David Archuleta Dropped by Jive Records

According to the Hollywood Reporter, American Idol alum David Archuleta has been dropped by Jive Records, his label since 2008, after his latest album The Other Side of Down sold a disappointing 67,000 copies as of February 18th.  

By comparison, Archuleta's 2008 self-titled debut album sold almost a million copies and had been certified platinum. 

A Jive Records spokesperson confirmed the news to the The Hollywood Reporter that “David was released from our roster.”

Archuleta, who co-wrote 10 of the 12 tracks on his sophomore album, told us in October that he was thinking of recording a Spanish-language album for Jive Records. "That is something that I would love to do," said Archuleta. "I mentioned it to my label and they’re excited about it. Half of my family is Hispanic. I want to show them my gratitude."