top of the thread on right side) and ask them for my email. Let me know your address and I will mail you a copy when I receive mine in the mail. 😀

  234. kimk says:

    David Archuleta ‏@DavidArchie
    WOW! Release day for BEGIN. and its in the Top 10 on @itunesmusic Pop Charts! Thanks everyone for all the support

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

    Right On Ray 😀

    ksf, My fine feathered friends are thinking of making David a plaid outfit made out of meat, ala The GaGa, with the coordinating moonboots of course. Do you think that will get him on the front page of Yahoo or AOL??? 😆

    Wooot, I just checked the mail, think my cd’s arrived & I just got bbq ribs & a baked potatoe from my Mom, she’s so thoughtful 😀

  236. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Be still my heart!!! What a sweet message from David in English and Spanish. We do feel his heart! Wow!

  237. cq#DA2014 says:


  238. Janel aka Nellie says:

    LOL Beth….really bbq ribs and a baked potato…in your mailbox?? LOL

  239. Grace says:

    Thanks Martha, kimk!
    He is so sweet and by his writing, the album is not meant for the writer of Idolator who doesn’t get him. haha.

  240. Sharon Mc. says:

    Hi ABMS… I was sorry to hear about your friend . I hope that the memories you shared will help you through tough times ahead.

    Hi Beth!!! The trip to the mailbox was met with success!!! BEGIN. FTW!!!!

  241. Martha says:

    Translation of the Spanish in David’s note:

    Many thanks to all who give me support. I hope that they can feel the heart that is in each one of these songs!

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

    Janel, ROTFL, I guess the way I said that, it sounds that way, lol, no, I live in the same building as my parents. My mom called & said the ribs were ready & on my way to my parents place, I checked the mail, lol

  243. ksf says:

    tami lyn – jmo but I don’t think people “hate” him for being Mormon. There are always differences when it comes to religion but I can’t imagine hating someone…especially not David. Am I being naive? Maybe but I think that it’s simply that he’s not their cup of tea musically and also his personality and character are so opposite of what is popular and acceptable in the music industry today. Again, jmo.

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

    Sharon, Wooo-Hoooo! Thats great to hear. Me too, I just found my cds from Walmart in my mailbox, Woooo & Hoooo!!!!!!

    Thanks for the translation Martha!!!

    Love the new avi 😀 Feels like Christmas, all of the gifts of love from David we’re receiving today, we are so Blessed 😀

  245. ksf says:

    Beth – LOL!! Of course! Move over Romney and Obama 😛

    Your Mom sounds like a sweetheart! My mom is too but she doesn’t cook, lol. Never has. Enjoy your ribs!

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

    I sent David a tweet: Begin is a beautiful gift from your heart to ours will it remain always. Thats how it feels, with what he has said, the songs, how he sang them, WOW, just WOW!

  247. Hi Everyone 🙂

    I don’t have to ask how everyones doin’ CUZ I KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Just got off the phone with Walmart…no Begin yet, I should call back and 2 days. Well POOH TO THAT !!! SO I called Barnes and Noble and the guy said they had 2 and they sold them today. I told him that I couldn’t believe they only got 2 to sell. He was all kinds of accomodating and said that they are getting more in because the 2 sold so well haha. I’m on the list for the next shipment. I hope they get more that 2 copies gosh darn it!!!! I heard Begin. last night in it’s “entirety” by myself and it was A MAGICAL EXPERIENCE!!!!!!! His version of those songs actually SPEAK TO ME!!!! I’m sure you’ve all had that same exact experience. I can’t wait to hear it later. BTW, my hubby told me he ordered 2 copies of Begin. from Deseret. I was in shock and said, Why 2???” and he said cuz they were on sale. That’s my husband… the bargain hunter hahaha Someone please tell me what’s the Begin. ranking on itunes, THANKS!!!!

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

    ksf, lol, and yes, my mom is a sweetheart 😀 When you said your mom doesnt cook, made me think of how David said all he knows how to make is a sandwhich or frenchtoast, when you think of it, is kind of a sandwhich,lol. But he has so many other talents, just like I’m sure your mom does 😀 Moms, ya gotta love em 😀 Oh & I’m eating the ribs right now, oh my heck, they’re good, she cooked them in the crock pot for like 7 hours, Yummmmm!

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

    I meant my tweet went as follows: Begin is a gift from your heart to ours, where it will remain always. Dang typos 🙄

  250. cq#DA2014 says:

    ksf, I tend to agree with you, yes, so opposite what is popular and acceptable. To tell you the truth, David’s music and personality is opposite of what I liked in a singer, that is until I became part of the ODD club, lol. There something about David and his voice that is so unique and I just can’t get enough of him and his music.

  251. tami lyn says:

    beth and ksf- yeah i don’t know what to think anymore 🙁 from a standpoint of just pure talent david is way up there superior to most of today’s big pop stars, so maybe it’s just his song choices. ??? like they always say on idol- song choice is everything. which i don’t really agree with because david could sing anything and it would sound great! very confusing to say the least.

  252. angelbymyside says:

    OMJ that new avi is G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S.!!!!

  253. Martha says:

    I’m glad we are out there asking in the stores for BEGIN., whether we need a copy or not. It shows to them there is interest, maybe even the clerks will think “hey, maybe I should check this out”. I called a couple of stores even though I’ve already ordered and downloaded. This helps to get the word out too.

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

    Hey idamae!!!!!!!!!!! Nice hubby 😀 Going to chk Itunes, brb

  255. tami lyn says:

    as for me, i don’t like about 1/2 the songs that are on begin but it doesn’t matter because david’s voice is pure heaven to listen to even if i don’t like the song by the original artist.

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

    Begin is #7 on POP & #23 overall, WOOOT!

  257. angelbymyside says:

    Just reading that wonderful sweet note from David…I don’t really care what any reviewer has to say about the CD. As David says” it was done for the people who have meant so much to me”. That’s enough for me!!

  258. Martha says:

    Great News, Beth! To celebrate I need some ribs and for dessert, apple or key lime pie!

  259. Grace says:

    Supergrandjudie, pickles, idamae, your stories made my day. Way to go, go-getters!!
    Good to see BEGIN CDs on the Walmart shelf!

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

    Martha, lol, I wish I could send you some of these ribs I’m eating right now, their out of this world 😀 I wish I could send you a piece of the chocolate cake I’m having for desert,lol, wish there was a button on Itunes for that 😀

    HEY CHARLOTTE!!! Are you lurking out there? I’m ready to gift you the cd on Itunes, I just want to clarify your Itunes email address. Just speak up in the comments when you get a chance 😀

  261. tami lyn says:

    still no sarahhazel? maybe her computer went down 🙁

  262. Fiona says:

    Happy BEGIN. day everyone! I saw 1 copy of BEGIN. at my local Barnes and Noble store so I bought it! My daughter thought I was crazy as I have already bought several (she doesn’t even know how many!!!) but I said that I needed lots to give as gifts! This beautiful album needs to be shared!! 🙂

  263. Martha says:

    Tami lyn – yeah, I miss sarahhazel. This is a big day for her to miss. Maybe her computer went down.

  264. Dan says:

    I know I haven’t posted here in a while but this being Begin day I thought I’d drop by! I also hate to dive in on what could be seen as a controversial note, but I have to wonder if the poster who speculated on prejudice affecting the media’s treatment of David… Sad as that is… Like Beth said, David’s the kind of guy who can see the good in anyone. That being said though, it’s probably best to avoid speculating on David’s thoughts on hot button issues like the one that had been addressed. He’s never addressed it, he probably never will and I hope it stays that way. While we all have our views on these things, I like that in David, we have someone that can bring us all together. Just my 2 cents! I hope everyone is doing well!

  265. angelbymyside says:

    I just want to thank everyone who replied with their thoughts and condolences on the passing of my dear friend. It means a lot to me and I’m very grateful. Just being able to listen to David’s beautiful music has brought comfort and peace to my heart. Thanks again my FOD family!


  266. Martha says:

    Fiona – thats great!

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

    Hey Fiona! Me too. 1 at B & N & I bought it 😀

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

    Hey Dan! All we meant was David cares about a persons heart, if they’re kind, caring about others. I dont pretend to know how he feels about certain subjects & that wasnt the point, just going by things he’s said & his actions, he cares about the person, not what kind of package they come in 😀

    Awwwe abms, we love you & will always be here for you & I’m so glad that Davids music is bringing you comfort ((((HUGS)))))

  269. ksf says:

    cq – I know what you mean. Who he is comes through in every song to the point that you can’t help but love him, even if it’s not a song that would have attracted you before. I think if more people took the time to really find out who he is as a person then it would change their perspective on his music.

    Beth – yes she is a woman of many talents, she just hates cooking, lol. But, you’re making me hungry! Time to take a trip to Fat Matt’s…an awesome BBQ place here in Atlanta. 😛

  270. Dan says:

    Beth, sorry, my bad on misinterpreting your statement! *blushes* We’re in complete agreement. I cannot get BEGIN off replay. It’s also the first David album my parents have liked, which is saying something haha!

  271. LCT #DA2014 says:

    Just got back from going to Best Buy, Target,and Walmart only to find nothing! I was hoping to buy an album and take a picture of their display. Sad….. I also had my hubby call the same stores! Hoping there will be some soon.

