David Archuleta’s Message To Us, A New Day ~ A New Look, BEGIN. Climbs the Charts! My Kingdom for a CD! Poll Results, Reviews & Buzz, Ology Final Results, Trending Party Tonight! Philippines Flood Relief, Tribute Vid, Sweet Tweets, Gifting Update, Pam Pike’s Blog, Send Us Your BEGIN. Reviews, Pics, GIFs & Colllages


Happy David!

New @davidarchie avi pic

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- source apnss.org

 Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.

~ Voltaire

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David’s Message

Martha from Comments graciously provided a translation of the Spanish:

This heartfelt message from David resonated throughout the fan base and made the official release day of BEGIN. even more special!

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A New Day ~ A New Look

We awoke this morning to the beautiful music of BEGIN. – and just when we thought the day couldn’t possibly get better, it DID!  David surprised us with a new avi!  One that captures his effervescent spirit and beautiful smile.  I love photos of Happy David!

David’s  Facebook site also got a refresh and went Green with a lovely banner that evokes the introspective emotions of BEGIN.

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BEGIN. Climbs the Charts!

Thanks to everyone who has supported David by purchasing BEGIN. – steady sales have helped the album move quickly up the iTunes charts where it’s now at #7 Pop Albums and #22 Overall Albums!  Additionally, Somewhere Only We Know is #155 in Pop Songs!

Spread the word to family and friends to help BEGIN. get to #1!

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My Kingdom for a CD!

Mission accomplished to get our digital downloads, and several Archies already received their physical cds with the photo insert booklet, but many of us – and I include myself in the MANY – were still camped out by the mailbox impatiently waiting for our delivery!

As the day progressed tweets started rolling in as excited fans received their BEGIN. orders, and there was celebration in ArchuLand!

- source kimk

Then there was the old school method – hit the streets and find a physical cd at a store!  Twitter was full of stories where fans visited multiple stores in search of BEGIN.  Some were successful!

- Deseret Books, Oregon

- source Shelley

While others had no luck because stores either did not stock BEGIN. or the happier reason –  they were already sold out!  Somebody sorely underestimated the demand for this album, so Ordering Person, make sure to order 10x more than planned!  Archies are on the move and ready to buy!  I’ll share some tweets and comments from fans, so you can hear in their own words about their experiences as they went on the Great Hunt For BEGIN.

Sears didn’t carry physical cds in the stores and there were so many pre-orders that online ordering was on Back Order!

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True Confessions Time!  I love how Archies have become masters of the “Creative Merchandising” Technique – always making sure that David is front & center!

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Poll Results Are In!

We asked:  What is your favorite song from BEGIN.?  And the clear winner is Broken!  It stands to reason that David’s original song would be the favorite, and how can we resist when David plays the piano and sings along!

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Reviews & Buzz

The reviews are just starting to roll in, and so far it’s been a mixed bag.  David’s message to us was that BEGIN. is a gift to the fans so that we’ll feel his heart even while he is away.  I’m sure none of us needs a reviewer to help us understand that message.  Buzz continues which is great for promo and keeping BEGIN. top of mind for the buying public!

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Ology Winner Announced

And the final points have been tallied for the Ology Best AI Finalist Contest – and they tried to build some suspense with a virtual drum roll followed by this:

Then you had to scroll down a bit before you got to this:

- Click to see the full results page


Well Jessica’s Team earned the most points anyway – I think all 3 Finalist’s Teams still contend that their Idol Finalist is the BEST – including the Archies!  Final points after some very complex mathematical calculations (Spam comments were subtracted):

The most interesting thing I found on the Final Results page was reading the comments flying back and forth between the BlueJays (Jessica’s Team) and the Alainers (Lauren’s Team) – there were accusations of cheating and lots of name-calling – but what stood out the most was the classy reaction from Archie fans.  There were gracious congratulations extended to the BlueJays, and lots of mentions about our real reward – the gift of BEGIN. – I was really proud to be an Archie!  Both of the other teams acknowledged that the Archies worked hard and thanked us for being classy.  We did David proud!

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Trending Party Tonight!

DA Argentina is hosting another Trending Party tonight at 9:00pm EDT (7:00pm Utah Time)  Trend Topic: The Magic Of Begin Continues

For those of you who love trending parties – GO FOR IT!

And Go-Getters made the WWTT again yesterday!

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Philippines Flood Relief

– click for more details on Archuleta Philippines


– click to go to Interaksyon for details

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Fan BEGIN. Tribute Vid

#DA2014 BEGIN. Tribute (credit JonasArchie BTR)

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Sweet Tweets!

More Tweet support for David & BEGIN.

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BEGIN. Gifting Update

We’ve had a great response from both fans requesting to be gifted BEGIN. and fans who are willing to donate both iTunes downloads and physical cds.  We’ll be matching up requests with donors on a first requested, first fulfilled basis until all donations are disbursed, and contacting everyone via email.

If you are interested in either receiving a copy of BEGIN. or donating one, you can send us an email at fodfrontpage@gmail.com

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Pam Pike Reviews BEGIN.

Pam shares her review of the album with us – please leave her a comment.  Also we are interested in hearing your take on the album, what you think of each song or the collection as a whole.  Which songs resonate with you the most?  How did you spend your first day listening to the songs?  Did you listen all at once?  Or savor them slowly listening to only one or two songs a day?  There are as many ways to appreciate BEGIN. as there are emotions in these songs – let us know how they move you.

- click to read and leave a comment

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Pics, GIFs & Collages

- photoedit artwork by Nikki

- photo edit by hannedenmark

- click to activate ohnopurple's GIF

- photoedit by Shelby

- photoedit by canadianarchie

- collage credit to Shelley

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Have a great Wednesday everyone!  Hope everyone receives their cds soon! Drop us a line and tell us how BEGIN. moves you.

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406 Responses to David Archuleta’s Message To Us, A New Day ~ A New Look, BEGIN. Climbs the Charts! My Kingdom for a CD! Poll Results, Reviews & Buzz, Ology Final Results, Trending Party Tonight! Philippines Flood Relief, Tribute Vid, Sweet Tweets, Gifting Update, Pam Pike’s Blog, Send Us Your BEGIN. Reviews, Pics, GIFs & Colllages

  1. sarahhazel says:

    Happy 133rd Day!!! Thanks for the fantabulous post, Kalei!!!
    Let’s keep the celebration going for that magnificent album, BEGIN.!!!
    The more I listen to it….the more I feel David’s heart!
    Love the happy new Twitter avi!….and the buzz keeps coming!….free promo!
    BEGIN. is charting very well on Itunes & other places, Woooot!!!
    Sweet tribute by JonasArchie♥♥♥

  2. cq#DA2014 says:

    Thank you Kalei for the awesome Wednesday post.
    Janel, loving those numbers!
    Candy, I totally agree with you about the comment regarding illegal downloads from the previous thread. It’s just the way it is in today’s world. Hoping someday David will be successfull, such as some of the big names you mentioned, so that illegal downloads won’t hurt him as much.
    Ok, back to listening to that heavenly cd, lol.

  3. sarahhazel says:

    Thanks for posting the donation info for the Philippine flooding, Kalei.

  4. kimk says:


    Kalei thank you!! GAH is all I have to say about your post and all the David STUFF!!
    I especially love the packaging/design/pics/liner notes all included in the cd!

    my advice get TWO COPIES of BEGIN!
    one to trash and one to stash!!!! 😀

    just got to read what David wrote on the cd.. so grown up, wise and perfect!!

  5. sarahhazel says:

    I love the comments by Rob from Aug. 7!…Fanboys FTW!!!

  6. Martha says:

    Thanks Kalei for the great post! BEGIN. is really going strong!! Keep it Up! Wish David were here to share all the fun! I know his heart is with us!

    sarahhazel – love seeing your “happy face” avi!!

  7. angelbymyside says:

    KALEI ~ Fabulous post today!

    Eeeeeeeep!!!! What are those pictures of David? Are they from the CD? I don’t have my physical CD yet…was trying to hold off on looking at any pics! Oh well…..THEY ARE GORGEOUS….I mean HE IS GORGEOUS!!! WOW!!!! ♥

  8. angelbymyside says:

    OHMYGOSH……those pics!!!!!!!!!!!! *DEAD*

  9. angelbymyside says:


  10. Kalei says:

    ABMS – I don’t know where those pics are from since I don’t have my physical cd either! They could be photo edits of the pics from the cd insert – sorry if they’re spoilers!

    It’s great to see BEGIN. doing so well on the iTunes charts! Thanks to everyone for supporting this album!

  11. sarahhazel says:

    So nice to see other fans appreciating Archies in the Ology contest….great that our fan base setting a good example for others!

  12. angelbymyside says:

    Kalei ~ They must be inserts from the CD. That’s ok though…..WOW THEY ARE GORGEOUS!! I need that little green CD in my hands…..SOON!

  13. kimk says:

    angel those are in the cd.. best cd design yet by me!!! OUTSTANDING!!
    ha why I said get a few!! 🙂

  14. kimk says:

    Sarahhazel thanks.. my store says Aug 15.

  15. sarahhazel says:

    Don’t forget to comment on the CD on the site where you bought it. The more, the better, esp. for non-fan prospective buyers!

  16. collegemom says:

    Nice to hear the comments from other Ology fans re: David. As far as I am concerned – they might buy his cd too! Mutual support & spread the love! Now if only I was at home and not in the mountains with only a landline connection so that I could buy &download from Itunes here but landline is waaaaaay too slow – need to do my part to keep him moving up the charts but that will not happen for me until next week! Well, at least my cd’s should be at my door when I get home.

  17. sarahhazel says:

    I expect my physical CD to arrive tomorrow. Can’t wait!!!

  18. Martha says:

    Ana Guillen Feleo ‏@anagfeleo
    i still can’t begin. to listen to your album @DavidArchie 🙁 it’s not on itunes (PH) yet 🙁

  19. Grace says:

    Kalei, you are on a roll!! Thanks for the mega post.
    If I remember correctly, weekly album sales reports would be based on shipment of albums, not on actual number of albums sold? Anyway, I can’t believe some stores have only one copy and it wouldn’t add up much to the album sales report.

    I liked Bob’s comment too.
    I have a confession to make. I tweeted David Cook about BEGIN. hehe.

  20. Mb says:

    Been loving all of the posts and comments had to read through them all last night I did not shut my eyes till late,super tired today.Went to Barnes and Noble and bought me a copy of Begin couldn’t wait anymore,but now I have just been staring at it through the see through plastic bag,I can’t bare to open it until I get my other copies.Was so excited to see that David sent us that message yesterday,it was a “Dream come true” to finally hear from him again.I cannot wait to open my cd and blast it on my car radio,hurry up Deseret Books!!!

