Happy Birthday, Ruben Studdard!

Happy birthday to Ruben Studdard, born July 14, 1978.

The winner of American Idol season two, Studdard was labeled the "Velvet Teddy Bear" by guest host Gladys Knight, and rode that persona and his powerful voice to a new career as an R&B star. He has continued to record regularly for various labels and is still a sought-after performer.

 

Happy birthday to Ruben Studdard, born July 14, 1978.

The winner of American Idol season two, Studdard was labeled the "Velvet Teddy Bear" by guest host Gladys Knight, and rode that persona and his powerful voice to a new career as an R&B star. He has continued to record regularly for various labels and is still a sought-after performer.

 

 
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