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

    Dan, no problem. Ha, you’ve made your parents fans, there’s no going back for them now 😆 Yeah, all of the songs from Begin are on constant rotation in my head, when I’m not actually listening to the cd,lol.

    ksf, Hmmm Fat Matts, lol, sounds pretty good 😀

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

    Hey LCT, thats a bummer. I did check the Best Buy website & it does say backorder for Begin, so people are looking for it, thats good. Dang, wish you could’ve found one though.

  274. tami lyn says:

    just saw philippine flooding on the news. they said 8 have died already 🙁

  275. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Another added bonus of BEGIN are the pictures of David. Inside the little phamplet are even more great pictures. This is a gift that keeps on giving. I could listen to this CD forever. How does he do it? How does he do it???? 🙄

  276. ksf says:

    Beth – The best ribs I’ve ever tasted…I mean fall-off-the-bone, slap yo’ mama good!! Not literally, of course, lol. 😛 It’s a little whole in the wall but it’s been a legend here for years, even featured on Food Network and Rachel Ray. Great food and awesome live blues. And, the more I talk, the hungrier I get so I think it’s supper time. BBL! 🙂

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

    I gotta go for a few, exercise with my mom & work off the rib dinner, be back in a little bit 😀

    supergrand, I was just going to comment on it, I love how
    the cd was packaged. The pic’s, the booklet in that little
    pocket, how the booket was done, all top-notch.

    tami_lyn, Oh, that breaks my heart, praying for everyone
    in the Philipines.

  278. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    tami lyn I saw the flooding in Manila too. Pray for the Philippines has been trending. MY Dear Writer tweeted he hasn’t stopped raining. This weather is ceazy. Hope it stops.

  279. jeani/ut says:

    So there’s only one review that likes it? (Janel’s review). I haven’t been able to listen to it yet.

  280. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    * it* not he

  281. I just received another Cd from Walmart. Yea! Now i have two.
    Just got home from work. Did i miss alot of info?

  282. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    jeani?ut How are you doing? Haven’t seen you in a while. Was missing you. Did you hear BEGIN yet?Have to take it slow and easy at my age. David is a dear.

  283. Grace says:

    From a Jessica fan,

    J SanchezFan♫ KayLo™ ‏@J_SanchezFans
    I Love the Archuleta fans!Gracious in the ology defeat. Even going to buy David’s new CD as soon as I get my Debit Card http://pic.twitter.com/yX3IOwPm

    Pickles, Judie, you know how to graciously lose and then you get a reward, selling his music! lol. Nicely done.

  284. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    jeani?ut duh I just saw your comment. You didn’t hear it yet. You are in for a treat, but be warned it will make you melt.
    Hi Linda.. No except David’s album is doing good. I bought 2 more albums today.

  285. nora says:

    ksf-hi, I think you said that you pre ordered your cd from Deseret, if i’m right, have you received notification that it was shipped, because I have not, I really want a cd in my hand, no luck at Walmart, tried to order on line from Sears, but there was nothing found, they had all his other cds but not BEGIN, very frustrating. Thanks

  286. kimk says:

    ahh great hope they all buy Davids cd!!!

    now #22 Overall
    #7 Pop!!!!

  287. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Grace.. thanks, it was easy. When you like something as much as BEGIN it comes naturally.

  288. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Kimk, can you give me the link to find those numbers, #7 pop, etc…thanks.

  289. Martha says:

    kimk – its hanging in there! Love to see it go up! The longer its in the top 10, the better!

  290. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Jeani, everyone here loves it, that was just me in response to the negative online reviews we’ve been seeing, like Washington Times and others.

  291. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    nora.. I got an e-mail from Deseret today. It said they shipped it and gave a tracking #.Walmaet sent an e-mail too. It’s been shipped.

  292. Martha says:

    When stores don’t have the CD we should tell them: You don’t have it? Its #7 on Itunes! Right above 1Direction!

  293. ksf says:

    nora – I got the ship email this morning saying it was on its way. I’m sorry you didn’t get the email…is there a customer service number you can call to check the status?

  294. Dan says:

    “Don’t Give Up” might be my favorite recording from David ever. Hands down.

  295. jeani/ut says:

    I just went out my front door and there was a package from Des. Book. It came UPS.

  296. Martha says:

    ❤OneDirection(: ‏@Sarah13Bellin
    Look what I got today!!!!

  297. Grace says:

    supergrandjudie, you are Judie on the tweet? Ah ha. Great job.
    nora, I found the Sears BEGIN order page, but it says ‘back order’. 🙁

  298. Martha says:

    My post didn’t all post, let me try again:

    ❤OneDirection(: ‏@Sarah13Bellin
    Look what I got today!!!!

  299. Martha says:

    Nope, never mind

  300. Sending our fellow Archies and everyone in the Phillippines my prayers. Hope the rains stop. Be safe and take care.

  301. Martha says:

    Here we go,

    Same eyes – David would do a double look?


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

    ksf, love the description of the ribs,lol

    Dan, Dont Give Up is spectacular, hmmm, I think I’ll listen to it right now 😀

    I sent that Jessica fan a Thank You tweet 😀

  303. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Love all the tweets from Kmart etc saying Begin. sold so well it’s already on backorder! Go you little beauty! 😆
    Supergrand – haha! Love how you let the store clerk know david was the only one on the rack who could sing! Bwhaha! Go YOU little beauty! 😆

  304. nora says:

    ksf-Thanks, glad you got your E-mail, I just sent an E-mail to cust. service internet division, maybe i’ll hear back soon. I did download Itunes, but it is not like having the cd in my hands. Hope you get yours soon!!

    Grace thanks for the info for Sears, I really appreciate it.

  305. Sarahsmom says:

    Hi Shanny! My daughter was talking to my husband about you the other night while they were watching the Olympics, She said she was going to cheer for Australia because she had a friend there.

    SueH if you are lurking it was great to see that there is another fan in Temecula.

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

    Just saw on twitter that Ensign Books in So Cal have plenty of cds in stock at $12.79.

    Jeani, WOOOOT for UPS!!!!

    Hey Shanny! Waving HELLO with both arms, long time no talk 😀

    Hey Nora!

  307. muldur says:

    Dan, Don’t Give Up is one of my favorites ever too. Broken and DGU are both awesome.

  308. Grace says:

    You are welcome, nora. Out of all mail orders I have made, Sears is the cheapest, about $2 compared to other retailers. I don’t know how long it would take to get it though….

  309. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Shanny from Australia.. I was missing you. Isaw your name on Twitter. You know, when they put names to follow. Anyways, that was cool too because I was already thinking I hadn’t seen you around for a while. At Barnes & Noble there were people standing by me. I was giving a little promo too. Can’t hurt. They seemed to know what I was saying. David had his book signings at B&N. I thought they could’ve bought more. But actually, I remember reading they were closing a lot of stores. Probably because they have so many JB CDSs on the shelves.

  310. Beth, The Freud, Lloyd, Boyd & Floyd #DA2014 says:
  311. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Yay Jeani!! I didn’t get mine yet, but my friend doesn’t remember how she sent it to me, UPS or whatever. Maybe tomorrow. Glad I got the one I did so I can at least listen. This one will be mine anyways and I’ll exchange it for the other one for the fan dinner.

  312. kimk says:

    David Archuleta ‏@DavidArchie
    WOW! Release day for BEGIN. and its in the Top 10 on @itunesmusic Pop Charts! Thanks everyone for all the support http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/begin./id540833922 … (ks)
    Retweeted by iTunes Music

    LOVE that @itunesmusic RT’d David’s tweet!!

  313. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Yehaaawww! Love the message from our man! ‘each song has a reason’ and it was made for the ‘people who mean so much to him’.

    <333333!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    And that little spanish bit – even though I can't understand a single word, I love it because it seems so appropriate! Lolol Good thing we just started officially learning spanish in our home a couple of days ago! lol I knew it was going to become necessary! 🙂

  314. angelbymyside says:

    Found BEGIN at Ensign Books & they have stores all over SoCal! LOTS of CD’s in stock right now for $12.79:::YAY! http://t.co/Dl9hz93m

  315. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Hmmm…was that tweet david’s words or Kari’s? I guess it was david’s or she would have tweeted that message from her own account?

    You know what i’m most pleased about with Begin. doing so well….is that it will be proof and comfort for David that his fans are still here loving on him. It must bring a little peace and balm for his mind and heart.

    Thanks for bringing the tweets over Kim. (and others) 🙂

  316. Davids Spanish message says: I want to thank everyone for thier support. and i hope you can feel my heart in everyone of these songs

  317. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Shanny.. Yes, BEGIN is kinda like a reaffirmation that we are still here and loving him and David loves us too.

  318. kimk says:

    Hanne ♥ ツ ‏@HanneDenmark
    @DavidArchie ~ More from the BEGIN. booklet ~ GORGEOUS ♥ View full size ♥ ツ


  319. kimk says:



    Hanne ♥ ツ ‏@HanneDenmark
    @DavidArchie ~ Edit from the BEGIN. booklet ~ HANDSOME ♥ ツ

  320. kimk says:


    SueH ‏@SuzzyyFOD
    Found BEGIN at Ensign Books & they have stores all over SoCal! LOTS of CD’s in stock right now for $12.79:::YAY!

