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Encyclopedia > Ruben Studdard
Ruben Studdard
Birth name Christopher Ruben Studdard
Born September 12, 1978 (1978-09-12) (age 29)
Frankfurt, Germany[1]
Origin Birmingham, Alabama
Genre(s) Pop, R&B, gospel
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 2003–present
Label(s) J Records (2003-2007)
Website www.rubenstuddard.com

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Contents

Biography

Early life

Studdard, a Birmingham, Alabama native, was born in Frankfurt, Germany while his father was stationed there with the U.S. Army. [2] The youngest son of two teachers, at the age of three he sang for the first time at the Rising Star Baptist Church in his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. He continued singing gospel in church, performing solos as a child while his mother sang in the local choir. While at Huffman High School, he played football and received a scholarship in that sport to Alabama A&M University. He also is a Brother of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia fraternity. Nickname: Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: , Country State Counties Jefferson, Shelby Incorporated December 19, 1871 Government  - Type Mayor - Council  - Mayor Bernard Kincaid (Current) Larry Langford (Mayor-Elect) Area  - City 151. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...   (German: , English: American English: ) is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany, with a mid-2007 population of 663,567. ... Baptist churches are part of a Christian movement often regarded as an evangelical, protestant denomination. ... Nickname: Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: , Country State Counties Jefferson, Shelby Incorporated December 19, 1871 Government  - Type Mayor - Council  - Mayor Bernard Kincaid (Current) Larry Langford (Mayor-Elect) Area  - City 151. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Gospel music is a musical genre characterized by dominant vocals (often with strong use of harmony) referencing lyrics of a religious nature, particularly Christian. ... Huffman High School   Huffman High School is a secondary school located in Birmingham, Alabama. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, also known as Alabama A&M University or AAMU, is an accredited, public, coeducational land grant college established under the terms of the Morrill Act of 1890 located in Normal, Madison County, Alabama. ... Phi Mu Alpha (ΦΜΑ) Sinfonia is a collegiate social fraternity for men of musicianly character. ...


After growing up listening to his mother's Donny Hathaway albums, Fred Hammond, and gospel music, Studdard began to pursue a career in the music industry, majoring in voice studies at Alabama A&M, graduating in 2000. He sang with Just a Few Cats, a popular local Birmingham jazz and R&B band founded by members of Ray Reach's UAB Jazz Ensemble, along with other local musicians. "A lot of people don't realize how hard I was trying to get into the business before American Idol," Studdard related several years later. "I was making demos and just working so hard."[3] A back-up singer from Just a Few Cats asked him to accompany her to Nashville, Tennessee for an audition on the 2003 second season of American Idol. Donny Hathaway (October 1, 1945 – January 13, 1979) was an American soul musician. ... Gospel singer, bass player, producer Fred Hammond Fred Hammond (born in Detroit, Michigan, USA) is a gospel music singer, bass guitar player, and producer. ... Raymond E. Reach, Jr. ... Nashville redirects here. ...


