Picks and Pans Review: What I'm Listening to

updated 05/03/2004 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 05/03/2004 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Ruben Studdard His platinum debut CD is Soulful, and so are his favorite discs. Here's what the American Idol champ is enjoying between gigs on tour.

COMIN' FROM WHERE I'M FROM ANTHONY HAMILTONI love his vocal delivery. He has transformed himself into a wonderful soul singer.

TRY ME AGAIN KIM BURRELL She sings gospel, but I think she's the rebirth of Ella Fitzgerald. I love the way ?Kim puts a jazz twist to her music.

CONFESSIONS USHER It's wonderful. I've always been a fan. I think this album shows his maturity. The subjects are things that he wouldn't have been singing about three years ago. I love "Follow Me."

LIVE, DONNY HATHWAY He's been m. favorite singer for as long as I can remember. I've never heard anybody deliver a song with as much soul. I love his rendition of "What's Going On."

LIVE AT THE JAZZ CAFE, LONDON D'ANGLEO I love the way he translates his album [Brown Sugar] into m live performance. My favorite song is "Cruisin"

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