  21. Martha says:

    Grace – thanks. I would like to see David’s AI or celebrity friends tweet about his CD like he would do.

  22. angelbymyside says:

    Can you imagine that little boy who didn’t like to see pictures of himself and tore them up, is now posing like this?? Can he get anymore handsome looking??? 😀

  23. Ali says:

    Thanks for the new post, Kalei!! Lookin’ gorgeous up in here! lol

    Just got done reading through the last thread and wanted to offer a few thoughts on songs being on Youtube. I’m probably gonna get way shouted down on this but I understand that :p

    Ripping of mp3s from YT is easily and widely done, yes. I think that sucks but I also think the ship has sailed on that. You have to realize that YT also serves as a promotional format. I can’t think of the last time I wanted to check out a song and wasn’t able to find it on YT. As a matter of fact, if I went to YT to listen to a song and found it was not there…idk I guess I would feel like the song wasn’t popular enough for someone to take the time to put it up. I know there are snippets you can put up but what casual listener wants to hear just a snippet? The radio doesn’t play snippets, they play full songs.

    I don’t have some great solution here to the industry-wide problem of illegal downloading but if you imagine a world where there’s not a single full song by David Archuleta on YT, you imagine a world where people have much less of a chance of discovering him or making the final decision to buy an album. YT is hugely popular and millions of people access it every day. Not all of them are downloading illegally. Lots of people share YT videos on twitter, FB, tumblr, etc to say, “hey check out this awesome new song!” and then maybe that person starts to listen to more and more. At a certain point its even not just about album sales, its about building a fanbase.

    I’m not trying to say its great that full songs are up on YT, its more of a double-edged sword. There are bad parts like illegal downloding and then there are good parts like discoverability. Really I’m just trying to say its not ALL bad. But I’m sure I’ll hear from people who disagree with that 😉

  24. sarahhazel says:

    I meant my CDs….got 3 from WM!…the rest will come later from Amazon & Sears (ordered from them kinda late)….

  25. frio says:

    I hear ya, Ali. Grateful for the promotion and exposure yt gives. If only it worked one way like that haha

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

    Hello Everyone! Checking in for a second, loving the numbers on Itunes. Is David still on the front page on Itunes? I think its helping immensly, reminding people of the man with the glorious, heartfelt voice 😀

    kimk, I agree, I love how the cd was packaged, very well done 😀

  27. Ali says:

    frio – yes!!! man, if we had something like YT that also had the technology built in to block any ripping of mp3s it would be perfect. there are some sites that are much more difficult to pull audio from but they’re much less popular so you lose alot of that promotional aspect you get with YT. i will say though that the ripping technology follows the popular sites — the more popular the site, the more likely it is someone will have created a way to download from it.

    sarahhazel – congrats on getting your CDs!! still waiting on mine, sigh, but i’ll just play my itunes over and over til it comes in lol

  28. Martha says:

    The Arsenal Matyr. ‏@The_Matyr
    Every n***a has his soft moments, me? I listen to Crush, David Archuleta every night before i sleep. #honestyhour

    Sorry, I had to censor

  29. angelbymyside says:

    The music industry needs to come up with a solution to illegal downloading. It is hurting the artists, musicians, songwriters. I don’t know what the solution is. I was reading an article today in which it said…and I am quoting here (NOT MY WORDS) “young kids get their music for FREE on youtube so why should they pay for it?” It’s too bad that this is the mindset that the artists and musicians are up against!

  30. Ali says:

    Martha – rotfl! #honestyhour indeed lol

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

    Well, gotta go, will check in later, take care all 😀

  32. Kalei, thank you for the awesome post. I just love it. I’m
    so glad that BEGIN is doing so good on itunes. So happy for David because of the hard work he put into it., in such a short time. Hope it keeps climbing and stays there for a little while at least.I ordered 6 physical Cds, i have received 2. As soon as i has all of them in my hand, i will be glad to gift 3 of them.

  33. Martha says:

    When I hear about an artist I am not familiar with, I go to Youtube. Then if I like them, I go somewhere where I can hear previews or “snippets”. Eventually I might buy. Of course, a kid with no money, would listen on Youtube or other sites to download.

  34. kimk says:

    angel ha have a feeling 23 might kill us!!

  35. kimk says:

    Martha rofl!

  36. angelbymyside says:

    kimk ~ Can you just imagine what he will look like when he gets back? 😯

  37. angelbymyside says:

    I had better get some work done….I was too distracted by those CD pics!! 😉

  38. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Afternoon All.. Kalei Thank you for all the delicious pictures of David and your great post. So happy to see BEGIN is doing so well. Hope we made David as happy as he made us. This has been an awesome week. BEGIN is quite an accomplishment. David and Kari did an excellent job. I love the musical accompaniment on the album,too. The musicians sounded great. Tremendous album. It sounds like David is giving a live concert in Kim’s Livingroom. 😀

  39. kimk says:

    angel not really but maybe that is a good thing!!

  40. breanne says:

    LOVE that pic at the top of today’s post by Kalei!! I’m very glad that all of us David fans have remained classy about Jessica winning the ology contest!! People can be so childish sometimes over these things & after all it’s just a contest!!

    Be sure to vote for Broken on @WISE_RADIO’s Music Challenge through 8/10. You can vote as many times as you want to. If the page is white with a banner going across the top, download FireFox or Google Chrome & then type in this link: http://tinyurl.com/6vbrql7

    Vote for ING on Chart Central. Currently #4:

  41. I just cleaned out my refrigerator and it use to be such a chore. But cleaning it and listening to BEGIN, it wasn’t bad at all. I have been playing begin since i woke up this morning. I just can’t stop listening to it.
    I pray that BEGIN will stay on top 10 until Kari talks to David again and lets him know how well it is doing and that its our way of saying Thank you David for all you do for us.

  42. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Linda from Cali.. I am hoping the album #’s are pleasing David and Kari. Haven’t heard from Kurt Bestor yet. Curious about his reaction. Don’t work too hard. I’m going to my refrigerator right now. It’s lunch time. 😀

  43. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    sarahhazel Those numbers are fantastic considering there wasn’t much promo or David doing interviews. Hooray Thanks for the info!! 😀

  44. Grace says:

    Annie ‏@AnnieDAFG

    Internationals w/ creditcard can also buy BEGIN. as mp3 download at DB. Set up account, activate creditcard & purchase.

    Here we go, international fans!

  45. Grace says:

    TheVoiceDA ‏@TheVoiceDA

    10 itune gift cards donated to us to gift for BEGIN. by David Archuleta. Will give to 1st 10 emails! (thevoiceda@gmail.com)


  46. Anita says:

    OH MY! The pic of David in a white shirt with his hands folded….I have died and gone to Heaven! WOW!!! Those photos of David from BEGIN. are some of the best I’ve ever seen of him! Kudos to that photographer! The silhouette of David outdoors is stunning! David’s new AVI pic is fantabulous! Thanks Kalei for the awesome post!

  47. SGJ, Your Right! We haven’t heard from Kurt Bestor yet, to get his feed on all this. Maybe he doesn’t like to comment until he sees how long it will last?

  48. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Anita.. You said it!! 😀

  49. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Linda from Cali.. Hope he’s jumping up and down with joy. BEGIN is sensational!!

  50. sarahhazel says:

    supergrand–aren’t the numbers grand?!!!…hope it continues to climb and stay there for a while! 🙂

  51. Anita those pics are yummy, all of them.

  52. sarahhazel says:

    Anita–loving the more mature-looking, uberly handsome David on those pics! Is it 2014 yet???!!!

  53. Martha says:

    Emily Kester ‏@em_kester
    You better believe I just bought a song from David Archuleta’s new album

  54. sarahhazel says:

    supergrand–jumping a la ZG and doing the dougie too…haha!

  55. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–wonder if she bought Broken?…..hopefully she’ll buy the whole album later!

  56. Martha says:

    Boeing C. Laugan ‏@BoeingCLaugan1
    @melissaaVeraa Dont worry my family and friends will help you trend on August 10 @7:00pm Utah time. WE FEEL YOUR HEART DAVID ARCHULETA.

  57. Sarahhazel was that Kurts wife that just bought a dong.

  58. sarahhazel says:

    Linda–don’t think so….last name’s Kester, not Bestor.

  59. OH! Dumb me! I know That!!!!

  60. Anita says:

    Judie, Linda&Sarah,

    I’m glad you all agree! Who wouldn’t for that matter? David gets more and more handsome as the years go by. He’s left behind that cute, teenager look!

  61. Martha says:

    The Kids’ Chapter ‏@TheKidsChapter
    Take part in our fundraising challenge! Win a free copy of David Archuleta’s new album BEGIN. http://www.thekidschapter.org/2012/07/let-fundraising-contest-begin.html?spref=tw

  62. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Linda from Cali.. Are you trending tonight? I will, hope my connection holds up.

  63. sarahhazel says:

    David’s lower registers on the BEGIN. songs are to die for…..they’re as spectacular as the high notes he belts out…..I’m in another realm when I listen to that VOICE….

  64. Martha says:

    Discount Sorcerer ‏@discountsorcer
    Cheap! BEGIN By David Archuleta, reduced by 33% at http://Amazon.com: http://bit.ly/4rrLwt

  65. Still NO hard copy of BEGIN. for me! Still LOVING EVERY SONG…but Everybody Hurts really gets me everytime I listen! Such an AMAZING album!

    Hope you all ENJOY YOUR DAY and BEGIN.! We sure have alot to thank David and Kari for….MUSIC and DAVID NEWS! Off to work ….till later!

  66. Yes , i plan too. Hummmm! God willing.

  67. SGJ that message was to ans your question on trending

  68. Martha says:

    Deals for Musicians ‏@MusiciansDeals
    Top Release: Begin. – David Archuleta http://dlvr.it/1z6KY0 #Pop

  69. Martha says:

    Michelle ‏@mich_05_uk
    wow again i wasn’t really expecting to like ‘Pride’ @DavidArchie but it’s really good 😀

  70. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Any of David’s friends, like Cook, Jordin or Demi tweet about David’s new album? Is Cook still in the Philippines? Wonder how he did.

  71. SGJ. I think Cook is back. I haven’t seen any tweets from any of them. Not even Brooke and Sahysha. They are pretty good friends. We can tweet them and ask them, but i think they should do it because of friendship.

  72. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Linda from Cali.. Okey Dokey! Me too God willing. 😀

  73. Martha says:

    Brooke tweeted about Justin Biebers CD when it came out. Go figure that one.