  321. kimk says:


    Deseret Book ‏@DeseretBook
    Have you heard? @DavidArchie ‘s BEGIN. is on @ETonlineAlert!

  322. kimk says:


    Andrea Garcia
    For those people who doesn’t know who is Jon Hunt (He write “Broken” for Begin by @DavidArchie) here is he and David 🙂

  323. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Linda.. Thanks. So okay then when we go to Chile to thank David personally for the album, you will help with the Spanish translations.

  324. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Supergrand, haha, too funny. And awesome that others were listening and agreeing with your promo moment! 😆
    Funny about the twitter thing. Never thought about the fact that everyone probably gets advertised to fellow Archies like that. I haven’t been on twitter for ages. It’s not really my thing. It’s good for DM’s and things though. 🙂
    Yeah, I haven’t been around as much. Before david left I was never happy with how much time I spent on the computer so although I don’t like how I no longer have my finger on the pulse of Archuletaland, I do like having more balance in my life. Still love our david so much it hurts though. That will never change. And i’m doing my best to keep my feet in both worlds – Archuletaland and the real one. lol

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

    Gonna step away for a little while, will check in later, Adios.

  326. cq#DA2014 says:

    Loved the note from David on the OS. Would love to get a note about once a month from him from now on until he returns. Would love that connection.

  327. kimk says:

    Janel I don’t have a live feed link but what I do is check on my iphone that has an itunes link or pull up itunes on my computer..

    hit music
    all categories (on the right)
    then scroll down and click on
    see all albums
    and there he is!! 🙂

    to check the overall
    click music top bar
    right albums
    see all
    and there it is!! 🙂

  328. SGJ you got it! I would gladly go to translate and to thank David personally.

  329. kimk says:

    currently #22 Overall and #7 POP!! 😀

  330. Penny says:

    Good afternoon all! Been listening to some awesome music all day 🙂 It will take me a week or so to determine my very favorite, but right now they all are! Love Davids new twitter avi.

  331. kimk says:

    oh and David’s Somewhere Only We Know is charting #169 on POP Itunes!! 😀

  332. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    kimk,, Is that the photographer in the Philippines who likes David too. That picture was taken in Utah or Philippines. I’m confused. Not unusual. 😀

  333. kimk says:


    EntertainmentTonight ‏@ETonlineAlert
    It’s new music Tuesday! Check out which albums are dropping today!


  334. kimk says:

    sgj I think he is from Utah?

  335. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Linda, thanks heaps for the translation. Interesting that he is using the same wording as the last vlog for Begin. – ‘ hope we can feel his heart.’

    Does he also use that wording in the liner notes?

    That tells me one of two things…he either knows about the response the fans had to him using those words in his last vlog and therefore that phrase is in the front of his mind right now and that’s why it was natural to use the same wording ….or the alternative is that ‘feeling his heart’ really was truly the deep intent and crux of it all because it is a sentiment he has repeated at least twice now, albeit months apart from each other.

  336. jazzy says:

    Did Jon Hunt borrow David’s shirt for the day? 😉 http://www.davidarchuleta.com.br/2010_08_01_archive.html

  337. Martha says:

    David Archuleta‏@DavidArchie

    Thanks @ETonlineAlert for the @DavidArchie new music Tuesday post. http://et.tv/NbqZDJ (ks)

  338. jazzy says:

    boo that didn’t work. Oh well! David wore the same shirt to the Six Flags New England show.

  339. kimk says:

    this is from the etonline post.. love!

    Highway Records
    David Archuleta, Begin
    American Idol singer David Archuleta releases his new album today. Begin is Archuleta’s album which features covers of popular songs such as In the Name of Love by U2, Beautiful by Christina Aguilera, and Somewhere Only We Know by Keane. Although he is currently serving a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints, Archuleta provides his audience with an album filled with inspirational songs. His sweet and charming personality continues to emanate as he progresses as a musical artist. For those who admire Archuleta or are new to his talents, Begin is the new album which will help bring hope and an appreciation for the singer.

  340. kimk says:

    Kate Cabebe ‏@katedangerous
    Big congrats to @DavidArchie for the release of his new album, Begin!!! Wahoooo!

  341. Shanny & SGJ. Sorry reword in translation.: Hope you can feel the heart that is in every one of these songs.

  342. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    kimk Now that was a nice critique. Thanks for bringing it over. 😀

  343. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Linda,, No problem it’s all about the heart.

  344. nora says:

    Beth – at this point if I could walk to So. CA. to get a cd of BEGIN I would, but it would be too long a walk from MA. I don’t understand why there are not more copies in places like Walmart, I’m not crazy about Target, so didn’t expect much. When I went to Walmart today, there were so many cds of JB, I took other peoples cds and put them in front of all of his. I hope they are still there. I guess that is enough of a rant for now. Just loved that message from David, he is so thoughtful and caring, I don’t think most people, besides us fans, know all that David does for people, charities, and he never broadcasts it, he just does it, not like a lot of celebrities who have cameras there every time the do something. I’ll end now saying BEGIN is as beautiful as David is.!!!!

  345. kimk says:

    davidsgonzalez ‏@DavidFTFOD
    @kimak Hi Kimk! It was awesome today on my @DavidArchie BEGIN Promo Marathon. I went to several Walmarts, BestBuys, Barnes and Nobles . . .

    davidsgonzalez ‏@DavidFTFOD
    They all had between 10 to 20 albums and were sold out at all locations except 1 B&N that had one. Many were reordering for next week.

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

    Just saw a tweet from DFT that he went to several walmarts, best buys & b & n & they all had 10 to 20 cds & their all sold out & ordering more for next week, WOWOWOWOWOWOW!

    Nora, I agree. David does things because he cares, not for publicity.

    OK, going again, back in a little while.

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

    Sorry kimk, I should’ve known you would’ve brought
    those tweets here, just got excited. So happy to see
    them selling like that. Think I’ll tweet kari later, just
    to gently mention that stores need more cd’s pronto 😀
    OK bye

  348. Martha says:

    Came home and my Cd was waiting for me from Walmart! They did good, today is the official release date.

  349. GGDoorsfan says:


    Let’s get this baby into the top 20 – WE CAN DO THIS!!!


    Hi EVERYONE – ((((((((HUGS))))))))

  350. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Martha, just saw you gave the translation too – thanks! 🙂

    Beth all this talk about delicious food when I haven’t had breakfast yet and my stomach is rumbling! Bad girl! 😆 😉 Oh and waving back! 😆 🙂

    Sarahsmom – wow how awesome! 😆 Tell her, her Australian friends say Hi. 🙂

    (I’m haphazardly working my way through the comments)

  351. Candy says:

    On new laptop and so far we aren’t friends. Cant find squat, especially tool bars.

  352. kimk says:

    GG doing MIGHTY FINE!!

  353. Martha says:

    I want to get a laptop, whats a good one?

  354. Amanda Jane says:

    Evening everyone!! 🙂

    I went to read the reviews et al on Amazon and they don’t even have it in stock right now! Receiving some Aug. 9th…does that mean they sold out what they had?!?!

  355. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Linda, thanks for the clarification – and I agree – it’s still definitely all about the heart! 😆 🙂

    Gg, I don’t think I had any expectations for where Begin. would go in the sales ranks but this!…well it’s definitely gobsmacked worthy! 😆 As Kim said earlier….Begin. seems to be the little engine that could! 🙂

    Would be stoked to see it in the top 20 although it’s climb seems to be slowing now. Keeping fingers crossed. Love all the stories that keep coming in of it being sold out everywhere. 🙂

  356. kimk says:

    Always with Harry♔ ‏@_Lunaized
    Just looking at @DavidArchie ‘s twitter picture makes me smile and I get all smitten.

    Beth 😆

  357. kimk says:

    Amanda Jane have seen around the demand online and in the stores in better then they thought it would be. good in a way.. unless you don’t have the cd.

  358. Amanda Jane says:

    @ kimk, yeah, I’m loving it, but like you said, just hope everyone has a copy on order/on it’s way. Barnes and Noble’s site now says 1 – 2 wks!

  359. Bobanna says:

    I want to cry. I was told by a rep. at Sears that my CD would have gone out yesterday and I would have it by today. Now i get an Email that it’s being shipped on the 8th and estimated arrival date is Aug. 13-15. 🙁 Why?! Bahahaha I’ve called so many different stores in my area and noone is carrying the physical CD. I am so upset and sad right now! Can’t wait to squee with the rest of you. Enjoy the music all you lucky fans that have it! Have a wonderful evening!

  360. Home from a day of Nana patrol…in MY space now, listening to BEGIN. and that ONE OF A KIND voice of David Archuleta! Just am in awe of such a talent and what he accomplished is those last few months! I absolutely LOVE forevermore….and now BEGIN. the CD that touched my heart like NO other! What will the future have Don’t know, but I’ll be here to find out!! #DA2014

    Watching the Olympics…Womenn’s beach volleyball! YIKES! Talf about ACTION…..come on USA! GO MISTY and KERI!

  361. Shanny, I will be downloading on itunes tonight. I pre ordered once i got the free download of Broken, but they never automatic download the Begin album. Waiting for my grandson so he can do it for me. I hope it climbs a little more.

