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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
Unconditional Love
Released: 2014
Label: Verve
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After the Shanachie release Letters from Birmingham managed to peak at only number 15 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart, Ruben Studdard's career could have been viewed as in decline. All four of the singer's ...Read full review
More Ruben Studdard albums: Main Albums (6), Compilations (2), Singles & EPs (7)
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