Jul 162017
 

from UNCONDITIONAL LOVE

written by Mike Reid & Allen Shamblin

Out February 4, 2014, Unconditional Love was the sixth cd release by American Idol alumni and superb r&b singer, Ruben Studdard. Studdard’s mentor, David Foster, signed him to Verve and oversaw the whole project, producing and playing on selected tracks. Unconditional Love was a meticulously crafted cd in the most noble r&b tradition. This recording was chocked-full of intimate ballads and glorious danceable numbers, all sporting an irresistible, old-school feel that echoed the legendary works of the late Luther Vandross (April 20, 1951 to July 1, 2005).

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Feb 232014
 

from UNCONDITIONAL LOVE

written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David

American Idol alumni Ruben Studdard recently released his new CD, “Unconditional Love.” This collection will put a big smile on the faces of all music lovers who have missed the smooth soul/R&B sounds of great performers including the late Luther Vandross, Peabo Bryson and Jeffrey Osborne. “Unconditional Love” is the brainchild of Studdard and Verve’s chairman, David Foster. Together, they selected the material to be included on the album. This incorporated some of the most romantic songs ever written plus a couple of new love ballads.

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Nov 242013
 

from MEANT TO BE (single)

written by David Foster, Bernie Herms, Ruben Studdard, Jay Landers & Charlie Midnight

Ruben Studdard’s soul-drenched version of Michael Buble’s hit “Home” was, without a doubt, one of the highlights of David Foster’s “Hitman Returns.” Studdard, the winner of “American Idol” season two, is one of the best traditional R&B singers around. His warm baritone is a true pleasure to listen to and he can be rightly considered the heir to the late Luther Vandross.

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