  74. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Linda.. Guess they are busy. I guess we are used to generous David plugging others and hardly saying anything about his goings on. Of course he can’t promote them now because he’s away. That’s even more reason for them to say something. Wonder if Eula and Jasmine are excited about the album??

  75. Martha YEP! Go fiqure. David has always been so good about promoting them in whatever they are doing. But you know, this wouldn’t bother David because we know how he is, he never expects anything in return.

  76. kimk says:

    does it surprise me no..

  77. fan of BEGIN. says:

    Ali I agree what you said about youtube above. Plus fans that want David’s music will buy it regardless if it is on youtube or not. The ones that never intended on buying will not buy so it really doesn’t matter. I just want David’s music to be heard and hopefully some radio music directors and dj’s will hear it and say hey this is some good stuff lets play it. 🙂 I really hope they would play “Broken” or “DGU” on radio. It’s that good!

    But yeah I wish youtube would have a way to block illegal downloading but right now they don’t. 🙁 Well any exposure is good exposure I guess. I’m old school, I like cd’s that I can have in the palm of my hand. lols. 🙂 Still happy as heck on how well the cd is doing on itunes! Go David GO!!!!!!!!!

  78. Martha says:

    Carl Danielsen ‏@carljdanielsen
    David Archuleta’s new album BEGIN. fantastic! His voice has matured. Lotsa new colors n that chile sings from de heart!

  79. kimk says:

    that being said.. David’s fans have rallied and embraced pretty much all concerning him lately and I think that is fantastic!
    as a matter of fact I may be a little shocked by it even though I shouldn’t be by now.
    I LOVE all the Archies.. honestly WE ROCK!!!!

  80. SGJ maybe we should tweet them and ask them. I mean Jasmine and Eula. I’m sure they are.

  81. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Martha.. No kidding! Hmmmm Out of sight out of mind. Guess they figure David wouldn’t see it anyways wise.

  82. fan of BEGIN. says:

    Yeah David was always promoting other people’s music and now when it’s time for his stuff to be release, people don’t remember. OH well, they probably forgot or didn’t know? Who knows? Well we will have to get BEGIN. to number #1 on itunes so maybe they will take notice. hahha It’s all good we can’t expect things from people they have to do it on their own. 🙂 I think his fans and Kari and David’s team is doing an exceptional job promoting the best that they can. It brings tears of joy to my eyes when I think about all the fans that still care and support David. Thank you guys for being so incredible.

  83. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    kimk… 😀

  84. cq#DA2014 says:

    I’m wondering really do anyone of these other AIs/stars care. Really as a group most tweet to help their own careers, with the exception of our man. It such a rough business and a lot of these people are struggling, so the last thing that want to do is be a nice guy for niceness sake.

  85. kimk says:

    no one ‏@oshuaj
    February 2013: @MittRomney lovingly hangs @DavidArchie posters all over the Oval Office, humming and singing and dancing and crying

    lol what?

  86. Kimk What was that all about? I mean Romney and poster>

  87. kimk says:

    Linda my guess it is supposed to be quite snarky? cracked me up. oh boy but I do wish M Romney will make it to office.
    if only when David comes home he may get to go to the White House and sing again?
    ha I know I am bad.
    but I have always liked him.. back in NH he was gov of Mass and thought he did a great job.
    hubs keeps asking me why I like mormon guys so much.. ha he hasn’t seen me be bonkers over Derek Hough yet either. well they are cute and nice! duh!

  88. KimK Lol! Thas so funny. I’m catholic and i’m Bonkers over a young Mormon singer, with a big,big, big, heart.

  89. nora says:

    Still no word from Deseret on my CD, sent inquiry yesterday as to statis, but no answer as of yet, but guess what? Went to a Walmart store in Lowell, MA didn’t see any, so asked the clerk,said some just came in, there were only 2, so I bought both of them!!!!!!Meanwhile my daughter was in a Walmart in No. Reading, MA, called me on my cell said there were 2 there, so she bought both of them. I was so happy that I almost kissed the clerk, I haven’t opened the cd yet. I just couldn’t believe my luck!!!Happy Days. Just Love David and BEGIN.

  90. kimk says:

    nora sarahhazel posted a link to check Begin at Walmart online and they tell you when it will be available in the store.
    my store in NC will have it Aug 15.
    think it was at 11:34?

  91. sarahhazel says:

    nora–LOL…good thing you didn’t freak her out…haha!….but so sweet of your daughter to buy the 2 CDs elsewhere!

  92. Good for you Nora. I have 2 cds waiting for 4 more to come in.

  93. fan of BEGIN. says:

    Lols Kimk! I’m as liberal as you can get and I adore David. haha He is just special. 🙂
    I wonder if D’s team will tell the youtuber to take down the full songs or at least edit it down some so it’s not the full song. Oh well, it happens to every artist, we can’t do anything about it. 🙁 Boo!

    I love this album so much! It’s definitely my favorite album from David. The sad thing is we won’t be able to hear him perform any of these songs till 2014. 🙁 Unless there are some hidden videos/music videos of a song or two from this album. LOLs…. j/k We are very lucky to have gotten so much from David. He didn’t have to do all this, most artist just leave and go on hiatus to regroup or whatever and come back 2 or 3 years later or more and make a new album. He is really exceptional!!!!!!!!

  94. Grace says:

    Hey guys,
    While we are discussing whether we should tweet David’s celebrity friends about Begin, some fans have already done it. lol. A little bit of polite and gentle push wouldn’t do harm. Besides, there is no guarantee they would see our tweets since they have so many followers who send out their tweets to them. Probably my tweet to Cook was buried somewhere in the flood of his fan tweets. No promoting David’s album could mean they haven’t seen the tweets, so no hate. lol.

    kimk, that tweet on Mitt Romney is hilarious!

  95. tami lyn says:

    funny tweets shared here today and linda- LOL!

  96. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    fan of BEGIN .. You are exactly right and I agree we fans have done a super duper job to get BEGIN known. We are the champions of fans. 😀

  97. kimk says:

    fans of Begin have been bugging kari a tad about videos taken while recording the songs? will take anything!!!

    nora oh I see you got them!! GREAT!!

  98. fan of BEGIN. I can’t believe all that David has done for his fans. I don’t think those who are not fans will ever know how much this young man means to us. This is why we will wait for him, because he is worth waiting for.

  99. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–Here is the “site to store” info….you have to order it online first….

  100. fan of BEGIN. says:

    Your right Grace. No hate here, it’s all good. I’m just happy to see all the support from David’s diehard fans and the success of the album so far. You can’t beat the price of the cd’s too. It’s a bargain, $10.00 well spent and worth every penny. 🙂 I hope a quarter of his twitter fans will buy this album. How great would that be?

  101. Grace says:

    Nora, happy for you!!
    I just received CDs from Sears and Walmart by mail today. I think getting rid of a plastic case is such a good idea. lol.

    Sadies Hurd ‏@SadiesHurd
    @DavidArchie I don’t have money right now to buy Begin. But I want to thank you for going on a mission, and spreading the gospel. XOXOXO.

    Isn’t it sad? Some fans can’t afford. 🙁

  102. fan of BEGIN. says:

    Yes Linda he is worth waiting for. My family and friends thinks I’m nuts because I talk about him so much. 🙂

  103. Ali says:

    Since we were talking about YT today, so funny that someone would have posted this over at MJ’s about what sites people stream music from the most. YT is in the lead by a mile. Their estimate is that music videos on YT (not sure if this is just official music videos or also includes songs uploaded) are viewed 703 BILLION times per year. Next closest site is Pandora, at 168 billion songs per year. Kind of interesting info:

  104. Grace says:

    fans of BEGIN. We just do our best to promote him. David’s banner and pics are still iTunes pop page and I think that’s why some people know about the album, which is good.

  105. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    I was crazy for a young David Archuleta on Star Search long before I knew his religion. All I knew was that this young man was an amazing singer and had a lot of compassion. Competition wasn’t were he was about. He just loved to sing and he did a heck of a job at the time. He was just as humble as he is now. I loved him then and I love him now.

  106. kimk says:

    Andrew Gonzales ♕ ‏@TheAndrewEric
    Shopping on iTunes. David Archuleta needs to fire whoever misspelled ‘bridge’.


  107. Ali says:

    Is there any unofficial official gifting campaign going on? It might be nice if there was one central place for fans who need the CD and fans who want to give the CD to get together. I know I have gifted several to fans who I saw mention it on twitter but I wish there was a more organized way to bring together the needers and the givers

  108. kimk says:

    Ali I think if someone posts they need it.. folks help out?
    but have seen sites gifting too!

  109. nora says:

    Have to go get my dinner ready BBL.

    Kalei great post today. I have to agree Archies are the best fans out there, but David is worth everything we do for him, we can feel his heart, hope he can know he is in our hearts. I’m going to send him a post card and thank him and tell him we will be here in 2014!!!

  110. ksf says:

    When it comes to promoting him, I don’t think it’s that David’s friends don’t care….And who knows? They may still tweet about the album…it was just released yesterday!! If not then, oh well, but I highly doubt they are doing anything out of spite or because they don’t care for David. Jmo.

  111. Ali, I agree with you. As soon as i receive the rest of my cd’s i will have 3 to gift. I would love to know where to send.

  112. kimk says:

    ksf just think out of sight out of mind also think if might be beneficial to their career (beav) they will do it.

  113. cq#DA2014 says:

    supergrandjudie, wow a fan sense Star Search, that’s great. I know if I had seen that show I probably would of been hooked too, lol.
    It really is a shame that his religion is such a part of his career right now, but I do understand because of what he is doing, hoping that when he comes back and continues with his career that his religion will be part of his private life, not his public life.

  114. ksf says:

    kimk – no one is perfect but if David considers them friends it is for a reason…I think he’s pretty smart and is a good judge of character. As was said before David does what he does not expecting anything in return and who knows the kindness they may have shown him that we know nothing about. Not everyone besides David is self-seeking, even in the entertainment biz. Just think we should cut them some slack…no one is perfect, not even David. And again, it just came out yesterday, lol.

  115. Happy Wednesday, Everyone 🙂

    Thanks Kalei for the wonderful post…a true representation of the love, respect, admiration for a mega talented and inspirational artist who brought us Begin., A MUSICAL GIFT OF LOVE! I know Kari is telling David how thrilled we are with this CD. I’m so excited the way the CD is being received and charting!!!!

