David Archuleta : BEGIN. Breaks Billboard Top 30!, BEGIN.Rankings and BUZZ, Libbie Linton Interview Coming This Sunday!,


David Archuleta BEGIN. photo shoot crop ~credit Kari Sellards~

                  Bask in new BEGIN.nings

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Do not wait until the conditions are perfect  to BEGIN.  Beginning makes the conditions perfect. -Alan Cohen

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We’re Back & Ready To BEGIN. Again

A huge thanks to Gail and Vicki for working behind the scenes with the host to get us up and running again. We missed everyone and greatly appreciate all the nice tweets in support we’ve received. We’ll tread carefully in sincere hopes that we won’t unexpectedly become a “forbidden” place again anytime soon.  It’s nice to “be back.” 🙂

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BEGIN. #28 on Billboard!!!!

A huge and resounding CONGRATULATIONS is in order to David Archuleta, Kari Sellards, Gina Orr, Kurt Bestor, Deseret Book, Highway Records, and of course all the fans on this great news!! I think @Rhiminee (Tina) summed up the accomplishment in a sweet little statement on Tumblr:

“11,000 albums sold first week with v. little promo on a small, independent label while the artist is out of the country — 5 months into a 2-year church mission? ” YEAH <—–Agree 100% with Tina!!

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SoundScan sales Number Reported 11,000 units!!!!!



~by Gil Kauffman~

and the latest from “American Idol” runner-up David Archuleta landed at #28 (11,000).

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David Archuleta’s Begin, his third regular studio album in the U.S., bows at #28. It’s the fourth top 30 album by the singer who came in second on American Idol in Season 7. <—–EMPHASIS on 4th TOP 30 album!!!!! CONGRATS DAVID!!!!!

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Idol Sales News – Week Ending 08/12/12

8 One Direction “Up All Night” 29K
28 David Archuleta 11K

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IdolsNow ~Sweet Tweet BEGIN. News

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BEGIN. : #5 on BB Independent Albums

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**Reported by Idol’s Now on twitter. Still looking for the Actual chart on Billboard**

Martha sent us 2 articles that talk about Internet Album sales! Thx Martha!

Billboard Online has expanded its exclusive Top Internet Album Sales chart from 10 to 20 positions, reflecting the growth in the online music market. The expanded list also includes a new feature indicating each album’s position on The Billboard 200; that new information illuminates th

Read more at http://www.billboard.com/news/billboard-online-expands-internet-sales-946941.story#25WAguZP5WqlUlfE.99

The Cranberries’ “Bury The Hatchet” (Island) is the first No. 1 title on Top Internet Album Sales, a new weekly chart on Billboard Online. The list, based on data from SoundScan, acknowledges the growing interest in sales
Read more at http://www.billboard.com/news/billboard-online-bows-internet-sales-chart-947175.story#iQXjZoTQIusv0TCv.99

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~By Fred Bronson

‘American Idol’ on the Charts: Kelly Clarkson Turns on the ‘Dark’

…When season seven runner-up David Archuleta announced last December that he was devoting the next two years of his life to a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, it was presumed there would be no music from the Idol finalist until he returned home in 2014. So it may be a surprise that Archuleta’s latest album debuts on The Billboard 200 this week at No. 28.

Begin. is a 10-song collection of covers and one original, “Broken,” co-written by Archuleta. The remakes include R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts,” Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush’s “Don’t Give Up” and Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors.” Archuleta recorded the album before starting his mission in South America. CLICK HERE TO READ FRED’S COMPLETE INSIGHTFUL  ARTICLE.  🙂

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BEGIN. Tops Sales at Deseret

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Disney Buzz on BEGIN. Charting!

Wow! Congratulations to David Archuleta! His “BEGIN” album debuted at number 28 on the Billboard Top 200 chart! **CLICK LOGOabove to comment**

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NICE BEGIN. Insight By Teens!

By: AALetta, Lynn MA

As I sit here writing this review and listening to BEGIN. once again, I’m still in awe of David’s vocals in this album. Though he only had a few weeks to record it, it seems David really put his all into this album for his fans before leaving on his 2-year mission. **CLICK to continue**

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 Libbie Linton To Appear On Mormon Times This Sunday!!

Local recording artist David Archuleta may be serving a mission, but his music lives on. We talk with Libbie Linton, a Utah performer who had the chance to sing a duet with him on his new CD. You’ll see how it all came together.

The “Mormon Times TV” television show airs weekly on Sundays at 10 a.m. on KSL-TV following the Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast. It can also be viewed online at mormontimestv.ksl.com, where you can see past episodes. Click below to head to KSL for more info.. We’ll also update with any new info regarding viewing .

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Rising Star Outreach News

There’s a beautiful new banner on the scroll at RSO! Thanks @Janinachos for the news! It’s already been about 1 1/2 yrs since David’s visit. time flies~

I spent time yesterday on the site and looking at the volunteer opportunities. There are many in 2013. There are even ways to support other volunteers. CLICK HERE to visit Rising Star Outreach. Have you seen the “Breaking The Curse” videos? You can also check them out in their “video library.” Do you sponsor a child from RSO or Child Fund? Was your sponsorship inspired by David? We’d love to hear updates or stories if you’d like to share!

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Fan-tastic Fan Dinner In UT

Janel has written up a fun little recap of the fan dinner on Tuesday night at Simply Thai! She really made every guest feel like Archu-royalty!!

