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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.

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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.

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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
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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,
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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
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Celebrities : Ruben Studdard
Categories : Musician News, Reality TV Stars, TV Personalities, Celebrity News
Posted 6/14/2007 12:06:23 AM | Permalink
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Idol Winner Ruben Studdard Drops Luther Vandross Tribute Album: 'This Was a Long Time Coming'
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New Ruben Studdard release is a Luther Vandross tribute album
TheGrio (blog)
Ruben Studdard Ruben Studdard performs onstage during the 2015 Hollywood Christmas Parade on November 29, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for The Hollywood Christmas Parade). Ahh, the memories…seems like ...

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Ruben Studdard explains why now is the perfect time for his Luther Vandross tribute album
WJBD Online
Ruben Studdard, the American Idol season 2 champ who's been compared to Luther Vandross, comes full circle today with a new album, Ruben Studdard Sings Luther Vandross While the album has been something that fans have wanted for a long time, Ruben says ...

Birmingham Idol pays tribute to R&B hero with 'Ruben Sings Luther'
Ask Ruben Studdard about the fabric of his life, and songs by Luther Vandross form a constant, silken thread. Birmingham's first "American Idol" winner grew up listening to that rich and romantic voice, as Vandross caressed lyrics on albums cherished ...


'American Idol,' Where Are They Now? From Jennifer Hudson to Sanjaya, Clay Aiken, Daughtry & Ruben Studdard
For more than a decade at its early and mid-2000s peak, American Idol was the nation's watercooler. The biggest show on TV routinely roped in 20 million to 30 million viewers for its season finales, where such future superstars as Kelly Clarkson ...

BJCTA spends nearly $30000 on intermodal promotion, grand opening
Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority spent nearly $30,000 on the promotion and grand opening of the Intermodal Facility. The transit authority spent a total of $29,072.82, which includes $17,500 to Cumulus Media for two months of radio ...

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Ruben Studdard to Release New Luther Vandross Tribute Album “Ruben Sings Luther”
You Know I Got Soul
Ruben Studdard, America's Idol, officially confirmed that he will be releasing “RUBEN SINGS LUTHER” to his hero Luther Vandross on March 16th and will be launching a 22 city 'Always and Forever Tour' starting in Sacramento, California on April 8th. A ...

Birmingham Times

Downtown Birmingham Intermodal officially opens for key modes of transit
Birmingham Times
American Idol Ruben Studdard was the surprise guest during the grand opening of the Intermodal Facility. (BJCTA). The Birmingham Intermodal, the city's new, state-of-the-art transportation hub, officially opened Friday with dedications from Birmingham ...


WHERE ARE THEY NOW: All the 'American Idol' runner-ups
His first album, "Measure of a Man," debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and his first single, "This is the Night," debuted at number one— ahead of season winner Ruben Studdard's single "Flying Without Wings." He made his Broadway debut in ...
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