    I never miss reading any of the comments here. HAHA, actually they invigorate me to not drop the ball when it comes to David. After ordering Begin. on the phone Monday when THE 2 COPIES they had sold in a matter of minutes, I get an e-mail saying that the order didn’t go through and IF I’D LIKE (REALLY???) I could reorder it today. Well, my 1st ques was why are there only 2 copies in stock when others are well stocked??? He said that it depends on how well they sell. That’s when I sang David’s and Begin.’s praises!!! He did agree on it’s popularity cuz he said some people came in asking for it AND I SAID…YOU MADE MY DAY !!!!!
    Let’s see how long it’ll be before I can finally hold that gem in my hand. Don’t get me wrong I’m thrilled with my itunes download but I’m a touchy feely person 🙂 AND OOOOOOOOH THE PIX LOL

  116. ksf says:

    nora – congrats on your CDs 🙂

  117. Martha says:

    TKS ‏@Esize
    I love the powerful cover of U2’s Pride (In The Name of Love) that David Archuleta does in his new CD BEGIN. The ending is !!!!! @u2com

  118. kimk says:

    ksf lol he may not expect anything but I do. honest as I can be. especially where David is concerned.

  119. olemr2001 says:

    Victory! My CD’s from Sears came in this afternoon’s mail. iTunes is okay, but I prefer these physical CD’s. For that matter, I’d love to have a David Archuleta 33 1/3 LP to play on my turntable! That’ll be the day, haha!

  120. sarahhazel says:

    idamae–great job in singing the praises of BEGIN. to the store….haha!…hopefully they’ll wake up and get more CDs for people to see & buy!

  121. sarahhazel says:

    OMJOMJOMJ….finally got my first 3 CDs in the mail!!!!!….should I open one now??? LOL

  122. ksf says:

    kimk – I understand. Still…I’m going to hold off on thinking that David’s friends are a bunch of good-for-nothins and skalawags at this point. LOL 😛 😯

  123. ksf says:

    Linda – 🙂

  124. Sarahhazel, Happy days are here again. Congratulations.

  125. angelbymyside says:


    10 itune gift cards donated to us to gift for BEGIN. by David Archuleta. Will give to 1st 10 emails! (thevoiceda@gmail.com) << 4 LEFT!!!

  126. Martha says:

    Dannon Loveland ‏@DannonL
    I’m not a huge @DavidArchie fan, but I like this song and it features @LibbieLinton, which is awesome! http://j.mp/Mzqp4s #dontgiveup

  127. kimk says:

    ksf. ha ok. get back to ya next week. 😉

    sarahhazel OPEN!!!!!

  128. Martha says:

    Sorry, that is the whole song posted on Youtube, oops

  129. kimk says:

    winning fans one by one. check!!

  130. kimk says:

    Martha it is. maybe he will buy BEGIN!!!!!

  131. sarahhazel says:

    Linda–thanks!….happiness is all over Archuland right now!

  132. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–I will, soon….I’ll just stare at the cover for now until my eyes hurt…haha!

  133. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–looking at the glass half full & hoping he will be Archutized and buy the whole CD!

  134. Martha says:

    “I’ll gladly see you a week from Tuesday”

  135. ksf says:

    kimk – lol

    sarahhazel – go for it!

  136. Martha says:

    Don’t ask me what that means

  137. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–why not???

  138. sarahhazel says:

    ksf–I really want to….but my hubby’s here and I’m afraid I’ll spazz and squee like a crazy fangirl….he’ll think I’ve gone bonkers!
    (Besides, I have to make dinner….hehe….BBL) 🙂

  139. Martha says:

    Meggy ‏@MontanaSweetie
    I just found out my Dad’s Cousin’s Son is Cousins with David Archuleta

  140. Martha says:

    Don’t know if this has been posted before:

    ***A GOOD REVIEW***


  141. Do the charts seem to have slowed down a little or is it just me?

  142. cq#DA2014 says:

    Martha, thank you for bringing over that good review. It’s nice to know that there are good ones out there too.

  143. pocoelsy says:

    Hi all,

    Thanks Kalei for the great new thread full of goodies 🙂

    Warm my heart to see my fellow Archies are very generous with all the gifting and super happy for you all that most of you got your copies :), this illigal download thing is really break my heart not just only for David but most artists but yeah that’s how it is the only thing is that you have to know what’s right and wrong and controll youself!!! I was scold by the downloader when I nicely ask them to take down the vid haha and my comment was deleted instead.

    BEGIN. is doing exceptionly well on the charts and all those nice tweets you all posted here are just the proof that people still interseted in him, proud to be his fan.

  144. angelbymyside says:

    Oh that is a Matt Clayton photo btw! WOO HOO!

  145. Hi Pocoelsy, how are you today. Begin is doing pretty good on the charts. Hope it stays that way so that kari can share the good news with David when she talks to him next week.

  146. fan says:

    I was watching the olympics, dosed off for a second, then I heard David and woke right up. There was a commercial of him on my TV. Yea !!!

  147. angelbymyside says:

    Does Matt Clayton know how to take FABULOUS photos of David or what???

  148. angelbymyside says:

    fan ~ WHAT commercial??? WHERE?? lol….details please!!

  149. WOW! Matt Clayton always takes great photos of David. I’ve never seen one i didn’t like.

  150. fan says:

    It was between the Olympics and some local news. I live in Utah, they played a few clips of his songs and some footage from his vids he made. He invited us to check out his new album Begin. Loved it!!

  151. sarahhazel says:

    TV commercial???….need deets please!

  152. sarahhazel says:

    Waah!….wanna see that commercial! 🙁

  153. pocoelsy says:


    In the last thread you post about Deseret has mp3 download, I went there and tried to sign up …but I couldn’t !!! there’s a box that ask your address so I put in my country (which is on their list) and then the state now I stuck there since I’m not from the US so I couldn’t even sign up sighhhh does anyone (international fans) has that problem and how to correct it?

  154. sarahhazel says:

    Still #5 on iTunes pop chart!

  155. sarahhazel says:

    still #17 on iTunes top albums!

  156. pocoelsy says:

    Hi Linda, I’m ok thank you but could be much better when I get my cds in my hand hehe it’s kinda hard comming here..lol see you all excited about it but yeah I’m not the only one, there’re many out there still waiting for the cd to arrive so it all good 🙂

    Fan, wow I would flip if I see the commercial on my TV 🙂

  157. Sarahhazel Thats great, wish we could push it up a little more for David, but its doing pretty good.

  158. angelbymyside says:

    pocoelsy ~ Can you email them and tell them you are having difficulty purchasing the mp3?

  159. angelbymyside says:

    fan ~ Sounds like that tv commercial is only in Utah! Dang!!!

  160. Pocoelsy, where are you from?

  161. sarahhazel says:

    abms–maybe some quick-thinking Archie taped it…LOL

  162. sarahhazel says:

    Linda–top 3 would be super awesome but I’d just be happy if it remains in the top 10 for a while!

  163. kimk says:




    Hanne ♥ ツ ‏@HanneDenmark
    @DavidArchie – BOOKLET collage – love these pictures!! Remember to view FULL size ♥ ツ

  164. kimk says:

    fan OMH!!! a commercial.. would LOVE to see it!! thanks!

  165. kimk says:



    sandritangel #DA2014 ‏@sandritangel
    New David Archuleta picture Credit to Matt Clayton Source: David Archuleta Official site

  166. pocoelsy says:

    Angel, oh yes you’re right, I’ll email them may be they can help, thank haven’t thought of that 🙂

    Linda, I’m from Thailand but live in Malaysia, heard they said BEGIN will be available in Thailand and Malaysia in mid or end of Aug, so we’re all just sit tight for a little bit longer 🙂

    Hope there’s a way, we international fans can help with all the charting…there’re a lot of us out there !!!

  167. angelbymyside says:

    Well my BEGIN. cd shipped from Deseret Book in Salt Lake and has arrived in Maryland as of this morning. Hoping the post office delivers it to me in PA tomorrow! *crossing fingers*

  168. Pickles says:

    Oh man why is he so good looking????like he is naturally beautiful and without trying

  169. Carriezze says:

    Hi guys! So… in my household we usually have music playing with my daughter in control of the selection. Guess what album she played all day? YES! Thought I’d only be getting my fix at night with headphones lol

  170. pocoelsy says:

    The pic from Kimk, man…that face the smile, he’s not real <3

  171. sarahhazel says:

    Still at : #1 at Deseret bestsellers
    #22 Walmart top 100 albums
    #1 Amazon A/C, #2 Pop Vocal

  172. sarahhazel says:

    Carriezze–you have an awesome daughter there!

  173. Pickles says:

    I want to listen to Begin in those big earphones that have a better sound any recommendations?

  174. Pickles says:

    I notice that David wrote in Spanish with accent marks!!! Good job David ! Spanish is my first language and I still don’t know where to put most of the time

  175. Pickles, me either. I never spoke english to either of my parents, so english was not used in my home except with my brothers. But i never really mastered it.

  176. Carriezze says:

    pickles – I don’t have the physical CD’s yet – can’t wait! One is supposed to be a gift for my mom and the other a bday gift for my sister-in-law (who voted for Cook and thinks I’m an ODDity). …. I’ll be opening one of them so I can see the pics and read the notes etc. I’m sure they’ll forgive me! lol

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

    Hello Everyone!

    Can someone help me? I’m trying to gift the cd to Charlotte from Itunes, am I doing something wrong? I know, me 🙄

    1. I clicked on Begin on the front page(I tried once from the Pop front page too)
    2. clicked on gift item
    3. Entered her name, her Itunes email, a small note
    4. It took the info, looked like an order, then I clicked on continue, got the following message:
    5. Your account is temporarily unavailable. the store is unable to pull to access your account information, you can continue to browse the store, try again in a few minutes. I tried 4 times this morning, had to leave, trying again now, same thing. Anyone have any advise?

  178. Carriezze– You have a daughter with an ear for good music.

  179. Carriezze says:

    sarah – she loves strong vocalists 🙂 and as you all know, David sure fits that bill!

  180. Pickles says:

    Linda my mom barely speaks english but yesterday when I was with her in the car I put begin and she told me that he has a beautiful voice!!! First time she told me that!!!

  181. Pickles says:

    Carriezze- that so cool your giving one to your sister in law who voted for cook. Maybe she become a fan of our David after she listens to begin. I gifting one to my friend who I though she didn’t know who David was ( I too hide my odd in front of other people) but I saw something in her Facebook and now all I talk to her is about David when I’m with her.

  182. Loie02 says:

    Just got done listening to Begin for the first time. I’m in tears, it is so beautiful!!!!!! Thank you David for your dedication to your fans!!!!!

  183. Loie02n Isn’t Begin just wonderful?

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

    Can anyone help me with Itunes per my request at 6:14 😀

  185. Loie02—-Sorry typing in the dark. But i love the way he sings those songs.

  186. Beth— I don’t know how or i would help you. my grandson helps me. I couldn’t get in itunes with my password last night, so don;t know. I will try tomorrow.