We had an absolute blast at the fan dinner last night. I don’t think I laughed that hard in a long time. It was nice. I’ll send pics to fodfrontpage to share tomorrow or sometime, a little later on. Meanwhile, here’s the link to my twitpic account, you can see the pics for yourself. http://twitpic.com/photos/Nellie1983
We had 31 people in attendance, a few of them left before our big group photo, but I got pics in there of everyone. Maggie sang her parody of “You Can” (“If anyone can make me LDS You Can”) and I did a little back up singing on parts of it. Too funny. I’m sure someone got a video of it. (yikes). Louise had a David cake made and cute Rebekah got the piece with David’s face. She couldn’t help herself. No freezing of the piece of cake. She ate it! LOL. Maggie brought wonderful “wait-wait-wait don’t go #2014″ buttons for everyone with a place on them for us to write our names. Dorothy made a few David flat dolls, which I’m waiting and hoping for a good picture of one because one wasn’t taken at the dinner that I know of yet. Today Rebekah, Gwen (from Tx) and I are going to the gardens at Thanksgiving Point then to lunch at Zupas. Gwen will fly back home tomorrow.

For all of Janel’s pics from the party. Click on her twitpic account link (in her write up.)

Thanks Janel!!

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212 Responses to David Archuleta : BEGIN. Breaks Billboard Top 30!, BEGIN.Rankings and BUZZ, Libbie Linton Interview Coming This Sunday!,

  1. Amanda Jane says:

    FOD’s back!!!!!!!! Thanks for getting everything back up and running again; missed everyone!

    Great post, can’t wait to read about the fan dinner!

  2. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Everything is right in the world when FOD is up and running!!!!

    THANK YOU!!!

  3. cq#DA2014 says:

    YIPEE, FOD UP AND RUNNING…………..ALL IS RIGHT IN ARCHIE WORLD!!!! Thank you to all that put so much work to get this fantastic site up and running, with a special nod to Vicki and Gail.

  4. ATX #DA2014 says:

    Had a dream last night that David put on 5 hour live concert for everyone that had legally purchased BEGIN. Everyone that had gifted a copy where able to attended a VIP prior to the concert. The VIP included an hour long Q & A session, photo op, and 10 song mini concert.

    The concert was held in the new Olympic stadium. It was broadcast worldwide on tape delay.

    One can only dream……

  5. Patty-Ann says:

    Welcome Back FOD –> greatly missed!

    So happy about David’s album being #28 on Billboard.
    @Rhiminee did sum it up nicely 🙂

  6. sarahhazel says:

    Better late than never! Happy 142nd day! Thank you, Joanie for the awesome post!!!
    CONGRATS TO DAVID & BEGIN.!!!! Kudos to all involved in the making of the album!
    So glad FOD is back! Woohoo!
    WWTT trending last night for New Album Begin!
    Lots of fantastic buzz for our man!!!

  7. sarahhazel says:

    * David Archuleta’s new album, “BEGIN.”, debuts at number 28 on the Billboard 200. Not too shabby for a cover album. There’s one original among the 10 tracks, “Broken,” a great song David co-wrote. To hear it and for a review of the album, go here.

  8. angelbymyside says:


  9. ksf says:

    Hi FOD! Hi everyone!! Welcome back. 🙂

  10. sarahhazel says:

    Chart Moves: John Mayer’s Live EP Debuts on Billboard 200, David Archuleta Returns, Marvin Hamlisch Remembered

  11. Heidijoy says:

    Welcome back FOD and thanks for keeping us posted on Twitter. Thanks for the post Joanie and for all those working behind the scenes:))
    So happy for all the excitement with BEGIN. Definitely enjoying mine and sharing with others. :))

  12. sarahhazel says:

    US Pop Music Charts August 16, 2012
    Singles, Albums, and Pop Radio Airplay

  13. angelbymyside says:


    Billboard: D. Archuleta’s “Begin.” debuts: #28 Billboard 200, #27 Current Albums, #5 Independent Albums, #3 Internet Albums

  14. HAPPY DAY…FOD is back! THANKS to all the mods and everyone that worked so hard to get it up and running again! It sure was missed!

  15. angelbymyside says:

    Mark Franklin ‏@IdolChatteryd

    David Archuleta’s “BEGIN” hits the Billboard 200 at number 28. http://ow.ly/d32RZ

  16. angelbymyside says:


    David Archuleta: BEGIN Album giveaway! – officialdavidarchie: I’m giving away 1 BEGIN album by David Archulet… http://tmblr.co/ZMTOcxRchkmW

  17. Thanks Joanie for the FABULOUS post and keeping us up to date on twitter! Twitter is fun, but IT’S NOT FOD!

    sarahhazel…Thanks for the links…lots of David buzz!

  18. sarahhazel says:

    ATRL Hot 100 ‏@ATRLHot100
    @violet4ever @DavidArchie @davidfan4ever You’re welcome!, by the way, his sales were of 10,911 copies. 🙂

  19. sarahhazel says:

    Sunny Hilden ‏@SunnyHilden
    #ReasonsThatISmile Dusting the guitar David Archuleta left at my house, imagining how happy it’ll be when he returns:)♥♫☆

  20. sarahhazel says:

    @Nellie1983 We’ve got a feature on @DavidArchie tomorrow at 2pm and 10pm ET. We’ll be playing his new CD, plus lots of his other music 🙂

  21. angelbymyside says:


    Alright @DavidArchie fans, IF there was a video release coming from BEGIN. what song do you think it will be? #foreshadowing

  22. sarahhazel says:

    Perci Intalan ‏@percinotpercy
    Listening to @DavidArchie’s BEGIN album. That cover of Peter Gabriel’s “Don’t Give Up” is the perfect hang-in-there song. Bless you, David.

  23. sarahhazel says:

    Gwen Porea
    “@Jonerz: @DavidArchie continues to get anywhere from 800 – 1000 new followers every day, even while he’s away! :)”< Wish they'd buy BEGIN.