American Idol 2003

When auditioning, Studdard sang Stevie Wonder's "Ribbon in the Sky." This guided him to being one of the local finalists. On American Idol, he impressed viewers with his performances of the Leon Russell/Bonnie Bramlett song "Superstar" (originally a hit for The Carpenters and Luther Vandross) and the Peabo Bryson/Regina Belle duet "A Whole New World"; during his time on the show, Studdard received praise from music legends such as Lionel Richie, Neil Sedaka, Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees, Luther Vandross, and Gladys Knight. Stevie Wonder (born Steveland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Steveland Hardaway Morris)[1] is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. ... Ribbon in the Sky is a 1982 soul single released by Motown singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder. ... Leon Russell (born Claude Russell Bridges on April 2, 1942 in Lawton, Oklahoma, United States) is a singer, songwriter, pianist, and guitarist. ... Bonnie Bramlett (born Bonnie Lynn OFarrell, 11 August 1944, Alton, Illinios), is an American singer known for her distinctive vocals in rock and pop music. ... Superstar is a 1969 song written by Leon Russell and Bonnie Bramlett, that has been a hit for many artists in different genres and interpretations in the years since; the most known version is by The Carpenters in 1971. ... For other uses, see Carpenter (disambiguation). ... Luther Ronzoni Vandross, Jr. ... Peabo Bryson (born Robert Peabo Bryson on April 13, 1951) is an American R&B and soul singer, born in Greenville, South Carolina. ... Regina Belle (born July 17, 1963) is Grammy award winning singer who sings Adult Contemporary, Quiet Storm, Smooth Jazz, Urban contemporary, and Contemporary R&B songs. ... A Whole New World was the featured pop single from the soundtrack to the 1992 Disney movie Aladdin. ... Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. ... Neil Sedaka (born March 13, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American pop singer, pianist, and songwriter often associated with the Brill Building. ... Robin Hugh Gibb CBE (born December 22, 1949) is a singer and songwriter. ... The Bee Gees were a singing trio of brothers — Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb — that became one of the most successful musical acts of all time. ... Luther Ronzoni Vandross, Jr. ... Gladys Maria Knight (born May 28, 1944 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American R&B/soul singer, actress and author. ...


During the televised competition, Studdard gained the nickname "Velvet Teddy Bear" and was noted for his shirts printed with "205", the telephone area code of his hometown of Birmingham. Studdard also did a cover version of "For All We Know", originally recorded by Donny Hathaway, whose music he grew up with. A telephone numbering plan is a system that allows subscribers to make and receive telephone calls across long distances. ... // In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ...


He won the contest over runner-up Clay Aiken by only 134,000 votes out of 24,000,000 cast in the May 2003 finale[4], becoming the second American Idol winner and the first and only male to hold that title until 2006, when fellow Birmingham native Taylor Hicks won Idol's season five. Clay Aiken (born Clayton Holmes Grissom on November 30, 1978) is an American pop singer who rose to fame on the second season of the television program American Idol in 2003. ... Taylor Reuben Hicks (born October 7, 1976) is an American singer-songwriter. ... The fifth season of American Idol began on January 17, 2006 and concluded on May 24, 2006. ...


Alabama Governor Bob Riley declared 11 March 2003 as "Ruben Studdard Day".[5] Robert Renfroe Bob Riley (born October 3, 1944) is an American politician in the Republican Party. ... is the 70th day of the year (71st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


2003-2004: Soulful

Debut Album: Soulful
Debut Album: Soulful

Studdard released his first single, a cover of Westlife's "Flying Without Wings" (which he had sung on the show's finale), produced by the Underdogs and Face, a month later in June 2003. Fueled largely by sales, it debuted at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. In December 2003, advance orders for his album Soulful topped the 1 million mark before it was released into stores. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart that month, selling over 400,000 copies in its first week and attaining the highest first-week sales of any American Idol winner. The single "Sorry 2004" from this album found substantial airplay, reaching #9 in the Billboard Hot 100 and #2 on the Billboard R&B singles chart. Studdard received a Grammy Award nomination in December 2003 for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for "Superstar", nominated with his idol Luther Vandross (Vandross won that category). In March 2004, Ruben won the NAACP Outstanding New Artist award. Westlife is a pop group that formed on July 3, 1998. ... Ruben Studdard (born September 12, 1978) is an American pop music singer who rose to fame as winner of the second season of the American Idol television program. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Soulful is the 2003 debut album from second-season American Idol winner Ruben Studdard. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Sorry 2004 was the second single from Studdards album Soulful. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, formerly known as Top Soul Singles, Top Black Singles, and Top R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), lists the most popular songs, calculated weekly by airplay and sales, in traditionally African American venues... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1968. ... Luther Ronzoni Vandross, Jr. ...


