David Archuleta courtesy Jyle Dupuis (CC-BY-SA 2.0)

David Archuleta courtesy Jyle Dupuis (CC-BY-SA 2.0)

“David was released from our roster,” a Jive records spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter.

That’s David Archuleta that is, the season seven American Idol 16-year old phenom who came in a close second to David Cook.

Although he didn’t win the big prize with all the publicity and contracts, Archuleta had gained so many fans that he got the attention of Jive who decided to test the waters.

Archuleta‘s 2008 debut album hit a million sales and later platinum certification.  His latest album, The Other Side of Down got stuck at 63,000.

What’s next for the very likable Archuleta?  Well, anyone with his crooning ballad style won’t stay idle for long.