David Archuleta TV Ad for BEGIN., WISE Radio Features BEGIN. Today! iTunes Charts, Gifting Update, Quest for BEGIN., Trendtastic! Pinoy Archie’s Anti-Piracy Campaign, Manila Flood Relief Auction Fundraiser, iTunes Downloading Party, Fan Vids, BUZZ, Pics, GIFs, Colleges & More


I see your true colors shining through

- photoedit by hannedenmark - source: BEGIN. album

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- source: flickriver

- source: flickeriver

 It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.

~ Erma Bombeck

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It’s ArchuVision!

Because that commercial was so darn adorable, we’re posting it again so we can bump up the views! I hope everyone left a comment on David’s You Tube account!  There was also some talk about being able to watch this commercial in 3-D, not sure if that’s true, but if so, where are our 3D-D ArchuSpecs?

TV Ad for BEGIN.(credit KSL5 source: theofficialarchuleta)

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WISE Radio Features BEGIN. Today!

Tune in today to listen to songs from BEGIN.  Let’s show @WISE_Radio some great support for playing David’s music on their station!

– click to go listen!

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iTunes Charts

BEGIN. is still charting, though it’s slipped out of the Top 10 in Pop albums.  Hopefully more promo, like the TV ad,  will help keep sales strong.  #12 Pop Albums and #49 on Overall Albums.

Pop Albums


Overall Albums

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Gifting Program Update

What started out as an informal way to match generous donors with fans-in-need,  has blossomed into a full scale effort to promote only legal downloading and purchasing of BEGIN.  David left us BEGIN. as a gift to the fans, yet we’d really like the album to do well on the charts and perhaps even get some radio play!  In all the excitement & celebration of release day on August 7th, it became apparent that BEGIN. would not be available in all countries that are home to Archies.  In an effort to make sure that there were no Archies left behind, FOD received several offers from generous fans to gift Itunes downloads and physical copies of BEGIN. to fans who could not otherwise get David’s music.

In the process of coordinating gift requests and donations in collaboration with Archuleta Fanscene, it really hit home how we in the US can so easily take for granted our ability to obtain David’s music.  There are so many choices: Deseret Books, Ensign Books, iTunes, Amazon and WOW_HD as well as numerous retail stores (though many of us have found store inventory falls short of demand).  But the key is that we have so many options to obtain David’s music, while other countries may have little to none.

Can you even imagine not having access to BEGIN.?  It is our hope to fulfill every gift request that we’ve received so that Archies all over the world can enjoy this amazing gift that David left for us – ALL of us!

International fans are primarily requesting physical copies of the cd as most of them don’t have an iTunes account.  We have received requests from the following countries:

Chile, Honduras, Peru, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Mexico and the Philippines.

I look at that list of countries and marvel at how far David’s musical reach really is – his amazing voice literally encircles the globe.  I received my BEGIN. cd in the mail yesterday and I was overjoyed and excited beyond words!  Well I did find enough words to tweet about the happy occasion!  I really hope that EVERY fan gets to feel exactly the same way.

If you would like to become a donor and help us fulfill our current gift requests, please email fodfrontpage@gmail.com – Thanks!

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The Quest for BEGIN.

Many fans have taken to the street to hunt down a copy or copies of BEGIN.  If you live in Utah or anywhere there is a Deseret Books or Ensign Books then you’re in luck!  Inventory seems to be adequate to fill the demand.  However, if you live anywhere else, it has oftentimes been quite an adventure to find this little green gem!

Trudy shared her story with us:

I was at work today…and reading comments about how everyone was having a hard time finding David’s album BEGIN. so I kept debating on whether or not I should try our local WalMart to see if they had any of David’s albums on their shelves.  So as I was walking out of work…thinking about how I was tired after a long work day…BUT…this is David Archuleta! and we know that if you want anything of David’s (like VIPs or attending events)…you’ve got to jump on the opportunities when they come up! So I walked out of work…and headed to WalMart…thinking it’s only about 10 minutes out of my way home.  And as I’m walking into the store I could feel the butterflies in my stomach in the anticipation that they might have the album (*hoping & *praying). So I started to look around and found the new releases but no David :( sad …but then I walked around the corner…and what did I see!!!   EEEEKKKKK David Archuleta!!! :D big grin WOOT  Not only did I find 2 BEGIN. albums…but they also had 1 TOSOD album!  Double Bonus!  So at first I was going to leave 1 of them…but then I broke down and bought them all.  I’ve got a bunch I’m sending to David’s fans in the Philippines…so these will definitely find a good home.  I will be visiting WalMart again to see if they get any more copies this weekend and next week…and this time I might leave 1 copy (ha ha).  Even one of my dogs was happy to see David. ;;) batting eyelashes   ~ TrudyFOD

Others were also successful and showed us the results of their Quest!

Deseret Books lists BEGIN. under “Electrifying Entertainment!

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Pinoy Archies Anti-Piracy Campaign

We all want to support David’s music career – here’s a reminder to encourage everyone you know to download and purchase from reputable sources.

- click to read the article

And BEGIN. is now available from MyMusicStorePH!

- click to go

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Manila Flood Relief – Stars Unite for Charity Auction

Would you like to own a very special autographed photo album of David photos?  The photo album was donated by David’s abuelita and is being auctioned to raise money for Flood Relief in the Philippines.

- Click to learn more & make a bid

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iTunes Downloading Party

There has been some discussion in comments regarding holding an iTunes downloading party this weekend to stock up on holiday gifts and boost sales of BEGIN.  While there has been no formal coordination for this to happen, it would be a great idea if fans are considering purchasing additional iTunes downloads of BEGIN. for holiday gifting anyway, that everyone gets together and makes the purchase this weekend.

