David Archuleta: BEGIN. Photo Contest-2 More Days! Billboard BEGIN.ning, BEGIN. on Astroplus and OdysseyLiveNet, Chart Central & Myx,


David Archuleta BEGIN. Quote 2 ~credit: Bianca ~

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Everything you care about, everything you are about, needs to BEGIN. today or it may never happen. ~Julien Smith~

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BEGIN. Photo Contest:2 More Days

At the time of this post there were already 365 entries with 2 days to go!!! I honestly have to say all of the entries are beautiful!! “BEGIN.” signifies so many different things to fans, and David is touching the minds and hearts of all fans in a very special way with this album!  Have you already sent your entry in to the OS?? I haven’t, but I WILL get mine in. 🙂  Click the graphic above to head over and enter your own photo. If you already have, I congratulate you and offer you best wishes when the winners are selected! Also, take time to click the slideshow button, sit back, and let the images of “BEGIN.” fill your day!

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It BEGIN.s In The Heart

BEGIN. Billboard in UTAH ~credit @Davidsballerina (Shaunie)~

WOWSA! What a thrill!!!! So happy to see this kind of promo for David and for BEGIN.! It so deserves to be known about by all!! I’d love to see these billboards up all over!  Thanks so much Shaunie for pulling over and getting a pic! I’m afraid I would have run off the road….or possibly drove right into it! 😉

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BEGIN.Now at Astroplus, OdysseyLive.net & mymusicstore.com.ph!!

Asia fans have reason to celebrate today! YES!

~credit Dinanskyy~

News from all 3 was posted on twitter over the past 24 hours!

~Available on Astroplus on AUGUST 24!!! ~

~From the Odyssey fb~

CLICK  BOXES  ABOVE for ordering/ Pre-ordering BEGIN. will be available at both Astroplus  and OdysseyLiveNet on August 24th, 2012!

Additional Awesome  Pics/Info!

First! This BEAUTIFUL photo from Mymusicstore.com THANK YOU BIG TIME to TDC (The David Chronicles) For the heads up! 🙂

And with some cropping magic~~

~credit Mymusicstore.com.ph and TDC~

credit JonAldrien via mymusicstore.com.ph

And  speculation grows about the possibility of Everything Hurts as a special “single.” Jack Ryan shared her flyer from Mymusicstore.com below!

~flyer credit Jack Ryan~

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Vote On Wise Radio!

Voting continues on this poll through August 17th. The 2 top songs will continue to be featured as new ads. Broken is currently in the #2 spot! Click below to vote. ***note: Voting must be done on either Firefox or Internet Explorer. Google Chrome does not “show” the poll.”

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Vote on Myx And Chart Central

Broken is now listed as a” new add” on Voters hit List along with Forevermore and I’ll Never Go! So click below and vote every hour!!

Vote to keep David’s “ING” Charting

“I’ll Never Go” has been charting in the top 10 on 3 of Myx’s 4 charts for 7 WEEKS now!!! Let’s vote to keep it visible on the charts until a new release (i.e. Broken or EH) is also up for voting! Click below to cast your vote! “I’ll Never Go”   David Archuleta.

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BEGIN. charts

We’re about 1 week in from the release of BEGIN. and although we don’t have any specific sales numbers, David’s album remains seated nicely among top sellers on a number of sites and charts! 🙂



Deseret #1!

Walmart #6

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BEGIN. Fan Celebrations!

~ from Kaychan (@Rocktellme)

..And Janel has Soo many treats for her SLC get together tomorrow..including these below~ 

Reminder: The dinner  is at Simply Thai in Sandy 6 PM, Tuesday Aug 14th. Address: 37 W. 10600 South

And there’s MOREEE Goodies from Janel for her guests! Click each pic below to “enlarge.”

There are BEGIN. journals, BEGIN. dinner magnets, goodie buckets, and also custom  BEGIN. note pads! WOW!!



We’d love to hear all about this great SLC fan get together, tomorrow! And we all love pics!

Let the BEGIN. celebrations, promotions, and gifting continue into week 2!

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Gifting Update

Kalei and @janey79 at AFS have been working to match donors with giftees. I even hear talks of a “spreadsheet!” Once again, here is Kalei’s info as posted yesterday:

Thank you to all of the generous fans who have donated copies of the BEGIN. album so that all fans may enjoy this beautiful gift that David left for us.  All giftees and donors should have received an acknowledgement email, and gifting will be conducted on a first requested, first fulfilled basis until all donations have been gifted.

Donors:  FOD will be forwarding the names & email requests of giftees that you have been matched to based on the type and number of of donation(s) you have made.  Most giftees have provided their mailing address or iTunes account in their email request.

Thank you so much to all who have contributed to this gifting project in time, effort, and cds thus far!!

BEGIN. Collage Celebrations a la Cindy!

Thanks @CanadianArchie !!

I love these!!!

And to close on this lovely Monday, how about a mini concert!! Three years ago today David performed in St. Louis!! I remember  friends being there that night and I even had personal cellcast of a couple songs!!! *sigh*  I miss nights like this so much! David was ONNNN FIRRREE just like always! 🙂

My Hands ~ credit @myheartsong

Works For Me ~credit Tarynpreston~

Zero Gravity ~credit @myheartsong~

And can’t forget the cuteness overload of “those darn allergies~that night! Credit Maggie54

And finally , for all the Lefties like David out there, thanks @karenkid for the reminder:

Happy Monday everyone! 🙂

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323 Responses to David Archuleta: BEGIN. Photo Contest-2 More Days! Billboard BEGIN.ning, BEGIN. on Astroplus and OdysseyLiveNet, Chart Central & Myx,

  1. ksf says:

    Good Morning! 🙂

    Thanks for a wonderful new post! And…Happy Lefthander’s Day! 🙂

    Enjoy your day, everyone!! 🙂

  2. ksf says:

    Wow…still can’t get over how much I love My Hands!!

  3. cq#DA2014 says:

    Great Monday post, Joanie, as aways.
    So happy the Asian fans are able to get BEGIN.

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

    Hello Everyone! Just stopping by to say “Hey” & wish you all a Marvelous Monday 😀 Oh & Happy Lefthanders Day!!!

    Thanks Sutty, for the FANtastic post, FOD is the coolest 😎

    Take Care All, TTYL 😀

  5. granny Lyn from South Africa says:

    hi Joanie thanks for the post, lovely pics
    so glad the Asian fans are getting their Begin cd
    I have ordered mine through our amazon gent and hopefully will recieve it sometime in September.
    Happy left hander’s day to all (including me) left hander’s out there
    an interesting web site just clicked onto it will study the articles later
    have a great day to you all

  6. Candy says:

    Happy Monday Everyone! Thanks Joanie for this great serving of GREEN to start our week! OHMYHECK where has that new pic been hiding…he is just the most beautiful creature on the planet and the most photogenic! The picture of David crouching down with the light on his shoulders( how appropriate is that) is one of my favorite photos. Speaks volumes!
    Where can I sign up to get one of those billboards in my town?? I cant imagine the thrill driving down the street and seeing that huge green gem staring at you!
    Janel and all going to the get-together tomorrow, have a great time! Looks like Janel has some great goodies for everyone! Wish I lived closer!

  7. tami lyn says:

    good morning beth, granny lynn, candy 🙂 ksf~ “no half-steppin golddiggers” hahaha! good one LOL!

  8. tami lyn says:

    good morning cq 🙂

  9. lct#DA2014 says:

    Hey guys, I hate to see David losing on the Wise Radio poll against Didi Benami! The poll ends this Friday!

    Also, any ideas for keeping David’s good rankings on Itunes? I know fans are gifting… what about printing little info sheets with Begin info and David’s picture and drop them off at your favorite restaurants/stores. I think store owners would be supportive especially if we explained what David is doing and explain the awesome song about Invisible Children….

  10. Grace says:

    Morning folks!!

    Tks, Joanie for the wonderful Monday post!!
    Love the pic on the huge billboard and David fans are so creative and talented!!
    I wonder if Deseret Book reports the album sales to the Soundscan that is the sales source for the Billboard music charts. Some said DB works pretty much independently. Well, it’s just me. So that’s why I ordered only one copy from Deseret. lol.

    I just finished voting. ING is out of top 10. 🙁 Vote, please.

  11. lct#DA2014 says:

    Grace, am voting but I don’t know if fans are distracted by Begin, but we need more fans to vote!

  12. angelbymyside says:

    SINGLE ??????


    1st single released from BEGIN is “Everybody Hurts” PH http://wp.me/p1E1iE-27A via @wordpressdotcom

  13. angelbymyside says:

    Sweet momma…..those NEW pics are BEAUTIFUL!!! 😀

  14. Candy says:

    Is it definite that Everybody Hurts is about the Invisible children…Ive been MIA so much if it is I missed it. Its one of my fav’s on the album.

  15. Candy says:

    ABMS-LOL sweet momma—not only is his voice a gift…so is his face!! God sure wrapped the voice in a pretty package!

