Whatever Happened to Ruben Studdard From American Idol?

When American Idol burst onto the scene in June 2002, it was hailed as a triumph of the American dream. Here, talented but unknown singers from anywhere and any walk of life could have a real chance of becoming musical superstars. Indeed, the show's very first winner, Kelly Clarkson, became a household name not long after her Idol run; she told Billboard the show "changed my life!"

Whatever Happened to Ruben Studdard From American Idol?

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