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David Archuleta Dropped By Record Label

2/18/2011 6:18 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

David Archuleta's dad is gonna be piiiiiiiissed ... seems the former "American Idol" sensation has been given the heave-ho by his record label.

David Archuleta
A rep for Jive Records told The Hollywood Reporter today that Archuleta was "released from our roster."

His 2010 album, "The Other Side of Down," sold only 63,000 copies -- way down from his 2008 debut album, which sold over a million copies and was certified platinum.

Archuleta lost out to David Cook in the finale of season 7 of "American Idol."

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1.

Carl    

Are you suggesting most AI "stars" careers go nowhere after the show? Unbelievable!

1260 days ago
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anonymous    

America Idol never produces good stars. AI is a joke. Especially a joke, since they let go of Jennifer Hudson.

1260 days ago
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kp    

record business is cut throat, all about the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Why doesn't he join the love boat.

1260 days ago
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Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

63000 wow--Ox the liar faced liar head with extra lying on top didn't sell anywhere NEAR that many! That is a HUGE number by Ox standards.

heh....

1260 days ago
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Red-in-Phoenix    

I feel bad for you Archie. You are such a cutie. Maybe it's time for an image makeover. Maybe you should rebel like Britney and Miley.

1260 days ago
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Sugarbutt    

He is so cute. I want to suck on his toes!

1260 days ago
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Jim in Cali    

Other than Kelly Clarkson and CArrie Underwood has anyone else from American Idol have a career longer than two albums?

1260 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

He's cute and everything, but he really doesn't have that star power. It was fun while it lasted.

1260 days ago
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cementmixer    

WHO CARES!!!!!!!!!

1260 days ago
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pandora    

omg, poor david! he is the best singer to come out of am idol in my opinion!!! can't believe jive would let him go! hope another label snaps him up ASAP! i wish he would act more like justin or miley too! he is just so shy which is very sweet but i wanna see sexy flirty david like how he is in concert which is something alot of people haven't seen. he is latina and very sexy but he really tries to hide that side of himself which is a shame.

1260 days ago
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Anon    

**** you.

1260 days ago
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Rob    

Who didn't see that coming?

1260 days ago
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TMZ dont like me    

Tuff break for the lil' dude. Guess he's gonna have to go to college and get a real job now....

1260 days ago
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frannie2luv    

David has a great voice, but he doesn't have "star" quality. He's kinda nerdy. Carrie Underwood has been the biggest star as well as Chris Daughtry and the chubby girl from the first season.

1260 days ago
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Sam    

"10th floor, going down."

1260 days ago
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