  16. HAPPY MONDAY! Hello ksf, cq, Beth, granny Lyn, Candy, tami lyn, lct and Grace! Hope your day is going GREAT!

    THANKS Joanie for the AWESOME post! LOVE all the buzz and now even a BILLBOARD in Utah for BEGIN.! Sure deserves all the hype and attention ! AMAZING vocals on classic songs by David…result EPIC album!

    THANKS to all for their talents in sharing their collages ,fan art , pics and videos! We certainly appreciate it!

    Candy…The pic of David crouching down is in class of it’s own…..wonder what it’s being saved for? We better see that somewhere in the future…too good not to!

    ENJOY YOUR DAY EVERYONE….LOVING all going on in Davidland!s

  17. ksf says:

    tami lyn – lol. For some reason it was the first thing that came to mind! 🙂

  18. Candy says:

    VaBeach-Im wondering too…cant imagine it just not having a purpose!

  19. tami lyn says:

    VaBeach_ good morning 🙂 ksf~ too funny! LOL 🙂

  20. tami lyn says:

    good morning lct, grace, angel! 🙂

  21. kimk says:

    woo hoo new single..
    hoping that means those tweets about the music video are true!!?! 😀

  22. Martha says:

    @kariontour It’s my wish that @DavidArchie knows how much his fans are OVER THE MOON EXCITED for BEGIN…his efforts are so appreciated! 🙂

    Kari Sellards‏@kariontour
    @Marylee_DA2014 @DavidArchie your wish has been granted!

  23. ksf says:

    tami lyn – 🙂

  24. Martha says:

    RT @ChelsyJordan@kariontour hey Kari! I’ve been wondering, did David have to do multiple takes of BSMS for BEGIN.? It sounds so flawless.

    Kari Sellards‏@kariontour
    @Batya11394 @ChelsyJordan He did multiple takes on all of the songs just to make sure they got it since he would not be there 2 make changes

  25. Martha says:

    Trudy ♥♥ #DA2014 ♥♥‏@davidfan4ever
    @kariontour please tell @DavidArchie how much we miss him & thank him for the gift of BEGIN. so AMAZING – I’m gifting lots of copies

    Kari Sellards‏@kariontour
    @davidfan4ever @DavidArchie will do Trudy!

  26. tami lyn says:

    thanks for all those tweets martha!! 🙂

  27. Ali says:

    Just saw this posted in the Headline comments over at MJs

    David is featured in the banner on the Rising Star Outreach website! That’s the group he traveled to India last January to visit. http://www.risingstaroutreach.org/
    Its a rotating banner so you may have to wait a minute for David’s picture to come up. I believe there are a total of 4 pictures there.

  28. Ali says:

    I posted that last comment twice but the first one says awaiting moderation. If the other one comes through eventually, I apologize for repeating myself.

    I wonder if our moderation problem has moved to posts with 2 links now? I originally had posted the link to MJs too (http://www.mjsbigblog.com/idol-headlines-for-81312.htm) but then pulled it out in the 2nd comment in hopes that was the problem. Hmmmm. Guess I’ll try to limit myself to one link per post lol. Technology!

    Good morning, all!! 😀

  29. Candy says:

    Awww Marylee- your wish, and ours, has been granted by our David Fairy GodMother aka Kari!

  30. Dan says:

    Hello everyone! I went to my local AMC movie theater yesterday to finally see the Dark Knight. I got up at one point during the film to re-butter my popcorn and over the speaker system I caught the tail end of an ad saying “featuring an original song by David.” That piqued my interest. Then David’s “Beautiful” came on. When I was exiting the theater when the movie ended, I caught the full ad playing. Awesome promo by the record company, especially if it’s playing in AMC theaters across the country.

  31. Dan says:

    Candy, do you mean “Broken” being about Invisible Children?

  32. Candy says:

    Dan-Good question…being out of the loop and playing catch up, Im not sure what I missed.

  33. Ali says:

    Dan – awesome to hear that the promo is being played at Regal and AMC theaters!! I think we had just heard about Regal before. According to Wikipedia (the source of all things accurate lol) Regal and AMC are the two largest movie chains in North America.
    I think we have an AMC where I live! Maybe I need to go see a movie this weekend.

  34. Candy says:

    Dan-thats wonderful promo for BEGIN. I hope a lot of movie goers heard the song and it spiked their curiosity and they checked it out on itunes!!

  35. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Just FYI, the billboard is located at the point of the mountain off the freeway, just at the border of Salt Lake and Utah Counties. I didn’t notice it when I drove to and from Louise’s and my mom’s house the other day so I’ll have to look out for it tomorrow on the way to the fan dinner. Not sure if it’s a North or South bound billboard. The one for SOF a year ago was South bound so if it’s in the same place, I’ll have to wait until I’m on my way home.

  36. nora says:

    Candy Broken is about invisible children.

    Hi everybody. Have been voting on Wise, David needs so many more votes, the fans for Didi Benami are fierce voters.

    Great post today Joanie. Love all those pictures of David. He is so handsome!!!!

  37. Martha says:


    On Itunes: BEGIN. #14 Pop Albums, #67 Overall

  38. Shylurker says:

    I seldom post on FOD as I am not much of a conversationalist but I visit often. I had an idea that I wanted to share with others as it would require help by those who tweet if they agree and are willing. I know that most David fans remember how over the moon Nigel Lythoe is for David Archuleta (especially Imagine) and I got to thinking that Broken or Don’t Give Up would be great songs to dance to on So You Think You Can Dance especially if given to Travis Wall to choreograph. Does anyone agree? If so, do you think it would be possible for some of those with twitter accounts to send Nigel @dizzyfeet various tweets like: “If you liked imagine by @DavidArchie you must listen to his Begin CD”or “Broken or Don’t Give Up by @DavidArchie deserve the Travis Wall treatment” or “@DavidArchie has done it again. Imagine was great but you must listen to Broken, Don’t Give Up, and Everybody Hurts”. If I am nuts tell me. I just want more people to hear BEGIN.

    Thank to all of you who add to the quality and sweetness of life just like David!

  39. Candy says:

    Thanks nora and Dan. Like I said being out of the loop, which is a self-inflicted torture, I miss a lot. But at least household projects that have been on hold are getting done! 🙂

  40. Candy says:

    Shylurker-First, Welcome to our little corner of the world! Second…nuts?? Heck no, I love the idea, and you’re right, Nigel has a soft spot in his heart for David. Its definitely worth a try!

  41. Candy says:

    Time to enjoy some pool time! Have a good one. BBL

  42. lct#DA2014 says:

    Shylurker, I like your idea especially seeing that Martha has posted he’s at #14 & #67 overall. Hopefully moderators will see this idea and post it on the headline pg.

  43. tami lyn says:

    shylurker~ hi 🙂 great idea! i will be happy to tweet nigel!

  44. Shylurker says:

    Thanks Candy and lct#DA2014 for your comments.

    I have been wondering if anyone has contacted INVISIBLE CHILDREN about BROKEN by David. It would be great to know their thoughts on this song as it may lead to some publicity. This may have already been discussed so please forgive me if I am opening up an old conversation.

    Thanks again to you all!

  45. Goodmorning——-great post Joanie for the beautiful pics of our handsome David .
    Shy Lurker—— Not a bad idea tweeting Nigel Lithoe @dizzyfeet never know i love those songs and they have a story to tell and would go perfect on SYTYCD.
    We need to try and keep BEGIN. from getting any lower. Does sales from phils and indonesia count. Hope we get a little something from David this week. am missing his live vlogs big time, but thank you for Begin. Its beautiful. I have chores to do but will be in and out. BBL
    By the way happy lefthanders day. My husband was a lefthander.

  46. ShyLurker—By the way, Welcome, i will send a tweet to Nigel too. Don’t hurt to try.

  47. ksf says:

    Shylurker – hi! 🙂 I like your idea and I agree…Travis Wall would do a wonderful job choreographing routines to Broken or DGU or Everybody Hurts! I think it’s worth a try! 🙂

  48. breanne says:

    Broken is #2 on @WISE_RADIO’s Music Challenge. Download Firefox as your browser, write in the link & VOTE as much as you can:

  49. Robin F says:

    Got a new radio for my iphone. Now I can really blast BEGIN!!! It sounds absolutely amazing!!! I hope he will do these songs live for us one day!!

  50. Martha says:

    Slylurker – would the choreographer choose the music? Don’t know. Travis Wall’s twitter is @travlSova

    Apparently he has his own reality show called All The Right Moves

  51. Lurks says:

    Hi Shylurker, MANY people have tweeted Invisible Children about Broken and also Stacey Tookey a choreographer on SYTYCD. Too much tweeting could (IMO) become overkill.

    Would love to see a routine to Broken on SYTYCD. With the right dancers and routine, this could be a real emotional tearjerker. I’ve already visualized it in my head lol!

    Fingers crossed!

  52. Shylurker says:

    Good question Martha. I would suggest that we sent tweets to both @dizzyfeet and @travlSova at the same time. Another thought just popped into my head. David worked with a SYTYCD choreographer in India who recently sent him a tweet asking how he is doing. I think her name is Stacy Tucci (SP). She would be another person to send tweets to but I am confused as to her twitter address.

