While Ruben Studdard won the second season of American Idol, he seemed to fade from the spotlight after his record sales were eclipsed by the season's runner-up, Clay Aiken.
During Ruben Studdard's time on American Idol, he became known as the "Velvet Teddy Bear" because of his cuddly demeanor and velvety singing voice.
Studdard will be opening a new club, tentatively called "Ruben's Club 205" in Birmingham, Alabama -- the singer's hometown.
The special will include interviews with Kelly Clarkson (season one), Ruben Studdard (season two), Bo Bice (season four), Chris Daughtry (fifth season), as well as Melinda Doolittle, Blake Lewis and Jordin Sparks (season six).
This season brought in some changes to the Idol format and is mostly remembered for having the only male winner of the contest, Ruben Studdard.
Ruben Studdard's victory was a surprise to many Idol fans.
They've proved they're in it to stay, and they're winning rave reviews for their brand new, Rick Ruben produced album Minute to Midnight.
This newer album contains current artists like T-Pain, Ne-Yo, Rihanna, and Ruben Studdard.
Ruben Studdard won the season, but first runner-up Clay Aiken received equal media coverage.
Ruben Suddard (Season 2): This winner from the 2003 season has been nominated for several music awards, receiving a 2004 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding New Artist.
For Yazel and Ruben, the wedding extravagance was all about winning over their families - especially Yazel's parents.
Ruben, a 43 year old contractor based in Las Vegas, was none too popular with 19 year old Yazel's parents, who didn't want to see the wedding happen.
Ruben tried to win them over by not only footing the entire bill for the wedding but giving Yazel free reign to create the wedding of her dreams.
Some reality show stars have become famous due to their everyday lives, such as the stars of Jersey Shore, while others have become famous for their craft such as Ruben Studdard of American Idol.
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