Christopher 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 and 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 five studio albums, including his platinum-selling debut, Soulful and the top-selling gospel follow-up, I Need an Angel. He is most well known for his recording career, which has produced hits including "Flying Without Wings," "Sorry 2004" and "Change Me," but he has also segued into television and stage work. Most notably, he toured with Robin Givens in the comedy-drama Heaven I Need a Hug and in 2008 starred as Fats Waller in a national tour revival of Ain't Misbehavin'., which spawned a Grammy-nominated soundtrack.
I just never let anything bother me, man. I know myself really well. Nobody's opinion of me can shake my opinion of myself.
You can be confident and secure and know that you do a good job at what you do. But you don't know to be arrogant about it.
People don't have to like or support you, so you always have to say thank you.
|Song Title||Year Released *||Song Rank|
|Flying Without Wings||2003||230,049|
|Make Ya Feel Beautiful||2006||303,779|
|I Need an Angel||332,692|
|Get U Loose||2006||509,281|
|Center of My Joy||505,648|
|Full Name at Birth||Christopher Ruben Studdard|
|Date of Birth||September 12, 1978|
|Height||6' 4" (193 cm)|
|Eye Color||Brown - Dark|
|High School||Huffman High School, Birmingham, AL|
|University||Alabama A&M University|
|Claim to Fame||Winner of 2003 American Idol|
|Music Style||Urban, Adult Contemporary R&B, Pop/Rock, Adult Contemporary, Teen Pop, Pop Idol|
|Music Mood||Soothing, Amiable/Good-Natured, Laid-Back/Mellow, Sentimental, Romantic|