    Thanks to all who have picked up on this idea and sent or will send tweets.

  53. Shylurker says:

    Thanks Lurks. I had no clue how to spell Stacey Tookey.

    As usual I am out of the loop and seldom post here at FOD because I always seem to think of something that has already been discussed. That is why I ask first. Yes to many tweets would be counter productive.

  54. OH! MY GOODNESS!!!! Something exciting just happen to me as i was going to get an estimate on a dent in my car. I was listening to my small radio station here. Suddenly this song came on, and i was like that voice sounds familiar, well Lord & behold, it was Beautiful by David Archuleta. You want to see a grown woman cry? I couldn’t see to drive because of the tears. Of course i had to take the long way around. I just kept saying to myself, NO WAY! NO WAY! My DJ came through, i hope he plays more. Life is good. He sounds so good on the radio.

  55. ksf says:

    Okay. I have to share some thoughts from my husband regarding BEGIN. PLEASE keep in mind that my husband is one of those one in a BILLION people who doesn’t care much for music so I never take what he says seriously…but these completely RIDICULOUSLY HORRIBLE comments had me ROTFL!!

    The Cover —
    Me: “What do you think?” Husband: “His eyes look satanic.”

    Don’t Give Up — (Driving in the car with DGU playing)

    Husband: “Yuck! (sour face) “Who is THIS?” (Libbie singing)
    Me: “Libbie Linton. It’s a duet.”
    Husband: “It sounds like they pulled someone off the street!”

    I love my hubbie but…LOL! Not someone you would seek musical advice from. Poor thing doesn’t know what he’s missing!!

  56. ksf says:

    Linda – wow! Aww…that’s awesome! He’s a man of his word! 🙂

  57. A Fan says:

    Received my physical cd of Begin today from Amazon.com. and listened to the whole album and it was awesome. Love all the songs but Broken- DGU-True Colors-EH BOTW are outstanding along with the rest of them and should be heard on the radio. Love “Angels” he sings it like a lullabye. Beautiful………………………! Now I have one in my car -home-and on my Ipod. Also gifted some thru Itunes. Shylurker I think your idea is great it would be great exposure for David.

  58. lct#DA2014 says:

    Linda, you need to give us your DJ’s email to send him cudos!!!

  59. tami lyn says:

    linda~ that is sooo exciting! 🙂

  60. tami lyn says:

    ksf~ i know how it is LOL! my BF leaves the room anytime i play a david song and i can’t even post here what he says. and i also cannot post my response to him! i can tell u in a dm on twitter if u wanna know. lol

  61. ksf says:

    tami lyn – lol! It doesn’t bother me at all! It actually makes me laugh ’cause the things he says are so crazy and he has a dry sense of humor. And, it’s not just David he doesn’t like…as I said he’s not a music person. I ask him, “What are YOU hearing?” and it cracks him up since we both know that he’s not playing with a full musical deck, haha! 😆

  62. olemr2001 says:

    Shouldn’t BEGIN. be listed on this week’s “hits daily double” chart, or is there an extra week’s delay? I was expecting to find David’s name among the top 50. (I realize the chart is only 54.02% complete at this point.)


  63. Lct#2014, i will get his e-mail address, he would love some Kudos. Thanks.

  64. tami lyn says:

    ksf- i my case, i know my BF knows what a good singer david is but he will never admit it!! i think he’s jealous cuz he knows how much i love david but he has his own celebrity crushes and i do not harass him about his so called supermodels, lol so it’s all fair in love and war as they say! 🙂

  65. lct#DA2014 says:

    Great! I’ll be glad to write him/her!

  66. Lct#2014 its a him and his name is Jim Morrison. KJMB 100.3
    Just got his email. Its kjmbfm@hotmail.com.

  67. ksf says:

    tami lyn – haha! My husband thinks that David sounds too much like a choir boy…I just scratch my head and move on. On the other hand, he LOVES movies while I really am not a movie lover. I have my few favorites but otherwise I don’t care for movies really. So, we’re always teasing each other but it’s all in fun and I’m pretty sure that sometimes he says things just to see what I’ll say, like today. He knew he was wrong, lol!

  68. ksf says:

    Linda – I’ll write him too! 🙂

  69. ksf says:

    Linda – done! 🙂

  70. tami lyn says:

    ksf- i know how it is exactly. sometimes i think my BF lives to tease me about david! i suspect he likes him too but like i said, he would never admit it not unless someone paid him a million dollars, then maybe! LOL


  72. tami lyn says:

    linda- awesome!!! 🙂

  73. ksf says:

    Sarahhazel? Where r u?

  74. lct#DA2014 says:

    Linda, he’ll be surprised too when he reads his email! Wrote him too! 🙂

  75. Ali says:

    olemr2001 – There is no week delay on the chart; BEGIN would be on this week. Its important to keep in mind though that the 54% does not indicate the numbers there are at 54% of what they will be. It just means 54% of the retail reports are in. Obviously David’s number will rest largely with Amazon, iTunes and Deseret. Not sure what time they send their numbers in or if any of them were be included in that first batch. Some large retailers even report in multiple batches.

    Having said that, the fact he’s not in the top 50 with those on the list now shows how limited the locations the CD is available are. If it was available widespread, his totals would be more equal. I honestly don’t know what to expect for first week sales. As an independent artist releasing in a limited capacity, I’m not sure what to use as a comparison. I would assume less than 10,000 for the first week. Somewhere in the 5000-10000 range maybe. But this is just a complete guess.

  76. Janel aka Nellie says:

    ksf: LOL about your hubby. My ex is tone deaf he used to say David sang of key or screamed when he was singing or sounded like he was singing through his nose. Joe can’t sing on key if his life depended on it. He also predicted that David would be forgotten and wouldn’t sell very many CD’s. hmmmmm if I were a bettin’ girl.

  77. lct#DA2014 says:

    Standard Journal‏@uvsj

    The first person to call us wins this CD from David Archuleta. It’s that simple. 356-5441 ext. 17. Ready? Go! http://fb.me/YovAk0bt

  78. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Wasn’t the question once raised if the sales at Deseret Book even made it to those kinds of charts? I see the bottom of that list is less than 2,000…there’s no way! We know he sold more. Does this just include physical copies or legal digital downloads I wonder.

  79. Janel aka Nellie says:

    on deseretbook.com Begin. is listed as #5 overall best seller (books and music) and #1 on music. I wonder if there’s somewhere to find out how well it sold the first week.

  80. Ali says:

    Janel – As I mentioned, the current list is with only 54% of retailers reporting. That doesn’t necessarily mean 54% of total sales for the week. The final totals will include physical and digital downloads of the album. And I’ve heard conflicting information as to whether Deseret reports their album sales but I can’t see a reason why they wouldn’t. I just don’t know for sure though.

  81. olemr2001 says:

    Ali and Janel, thanks for responding! It will certainly be interesting to see the final results from “hits daily double” — presumably tomorrow — and then the Billboard charts later this week.

  82. lct#DA2014 says:


    This is how it all BEGIN. 🙂 http://twitter.com/Y_J_fan/status/235100128464224257/photo/1

    Retweeted by violet4ever

  83. ksf says:

    Janel – lol. That’s really hilarious and bewildering at the same time. I often wonder if I’m in the Twilight Zone or something when my husband talks about music…you know…where everything is somehow reversed? Surely they must hear something COMPLETELY different than what we hear. It’s the only explanation! 😆

  84. ksf says:

    lct – Awww…LOVE that pic! He looks adorable…no one had any idea what a journey he’d go on…what a journey we’d all go on! This is one of my faves for sure. 🙂

  85. kimk says:

    lct ahh I see David!!

    whatever Begin sells will be fine.. from what I see around all his fans love it.. mission accomplished!!

  86. ksf says:

    In a little while, when all is quiet, I’ll turn to my favorite station, QT100…David is ALWAYS on. 😉

  87. Lucy says:

    I emailed someone from hits daily double and he said that David may do 5 to 6k , I thought it would be better than that, but anyway hope his album will be on billboard 200 even tho it’s not at HDD.

  88. kimk says:

    Lucy sounds about right. no promo to speak of and no David being around.. not to mention he has been on the down low for almost two years now. as a matter of fact
    think it has done a lot better then I thought it would.
    I love how his die hard fans have pulled together and celebrated the cd and him even though he is away. love all the Archies to bits!
    now if DBooks or David’s team have more up their sleeve with a MV or some kind of TV promo to get his face out there too that might help some.
    will be tough if he can’t even tweet n such.

  89. Ali says:

    kimak – mission accomplished lol love your choice of words 😉

    and i agree. this album is not about the sales numbers. yes big sales would be nice but realistically will not happen given the circumstances the album is being released under. this album is about david wanting to give something to the fans, as he emphasized in the liner notes.
    while i think it would be great if it sold more (mostly because i’d love more people to appreciate the AMAZINGNESS that is this album) i am so much more than happy with what david left us with. i really can feel his heart.
    aghhhh stop me before i get too sappy!

