Ruben Studdard Tickets - A True R&B Idol to the StarsIf there's one thing American Idol was known for, it was that the show encompassed basically all kinds of genres. Think about it. We had the pop diva Kelly Clarkson, then you've got Carrie Underwood with her country style, Taylor Hicks (which is a genre all by himself, really), and of course some other idols that didn't actually win the top spot but made their way successfully in the genre they loved -- some of them entering into the pop-rock or garage rock arena. One man, of course, stood out quite a bit, and he won the second season of American Idol. His name was Ruben Studdard. He was a 25-year-old from Birmingham, Alabama, with a notion that he could make it big in the entertainment industry, and by beating notoriously flamboyant and gifted Clay Aiken by a few thousand votes, became the world's second American Idol.
Ruben Studdard Tickets - The Music of StuddardWhen his first single was released, 'Flying Without Wings,' it became clear that he was a major hit. Hard at work at finishing the album, it was released on December 9, 2003, entitled Soulful, featuring a track with rapper Fat Joe, and had a true hip-hop flavor along with the lacy R&B tip. Thanks to two Top Ten hits to his name from that album, his work quickly earned platinum status and helped him stand on the same pedestal as all the rest of the Idols.
Ruben Studdard Tickets - The Sound and Style of StuddardGladys Knight herself -- a guest judge on one episode -- said it best. She called him a 'velvet teddy bear,' an affectionate endorsement of that silky Luther Vandross voice of his complete with the Barry White girth that echoed a bit of Notorious B.I.G. gangster style. Music lovers everywhere loved Studdard for that look he emulated. And his smile was absolutely priceless.
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