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Ruben Studdard
Singer Ruben Studdard arrives for the premiere of the motion picture comedy adventure "Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed," Saturday, March 20, 2004 at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, California. Studdard is featured on the movie's soundtrack and was scheduled to perform during a concert prior to the film's screening. UPI/stringer

Christopher Theodore Ruben Studdard (born September 12, 1978), best known as Ruben Studdard, is an American R&B, pop, and gospel singer. He rose to fame as winner of the second season of American Idol. He received a Grammy Award nomination in December 2003 for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for "Superstar."

In the years following Idol, Studdard has released four studio albums, including his most recent disc, 2009's Love Is.

In addition to appearing on various television shows he has toured with Robin Givens in the comedy-drama Heaven I Need a Hug and in 2008 accepted the role of Fats Waller in a national tour of Ain't Misbehavin'.

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