Ruben Studdard Poster


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Overview (4)

Born in Frankfurt, West Germany
Birth NameChristopher Ruben Studdard
Nicknames Ruu
The Velvet Teddy Bear
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Ruben Studdard was born on September 12, 1978 in Frankfurt, West Germany as Christopher Ruben Studdard. He was previously married to Surata Zuri McCants.

Spouse (1)

Surata Zuri McCants (28 June 2008 - 2012) (divorced)

Trade Mark (1)

His 205 jersey which represents Birmingham area code

Trivia (14)

2003 American Idol Winner!
Attended A&M University in Alabama, where he was a football player.
Got a record deal with J records
Runs three times a week on a treadmill to build endurance.
Currently signed to with J Records.
At his first audition for "American Idol", he sang Luther Vandross' "Superstar".
In Ricky Acker's 2003 film Night and Day (2003), there is a scene where the bum is harassing Craig and this was shot carefully around the arrival of Ruben's guests for his 25th birthday party at the Birmingham Museum of Art. A multi-colored "RS" is visible several times in the background of the scene on the museum wall.
Beat Clay Aiken to win American Idol 2003.
Was considered for the role of "Fat Albert". He was later passed over in favor of Kenan Thompson.
Recognized by the 2004, 46th Annual Grammy Awards held on February 8, 2004 at the Los Angeles Staples Center and broadcast live on the CBS TV Network. He was nominated for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for "Superstar", but lost to Luther Vandross for "Dance With My Father".
His post-Idol single, which later appeared on his album Soulful, "Flying Without WIngs" climbed as high as the #2 spot on the US charts.
Brother of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the biggest music fraternity in the United States.
Released his first album, "Soulful". [December 2003]
Preparing to release his first single, "Flying Without Wings". [May 2003]

Personal Quotes (4)

I want to be around for a long time. I don't want to be a one-hit wonder. I want to make sure I continue to make good music that my mom and everybody around me can be proud of.
"It really doesn't bother me. I just do my thing. God has a plan for me right now." - on the several "American Idol" fans feeling that the runner-up, Clay Aiken, should have won instead.
I don't have any concerns about my weight. I've always been healthy. I eat right. I'm just a big dude. I've always been happy with the person I am. So that will never change.
The only thing about my life that's really changed is the fact that a lot of people know me now. I'm still the same person.

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