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Ruben Studdard

Born: Jul 14, 1978 in Birmingham, AL
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Genre: Pop/Rock, R&B, Rap
Biography: Partway through the second American Idol competition in early 2003, guest judge Gladys Knight christened corpulent crooner Ruben Studdard a "velvet teddy bear," a nod to his smooth, Luther Vandross-styled voice and his Barry White-sized girth. The nickname stuck, since it captured the persona of the ...Read full biography
Released: 2003
Label: J Records LLC
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Ruben Studdard won the second American Idol competition in 2003, but by the time he released his debut album, Soulful, in December of that year, it seemed like he was the runner-up to Clay Aiken, the competition's ...Read full review
Love IS
Released: 2009
Label: Hickory Records
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Ruben Studdard's career has been a study in course corrections, with each album acting as an answer to what preceded it. Love IS is a reaction to the heavy seduction of The Return, scaling back the seductive ...Read full review
More Ruben Studdard albums: Main Albums (5), Compilations (1), Singles & EPs (7)
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