  24. sarahhazel says:

    he Kids’ Chapter ‏@TheKidsChapter
    Stand Up 2 Cancer fundraising challenge has begun! Donate to Crush Kids’ Cancer: @DavidArchie’s Angels’ now! http://www.thekidschapter.org/2012/08/stand-up-2-cancer-fundraising-challenge.html?spref=tw

  25. angelbymyside says:

    sarahhazel ~ Is that tweet from Wise Radio a new one or from last week?

  26. yea!!! Fod is back. missed you and missed my Fod home. So much buzz. Congrats David and team and everyone involved in the making of album.
    I email my DJ today and told him about the billboard charts for BEGIN
    Also thanked him for playing Davids music, i even asked him if he could help by telling his fellow DJs of Davids Album BEGIN.
    Don’t forget we are trending again tonight, the same trend as last night. Maybe hashtag, not sure till i see it. We need to get it WWTT for David and for the gift of BEGIN that he gave to us. If you can please help.

  27. sarahhazel says:

    Oops…sorry, old tweet from WISE Radio! LOL

  28. sarahhazel says:

    Linda–what time?

  29. sarahhazel says:

    I’m excited!!! (tweet from yesterday)
    Deseret Book ‏@DeseretBook
    Alright @DavidArchie fans, IF there was a video release coming from BEGIN. what song do you think it will be? #foreshadowing

  30. blue says:

    usually if you try to trend the same thing as you have before, twitter won’t let it trend. it’s like it’s already in the spam filter or something.

  31. sarahhazel says:

    Need a different trending topic that doesn’t sound like an ad?

  32. angelbymyside says:


    #ReasonsThatISmile Dusting the guitar David Archuleta left at my house, imagining how happy it’ll be when he returns:)♥♫☆

  33. Linda will be there! Archies let’s go for it….WW TT!!

  34. sarahhazel says:

    I think we should trend tomorrow instead so there’s time to spread the word.
    What do you think???

  35. Anne-Marie says:

    Evening FOD! So happy to have you guys up and running again! Missed you!

    Isn’t it wonderful to see that BEGIN. reached #28 on Billboard! Pretty awesome sauce! 🙂

  36. Blue, don’t know if they know that? Even if they add Hashtag?
    sarahhazel, at 7:00 Utah time.

  37. sarahhazel says:

    I think the MV will be Everybody Hurts. Weren’t there tweets saying there was rehearsal for that?

  38. Blue i tweeted them to check it out. As of now it is still on.

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

    Hello Everyone! Just stopping by to
    say Thanks again for all your thoughts
    and prayers in regards to the loss of my
    Grandma, they mean so much to me.
    I gotta go, but wanted to also say Thanks
    to FOD, for all you do to keep our FOD home
    up and running, you’re the best. I’ll try to
    check in later this evening, Ciao for Now!

  40. I love the tweet from Sunny Hilton. It’s so sweet.

  41. Miss Vicki #DA2014 says:

    WOW….Congrats to David on selling 11,000 the first week while he out of the country to boot….WAY TO GO….BTW….Just watching the weather channel while I am vacuuming the floor….What is this about BIG WAVES and a storm in Chile…Hope David is safe….So glad FOD is back up and running. Thanks to all who made that happen…….Miss Vicki

  42. sarahhazel says:

    Walmart ‏@Walmart
    @skyguys_skygirl What did you think of David’s new CD? ~ Tim

    Walmart ‏@Walmart
    @skyguys_skygirl Do you have a favorite song from that album?

  43. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Hello FOD and everyone. Glad to see your great post Joanie. Janel, those were great pics of the Utah party. Sure looked like everyone was enjoying themselves. Your other pictures were sweet too of your family and brownies and girl scouts. You are a very busy Archie fan. Linda,any news on trending in an hour??? If we don’t have a definite trend slogan and we are all in sync we will be out of luck. Who determines what we will do??

  44. sarahhazel says:

    Looks like Janel and co. had a blast at the fan party! I’m jealous…haha!

  45. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    sarahhazel.. Me too. A lot of fans got together in Stroudsburg before the MKOPT . It was nice , we had a nice lunch. We were still a little shy. If only we knew we wouldn’t be getting together for 2 or more years. Still it was nice gathering in one place. It was David Love all around.

  46. sarahhazel says:

    supergrand–never been to a fan get-together…..someday for sure!

  47. SGJ, i’ guess i will wait till time comes and see. Last i heard was that it was the same trend, maybe add hastag. We will just see what they do at trend time. I tweeted them but no ans yet, will DM you as soon as i know something.

  48. breanne says:

    So glad FOD is up & running again!!! Missed you guys!

    ING is #7 & Broken is #5 on Chart Central. Vote 1 song hourly:

  49. Martha says:

    ATRL Hot 100‏@ATRLHot100
    Billboard: D. Archuleta’s “Begin.” debuts: #28 Billboard 200, #27 Current Albums, #5 Independent Albums, #3 Internet Albums

    @ATRLHot100 Nice 🙂 thanks for posting @DavidArchie ‘s numbers. He recorded BEGIN right before his 2-year church mission. He left Mar 28

    ATRL Hot 100‏@ATRLHot100
    @violet4ever @DavidArchie @davidfan4ever You’re welcome!, by the way, his sales were of 10,911 copies. 🙂

  50. Kalei says:

    We’re BACK! YAYYYY! Welcome back to FOD! Who’s loving BEGIN.? Umm EVERYONE!

  51. Bobanna says:

    Welcome back! I’ve missed FOD sooooo much! Thank- you for this AMAZING site.

  52. Martha says:

    @ATRLHot100 Thank you for the @davidarchie tweet!!!! David Archuleta BEGIN.