  187. Carriezze says:

    I’ve never met anyone who actually doesn’t like David. He just hasn’t put out any music they’d personally listen to. TOSOD and his debut album are good but very teen-pop (I love everything David sings so the style of his music doesn’t matter to me).

    BEGIN. tho – such a great mix of songs from my genre. Love all of them. Love his rendition of them. Love the flow of the album. Love the meaning behind it. Such a generous and wonderful gift from David to all of us.

    So maybe, this time around my gifts of David’s music to them will actually be played by my family and friends. No matter tho – I purchased them to support David, I give them to share and it’s up to them if they want to listen or not.

  188. Loie02 says:

    Linda, are there words to express how beautiful it is? I can say it touched me deeply!!!! It moves me to tears that David thought so much of his fans to bless us with his beautiful talent why he is away.

  189. sarahhazel says:

    Beth–never had that problem before so I’m not sure what to suggest to you….but they do have a support section:

  190. josie says:

    My Wal-Mart finally has it, hehe. 🙂 And it’s on back-order at Best Buy. Could be a few weeks before it shows up there. I can’t find the post of the person in the last thread who offered to gift it to me, but thank you for the offer! 🙂 I think I can get it at Wally World tomorrow.

  191. sarahhazel says:

    Loie02–all the songs are absolutely beautiful…plus accompaniments and all…but most especially because they were sung by the VOICE.

  192. Carriezze, I ordered one for my daughter too. The only other one she did like was Crush, when it first came out. Bit this album has songs from her High school years so i think she will like them.

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

    Thanks Linda!

    Sarahhazel, Thanks, I’m trying that, but I just keep clicking on things that just keep me clicking but not on anything helpful,lol 🙄 I’ll keep trying & I’ll click on the link you provided, see if its different than what I’m looking at. Thanks so much.

  194. josie says:

    I’m thinking of buying a few to give to the radio stations, but I’m not sure if it’d be worth it. My stations haven’t played David for years, & I don’t think they play cover songs, do they?

  195. sarahhazel says:

    josie–good for you!!!….hope customer inquiries will push the stores to order more!

  196. josie says:

    *I mean stations in general. I don’t know of any that play covers, anyway. *

  197. kimk says:

    Nan ‏@NanDeeAy
    Went to @Target, asked for @DavidArchie ‘s new CD. “Sorry we didn’t get any in. Too bad because we’ve had about 30 people ask for it today”

  198. josie says:

    Thanks, Sarah. 🙂

  199. Loie02, I sure wish David was here to share this excitement. He’s not, so we will be excited for him. Beautiful voice, i just don’t understand how people don’t see that.

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

    kimk, thats over $300 Target lost out on, someone should show that tweet to Kari.

    Hey Charlotte, I’m still trying, calling comcast now, see if they can help,lol

  201. Nan– thats good news.

  202. sarahhazel says:

    Beth–try Apple Store Customer Service 1-800-676-2775

  203. Wil says:

    pocoelsy: I checked the account management utility at deseretbooks.com and it appears that the state field is only for people in the USA. Even if you did enter a state, the field will clear itself out when you get to the country field. So, don’t worry about the state field. It does appear that they support both Thailand and Malaysia.

  204. Saw on tweeter where BEGIN is #7 itunes Pop. Guess it has dropped a couple. Wasn’t it #5. Also #5 overall.

  205. Carriezze says:

    Pop #7 and Overall #27
    Still doing great for no promo!

  206. GGDoorsfan says:

    Soooooooooooooooooo… anything new? 🙂

    Still amazed at how well BEGIN. is doing. I’d love to see it stay hi on Itunes and everywhere all week and weekend!

  207. sarahhazel says:

    What’s up with Target?….they don’t even have it online for orders. You’d think if the competition (Walmart) has it and selling well there, they will have it too….

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

    Thank You sarahhazel. I spoke to someone & they said they’re having server issues & the engineers are working on it & they hope to have it fixed within 24 hours. Could be 5 minutes from now, a hour or 24 hours. Thanks for the phone number, at least I got to talk to someone, Thanks again, you’re a real pal 😀 Everyone here is a great friend 😀

    HEY CHARLOTTE! see what I typed above, server issues, I’ll keep trying, promise 😀

  209. kimk says:

    pooh on Target!

  210. sarahhazel says:

    You’re welcome, Beth. 🙂

  211. Russ says:

    Hello everyone. I went back to Walmart today, couldn’t find any more Begin cd’s. Of course no one is around when you want them to be around. I went back to my car and listened to Begin again. The more I listen, the more I love it. Bridge Over Troubled Water was my favorite but today I think Broken is my favorite. Well, I just love them all. Also, I was not aware there was a little booklet inside. I read the Thank You David wrote. I realized as I was reading it I was reading it with David’s voice (in my head).
    Is that weird? Don’t care. He is the most honest and sincere guy.
    Love the entire album. I have to get more hard copies though. I know some people that will love it also.

  212. sarahhazel says:

    GG–crossing fingers it will stay up there for at least until the week is over!….but beyond that would even be better! I say….promote! promote! promote!

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

    Hey Russ! That doesnt sound weird at all. When I read Chords of Strength, it was like he was reading it to me 😀 I think its because you can picture him so clearly, saying those words.

    sarahhazel 😀

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

    If I could just get my Itunes to work, I could by another cd & gift Charlotte, that would be 2 more sales on Itunes!

  215. Russ says:

    Thanks Beth. I think I had the same experience reading COS.

  216. ksf says:

    kimk – LOL 😛

  217. sarahhazel says:

    We should have an iTunes buying party before the week ends!

  218. sarahhazel says:

    Ah, that squishable cutie David from years past…haha….

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

    Sarahhazel, I’m all for it, just not today, well for me, seeing as how Itunes and I are having a disagreement 😀

    Russ 😀

  220. ksf says:

    My six year old started 2nd grade this week. The following is all the information I could get out of him:

    Me: “So, how was your first day, Aaron?”

    Aaron: “Fine.”

    Me: “How do you like your teacher?”

    Aaron: “She’s old.”

    LOL. Sometimes I feel like I’m dealing with a teenager trapped in a six year old’s body.

  221. CindyUT says:

    Good evening everyone!

    Well, I recieved my CD’s from Walmart yesterday. After listening to the CD in it’s entirety, all I can say is WOW! David, THANK YOU SO MUCH for this beautiful gift!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH for all the things you did for your fans before you left! THANK YOU SO MUCH for giving us a glimpse into your heart! 🙂

    I was most anxious to listen to the full version of BOTW, and I was not left disappointed. After listening to the entire CD, I had this song on repeat.

    Those pics included with the CD are so *thud* worthy! I still think he’s trying to slowly kill off his fan base.

    I will leave with some closing thoughts:

    How is it that we can love David so much without knowing him personally????
    How is it that David can make us feel his love without him personally knowing us???

  222. donna says:

    i was looking at my Begin. on my computer’s iTunes and it was saying 1, 2 or 3 listens and i was like, THAT can’t be right!? Then i synced it with my dPod and all the songs jumped up to like 21 each. That’s more like it.

  223. Sarahhazel that was a very nice blog, from that young girl. She really does Admire David.

  224. Martha says:

    Erin #DA2014‏@erin4david

    Dear Amazon why are you saying estimate arrival of my David Archuleta Begin cd will be Monday. Really? How about Friday

  225. sarahhazel says:

    ksf–LOL….been there & I know how you feel…..but wait till he actually becomes a teenager!

  226. Well i’m off to start trending in a few mins. Maybe i’ll see some of you there. BBL

  227. Martha says:

    love the cover of “somewhere only we know” by david archuleta!

  228. bds says:

    It has probably been mentioned but I just saw a TV commercial for Begin. It was a video showing David sing in the studio with Kurt and it was on Ch 5 out of Salt Lake.

  229. ksf says:

    sarahhazel – Oh my gosh! 😯 At this point I don’t know if I can handle it. Thought I had a few more years but kids grow so fast nowadays. I think it’s the chicken. Lol.

  230. sarahhazel says:

    bds–lucky you!…wish I could see that too….but it probably cost a lot of money to have it aired nationwide….could’ve been a great promo. 🙁

  231. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Ha I was just coming over to say thanks to Sharon for reposting Rob-the-new-fanboy’s story and I see Kalei picked it up. Thanks Kalei, thanks Sharon and thanks new-fan-boy-Rob for getting our guy! Loved the story! 🙂

  232. ksf says:

    Hi Cindy! Congrats on your CD’s! BOTW is one of the songs that I’m looking forward to hearing. Hopefully Deseret will deliver in the next day or so. David really does have that magical affect! 🙂

  233. Charlotte says:

    Checking in after a day out.
    Beth, thank you for your persistence. Take your time so you can get it right. I managed to find a hard copy to tide me over this afternoon.
    Here’s the story on that adventure;
    My mom and I decided to go see a movie and I asked if we could swing by Best Buy on the way and she said yes. We get there and I go straight to the CDs. No BEGIN. I looked all over the CD area, even with his other CDs that they had, but no dice. Errrrg, LoL. I was pretty disappointed after that. Then we head out on the freeway to Clairmont for the movie(we love the Laemmle theater out there cause they have great indie flicks). Went through Montclaire on the way and passed the mall that’s there. The mall has a B&N and I was pretty sure they still stocked CDs unlike the one nearer to us. We called them to be sure and they said they did still have CDs, thank goodness. So we went there after the movie and I had the gut feeling(moral of the story here: always trust your gut) that I’d have better luck. And lo and behold when I turn the corner of the store into the CD/DVD area I saw it peeping out on the top row of the new releases rack. It was like Charlie unwrapping the golden ticket in Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Eureka!(as the CA motto goes, LoL) Boy was I happy, especially since there was only one copy that I saw(like some of the rest of you have found at your B&Ns). I snatched it up and grinned like a fool when I showed it to me mom. I noticed a postie note in the slot where it had been as I went up to pay and I looked at it as I passed by afterward. The postie had David’s name on it, as thought it was saying ‘This spot reserved for David and BEGIN’. Loved seeing that and can’t wait to listen to the album as I go to sleep tonight 🙂

  234. sarahhazel says:

    ksf–of course you can handle it….kids grow but so do parents….live and learn…so don’t worry….just enjoy them!

  235. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Poco – I have downloaded mp3’s from Deseretbook in the past. I’m in Australia. Awesome to hear there was a commercial on tv! 🙂

  236. sarahhazel says:

    Charlotte–enjoyed your CD hunting story….hope the post-it also means “need more of this album because it’s sold out”!