It’s rather late in the game to spread the word, but maybe it could be done in tandem with the WISE Radio special feature of BEGIN. tomorrow at 2:00pm and 10:00pm EDT.  Fans can tweet WISE Radio to spread the word and fans can listen to BEGIN. on WISE Radio while downloading digital copies of the album.

Fans can gather on Twitter or in comments and have fun discussing their favorite songs while downloading.  Those who want to participate, tweet to your followers to spread the word, and we’ll tweet from FOD.  Happy Downloading!

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Fan Vids To Enjoy

Words Are Not Enough (credit ohnopurple)

Piano Cover of Broken (credit knorrarchuleta)

More Than This (credit stuckatarchiangle) *warning – uses a 1D song

Hold On Collection (credit parachutesairplanes3)

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- click to read this great review!

- click to go

- click to read and enter to win a BEGIN. cd!

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Pics, GIFs, Collages & More

- credit Andy_Archie

- credit ohmyheckdavidarchie tumblr

- collage credit canadianarchie

- click to activate ohnopurple's GIF

- credit Shelley

- credit canadianarchie

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It’s great to be back!  Comments is turned back on, but without avis so as not to overload the server – thanks for understanding.

Listen to WISE Radio at 2:00pm & 10:00pm EDT and download a copy or two of David’s BEGIN. – Have a Super Saturday everyone!

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197 Responses to David Archuleta TV Ad for BEGIN., WISE Radio Features BEGIN. Today! iTunes Charts, Gifting Update, Quest for BEGIN., Trendtastic! Pinoy Archie’s Anti-Piracy Campaign, Manila Flood Relief Auction Fundraiser, iTunes Downloading Party, Fan Vids, BUZZ, Pics, GIFs, Colleges & More

  1. sarahhazel says:

    Happy 136th day!!! Thanks for the fabulous post, Kalei!!!
    BEGIN. is doing great on the charts!!! Super awesomeage!!!
    Love the buzz, pics and vids!
    Nice story by Trudy and the cute pic with the doggie!
    Great price of the album at Costco and lots on display!!! Yay!!!
    Woohoo for the successful trending last night!!!

  2. sarahhazel says:

    Yes, let’s have that downloading party!….and promoting via WISE radio and twitter to spread the word. Promote! Promote! Promote!

  3. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–love that postcard-ish pic by GRAY…..wonder if we could send him a homemade postcard of himself?….that’ll be weird. huh? LOL

  4. sarahhazel says:

    Where’s everybody??? 😕

  5. nora says:

    sarahhazel, is the downloading party tonight?not tomorrow right? Didn’t realize how much I relied on FOD, until yesterday when I couldn’t get it. So glad to have it back. Are we going to download at 10.00 or 2.00?
    Kalei great post today as usual!!!!

  6. Good morning FOD! So HAPPY to have ya back! What a FABULOUS job on the post Kalei! So many goodies for us …..THANK YOU! Archies are sure creative…you guys ROCK! Thanks!

    Think a downloading party would be awesome! Everyone sure wants BEGIN. to climb the charts …so bring it on!

    ENJOY YOUR DAY and all things David!

  7. Joy4archieDA14 says:

    Good morning everyone! I’m here for a little bit. 😀

  8. sarahhazel says:

    nora–WISE radio is playing at 2 pm and 10 pm today….would be good times to spread the word and listen….while downloading! I know, multitasking might be a challenge but it’s gonna be worth it!

  9. cq#DA2014 says:

    Thank you Kalei for the awesome Saturday post.
    I love coming here everyday, it’s like hanging out with real fun friends.

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

    Hello Everyone!
    WOOOOOT, FOD is back, Thank You everyone at FOD for all you do for us fans, you are FANtastic & we love you ((((((HUGS)))))))

    Well, not sure whats going on today, my Brother & Sister in Law are here for a visit, WOOOOT, they’ll be here in about 50 minutes, cant wait 😀 They’re so much fun. So I will be lurking & will buy at least one more cd today on Itunes, plus a few songs. You know, everyone should buy a copy of Broken & see if we can help it make a move on the charts. That song deserves a grammy, an AMA, every award possible, yet, it wasnt written for that, it was written out of love, concern & compassion, I guess I just want everyone to hear it.

    Well gotta go, but I’ll keep an eye out on FOD. So good to see you all here, I hope you all have the Best Saturday Ever. Take Care All, TTYL 😀

  11. Heidijoy says:

    Thanks Kalei for a wonderful Post!! Love the Green Background!!
    Missed you yesterday, which reminded many of us how grateful we are for the Daily updates and hard work of FOD staff. Thanks so much :))

  12. sarahhazel says:

    “they took your life but they cannot take your pride”……GOSH, I’m gobsmacked each time I hear him sing that line…..

  13. Amanda Jane says:

    Welcome back FOD, we missed you!!!!!!!!! 🙂 Thank you to everyone who worked hard to get it back up and running.

    Have a great day! 🙂

  14. sarahhazel says:

    Beth–I agree, Broken is magnificent….deserves recognition….I’m buying copies. 🙂

  15. nora says:

    I agree count me in for buying extra copies of Broken. Too bad all the David followers on twitter couldn’t buy 1 download of Begin or just purchase 1 copy of Broken, Wish we could get a message to all of them, I know that would be impossible, just wishful thinking.Hope message gets out to fans about Wise and downloading.

  16. kimk says:

    sarahhazel omj he might go… ohh!!! hehe!!

    Kalei thank you!!!!
    omjosh this post is huuuuuuge.. crossing fingers, toes and eyes.. I missed you guys!!!!