    ATRL Hot 100‏@ATRLHot100
    @djafanTheVoice You’re welcome :), anything chart-related can be asked if needed!

  53. blue says:

    here’s a picture my daughter painted because she was inspired by broken. she’s not really done with it, but hey, she rarely finishes her pictures anyway.


  54. Anita says:

    Welcome back FOD! You were really missed yesterday! I want to cheer from the rooftops that BEGIN. has done pretty darn well so far! Debut at #28 on Billboard!!!!! Congratulations David! Thanks Joanie for the great post. I’m very happy everyone had a fabulous time together at Simply Thai. How much better can it get than to have a bunch of Archies get together to celebrate David, the release of BEGIN., and eating David favorite kind of food!

  55. nora says:

    So glad FOD is back up and running, missed it so much and commenting to all the great fans here. This is like a home away from home, miss it when it’s not up and running. Thanks FOD for all you do for us and for David.
    Went to my walmart yesterday to buy some more BEGIN cds, but there none to be had. I wish there was some way to get some to the bigger stores, so when I got home I order a couple more from Sears.
    Great post today—Welcome Back.

  56. josie says:

    Hellooooooo? lol. I feel like I’m in the Twilight Zone, or in the movie “Groundhog Day”, or I got amnesia for 24 hours. lol. Uh…welcome back? 🙂

  57. Anita says:

    Beth-You have my sympathy at the loss of your grandma. God bless you!

  58. Grannycrush says:

    I missed FOD while it was down. So happy it is up and running again. Thanks Gail and Vicki for your hard work.

    I had dinner at a Thai restaurant last night with 3 other David fans…Val, Lil, and Teresa. We always have a great time talking about how much we care for David and how much we love his music. We try to get together 3 or 4 times a year.

  59. bds says:

    I also went back to my Wal Mart and no more CDs were to be found. I ordered two more online from WM and they shipped today and will be delivered to my store. This Wal Mart did have one copy of TOSOD last week but it was also gone now.

  60. Cheryl #DA2014 says:

    The Murray, Utah Costco had about 30 BEGIN. Cd’s priced at $9.99. Bought 3 more to gift.

  61. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    Hey supergrandjudie, I was at the FOD luncheon at Stroudsburg too!!! What a blast…..East Coast Archies need to meet up in Baltimore at the Cheesecake Factory for a Christmas from the Heart David get together…..A central location and one that is special…Miss Vicki

  62. dailylurker says:

    Thank goodness FOD is BACK!!!! I was having major withdraws! Seriously! So excited about BEGIN. !!!!!!!! Yippie!!!!!!

    Here is something random. I had a dream about David the other night. lols He was in a new movie and he was painting a wall with one of his female friends and they started throwing painting on each other and then David lean over to kiss his friend on the lips. The friend is embarrassed and runs out of the room and David goes after her. She had long flowing brown hair. haha He catches up to her and grabs her and tell her he has loved her for a very long time and then I wake up. Weird I know, too many NA episodes……sheesh…….

    How’s that for randomness? My boyfriend was wondering why I got up giggling? haha. Anyway BEGIN. is awesome and I can’t stop listening to it in my car.
    So glad FOD is BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  63. OoO says:

    Does anyone knows when is the next billboard report will come out I can’t wait to see.

  64. CindyUT says:

    Welcome back, FOD!!! I missed you so much! I felt so lost without you while you were away…..

  65. ksf says:

    dailylurker – LOVE your dream! Sounds like a wonderful love story… 🙂

    Hi Cindy! 🙂

  66. CindyUT says:

    Hi ksf!!! How are you?

  67. Boeing C. Laugan ‏@BoeingCLaugan1

    @erlindita Theres something cooking for Wed next week not tonight? Cant divulge u the complete plan but its gonna be beautiful.
    New trend for next week.

  68. sarahhazel says:

    New Album Begin WW trended for a few minutes per Linda! Worth the effort!
    Thanks so much to everyone who joined! 🙂

    Hope FOD stays up tomorrow & forever….haha!
    Have a goodnight and sweet BEGIN. dreams to all!!!

  69. ksf says:

    Cindy – doing great! I’m glad it’s the weekend; celebrating my son’s 7th birthday tomorrow. How about you? How was your day off?

  70. angelbymyside says:

    blue ~ your daughter’s painting is fabulous!

    Beth ~ My condolences on the death of your grandmother!

  71. cq#DA2014 says:

    Beth, my sympathy on the loss of your grandmother. May fond memories out weigh the sorrow in time.

  72. By chance says:

    A year ago I didn’t know FOD existed, and now the day just isn’t quite right without you! So glad you’re back!

    I keep thinking how happy David must be right now, knowing how well BEGIN. has done in spite of his absence. Puts a smile on my face!

    Also thinking about Lupe’s words “his beloved public”……….that’s us!!!

  73. Candy says:

    *Doing backflips* Dear home sweet home how I have missed thee! Thank you MODS for working to get our home back on line! Great post Joanie, you must have worked double time to bring us so many goodies. Thank you!

  74. CindyUT says:

    ksf – happy birthday to your son, tomorrow! Today was a lazy day…..had a headache and didn’t get much done.

  75. supergrandjudie, Miss Vicki…..Had a BLAST in Stroudsburg…it went way by too fast! LOVED the Baltimore concert and get- together …think that sounds like an idea for the East Coast Archies!

    Put in twitter jail…but had fun!