  237. Candy says:

    I’m 100% convinced this is “Kill Off The Fans” Week! Lordy between the glorious vocals on the BEGIN.cd, the liner notes and those gorgeous pictures…its lethal just being a fan!
    OMH where did those pictures come from…he is G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S. I tell you…simply Gorgeous! Drop Dead Gorgeous! *hot flashes*

  238. sarahhazel says:

    Hmmm…that gave me an idea….leave post-it-notes on CD shelves telling them to sell more BEGIN.! 💡

  239. sarahhazel says:

    Candy–It’s only the 2nd day and I’m already exhausted from all the amazingness of this album!

  240. nora says:

    ksf, finally received answer to my e-mail from Deseret, said my order was shipped on 8-6, I don’t know how long it will take from Utah to MA. I guess I hit Walmart at the right time and so did my daughter. Did you get your cd yet? if not hope it is soon.

    Sarahazel-great idea for another Itunes download party, just let me know when, and i’ll be there. Glad you received you cds, have you open one of them yet?

  241. Charlotte says:

    Sarahhazel, I’m sure it does. I used to work in retail and a sticker or postie at the end of a row of items is usually there to be a restock reminder.

    Very cool that there’s a commerical floating around somewhere. If anyone gets a capture, please do post 🙂

  242. sarahhazel says:

    Shanny–are you gonna get an mp3 of BEGIN.?…or have you ordered elsewhere?

  243. sarahhazel says:

    nora–haven’t opened any yet…if you can believe it….waiting for my “alone time” for maximum squeeiiiingggg!

  244. sarahhazel says:

    Charlotte–really?….yay! I hope they put more next time…and soon!

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

    Charlotte, You found a copy, thats great. Do you still need me to gift you a copy, I will no problem, hahaha, well, except for the Itunes problem,lol, just let me know. I may not be able to do it until tomorrow or the next day, depending. Just let me know in the comments if you still need a copy, back to trending 😀

  246. CindyUT says:

    Hi ksf!!! I’m sure you will enjoy BOTW. I like the orchestration plus his back up vocals on the track. David harmonizes really well with himself, in my opinion.

    BTW, I’m getting worried about Angel. Haven’t heard from her in awhile. I hope she’s okay and that she’s just keeping busy with her grandbabies.

  247. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Charlotte, lol, thanks for sharing your fun story! I can imagine it felt like you were charlie in the choclate factory candy store! lol

    I got notification yesterday that Deseretbook has shipped my precious package but I know it will be at least a week in transit, probably more. I’m going to try to download their Mp3 version later today. Same with Australian itunes. I’ve just got a couple of technical difficulties to work through on my end first, so i’ve been waiting for the right moment to devote some quiet time to work it out.

  248. Charlotte says:

    Beth, a digital copy would be great. It’s easier that way then risking damage to the CD to rip it onto the computer to put onto your mp3 player. Thank you so much 🙂 Take your time with it, too. If itunes is giving you issues, they need to fix it, so no worries with a rush delivery.

    What are we trending and I’ll add a couple tweets 🙂

  249. sydnie says:

    Beth, Charlotte, Yippee for finally getting BEGIN. cd! 😀
    What, so we’re trying to trend now…..k runs over to twitter bbl!

  250. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Ha, Sarahhazel, thanks for asking…guess I just answered your question. lol

    Btw, love the idea of leaving little sticky post-it notes! 😆

  251. Charlotte says:

    Shanny, it definitely did feel like a candy store. I have ALWAYS loved B&N for the books(I’m a mega reader) and now I love them for their CD section, too 🙂

  252. Virtue #2014 says:

    I’m so happy for everyone who has their CD. 😀 What excitement!

    Nora, I hope to meet you some day. I’m in CT.

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

    Charlotte, Okie dokie, soon as Itunes cooperates with me, I’ll let you know!

    We are trending: The Magic Of Begin Continues

  254. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Lol – mega reader here too. Barnes and Nobel for the win! When we last went back to New Zealand for my sister in laws wedding, I found a B&N that was truly like a candy store. Spent a few hours in that store and even my hubby and kids found enough to keep them entertained in there that they left me in peace to go on a spending spree, lol. Actually I mostly buy my books online at bookdepository.com. Free shipping and cheaper and better variety than we get in the bookstores here in Australia. I’m a book-buying addict. lol New books give me the same thrill that buying shoes does for other women. lol But buying new David music – and then listening to it – gives me the biggest thrill of all! 🙂

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

    Hey Candy! Us David fans, sure have been spoiled this week 😀

  256. Charlotte says:

    Thanks, Beth 🙂

    Shanny, I am just like you with bookstores and book buying. I can’t pass a book store and not go in and I have so many books my shelves are buckling, LoL. I’ll have to check out bookdepository.com. I do a lot of my buying at library booksales(you can get a huge pile at my local library’s sales for less than $20) and at discount book stores as well as B&N. I also find stuff in a freebie box at my church. We have a lot of big readers in the congregation, so there’s always something good in there.

  257. nora says:

    Virtue, what part of CT. do you come from? It is so nice to hear from someone who lives on the East Coast, I don’t know if David has many fans out this way, are there many in CT? Would be nice to meet you also. Haven’t you received a cd?

  258. ksf says:

    sarahhazel -GREAT advice. Thank you so much 🙂

    Cindy – I’m concerned about her too. I hope we hear from her soon.

    nora – I’m glad at least you know it’s on the way. I’m still waiting; it was shipped but now it’s just a waiting game.

  259. pocoelsy says:

    I went back to sleep a little hehe, sorry for late reply.

    Wil, thank you for your response, I did leave it blank but it automaticly fill in Alabama for me ha and I couldn’t delete it !!! I think I try again, I really need to hear those songs …like…NOW haha

    Shanny, any tips about signing up with Deseret, what did you do what they ask you to fill in “State”

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

    Goodnight Everyone, Take Care All!

    You’re Welcome Charlotte!

  261. Grace says:

    Hello everyone!
    Perhaps, not being able to buy the album at stores right now would be good for next week or whenever more CDs are coming in to spread the album sales.

    Somebody promotes Begin as well as his own CD. lol.

    Mike Krompass ‏@mikekmusic
    Let the magic begin RT @Attwittsend: The Magic Of Begin Continues │ David Archuleta has a new cd (cont) http://tl.gd/iobb0b

  262. kimk says:


    Pattie #DA2014 ‏@Attwittsend
    WW trend Twitpic: The Magic Of Begin Continues http://twitpic.com/ah4ekx

  263. pocoelsy says:


    I’m loading from Deseret yay yay yay!!!

    Thanks ABMS, Wil, Shanny oh everyone, I went back and check my email haha my application is accepted last night ha silly me, I’ll be listen to the glorious music in 8 min 30 sec yay yay!!

  264. pocoelsy says:

    Oh and buying from Deseret is super easy too, I wanna kiss them 🙂

  265. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    That’s nice that Mike retweeted that. 🙂

    Poco, to be honest I don’t remember. I have an account with deseretbook because I have bought things from them in the past and so I think my details were already stored by them when I first began downloading mp3’s from them. All I had to do was click a few buttons on the screen to purchase and download.

    (we have new bank account details and new computer, new files etc now which is what I have to change and figure out tonight)

    When I get a chance to try and download things tonight, i’ll have a look around at what might be causing the problem for you.
    Their service department is pretty good if you try and contact them for help also.

  266. kimk says:


    this is the same tweeter that mentioned they were trying out for a David mv as I recall!!

    cj strong ‏@ceejsterr
    Just met one of @GloZell’s best friends Danielle (make up artist) on set for David Archuletta’s music video “Everybody Hurts” #stepstofame

  267. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Oh Poco! That’s awesome! Happy listening! Squeeee! I’m excited for you! 🙂

  268. Martha says:

    kimk – interesting

  269. Grace says:

    pocoelsy, great!!
    You gave hope to a lot of international fans!!
    kimk ??? Why Everybody Hurts? Not his own song, Broken?

  270. josie says:

    If he can’t spell his name, then he can’t be in his video. I’m sure that’s in the contract somewhere.

  271. Pocoelsy, I am so happy for you. You will love it. I listen to mine every day and night before i go to sleep.

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

    Okay, don’t get me wrong. I LOVE Begin. However, with each listen, a glaring, somewhat fatal flaw becomes more and more obvious. Ten songs?? Only ten flippin’ songs?!? The “team” needs to be advised toot sweet that, from here on out, ALL David Archuleta CDs must have, say……a mimimum of 43 tracks.

    Oh…..and another thing….the “naughty” David behavior that Jhen and others were referring to a couple weeks ago? Well, I know EXACTLY what is! I hesitate to post it here knowing that it could result in a catastrophic fall from grace for David but, here goes:

    As evidenced by the “chair picture” contained in the Begin. CD liner……dude puts his shoes on the furniture! Not good. Most definitely not good!

  273. pocoelsy says:

    Here comes “Beautiful” !! heart beating fast haha the way he played with his voice, Olympics should include “Vocal Gymnastic” David will get gold medal for America effortlessly 🙂

  274. jeani/ut says:

    That’s funny, If he can’t spell his name he can’t be in the video.

  275. Miss Vicki#DA2014 says:

    Hi guys…..Been listening to Begin non stop in the car today….on first listen my favorite songs are Broken….love, love, love the fragile then strong sound to his voice…Then my my next fave is Don’t Give Up…..Broken will always be #one but my second choice may change as I continue listening…..Miss Vicki

  276. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Oh my goodness guys, inspired by Pocoelsy I went and tried to sort out some of the technical difficulties I thought I was going to have – and it turned out a lot simpler to fix than I anticipated….i too am downloading Begin. right as we speak! Yay! yay! Yay! 🙂

  277. kimk says:

    Broken is great..
    hmm maybe cause it has Invisible Children in it and about it?
    there is no single just a MV for promo?
    not even sure radio stations in general would play it if they wanted to?
    radio stations don’t play cause songs or for that fact covers as I recall either.
    maybe Everybody Hurts is something easier to make a video of
    could be that person does not know what they are talking about but
    reading down their timeline I think they are mormon
    makes sense

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

    I don’t really care what song the video is for….just hope hope hope that there are snippets of video in it showing David singing the song.

  279. pocoelsy says:

    Shanny, never thought I can inspire anyone…I’m glad, yay yay can’t say anything else but yay yay right now yay yay.

  280. kimk says:

    Sam Guevara ϟ ‏@SamLouiseG
    I love the fact that @DavidArchie is still on the front page of @benchtm website 😀


  281. Ali says:

    palmtreephan — your post at 9:40 hahahaha best laugh of the night <3

  282. kimk says:

    Everybody Hurts is exquisite.

