SRG-ILS Group Welcomes Ruben Studdard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The SRG-ILS Group Proudly Welcomes American Idol Winner, Singer-Songwriter, RUBEN STUDDARD To It’s Growing Roster of Artists

New York, NY – March 30, 2023 – The SRG/ILS Group welcomes R&B crooner Ruben Studdard! Ruben joins the other music icons on the SRG/ILS roster including Chaka KhanBrian McKnightAngie StoneErica Campbell, and many others. Ruben is currently wrapping up production on his new album with producer and song writer Balewa Muhammad (Jaheim, Angie Stone, Dave Hollister, Ciara) at the helm. The new album will arrive this summer!

I am truly excited to join a label that is always looking out for their artists and making sure that whatever they release, its great music that is impactful to the culture. After partnering with veteran songwriter and producer, Balewa Muhammad and Executive Producer, Walter W. Millsap, I just knew that finding the right home for me was key and I am happy to be here, and I am ready to rock and roll with Claude Villani and the entire SRG/ILS team!” – Ruben Studdard

Working with Ruben, I just knew that we needed the right partnership, and with all the buzz that the SRG/ILS Group has been getting on making sure that legacy artists in the R&B space still had a voice, it was only right for us to meet with them and speak about Ruben joining the family.” – Balewa Muhammad, Producer.

Ruben is a perfect fit for SRG/ILS. He is incredibly talented and always working. We are excited about the partnership and ready to help him continue his amazing career.” – Claude Villani, CEO, The SRG/ILS Group.

Instagram: @RealRubenStuddard
Twitter: @RubenStuddard

Ruben Christopher Studdard rose to fame 20 years ago as the winner of the second season of American Idol. Later that same year Ruben received his first Grammy nomination for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for “Superstar”. Ruben has released six studio albums, including his platinum-selling debut, Soulful, and the top-selling gospel follow-up, I Need an Angel. Although he is more well-known for his recording career, he has also had a notable acting career on both stage and screen. Most notably, he toured with Robin Givens in the comedy-drama I Need a Hug and in 2008 starred as Fats Waller in the national tour revival of Ain’t Misbehavin’. Currently Ruben is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his American Idol victory with fellow season two alum Clay Aiken with a nationwide co-headlining tour.

The SRG/ILS group is distributed worldwide by Virgin Music (UMG). We embrace new technologies and are at the forefront of business models that support artists and labels who want to fully participate in their careers, recordings, and publishing. Through a range of services, SRG/ILS is redefining the relationship between music creators and the marketplace.

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For additional information on RUBEN STUDDARD please contact Ra-Fael Blanco at 2R’s Entertainment & Media PR (for the SRG ILS Group) at 646.326.4803 or via email at

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