| Where are they now?
Tulsa World - Tulsa, OK, USA
- Now that Season 7 of "American Idol" is complete, it's time for winner David Cook and runner-up David Archuleta to take their next step.
That means trying to build and maintain a successful career in the music industry.
Some past winners have thrived, others not so much.
Here's a look at their careers and where they are today.
WINNER: KELLY CLARKSON
Clarkson has definitely had one of the best post-"Idol" careers.
Her debut album "Thankful" went double-platinum and in 2004 she received a Grammy nomination.
With her second album, "Breakaway," she developed more of a pop-rock persona. With five Top 10 singles, she earned two Grammys.
Celebrities : Jordin Sparks, Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Melinda Doolittle, Taylor Hicks, Chris Daughtry, Fantasia Barrino, Carrie Underwood|
Categories : Where Are They Now, TV Personalities, Reality TV Stars, American Idol
Posted 5/25/2008 03:05:35 AM | Permalink
| Cinderella Ball set for May 31
Inside NoVA - Prince William, VA, USA
- The House Inc., a Woodbridge-based non-profit organization, will hold its Third Annual Cinderella Ball on May 31 for students in fourth to 12th grades with disabilities.
The ball is a prom night designed especially for middle and high school students at the Willard InterContinental in Washington, D.C.
This event, which begins at 6 p.m., will be highlighted by live presentations from recording artist Ruben Studdard
and best-selling author Kyle Maynard.
Studdard, the 2003 winner of the Fox television show "American Idol," has gone on to become an award-winning recording artist. He will meet the guests, sign autographs and perform a live concert for
Celebrities : Kyle Maynard, Ruben Studdard|
Categories : Musician News, Celebrity Appearances, Celebrity News
Posted 4/19/2008 12:04:57 AM | Permalink
| Fans Can Watch and Wear 'American Idol' Next Year
BuddyTV - USA
- Die-hard fans of American Idol will be delighted to know that their favorite show is about to make waves in the fashion industry. Recently, FremantleMedia, the show’s producer and licensor, made a licensing agreement with Lyric Jeans, Inc. in order to create a “lyric-inspired” American Idol clothing line.
For those who are unfamiliar with the company, Lyric Jeans, Inc. specializes on designing clothes to reflect a particular song. Their unique designs allow wearers “to express themselves through the words of their favorite song.” The company is currently affiliated with a number of recording companies, including Warner Chappell, EMI,Universal,
Celebrities : Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Carrie Underwood, Clay Aiken, Fantasia Barrino|
Categories : American Idol
Posted 7/13/2007 12:07:56 AM | Permalink
| 'Idol' champ Ruben Studdard preparing to begin work on fourth album
Reality TV World - Mansfield, MA, USA
- Ruben Studdard
sang in gospel choirs as a child and graduated from Alabama A&M University with a voice studies degree in 2000, but the 28-year-old couldn't break into the music industry until he auditioned for a certain reality competition series in 2002.
"I tell you what -- the one thing I can say is that I tried my whole life to be a professional singer and nothing ever worked until American Idol came around," the Fox mega-hit's second-season winner told the Richmond Times-Dispatch in an interview published Thursday. "I'm appreciative of everything they've ever done for me, and I will
Celebrities : Ruben Studdard|
Categories : Musician News, Reality TV Stars, TV Personalities, Celebrity News
Posted 6/14/2007 12:06:23 AM | Permalink