  283. Suzanne says:

    I downloaded from iTunes so thx for the pics from the cd. It looks like the packaging is ecopackaging–no outer plastic case. Is that right?

  284. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Hmmm…couldn’t download the whole album but it’s letting me purchase and download the songs one by one. Weird. But working somehow – that’s the main thing.

  285. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    palmtreephan HaHaHa You are so right on. 😀

  286. kimk says:

    cj strong ‏@ceejsterr
    Just learned how to drive a scooter for David Archuletta’s Music Video “Everybody Hurts” #stepstofame Video will be found on YouTube

  287. kimk says:

    lol a scooter.. is this person serious? troll?

  288. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Shanny and Pocoelsy.. Yay,Buckle you seat belts. It’s a great and wild (in a good way) ride. BEGIN is tremendous.

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

    Thanks, Ali. 🙂 Don’t pay me any mind…..at this stage of the game I’m about nuts. Been drooling and blubbering in the corner for the better part of 48 hours now. My ears are killing me from having my headphones on so long.

  290. Martha says:

    Translation (with Bing Translate)

    David Archuleta makes cover of “Beautiful”, Christina Aguilera; listen

    cover the singer David Archuleta, “American Idol”, recorded for the song “Beautiful”, Christina Aguilera, is already available on the Internet. The track is part of their covers album, “Begin”, released in the us on Tuesday (7/8).The CD was recorded before the singer to leave the country to go on a Mormon mission by Chile. It should be absent musical career for two years, but left much unreleased material recorded. This is the second album released while he is on hiatus.Two clips have also been released since Archuleta traveled: the song “Forevermore” and the song “I’ll Never Go”.

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

    Hey, sgj! I hope today was an easier day for you.

  292. tami lyn says:

    kim- yeah don’t know what to think lol. you’d think if he was really gonna be in a video of david’s song he would at least know how to spell david’s name!

  293. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Goodnight everyone. Trended but I was late because I had no connection. By time I joined in it was wwt and then it kinda faded out after I was about fifteen minutes into it. Be so glad when I’m back home with my internet connection. I feel good though that I was able to be on yesterday for the BEGIN celebrating.

  294. angelbymyside says:

    pocoelsy ~ YAY!!! so happy you got the songs to download 😀

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

    Congrats, Shanny and pocoelsy! Boy, are y’all in for it! Use earphones if you’ve got ’em. The CD sounds totally different than without.

  296. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Poco – haha! Now we can hold hands and jump around all excitedly together! lolol
    I have all of the downloads now! Now…..do I listen right away or do I wait until all is quiet and I can savor them fully for the first time?
    Yay! Yay! Yay! 😆

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

    HI, abms…..you doin’ okay today?

  298. ksf says:

    palmtreephan @ 10:04 – ROTFL 😛 I expect to meet the same fate as soon as my CD arrives!

    Goodnight everyone! Sweet dreams! 🙂

  299. Carriezze says:

    Palmtree – I’m with you – just want to see David singing… Brings the entire song to a whole new level of ‘oh OMH – is he for real?’

    saw a MGR for angel on you tube – sigh… here’s the link:

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

    Night, sgj……sweet, musical dreams to you.

    kim, it’s really hard to tell if that’s just bait. It’s strange what people do sometimes for attention so who knows. I do hope there is a video in production, though.

  301. angelbymyside says:

    palmtreephan ROFL 😆 shoes on the chair! And dang I love that pic!! 🙂

  302. Kimk Maybe this person will get hurt on the scooter? Just saying. Not really sure what a scooter would do in a Everybody Hurts MV

  303. angelbymyside says:

    palmtreephan ~ a little better thanks…funeral is on Saturday.

  304. pocoelsy says:

    Supergrand, I’m in heaven right now and not quite functioning after a few more round I think I’ll be checking in to Archuhospital with all of you, what’s your room # hehe I’ll go say Hello ANGEL is beyond beautiful…tears

    Palmtree, I love what you wrote haha minimum 43 tracks !!! my ears are working so hard here too 🙂

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

    Me, too, abms…..pictures of David being naughty, well…..hard to complain about THAT!

    Carriezze, that angel MGR is simply sublime……..sigh.

    In my Itunes music library, Crush happens to play right after “Broken” from when I purchased the single and it really is quite the contrast in music style and expression. Not that Crush isn’t a great song but it’s just such an evolution as an artist.

  306. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Thanks for the well wishes everyone! lol
    Palmtreephan, you’re cracking me up. 😆

    ABMS ((hugs)) 🙁

  307. Carriezze says:

    a youtube only mv for Everybody Hurts? I wonder if it’ll be for an anti-bullying campaign? If it’s real of course – just speculating.

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

    abms, I’ll be thinking about you…..and your friend’s loved ones.

  309. Good Night Everyone. Sweet David Dreams for all. Will put my earphones on and listen to my favorite singers Begin album,

  310. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    palmtreephan.. Hi thanks yes it was. Missed you. I’m in Maryland and sometimes I get a internet connection and sometimes not. Mr.Sgj usually gets it back on but he went back to N.J. to work. Tonight he had to tell me by phone how to get it on so I could trend. Good times. Yesterday, I listened to my album and got lost in David’s magnificense. So while your drooling, I’m in a trance of euphoria listening to a genius plying his craft. sigh 😀 Goodnight.

  311. pocoelsy says:

    ABMS, I need to give you and AnieDAFG a kiss , muahhhh luv ya cant thank you enough for the link.

    Shanny, listen — listen now, it’s an order 🙂 and dance with me 🙂

    OMG I’m sooo happy, I’m nuts !!!

  312. angelbymyside says:

    Shanny and palmtree ~ Thank you 🙂

  313. angelbymyside says:

    pocoelsy ~ Soooo happy it worked for you! Hope lots of other international fans will take advantage of it! 🙂

  314. Carriezze says:

    Poco – love hearing your excitement! Isn’t it a great album? woot!!

  315. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Interesting about the music vid.
    A scooter could be a part of a david music video. After all – wasn’t there originally going to be skateboarding in the Something Bout Love mv? And there was basketball playing. That sort of thing. And I don’t think the actors in the mv need to be david fans in order to get an acting part – hence why they are spelling his name wrong. Only thing is…wouldn’t they have already filmed the mv while he was here? Unless it’s being put together in bits? After all david doesn’t have to be in every scene or even in any of it, just as long as it is his voice doing the singing.

  316. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Goodnight Linda

  317. nora says:

    goodnight everybody, have a good rest of the night, Happy listening. Just wrote a post card to David will mail it in the morning. Guys if you have a chance vote for David on Wise Radio challenge, he is about 600 or so votes behind, he is in 2nd place.

    Goodnight for real!!

  318. pocoelsy says:

    Palmtree, thanks for being happy for me 🙂 and yes David is naughty like that I caught him a few times posing for pictures with shoes on …table, sofa, even bed yes we need to report this, it’s serious lol !!!

    Night Linda, sweet dream, give your ears a rest 🙂

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

    Shanny, there WAS skateboarding in the “Something ‘Bout Love” video…..the blonde girl with the hat helping the guy and she jumps on with him??

    Night, Linda and nora….

  320. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Haha poco! I’ll dance with ya but I think i’m going to hold off listening until I can savor it properly – tonight when everyone’s in bed and it’s dark, i’ll put my ear phones on and crank up the sound and close my eyes and immerse myself fully. 🙂

  321. Donna from NY says:

    When you do Shanny you will be amazed. Bring a box of tissue with you, too! This CD does things to you. I Love it and you can feel his heart!

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

    I know, pocoelsy!! I can’t believe this pattern of bad behavior was under the radar for so long….sheeesh!!

    I gotta tell ya, the deeper I get into this CD, I’m gonna have a really, really tough time tolerating anyone dissin’ it……seriously.

  323. pocoelsy says:

    Carriezze, ABMS, thank you, I’m beyond happy and excited cause I think I have to wait until end of AUG to get my copies, reading all of you guys excitements without being able to hear the songs was about killing me. I spread the news to all my Archie Thailand peeps, they’be flipping 🙂

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

    Shanny, you’re gonna be up all night.

  325. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Palmtreephan – yeah i’ve got a vision of that scene in my head actually…was just thinking it was a scene that didn’t make it in the end. I’m getting dementia. I tell ya! And that’s no joke. I think FOD is going to be my documentation of that gradual process. lol Was there something else that was going to be in the music vid but didn’t make it? I just have some sort of vague recollection about some girl having to learn to do something (like skateboard or something) and then it wasn’t in the video? Or maybe i’m just all confused and wrong…? :rolleyes:

  326. Dan says:

    I’m psyched that “Everybody Hurts” might be getting the video treatment. I’ve said it before but that song has such a deep personal value to me and I hope David’s version can inspire people the way the original inspired me and helped through some really rough times. I’m so glad David covered it.

  327. angelbymyside says:

    Shanny ~ You downloaded from DB also? Fabulous!! Savor every single note of every song! 🙂

  328. Martha says:

    Always with Harry♔‏@_Lunaized

    @TWantedHPotter please search david archuleta somewhere only we know and listen to it. NOW.

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

    I’m psyched too, Dan….and David couldn’t have done a more beautiful job covering it. I think the entire album is just outstanding. Incredibly inspiring….you can literally feeling your soul being lifted up listening to it.

    Shanny, I have no idea. I don’t recall hearing much of anything about the content of the video prior to it’s release other than the rumor that Daniel was in the basketball scene. Don’t worry, FOD is documenting all of our demises….LOL!

  330. angelbymyside says:

    Night everyone! Going to put the headphones on and listen to some BEGIN. 🙂

  331. Martha says:


    Always with Harry♔‏@_Lunaized
    @HPfanRinnie Davids CD is going to be on repeat forever. OMIGOD. It’s perfect.

    Rinnie Yang (楊瑞安)‏@HPfanRinnie
    @_Lunaized yep! Listening to it for the 4th time right now xD

    Sounds like young teenagers like it too

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

    ……sail on silver girl…….GAH!!!

  333. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Bwhaha Palmtree – you’re probably right! lolol And here I was this morning thinking I need to get to bed earlier tonight. Looks like that plan has already flown out the door! lol
    Donna, ok thanks for the heads up! lol Any other supplies I might need to prepare just in case – ray with his defib gear on standby maybe? lol
    Oh and as for this album doing things to you – I can easily imagine that is so. Just listening to the snippets has been soul touching. Beautiful songs brought to life in a whole new way with the touch of the masters hand…. 🙂

  334. Dan says:

    I guess cause I’m such a huge fan of the original that my only complaint with BEGIN was the instrumental arrangement of “Everybody Hurts.” I still really like it but I wish the instruments had been closer to the original.

