David Archuleta Releases Spanish-Language Holiday Track “Dios Muy Alegre Albergó”

David Archuleta is getting into el espíritu de la Navidad

The 27-year-old Honduran and Spanish American singer-songwriterhas marked the beginning of the Christmas season with the release of his new video “Dios Muy Alegre Albergó,” the Spanish version of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.”

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The song is part of Archuleta’s Spanish-language Christmas EP, Navidad, which contains four songs that speak to his Honduran roots in the celebration of the Christmas season.

This is the first time that Archuleta has released a project completely in Spanish.

Navidad is a production dedicated to my family and Latino fans who have waited for years for me to release something in Spanish,” Archuleta says.

Archuleta’s “Do You Hear What I Hear?” Performance Goes Viral

David Archuleta continues spreading holiday cheer this season…

The 23-year-old Honduran/Spanish American singer and former American Idol runner-up took center stage last weekend at the Celebration of Christ: an Interfaith Concert in Utah.

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But a video of his performance has gone viral as people around the world prepare to celebrate Christmas.

Archuleta teamed up with Pentatonix singer and cellist Kevin Olusola for a moving and spiritual rendition of “Do You Hear What I Hear?

In 2009, Archuleta released a Christmas album entitled Christmas from the Heart. 

In addition to classics like “Joy to the World,” “The First Noel” and “Silent Night,” the album also featured a Christmas song penned by Archuleta himself, “Melodies of Christmas.”

The album peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Holiday Albums chart.

Archuleta Back From His Two-Year Mormon Mission

It’s mission accomplished for David Archuleta

The 23-year-old Honduran/Spanish American singer and former American Idol runner-up has returned home to Utah from his two-year Mormon mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

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Archuleta, who competed during the seventh season of Fox’s hit singing competition, announced his homecoming in a YouTube video, to the delight of Archie fans around the world.

“I’m home,” said a giddy Archuleta wearing the traditional missionary attire of a suit jacket, white dress shirt and tie.

While in the Missionary Training Center, Archuleta performed in a Mormon choir for its general conference. He also gave two special Christmas performances that were held on the Santiago Chile Temple grounds. During that time, he had little contact with his family or the outside world.

Archuleta’s “No Matter How Far” Album to be Released March 26

David Archuleta may be serving his Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on a two-year mission in Chile… But he’s giving fans new music to hold them over until his return.

Even though the 22-year-old Honduran/Spanish American singer and former American Idol runner-up isn’t expected to return until spring 2014, 10 Archuleta tracks have been collected for a new album, which fans can stream on Billboard.

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Before heading on his Mormon mission, Archuleta recorded several songs that were never placed on an official album — some unfinished demos, others hard-to-find cuts that had only been shared on international releases.

Due to his dedicated fans, many of the tracks were shared online, catching the eye of the label Entertainment One, which decided to compile them into a proper album: No Matter How Far.

The album’s lead single, the sentimental ballad “Don’t Run Away,” is one of two selections (along with “Heart Falls Out“) that hasn’t been released before in any format.

With help from British producers The Nexus (David Sneddon and James Bauer-Mein), the incomplete demo was polished into one of Archuleta’s finest moments.

No Matter How Far, the follow-up to Archuleta’s Begin. album, can be pre-ordered on iTunes here. It will be released officially on Tuesday, March 26.

Archuleta Releases the Music Video for His “Everybody Hurts” Cover

He may have recently started his two-year Mormon mission… But David Archuleta’s presence will still be felt in the music world.

The 21-year-old Honduran/Spanish-American singer has released the music video for the next single from his just released BEGIN. album, a cover of R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts.”

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Archuleta croons his heart out while covering the classic song, which was originally released by R.E.M. in 1992. In the clip, the American Idol runner-up can be seen singing in a recording studio alongside an orchestra and producer Kurt Bestor.

Archuleta’s studio scenes was shot the day before he left for his Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints mission in South America.

The Jed Wells-directed clip also includes a touching scene of a father on his daughter’s wedding day, a female soldier missing her son and a young couple who must be separated when one of them has to move out of town.

After releasing the video on his official YouTube channel, Archuleta posted a note for his fans say he’ll make more music after completing his two-year mission.

“I hope you know that I never wanted to leave you guys without music, and will continue when I get back,” he states.

“Everybody Hurts” is one of the covers on Archuleta’s latest album BEGIN., which was released on August 7. Other covers include Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful” and Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors.”

Archuleta’s Latest Album Begin. Debuts on the Billboard Charts

He may be participating in a long-term Mormon mission, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have brand new David Archuleta music to hold you over…

The 21-year-old Honduran/Spanish American singer and former American Idol runner-up, who announced last December that he was devoting two years of his life to a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, has released his latest album, which debuts on the Billboard 200 this week at No. 28.