  362. kimk says:

    getting the impression that BEGIN is too hot to trot!! 🙂

  363. Amanda Jane says:

    Oh no Bobanna! I’m so sorry, that’s awful 🙁

  364. kimk says:


    Chrissy Archuleta ♥ ‏@GoDavidArchieGo
    @DavidArchie’s #BEGIN on the top albums in pop. #7

  365. Anita says:

    What a wonderful surprise to get a message from David on the OS! Thank you David from the bottom of my heart for this incredible gift!!!

  366. sarahhazel says:

    Happy 132nd & BEGIN. Release Day!!
    Just got caught up with the comments from yesterday and today!!! The top pics are gloriously super stunning!!! So ecstatic BEGIN. is doing so well on the charts!!!
    Sorry to be absent for a while there….just got discharged from the Archuhospital…short-term coma…..haha!
    Oh, BTW….Downloaded from iTunes (& will buy more)and all I can say about the songs is…….. %EDFY&*^I())!SDGGXDHJOIUEDVVHJKO((*)__%#@!DFGHBCDSAXHK:”?MNBVCXZFGYHUYYT%%#@!%^&*)_{LOOYRREDAW$#%^FDXVNM>?:”LLKJUYTREQQJJTFFESDCVHHT$$@$&^*HHHDERI))_))*OL>??NBVXRFTYU*&^$!VHJJKK!!!!!!!!
    That’s all. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  367. tami lyn says:

    sarahhazel- welcome back 🙂

  368. kimk says:

    love to see David’s fans supporting him.. would of been nice to see some fellow artists doing the same.
    glad to see Kate did.

  369. Martha says:

    Hi, sarahhazel!

  370. kimk says:

    maybe out of sight out of mind where that stuff goes… except for David that is.
    why I like him so.
    he may be someone pretty darn special but never acts like it.

  371. Sarahhazel, welcome. I love your defination of the songs? I actually understood what you said. Ha! Ha! Ha!

  372. LINDA – from the previous thread you asked if I have BEGIN.

    Yes I have! Pastel was so great to gift it to me and I have been listening to it for 2 days already. Am in the part of the world where we get stuff online ahead than most of US. Thank you for asking.

    I dunno if anyone noticed, but in Sears, the crediting for Broken goes like this:
    Composer — David Archuleta
    Lyricist — David Archuleta
    Piano — David Archuleta

    Isn’t that great?!

  373. sarahhazel says:

    Hi, tami lyn and Martha! 🙂

  374. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–I hope more fellow artists will get the word out about his album….esp. the one from AI…

    Linda–LOL…you did???….I have no real words to describe them…..speechless really!

  375. Russ says:

    Hello everyone.
    First, abms, so sorry to hear about your dear friend. If you can find any peace in music, only David’s music will do.
    I went to Walmart and could only find one copy of Begin. Hope that’s a good sign. I was looking to buying three.
    So, I was going to write a big wonderful review of the cd but came to realize my pea brain does not have the vocabulary to do the cd justice. I will just say I love it and I do believe this is the best to come from David since Crush.

  376. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–He is very special and one-of-a-kind & that’s why we’re so dang lucky to get him.

    That last vlog got me teary…..realized I love him more than ever. **sniff**

  377. Miss Vicki says:

    Hey guys….there’s good news and bad news….The bad news first…I left work early today to go to my local Walmart to check out the displays of David’s Begin and buy several copies…And…NO ONE HAD HIS ALBUM…I went to three Walmarts and two Best Buys in the Richmond, VA, suburbs and they said they didn’t have his album. The last Walmart told me that they would only have it on line and not in the stores. Then I called Barnes and Noble and they had a copy and I told them to hold me a copy. I rushed in looking for the display and there wasn’t any. They man who held the CD told me they only ordered ONE COPY!!!!! Holy Heck……What about promotion……or is Richmond, VA just BACKWARD!!!! OK, the good news….I listened to BEGIN for the first time and it is AMAZING….Daivd sounds so mature and I love the orchestral quality to the album..No more pop bubble gum for this STAR…I love, love , love, BROKEN…He is a musical genius!!!!!!….Miss Vicki

  378. sarahhazel says:

    My heartfelt condolences to abms for the loss of her dear friend. (((hugs)))

  379. kimk says:

    sarahhazel hi! missed ya!!!

  380. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    jackryan4 Hi Yes 😀

    sarahhazel.. Welcome to the David world.. Ditto to what you said. 😉

  381. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Thanks Kimk.
    About Jon Hunt, I had tweeted Kari a few weeks ago asking about him. She said he was a very talented young writer from Utah.

  382. Miss Vicki says:

    Hey Russ…seems like the reason you only found one copy at Walmart is that the only ordered one copy….Let’s give them the benefit of the doubt and say they just didn’t think there were that many David fans out there anymore….Let’s all descend upon Walmart at one time and force them to order a huge supply….Miss Vicki

  383. sarahhazel says:

    Thanks, kimk!….missed ya all & felt really weird not doing my usual stuff here in FOD….even for just a couple of days!

  384. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Listening time #6 Begins. 🙂

  385. Russ says:

    Miss Vicki. We have 2 Walmart stores here. I will check the other one tomorrow. Where I found Begin was in a bin loaded with JB’s cd Believe. All new music there but only one copy of Begin. Something stinks!

  386. sarahhazel says:

    supergrand–Glad to be back…haha….can’t miss celebrating this special day!

    As for the songs, can’t pick a fave or have a ranking yet….will take a while….or forever….or never….LOL

  387. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Miss Vicki.. Same thing happened here for me in the Maryland B&N. I looked all over and walked to the front to ask lady where it was. She called yhe CD dept. Said the fellow has one. I bought it and told them to get more so people could buy it. He’s the only one who can sing out of the whole bunch on the shelf. Got my goat. Tried to be polite but I was feeling bad for BEGINS sales.

  388. kimk says:

    David Archuleta ‏@DavidArchie
    Our thoughts go out to all affected by the flooding in Manila and the surrounding areas. (Team Archuleta)


  389. Miss Vicki says:

    Beth…went back and read your post from 6:55 PM and I am hopeful to think that all the stores in Richmond are sold out and not telling me the truth….They said they just don’t have it period…..Miss Vicki

  390. angelbymyside says:

    @DavidArchie: Our thoughts go out to all affected by the flooding in Manila and the surrounding areas. (Team Archuleta) http://fb.me/1vFHCu9CN

  391. JackRyan4DA, I’m glad you got to listen to The Begin Album, isn’t it great?
    I tried downloading Begin on itunes and it won’t Download. i guess i will try later.
    Maybe alot of fans are Downloading it, I hope!!!

  392. angelbymyside says:

    Thank you Russ and sarahhazel…means a lot! 🙂

  393. cq#DA2014 says:

    Love that tweet in support of the people affected with the flooding in Manila from Team Archuleta.

  394. kimk says:


    Thank You David Archuleta For Begin

  395. sarahhazel says:

    So awful now in Manila & nearby towns with all the flooding and non-stop rains…..feel so sorry for those affected……hope it subsides soon. 🙁

  396. kimk says:

    kim ‏@kimak
    OMJ!! @DavidArchie @kariontour Thank You David Archuleta For Begin is WW TT #4!!!!!!!

  397. kimk says:

    Arporkchop ‏@LettuceBoy1990
    Thank You David Archuleta For Begin is trending WW!


  398. Grace says:

    Linda from Cali,
    I needed to find the download place from iTunes. Have u checked ‘Check for available downloads’?

  399. kimk says:

    in twitter jail again!!

  400. By chance says:

    Finally have time to stop by. I have nothing more eloquent to add, just love all the LOVE here for David. We are lucky fans, indeed!!!!

    Sharon Mc….love what you had to say! I remember D saying he didn’t read reviews, so….me either! It only matters what we, his fans, think cause we are who he made the album for, and we all love him to pieces!!!!!

    So sweet to hear from him!!

    sarahazel…I’m glad to see you….was beginning to worry.

    So happy to have FOD to share this exciting day with!!! Oh, and fab post Just love all you guys!

    And abs, hoping David’s music helps ease your pain.

  401. tami lyn says:

    ksf- saw your tweet to me just now about the soundcloud song i did! thankyou so much, u are so sweet!!! 🙂

  402. By chance says:

    Meant fabulous post, Kalei! thank you!

  403. kimk says:

    Mike ‏@blisskasden
    Trekked all over NYC today trying to buy @DavidArchie’s CD. Best Buy, Target, Barnes & Noble all said TOO MANY pre orders online. Love it.

  404. cq#DA2014 says:

    Just want to extend my condolences to you abs for the loss of your friend.

  405. sarahhazel says:

    By chance–aw, thanks!….all is well & happy to celebrate BEGIN. with FOD!

    Don’t want to read reviews….Just wanna enjoy David’s gift to the max!

    kimk–nice tweet from YT commenter extraordinaire @blisskassden. 🙂

  406. sarahhazel says:

    Woohoo for WWTT!!! Archies are the most awesome fans in the planet!!!

  407. sarahhazel says:

    “This was definitely an album done against the odds, but done for the people who have meant so much to me…..”—David
    Makes me wanna fly to Chile right now & give him a big hug…..(& maybe kidnap him back to the US)….hehe….Love him to pieces!

  408. kimk says:

    sarahhazel it has been a lovely day indeed!!