  90. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Des Books tweet to me: @DeseretBook: @nellie1983 We don’t report actual sales of units but do pass on our numbers to Billboard.

  91. Grannycrush says:

    I love Shylurker’s idea. I was thinking about that, too. The choreographer who was with him in India when he sang with the children and she choreographed Somebody Out There for the children named Stacey Tookey is still on SYTYCD sometimes. She might be interested in using one of his songs to.

    Thanks, Joanie, for the great post! Beautiful designs by so many fans. David has the greatest fans.

    I had a long driving trip this weekend…7 hours each way…so I had David’s CD Begin. to help me on the way. Each time I listen I hear something new. My current favorite moment is when he sings “keep my eyes down below” in Don’t Give Up. It is so beautiful. So many wonderful moments.

  92. kimk says:

    Ali sappy is good.

  93. kimk says:

    if nothing else for me personally it has shown me just who his supporters are.. the
    fabulous folks of his team, DB books and the amazing fans here and around the world!!!

  94. Ali says:

    Janel – thanks for the info! that’s kind of confusing lol. if they’re not reporting actual sales then what numbers are they passing on to billboard? i guess maybe that means we won’t see their numbers in the hdd listing but we would on them reflected in the billboard charts? not sure.

  95. kimk says:

    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour
    Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible. – Doug Larson

  96. Ali says:

    *see them, not on them. sorry for the typo. my brain and fingers often don’t agree.

  97. Kimk, you are so right, David left us a beautiful album. It was intended to be for us to understand why he did what he did. I am happy with outcome so far, but if there is more to come great. Still, we want it to get a little buzz and for people to listen to how beautiful he sings these covers. We miss you David and we love. THANK YOU. Be safe Be happy.

  98. blue says:

    so i think that means the sales at deseret book will not count in his official numbers at soundscan but will still help his chart position at billboard?

    i was reading about christian music and they have a separate thing called christian soundscan and on the soundscan website that has the year end charts, they have a little note that says it gets it’s numbers for it’s christian charts from christian soundscan. so it appears that your store would have to be registered by christian soundscan and it only counts towards the christian music category. david’s album is listed as pop. so yeah, his sales at deseret books i guess won’t count.
    i also read that hillary weeks was the first artist from deseret books to ever debut in the top 20 on the christian music charts. she sold 4,000 copies. that was end of last year. so if deseret books does pass on it’s numbers to billboard but not soundscan, in what category do you think it’s numbers count? since it seems as though Christian music is like a separate entity. and anyway, david’s album is not considered Christian music, even though it’s put out under a Christian label.

    anyway, i think i’m glad i only bought one copy from deseret books. my walmart had stocked tons of BEGIN albums so i bought them all there and itunes. but for all of you guys out there who’s walmarts and B&Ns and targets (my target didn’t have any) did not stock them it stinks.

    also i read that orders over 4 from one person is considered bulk and not counted. i thought it was 6? good thing i never bought more than 4 at one store. i also read that albums bought with intent to give away does not count towards sales numbers but are put in the “bulk” category. so it’s possible all of our itunes gifting isn’t counting. though i think it counts towards it’s itunes charting position. it may count. idk.

    but whether or not david’s BEGIN. charts or not, or his sales figures count or not, it still makes all of the money for him and his label and that’s what really counts. though it would be nice if we could see him chart high with all of his sales figures.

  99. kimk says:

    Linda a music video might help some if played somewhere here in the states. hard to get buzz these days for a cd without the guy’s face and voice to sell it.. we have yet to see him singing any of these songs. folks love combo video and vocals especially for David. his 5 part vlogs were sweet but not sure if they will sell the cd to mainstream fans.. more to his dedicated fans I suspect? most mainstreamers are into other things these days. the cd is very nice and yes it may not be what is out there these days but it is very well done and David’s vocals are amazing!!

  100. Kristin says:

    Wow left-hander’s day? that’s pretty cool!! Wow I haven’t commented in months…lol yikes.

    But anyways great new stuff and I’m so glad BEGIN. is doing so well!! Haha faith pays off!! We never lost faith!

    After hearing how other fans had their own little BEGIN. adventures, I had a feeling I might end up in one myself. Turns out I did lol. So I decided to wait a couple days since I was away and on vacation and got back yesterday, I been telling myself that Monday I’m getting it. Then mom told me I might need to wait til tomorrow to get it since she was going to lunch with my aunt and stuff. Well, after she left about a half hour later mom called saying my aunt wanted to see me too and I was so surprised and said yes, and I had a feeling something in the air was working.

    Then when they came by to get me, my aunt asked if I wanted to go shopping and I was so shocked because I was hoping for that!! So we originally were gonna go to Kmart but then I got the gut feeling to go to Walmart and mentioned how Friendly’s was nearby (that’s where we went to lunch) so mom turned around and drove there. We went shopping and I went to go find BEGIN. and my heart was pounding and I was crossing my fingers praying I’d find it and ta-da!! I found it!! Perfectly displayed on the top row of new releases and only TWO copies left!!! I was so shocked and so happy at the same time so I grabbed one and went back and told my mom I found it and how there was two copies there and she said “oh wow” and told me on the ride home that people surely wanted it if they bought it 😀 Hehe faith pays off, along with some patience.

  101. kimk says:

    blue looking forward to buy some at Walmart.. they are supposed to get them in stock on the 20th!
    can’t buy them if they are not on the shelves.. that lil green face of his will shine like a beacon.. can’t miss it!

  102. tami lyn says:

    kim- yes, august 20th will be a happy day! 🙂

  103. blue says:

    kimk – did they say why they didn’t have any on release day?

  104. ksf says:

    tami lyn – I did it. I took the Soundcloud plunge, lol! I actually recorded on my phone and I wonder if it’s a little different than the web version? I had to manually hit “Stop” for it to stop recording and all of it downloaded. Maybe next time I’ll try it on my computer. Anyway, here it is: http://soundcloud.com/ksfruge/natural-woman-8-13
    Let me know what you think!! I’m tweeting you too. 🙂

  105. Bupi says:

    Janel Journals are amazing! Did you see the picture on them? and the design. Beautiful.

  106. kimk says:

    blue just didn’t have any.. went online and Walmart.com said it will come to my store on August 20? hopes I want to buy some!

  107. sarahhazel says:

    Hello!!! Hope everyone is having a great Monday!!! Fabulous post, Joanie!!!
    OMJ OMJ OMJ! The swoon-worthy top pic and those from MyMusicStore are killing me!!!
    WOWZA on the beautiful billboard! Deseret is doing a great job for David!!!
    Love the memo pad by KayChan and the souvenir stuff by Janel! You guys are such creative go-getters!!!

  108. kimk says:

    tamilyn check first cause last Friday they said August 15 and now today it was changed to Aug 20.

  109. sarahhazel says:

    Got back from a long drive…took my son to the dorm. Played BEGIN. on the way home & hubby was very quiet but humming to the songs! Yay!!! “Pride” caught his attention the most (cuz he likes rock, duh)….he’s like “Wait, is that a U2 song? I thought it was the original”…..Then after BSMS, he said “What’s next?….that’s it?!”…

    That was enough to make my afternoon!!! 😆

  110. kimk says:

    MyDear Writer ‏@MyDearWriter
    My Top 3 Picks from BEGIN Album: Somewhere Only We Know, Broken and Pride [In The Name of Love].

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

    Hello Everyone! I’m expecting David to sell more than 5 to 6,000. given how many fansites, how many people are buying multiple copies & it has done pretty well on Itunes.

    I dont buy more than 3 copies of anything on Itunes & in the stores I dont buy more than 3, to make sure it counts. I think someone said, you could go twice in line at walmart, 2 separate purchases of 3 or something like that. But dont buy 5 or more at a time, like someone said, it probably wont count & we want every cd to count for David. Thats why I havent bought any at Deseret, because I want be sure they count. I know David did this as a gift to his fans & it is appreciated, at least personally, more than I could ever say, but there are alot of David fans who dont know about the cd & would love it, not to mention people who arent fans would love it. So I say, anyway we can get the word out. Why cant eve 10% of the people that follow him, buy a copy??????? I just want so much, for the world to hear & feel what we do, when David sings, how happy it will make them, if they just give it a listen (legally 😉 )

  112. sarahhazel says:

    Happy Left-Handers Day too….haha….

  113. tami lyn says:

    ksf~ girl, u sound AMAZING! wow. are u sure you’re not already some famous singer?! u kinda sound like Rihanna!!! 🙂 thankyou so much for joining me on soundcloud! 🙂

  114. tami lyn says:

    kim~ ok, thanks!

  115. tami lyn says:

    ksf~ just listened to your recording again. u sound ALOT like rihanna! our dream of doing backup vocals for david can BEGIN today 🙂 altho actually u are probably too good to do backup. maybe u should go on tour and i can do backup for u?? lol 🙂

  116. Frankie says:

    So Tami Lyn. If David wanted you, would you leave your bf for him? (:

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


  118. sarahhazel says:

    ksf–love your soundcloud recording….you’re ready to duet with David!…
    tamilyn–wanna hear yours!

