Beyonce tops Soul Train nominations

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- R&B diva Beyonce has topped the nominations list at the U.S. Soul Train Awards, earning four nods including album of the year for "Dangerously In Love."

Twista casts off OutKast from No. 1

NEW YORK, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- After 10 weeks of holding at No. 1 on the Billboard 100 chart, OutKast has been dethroned by Twista with "Slow Jamz," the group's first No. 1.

'Sesame Street' turns 35

NEW YORK, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The folks at "Sesame Street" will celebrate the children's program's 35th season with a PBS primetime special this spring.

Host Ryan Seacrest is true 'American Idol'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- With "American Idol" premiering Monday in the United States for its third season, host Ryan Seacrest has emerged as the hottest celebrity from the show.

'Pop Idol' travels to Asia

LONDON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Singapore is set to become the first Asian country to produce "Pop Idol," the popular international talent contest, London's Sky News reported Monday.

Clay Aiken says graduating was the best

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- "American Idol" second-place winner Clay Aiken has enjoyed a stellar year, but he says graduating from his North Carolina college was the best of all.

Studdard's 'Soulful' claims No. 1 spot

NEW YORK, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard claims the top spot this week on The Billboard 200 chart with his debut, "Soulful," Billboard reports.

'Idol' bosses tighten reins on photogs

PASADENA, Calif., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Filming is under way for the "American Idol" Christmas special at a Pasadena, Calif., theater and producers are making it a bit warm for photographers.

Performers added to American Music Awards

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Pink, Evanescence, Sean Paul, 3 Doors Down and Rod Stewart have been added to the line-up of the American Music Awards.

Clay Aiken 'can really sell you a song'

Clay Aiken is one Idol who hasn't been idle.
GARY GRAFF, United Press International

American Idol to do Christmas special

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- The Fox network's "American Idol" will broadcast a Christmas special next month, the network announced Monday.

More singers added to AMA show

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock, Ricky Martin, OutKast, Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken will appear on ABC's "American Music Awards" Nov. 16.

Aiken says RCA doesn't get 'uncool'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Clay Aiken, who came in second's on Fox's first "American Idol" but got a record deal nonetheless, said some at RCA don't like him or his music.

La Guardia screener fired over autograph

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- A La Guardia Airport security screener was fired for seeking an autograph from "American Idol" singer Ruben Studdard.

Airport screener loses job over autograph

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- A New York City airport screener has lost his job over an autograph from Fox's "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard.
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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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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Ruben Studdard."
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