  76. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    ksf……Happy Birthday to your son…will he be seven or eight???? That is such a great age…..My son is almost 21…..Enjoy your son’s childhood as they grow up so quickly……And condolences again to Beth on the loss of your grandmother…. Daily lurker….I love your dream…..I rarely dream of David…I think it is because he is so present in my soul and thoughts during my waking hours that he never makes it to my dream world……….Miss Vicki

  77. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    Hi to VaBeachArchie….Have a great beach weekend….Miss Vicki

  78. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    I am not on Twitter…How do you get in Twitter jail????….Sounds like fun…..Miss Vicki

  79. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    Haven’t heard from lately Idamae………Hope you are OK….Miss Vicki

  80. blue says:

    mowed the lawn and missed the trending. darn it.

  81. ksf says:

    Cindy – thanks! sorry that you didn’t feel well today. Hopefully tomorrow is much better. 🙂

    Miss Vicki – he is 7. His birthday was actually on Monday but his party is tomorrow. Thanks for the advice…so true. I’m trying to enjoy him while he’s little. Before I know it he’ll be 21 like your son! 🙂

    My eyes are drooping so I think I’ll say goodnight. Sweet dreams everyone! 🙂

  82. blue says:

    abms – thanks 🙂

  83. sydnie says:

    Whew, thank goodness FOD is back! Thank you Vicki, Gail & everyone who worked so hard to fix the site! Must’ve been overloaded by our chattyness haha! 😀

    And How impressive is it for David to chart BB top 30 for 5 straight years since 2008! 😯 Its gotta to be some kinda of a record for someone so young right?? Does anyone know? Dang he sure has been productive, a regular music machine! 😀

  84. Robin F says:

    So glad to not see that FORBIDDEN sign!!! Welcome back FOD!!!! I see Walmart.com has changed the price on Begin down to $10. I emailed them and told them usually we get a credit if on the release date they decide to charge less money so they emailed me back that I will get a $3,12 credit per CD. Since they changed the price on their site maybe peeps will automatically get a refund. If I thought that money went to David I wouldn’t care but I am quite sure that is not the case. If they don’t notify you you can contact them at http://www.walmart.com/contact .

  85. Hey Miss Vicki! You get in twitter jail by tweeting and retweeting too much in a day! Happens alot when you’re trying to trend! They lock you out of tweeting for around 2 hours…hence twitter jail! No beach for me…work all weekend! Was there on Thursday …got plenty of sun!

  86. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Miss Vicki. Just got back from twitter and saw your comment. Mr.Sgj and I were at the table next to Idamae and her husband. Yes we should try to get together in Baltimore. Hopefully in the fall. I dislike travelling in winter. Oh and Happy belated Birthday to yout husband. Almost forgot you’re going to London in October for your anniversary. My anniversary is in Oct. too. We’ll have to think about this get together.

  87. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    ksf goodnight.. hope your son has a blast at his birthday party. 😀

  88. Robin F….Ordered another batch of CDs from Walmart on Tuesday because there are non in the stores! And they were 10.00! Delivery was faster than pick-up …shipped out Wednesday..still have’t got them yet!

  89. CindyUT says:

    Good night, ksf!

  90. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Robin F thanks for the info on WalMart. I sent an e-mail. Didn’t hear back yet. I paid with PayPal. Did you pay with PayPaltoo?

  91. MaggieFOD says:

    So thankful FOD is back up! Thursday night I was so bored I turned off my computer, took the cover off and cleaned the fans inside it. LOL!

  92. It feels good to be home, this is home away from home to me.

  93. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    Hey Supergrandjudie….yes… September and the early part of October will be busy for me trying to wrap things up at work to go to Europe in mid October…May be we can all get together in Baltimore in mid November or early December……So glad Idamae is doing OK and hope you had a great time at dinner….Miss Vicki

  94. sydnie says:

    Beth, oh no so sorry about your grandma…..my condolences to you & your family, take care. 🙁

  95. supergrandjudie#DA2014 says:

    Goodnight everyone

  96. Miss Vicki DA#2014 says:

    Maybe it’s a blessing in disguise that there are no BEGIN albums in the stores at Walmart…..Must mean people are buying them on line so much they don’t have time to stock them in the stores….YEAH!!!!!…Night all….Miss Vicki

  97. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Supergrandjudie, thanks and I do like to keep busy. As soon as the dinner was over my mind shifted to a bbq and bridging party I’ll be having for my girls 3 weeks from today. So, yeah. LOLOL. The great thing about Pinterest is seeing all the Girl Scout ideas for games, swaps, badge activities. I’m pretty excited for the new year. Next Tuesday my daughter starts 11th grade. Sigh, she’s my baby. Caleb starts his second term at UVU next Friday. Next Wednesday is the potluck dinner for our Chauntenettes Choir, we get going again practicing for our Christmas concert on the 5th of September. A week from this Monday the CEO of Girl Scouts of Utah is having a dinner with our area leaders and service unit teams. So just one thing after another. LOL “Put on foot in front of the other.” Ha!
    OH and my daughter Amanda is going to be my personal trainer. Weighed in on Wednesday. I weigh less than I thought (14 lbs. less) so that itself is a good motivator. Everyone paid $10 in for a “biggest loser” of sorts without the voting off. Not sure how long it goes for but the person who loses the highest percentage of weight wins the money everyone paid to join in. Don’t know how many people joined in or how much the winning pot is. 🙂
    As busy as I’ll be, 2014 should be here before I know it. Keep busy, pass the time.

  98. nora says:

    goodnight everybody. Sleep tight.

  99. sydnie says:

    Wow, huge turnout for the Utah Archie get together, glad you all had a fabulous time & thanks for sharing those lovely pics! 😀
    Grannycrush, sounds like you had your own wonderful mini Archie party as well! 😀

  100. SGJ And Nora, Miss Vicki goodnight

  101. Evening Everyone, WELCOME BACK, FOD!!!! as you can imagine you were greatly missed 🙂
    Just got done retweeting a bunch of tweets from tonight’s trending party. Wow, never did so many before haha
    Hi Miss Vicki, you are so sweet for thinking of me 🙂 I’m just fine. I joined the 1000mile walking club and I love it, esp when you got an ipod brimming with David tunes.
    We did have a lot of fun at the Stroudsburg luncheon…a lot of great memories.

