|Celebrated Name:||Ruben Studdard|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Christopher Ruben Studdard|
|Age:||42 years old|
|Birth Date:||12 September 1978|
|Birth Place:||Frankfurt, West Germany|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Surata Zuri McCants (m. 2008–2012)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||No|
|Is Ruben Studdard Gay?:||No|
|Net Worth in 2021:||$4 million|
|Last Updated:||January 2021|
Ruben Studdard is a renowned singer and actor. He became famous after winning season two of the American Idol. He has six studio albums, one complication albums, and two non-albums songs. He has been featured in several TV series and stage work. Ruben is also a founder of the Ruben Studdard Foundation for the Advancement of Children in Music Arts.
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Early Life & Biography
Studdard was born in Frankfurt, Germany. He grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, and was raised by his two parents, who were both American teachers. His father worked with the U.S Army. He started singing At the Rising Star Baptist Church in Birmingham. Studdard was the youngest son.
His mother sang in the local choir, and Ruben performed solos as a child. He attended Huffman High school where he played football, and in return, he got a scholarship to Alabama A&M University, where he received an honorary Master of Arts degree from his Alma Mater. He received a bachelor’s degree in Vocal studies. At the university, he joined Men’s music fraternity titled Omicron Delta Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
He began to pursue a music career where he sang with a popular local Birmingham jazz Few Cats and R&B band founded by members of Ray Reach’s UAB Ensemble and other musicians. In 2003, a backup singer from the local Birmingham jazz asked him to accompany him to Nashville, Tennessee, for an audition on the second season of American Idol.
In October 2006, Studdard and Surata Zuri met and exchanged their marriage vows. The ceremony was private that was held in Brook, Alabama. The couple separated in 2011 through Studdard and finalized their divorce in 2012.
He was the founder of the Ruben Studdard Foundation, which aimed at promoting the arts in education via learning activities in the Greater Birmingham Area. Due to his condition obese, he started a program for fitness for weight loss, where he lost more than 70 Pounds. Isn’t it a great and actually a big challenge, his body transformation is worth taking an inspiration to say least?
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 12 September 1978, Ruben Studdard is 42 years old as of today’s date 27th January 2021. His height is 1.93m tall, and his weight is 119 kg.
Ruben released his debut single a cover song “Flying without Wings” by West life where he won the American Idol. He sang it during the Show’s Finale. In 2003, it was released by his producers Baby Face and the Underdogs. In 2004, he released a debut album titled soulful that contained the single, Sorry. He released his second album in 2004, which was a debut gospel album. He made a Cameo in Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed in the same year. The release of the third album was after two years, titled the Return, followed by Love in 2008.
He released others like Unconditional love and Letter from Birmingham. He has been featured in films such as Lifted and The Perfect Gift and some non-album singles like Flying without Wings and Celebrate Me. The biggest loser, a completion for people who want to lose weight, was a show he appeared. He has made his appearance in several TV shows such as Life on a Stick, Eve, 8simple Rules, and All of Us. However, he has also made guest appearances in One on One.
During his career, he has collaborated with megastars such as Stevie Wonder and Eric Benet, earning him a platinum-selling debut album. Most of his singles have made him top of the Us Billboard music charts. In 2008 he published a cover album named Ruben Sings Luther due to his comparison with famous R&B singer Luther Vandross.
Awards & Achievements
He rose to fame after he won the second season of American Idol and received a Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance in 2003 for song Superstar. Studdard has been nominated for several awards, including Teen Choice Award, three Billboard Music Awards, and One Image Award.
Net Worth & Salary of Ruben Studdard in 2021
As of January 2021, Ruben is estimated to have a net worth of $4 million. His primary source of income is a singer, and he has managed to release six studio albums, where one of them was certified Golden and the other Platinum. Another inlet of his earnings are from various roles in television series. In 2004, he won the NAACP outstanding New Artist award.
Through his life journey of weight loss, Ruben has inspired many people. After putting much of his focus into music, he realized he drastically needed to lose some weight through some exercise. Even though this journey, he is still an idol favorite with an incredible set of pipes.