David Archuleta

Entitled Begin., the album is a collection of 10 cover songs and one original, “Broken,” which was co-written by Archuleta. He recorded the album before starting his mission in South America.

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.”

David Archuleta's Begin Album

Signed to RCA after his success on Idol, Archuleta is now on the independent Highway Records imprint, owned by Desert Book, the publishing arm of the LDS church.

That qualifies Begin. to appear on Billboard’s Top Independent Chart, where it debuts at No. 5. The album makes an even higher bow on the Top Internet Albums chart, entering at No. 3. That equals Archuleta’s previous highest peak on the survey, when his self-titled debut album entered at No. 3 in 2008.

Begin. is Archuleta’s fifth album to appear on the Billboard 200. He has had one album debut on the chart every year since 2008.

Archuleta Releases “I’ll Never Go” Music Video

He may be preparing for a two-year Mormom mission… But that hasn’t stopped David Archuleta from makin’ sweet music.

The 21-year-old Honduran/Spanish American singer recently released the music video for his latest single “I’ll Never Go,” which was shot in Manila.

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It’s the latest release from Archuleta’s fourth studio album Forevermore, a collection of original Filipino classic love songs recorded in English.

“I wouldn’t say that I sound better than the original singers because the singers here are so amazing. But I would hope that I could pay tribute to them with this album,” said Archuleta previously.

Forevermore has been in stores since the spring.

David Archuleta

In addition, the former American Idol runner-up is preparing a new album called, BEGIN, for which he’s planning to re-record singles by artists like Christina Aguilera, Sarah McLachlan, Cyndi Lauper and U2.

Along with the cover songs, there is one new song called “Broken” which Archuleta wrote himself.

Archuleta Releases His “Forevermore” Music Video

David Archuleta’s latest musical project has him tackling a classic Filipino tune…

The 21-year-old half-Honduran/half-Spanish singer and former American Idol runner-up—who recently made his TV acting debut in the Phillipines—has just released a music video to support his latest single “Forevermore.”

David Archuleta

The clip features footage of Archuleta singing the song to the camera in a simple setting.

The track appears on Archuleta’s latest CD of the same name, Forevermore. It’s a collection of original Filipino classic love songs written in English and composed by some of the Philippines’ renowned songwriters like Ogie Alcasid, Louie Ocampo, Jimmy Antiporda and Cecil Azarcon.

“I wouldn’t say that I sound better than the original singers because the singers here are so amazing. But I would hope that I could pay tribute to them with this album,” Archuleta has said.

Following the album’s release, Archuleta will be taking a break from music to serve a two-year Mormon mission.

Archuleta Making TV Acting Debut in the Philippines…

He’s announced plans to take a two-year break from music to complete a Mormon mission… But, David Archuleta isn’t quitting his work in the entertainment field just yet.

The 20-year-old half-Spanish/half-Honduran American singer has arrived in Pacific Asia to begin shooting a television mini-series in the Philippines.

David Archuleta

The American Idol season 7 runner-up, who is taking his stab at acting, was welcomed with flower garlands at the Manila airport by his Filipino co-stars Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Eula Caballero on Friday. Together, they’ll shoot the TV5 mini-series Nandito Ako over the course of a few weeks.

“Landed safely! Hellooo Manila!!!” Archie tweeted upon arrival. “And thanks for the warm welcome!!”

The singer added that fans can follow his new adventure on FollowArchuleta.ph, where several local video clips have already been posted. The project will be Archuleta’s first television acting gig.

Before heading to Manila, Archuleta said in his video blog: “I’m nervous, but also really excited to try this new experience. I’ll be doing a mini-series for TV5 and will be filming in the Philippines for the next few weeks.”

Archuleta made headlines last month after announcing that he’d be taking a hiatus from music to embark on a two-year Mormon mission.

“It’s not because someone told me I was supposed to do it and not because I no longer want to do music anymore,” said Archuleta during a tour stop in Salt Lake City “It’s because it’s what I feel I need to do next in my life.”

Archuleta Releases New Music Video

He may be taking a break from music to go on a two-year Mormon mission… But David Archuleta is at least leaving one more music video for his fans while they “Wait” for his return.

The 20-year-old half-Spanish/half-Honduran American singer has released the music video his latest single “Wait.”

David Archuleta

“Even though you’re gone I can hear your heart/ It’s calling out my name like a flash in the dark,” Archuleta sings in the video, which the American Idol season 7 runner-up filmed while touring in Hong Kong.

“Wait” is a bonus track off of the Asian Tour Edition of Archuleta’s last studio album “The Other Side of Down.”