  335. pocoelsy says:

    Gotta tear myself away for the pc. now the dishes, laundry are calling me and have to send my daughter to school.

    Shanny, be prepare, my ears and tear ducts are working super hard here so yours will to ..tonight, my hat off to you and your strong will power to hold off listening to those masterpiece

    Night all, don’t forget to give your ears a break hehe.

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

    Shanny, there are just so many incredible moments….so much to hear in the nuances of his voice and the orchestration, and I hear new things with each listen. I’ve never heard a CD like this before.

  337. Martha says:

    Nichola :)‏@cheebearr

    Sorry you can’t say a single bad thing about me ever because David archuleta told me I am beautiful no matter what you say

  338. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    ABMS – yes I did! Thanks for the heads up about deseretbooks. 🙂 Enjoy your evening. Take care. 🙂

    Palmtree – haha I guess fod IS going to be the documentation of the demise of us all – after all this is the fansite where heartrates get crazily fast and people experience dizzy spells and irregular breathing on a regular basis – one day that is going to Begin. taking it’s toll. 😉

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

    My guess, Dan, is that David was really going for a more soothing arrangement, which I happen to love but it definitely doesn’t have the same grit the original has. Not sure if that is anywhere close to what you’re referring to or not. Funny thing is, there is one spot that is one of the few production flaws in the CD that I can discern in Everybody Hurts…..where David bolts out that first “Don’t throw your hand…..”, it sounds like he kinda threw his head back, away from the mic so it gets somewhat noticeably distant sounding. I wish they could have leveled that out a little better because that lyric, for me, loses some of it’s impact because of it, but hey….talk about nit-picking here….LOL!

  340. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Poco – haha I don’t think will power has anything to do with it, lol , I just know I really want to have the chance to savor it and right now is not the time to be able to do that. 🙂

    Palmtree – I can imagine that is so. What a gift David has left us huh? I cannot believe i’m one of the lucky ones to know about david and his beautiful voice. 🙂

    Martha, lol! Love, love, love that tweet! 🙂

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

    Oh, shoot! I’m sorry, Shanny……I keep forgetting you haven’t listened yet. I shant say another word about particulars.

    Martha, LOVE that tweet! 🙂

  342. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Interesting convo dan/palmtreephan. Can’t comment yet obviously. lol But tonight….tonight…will be my time. 🙂

    Well I better go make something of the rest of this day. Take care guys. Thanks for sharing the excitement with me. <333 🙂

  343. Dan says:

    Palmtree, that’s actually pretty much in line with what I was thinking. His version definitely goes with the easy listening vibe of the album, but I had been hoping for a little more grit considering the subject matter of the song. Either way, it will still be getting spins on my radio show 🙂

  344. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Haha, it’s alright Palmtree. Actually just those words ‘sail on silver girl’ sent the anticipation up a few more meganotches. (i’m inventing measurements now, lol)
    Anyway, catcha later. Take care. 🙂 Thanks for your friendship. 🙂

  345. lizardj says:


  346. OoO says:

    I don’t know why I get chilled every times when he put in all the yeah yeah ooos ahhh hey hay ummm and woooo, he knows exactly where to sprinkling it on and it made my heart tingling he don’t even needs lyrics. YIKES!!!!!!!!!

  347. pickles says:

    OoO— i love his woooooo hooooooo ohhhhh in PRIDE!

  348. frio says:

    Ali, that is so true, it’s almost funny. Keep raising the bar on “security”, someone will always find some way to breach it.

  349. jhen says:

    So nice hear some of the stores selling Begin cd in US. Hope they continue cater Begin. I like the green picture of David in back shadow

  350. jhen says:

    As f now we don’t have the Physical cd yet in Philippines. Only preorder

  351. OoO says:

    Pride I so love Pride the part the girl sang and David part came on and its almost like his voice is echoing so cool every time I listen I find a new cool thing in it.

  352. frio says:

    oh yes, happy listening guys! 🙂 I love BEGIN.

  353. OoO says:

    Venting sorry, David took Don’t Give Up and sang it and ran away with it and now I don’t even remember the original(sigh!!)

  354. kimk says:

    Dan love REM as well as the other artists that David chose for the cd.. kind of grew up with most of them. David did mention this cd would be easy listening which I don’t really understand knowing the originals. it might also be Kurt Bestor’s influences that came into consideration? he is not a pop or rock artist or at least that I know of.
    here is a lovely piece by him.
    also just might be David.. funny thing in Pride he went for it instead of doing perhaps what say John Legend went with in his version.
    maybe one day we will be able to ask him a lot of the questions we have for him.
    I have many myself.

  355. Good morning FOD! Stopping in to say a quick HELLO! Nana patrol then work! Can’t believe the summer is just about over and school is right around the corner! Lucky we’ll still have the best time, Septemember here at the beach to look forward to!

    Still listening to my itunes download…my cds haven’t come yet! But all is good! GREAT seeing that it’s doing so well !

    Well time to hit the road…ENJOY YOUR DAY AND BEGIN.!

  356. kimk says:

    BEGIN is STILL #7 POP Itunes!! YES GO David GO!!!!! 😀

  357. kimk says:

    hmm in the REM Everybody Hurts vid they do film on a highway!
    we need deets!!!! 😀

  358. kimk says:


    David Archuleta fans, get excited! The American Idol alum is back with a new album titled Begin. which is out in stores and on iTunes today.

    David’s new album is full of inspirational songs including Christina Aguilera’s “Beautful.” David is currently serving a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints, but still took some time out to make great music for his fans.

    Check out David’s album cover and tracklist below:

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

    HEY CHARLOTTE!!! I think it worked, I just did it & it looks like it worked, WOOOOOT!!!! Please let me know when you see it 😀

    Hello Everyone! Just wanted to say I hope you all have a great day, TTYL! 😀

  360. kimk says:

    Tune in Saturday 8/11, when we celebrate the release of @DavidArchie’s New CD, #Begin.! The times for the feature will be 2pm and 10pm ET!

  361. ksf says:

    Good grief! It’s Thursday!! Almost the weekend!! Woo hoo!! 😛

    Just checked and my CD is in the metro area which means I should get it TODAY 🙂 Can’t wait to see which songs are stand outs and how they compare to the originals.

    Shanny – have you recovered yet?? Lol. 🙂

    Have a great day all.

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

    YAY iTunes! They corrected the spelling on BOTW! 🙂 Can’t believe there were negative reviews based on an iTunes typo. Well, if that’s the only criticism that can be found, that’s great!

    I sure wish this CD was readily available everywhere. None in stores, backordered and not available on online sites…….I mean, how is it gonna sell if no one can get their hands on it??? Sure hope this changes soon.

  363. sarahhazel says:

    Good moooooooooorniiiiiiiiiing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Just opened one of my CDs &&&&&&&……OMJ…..I LOVE THAT COVER…..100X better than anywhere in the internet….actually got a magnifying glass to justify my spazzing, hehe…..Gah! the face has a mysteriously beautiful quality to it….the eyes….the scruffiness going on…..no wonder they picked that one…..MUY PERFECTO!!!

    Then I went straight to the LINER NOTES…(cuz I’ve seen the other pics online)…..& my spaazing turned to tears…Dang, David, what have you done to us??? ****sniff****

    Sorry for the morning craziness.

  364. sarahhazel says:

    pocoelsy–love your happiness and excitement from listening to the songs!….ain’t this album gloriously wonderful and beautiful?!

    ksf–I’m looking forward to your unbiased 😉 input!

  365. kimk says:

    palm ha some folks will go after anything.. even when David himself tweets mistakes. guess makes them feel better somehow.
    hopes it makes it to the stores.. want to go buy one there!!

  366. sarahhazel says:

    Music video for Everybody Hurts???
    Maybe that’s why they put that song title (with “sensational hit single”)..in the center & in white bkground on the sticker that’s attached to the plastic wrapping? Was wondering about that…because the songs (except Broken of course & BSMS) were all radio hits.
    I love EH though….could be on my top 3 faves from this album….and looking forward
    to any music video!!! 🙂

  367. kimk says:

    sarahhazel yeah.. this one is a KEEPER!!!!

  368. sarahhazel says:

    Shanny–it’s gonna some night for you!…make yourself comfortable (with emergency supplies nearby) and enjoy the magic of BEGIN.

  369. sarahhazel says:

    palmtreephan–your comment at 10:04 cracked me up….haha!….are you sure you don’t need to be admitted to the Archuhospital?! 😆

  370. Anne-Marie says:

    Good morning FOD!
    Just wanted to check in & say how much I’m enjoying BEGIN.! I think out of all of his CDs (which I all love for different reasons!), this one comes closest to hearing him sing live at a concert! The passion in his voice is exquisite and you can really feel his heart and soul coming through. 🙂

    Going to try some of the stores again today to see if they are stocking BEGIN. I went release day to Walmart, Target, & Best Buy but only found 2 copies at Barnes & Noble. I bought one. Anybody know what the current ranking on iTunes is?

  371. Martha says:

    Jay Durias ‏@jaydurias
    @DavidArchieVzla @davidarchie @jaydurias one more thing, pls pray for our country…we need it. Thanks!

    DavidArchieVenezuela ‏@DavidArchieVzla
    @jaydurias @DavidArchie Our thoughts and prayers are with the Philippines! #EverythingWillBeAlright

    Jay Durias ‏@jaydurias
    @DavidArchieVzla @davidarchie milyones gracias!

  372. Carriezze says:

    iTunes is #7 Pop and #33 Overall – and still being promoted on the front page and on the pop page. Awesomesauce!

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

    ksf, I sure hope you get your CD today. I don’t have mine in hand yet, either. At least tracking shows it to be on the east coast now.

    kim, I would say my numero uno pet peeve is those that feel the need to cut others down in order to build themselves up….just soooooo sad.

    sarahhazel….MOST DEFINITELY….and in a straight jacket! Ummmm……”scruffiness”??? WHAT scruffiness!?!?!

  374. sarahhazel says:

    palmtreephan–you’ll see when you get your CD. 😉

  375. sarahhazel says:

    palmtreephan–clue: five o’clock 😆

  376. kimk says:

    palm got that right!! 🙁

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

    oh my goodness gracious oh me oh my oh nomnomnomnom…. Well, much to our viewing pleasure, I have always gotten the impression he is definitely not very fond of shaving.

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

    Shanny needs to come up for air……really wanna hear what she has to say.

  379. Anne-Marie says:

    Carriezze Thank you for the update on iTunes! That’s spectacular!! 🙂

  380. kimk says:

    ha scruffiness.. heaven forbid the guy grows a goatee.

  381. kimk says:

    palm I just think he is hairy.
    grows quick.

    new thread!

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