2004: I Need An Angel

Second Album: I Need an Angel
Second Album: I Need an Angel

Studdard released the gospel album I Need an Angel on November 23, 2004. The title track and first single "I Need an Angel" was a cover of a 2002 single performed by R&B singer Daniel DeBourg and written by R. Kelly. The album sold over 96,000 copies in its first week, it also entered the Gospel charts at #1, opened at #20 on the Billboard 200 chart, it since has sold over 500,000 copies. It was also #1 on the 2005 Billboard Year-End Gospel Albums Chart. As of June 2007, Studdard is the fifth-best selling American Idol performer with more than 2.4 million albums sold in the U.S. I Need an Angel is the 2004 second album from American singer Ruben Studdard. ... is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... I Need An Angel is the title of a song by singer Daniel DeBourg released in 2002, which was remade by American Idol winner Ruben Studdard in 2004. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Daniel DeBourg is a pop singer who was born April 13, 1976 in Chelmsford, England. ... R. Kelly (born Robert Sylvester Kelly on January 8, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American R&B and pop singer, songwriter, record producer, and occasional rapper. ... CD redirects here. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ...


In March 2005, Studdard filed a lawsuit against his godfather and business advisor Ronald Edwards. The suit alleges that Edwards ran up $156,000 on Studdard's credit cards and stole $90,000 from his checking account. Edwards filed a countersuit. On June 15, 2006, Studdard was awarded $500,000 for personal losses and another $1.5 million in punitive damages.[6] ← - 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in March • 31 – Terri Schiavo • 30 – Mitch Hedberg • 29 – Johnnie Cochran • 27 – Wilfred Bigelow • 26 – Paul Hester • 26 – James Callaghan • 21 – Jeff Weise • 21 – Bobby Short • 19 – John De Lorean • 18 – Gary Bertini • 17 – George F...


Studdard has worked as an actor in several, mostly minor, roles, including single-episode appearances on the television series 8 Simple Rules, Life on a Stick, All of Us, and Eve, as well as a cameo appearance in the film Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed. He has also appeared on a television commercial for a Birmingham-area Kia dealer. For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... 8 Simple Rules (originally known as 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter) is an American television sitcom that originally aired on ABC from 2002 to 2005. ... Life on a Stick is a short lived Fox sitcom that premiered on March 24, 2005. ... This article is about the TV series. ... Eve is an American sitcom television series named for its star, rapper Eve, about a trio of women who have their own boutique and clothing line. ... KIA or Kia may mean: Killed in action Kirby Ian Andersen Kings Indian Attack, a chess opening Kuwait Investment Authority Kachin Independence Army, in Kachin State, Myanmar Kia Motors Kia Asamiya, a popular Japanese manga artist. ...


Between his second and third albums, Studdard began a diet and fitness program to deal with his weight, out of concern for a family history of diabetes and hypertension. Studdard lost over 70 pounds on a vegetarian diet. [7] [8] This article is about the disease that features high blood sugar. ... For other forms of hypertension, see Hypertension (disambiguation). ... For animals adapted to eat primarily plants, sometimes referred to as vegetarian animals, see Herbivore. ...


2006-2007: The Return

Third Album: The Return
Third Album: The Return

Studdard's third album, The Return was released in October 2006; it goes back to his R&B roots, but is different from his previous efforts. Studdard is collaborating with the artist Ne-Yo on this album, along with a variety of producers. The single "Change Me" was released ahead of the album. The Return sold 71,000 copies in its first week to open at #8 on the Billboard 200 album chart, but sales declined rapidly after that, not approaching those of his earlier albums. However, Studdard did have good success on the Urban Contemporary chart with "Change Me" (which reached #1) and its successor "Make Ya Feel Beautiful". Studdard continued to tour saying he would play a variety of music: "Coming out to my show is like coming to my house. I'll play the songs I love. It's like a party. For me, a party has all different types of music happening."[3] Image File history File links Ruben_returnme. ... Image File history File links Ruben_returnme. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Shaffer Chimere Smith (born October 18, 1982), known professionally as Ne-Yo, is a Grammy Award-nominated American R&B and pop singer-songwriter. ... Change Me is the first single from Ruben Studdard, off the forthcoming album The Return. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Make Ya Feel Beautiful is the second single from Ruben Studdards third album The Return. ...