  102. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Begin is now #2 on Amazon A/C general AAS http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Music-General-AAS/zgbs/music/1243476011/ref=zg_bs_nav_m_3_67167

    Someone want to tell me what General AAS means?

  103. Janel I have no clue. Went to look it up on google but no luck. BTW, loved your fan luncheon. Looks like it was a big success especially all your cleverly crafted handiwork The cake was the icing ON THE CAKE 🙂

  104. Robin F says:

    Supergrandjudie it said they would credit my method of payment. So it should be fine that you used paypal.

    Grannycrush tell Val I said Hi!!!

  105. Robin F says:

    VaBeachArchie I am glad to see they changed the price as we bought them at 2 Walmarts in CO. Springs on Tues the 7th for $10 each !!

  106. jeani/ut says:

    Yipeeeeeeeee FOD is back.

  107. pocoelsy says:

    Hi all,

    So happy to see FOD up and running again :), all the charts info is making me giddy haha he’s doing so well and he’s not even here !!!

    Beth, so sorry to hear about your grandma, my prayer goes out to your family, take care.

    Fan get together sounds so much fun, I wish I could meet and join you all 🙂

  108. neneng says:

    I”m glad everything is back to normal! This site is my comfort place to come every time I start missing David.

  109. Pickles says:

    I miss FOD so much!!! Since there was no FOD yesterday I wrote my experience of the Utah fan dinner. I also have a video of Maggie and janel singing if anyone can make me lds you can but I won’t posted until janel is ok with it.

  110. lct#DA2014 says:

    Hey FOD! You miss something when you don’t have it! Appreciate so much having this site while David is gone! I’m having to watch Nandito Ako videos – one per nite before bed time!

    JRRyan, would it be ok if I pinned your subtitled vidoes of Nandito Ako onto Pinterest or do you think TV5 would not approve it? Trying to show other sides of David to the public and figured NA would be great. Hope you read this.

    Off to the airport! 🙁 Have a great day and see you all in a couple of days!

  111. jhen says:

    Hello everyone!
    It’s hard to eat that cake with David picture lol, because David is so precious.
    Look like it was so much fun dinner in Simply Thai .
    Va- hope your friends like Begin cd, I’m sure they will enjoy it.

  112. jhen says:

    Look like it was so much fun dinner at simply Thai, it so hard to eat the cake with David picture on it, David is precious.
    Va- I’m sure your friends will like Begin cd.

  113. jhen says:

    sorry I double posed, I don’t know what happen to my laptop, it doesn’t appear at first, but then it double pose.

  114. jhen says:

    David picture in India, remind of David humility.

  115. Pickles says:

    Hey Linda sorry I go on and off the site. When I correct some things of what I wrote of the fan dinner I’ll send it to FOD cause it’s too long to Put it here.

  116. potluck8 says:

    Hi everyone, I sure missed fod. Beth, so sorry to hear about your grandma. Iam so glad to hear all the good charting news on David and hoping it continues. I wonder what that beautiful thing on wednesday is all about. The cleft in David’s chin is so obvious in some pictures and not so in others, is it really that prominent?

  117. Happy Saturday! So glad to see FOD still is running smoothy! Thanks again to all that worked so hard to get it back up…sure was missed!

    BEGIN. still is doing well! Hope some of the twitter followers get the HINT from all our tweets and check it out! Once you hear it ..YOU HAVE TO HAVE IT!!

    Coffee and David duties…sounds good to me!

  118. Heather says:

    Good morning!! Just popping in to say WELCOME BACK FOD!!!! I felt like part of my life was missing not coming here and get the latest news!!!! HA HA Thank you
    to the MODS that worked hard to get this site back up and running!!!!

    Have a great day!!!

  119. Martha says:

    iTunes ♫ ‏@iTunesLyrics

    “Everybody’s got that one regret, no matter how they try, they can’t forget” – David Archuleta

  120. Martha says:

    Roselyn Garcia
    Dear @DavidArchie, I love you more than I love art, food, cats, books, music, name it. #DA2014 For The Win!


  121. Martha says:

    Another interview, this one from last year before Stadium of Fire:


    (There’s a question from Janel!)

  122. Martha says:

    The above interview is a good one, he talks about what the fans mean to him and who he would most like to do a duet with!

    (She does follow him on twitter!)

  123. Thanks Martha for all the links! Roselyn’s art is GREAT! So many talented and devoted fans…ALL WAITING FOR 2014!

  124. Martha says:

    Talking about the interview with cltv.com

  125. Martha says:

    Your welcome, VABeachArchie. She is a talented artist. Hope David sees her work someday.

  126. kimk says:

    Martha wow that Roselyn link is amazing.. such talent!

  127. kimk says:

    good morning folks!!


    so happy you guys are back!!!

  128. sarahhazel says:

    Good morning!!! Hope u guys are having a nice Saturday so far!
    Martha–thanks for the interview links!
    Janel–thanks for the sales ranking info…wow, great it’s going higher!
    Happy 7th Birthday to ksf’s son!

  129. kmb says:

    FOD IS BACK – YAY! I haven’t been here in a while but just had to chime in and say how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE BEGIN. Every song is SO GORGEOUS!!! I get more and more out of the songs each time I listen. One reason why I love the songs on BEGIN. is that they really make you think deeply.