  409. LINDA – you can look at “Available Downloads” OR you can check your email. There is an email alert from iTunes for pre-ordered stuff. Just click the link on that email and your pre-order will download automatically.

  410. CONGRATS Archies…WW TT #4! LOVE these spur of the moment trending parties!! SO MUCH FUN thinking of things to add to the trend…and when it comes to things about David we have boat loads of compliments!! lol

    Hope there’s more BEGIN. albums out there to ship to these stores…can’t sell them if you don’t have them!

  411. sarahhazel says:

    BEGIN. with some of other releases today….there are many….

  412. sarahhazel…I don’t read reviews either…the only review needed for me is MINE! Far exceeded my expectations…LOVE EVERY SONG!

  413. JackRyan4DA thank you so much, will try that in the morning.

  414. sarahhazel says:

    David Archuleta’s “BEGIN.” Available Now (not a review)

  415. By chance says:

    sarahazel…I have friends in Santiago we could stay with….lets go!! (jk). Want to hug him, too, and say thanks.

  416. Grace, i haven’t will check in the morning or later tonight. Thanks

  417. sarahhazel says:

    By chance–really???….that’s awesome!….let’s start packing….haha!

  418. Anita says:

    I am soooo in love with David’s BOTW and Everybody Hurts! David’s voice, the strings, and the arrangements are phenomenal! Angel is sooo divine also! True Colors is really special. I’ve never heard it sung so wonderfully, and the music and arrangement of this song is the best I’ve ever heard. The upbeat feel to it is different from what I’ve ever heard before, and David’s vocals are absolutely gorgeous!

  419. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Just came back from twitter seems like the trending is over. Exciting day. I’m tired, but it’s a good tired. Time for me to say goodnight. See you all tomorrow. It was fun.

  420. angelbymyside says:

    Thank you by chance and cq. I appreciate it! 🙂

  421. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    p.s. Anita.. Loks like we are all in the same boat spazzing about David and Begin. Loving every minute of this ride. Goodnight All

  422. Good night SGJ, nice trending with you. Fun Fun Fun.

  423. Miss Vicki says:

    angelbymyside…so so sorry to hear about the death of your friend…may David’s music on Begin bring you some comfort…..Miss Vicki

  424. Heather says:

    Hello everyone!!! I just want to SHOUT………I LOVE THIS ALBUM……BEGIN.!!!!!!!!
    His voice is soooooo heart wrenching throughout this album!!!!!! What a breath taking album!!!! THANK YOU DAVID!!!!

  425. Anita says:

    Judie-We all sure have great taste! Alot of stores may not be carrying it, but that doesn’t mean this isn’t a phenomenal piece of work! I love that we can come here and spazzz all we want!!! I’m looking forward to the day we can hear David sing these songs live! Have a good night Judie.

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

    Hello Everyone! Sorry I missed the trending, was taking a nap,lol, dont know how I’m going to fall alseep when I have to go to bed in about 1/2 an hour 😀 Great job trending you guys, its greatly appreciated 😀

    Good to see you sarahhazel!

    Miss Vicki! It sounds like it depends where you live, sounds like they have plenty of cds in So California, NY & Texas, but other locs sounds like they had them on line & then were going to put some of them out on the floor of their stores, but they had too many on-line orders.

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

    Hey Linda! How are you doing after going to work with no sleep, have you depleted your town of coffee???

    Goodnight supergrand, take Care!

  428. Beth, i came home early, i couldn’t stay awake. Thank goodness i’m self employed so didn’t have to ask anyone for permission. I’m sleeping tonight!!!

  429. Ali says:

    Not sure if someone posted this already, but here’s another review:

    Loved this quote from the review: “David’s voice is one of the best in his generation and Begin shows that every song that he touches turns to gold.” I might be biased but I agree with him lol.

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

    Linda, Oh thats good, so your home, safe & sound? I was worried about you driving home from work. I hope you can get a good night sleep 😀

  431. Beth thank you. I live in a small town. I live 5 mins from my work,

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

    Havent see that yet Ali, Thanks.

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

    Linda, Thats good. Gotta love the short commute 😀

    Gosh, what a day in Archuletaville 😀

  434. Ali says:

    You’re welcome, Beth!

    Been so busy today that I’ve not had a chance to listen to Begin again.
    Its definitely time to devote the rest of my evening to some awesome music 🙂

  435. This has to be one of the most exciting days in FOD. But it really makes me miss David A lot. I would just like to see his smile just one more time. To make sure it hasn’t changed. Just one HI! DAVID HERE.

  436. nora says:

    good night all the wonderful David Fans, must get some sleep, long night last night, but wonderful. BBT.

  437. By chance says:

    Goodnight all…….going to listen one more time…..and hoping to have the cd in my hands by tomorrow! It’s been an awesome day!!!

  438. breanne says:

    Let’s show support for Broken on @WISE_RADIO. It is currently #2. Let’s make it #1, where it belongs. You can vote as many times as you want. Voting ends 8/10. If you go to the page & it is white with a banner going across the top, download FireFox or Google Chrome & type in this link:

    Vote hourly for ING:

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

    Goodnight Everyone, Take Care All!

    Linda, I understand what you’re saying.
    So grateful to David, but still miss the
    stuffing out of him,lol. Take care & get
    a good night sleep 😀

  440. angelbymyside says:


    I already knew, but singing on David Archuleta’s album has reminded me of his incredible popularity. Well done, sir. http://t.co/di71eI18

  441. breanne says:

    The correct link for Chart Central is:

    ING is still hanging in at #10 on MYX:

  442. angelbymyside says:

    Thank you so much Miss Vicki 🙂

  443. josie says:

    Just a drive-by post…Hey, GG! I was wondering where you’ve been! Also, my Barnes & Nobles is naughty. lol. They said tonight that they don’t stock music anymore, & the only way to get BEGIN is to order it. He said it should’ve arrived at the warehouse today, but didn’t. So if I order, it’ll be 1-3 weeks…No other stores have it here yet. 🙁 ‘K, ‘night.

  444. tami lyn says:

    sounds like Begin is selling very well! can’t wait to hear the sales figures! think it’s gonna be more than anyone expected 🙂

  445. josie says:

    Oh. Also, that top pic…helloooooooooo. lol.

  446. abms – am sorry for your loss.

  447. fan of BEGIN. (Yippie it's finally HERE!) says:

    So happy that BEGIN. is doing well on itunes. I hope it keeps going up!
    Question, maybe I missed this while reading quickly? What was the surprise from FOD last night when BEGIN. was released?

    I love every single song on the album but DGU, Broken, True Colors and Everybody Hurts is winning right now but I really adore every song. 🙂

  448. Good night every one, didn’t get any sleep last night with all the excitement so i need to get in bed early. Getting in my bed and play Begin and try to get sleep.

  449. fan of BEGIN. (Yippie it's finally HERE!) says:

    OH it’s the new banner, I got it, lols. Great new banner! 🙂

  450. Charlotte says:

    Way late to the party tonight because my internet was down all day. And I can’t even join in fully since I don’t have the album yet. My Walmart didn’t have it and I’m not holding out much hope for the other stores in my area. Since it seems to be on back order everywhere, I’m not holding out hope of getting it soon, period, but I’ll enjoy the download I do have of Broken. Looking forward to getting the album at some point.

  451. Sharon Mc. says:

    Hi All! I got on the previous thread by mistake ….by scrolling down too far. I think this nice man did also. Anyway….he made a great comment and I had to bring it over so all could see it!

    I am off to bed now…but hope you all had a wonderful day. I sure did. David really has blown me away with BEGIN. His vocals and heart work together flawlessly!!! He is just amazing! 🙂 zzzzzz Nite ALL!!

    Rob says:
    August 7, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    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 😉

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

    Charlotte, you might want to check out Beth’s comment @ 4:46 pm….

  453. Charlotte says:

    Thanks palmtree. As I said my internet was down ALL day so I couldn’t get on until just an hour ago. Would’ve replied A LOT sooner otherwise. Darn cable company, LoL.

    Beth, if you’re still online, my itunes addy is cpringle80@yahoo.com.
    Thanks again so much for your kindness. I owe you hugely 🙂

  454. Charlotte says:

    P.S. Sorry if I sounded like a pessimist in my post at 11:13pm. I’ve had a really long day.

  455. Martha says:

    On Itunes #158 Pop Single Song:

    Somewhere Only We Know

    Has gone up about 10 spots in the last few hours

  456. #5 in iTunes POP and #20 OVERALL


  457. Martha says:

    jackryan – Wow, thats fantastic!!

  458. Jhen says:

    Hello everyone!
    David pictures from Bench through Kari are beautiful. David look sooo good! Happy that Begin trending worldwide.
    Haven’t visit FOD lately due to flood in the Philippines, I was not able to open my laptop. I’m safe, my area doesn’t affected by flood, but I’m so sad for all the affected people, all I can do is to donate and called several charitable institutions to deliver donations to the affected area and of course to pray. I think 50% of the Philippines are affected by flood.

  459. Charlotte says:

    Jhen, glad to hear you’re okay, but I’m so sorry to hear how bad the floods are. Keeping everyone there in my prayers and I know David is thinking of you all, too.

  460. blue says:

    jhen – stay safe! we are praying for everyone there.

  461. Jhen says:

    charlotte and blue- thanks, all this floods shall past soon, Don’t Give Up! Broke but Not Broken.

