Ruben Studdard biography

Ruben Studdard

Gospel music, Musical Artist

1978 –

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Who is Ruben Studdard?

Christopher Theodore Ruben Studdard, 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 is currently appearing on the fifteenth season of The Biggest Loser. He is signed to Verve Records and will release his newest album, "Unconditional Love," on February 4, 2014.

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Born
Sep 12, 1978
Frankfurt
Also known as
  • Rubben Studdard
  • Reuben Studdard
  • Ruben Christopher Studdard
  • Studdard, Ruben
  • Christopher Theodore Ruben Studdard
  • Ruu
  • The Velvet Teddy Bear
  • Chris
Spouses
Religion
  • Baptists
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University
  • Huffman High School
Lived in
  • Birmingham

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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