  119. sarahhazel says:

    Love that AI audition pic that lct posted…he looked anxious but focused….and sitting with Amanda….seeing her reminded me of that “dry humor” video with Cook!

  120. sarahhazel says:

    Linda–please tell your hometown DJ my thanks and “kudos” too!!!

  121. ksf says:

    tami lyn – U rock!! Thank you! I was mega nervous but I really liked it! I think it may be my new outlet so I don’t drive my family crazy! Lol. A tour sounds cool but I say we duet. 🙂

  122. ksf says:

    sarahhazel – thanks! 🙂 Every time I sing it gives me even more admiration for David. He makes it sound so effortless…which it probably is for him!!

  123. ksf says:

    Hi Frankie! 🙂

  124. tami lyn says:

    frankie- yes 🙂

  125. tami lyn says:

    ksf- yeah, let’s be singers and go on tour together! then maybe david will take our calls when he gets back LOL 🙂

  126. kimk says:

    lol too funny.

  127. sarahhazel says:

    tami lyn–ROFL

  128. tami lyn says:

    sarahhazel ~ thanks 🙂 my soundcloud links are on my twitter profile page. go to my page and scroll down a bit and u should see them.yeah let me know what u think please! i don’t know how to post a link here. please forgive my ignorance 🙂

  129. sarahhazel says:

    ksf–I agree….he is a vocal master.

  130. ksf says:

    Frankie – how’s David? Lol.

  131. ksf says:

    tami lyn – LOL! Let’s do that! We’ll all become BFFs for sure then! He’ll even invite us to his wedding.

  132. sarahhazel says:

    tami lyn–thanks!…I will do that! 🙂

  133. ksf says:

    tami lyn – to post a link here I just emailed the recording to myself. The email contains the link. Probably not how you’re supposed to do it but it worked.

  134. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Hello everyone. Joanie thanks for the terrific post. Love the pictures of David. That billboard is scrumptious. Nice to see that BEGIN is getting noticed. The movie playing Beautiful is fantastic. ksf and tami lyn 😆

    Linda.. Your DJ friend is amazing. A man of his word, I like that. Tell him thanks for me. 😀 Wonder if Mr. Lefthanded himself knows it’s Lefthanded Day?? Wish he had a phone, I’d call and tell him. 😀

  135. tami lyn says:

    sarahhazel~ once u find my soundcloud page if u scroll down u will see the other songs i did on the right hand side.

  136. ksf says:

    tami lyn – There’s just one problem…what on earth will we wear??!! I’ve never been to a celebrity wedding! Have you?? Lol!

  137. DavidArchieArgentina ‏@DA2014Argentina

    Archies! WWTT tonight 8pm Utah time! Credits: @Stef_Cerrato

  138. David Archuleta Is My Favorite Lefty. Trend for tonight.

  139. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Linda. Okey Dokey, see you there my friend.

  140. tami lyn says:

    ksf- ok but how did u get it from your e-mail to here? sorry that kind of thing is very confusing to me. maybe the phone app is different. all i saw was a thing to click on to share it on FB and twitter. and as for david’s wedding i just happen to be flipping thru my vogue magazines looking for inspiration, what a coincidence! my favorite designers are chanel and louis vuitton so maybe they could create something for me, haha!! 🙂

  141. Sorry guys, i was practicing copy and paste. I did it!!! except i didn’t include bottom part. But i’m learning.

  142. Frankie says:

    But Tami Lyn, what if you are David’s bride? You can’t wear any old thing. And it has to be exclusive.

  143. tami lyn says:

    ksf~ i did attend one of Prince’s weddings (in my mind LOL). when i was a teenager he lived only a few miles from me. and drove by paisley park quite often and one time janet jackson was there and i wanted so bad to get a glimpse of her! omg still so exciting just to think about that! 🙂

  144. kimk says:

    lol so my guess you all are bored!!

  145. sarahhazel says:

    tami lyn & ksf–you guys crack me up!

  146. ksf says:

    tami lyn – to email it to yourself there should be an @ symbol that’s for emailing it. Once you get to the email you just right-click on the link to copy it and then right-click again and paste once you get to FOD to comment.

    Louis Vuitton? Hopefully we can afford him by then! Or, I may go thrift and start a new trend. Who knows? Lol. 😉

  147. sarahhazel says:

    Linda–I guess that’s 9 pm ET for WWTT?

  148. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Linda.. It said 8pm Utah time. That’s 10pm eastern time right???

  149. tami lyn says:

    probably Chanel then if i must choose now LOL! sweetheart neckline, lace sleeves, pink fabric ribbon for belt, satin tulle on the bottom, thousands of hand set crystals on the bodice of course, oh and of course a sparkling tiara (like the one miss universe has) i don’t want much do i? just everything and more 🙂

  150. tami lyn says:

    kim& sarahhazel~ LOL 🙂

  151. tami lyn says:

    ksf~ thankyou but i didn’t really understand any of that! lol (i have never copied and pasted before)

  152. nora says:

    Beth I wish there was some way that we could get the word out to fans who are not aware of his cd. I wish I had a lot of money then I could pay for promo every where for him. I know he did this just for us, but I’m so tired of radio stations even before this not taking his music seriously, I don’t know what it is about him that they treat him like this.Even AI, he always thanked them, and Ryan Seacrest can’t even mention his cd on 1 of his radio stations. I read a great article on how some DJs are paid to play certain music. When I was a kid that was against the law. They may not get money, but other things for payment. Sorry to go on, but I just thought things would be a little different.

  153. ksf says:

    sarahhazel – lol…thanks! We’ll be here all night. 😆

  154. ksf says:

    kimk – just a little 🙂

  155. sarahhazel says:

    supergrand–you’re right….it’s 10 pm ET….wow, late here.

  156. sarahhazel says:

    tami lyn–you have a really sweet-sounding voice!….I like KMS & Sing….LOL you & ksf are gonna blend well….you guys need to practice a wedding song for David’s wedding!

  157. tami lyn says:

    sarahhazel- oh good u found them! thankyou soooo much! 🙂

  158. sarahhazel says:

    nora–if only all DJs were like that one from Linda’s local station!

  159. tami lyn says:

    omg ksf did u hear that?? can u even imagine such a thing? to sing anywhere near david would be a dream come true!!! 🙂

  160. tami lyn says:

    sarahhazel & nora~ yes that would be so wonderful!

  161. sarahhazel says:

    tami lyn–you’re welcome 🙂
    BTW, your dream wedding gown sounds like a perfect fit for your personality!

  162. kimk says:

    nora why do you think NBC cut off The Who last night for that horrible show.. paid promo. period.. money rules the roost and David doesn’t have a lot of it.
    way it is.
    think the cd would sell a little better if it was more mainstream like pop or rock or more current covers to attract a younger crowd but it is not.
    way I see it this cd is very nice.. his maturity shines thru.
    can’t you just enjoy it all?

  163. ksf says:

    tami lyn – haha! I did. No…I can’t imagine it. Maybe he’ll be on that Duets show like John Legend and we can compete to sing with him! 😛

  164. sarahhazel says:

    Not gonna worry about sales too much…..think fans are doing their best to buy and promote…and his team too….he’s not here & that makes a difference IMO….but that’s OK….I just love this GIFT & very thankful…..I just know things are gonna be grand again when returns! 🙂

  165. sarahhazel says:

    ksf–OMJ….he should definitely be on that show….he’s a fantastic harmonizer!

  166. tami lyn says:

    ksf- omg if david comes back and goes on that show thousands of screaming girls will be trying out, i wouldn’t have a chance!lol

  167. ksf says:

    sarahhazel – he is! But I think it would be hard for him to turn people down, lol…which could actually work to our advantage 😉

  168. ksf says:

    tami lyn – haha! You never know..we can still dream. Dreams come true!

  169. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    sarahhazel.. Thanks for the trend time. where are you? I’m in Maryland right now but I’m live in New Jersey mainly.If Wise Radio is still going on think I’ll mosey over there and vote. I voted last night and David went up quite a bit. Of course Didi was going up too!

  170. sarahhazel says:

    ksf–LOL…it could…haha!

  171. sarahhazel says:

    supergrand–northern VA.

  172. tami lyn says:

    ksf~ true, we got nothing to lose by dreaming! singing somewhere anywhere someday with david is my big dream. can’t imagine anything more exciting than that! 🙂

  173. nora says:

    kimk-Do you remember that station a while back that played David’s Christmas music, all i can remember it had Heart in it’s name, he really liked David, if we could remember it maybe we could ask him to play David’s Begin. I really do enjoy Begin, I just want other people to love it as much as I do.

