Alabama's Ruben Studdard may be best known as one of American Idol's first winners. Rising to the top of Idol's second season, Studdard has become one of the show's most beloved figures, keeping a loyal following through multiple albums, TV acting opportunities, and Grammy Award nominations. In addition to Studdard's multiple roles in the entertainment industry, he is also a strong advocate for arts education and sickle-cell research.
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