Release date: November 2008
David Cook is the major-label debut album (second overall) from seventh season American Idol winner David Cook. The album was released on November 18, 2008 in the United States, was certified Platinum and has sold over one million copies in the United States. It has produced two top twenty singles, "Light On" and "Come Back To Me". The single "Time of My Life" has also been certified platinum by the RIAA. "Light On" was certified Platinum in January 2010.
The first single, "Light On", was released to U.S. radio on September 30, 2008. The song sold 109,000 digital downloads in its first week of availability, leading to a #17 debut on the Billboard Hot 100 and #8 on the Hot Digital Songs chart. "Light On" was certified Platinum in January 2010.
"The Time of My Life" (his first feature single as the winner of American Idol) is also featured as a bonus track on the album.
On February 27, 2009, Entertainment Weekly ran a piece saying that Cook will be releasing not one, but two singles in March 2009, "Come Back to Me" and "Bar-ba-sol." The video for "Come Back to Me" premiered on American Idol on April 1.
On May 20, 2009, David performed the song "Permanent" on the finale of American Idol Season 8. The song was released as a single with the money from the song and the video of his performance going to charity. The single version of the song is longer than the version on his album.