David Archuleta Is About to Get Azoff

By: Betsy Waldman / October 9, 2008

Things are really starting to look up for American Idol runner-up David Archuleta. First he’s seen running around town with a hot piece of tail. Now, according to EW.com, he’s signed a contract with musical kingmakers Azoff Management, whose clientele includes the Eagles, Christina Aguilera and Neil Diamond.

Naturally, David’s control-freak dad, Jeff Archuleta, is cut in for a piece of the action. He’ll be co-managing his kid’s work affairs with Azoff’s Jared Paul, who also handles Nick Lachey and New Kids on the Block.

The deal comes as Archuleta prepares for the November 11 release of his debut album.

Congratulations, David! As any artist will tell you, having the right people in your corner is essential to building a solid career.