Yes! It’s been a year since archangels all over the world first heard the premiere of Crush on Z100! The song went on to earn 166K downloads in its first week on iTunes, debuting at #2 on the Billboards Hot100 that week – highest debut by any Idol contestant ever, excl winner-singles!
David Archuleta hears “Crush” for the first time as it broadcasted over NY top radio station Z100, 1 August 2008:
David Archuleta interview & hearing his single “Crush” on Z100!
DAVID ARCHULETA HEARS CRUSH PREMIERE ON Z100
credit cmedytrgdy (note his reaction and listen from 4:00)
What was to ensue was pretty unimaginable! Malaysian radio stations, especially FlyFM, soon came to witness the passion of the Malaysian archangels – huge influx of requests, website crashes from incessant requests/voting, a very vocal support, and an unequalled show of appreciation for the stations’ growing support/embrace of their idol! Needless to say, M’sian radio has been super-supportive of David’s music since!
Most importantly, the music industry began to recognise David Archuleta as a formidable new idol… and that he has successfully made the transition from reality show contestant to bonafide recording artiste!
CRUSH has since gone on to sell almost 2million copies, and is still going strong! Congrats David Archuleta!