  17. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Glad FOD is up and running! Thanks for the gifting campaign and working to get fans to not download illegally or buy pirated copies.
    I wish I had the ability to afford to gift especially since Utah fans have access to a lot of copies with Deseret Book and Walmarts here carrying them. Oh well!
    Have a nice day everyone.

  18. Lucy says:

    My Walmart here in Minnesota didn’t have any, I’m not sure of some surrounding stores, I’ll have to check. I love BEGIN, his voice is incredible! What a gift he gave us, I sure hope we can find out some sales predictions soon, I’m curious to know! Anyway welcome back FOD, have a good day all!

  19. Janel aka Nellie says:

    LOL Sarah “gobsmacked” haven’t heard that word in a long time. Broken is just breath taking and heart tugging. Knowing what the subject is about, the children from Invisible children.

  20. GREAT idea to buy extra copies of BROKEN and BEGIN. ! Sure will help David and moving it up the charts! Downloading party early for me since I have to work!

    BEGIN. is INCREDIBLE and so is David! Supporting him and his music is a no brainer! Got to get going….ENJOY your David time!

  21. Grace says:

    Morning everyone!!
    Wow, it was the longest timeout FOD has ever experienced, right? lol.
    nora, I agree with you. I always rely on FOD on a daily basis and FOD is so important to quench my thirst on David updates.

    I bought extra iTunes cards and ready for the iTunes downloading party. But I gotta go soon, so evening time would work better for me.

    I FOUND 1 CD at Walmart in the new release shelves!!! ONLY 1 CD!! So I bought it and asked an employee about not enough copies. She didn’t have a clue but I don’t think it’s Walmart’s decision to have only 1 copy in every Walmart store. Anywayz, she told me to come back later when they get more. So in the new release section, BEGIN is the only empty slot while other slots are all filled with plenty of CDs, even for unknown artists.

  22. potluck8 says:

    Hi everyone, Do you think that even though David isn’t here he might get a mention on the ALMA awards? David has probably accomplished more in three months than most of them have in a year. Just hoping.

  23. kimk says:

    potluck isn’t that for latino achievements.. so going to guess no. if the cd had some Spanish songs might think so though. also
    I don’t think most biz folks see cover cds as serious releases.
    not that it is a bad cd at all as this was one of circumstance but maybe when he comes back and maybe releases a spanish cd or single might get a nod. but he would have to put himself out there more. last two years he has been on the down low here in the states.

  24. kimk says:

    Good morning everyone : ) The #MusicChallenge will be starting shortly. I’ll be taking requests before the @DavidArchie feature at 2pm Josie

  25. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–OMJ…miss NA & David, the actor….he was good esp. on the angry scenes!

  26. sarahhazel says:

    Whatever happened to that NA broadcast and the DVD? 🙁

  27. sarahhazel says:

    I wish Broken had a MV.

  28. mango#DA2014 says:

    I miss NA/David, too. It’s still hard to believe that he came out of his shell enough to do that. Sure hope he does it again in two years.

  29. potluck8 says:

    Thanks Kimk. He has such a SUPER TALENT I hope somerhing happens when he come home.

  30. jeani/ut says:

    It’s been fun seeing that TV ad. It comes on just before and after the Olympic coverage at night.

  31. kimk says:

    potluck me too.. think it is up to him and what he wants.. he has to go after it. one thing for sure that will happen is we will be over the moon excited for his homecoming!! hope for at least one concert come 2014!!

    sarahhazel don’t get the impression that will come about. 🙁

  32. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Even though I’m not a judge, and know I couldn’t be because I have a photo entry, I thought I’d share my favorite photos. I do like mine (sun bursting through the dark clouds after a storm, page 3) but I’ll list the others I like too. And I didn’t click to see whose they were (thought I did read a few on “what” they were a picture of), so no other biased opinions going on. I picked 1 or 2 from each page.
    Page 1: Dog seeing his shadow on the garage door
    Page 2: Tornado looking dark cloud over a city
    Page 3: Bungee jumper
    Page 4: Hatched duck eggs
    Page 5: Beginning to write new music & baby in the mirror
    Page 6: Baby’s steps
    Page 7: Lady bug on a log
    Page 8: Black & white pic of mom & baby girl
    Page 9: Baby sea turtle
    Page 10: Little boy crying on the side of the street
    Page 11: New sprout coming up through the snow & newborn baby girl (in pink)
    Page 12: New puppy in the palm of a hand
    Page 13: Boy climbing on a pole and new bride in the car
    Page 14: Kitten licking the other kitten’s ear
    Page 15: Squirrel going from tree to a log
    Page 16: Kids jumping in river and Little girl & baby walking on railroad tracks
    Page 17: Vietnam refugees & Bali beach sunset
    Page 18: Little boy smiling (through house wood frame) and the flip flops on the beach

  33. Janel aka Nellie says:

    though not thought. typing too fast. LOL

  34. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–that’s too bad….dang, I wanted to see David in NA on HD.. 🙁

  35. sarahhazel says:

    Janel–those are great photos!…has the contest ended?

  36. kimk says:

    sarahhazel you never know though.. things pop up around here when least expect it! 🙂

    Janel love the Scrabble pic.. hmm the cancer patient with baby gets me. bad.

    I LOVE the commercial.. did you know there is a 3D feature to click on!
    I do not have 3D glasses but would I love to see it.


  37. Janel aka Nellie says:

    The contest ends Tuesday. I liked that one too Kimk (the cancer patient with the baby) but was picking the pics that grabbed me the most.

