'American Idol' Alum David Archuleta Dropped by Jive Records

By Rich King on February 18, 2011

David Archuleta, pictures, picture, photos, photo, pics, pic, images, image, hot, sexy, latest, new, 2011HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Another former American Idol star is experiencing the blues.

David Archuleta, one of the most popular contestants in the show's history, has been dropped by his record label.

A rep for Jive Records confirmed the news Friday, telling The Hollywood Reporter that the 20-year-old singer "was released from [their] roster."

The move comes after Archuleta's second album, 2010's The Other Side of Down, failed miserably. The release sold just over 63,000 copies, a far cry from his 2008 self-titled debut that went platinum.

Archuleta was the runner-up to David Cook in season 7 of American Idol.