Ruben Studdard

  1. Chart Moves: Coldplay Shines With 'Stars'; Eric Church Tops Country Airplay; Hillsong United Sets Record

    May 09, 2014 3:10 PM EDT As previously reported , John Legend takes over atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "All of Me" and Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake soar in at No. 20 with "Love Never Felt So Good." Who makes news on Billboard song charts thi ...

  2. Chart Moves: 'Divergent' Soundtrack Debuts on Billboard 200, Christian Music Takes Over Dance Chart

    March 21, 2014 10:30 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the unstoppable "Frozen" soundtrack returned to No. 1 for a sixth nonconsecutive week, while Luke Bryan's latest "Spring Break" EP started at No. 2. Outside the top 10, there we ...

  3. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: Louder Than Life Inks Collie Buddz, Sheila E. Releasing New Digital Album, and More

    March 06, 2014 9:07 PM EST Collie Buddz Signs With Louder Than Life Reggae artist Collie Buddz (“Come Around”) has signed with Sony Music imprint Louder Than Life, headed by producer and Sony executive VP of A&R Salaam Remi. Buddz is currently in the studio recording hi ...

  4. Ten Years of 'American Idol' Chart Dominance: Clarkson, Underwood, Daughtry, Fantasia, More

    June 11, 2012 1:36 PM EDT Some of the American idols from the last decade of "American Idol," which turns ten today (June 11, 2012) Say what you will about "American Idol," the music competition TV series, which turns ten years old today, is an undeniab ...

  5. 'American Idol' Tenth Anniversary: 345 Billboard No. 1s, From Kelly Clarkson to Phillip Phillips

    June 11, 2012 8:26 AM EDT Today, June 11, 2012, marks the tenth anniversary of "American Idol," and in that time the music competition TV program has racked up some jaw-dropping numbers: Many episodes have drawn over 30 million viewers; and a record-setting numbe ...

  6. Phillip Phillips Makes 'Idol' History as 'Home' Sells 278,000 Downloads

    May 30, 2012 4:18 PM EDT "American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips earns the highest debut on the Digital Songs chart this week as his "Home" bows at No. 2 with 278,000 downloads sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. Even better: It's the second-best ...

  7. Adam Lambert Scores First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 With 'Trespassing'

    May 23, 2012 11:00 AM EDT For the first time, one "American Idol" replaces another at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as Adam Lambert's "Trespassing" debuts atop the list with 77,000 sold, traccording to Nielsen SoundScan. His arrival bumps last week� ...

  8. 'American Idol' Winner Scotty McCreery Heading for No. 1 on Billboard 200

    October 05, 2011 9:00 PM EDT "American Idol" 2011 winner Scotty McCreery is poised to become the first "Idol" champ since Ruben Studdard in 2003 (and only third overall) to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with their first release. Industry ...

  9. Carrie Underwood Surpasses Kelly Clarkson as Biggest 'Idol' Earner

    May 19, 2011 8:24 PM EDT Simon Cowell predicted it during season 4 and in 2011 it came true -- Carrie Underwood is now officially "American Idol's" top earner, surpassing season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson. In the new issue of the Hollywood Reporter, which feat ...

  10. Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard To Tour Together

    April 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard, the two contestants who battled for the "American Idol" title in 2003, will co-headline a summer tour. Studdard, who was voted the winner, and Aiken, the close runner up, will play dates on the East Coast a ...

  11. Ruben Studdard Reconnects With 'Love Is'

    March 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT When 2003 “American Idol” winner Ruben Studdard returns to the show this week (Thursday, 3/26), he will perform his new song, “Together.” The Stargate-produced track is also the lead single from Studdard’s fourth album, “Love Is.” The set will be ...

  12. R&B Legends Give Voice to Time Life ‘Worship’ CD

    March 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Regina Belle, Teddy Pendergrass and Peabo Bryson are among the soul veterans raising their voices on “Songs 4 Worship Soul.” The 14-track CD (March 3) is the latest entry in Time Life and partner Integrity Music’s popular “Songs 4 Worship” series. ...

  13. Ruben Returns For 'Idol' Farewell Track

    February 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST To paraphrase "The Godfather" -- just when you think you're out on "American Idol," they keep pulling you back in. Indeed, season-two winner Ruben Studdard will perform the "farewell song" used to play off the lo ...

  14. Another 'Idol' Exit: McPhee Leaves RCA

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Katharine McPhee has joined fellow "American Idol" contestants Taylor Hicks and Ruben Studdard as former members of the Sony BMG family. The artist has parted ways with RCA after a solitary album, a 2007 self-titled affair that debuted a ...

  15. Winners' Circle

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For five seasons, "Idol" has packed the charts with pop tarts, soulful singers and even a country princess. Idol: Kelly Clarkson (Season 1) Winning Song: "Before Your Love" Career Thus Far: Clarkson is the first and easily the ...

  16. Studdard Wins $2 Million In Suit

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard has been awarded $2 million in his lawsuit against his ex-manager for misappropriating the singer's money and credit cards. "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard has been awarded $2 mi ...

  17. Songwriter Hector Signs To Sony/ATV

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Credits include hits for All Saints, Ruben Studdard. Credits include hits for All Saints, Ruben Studdard. News Ruben Studdard ...

  18. U2's 'Bomb' Lands Atop Billboard 200

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST U2 earns its sixth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and nearly doubles its previous best sales week, as "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" (Interscope) bursts in with 840,000 units, according to Nielsen Soun U2 earns its sixth No. 1 on The Bill ...

  19. U2's 'Bomb' Lands Atop Billboard 200

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST U2 earns its sixth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and nearly doubles its previous best sales week, as "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" (Interscope) bursts in with 840,000 units, according to Nielsen Soun U2 earns its sixth No. 1 on The Bill ...

  20. Ratings Dip For 'American Idol' Finale

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An estimated 31.4 million people tuned in to watch Fantasia Barrino's <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/music/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000520071">tearstained victory</A> at An estimated 31.4 mi ...