Studdard appeared on the finale of American Idol season 6 in May 2007. He spent a few weeks touring with Robin Givens in the comedy-drama Heaven I Need a Hug and prepared to take on the role of Fats Waller in a national tour of Ain't Misbehavin' in 2008. [9] In December 2007, it was announced that Studdard had been dropped from his record company, J Records, due to poor sales of The Return and "[falling] short of expectations."[10] He is, however, still under contract with 19 Recordings. [11] The Grand Finale of American Idol Season 6 aired on May 23, 2007, live from the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, California. ... Robin Givens (born November 27, 1964 in New York, New York) is an American actress. ... Fats Waller (born Thomas Wright Waller on May 21, 1904, died December 15, 1943) was an American jazz pianist, organist, composer and comedic entertainer. ... Aint Misbehavin is a song by Harry Brooks with Fats Waller and lyricist Andy Razaf, dating from 1929. ... J Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG, and is distributed through the RCA Records Group. ...


2008 - present:

Studdard will be singing the farewell song on American Idol, starting with the Top 12 episode. The song will be a cover of Kenny Loggins' "Celebrate Me Home," in a new version produced by Terry Lewis and Jimmy Jam. [11] American Idol is an annual American televised singing competition, which began its first season on June 11, 2002. ...


Awards/Nominations

  • BET Awards
    • 2005, Best Gospel Artist: (Nominated)
    • 2004, Best New Artist: (Nominated)
    • 2004, Best Male R&B Artist: (Nominated)
  • Grammy Awards
    • 2004, Best Male R&B Vocal Performance: "Superstar" (Nominated)
  • Soul Train Awards
    • 2004, Best New R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist: "Superstar" (Nominated)

The American Music Awards show is one of four annual major American music awards shows (the others being the Billboard Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ... The BET Awards were established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network to celebrate African Americans and other minorities in music, acting, shooting, sports, and other fields of entertainment over the past year. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... The NAACP Image Award is an award presented annually by the NAACP to honor the top African-Americans in film, television, music and literature. ... Soulful was a 1969 release on Scepter Records by Dionne Warwick. ... The Soul Train Music Awards is an annual award show aired on various television networks in national syndication that honors the best in Black music and entertainment. ...

Discography

Albums

Ruben Studdard discography
Releases
Studio albums 3
Singles 7
Music videos 6
B-sides 5
Collaborations 5
Tours 3
Statistics Singles
Soulful
  • Released: December 9, 2003
  • Peak chart positions:
    • #1 U.S
    • #16 United World Chart[12]
  • U.S sales: 1,800,000
  • RIAA certification: Platinum
  • "Flying Without Wings"
  • "Superstar"
  • "Sorry 2004"
  • "What If"
I Need an Angel
  • Released: November 23, 2004
  • Peak chart positions:
    • #20 U.S
  • U.S sales: 437,114
  • RIAA certification: Gold
  • "I Need an Angel"
The Return
  • Released: October 17, 2006
  • Peak chart positions:
    • #8 U.S
    • #19 United World Chart[13]
  • U.S sales: 235,000
  • RIAA certification: n/a
  • "Change Me"
  • "Make Ya Feel Beautiful"

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Singles

Year Title Chart positions Album
US US R&B Urban UWC
2003 "Flying Without Wings" 2 13 27 33 Soulful
"Superstar" 112 2
2004 "Sorry 2004" 9 2
"What If" 47
"I Need an Angel" 32 I Need an Angel
2006 "Change Me" 94 18 1 The Return
2007 "Make Ya Feel Beautiful" 32 6
2008 "Celebrate Me Home"[11] TBA TBA TBA TBA Celebrate Me Home - Single