  462. Jhen says:

    Do you have any idea how many copies of BEGIN. cd was sold in US?

  463. blue says:

    i have no idea how many copies were sold today. i’m not expecting a high number since most stores don’t have it except for online, but i’m sure it’ll make money since not much was spent making it.

  464. Jhen says:

    blue- did US radio station started to play Broken or not yet? I hope Broken be heard by many people because this songs is full of emotion and sensible song.

  465. Martha says:

    Jhen – our thoughts are with the people of the Philippines; we are praying for your country.

  466. Martha says:

    @archiecrusher thanks for your kind words JayLuvsMeMoreThanDre @JSanchezCrew @archiecrusher @DavidArchie He’s such a great role model and inspiration 🙂

    @archiecrusher @DavidArchie aww, don’t need to thank me 🙂 He deserves to be appreciated..

  467. Martha says:

    This part didn’t post:

    Bess de Guia‏@archiecrusher
    @DavidArchie has taught us a lot of virtue, including accepting defeat graciously Congrats for winning OLOGY @JSanchezCrew

  468. Charlotte says:

    Jhen, US radio doesn’t seem to know David exists anymore unless you’re in UT. I haven’t heard him on my stations (SoCal) in the longest time. I sometimes hear him at Christmas, but I can’t recall if I did last year.

  469. sydnie says:

    Charlotte, Josie, if you need a physical cd now lmk, I ordered extras for gifting!

    Jhen, how horrible another natural disaster in the Philippines…..stay safe & take care! Are you donating to red cross or local agencies, I’d like to help out also!

  470. sydnie says:

    jackryanforDA, awesome thanks.

  471. Charlotte says:

    Sydnie, thank you. I’m gonna try one more store here and I’ll let you know tomorrow. Best Buy is my only other option here and I did see both the first album and TOSOD there the other day, so keeping my fingers crossed. I’ll let you know as soon as I can tomorrow 🙂

  472. sydnie says:

    Good luck Charlotte! my email is sydbk92@aol.com if you need to contact me for mailing info. 😀

  473. Jhen says:

    Martha, Sydnie- thanks.
    Sydnie- Yes, red cross, I called them yesterday, they gave me their bank account no. , but I think if international they have different account no.

  474. Jhen says:

    Charlotte- oh, that was very frustrating, David songs should be heard not only in Utah. I don’t how it goes in US radio station, I think the record company should pay the radio station to be able to play it ? or not neccessarily.
    Sydnie- red cross have website too. But I gave to other local institution also, in my area, we have also some place to drop off our donations and they are the one who deliver it to the affected area.

  475. Charlotte says:

    Sydnie, thank you 🙂 I took down your email and will let you know. Blue also offered to send me one, so I’ll figure it all out tomorrow and let you know. Thanks again 🙂

  476. pickles says:

    Grace-thanks for bringing that tweet about a Jessica Sanchez fan putting my ology comment on her twitter

  477. Charlotte says:

    Jhen, it is frustrating. Many stations do pay for play for their artists which is a big part of why David doesn’t get played. Jive didn’t do much to promo him with radio besides having him visit or be interviewed by stations. They didn’t do much to get his music played. It stinks, too, because we need more music like his on the radio. I can barely listen to top 40 anymore. It’s mostly auto-tuned junk. REAL music please.

  478. Charlotte says:

    And I’m off to bed for the night. Talk to you all tomorrow 🙂

  479. Jhen says:

    I have to out now FOD family, it’s rainy again here in the Philippines, I have to get my dog, he is playing outside the house.

  480. pickles says:

    These are picture that I took today at walmart that go with the story i posted earliers
    this is where they had BEGIN. at walmart new releases
    and this is where JB had 3 sections and my brother and I cover 2 of the spots but here is the picture where the BEGIN. cd is missing because that lady in my story took it!


    here is my story again for anyone that missed it

    My story of buying David cd today:
    So I went to walmart hoping that they would sell his cd there. When I got to the music section and scan though the new releases and there I didn’t even have to read it because the album cover art caught my eye immediately. I was so excited! I told my brother look here it is in my hands after waiting for months. I scan around and saw that they had put his CD on the bottom section of the new releases and justin bieber on the top. I know I know what i did next was wrong for bieber but I put one of David cd’s in top of JB. I was just leaving when my brother who is 11 yrs old put another BEGIN. cd infront of another JB cd. (they had 3 stacks for JB cd)I told him to hurry up because one of the walmart employer was coming. We left but decided to come back to check again. When we came back this lady was standing infront of the new releases and she grab the BEGIN. cd that we put in front of JB cd! SUCEED! since we put BEGIN on the top she saw it otherwise maybe she would have never seen BEGIN. on the bottom. We waited and watched her like stokers to see if she took the cd and I couldn’t believe it SHE TOOK IT! end of the story. We left the new release section because the walmart employer was looking at us really suspicious haha.

  481. Elysian says:

    Hello to anyone who is still up! This is the first chance I have had to get online for the last 5 days. I went on an awesome vacation with my extended family and I got home late Monday night to find my box of CDs from Sears had arrived while I was away! What an amazing surprise to come home to!!! Listening to all of the songs in their entirety was beyond INCREDIBLE!!! The orchestration, the tone of David’s gorgeous voice and, most of all, the emotion with which David sang each song was totally overwhelming. I am in complete awe of his talent and artistry! This CD has surpassed all of my expectations, which is incredible because my expectations were sky high!!! I can honestly say that I LOOOVE all of the songs, but Everybody Hurts takes my breath away! I can’t thank David enough for caring so much about his fans, and for working so hard to leave us such an amazing gift. I truly feel his heart in each song.

  482. LCT #DA2014 says:

    Well since some are confusing, I too decided to do my own campaign. I had my husband fill my basket with large items – stereo system, lap top, and printer – went up to an employee and ask where they had the new releases . He couldn’t find on his computer system that they were even carrying the CD. I acted surprised and said how could an album ranked #7 not be in the store…. I asked him if he could kindly help me put my iitems back on the shelf since I had to still stop at Walmart to look for the CD so I would do my shopping all at once. When I got home, I also made a few calls to inquire about it and told them the same thing! I guess I’m frustrated that David is treated differently and I won’t be a part of it.

  483. LCT #DA2014 says:

    Confessing not confusing!

  484. kimk says:

    lct oh my.

    good morning folks!!

    I really love David’s new avi.. seems perfect!

  485. pocoelsy says:

    Ha love your story and your brother too, you are true go getter fan and live up to the reputation..I think most of us did that at one point for David 🙂

    Jhen, sorry to hear about the bad flood in the Philipines, my prayer to you all…keep safe.

    Elysian, heya welcome back, ha I was also not have time to comment so much too hehe but I lurk a lot :), happy for you that you get to hear BEGIN. I have to wait for my copies a little bit longer 🙁

  486. kimk says:

    LOVE seeing BEGIN still #7 POP itunes at #22 Overall this morning!!
    GO DAVID GO!!!!!


  487. kimk says:


    By: Jacob Elyachar
    Welcome back to another edition of New Music Tuesday!
    This week, I will be reviewing David Archuleta’s fifth studio album: Begin and the latest from new American Idol judge Mariah Carey, Melissa Etheridge, Taio Cruz, and the collaboration between 50 Cent, Dr. Dre and Alicia Keys.
    Begin by David Archuleta: This is the fifth studio album released by the 2008 American Idol runner-up. Begin is a cover album and fans will be excited to hear his takes on several popular songs including Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful,” Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and U2’s “Pride (In the Name of Love).” David’s voice is one of the best in his generation and Begin shows that every song that he touches turns to gold. Grade: A-
    Songs to Download: “Beautiful,” “Somewhere Only We Know,” “Angel,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and “Pride (In the Name of Love).”

  488. kimk says:


    nancy ‏@muldur
    David Archuleta’s Other Side of Down album is under What’s Hot on iTunes Main Page. go @davidarchie @kariontour

  489. Amanda Jane says:

    Popping in real quick this morning to say hi! 🙂

    That’s amazing that TOSOD is on “What’s Hot” on iTunes, but they probably meant Begin.? Where did all this support come from all of sudden? Love it.

    Hope everyone has a fantastic day!

  490. potluck8 says:

    Good MORNING, I am beyond happy that David is doing soo well. He has such talent, but I guess you need more of a gimmick than talent these days, I don’t listen to radio because they don’t play any of his songs. The other day I almost had a fit when I heard what one of my grandsons was listening to, I told him to turn it off, if it wouldn’t have messed up the plumbing I would have FLUSHED it because that’s where it belonged!

  491. VaBeachArchie says:

    Hello! Nana patrol early morning..but am in HEAVEN! Listening to BEGIN. with my son-in-laws “good” headphones! Just me, David and coffee…what a way to start the day!!!

    Jhen…Prayers go ot to you and all in the Philippines! Hope for everyones saftey! Glad to hear you’re safe and sound!

    Going to try and get to Walmart today ..but work my real job too today! Really want some decent headphones!

    Off to some voting ! ENJOY YOUR DAY ARCHIES! Hugs to all!

  492. Amanda Jane says:

    Let me rephrase my comment about support; I don’t mean fanbase support. We’ve done exactly what we did with TOSOD; preordered, downloaded, trended. It just boggles my mind that Begin has climbed iTunes with zero promo/zero appearances by David.

