David Archuleta became popular after releasing his first single, ‘Crush,’ from his self-titled debut album. Also, he is an  American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor who is a former American Idol contestant. In American Idol, he became the second runner-up in May 2008.

American singer-songwriter, David Archuleta
Caption: American singer-songwriter, David Archuleta (Photo: Instagram)

Sibling of David Archuleta

Born to parents Jeff Archuleta and mother Lupe Marie on December 28, 1990, in Miami, Florida. His father Jeff has worked as a jazz musician playing trumpet for a well-known jazz group at Brigham Young University called Synthesis. David's mother Lupe from Honduras worked as a salsa dancer and singer.

Childhood picture of David Archuleta
Caption: Childhood picture of David Archuleta (Photo: Pinterest)

David is of mixed (Spanish, Danish, Irish, and German) ethnicity, having American nationality. He has 4 siblings among them a brother Daniel and three sisters Claudia, Jazzy, and Amber. He grew up in a musical family who started singing at the age of 6. 

David Archuleta's Education

Before appearing on American Idol, David attended Murray High School located in Murray, Utah. In the year 2009, he graduated from high school. Also, David graduated from Barbizon Modelling and Performing College located in Salt Lake City.

Is David Archuleta Married?

David Archuleta is yet to be married and make someone his wife. But in the past, he had been involved in some relationships. David was in a relationship with actress Fernanda Andrade in 2009. But they had a break up without mentioning the reason. 

David Archuleta with his sister & nieces
Caption: David Archuleta with his sister & nieces (Photo: Instagram)

In the same year 2009, he dated singer Jordan Pruitt but they also ended in a short period. From the year 2008 to 2009, David was in a relationship with the Musical artist Jackie Castro. Also, he dated Hagood Coxe in 2008 but had break up. 

Is David Archuleta Gay?

In April 2010, David Archuleta was spotted in a gay nightclub and people started to query his sexuality on social media. Actually, David went to a gay nightclub just to see his dance-artist friend Charice perform. Later he denied the speculation and posted on his Twitter to let his fans know that he was not gay.

David Archuleta with his friends
Caption: David Archuleta with his friends (Photo: Instagram)

“Can get crazy quick. NO worries all, I wouldn’t get into things like that intentionally haha.”

Then his 2nd tweet came moments later,

“I just didn’t want you guys to be worried so had to let you guys know the facts!” 

David first broke out of his shell in the year 2014 when he came out to his parents as gay. The singer even after coming out in the year 2014. Then he took a Tweet to express how he actually felt. 

David Archuleta clicking selfie with his friends
Caption: David Archuleta clicking selfie with his friends (Photo: Instagram)

"I came out in 2014 as gay to my family. But then I had similar feelings for both genders so maybe a spectrum of bisexual. Then I also have learned I don’t have too much sexual desires and urges as most people, which works I guess because I have a commitment to save myself until marriage. Which people call asexual when they don’t experience sexual urges". 


Also, David does find it confusing to label him as gay or bisexual, or asexual. He offended the LGBT in  community in2015 by tweeting a quote from church leader Boyd K. Packer; 

“Romantic love is incomplete. It is a prelude. Love is nourished by the coming of children, who spring from the fountain of love... expressed between a man and a woman in marriage. #PresPacker (sic).”


 However, David's tweet quickly drew criticism who considered his tweet as an anti-gay message. After 2 days, Archuleta apologized if he offended anyone with his tweet and stated that his intentions were misunderstood. He said 

David Archuleta enjoying with his friends
Caption: David Archuleta enjoying with his friends (Photo: Instagram)

 “I apologize if I have offended anyone with the quote I sent out Saturday. I guess I didn’t think about the line ‘expressed between a man and a woman in marriage’ being stressed when the whole quote didn’t fit in just 1 tweet.”


Then he added;

 “I am sorry my intentions were misunderstood, as my main focus was that too often romance is looked at as the end-all when there is so much more. The bonds that can be there within a family and raising kids, as that is the most valuable thing I have: my family. I do hope however, that whoever may have been offended may know I respect everyone’s freedom to believe and live as they choose. I hope others can respect what I value most in my life as well. Again, I’m sorry and please forgive me if I offended you.”


David is not married yet and doesn't have a wife. However, he is still a gem and a star of the LGBTQIA+ community.

What is David Archuleta's Net Worth?

As per reports, David Archuleta has an estimated net worth of $5 Million earned through his album sales and tours worldwide. Working as a singer, he earned more than $79,000 on average salary of the singer as per reports. 

David Archuleta clicking picture with kids while sitting in a car
Caption: David Archuleta clicking picture with kids while sitting in a car (Photo: Twitter)

His аlbum Сruѕh hаѕ ѕоld mіllіоnѕ оf соріеѕ wоrldwіdе and makes a lot of money. Also, he donated $15,000 to a widow Maila Galo, a mother of five in Pocatello in December 2019. 

What is the Height of David Archuleta? 

David Archuleta has a height of 5 feet 6 inches or 1.67m tall. While his body weighs around 149 pounds or 68 kg. David has black hair with dark brown eyes. 

Facts of David Archuleta

  • His full name is David James Archuleta popular American singer-songwriter and actor.
  • David's surname is of Basque origin who speaks fluent Spanish.
  • His family moved to the Salt Lake City suburb of Sandy, Utah at the age of 6. 
  • David was inspired by the musical drama Les Miserables.
  • David's mother and siblings taught him the technique of singing Christmas songs in three-part harmony. 
  • At the age of 10, David won the children's division of the Utah Talent Competition. 

David Archuleta performing in a stage
Caption: David Archuleta performing in a stage (Photo: Instagram)

  •  David became the Junior Vocal Champion on the second season of Star Search known as "Star Search 2" at the age of 12. 
  • David also finished 2nd on the seventh season of American Idol in the year 2008.
  • He resided in Nashville, Tennessee in the year 2018. 
  • In the year 2014, he came out as gay to his family, then publicly announced in June 2021 and part of the LGBT community, but "not sure of my own sexuality".
  • David released "Crush", the first single from his self-titled debut album in August 2008. 
  • His album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 chart 3 months sold over 750,000 copies in the United States and over 900,000 worldwide.
  • His third album "Something 'Bout Love" was released in the year 2010.
  • David had sold over 1,108,000 albums and 3,327,000 tracks in the United States. 
  • His fourth album, "Forevermore" was released in March 2012 exclusively in the Philippines. 
  • Also, he was аwаrdеd МYХ Мuѕіс Аwаrdѕ-fаvоurіtе іntеrnаtіоnаl muѕіс vіdео-‘Сruѕh’ іn 2009.

Caption: Picture of David Archuleta (Photo: Instagram)

  • David then nоmіnаtеd fоr Аlmа Аwаrd-Веѕt оf thе уеаr іn muѕіс in 2009. 
  • Then he wоn Тееn Сhоісе Аwаrd-Сhоісе muѕіс-Вrеаkоut аrtіѕt.
  • In the year 2010, David wоn Тееn Сhоісе Аwаrdѕ-Моѕt Fаnаtіс Fаnѕ.
  • In 2011, he wоn Ваrkеdа Сhоісе Аwаrdѕ-Тееn Ісоn. 
  • David also wоn Gоldеn Тееvее аnd Маѕk Аwаrdѕ-fаvоurіtе brеаkthrоugh ТV реrfоrmаnсе bу аn асtоr іn thе уеаr 2012. 
  • David is also an actor who featured on an episode of the popular TV show Hannah Montana, ‘Promma Mia,’ as himself in 2009.