David turns 23 today! Happy Birthday! May your 23rd year bring many blessings! This is the same age that Michael Jackson just started hitting his stride with Off the Wall, just two years before striking gold (or rather multiplatinum with Thriller). So excited for what David might have in store. Almost at his peak!
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Another season, another reason to celebrate! Another year and another birthday!
Can you believe that we’re still here at David’s ripe old age of 22, when we were introduced to him as a young 17-year-old (and even younger for some fans)?
Out of the spotlight, and away on a mission, I hope David is having a blast for his birthday.
I imagine it is precisely because not much news is coming our way that some folks have to start debating and arguing about his choice of faith.
Honestly, I have no interest in learning more about the faith that David is currently serving while doing his missionary duty overseas, and I don’t know why some fans are so preoccupied with it (either to praise it or vilify it).
Perhaps his faith has taken David out of our orbit, but I’ve since learned to respect it because it is such a deep core part of who David is.
If serving a mission for his church makes him a better man by the time he returns to music, then that’s all I care about.
And today, at least, I hope David can fulfill his deepest wishes.
Happy Birthday, David! Here’s hoping for a productive 22nd year!
It’s amazing to me that I’ve been following the same person since he was 17, and here he is at the ripe old age of… 21!!! Wow!
And to think this young man starred in a reality TV competition show, debuted a single in the Hot 100, delivered a gold album, authored a bestselling memoir, recorded a Christmas album, headlined several concerts, and then walked away from a major label.
And he did all that before he planned to serve on a mission as a good little Mormon boy.
What can I say? If David can do so much in such a short period of time, imagine how much more he has to offer – whether on a religious mission or when he returns full time to a music career. He’s still so young, and in case anyone ever wonders about that, let me repeat: 21 is STILL YOUNG!
There is no “quitting” or “giving up” yet. He’s still proving himself, and I continue to be impressed with the way he digs deep and follows his inner Voice and then blows the rest of us away with the external one.
Happy Birthday, David! May you be blessed this special day, and I hope you have a great big birthday dinner (with all your favorite foods), and since you will “continue to drink water,” I plan on raising a glass to you personally as I celebrate your 21st birthday for you (although I doubt I will get drunk the way I did when I turned 21 myself – haha!).
Don’t forget to tweet #happy21stdavidarchie.
Yum, yummmm!! Are these gifts from the fans?
Here’s to the joys of turning 20!
Interesting, but I have no clear memories of my 20th birthday because my 21st birthday – when I could legally drink! – was such a joyous and drunken celebration.
Still, it’s a momentous occasion: 2 decades on this earth. Already, David has done so much at this young age. Here’s hoping for many more decades to come and a new year of blessings and musical enrichment!
Don’t forget to tweet #HappyBdayArchie today! Happy birthday, David!