  38. kimk says:

    could this be another CLUE TO A EVERYBODY HURTS MV???!!!!!! 😯


    kim ‏@kimak
    rumor of a Everybody Hurts MV from @DavidArchie.. does say..’sensational hit single’ on packaging!

    the sensational hit single
    “Everybody Hurts”!!!!!!!!

  39. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–I noticed that too when I first got my CDs!

  40. cq#DA2014 says:

    Imo, the BEGIN album is so special, but kinda sad when I listen to the lyrics of the songs, it makes me think he was really unhappy, not just with his career, but life in general and needed to get away. I’m probably over analyzing.

  41. kimk says:

    all the songs David covered were hit singles when they came out.. they just happen to
    point out that one.. and that tweeter saying he auditioned for it?
    ha need more stuff… come on ArchuFBI we need DEETS!!

  42. sarahhazel says:

    David Ovalles ♫ ‏@DOvalles1993
    There playing Broken at my campground! I’m freaking out @DavidArchie

  43. sarahhazel says:

    Who knows it might become a sensational hit again with David…….well, I want the whole album to be a sensational hit!

  44. kimk says:

    sarahhazel eeep!!!

    cq hope not.. he is such a great individual he has not much to get down on himself for. do know he has to feel good inside we or others can’t make him feel that way.
    sure hope that is not what it is.
    would take a stab at that.. the world is a mess right now I feel I need to try and help somehow to make it better in my way?

  45. sydnie says:

    Yippee FOD’s back, Hello everyone! 😀 Love this mega post Kale, thanks!
    So what time is download party tonight? Love everyone’s ‘in search of BEGIN.’ stories lol, I’ve been tied up but will have time to check out Target & Costco later today! 😀

  46. sarahhazel says:

    There should be more suprises in Kari’s top secret Archuvault or we’ll have a super major Archudrought next year….Yikes!!!

  47. sydnie says:

    Janel, thanks for bringing up the photo contest….hadn’t checked since I left for vaca and tons more amazing photos now!
    Kimk, think I spotted your adorable little guy, he’s even more squishy than D haha! 😀
    Beth, have fun with the family! 😀

  48. Wil says:

    Good morning All.

    Cq, I can see where you are coming from regarding the tone of the Album. But I don’t think the sadness was meant to reflect David’s life. I think instead it was meant to reflect the lives of those who he would be serving as a missionary. I believe he sees his mission as one of giving hope to those who feel hopeless.

  49. kimk says:

    sydnie yup taking his first steps with his pop. very squishy indeed!!!

  50. sarahhazel says:

    “Hold ooooooooooooooon….”—last 2 notes on EH…..now, that’s sensational!

  51. sarahhazel says:

    Zachary ‏@YoZacharyy
    David Archuleta came on in the store the other day…

  52. sydnie says:

    Sarahhazel, sure hope there’ll be more surprises for 2013, did Kari hint something promising?
    I was worrying about next year’s drought but not too much at the moment, time seems to fly by this year & I see fans are sticking around rallying/supporting each other also…..the true test will be later during the holidays with no David concerts, see how I’m gonna hold up then lol!

  53. jeani/ut says:

    I don’t think David is sad. I think he wants to CURE everyone that is sad.

  54. sarahhazel says:

    jeani/ut–amen to that!

  55. breanne says:

    Forgot to thank Kalei for today’s post!! That pic at the top of David is GORGEOUS!!

    ING mv:

  56. cq#DA2014 says:

    Thank you Jeani/ut and Wil for setting me straight.

  57. kimk says:

    breanne #DA2014 ‏@breanneruss
    40 mins until the @DavidArchie feature on @WISE_RADIO (2 pm ET)!!! Listen here >


  58. ksf says:

    We should start our own radio station — QT100: “All David, All the Time” 🙂

  59. cq#DA2014 says:

    Now back to spazzing about this glorious album and stop overanalyzing and just enjoy every note, lol.

  60. kimk says:

    cure? I will go along with help in his own way.

  61. kimk says:

    breanne #DA2014 ‏@breanneruss
    @DavidArchie’s Broken was #2 on @WISE_RADIO’s M.Challenge this week. VOTE til 8/17. Download Firefox browser & type in


  62. kimk says:

    ohh leading in the poll for now.. Didi’s fans want her to win big time!!

  63. sydnie says:

    BEGIN. Is truely a gem that I’ll treaure forever! I’m especially addicted to listening while driving, all my trips seem so much shorter & even the frequently messy bay area traffic jams are a bit more tolerable now lol! 😀
    Think I finally understand why D made his mission decision, I believe this 2 yr hiatus from the pressure/stress of showbiz will be beneficial in the long run. He’s young & smart & knows how to take care of himself both mentally & physically, he’ll be back stronger/wiser/refreshed and ready elevate his career to the next level! 😀

  64. Martha says:

    Hello, everyone. Thanks Kalei for the post! Its awesome! Going through withdrawals yesterday without FOD!

    Could they be releasing Everybody Hurts as a single? That would go along with a video being made. I know Kari said possibly no single but that statement on the cover sure is interesting. (I didn’t notice it, too busy tearing off the wrapper!)

  65. kimk says:


    ALL OF BEGIN!!!!!!! 😀

    Our 1st @DavidArchie feature is 15 minutes away : ) We’ll be playing the entire “Begin” album along with some of your older favorites!

  66. sydnie says:

    Gotta get ready to leave for the giants/rockies game, traffic will be horrendous this entire weekend in SF yikes! Lots going on with the huge Golden Gate park music festival and giants being home! Bye all, enjoy your weekend! 😀

  67. kimk says:

    Martha why did they single that one out and that person tweeted about it two different times! maybe.. will look for more clues!!!