    Broken is SO hauntingly beautiful. Was it written with the Invisible Children organization in mind? I would love to know the genesis of the lyrics. What do you think the last 2 lines mean? “Broke but not broken.” Maybe it’s that the surroundings are broken but the children’s spirits are not. The children are broke (no worldly possessions) but their spirits are strong. Do we know for sure if David did a MV fir Broken?

    My favorite section of Broken is “Do you see what I see? Do you feel what I feel? It doesn’t matter until we see broken lives heal. And I find it hard to open up my mouth. Will they hear what’s spoken? But I saw when I opened up my eyes, invisible children.” To me this is a song about an outsider trying to be helpful in a terrible war situation but they’re not exactly sure what they should do. The outsider comes to realize that the people won’t listen to them until they can truly emphasize with them, not as victims but as human beings. After gaining true empathy, the outsider is able to see what was invisible to them before.

  130. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–I heard you are having a blast with the grandbabies!

  131. sarahhazel says:

    kmb–I love Broken…so profound and meaningful….and yes, hauntingly beautiful.
    I’m guessing the MV is for Everybody Hurts. We’ll see….

  132. kmb says:

    I’m very excited for the Libbie Linton interview! I think it will be great!

  133. ksf says:

    Happy Saturday morning! 🙂

    Thanks sgj and sarahhazel for the birthday well wishes for my son. He’s super excited this morning! 🙂

    Have a great day everyone! Kim, enjoy the time with your family! 🙂

  134. sarahhazel says:

    DavidArchie’s Whale ‏@Char_Charizard

    LOL…funny (& kinda creepy too)

  135. ksf says:

    kmb – yeah I love Broken too. I hope at some point there’s an interview with John Hunt so we can hear what prompted him to pen those lyrics. Its such a powerful song.

  136. sarahhazel says:

    Pinoy Archies ‏@Pinoy_Archies
    Join us on the 25th at Odyssey, SM Megamall for BEGIN. album launch! Selling starts at 10am; program is at 2pm. See you all. God bless. 🙂

  137. sarahhazel says:

    ksf–do you have a theme for your son’s birthday party? 🙂

  138. kmb says:

    ksf – Hi! I noticed that your Javid blog is only as current as Chapter 24 and still doesn’t have Chapters 1 and 2. You’re a busy person so I’m not trying to pressure you or anything, just reminding you about it in case you’d forgotten. Is Javid over? I haven’t visited FOD in a few weeks so I’m a little out of the loop.

  139. Boeing C. Laugan ‏@BoeingCLaugan1

    @Entigrepz News! Plan 2 hv surprise WWTT 8/22 Wed 7pm Utah time. Could u pls help spread d word. Its unique n beautiful. Pple r excited..!

  140. kmb says:

    I must say that I love FOD’s new banner and border! Very cool 🙂

  141. sarahhazel says:

    Linda–Got it.

  142. nora says:

    good morning-Hope every body had a nice restful sleep. So glad FOD is still up and running. So glad that BEGIN is still charting in sales,maybe some day they will have more copies in stores, but without much promo it is still selling well.

    Just checked Wise Poll on its facebook and David is the one being challenged, maybe we can vote to have David win this one, he lost to Didi Benami. You don’t have to have facebook to vote. Have a great day!!!

    ksf-hope your grandson has a great birthday!! They are such a joy at this age, I have a grandson who is 8, and he is a joy, full of energy, enjoy him now, because they grow up so fast.

  143. Sarahhazel, glad you got DM. Good morning all.
    Ksf, happy b-day to you son, remember when mine was that ages, long time ago.
    Kimk, yes enjoy those grandbabies they do grow up fast, believe me.
    I am praying so hard that Begin keeps climbing even for a couple of slots. wouldn’t that be great.
    Those stores dangit! they need to stock BEGIN so people will buy.
    Sp proud of all the archies that try to get the stores to stock more BEGIN albums.

  144. sarahhazel says:

    Aw, that smile! 🙂
    DavidArchie’s chick ‏@davidschickipoo
    1st Pic of the Day: Something was tickling @DavidArchie in HMV Marina, Singapore, Feb 2012 http://pic.twitter.com/uuhaOEND

  145. ksf says:

    sarahhazel – kind of…the cake is Batman but everything else is arbitrary, lol. It’s a pool party so they’ll be primarily hanging out there.

    kmb – hi! no Javid isn’t over and I haven’t forgotten about it. I guess it’s on hiatus for a while…but I will finish it at some point. I’m sorry.

    nora – hi! Thanks! It’s actually my son who’s turning 7. But you’re right, this is an exciting age. I learn something new every day, lol!

  146. ksf says:

    Thanks Linda! 🙂

  147. sarahhazel says:

    ksf–pool party sounds excellent!

  148. CindyUT says:

    ksf- the pool party sounds like fun!!! I hope you both have a fantastic day!!

  149. ENJOY YOUR DAY and BEGIN. everyone! Off to work for me!

  150. sarahhazel says:

    davidschickipoo DavidArchie’s chick 3m
    2nd Pic of the Day: @DavidArchie getting excited about ChildFund and the Xmas ornament, MKOC Tour, Irving, Dec 2011

  151. nora says:

    Ksf-sorry, I knew it was your son, but I think I was thinking about my grandson, excuse the brain freeze, sounds like a great party, wish they had pool birthday party for adults, maybe they do, but I’ve never been to one. Have a great day!!!

