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Birth Name:
Christopher Ruben Studdard

Born:
Ruben Studdard

Genre:
R&B/Soul

Years Active:
'00s, '10s






Ruben Studdard

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 25-year-old native of Birmingham, Alabama, who had unexpectedly become the front-runner in the televised talent show. Surrounded by skinny kids emulating Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini, the two singers who had dominated the previous American Idol season in 2002, Studdard stood out with his massive frame, winning smile, mellow voice, and trademark jerseys bearing the number 205, the area code of his hometown.

Top Albums

Unconditional Love (Deluxe Edition), Ruben Studdard
1. Unconditiona..
Unconditional Love, Ruben Studdard
2. Unconditiona..
Love Is (Bonus Track Version), Ruben Studdard
3. Love Is (Bon..
I Need an Angel, Ruben Studdard
4. I Need an An..
Letters from Birmingham, Ruben Studdard
5. Letters from..
Soulful, Ruben Studdard
6. Soulful
The Return, Ruben Studdard
7. The Return
Playlist: The Very Best of Ruben Studdard, Ruben Studdard
8. Playlist: Th..
The Life (feat. Ruben Studdard) - Single, Big Gen the Breadstacker
9. The Life (fe..
June 28th (I'm Single) - Single, Ruben Studdard
10. June 28th (I..
Perfect Gift (Music from the Stage Play) - Single, Jewel Lucie
11. Perfect Gift..
Saturday Love (feat. Ruben Studdard) - Single, KeKe Wyatt
12. Saturday Lov..
Don't Make 'Em Like U No More (feat. Rick Ross), Ruben Studdard
13. Don't Make '..
Together (Radio Version) - Single, Ruben Studdard
14. Together (Ra..
Love Him Like I Do - Single, Deitrick Haddon
15. Love Him Lik..
Change Me (Radio Edit) - Single, Ruben Studdard
16. Change Me (R..
Ain't No Need to Worry - Single, Ruben Studdard
17. Ain't No Nee..
I Need an Angel - Single, Ruben Studdard
18. I Need an An..
Flying Without Wings - Single, Ruben Studdard
19. Flying Witho..
Christmas In Your Arms - Single, Ruben Studdard
20. Christmas In..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Meant To BeUnconditional Love (Deluxe ..3:38$1.29
2.
If This World Were Mine (feat. Lalah..Unconditional Love (Deluxe ..5:09$1.29
3.
I Can't Make You Love MeUnconditional Love (Deluxe ..5:09$1.29
4.
Nearness of YouUnconditional Love (Deluxe ..4:06$1.29
5.
My LoveUnconditional Love (Deluxe ..3:35$1.29
6.
Love, Look What You've Done To M..Unconditional Love (Deluxe ..4:55$1.29
7.
Love, Love, LoveUnconditional Love (Deluxe ..3:48$1.29
8.
Close the DoorUnconditional Love (Deluxe ..4:31$1.29
9.
They Long To Be (Close To You)Unconditional Love (Deluxe ..3:54$1.29
10.
You Are the Sunshine of My LifeUnconditional Love (Deluxe ..3:29$1.29
11.
UnconditionalUnconditional Love (Deluxe ..3:49$1.29
12.
HomeUnconditional Love (Deluxe ..3:37$1.29
13.
Love Him Like I DoLove Him Like I Do - Single3:17$0.99
14.
Hello AgainUnconditional Love (Deluxe ..4:00$1.29
15.
Flying Without WingsSoulful3:46$0.99
16.
Love Him Like I DoRevealed3:18$0.99
17.
Sorry 2004Soulful4:21$0.99
18.
Amazing GraceI Need an Angel4:31$0.99
19.
Center of My JoyI Need an Angel5:52$0.99
20.
I Need an AngelI Need an Angel4:51$0.99
21.
TogetherLove Is (Bonus Track Versio..4:23$0.99
22.
I Surrender AllI Need an Angel3:58$0.99
23.
If Only for One NightReturn3:47$0.99
24.
Meant To BeUnconditional Love3:37$1.29
25.
Love, Look What You've Done To M..Unconditional Love4:55$1.29

Top Music Videos

Love Him Like I Do, Ruben Studdard, Deitrick Haddon & Mary Mary
1. Love Him Like ..
Change Me, Ruben Studdard
2. Change Me
I Need an Angel, Ruben Studdard
3. I Need an Ange..
Together, Ruben Studdard
4. Together
June 28th (I'm Single) [Extended Version], Ruben Studdard
5. June 28th (I'm..


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