“Hot 100” redirects here. ... The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, formerly known as Top Soul Singles, Top Black Singles, and Top R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), lists the most popular songs, calculated weekly by airplay and sales, in traditionally African American venues... The term urban contemporary was coined by the late New York DJ Frankie Crocker in the mid 1970s. ... The United World Chart is a worldwide chart issued every week by Media Traffic, using both sales (digital and physical) and airplay to determine the most popular albums and singles worldwide. ... See also: 2003 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2003 Record labels established in 2003 // January - following an investigation by The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and London detectives, police raids in England and the Netherlands recover nearly 500 original Beatles studio tapes, recorded during the Let It... Ruben Studdard (born September 12, 1978) is an American pop music singer who rose to fame as winner of the second season of the American Idol television program. ... Soulful is the 2003 debut album from second-season American Idol winner Ruben Studdard. ... Superstar is a 1969 song written by Leon Russell and Bonnie Bramlett, that has been a hit for many artists in different genres and interpretations in the years since; the most known version is by The Carpenters in 1971. ... See also: 2004 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2004 Record labels established in 2004 2000s in music. ... Sorry 2004 was the second single from Studdards album Soulful. ... I Need An Angel is the title of a song by singer Daniel DeBourg released in 2002, which was remade by American Idol winner Ruben Studdard in 2004. ... I Need an Angel is the 2004 second album from American singer Ruben Studdard. ... See also: 2006 in British music Musical groups established in 2006 Record labels established in 2006 // January – James Nicholl, drummer of Pay*Ola became ill and was admitted to hospital. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... See also: 2007 in British music 2007 in hip hop Musical groups established in 2007 Record labels established in 2007 // January George Shearing is knighted for services to music in the Queens New Year Honours List. ... Make Ya Feel Beautiful is the second single from Ruben Studdards third album The Return. ... The year 2008 in music is full of events, albums released by major artists and bands, and hit singles. ... Celebrate Me Home is the debut solo album from Kenny Loggins, released in 1976 (see 1976 in music). ...

Filmography

  • Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)
  • Natural Born Komics (2006) (direct-to-DVD)

Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

References

  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. ^ Birmingham man The "American Idol" brings his Bible-Belt charm to Hawaii by Burl Burlingame, Star Bulletin, January 2, 2007, retrieved December 10, 2007
  3. ^ a b "The Idol's Idol", The Asbury Park Press, January 26, 2007.
  4. ^ "American Idol Outrage: Your Vote Doesn't Count" by Deborah Starr Seibel, Broadcasting & Cable, 5/17/2004, retrieved April 8, 2006
  5. ^ Ruben Studdard
  6. ^ Studdard wins lawsuit against ex-manager, The Baltimore Sun, June 17, 2006, accessed June 17, 2006
  7. ^ An 'Idol' slims down, starts over, CNN, October 25, 2006
  8. ^ Ruben Studdard slims down by going vegetarian
  9. ^ 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
  10. ^ SOHH Exclusive: J Records Drops Ruben Studdard | Daily Hip-Hop News | SOHH.com /
  11. ^ a b c Ruben Returns For 'Idol' Farewell Track by Ann Donahue on BillBoard.com (02-29-2008)
  12. ^ Ruben Studdard - Soulful - Music Charts
  13. ^ Ruben Studdard - The Return - Music Charts

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Ruben Studdard would be the first to agree that the past three years have been amazing, rewarding and challenging.
Ruben devoted much of 2005 to working on his own foundation, the Ruben Studdard Foundation for the Advancement of Children in Music Arts (which gives grants and scholarships to music students, summer camps and after school programs) and being at home with his family in Birmingham while preparing for his new record, THE RETURN.
Rubens remake of the song is particularly fitting given the success of 2003s Superstar (another classic song closely associated with Vandross) and promises to continue the love affair that hes had with audiences everywhere since winning American Idol.
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Christopher Ruben Studdard, also known as Ruben Studdard, (born September 12, 1978) is a well-known American pop/RandB/gospel singer and character actor who rose to fame as winner of the second season of the American Idol television program, beating out Clay Aiken.
Studdard, the youngest son of two teachers, sang for the first time at the Rising Star Baptist Church in his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama at the age of three.
Ruben Studdard's third album, The Return, due for release on September 26, 2006 which was comfirmed by J Records by Label Owner Clive Davis, goes back to his RandB roots, but is different from his previous efforts.
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