  68. Goodmorning Feels so good to be back with all of you again. Thank goodness for tweeter. and all my favorites that i was able to revisit.
    Kalei thank you for the welcome back post.
    jean/Ut=== I like what you said about the fact that David is not sad, he is tryng to cure us from bieng sad.
    I was really lost without all of you in my daily life. i know that you are not my whole life but a still a part of my life that makes me smile and laugh when i’m sad. I guess you can say that you are my extended family and David is part of it.

  69. Martha says:

    sydnie – totally agree with what you said about David leaving. He will help him.

  70. Martha says:

    kimk – to me, it sounds like they are releasing it as a single.. Woohoo!

  71. Kimk, has any one heard anyone about a possible MV of EH?

  72. kimk says:

    they are playing Broken on Wise Radio!! LOVE!!!!!!!

  73. kimk says:

    NOW Angel.. love his lower register!! GAH!!!

  74. kimk says:

    Linda all I know is there was a tweeter saying they tried out for and participated in a Everybody Hurts MV for David. think he said he rode a scooter?

  75. It’s nice listening to wise radio and David singing. while commenting.

  76. Martha says:

    The hit single reference for Everybody Hurts – Could they be refering to this?:



    Apparently it was releaseed in 2010 for Haiti, still why the MV?

  77. OMG! ” FALLING ” Ive never heard this on radio before.

  78. kimk says:

    Be STill My Soul… so Beautiful!!!

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

    Hey linda! I just sent Wise Radio a thank you tweet for playing Falling. I’ve never heard it on the radio before either, I adore that song(I think I’ve said that once or twice before, or a hundred,lol) Falling & Broken kind of have their own place in my heart, the rest of the songs are right nextdoor in my heart, its just those two songs, well, their special 😀

    Hello Everyone! Just stopping by for a minute to say “Hey” Trying to catch a few songs on Wise Radio.

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

    Purchasing Begin again on Itunes right now 😀

  81. kimk says:

    love how David sings ‘sail on silver girl’!!!!

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

    Will check in later, ciao!

  83. ‘ TELL ME ‘ This song is so sad to me. The end of a love story. I’m crying.

  84. kimk says:

    Linda it is.. too sad!!!

  85. Hi! Beth, see you later, i’m triple tasking. Listening to Wise Radio and cleaning bathrooms and commenting. Didn’t think i had it in me anymore, but i can i can.

  86. Candy says:

    THANK YOU MODS for getting our home back up and running! And what a great post to kick things off! GREEN is everywhere, it has taken over my life…the little green gem rules! The cd cover is green, the OS is awash in green, even FOD is green! And non fans are green with envy over Davids great choice of cover songs! And OHMYHECK those green eyes! Ok so thses ruby red lips throw off the color scheme a tad but they’re worth it! 🙂

  87. ELEVATOR, I guess he got off on the right floor. He’s where he wants to be for right now. because he bought a return trip. Right David?????

  88. kimk says:

    @Heidijoy5 We’ll probably go until at least 4pm EDT this time. Then Melody will be on at 10pm EDT for the next one.

  89. I love this one DON’T GIVE UP. It’s my favorite. Saw on tweeter where Perci Itlan, finally heart the cd and loved it. He said this song especially is just right for what they are going through in the phils. I think i spelled his last name wrong. Sorry Perci.

  90. Where are these songs coming from that i haven’t heard before?

  91. Candy, RUBY RED LIPS LOL! Your so right on.

  92. Candy says:

    Linda-I love Dont Give Up, I dont have a favorite but its one of the ones I listen to on repeat! Oh wait, I have them ALL on repeat!

  93. Robin F says:

    I think I have converted another new fan!! I have been telling my friend that I do water aerobics with about my anticipation for the new cd and all my road trips to see him. I told her how he was on a mission for 2 years but still caring about us and leaving us special music. I told her about the MOTAB dvd and that she could borrow it. I got all my cds together and the dvd and one of the Begin cds Shelley and I found at Walmart ( this I said was a gift to her but theothers I needed back) and said enjoy listening. She listened to TOSOD and said she loved it so much she listened twice!! Now she is listening the the first cd . Maybe when he gets back I will have a new concert buddy!!

    So glad to see FOD back up!! I don’t post much anymore but I try to read it every day. Thanks guys for all your hard work!!

  94. I guess i will buy another download of BEGIN on itunes. I already have 2 and 6 cds. I’m gifting 3 cds though.

  95. Robin F says:

    Linda From Cali #DA2014 I thought Don’t Give Up would be a great song for the people affected by the wildfires in CO as well.

  96. jeani/ut says:

    kimk Help was a better word than cure.

  97. Robin, so true. It’s a song that would be perfect for people going through disasters and just going through trouble times. I love it. I can’t stop listening to it. libbie and David do a beautiful duet, thier voices blend so perfect.

  98. I just finished listening to YOU CAN. At the end he sings, GOOD THINGS COMES TO THOSE WHO WAIT. OH! what we have to look forward to!!!!!!.

  99. WAITING FOR YESTERDAY! I always liked this song when he sings it concert. Love how he moves with it.

  100. TO BE WITH YOU! I’m going to miss David on those skating shows.

  101. kimk says:

    akk it is still going on.. thought it was over.

    jeani ha go halfsies with you.. sure cures me of what is sad. all I do is play anything of his.. and things seem so much better.
    especially his vlogs. he is one of the sweetest most adorable individuals I have ever seen and it would make sense him taking that to the wonderful folks down there the next two years they would feel the same thing.
    sure are lucky folks.
    know it is 4 months already but dang I still miss the kid a real lot!!

