After being one of “American Idols” top participants, Ruben made his mark with top hits like “Sorry For” and covers of Luther Vandross. Now he is back with a new album being produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Check out this interview as he talks about covering Michael Jackson, playing Fats Waller, and being on American Idol.
|by Thato Dadson
WHO?MAG: Tell me about your new Album “Love Is”?
Ruben Studdard: It’s a great compilation of great love songs. Ever since I was on the show everyone, thought I was like Luther and Gerald. It was great that I got to work with two great producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. I really just want to do an album that reflected what the fans were looking for in the beginning.
WHO?MAG: How was it working with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis?
WHO?MAG: Why did you decide to cover Michael Jackson’s “Can’t Help It”?
WHO?MAG: Are there any more Luther Vandross cover’s on this album or is that something you are trying to get away from?
WHO?MAG: How has the music business been to you compared from 6 years ago to now?
WHO?MAG: How has being a married man effect your music career?
WHO?MAG: How did you land the part in Fats Waller musical, “Ain’t Misbehavin?
WHO?MAG: After American Idol, have you kept in contact with any of the judges or contestants?
WHO?MAG: Who were your biggest inspirations musically?
WHO?MAG: What advice can you give to upcoming artist?
WHO?MAG: What’s next for Ruben Studdard?