  152. sarahhazel says:

    New fan FTW!
    ∞*alaa*∞ ‏@alaaovoxo
    @DavidArchie ‘s new music is amazing <3 I'm in love. I think he's becoming my new obsession. His voice is perf<3

  153. sarahhazel says:

    DavidArchie’s chick ‏@davidschickipoo
    3rd Pic of the Day: @DavidArchie had in mind BEGIN. colors wayyyyy early, at CFTH Tour, SLC, Nov 2009 http://pic.twitter.com/GDWZuQYE

  154. NEW Fan FTW! Welcome to our Archie world. He wins everybody over when they hear him sing.

  155. sarahhazel says:

    #MusicChallenge This week at #2 @DavidArchie – Broken – Vote here http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wise-Radio/181618691893576?sk=app_208195102528120'%5B;

  156. kmb says:

    ksf – No problem, don’t worry about it. I was just curious. Thanks for the info and have a lovely day! 🙂

  157. sarahhazel says:

    Requests coming up for @LeeDeWyze and @DavidArchie

  158. Grace says:

    Hey FOD!!
    Reporting live from Las Vegas! I can understand why Vegas is called ‘Sin City’. lol.
    Glad FOD is back up and running!!
    Ordered more CDs from Walmart online (because store employees said no guarantee to bring more CDs in the store) and found that you pay no shipping if you pick up CDs at your store. So $10 plus tax, even cheaper than Sears!! Great deal!
    Have a wonderful day, everyone!!!

  159. Janel, thanks for update from amazon. Oh! No! don’t need him to drop. Wish more people would buy begin. I already have 7 so i ‘m over my limit, or i would order more

  160. sarahhazel says:

    Linda–it might go up and down then up again & so on from time to time….it’s expected….it’s still doing well since the release.

  161. sarahhazel says:

    @peacesignpam There is lots of requested @DavidArchie music coming up : )

  162. Sarahhazel thank you, glad to hear.
    I’ guess we have a big surprise coming for Weds WWTT trending. I’m excited and curious.

  163. sarahhazel says:

    Linda–me too!

  164. Janel aka Nellie says:

    We are tentatively planning for another fan dinner in December to celebrate David’s birthday and Christmas in one. We’re going to do a gift exchange and I was thinking of ideas and wanted more ideas to give the Utah fans. It will give them time to think of something to get that’s David related.

    Here are my ideas so far:
    Almonds, Squirrel toy (I think Jerry gave David a wind up one at Mentor’s), trail mix, dried mangoes, chips & salsa, Dove candy, Nutter Butters, Reese’s PB cups, smoothie mix, Honey Bunches of Oats, orange juice, water bottles, scarf, plaid shirts, chapstick, roses. My mind is blank but I know there’s a lot more, so help out please.

  165. McKenzie Harris says:

    I think we should trend in a way that promotes the BEGIN cd to fans of the artists David covers. How about “Begin Christina Aguilera | Begin Cyndi Lauper | Begin U2 | All on David Archuleta new Begin cd” We proved with Nandito Ako that 3 WWTT is possible. This trending with other artists could draw fresh attention to the cd.

  166. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Oh, an angel ornament, Orange Crush, things with rainbows, things with stars, David sheet music, hmm, something with parachutes and airplanes.

  167. Janel if only there was a way to include grapes somehow.

  168. Janel aka Nellie says:

    LOL, why not? A bunch of grapes.

  169. Janel aka Nellie says:

    OH yeah, can’t forget Totoro!!! And Finding Nemo and Toy Story…and what else? Movies and shows….oh the book The Alchemist.

  170. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Dr. Seuss! Oh the Places You Will Go!

  171. How about a HUSH cat! somewhere in there.

  172. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Hmmm a Build a Bear kitty and name him “Hush Cat…” LOL or any stuffed kitty.

  173. A David bracelet and David cup holder for table, someone can make that.

  174. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Something with chickens would be funny, because of the chickens on the set of NA. Oh and Floyd, Boyd, and Lloyd of course! Ha! His favorite bird is Bird of Paradise you could get the plant or do something with the bird. And oh, there is a such bird. I felt bad that day David was being teased about it.

  175. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Goat cheese or almond milk. He-he.

  176. Yes! there is a bird called Bird of paradise. You can find a picture and make an ornament out it.

  177. Janel, you need to find picture with 3 chickens and cut out plaid prints somewhere and put on chickens. LOL!

  178. Janel aka Nellie says:

    LOL Linda. I actually have a wood chicken ornament for my Christmas tree. I have some interesting ones.
    hmmm….maybe a Nativity set since he loves Christmas songs and the season. Something with birthday like a cakemix, frosting and candles, birthday hats. LOL

  179. sarahhazel says:

    LOL…I can’t catch up with you guys!….but great ideas…haha!

  180. sarahhazel says:

    Requests coming up for @PoetsOfTheFall @CHRIS_Daughtry @hodgesmusic @thedavidcook and more @DavidArchie and @LeeDeWyze

  181. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Have a puzzle made of David. I guess there would be copyright issues so it would have to be a picture you take. You can send a picture to some places that will cut the puzzle for you. I think there are different sizes to choose from too. Or do the cartoon Davids, might be a better idea. Does anyone know who designed those cartoon Davids, who is the original artist?

  182. tami lyn says:

    hi everyone 🙂 thought it was winter in chile? it’s 60 degrees there right now

  183. Zelle says:

    Hello and welcome back, FOD! 🙂

    So happy for BEGIN. making its debut in Billboard 200 at #28. Congrats so Team Archuleta and to David, of course! Sooo excited too because I finally got to pre-order the album at Astroplus earlier today woohoo! 🙂

    By the way, just something to share. Anyone seen/noticed this?
    OPM artist Erik Santos, who also did a cover of I’ll Never Go sometime back, will be holding a Greatest Theme Songs concert this month, and the promotional picture for his event resembles the BEGIN. cover art so much! The color theme, and even the “faraway” gaze! Haha. Interesting. 🙂

  184. Hi ! Tami-lyn nice weather in chile

  185. sarahhazel says:

    New thread!!!

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