  102. nora says:

    I forgot how much I really liked Everything and More, It is so good to hear all his music, it is amazing how much he has done in four years, To bad the radio stations won’t play his music. I really don’t understand it. Just love and miss him more and more each day, but thankful for all that he has left us with, we are lucky fans. MKOP on now, love this too.
    Are we still having a downloading party tonight, or not? I think it would be great if we could.

  103. Martha says:

    Henna Rharife‏@henna_rharife
    @kariontour Hi Kari, is there any chance of “BEGIN” being available here in Brazil? We want to BEGIN in Brazil!

    Kari Sellards‏@kariontour
    @henna_rharife Not right now!

    There is a fansite in Brazil. They ask their fans to not illegally download. But they want BEGIN. as it is not available there yet.

    Maybe we could gift them physical copies. I would be willing. Here is the website, you can translate with Google or Bing.


  104. kimk says:

    Carmen ‏@lovingarchiexo
    You guys you guys! TOSOD IS PLAYING IN ROSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀

  105. LCT #DA2014 says:

    I want to gift David cd. Anyone know how it works?

  106. kimk says:

    Hope everyone enjoyed our @DavidArchie feature : ) Join Melody tonight at 10pm EDT for part 2!


  107. Candy says:

    Enjoying my “Fifty Shades of Green”

  108. Pickles says:

    i miss you soooo much FOD!!!!!!thank youuuu so much to everyone whovruns this website

  109. Martha says:

    BEGIN. went from #12 to #11 on Pop Albums Itunes!

    From #50 to #47 on Overall Albums!

    Keep going up! Lets get back into top 10!

  110. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Hi everyone. Kalei great post. Love the pictures too. Glad FOD is back. I missed the Wuse -Radio show. I’ll get it tonight at ten. Candy.. 😆 😆 Linda loved what you said about FOD and us. Looks like we trended somewhere the last two nights. I’m so glad. No trends tonight, is there??? I love reading everyone’s comments on BEGIN. It’s not ODD, it’s the love of David’s music and his amazing vocals and excellent renditions of the cover songs in BEGIN.

  111. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    kimk.. Is there a downloading gifting party tonight. I’d like to participate but afraid I don’t know how. I had a lot of trouble getting my album on Itunes. It was a mess. They even refunded me because thet charged me for two downloads and Broken too. It was a mess. Wish there was an easy way. I’d gladly participate.

  112. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Martha thanks That’s great!!

  113. kimk says:

    sgj not sure and yes it is complicated!

  114. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    kimk.. Okay thank you.

  115. kimk says:

    Martha that is great!! Go Begin Go!!!

  116. Martha says:

    kimk – yeah, instead of doing a nose dive, its going up! Good time for more downloading and gifting!

  117. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Dinner time see you later

  118. nora says:

    lct do you want to gift a physical cd or download one to gift. Check o FOD fansite they have a gifting program, I think they are working with David Archuleta fan site, if i’m not mistaken. You can check it out. I don’t know how to gift it from Itunes either.

  119. SGJ, guess your off to make dinner, but i don’t think there is any trending right now. I lost internet so i was off for an hour. Glad to hear that BEGIN went up again. We need to at least get it back up the top 10 and try and keep it there for at least a week. I know thats a hard task but we are Archies and we can do it. PRAYING HERE.
    I have 3 physical Cds to gift, i left message on FODgmail but haven’t received confirmation. If i don’t hear from them i guess i will look for donors myself. If you hear of anything please let me know. I enjoyed listen to all of Davids songs on wise radio. Some i haven’t heard in a while. I’m amazed at all the buzz we have had on David good and bad, but still buzz. We have managed to keep Davids name out there to the point where people ask who is David Archuleta. I feel that Kari and the team have more for us, comming after the BEGIN album has been out and promoted a while. Hope for a RAINBOW MV.

  120. Janel aka Nellie says:

    3 more days until the Utah fan dinner at Simply Thai. Went to Louises’ house today to see the beautiful pictures Jen Barry sent for the fans. Gorgeous! Excited for the dinner and to see fan friends I haven’t seen in awhile. Louise is having a Begin cake made. We’re going to do a getting to know you thing like Kalei had (or maybe it was Judy, can’t remember) at the BYU Idaho concert dinner. Changed the questions up a little. Decided not to do games, just drawings for prizes, plus I have party favors for all, listen to Begin music (and I’ll bring the other CD’s too), eat, gab like crazy about David. Oh and Nally got me addicted to that very rich coconut ice cream. I’ll have to have me some. Oh, and taking photos of everything of course. Just one picture of me though (I’ll relent) because that’s all anyone’s camera could handle of me. ha!

  121. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Judie, the
    Wise radio Begin event will be on again tonight at 10 Eastern, or 8 Utah time, 7 California time. http://www.live365.com/index.live#stations/shynner?play=2

  122. Janel aka Nellie says:


    @WISE_RADIO Thank you for the great @DavidArchie feature this pm. I really enjoyed anticipating which David Archuleta song would play next.

  123. sarahhazel says:

    Back from shopping and a short get-together, whew! Just downloaded 5 BEGIN. from iTunes to gift to some people I know! Didn’t get to the last part of WISE radio feature but will try to tune in at 10 pm ET. 🙂

  124. sarahhazel says:

    Holly ‏@hollyreFOD
    Front and center at Walmart. Last copy so I left it. @kariontour @DavidArchie http://pic.twitter.com/02ih0HxV

  125. breanne says:

    Part 2 of @WISE_RADIO’s feature on David is coming up in about 2 hours (10 pm ET, 8 pm MT & 7 pm PT). The lst part was 2 hrs & 50 mins long!!! They intermingled all the songs from BEGIN. in with older David songs including songs from Forevermore. It was fantastic!!! A lot of fans were tweeting during the feature & it was fun to interact with everyone! Be sure to listen online:
    http://www.live365.com/stations/shynner or download their app when you go to their link. See you at 10 pm ET!!

