Fantasia debut album does well, not great

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- The debut album of Fantasia, the third winner of FOX's "American Idol" competition, did not premiere at the top of the Billboard sales list.

Composers list top holiday songs

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- "The Christmas Song" tops this year's list of the Top 25 most-performed holiday songs, compiled by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

Bronchitis catches soul singer Studdard

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Ruben Studdard, who gained fame as the second-season winner of "American Idol," is recuperating after a bout with bronchitis, a report said.

'Idol' Ruben ordered to rest

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- American Idol Ruben Studdard has checked into a Birmingham, Ala., hospital suffering from exhaustion, his publicist says.

Ruben Studdard to release Gospel album

NEW YORK, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- The first inspirational album by "American Idol" 2003 winner Ruben Studdard with the lead single, "I Need An Angel," has a Nov. 2 U.S. release date.

'Idol's' Ruben Studdard getting makeover

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- "American Idol" alumnus Ruben Studdard, at 360 pounds, has reportedly agreed to a makeover, complete with a diet and fitness overhaul.

Ruben Studdard on 'Related by Family'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Fox's midseason sitcom "Related by Family" is taking cue from "American Idol," or at least, taking a couple of its stars, Zap2it.com said Wednesday.

R. Kelly big winner at R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- R. Kelly won seven of the eight categories during the Billboard-American Urban Radio Networks 2004 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards show Friday night in Miami Beach.

Some question 'American Idol's' future

LOS ANGELES, May 27 (UPI) -- While host Ryan Seacrest mentioned a fourth "American Idol" season on Fox during the season's finale, there's talk the show could end.

Fantasia crowned 'American Idol' champ

LOS ANGELES, May 27 (UPI) -- Single mom Fantasia Barrino won the third season of Fox TV's "American Idol," following in the footsteps of Kelly Clarkson and Ruben Studdard.

Simon Cowell says 'Idol' not racist

LOS ANGELES, April 29 (UPI) -- "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell has dismissed Elton John's claim the show is racist, citing apathy as the cause of a popular black contestant's exit.

'Totally Hits 2004' due out next month

LOS ANGELES, April 21 (UPI) -- "Totally Hits 2004" features songs by Alicia Keys, Maroon 5 and American Idols Ruben Studdard, Clay Aiken and Kelly Clarkson, Billboard said Wednesday.

Ruben Studdard headlines Wichita RiverFest

WICHITA, Kan., April 8 (UPI) -- "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard is set to headline the Wichita, Kan., River Festival, a nine-day event also featuring the Fifth Dimension.

Alicia, Sarah Michelle love reality TV

LOS ANGELES, March 29 (UPI) -- Alicia Silverstone says she and Sarah Michelle Gellar were delighted "American Idol" star Ruben Studdard had a cameo in their new movie "Scooby Doo 2."

Vandross, 'Temptations' top Image Awards

LOS ANGELES, March 8 (UPI) -- R&B singer Luther Vandross and Cuba Gooding Jr.'s film "The Fighting Temptations" were the top winners at Saturday's NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles.
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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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