  174. ksf says:

    tami lyn – you’re right. It would be amazing. 🙂

  175. Sorry SGJ, i wondered off. I see someone gave you the time for you. I will see you there later.

  176. kimk says:

    nora Wise Radio played Begin almost all day Saturday was great!
    you might mean Iheartradio? way most radio stations work they need someone from
    David’s team to ‘promote’ him and to be honest not sure they play covers. Broken being a Invisible Children song might not be played too.
    great song but not sure if I’ve ever heard a song promoting a cause get huge airtime unless that is he sings it live and it takes off.
    unless all of a sudden David or Begin becomes popular they most likely won’t play it.
    a cool mv would help.
    Kina Grannis had a jelly bean mv and it went viral.
    but as EH is a cover not sure what his MV would do that would get tons of buzz.
    all about buzz and/or money.
    that being said.. why don’t you go call up iheart or whatever it is you are wishing for David? seems like it might help you.

  177. josie says:

    Frankie~ David’s bride couldn’t wear “any old thing?” Well, I would hope not. lol. I’ve never seen a bride wearing “any old thing”, period. ksf~ That’s too funny about your husband. David’s eyes look satanic? lolol. Alrighty then.

    In my warped mind, I kind of wish BEGIN wasn’t on the charts at all. lol. It’s in a different situation than other CDs, but peeps aren’t gonna realize that. They won’t know that he doesn’t have a label or mgmt., that the only promo & alot of its sales are coming from an LDS bookstore, that it wasn’t meant as a “career CD”, or that he’s been incognito for awhile. All they’ll see is the numbers, make comparisons, & try to cast judgment on why it isn’t “selling well.”

  178. kimk says:

    now if that kid who rode a scooter in it is next to David on a skateboard.. in shorts.. shirtless.. that would get buzz.
    especially now considering what he is doing now.
    could imagine that going viral.
    ha we all know what kind of chance that would be.
    something akin to a snowball’s chance in heck.

  179. kimk says:

    oops getting awaiting moderation.. mention buzz and lol poof!!

  180. josie says:

    Oh, and p.s….My Hands and WFM…..awwwww, love them. 🙂

  181. tami lyn says:

    hi josie! your first paragraph~ LOL! 🙂

  182. kimk says:

    josie not sure if it will really matter no? David knows all this and sure his team does. only might matter to those who compare him to JB or such? he is nothing like him.

  183. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    josie.. Your observation makes sense. I think Begin is doing great considering the promo it’s gotten. Like you said not many others might get wind of it. I know you’ll agree that we got it and for the time being that’s all that matters. I think we pleased David as much as he pleased us with his gift of music.

  184. josie says:

    kimk~ Yeah, I dunno. Hopefully it won’t matter to the people who count. And you might want to just ignore me tonight. My brain is pretty much fried right now. lol. 🙂 tami lyn~ 🙂 Frankie said it had to be “exclusive”, too, right? No idea what that means, lol.

  185. tami lyn says:

    made some amazing banana/apple muffins today! here’s the recipe~ smash 2 ripe bananas, add cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and some vanilla extract. then add 1/4 cup applesauce. then add 3/4 cup water, pop, or juice, whatever kind u want. i used pepsi next paradise mango flavor. then 3/4 cup brown sugar and 1 cup sugar. then add 1/2 cup veg oil and 2 eggs. stir well. then add 1 3/4 cups flour, 1 tsp. baking soda, 3/4 tsp. salt. stir. then pour into greased cupcake/muffin pan. my pan had 12. only used 3/4 of the batter so i can make some more tomorrow. bake at 350 for 10-20 minutes however long it takes so when u put toothpick in it comes out clean. then when they cooled a little bit i sprinkled them with cinnamon&sugar. 🙂

  186. kimk says:

    Martha Begin is really a great cd. his voice is amazing on it.
    was thinking about how it would be like an audition cd for any Smash or Glee type show out there.

  187. MISS VICKI says:


  188. Martha says:

    kimk – I agree. Just because its covers doesn’t mean it doesn’t have its place. There are those who would really appreciate if they know about it.

  189. kimk says:

    josie and sgj nothing we can do about it. way I see it if David wanted to sell a ton he would of done a pop cd with at least current covers like Katy Perry’s Firework or perhaps Demi’s Skycraper for instance. he chose to do the right thing for him not necessarily the thing that will sell the most.

  190. josie says:

    sgj~ Yep, I agree with that. 🙂

  191. kimk says:

    Vicki lol I know.. isn’t it pretty!!

  192. Martha says:

    I bet David was shocked when Kari told him BEGIN. was relatively high on the Itunes charts almost a week after release. Since that was not his intent, he was probably happy nonetheless. I guess I would like it to successful so others will appreciate his work and of course, the financial benefit for him.

  193. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    kimk.. yeah, I know, he did it his way. That’s why we love him. 😀

  194. tami lyn says:

    sgj- yes exactly, it’s why we love him so! it’s not about the money for him 🙂

  195. kimk says:

    for me it has always been me knowing that David is great and talented.. not what others think of him.
    I am ok with him not being the beav or 1D or whoever is popular at the moment.
    just as long as he comes back and sings. anywhere.

    that being said.. what does he want?
    seems to me he usually picks the path best suited for him and the messages he wants to leave for us.
    if you think about it it is really cool in todays world of selling out oh so easily.

  196. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Hope everyone is going to join in on the trend tonight. I’m going to get ready and think of some lines to say. BBL maybe if I don’t fall asleep.

  197. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    kimk. yes grin

  198. kimk says:

    I really think considering most things Begin is doing well.

  199. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    kimk. yes 😀

  200. breanne says:

    The correct link to vote for Broken on @WISE_RADIO is:
    http://tinyurl.com/6vbrql7 Be sure to download Firefox as your browser before you type it in!!

  201. josie says:

    “I did it myyyyyyyyyy way”. Great. Now I have that song in my head, lol.

  202. Martha says:

    If his CD is successful, that means more people can experience what we experience. Yeah, I’d like him to sing just for me, but then others won’t enjoy his great voice. There are potential fans out there just like us that don’t know about him. They need to hear his message and experience a singer who is totally unselfish and kind and thinks of others first in addition of having a angelic voice. He wanted a career out of music or he wouldn’t have gone on American Idol. He won’t lower his standards, but I really think he doesn’t mind climbing the charts with his kind of music.

  203. ksf says:

    josie – yep, he’s a crazy man, lol. 😯

  204. MISS VICKI says:

    kimk, supergrandjudie, josie, Martha and tami lyn….I totally agree with all of you…David did this album for his fans and not necessarily to make money……His mind and heart is always in that good place and that’s why we love him so much……I think he is so so grateful for everything that has happened to him and he is probably shocked that BEGIN is doing so well without a major label backing him or his being here to promote it……….BTW…Don’t y’all just love his Archugrowl in Beautiful …Keep playing that song over and over and over again………..Miss Vicki

  205. Martha says:

    My next comment will be my recipe for German Bundt Cake

  206. nora says:

    kimk- I did listen to wise radio on Saturday at 2 &10 and it was great. I think I will just agree that I love David’s music and the type of character he has and doesn’t give up what he believes for fame and is doing what he thinks is right for him, so I guess I will be happy and just enjoy all that he has left just for us, and stop worrying about what I want for him, because only he knows.
    Thanks kimk, i’m just in OD overload. I really love Begin!!!!

  207. tami lyn says:

    ksf~ sent u a DM on twitter 🙂

  208. tami lyn says:

    martha~ ooh sounds yummy 🙂

  209. kimk says:

    Martha but he is not here.. not to mention that only place most promo is is in Utah.
    can’t be out there if you are not around to be out there.
    now where Begin is.. take for instance his twitter followers.
    has a ton but all did not buy it. why is that.
    lots of reasons and
    piracy is the least of it why not more have bought it.
    if you want a great team that knows how to sell an artist look how JB’s team
    goes about it.
    pretty sure not what has been done with Begin except for a few things.
    packaging was great, his OS site is pretty good but not sure photo contests and those vlogs he left are buzz starters. just look at the view count and will understand what I’m talking about. the commercial was great. his happy face at great voice sold that!

  210. ksf says:

    Martha – I agree. I’m sure he’d love for this album to do well but I don’t think it’s something that he necessarily cares about right now? I think he’s happy that we’re happy with the gift he left us. I’m not saying that we shouldn’t care at all but David has chosen to put his career on the back burner for two years. I think he figures there will be plenty of time to grow his career when he returns and after counting the cost has decided to let the chips fall where they may. Personally if he’s fine with that then so am I, even though it would be awesome if this album far exceeded expectations. 😛

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

    Hello Everyone!

    Hey Nora! I understand what you’re saying. Like I said, I’m just greatful for the beautiful cd, as I know David did it for his fans. But, when you hear that voice, heart & soul combine to give you such a gift, you want to share it with people, you want others to know about it & see what we see, hear what we hear, so it gets frustrating. The most we can do is support him the best way we can & good things will happen. They already are, we have this cd, David has been told how much we love it & how much it means to us. Thats pretty great. We’re pretty lucky to be on this ride with David. Never knowing what twists & turns are coming, thats half the fun 😀

    kimk, dont want David to be like the beav or 1D, but I do believe when he comes back , look out world, The Archuleta’s coming & you better hang onto your hat 😀
    David is a strong man & he will live life on his terms, but being considerate of others along the way 😀

  212. kimk says:

    David’s team is great way I see it.. working with what they have and in the constraints of David and what is going on right now.
    considering this all lil Begin is doing great.

