At ten years old, he won the children's division of the Utah Talent Competition leading to other television singing appearances.In October 2010 he released a third album, The Other Side of Down, featuring lead single "Something 'Bout Love".And despite reports that Taylor Lautner is also Skyping with "Idol" contestant Lauren Alaina, a source tells us, "Taylor has only said hello to some of the "Idol" contestants when he has been in the same room as Nikki when she has been Skyping with her boyfriend.
After Thirteen's success, Reed returned to Alexander Hamilton High School in Los Angeles, but dropped out again after a year.
She has an older brother, Nathan August Reed, and a younger half-brother Joey Reed.
Reed has said in numerous interviews that her early home life was "complicated".
Archuleta was born on December 28, 1990, in Miami, Florida, to Lupe Marie (née Mayorga), a salsa singer and dancer, and Jeff Archuleta, a jazz musician.
His mother is from Honduras and his father is of Spanish–Basque, Danish, Irish, German, and Iroquois descent.
The film earned Reed an Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance, as well as several nominations.