As the American Idol winner turns 35, I found myself wondering, “what the heck is Ruben Studdard up to these days?”
After the win, Studdard released a hit album, Soulful. He’s since released a gospel album (I Need an Angel), and two more R&B albums (The Return and Letters From Birmingham).
He also played Fats Waller in a stage revival of Ain’t Misbehavin’.
The Biggest Loser is in its fifteenth season, I learned. I am stunned. I’ve never seen the show, and I had no idea it has been on the air for so long. I wonder how many total pounds have been shed in all those years. I wonder if Oprah has saved them in an underground vault somewhere.
Good luck, Ruben, and happy birthday!
Read more about him in the Who2 biography of Ruben Studdard.
See the official NBC site for The Biggest Loser here.
And for career updates, try Ruben Studdard’s Twitter feed.