  213. ksf says:

    tami lyn – just checked but i guess it’s taking a minute to post.

  214. kimk says:

    Beth totally up to him what he wants to do. know I am in.

  215. kimk says:

    Beth I don’t care what David does or how successful he is.. but it seems others do.

  216. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Thanks Joanie for adding the pics of the fan gifts I made for everyone at tomorrow’s dinner. Getting excited to see friends I haven’t seen in a long time.

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

    kimk, I know you dont and for the most part, neither do I, but like I said, you just want everyone to hear that voice & know what a sweet man he is, someone to appreciate 😀

  218. ksf says:

    tami lyn – sent u a DM

  219. MISS VICKI says:

    Have a Happy Fan Dinner tomorrow night for all who are going….All of us East Coast FOD need to have a fan dinner or get together……What about an Christmas from The Heart reunion in Baltimore. We could all meet at The Cheesecake Factory….(Isn’t that where David signed all those menus for his fans who were getting together after the concert???) The Inner Harbor would be decorated so nicely at Christmas….Something to look forward to…….LOL……Miss Vicki

  220. tami lyn says:

    ksf~ i’ll go check to make sure it posted. u know where the DMs are right? when i first got on twitter i had no idea where they even were lol!

  221. kimk says:

    Beth up to David to want to be heard. right now where he is and what he is doing kind of hard. folks like live people.

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

    Goodnight Everyone, Take Care All!

  223. tami lyn says:

    ksf~ saw u replied to me already! thanks 😉

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

    kimk, true. We’re sure lucky to be his fans, thats
    for sure 😀 G’night!

  225. Janel aka Nellie says:

    A CTFH fan reunion sounds like fun Vicki! I think if I have my numbers right and everyone comes who says they will, still about 30 people unless some show up who didn’t RSVP.

  226. Elysian says:

    Hi everyone!! I’ve been lurking late at night because last week at work was hellacious! Even taking a few days off of work makes the work pile up incredibly. Anyway, just wanted to tell Janel that I am uber impressed with the amazing goodies you created for the fan dinner! WOW! They look FANtastic!!! I love how all of the colors coordinate with the CD cover, sooo purty 🙂 You obviously spent many hours creating these beauties for all of the lucky attendees. I hope that you and all of the other fans have a wonderful time, and I can’t wait to hear a recap of the festivities!! 🙂

  227. ksf says:

    tami lyn – I actually checked my email and clicked on the link there, lol. But, I thought DM’s were under “Me.” Is that right? I’m on my phone so not sure if it’s different from the regular web version.

  228. Elysian says:

    Goodnight Beth, sorry I missed you!

  229. ksf says:

    Goodnight, Beth 🙂

  230. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Vicki, the billboard is on what we call “The Point of the Mountain” on I-15, border of Utah County and Salt Lake County. I’ll be passing it when I go to the fan dinner tomorrow then back home.

  231. ksf says:

    David’s voice is just DELICIOUS on DGU. The other day I thought that word came to mind because I was hungry…but now I see that it wasn’t my stomach talking, lol.

  232. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Thanks Elysian, believe it or not the things that took me the longest to make, and remake from mistakes and keep myself from cursing at them were the magnets. All the other things went pretty fast once I had a design. 🙂

  233. ksf says:

    True Colors makes me smile. 🙂

  234. MISS VICKI says:

    Janel ake Nellie….Don’t crash looking at that splendid pic of David on that billboard…..Concentrate on driving….LOL…..Have fun……Miss Vicki

  235. MISS VICKI says:

    kfs….Me too…never liked that song till David sang it……Miss Vicki

  236. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Vicki, it’s the same spot where the SOF billboard was a year ago. I’ll be good and keep my eyes peeled on the road. LOLOL.

  237. tami lyn says:

    ksf~ i think it’s probably different on your phone. but yeah i’m really wondering now lol 😉

  238. josie says:

    I absolutely want him to have the respect & recognition that he deserves. It bugs me to death when that doesn’t happen. And I get that it’s not about the $ to him. But…If I sit down and think about it, what I want most is for D to not have a struggling career. In a few interviews, he said “It’s really hard. I could quit if I wanted to, & I don’t know what the future holds.” I want him to be able to do what he loves without having to wonder how long it can last. I don’t want him to continue being in a place where he feels like he has to always have a Plan B.

    Now if he decides that what he really loves is delivering pizzas, lol, then I’ll TRY to still be happy for him.

  239. tami lyn says:

    ksf~ on the internet the DMs are where u click on that little person on the top bar on the right hand side 🙂 i’m so curious now! haha

  240. MISS VICKI says:

    ksf…I agree, David’s voice is DELICIOUS on all the songs on Begin……We can all just plan on getting fat on this album…..LOL…..Miss Vicki

  241. MISS VICKI says:

    josie….I don’t really think David is thinking about Plan B at this point…He is doing exactly what he wants to do at this point in his life….He has faith in his God and the Voice that he has always heard and is relying on that Voice to guide him to the next step in his career when he gets back…..When he returns he will be much wiser….. a mature artist who will knock the socks off Adult Contemporary Music…..I’m so looking foward to meeting the person and the musician he will have beome when he returns to us…..Miss Vicki

  242. ksf says:

    Miss Vicki – LOL! I think you’re right about getting fat! Oh well, it’s worth it. 😛

    tami lyn – Ok, thanks! I’ll have to check it out tomorrow when I’m in front of the computer. 🙂

    Time for me to get in bed so I’ll say Goodnight everyone! Sweet dreams! 🙂

  243. ksf says:

    Miss Vicki – think you’re right…otherwise he would not have made the decision to go. Well said.

    Ok, I’m gone for reals this time! 🙂

  244. MISS VICKI says:

    Going to bed now too…Happy David dreams all…Miss Vicki

  245. nora says:

    goodnight all BB tomorrow., Guess I’ll go vote a little more on Wise Radio music , try to get David a little closer to Didi.

  246. tami lyn says:

    ksf~ thanks again for sharing a song on soundcloud! sweet dreams 🙂

  247. tami lyn says:

    miss vicki~ goodnite 🙂

  248. tami lyn says:

    goodnite nora 🙂 i’m going too. bye bye everyone

  249. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Hi Elysian sorry I missed you. Was just thinking that we haven’t heard from you in a while. Sadly, I just tweeted a trend that didn’t trend and now I’m sleepy. Goodnight Beth, tami lyn, ksf and everyone. See you tomorrow.

  250. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Josie, LOL singing pizza delivery guy. For an extra tip he’ll sing you a song. OK, no, David will not deliver pizzas. You really don’t have to be a psychic, or family member or friend to know that. LOLOL

  251. Candy says:

    David is 7,000 miles away in a foreign country, if he was overly concerned about sales he would be here plugging the album, not there. It is us , the fans, that want so much for it to be a roaring success. I’m beyond thrilled it has charted as well as it has with no promo outside of Utah other then the undying support from the core fans..without them…it wouldn’t even be a blip on the chart radar screen!

  252. blue says:

    i’m sure deseret books sold a good amount of copies. it’s been the one promoting it and the place everyone goes to buy that kind of music in UT plus it’s the one who had the pre-orders up online before everyone else. just because we can’t see the sales numbers doesn’t mean they’re nothing.

  253. jeani/ut says:

    I think blue is right. I think there have been a lot of albums sold.

  254. Candy says:

    I agree Blue, the sales numbers are probably pretty good unless people start comparing them to the big guns in the business. I’m happy its selling period! It doesnt have to chart at #1 for us to believe in the magic that little green gem holds!

  255. Candy says:

    Time to catch some shuteye, I’m trying really hard to break that four year habit of staying up way too late. Good Night All

  256. pocoelsy says:

    Hi all,

    Fantastic new post Joannie, love the lead pictures and those new pics … the guy is undenyably handsome and more so with every new picture post, hard to believe he’s real!!! thank you for update all the charts .. nice to see he’s still doing so well after a week :).

    I got good news from Onedavid, the “Green Gem” has landed in Malaysia ( for those who order with them) so one of those is mine, and when I have it in my hand my life is pretty much complete !! hehe yay yay yay , and more good news from Sony/Archie Thailand … they said the cd. will be in store 12 Sept. !!! what!!! yeah better late than never 🙂 , I think Malaysia will have the cd. in store sooner than that :).

  257. kimk says:

    pocoelsy never saw such a pretty site!


    OneDavid ‏@onedavidnet
    BEGIN has journeyed to Malaysia @DavidArchie ! Grateful and loving the album. Hope you are well! 🙂

  258. kimk says:


    Gray ‏@GrayAAA
    BROKEN on ASCAP – Writers: David Archuleta & Jonathan Fenton Hunt @DavidArchie

  259. kimk says:

    nice Deseret News article..
    LOVE what Kurt Bestor said there.. HE ROCKS!! 😀

    Producer Kurt Bestor said he was impressed with how Archuleta made each song his own.

