His full name is Christopher Ruben Studdard. He is a famous American R&B, pop and gospel singer. To tap it all he is also an actor, who has played several roles on different films such as ‘8 Simple Rules,’ ‘Eve,’ ‘All of us,’ among many others. He is well-known to have produced hit songs like ‘Change me,’ ‘Flying Without,’ and others. To know more about the net worth of Ruben Studdard in 2020, read the following article.
Early Life & Biography
The talent singer, Rueben Studdard was born in the year 1978 on the month of September. He was born in in the German federal state known as Frankfurt, to American parents who were teachers. The family later relocated to Birmingham, Alabama, where Ruben was raised.
Studdard attended the Huffman High School, where he was a lover of football. His football skills earned him a scholarship in the Alabama University, where he majored in voice studies. His musical journey was evident while he was only three years after he sang at the Rising Star Baptist church, where his mother was a member of the choir.
He married Surata Zuri McCants in 2008 in a private ceremony after two years of courtship. Unfortunately, the lovebirds divorced in April for reasons better known to them. Ruben Staddard is a member of the American Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity.
He also has an honorary Master of Arts degree as well as a bachelor degree in Vocal Studies that he received in 2015 from the Alabama A&M University
Career, Awards & Nomination
His love for music came to the lime light after he released his first song ‘Flying without Wings’ which was a cover single by Westlife. He had sung the song on the American Idol finale and was produced by The Underdogs and Babyface. The song became the talk in every town as it was the beginning of his successful years in the music industry.
On November 2004, he released a gospel album by the name ‘Need an Angel.’ Through this album, Studdard was privileged to work with other celebrities like Daniel DeBourg and R.Kelly. The album was a total success to him as it sold over 97,000 copies and received Gold certification from the RIAA.
In 2006, co-wrote and released his third album called ‘The Return’which he partnered with several producers like Ne-Yo, Stargate, and Scott Storch. The album comprised of famous R&B music like ‘Change Me,’ ‘Make Ya Feel Beautiful,’ and many others.
In 2009, he also released another album titled ‘Love is’ which received positive feedback from the public. The album contained singles like ‘Don’t Make Em like U No More,’ ‘Together,’ among others.
Ruben Studdard has continued to release many albums and this has led him to achieve so much in his career. He has also been nominated and won several awards due to his talent as an artist. In 2004, he was nominated in the American Music Awards and the BET Awards for various categories. Among his major accolades is winning the 2003 Teen Choice Awards
Net Worth & Earnings
Ruben Studdard has an estimated net worth of $4.5 million. His wealth comes from his career as a musician. He has six studio albums, which have sold so well in the market. For instance, his album ‘Soulful’ made more than 401,000 copies and ‘I Need an Angel’ album sold more than 96,000 copies during the first week of release.
The renowned singer has gained popularity over the past years. His love for music enabled him to establish an organization, which aims at promoting the important roles of the art in education.