    Is this the difference of being outside the Jive umbrella? Because if so, it’s kinda nice. 🙂

    I hear you potluck, there’s definitely some junk out there.

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

    HEY CHARLOTTE! I tried several times this morning to gift you the cd, but I’m having trouble with it, saying it cant access my info. I get to the end, then I get that message. I will try again, when I’m able, later today. Hang in there, we’ll get it done.

    Gotta go, Have a great day everyone!

  494. Martha says:

    Good morning everyone!

    Very interesting that Somewhere Only We Know is charting! I love the song, one of my favorites!

    Its #155 this morning on Itunes Pop

  495. roseinmaryland #DA2014 says:

    Good Morning FOD. Hope everyone is doing well. I read some of the comments and to quote David (from his official website)…..

    There was so much to do in such a short time, but I have to let the fans know how much this album means. This was definitely an album done against the odds, but done for the people who have meant so much to me, and a way to bring them on the journey I’m currently on right now to an extent. These songs have a reason behind them, and I hope that through this album you will understand better why I am out here on my mission.

    I think that says it all. I love BEGIN. This album was a labor of love for his fans. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea and that’s OK. Some just don’t get David and what he is about. We here at FOD get David and enjoy being his fans. He is a special person.
    I don’t mean to be on a soap box this morning but any negativity and David should not be in the same sentence. He definitely appreciates us. IMO enough said.

  496. kimk says:


    mokk ‏@hanorieone
    Now, @DavidArchie ’s “Works for Me” on iTunes Store page US.

  497. roseinmaryland #DA2014 says:

    I love Don’t Give Up. It is beautiful. I am going to listen to the words again.

  498. ksf says:

    Good morning! Hoping to get a special delivery from Deseret today! 🙂

    Shanny – ITA about having more balance in life. I think I was doing well for a while but have now clearly fallen off the wagon, lol. I, too, will be trying to take a step back and re-focus my energy where needed.

    tami lyn – you’re welcome! 🙂

    Have a great BEGIN. day everyone!

  499. ksf says:

    Oh! Hi sarahhazel!!! Glad you’re back. Take care. 🙂

  500. Martha says:


    David continues to demonstrate that he’s among the truest, brightest talent to come on the scene in quite a while. He seamlessly flows between pop, R&B, and now inspirational without ever breaking a sweat and has given us an excellent selection of strong and passionate vocals.

    Begin is an album that can be enjoyed and appreciated by listeners of all ages. This is good music, no this is great music. Soak every bit of it up, remember it, enjoy it and share these great songs with many.

  501. GGDoorsfan says:

    Get and keep BEGIN. in the Top 20 (or higher!) on Itunes… We can dig in deep, and keep downloading copies, using twitter, facebook, etc to spread the word about the cd… I’m amazed it’s doing so well this early… Keep it going Archuleta FANS!! I’M DOWNLOADING ANOTHER COPY, THEN IT’S OFF TO WORK… WILL CHECK BACK IN LATER THIS EVENING – HUGS TO EVERYONE!

  502. sarahhazel says:

    Good morning, folks! Amazing how BEGIN. is doing so great in iTunes….and Amazon too!!!….and a few of his older music are gaining attention again (?!)….Wow!!! This is way more than I expected!

  503. kimk says:

    GG hugs back at ya… Go Begin Go!!!!!!

  504. sarahhazel says:

    ksf–Hi! thanks! 🙂

    Jhen–glad you are OK….hope things will get better soon over there.

    GG–I will download more from iTunes & visit the stores later!
    LOL….there goes my Archufund….but who cares???!!!! 🙂

  505. nora says:

    I wonder if there is anybody from David’s team that we can check to see why we can not purchase BEGIN in any of the stores like Walmrt, Target, and others, who is responsible to get copies to these stores, JB and other artists don’t have that problem, It is really frustrating, I want a hard copy in my hands, have pre order from Deseret way back in June, can not get an answer as to the statis of my order, seems like a lot of people have heard from them.

  506. sarahhazel says:

    Seeing how this album is doing right now….think it’s pretty good for an covers album & limited promo…..proving that the Archies are still a force to be reckoned with!

    Can you imagine if there was a lot of promo and David is here making appearances for this CD?

  507. kimk says:

    ☆carrie☆ ‏@niallersurchin
    David Archuleta has the ability to make really sad songs sound good.

  508. kimk says:

    sarahhazel true fax!!

  509. A Fan says:

    I would like to donate a Itunes gift card. Can I email the gift card # to FOD so that they can gift to anyone that would like a CD? I am not very good a gifting from Itunes.
    Please let me know. My email address is listed under A Fan. Thank you!

  510. kimk says:

    nora folks asked kari but there was no answer.

  511. sarahhazel says:

    *a* covers album

  512. kimk says:


    Annie ‏@AnnieDAFG
    Just got my email-newsletter from Street Pulse and what did I see? Yes. BEGIN. on it! 😀

  513. sarahhazel says:

    huh?….where did it debut at #1?

  514. Nora, I haven’t received my CD from Deseret yet either. Ugh, I just want it in my little hands! Hoping for today…

  515. Martha says:

    Mariell Archeta ‏@MielArchie
    “@dinanskyy: Thanks for telling me I am beautiful like a rainbow :))))) @DavidArchie ‘True Colors'”

  516. cq#DA2014 says:

    Still haven’t received my cds, but been listen to BEGIN. on the repeat on my Ipod. Loving it more and more with each listen. Hoping that I get them today.

    Now after listening numerous times, I’m starting to analogize the meanings to the songs, especially after the written note from David that the songs have reason behind them and would help us understand why he went on a mission.

  517. LCT #DA2014 says:

    I’ve downloaded from ITunes but what Im having trouble finding are the physical CDs to give as gifts for birthdays, Christmas…… Can anyone tell me where to go?

  518. Grace says:

    Morning all!!
    Tks kimk, Martha for the info you posted.

    Sorry to be a downer this morning but I saw a tweet that he said he just finished downloading Begin on Youtube. I have found that ArchieBR already made half of BEGIN in full form and people download songs for free. Sorry to continue the theme discussed yesterday about illegal downloading. I know it’s bound to happen, but the album is just out and so called a fan causes illegal download and hurts David. I know ArchieBR did the same on Forevermore. Gosh!

    Pickles, you are welcome. Love to see his albums on the shelves in your picture!!!

  519. Martha says:


    I may be wrong, but I believe if BEGIN. stays high on the charts, some of the retail stores will order physical copies for their stores, especially if they have been asked for it and they don’t have it.

  520. angelbymyside says:


    David Archuleta’s new album BEGIN. is now also available as MP3 Download at Deseret Book! => http://deseretbook.com/BEGIN-David-Archuleta/i/d4888

  521. Grace says:

    Lct, your story cracked me up. lol.
    Martha, if fans ask stores, they will back order CDs. My Walmart would put my name in their order list and call me, but not sure how many copies they would bring more.

  522. A Fan says:

    Grace…Is there anyway that they can be taken down to prevent further downloading? Can someone alert David’s team?

  523. pocoelsy says:

    Hey all,

    Grace, that’s what happen when Broken first came out too and now this !!! IDK what to think, I haven’t had a chance to listen to any (full) song yet since I have issue with US Itunes and I have to wait for my cds to arrive, and yeah I think it’s just not right to post the whole song on you tube and that’s what happen I’m sure he/she’s not the only one who did that since overhere is almost impossible to get it the same time as the US and people just cant wait and once they down load it’s kinda hard for some to go out and buy the original !!! and the downloader gave the reason loud and clear on Broken vid that she won’t take em down!!!

  524. Charlotte says:

    Morning all,
    Beth, thank you for continuing to try. itunes can be such a pain sometimes. Keeping my fingers crossed that it’ll work for you later.

    REALLY glad to see that the CD is selling so well. What a treat for David even though he’s away. Can’t wait to see sales #s etc. for this debut week 🙂

  525. pocoelsy says:

    ABM, oh that’s good news hope I can buy mp3 from Deseret have to go check it out 🙂 I can’t buy mp3 from Amazon since it’s not available outside the US:( Oh and thanks to AnieDAFG too.

  526. pocoelsy says:

    A fan,

    Oh yeah now I remember, the downloader said she will only take it down if only David team told her to do so, ummm so how do we alert David team.. tweet !!

  527. kimk says:

    Disney Dreaming ‏@Disney_Dreaming
    David Archuleta Updates His Fans About His “Begin” Album


  528. kimk says:

    Gabby Santos ‏@gabbysantos13
    I miss David Archuleta. And I’m still waiting, less than 2 years to go. I HAVE TO BUY HIS NEW ALBUM, IT’S ALREADY OUT!!! #DA2014

  529. Grace says:

    A fan, pocoelsy, I don’t know how to prevent. At least I can tweet Kari, but she doesn’t usually respond to tweets. Commenters on those videos encourage ArchieBR to put the entire album on Youtube. Seriously, this album is going to be available in many countries and WOWHD is also a source for purchase for international fans.

  530. kimk says:

    Justin Is pεrfection ‏@Sumina_Horan
    David Archuleta’s album is Top 10 in U.S! Now I want it so bad ToT

  531. kimk says:

    not sure if you will stop all that.. also encourage gifting and promotion it seems to be working wonders from what I see online.
    sure makes the Archies who can’t afford it very happy indeed!!