    “Fans will love hearing David in a brand-new way, while others will gain a deeper appreciation for this incredibly talented young man,” Bestor said. “A voice like David Archuleta’s comes along so rarely, that in my more than 30 years of arranging and producing for singers, I have only met a couple that even come close.”

  260. Candy says:

    Those of us that were “chosen” to discover that rare vocal talent fully understand were Kurt is coming from!

  261. kimk says:

    Candy mmm.. yes ma’am.
    miss that voice. miss him.

  262. Candy says:

    Morning kim! Yep, you can count me among those that are missing our man. We still have a ways to go till he returns, when Im busy the time seems to fly but when I have time to sit and think…it seems like an eternity! I guess I dont understand the hows and whys of a mission and dont understand why David cant write a short note to fans, and have Kari post it, a note written by him. I wouldnt care if it talked about food, the million dogs he encounters…

  263. angelbymyside says:

    Good morning 🙂

    Kurt Bestor knows of what he speaks!! 😀

  264. Candy says:

    When I read the blogs written by the missionaries the theme/topic of their letters home is exactly the same week after week…if you read them, I know you get what I’m saying. Is the two years up yet??

  265. Good morning everyone! HAPPY TUESDAY!

    Agree with Candy and kimk…..MISS DAVID and that voice! NOTHING like the EXITEMENT of planning and going to a concert! VIP and all the fabululous times had by all are GREATLY

  266. Candy says:

    As much as I miss David…I miss our fan get-togethers just as much. When I think back to the MKOCT and how Maureen and I made a last minute decision to go a day early to spend time with friends…little did we know it would be our last concert for years to come! Ok, now Ive totally depressed myself!

  267. kimk says:

    Candy would love a note from David.. wonder why nothing? I really hope all is going ok for him.

  268. VIP and all the FUN had by all makes me miss that experience even more! 2014 can’t come soon enough for me!


  269. kimk says:

    Candy already there.. I hear his voice and miss his smile.. his light.
    maybe sometime soon we will get a blog of sorts like he used to write before he started doing vlogs.

  270. kimk says:

    VABeach good morning.. think we all miss him!! bad!

  271. Candy says:

    kimk-I hesitate saying anything as I dont want to seem ungrateful, I really do appreciate all Kari does for us…just dont understand why a note would be against rules…oh well…

  272. angelbymyside says:

    Candy ~ yeah little did we know what was waiting for us in the wings 🙁

  273. kimk says:

    Candy Kari is great.. bet anything she has nothing to do with sending us a note and such.

  274. sarahhazel says:

    Good morning, all!!!
    Yay!!! Malaysian and Thai fans will get BEGIN. soon!!! Hope it sells a ton there!
    Love the Deseret News article….Kurt is spot on on David’s talent and VOICE!

  275. Candy says:

    ABMS-Its probably a good thing we didnt…it was hard enough saying good bye to friends…if we knew what loomed head we might still be in that parking lot trying to say good bye!

  276. sarahhazel says:

    P-day yesterday….crossing fingers we get a tweet or something today….wishing for some words from David about the great response to BEGIN.

  277. Candy says:

    ok on to happier things…like the little green gem! It really is a gem filled with glorious cover songs as only David can sing them! I love each and very song…each has its own way of drawing you into that special place David goes when he sings.

  278. Think the blogs by the missionaries are relating what their day to day is about…and every day it is the same. Glad David is allowed to sing…need to keep those pipes in shape for when he gets back!

  279. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Good morning! Hope you ladies slept well. 🙂
    Count me in as one who is missing David. Hate that missing feeling actually. But think he must be pretty happy right about now with the wonderful reception to Begin. and listening to the album is like a little ray of sunshine everytime I turn it on. <33

  280. kimk says:

    Candy each song for me is a fav in its own right.. all are amazing!

  281. Candy says:

    VaBeach-very true, guess the fact each day the routine is the same, its hard to talk or write about something else when nothing else is happening. Not that it is boring…just that they’re there for a reason and it is the focus of their daily routine.

  282. Candy says:

    Hi Shanny-I too hope he knows even to a small degree the love for BEGIN. I know Kari said he has been told but being told and seeing and feeling it in person is very different.

  283. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    I’m surprised it has been so long since we got a tweet directly from David too. I guess it is a sign that he is fully engaged in what he is currently doing and must be happy doing it. ??

  284. roseinmaryland #DA2014 says:

    I miss him too. I too love the tweets from Kari and I deeply appreciate what she is doing but, a little note from David would be awesome. Begin was such a labor of love for him and I am grateful. I can’t wait to hear him sing these songs in concert. I am saving for a VIP so I can welcome him back and maybe this time get a little one arm hug. I shook his hand last time and thanked him for just being David.

  285. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Actually I saw the countdown number this morning and thought…Is that all!? Shouldn’t it be like 200 or something by now? lol
    Ahh….just remember…like childbirth….that great day of arrival will come….even if right now it feels like it won’t. 🙂

  286. sarahhazel says:

    All I can think of is he is really busy right now but knows BEGIN. is doing way, way better than expected & really happy about it.

  287. Candy says:

    Me too Shanny!! I hope he is happy, healthy and loving what he is doing. With just a twinge of missing family, friends and of course fans!!

  288. bychance says:

    Morning FOD! This is want I want to hear from David today……………”Hey, guys, it’s David. Just want to say thanks for all your support and glad to hear you are enjoying BEGIN.! I’m happy and loving what I’m doing right now, but miss you all, too.”………………or something along those lines. I’ll just pretend that was really from him and go on with my day thinking happy thoughts about this amazing guy, and this wonderful gift he left us.

  289. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Candy – I know EXACTLY what you mean!!!
    I feel the same way about our love for him…i don’t want him to just know it on an intellectual level, I want him to feel our love and appreciation deep down in his heart and soul! 🙂

  290. sarahhazel says:

    by chance–me too!….we’ll hear something soon….I can feel it!

  291. bychance says:

    Oh, I hope you’re right, sarahazel! If not I’ll still be ok, but it sure would be nice!!!!

  292. sarahhazel says:

    I know…he’s so busy trying to catch up reading the gazillion postcards & stuff from fans and loved ones!

  293. Candy says:

    rose-forget that one-armed hug…we all now know and saw after NA, he gives a great two-armed hug with hair sniffing! LOL

  294. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    I reckon he must lie in bed at night and think of us and the great reception to Begin. and feel happy, loved and grateful. He’s been gone for a while now, he left hoping for the best but knowing anything could happen….and now since Begin. has had a great response it must be reasurring proof to him that it is true – that his fans are still here and still loving on him.

  295. Candy says:

    bychance -I too would love that…your words were perfect. Nothing personal just a note saying he knows we love BEGIN and he is ok…a note directly from him!

  296. jhen says:

    I wonder if there are fans who pose on the big billboard of Begin.

  297. Well David has those singing things coming up in October and December….a chance to SING! That makes me happy! David has always given his all in whatever he has done…and I’m sure as important as this as to him, that hasn’t changed!

    David knows that fans are still here supporting him and are appreciative of what he’s done! And after all these years think he knows of the squeeing and spazzing to the MAX we’re doing! LOVE that BEGIN. has been doing GREAT too!

  298. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Bychance, the good thing is…he said ‘hey guys’ so often, I can easily hear his voice again in my mind, saying those words. 🙂

    Boy oh boy it will be an epic moment when he gets back and says those words again. I think the moment will have to be broadcast in real time, so we can erupt in cheers of welcome. lol I think the Archies will be ‘partying like it’s 1999’. Make that…partying like it’s 2014.

  299. sarahhazel says:

    jhen–might be hard….think the billboard is really high…..the pic would have to be shot far.

  300. bychance says:

    Candy – yeah, just something to let us know he’s happy and knows we love him……think it would do all our hearts good. We can hope!

    Gotta run……have a great day everyone. BBL

  301. sarahhazel says:

    Candy–LOL….hair-sniffing…..he got really good at it.. 😉

  302. jhen says:

    I hope David is smilling while reading our postcard and letters. I think he will.

  303. Candy says:

    Hey David..I know this is crazy, but heres our site name… so write us…maybe!

  304. sarahhazel says:

    Shanny–I’m gonna RSVP now for that 2014 party!

  305. Candy says:

    Time to immerse myself in the mundane.. Have a good one. BBL

  306. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Vabeach – lol yeah think david knows about the spazzing that goes with the territory of being an Archie. lol
    What is david singing at in December?

  307. jhen says:

    Sarah- Yes,from a far shot

  308. jhen says:

    Candy- that’s a cute message lol

  309. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Sarahhazel – yeah I think we’re gonna have to plan some pretty epic celebratory events! 🙂

    Speaking of such things…hope the fans attending the fan get together in Utah have a fab time, take lots of photos and return and report! 🙂

  310. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Jhen, i’m sure he will smile as he reads the postcards. It’s a nice scene to imagine. 🙂

  311. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Even if david’s music to date hasn’t received the recognition it deserves….one day if and when he starts getting a bit more traction….his music will still be there for people to discover and enjoy. I believe that this album is a gem that will be discovered over and over again going forward into the future. 🙂

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