Ruben Studdard

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Christopher Ruben Studdard (born September 12, 1978), best known as Ruben Studdard, is an American R&B, pop, and gospel singer. He rose to fame as winner of the second season of American Idol and received a Grammy Award nomination in December 2003 for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for "Superstar." In the years following Idol, Studdard has released five studio albums, including his platinum-selling debut, Soulful and the top-selling gospel follow-up, I Need an Angel. He is most well known for his recording career, which has produced hits including "Flying Without Wings," "Sorry 2004" and "Change Me," but he has also segued into television and stage work. Most notably, he toured with Robin Givens in the comedy-drama Heaven I Need a Hug and in 2008 starred as Fats Waller in a national tour revival of Ain't Misbehavin'., which spawned a Grammy-nominated soundtrack.

Studdard most recently appeared on the fifteenth season of The Biggest Loser. He is signed to Verve Records and released his newest album, "Unconditional Love," on February 4, 2014.

  1. ^ Some sources give Birmingham, Alabama as his birthplace, but Studdard has said in interviews that he was born in Frankfurt while his father was stationed there with the U.S. Army. http://www.nndb.com/people/505/000047364/
  2. ^ Ruben Studdard tours with Robin Givens in play, says he'll star in 'Ain't Misbehavin by Mary Colurso, AL.com, November 30, 2007, retrieved December 16, 2007
  3. ^ Ruben Studdard is signed to Verve Records and will release his newest album, Unconditional Love PRNewswire, November 18, 2013, retrieved November 23, 2013
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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2003 Soulful Ruben Studdard 1
2004 I Need an Angel Ruben Studdard 1
2006 The Return Ruben Studdard 1
2009 Love IS Ruben Studdard 5 1
2012 Letters From Birmingham Ruben Studdard 1

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2003 Ruben Studdard Ruben Studdard 1
2004 What If Ruben Studdard 1
2008 Celebrate Me Home Ruben Studdard 1
2013 The Life Big Gen feat. Ruben Studdard 1
American Idol Ruben Studdard 1

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