Ruben Studdard is an American R&B, pop, and gospel singer.
He rose to fame as winner of the second season of American Idol.
Christopher Theodore Ruben Studdard
September 12, 1978 ( age
Frankfurt am Main, West Germany
Birmingham, Alabama, US
Pop, R&B, gospel
Huffman High School
Alabama A&M University
Ruben Studdard Trivia:
• Ruben recieved a football scholarship to Alabama A&M University
• He is a member of the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia fraternity
• He appeared on the fifteenth season of The Biggest Loser.
Ruben Studdard Quotes:
All of them had so much to offer us as far as, you know, knowledge in the music industry, and especially Randy and Paula because, you know, they've been artists.
So I've never in my whole life really been teased about my weight.
Sometimes I just don't - I can't imagine that people actually like me.
The schedule is really crazy and the fans are sometimes kind of crazy, but other than that it's been - it's been cool.
You know, I played football, I was offensive tackle in college.
You know, Simon he's an artist representative, but Randy and Paula actually were in the industry as artists so they had, you know, the information that they offered to us from their aspect.
And I just pray that god gives me longevity in the music industry.
And to be able to do it, to be able to accomplish the goal you've always set for yourself is always a blessing.
Because I gave myself - I left school after the second semester of my junior year to pursue a career in music. and I gave myself five years to make it and I made it in three.
He's still my dad, I only get one dad and I make sure I keep a relationship with him.
I don't want to be a one-hit wonder.
I just never let anything bother me, man. I know myself really well. Nobody's opinion of me can shake my opinion of myself.
I just want to make good music that, you know, appeals to all people, man. I want to branch out and you know just have a lot of multiplatinum albums.
I like doing theaters. I like being up close and personal with the fans. It's really cool.
I mean always had a lot of self-confidence.
I mean I've always been a big dude.
I never knew that the things I wanted to do would come this fast, but this is the route that God took me, and so I'm excited.
I really love, you know, doing this job. I mean I've always wanted to do this. I never wanted to do anything else with my life.
I think I look good. I think I look real good.
I think the best part for me is just being able to perform for people every week.
I've never had any health problems and I'm Ruben, man, all the way through.
It has been wonderful, man. I've enjoyed every minute of it, and God has truly blessed me, so I can't do anything but be grateful.
My mother always taught me, even my dad, just never let other people's opinions of you shape your opinion of yourself. And I never have and I never will.
Simon is cool. You know, it's different if you ever see him around his mom. He acts totally different.
So I want to make sure that I used my success to show Birmingham in a positive light.
Ruben Studdard Awards
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding New Artist
Winner of American Idol