  532. sarahhazel says:

    I think right now it looks like a “one-order-at-a-time” basis at most major retailers for artists like David who’s not under a major label….unless, like Martha said, the CD remains high on the charts for a long while….or maybe it they are besieged by many calls or requests for it?
    Can’t remember where…but I read a while ago that many retailers are limiting their supply of physical CDs because the higher demand for online orders now.

  533. grammyj says:

    There are two reasons why BEGIN. is not available in stores like his other CDs. David is no longer on a major label and stores are drastically reducing the number of CDs that they carry because people are now buying their music digitally or unfortunately, illegally downloading it.

  534. Grace says:

    Hey guys,
    ING is still hanging at #10 on Daily Top 10 MYX. Still got one hour to go.
    I saw a tweet that a Filipino fan heard Rainbow on the radio, so it’s going to be heard soon, but we still support ING until Rainbow officially comes out. With a video!! Can’t wait to see the video!

  535. pocoelsy says:

    Grace, It’s not too hard to order from oversea…I preorder from Amazon and Onedavid..the only thing is it’s so slow to get the cds and some fans just can’t wait, in fact if they did download from youtube and make sure they ‘ll buy the original ( to make up for the wrong doing) that’s fine with me but then who can be sure they’ll do that so….that’s why I said IDK cause I totally understand their excitement!!!

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

    Hello Everyone, hope you all are having a FANtastic Wednesday 😀

    Hey Charlotte! Yeah, strange. It seems so easy to gift the cd, click on gift, fill in the info, click on another button, then one more. But, at first, I couldnt get past the click on gift, waited, tried again, then got past that point, but then it said it couldnt pull up my info, to try in a few minutes, I tried 4 times, no luck. I had to go, so I will try again early evening. Sorry, thats the next chance I have to do it. I’ll figure it out 😀

    Well, gotta go, take care all, TTYL 😀

  537. Martha says:

    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    LIKES: Archie’s “gifting” to other Archie’s that cannot recieve BEGIN. by @DavidArchie DISLIKES: illegale downloads

  538. angelbymyside says:


    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour

    LIKES: Archie’s “gifting” to other Archie’s that cannot recieve BEGIN. by @DavidArchie DISLIKES: illegale downloads

  539. pocoelsy says:

    Got email from Amazon that I can expect my cd. by the end of Aug !!! wahh I don’t know I can last that long!!! now hope Onedavid will give some good news lke … the cd will be in my hand …say next week !!! if not I might have to ask for gifted from you guys as desperate measure !!!

  540. roseinmaryland #DA2014 says:

    I just got back from running errands for the office, one being WalMart, and low and behold I found 1, and yes that is 1 copy of BEGIN in JB’s slot. I looked in new releases it wasn’t there, I then looked in music and I just happened to see green behind JB’s album. There is was in all it’s glory. It is a good day. Now, this maybe good or bad. I don’t think they would have put one copy out that would have been bad, maybe they put out 10 copies and I got the last one, that would be good. I would have bought them all and then gifted them. I am going looking tonight at another WalMart.
    Love BEGIN. Love David. Take everyone. Happy Days!!

  541. sarahhazel says:

    roseinmaryland–hopefully they did sell out & will put some more copies on display soon…..but maybe if more people ask about it they will be encouraged to get more CDs.

  542. angelbymyside says:

    I know not everyone here is going to agree with my comments, but I am so against people putting up entire songs on youtube (and not just David’s music)! What’s to stop me or anyone else from going to the person’s youtube channel that Grace mentioned above and downloading David’s songs? Some fans may actually purchase the actual CD, but if you can get it for FREE why bother? And for those that can’t afford it, they can request that it be gifted. I wish they would just think about what they are doing and how it affects the artist and songwriters, before they go putting David’s entire album (or anyone else) on youtube. #rantover

  543. kimk says:

    David’s BEGIN is #3 NEW RELEASES on Itunes!!!

    just behind.. Mumford & Sons and John Mayer!! sweet!!!!!!!

  544. sarahhazel says:

    Out of stock at Overstock

  545. kimk says:

    well then.. all you Archies that can.. gift gift gift!!!!

  546. kimk says:

    sarahhazel ha that is funny!!! think Begin is a hit!! 🙂

  547. Janel aka Nellie says:

    I actually agree abms. I won’t allow the members to share them on the FB groups I admin. What’s sad is it happened so fast. The first day when we’re trying to get sells for the CD and someone posts them. YT songs can easily be downloaded onto and mp3. Which could very well be part of why the number of people who are fans and the number of TOSOD CD’s reported to be sold just don’t match up. I would urge those who can’t afford it or can’t get it because the CD isn’t available in their country to purchase, be patient. It’s hard because we all want so badly to listen to David singing any way we can. It wouldn’t be an issue if all people did was go to YT to listen, but it doesn’t stop there. Somebody here posted a program or link where you could convert an itune download into an MP3 and send it to someone?? Something like that. If it could be done as a gifting thing, and to fans in other countries, this would be good. You can avoid the expensive postage cost of sending it in the mail then hoping it doesn’t get lost, plus it’s a purchased legal download David gets the credit for.

  548. Martha says:

    kimk – from what I understand, a person can get an Itunes gift card and somehow give the number off the card to someone who wants to download but maybe doesn’t have an Itunes account? Can we do this for someone who lives out of the country so they can use on their country’s Itune website? Never have done this so I am unsure.

  549. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–woah! #3 NR is awesome!

  550. LCT #DA2014 says:

    Can one of our trend topics be about contacting a David site for gifting to reduce illegal downloading?

  551. angelbymyside says:

    If you don’t have an iTunes account, Deseret Books has the mp3 downloads available. I posted the link in my comment at 9:36am. 😀

  552. Grace says:

    Wow, how did Kari know what we’re talking about here? I haven’t tweeted Kari and she tweeted about illegal downloads. lol.
    angelbymyside, agree with you!!
    Maybe FOD can make a list of people who want to get gifting and those who can afford can gift?

  553. Sharon Mc. says:

    Good Morning …..

    I am willing to gift some CD’s on Itunes….but don’t know how to do this. I did this before ….with singles, but it did not count for sales until the person who was gifted downloaded DA. Some people I gifted never downloaded ( I know….who could not???) Can someone guide my steps to help this be the most help to David and fans who are waiting so eagerly??? I would love to help our international friends!!!

    I just really cannot handle illegal downloading!! 🙁
    Sorry …. I am so not techy!!! 🙁

  554. Dan says:

    Hi everyone. I relayed this story in chat last night but I thought I’d bring it over here as well. I’m friends with a really awesome family out in Utah and one of the kids in the family works at a Deseret Books. He was working yesterday and a group of younger teenage girls thought he was David (I guess they don’t follow David’s career too closely lol) and insisted that he sing to prove that he wasn’t. His corworkers have apparently teased him non stop about it lol.

  555. Martha says:

    Can someone answer my question from above (10:54):

    kimk – from what I understand, a person can get an Itunes gift card and somehow give the number off the card to someone who wants to download but maybe doesn’t have an Itunes account? Can we do this for someone who lives out of the country so they can use on their country’s Itune website? Never have done this so I am unsure.


  556. sarahhazel says:

    Dan–that’s cute and funny 🙂

  557. sarahhazel says:


  558. kimk says:

    Martha what I have done is get a few US $10 gift cards are dm the code. but I think what they need to have is an active US itunes account?

  559. kimk says:

    Janel wow that is great!!!!

    Dan lol that is funny!!

  560. Martha says:

    Thanks, kimk.

  561. Candy says:

    Illegal downloads are an unfortunate way of life for ever artist out there, not just David. I’m 100% against them but don’t see anyway to stop or prevent it from happening. The Beatles, Elvis, JB, Adele, Taylor Swift lead the highest number of illegal downloads. I’m guessing if their teams cant find a way to stop it, we wont be able to either.
    When a name of someone who is illegally posting on YT is brought to a site, it gives others that are out their a window to do the same…illegally download perhaps from a source they didn’t know existed.

  562. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Sharon I have heard that others want to gift too and need it gifted to them. I think there are countries doing a gifting program. Wonder if we could make all of it into one central place. Gifters and giftees. A website or FB group, or something here on FOD.

  563. frio says:

    Grace, that is so frustrating to hear.
    I saw that ArchieBR deleted the comments about this on his/her videos. There are other ways other than youtube, where you can stream audio for others without the risk of being ripped.

    Yeah it comes with the territory. Doesn’t mean there isn’t something that can be done to make it better even by a little.

  564. Sharon Mc. says:

    Candy….I agree we may not be able to stop it….but if some can gift others it may help bring DA’s numbers up on Itunes. Maybe we could have a gifting party and get fans to gift another at a certain time….on ITunes. Just an idea!

    Hi Janel….I thought there was some gifting program going on earlier….but didn’t take down all the information then. Was it on this site or AFS. Did anyone see this too?
    I just would like the gifted CD’s to count right away somehow.

  565. frio says:

    What’s frustrating is because it’s David.
    His career ain’t as big as the superstars today (doesn’t mean illegal DL’s right at all).
    Every bit counts.

  566. ray says:

    i don,t think itunes cards from the us will work in an other country.i konw xbox cards do not tried that in england

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