  126. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Janel.. Thanks for the link to Wise-Radio. Your party sounds like you are in for a great time. Wish I lived in Utah.

  127. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    breanne thank you too!! 😀

  128. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Linda Hope the numbers keep rising for BEGIN. Now I’m wondering if overseas sales count. in sales. How about Canadian sales. I think the other artists buy about a thousand cds themselves. Only way I can figure how they sell so many.

  129. sarahhazel says:

    theskykidradio ‏@theskykidradio
    #skykidradio – On air : David Archuleta – Beautiful on http://radio.theskykid.com

  130. Martha says:



  131. Grace says:

    Hey guys,
    After downloading extra BEGIN albums on iTunes, what should I do to gift? Should I convert it to mp3 or mp4 and attach it to email? If it’s risky to tell a giftee code off the iTunes card (since not sure if the person would actually use it for BEGIN), then I could download in my account but what should I do next?

  132. sarahhazel says:

    Thanks, Martha!

  133. Grace says:

    Kattthhhh ‏@akolovearchie
    @DavidArchie ‘s Begin. Album will be available on August 27 in the Philippines. So, I still have time to save so I can buy next month. Haha

    Filipino fans, you will have a chance soon. 🙂

  134. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Martha No offense here. thanks 😎

  135. Pickles says:

    Martha thank you so much! There are being more strick but I rather this than nothing at all

  136. Grace says:

    Thanks, Martha!! Something to look forward to….

  137. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    sarahhazel.. Loved listening to the radio station. Thank you

  138. kimk says:

    Martha thanks!!

  139. cq#DA2014 says:

    Thanks, Martha, love to see what’s up.

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

    Goodnight Everyone, Take Care All!

    Just stopping by to say Goodnight &
    hope everyone has a great evening.

  141. Anita says:

    I received my CD’s from Deseret yesterday!!! What a glorious gift BEGIN. is! The team of David, Kurt, and John did a spectacular job indeed! In the recording of Beautiful, I love how David sings the bridge. What his does with his voice is so amazing! I’m excited to hear about a music video for Everybody Hurts! The mention of it being a hit single on the front of the CD was interesting to say the least. Kari told us there we not going to be any songs from BEGIN. being released as singles though. I guess it’s one of those things that makes you go Hmmmm….

    Thanks Kaeli for the post for today! I’m glad to see FOD up and running again!

  142. Martha thank you for info. Nice to know he’s ok

  143. SGJ, they probably do and donate them to fans.

  144. bychance says:

    Ohhhhhh I’m so glad you guys are back!

    Robin I sure hope you have converted a new fan! Being one myself I can vouch for that fact that it is an honor and a privilege, and a whole lot of fun ……..even if you weren’t around for the first 4 years!

    I am ordering more CDs for the FOD gifting thing, but don’t really understand how to gift on Itunes, either. Can you download them now and decide later to whom and how to gift them? I figure I haven’t spent a penny on a concert of David’s…… the least I can do is buy a whole bunch of stuff now.

  145. Anita says:

    I was so touched by David message to all of us in his Thank You’s! I really do love that guy, and appreciate all he’s given us! Did anyone ever mention before that John Hancock was one the producers of BEGIN.? I don’t remember that anyone did besides David. I just thought Kurt Bestor produced it. Well, I’m very thankful for both Kurt’s and John’s contributions. They did an incredible job!

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

    Hey Anita! Kari didnt say there definately wouldnt be any singles, just probably not, but she didnt know for sure. Yes, John’s name was mentioned before, beging a producer of the album.

    Hello bychance, Nice of you to buy more & gift. I bought another copy of Begin & 2 Broken singles on Itunes.

    OK, I really mean it this time, Goodnight 😀
    Decided to swing by FOD one more time, so, of
    course, I had to comment. Hard to leave FOD.

  147. By Chance, i’m like you. I haven’t spent money on Davids concerts so i will buy more on itunes. Nicely put. Are we still having a downloading party or is everyone just doing it on thier own time.

  148. Miss Vicki #DA2014 says:

    Wil and Jeani/Ut…..I agree with both of your posts earlier in the day….I don’t think David is sad at all……He just want to make others feel better who are hurting and lest fortunate……….Miss Vicki….

  149. Mckenzie Harris says:


    If you decide to download the extra songs yourself rather that sending a gift code to a recipient, you need to do the following:

    1. Convert the iTunes files, which are in m4a format into mp3 format. Here’s software I downloaded to do this, it’s free. http://download.cnet.com/Free-M4a-to-MP3-Converter/3000-2140_4-187723.html

    2. Email the converted files to recipient. You’ll probably have to send them 5 songs at a time because the 10 songs are too big to attach to one email.

    Good luck.

  150. Miss Vicki #DA2014 says:

    Oop….meant less fortunate…Miss Vicki

  151. Anita says:

    Beth-So Kari said probably no single will be released. OK. Thanks for clarifying that John was mentioned as one of the BEGIN. producers. I couldn’t remember that for some reason. I just remember Kurt being mentioned. Have a good night Beth!

  152. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Wise Radio feature on David is beginning with Crush. http://www.live365.com/index.live#stations/shynner?play=2

  153. sarahhazel says:

    Back again in time for WISE radio!!!

  154. sarahhazel says:

    Broken is like a beautiful, haunting free-verse poem.

