04:55 AM EDT 07/07/2014
Originally posted 12/18/2003 01:00PM
SOLD: "American Idol" champ Ruben Studdard, 25, topped the music charts this week, with his new album, "Soulful" selling 417,000 units for the week ended Dec. 14, according to Nielsen Soundscan. He is the third "American Idol" contender to have an album debut on top of U.S. album sales charts. The first season's winner, Kelly Clarkson, debuted at No. 1 earlier this year when her album, "Thankful," sold 297,000 units in the first week, while "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken's "Measure of a Man," debuted at No. 1, selling 613,000 in October, eclipsing both champions.
Originally posted 11/21/2003 01:40PM
Santa Claus may be coming to town, but another jolly fellow is ready to make some spirits bright in time for Thanksgiving. American Idol champ and velvet teddy bear Ruben Studdard will join fellow winner Kelly Clarkson, mega-selling runner-up Clay Aiken and the rest of their pop-music posse (including Tamyra Gray and even some American Juniors!) to serenade viewers for An American Idol Christmas, airing Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. on FOX.
Originally posted 08/01/2003 11:30AM
While swinging through Washington, D.C., this week, popular "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken stopped to speak to PEOPLE on several topics, including his eagerly awaited first album.
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