  155. Miss Vicki #DA2014 says:

    If Everybody Hurts is a single….does that mean it has a chance to get on the radio?????…And if so how can FOD help get that accomplished????? Also, does anyone know if Broken is available for a Verizon ringtone???? Miss Vicki

  156. sarahhazel says:


  157. sarahhazel says:

    Wow, Blackbird….epic MB concert!

  158. sarahhazel says:

    “You are BEAUTIFUL…no matter what they say….” 🙂

  159. sarahhazel says:

    Awesome concert opener…..STR!!! (I wanna dance now)

  160. sarahhazel says:

    OMJ…Falling Stars…one of top 3 TOSOD faves….This is making me miss him bad.

  161. sarahhazel says:

    A capella GBTBR…..memories of COS book signings!

  162. Miss Vicki #DA2014 says:

    sara2hazel….I agree…I was just thinking the same thing myself today when I listened to Broken….It is a free verse poem set to music….My mother is a writer….and a David naysayer…..not into him or his music at all, even though I took her to a CFTH concert and she actually enjoyed it…..I can’t wait for her to listen to Broken and be impressed with David’s skills at writing poetry (even if it is set to music)…… Miss Vicki

  163. sarahhazel says:

    DGU just put me in a trance…..back to normal….LOL
    Time for speakers…haha….need to do something for little while!

  164. sarahhazel says:

    Miss Vicki–we’ll see if EH is a single….no word on that yet…..and on the ringtones, not sure about that….but I have STR as my ringtone for a long time now…..my daughter put it in my phone then set it as a ringtone for me.

  165. bychance says:

    Another first. Never listened to wise radio before…..so cool to hear all these David songs!

    Miss Vicki, I also agree that David isn’t sad, (although I did wonder about it for a little while at the first couple of listens).. I think he’s saying that life can be difficult and painful at times, (especially those less fortunate) and the way we get through it is by serving and relying on each other and God.

  166. Miss Vicki. I think Kalei has Broken as a ringtone. she gave me instructions on how to do it.

  167. Martha says:

    BEGIN. still #11 on Itunes Pop Album Chart

    On the Overall Album Chart, it moved up one spot from #47 to #46 Yay!

  168. sarahhazel says:

    Check out Comment #131 on TheVoice/DavidArchuleta.com to hear about Deseret Scene in SLC @davidarchie is getting royal treatment :))

    “I was so happy with their enthusiasm…and as I drove out of Salt Lake City, my daughter yelled and pointed…to a full size billboard promoting the new CD!”

    Eeeeekkk!!! A BILLBOARD???!!!!

  169. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–still great stats on the album! 🙂

  170. josie says:

    I went to a Chinese restaurant today, and the fortune cookie said: “Your life is at a new beginning.” 🙂

  171. Grace says:

    Mckenzie, thanks for your help.
    I just tested the program you suggested and it worked. It took a little while to find files on my new computer since Windows 7 organizes files differently from older Windows that my previous computer had. All the files are there. OK, I just need to find fans who need BEGIN.

    Billboard for BEGIN???!!!! Woohoo!!!

  172. Martha says:

    sarahhazel – its holding its own, if it could get back into the top ten, that would be fantastic!

    Just to compare – Madonna’s album came out the same day, Aug 7, and its #13 Pop and #53 Overall. And she is supposedly very famous and is on a major label.

  173. blue says:

    i was driving to orem today and saw the billboard. wish i had a camera or something. it looked great. 🙂 around the same spot as his stadium of fire billboard used to be just on the other side of the road.

  174. Miss Vicki #DA2014 says:

    Hi Kalei…….Linda From Cali #2104 says you have Broken as a ring tone on your cell phone and you gave her instructions on how to do this….Is it available on Verizon….can you give me those same instructions?????? LOVE THIS SONG….Miss Vicki

  175. bychance says:

    Josie…love the fortune!

    Hope somebody can get a pic of that billboard!

    Off to do some downloading and bed. Goodnight everyone.

  176. Miss vicki. i don’t have it yet. Kalei mentioned she had it on her ringtone. I asked for instructions. This what she said.
    Hope it works/ will try mine tomorrow.

  177. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    Thanks Linda From Cali….Gotta go to bed now…Just finished making potato salad and deviled eggs for a huge cookout at our house tomorrow for my hubby’s birthday…..Talk to you all later…..Miss Vicki

  178. Martha says:

    BEGIN. now #44 Overall Album, Up from #47, Going Up Again!

    Still #11 on Pop Albums Itunes!

  179. Goodnight everyone. I’m going to dream that BEGIN pushes up to the top 10 POP overnight. David deserves to be at least on the top 10 a little longer. Sweet David Dreams.

  180. jeani/ut says:

    I’d better go I think my bathtub is running over.

  181. jhen says:

    I guess lot of people in US are now aware there is Begin. Album. Because there are commercial and wise radio that promoted.

  182. kimk says:

    woo hoo!

    Broken is on this chart in the Philippines!! 🙂


    Donnary #DA2014 ‏@Donnary17
    Vote for @davidarchie’s Broken on Chart Central!! One vote per hour.


  183. kimk says:

    ozradiobali ‏@ozradiobali
    #32| NEW ENTRY| DAVID ARCHULETA- BROKEN #OzWeeklyTop40Countdown

  184. kimk says:

    Good morning folks.. A BEGIN BILLBOARD??!!

    hope a pic shows up!!

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



  186. Angelgal3 says:

    Hi everyone, LOVE Begin and I’ve been listening on repeat in the car. It’s so great to have new music and that voice is just as stunning as always! Hope you’re all loving it as much as I am! have a great Monday! 🙂

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