He has an elder brother, Kevin Studdard who passed away in 2018.

Previously, he was married to Surata Zuri McCants. Mutha Knows dishes the best celeb gossip and crazy stories each morning on the Tea on the Rise n Grind Morning Show. Bo Bice only became eligible for "American Idol" in its fourth season, when they raised the age limit from 24 to 28. – Following the singles, he released his debut album, Soulful under the recording label, J.19. since. She made her Broadway debut as Penny in "Hairspray," and has since appeared in many other theatrical productions both on and off Broadway.

In 2000, he graduated from the university with Honors in music. – After the show, he released the first singles, Flying Without Wings that peaked at the position of 2nd in the Billboard Hot 100. Joshua Studdard is just four bouts into a pro career, but already he has made seasoned fans sit up and take note. It did drop off in popularity towards the end of its run (it aired from 2002 to 2016), so hopefully the ABC reboot airing in March will replicate the magic of its earlier seasons. He's also appeared on successful TV shows such as "The Office," "30 Rock," and "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit," and placed second (again) on "The Celebrity Apprentice" in 2012. Bice just made it, as he was 28 at the time of his audition. DeGarmo has had more success in musical theater. His two post-show albums, "Justin Guarini" and "Stranger Things Have Happened," both did not perform well on the charts. We rounded up all the second place finishers from "American Idol" and took a look at what they're up to today. The single of the same name hit number one on the Billboard Country chart, and the album went on to reach number three.

NBA star Kevin Love's honest talk about mental health. After "Idol," Adam Lambert recorded his first album, "For Your Entertainment," which debuted at number three, and was eventually certified Gold in the US, and Platinum around the world.

He then pivoted towards acting, where he didn't fare much better: "From to Justin to Kelly," a film he starred in with Kelly Clarkson, has been called the worst movie of all time, Focusing on theater seems to have been the right decision. However, her acting career has taken off: she had a starring role in NBC's musical series "Smash," about the making of a Broadway musical; is making her real-life Broadway debut as Jenna in "Waitress" in April; and is starring in CBS series "Scorpion.".

Looking for smart ways to get more from life? However, as viewers have come to realize, a record contract doesn't always translate into fame. After becoming the first female "Wild Card" to make it all the way to the finale (Clay Aiken was first), Jena Irene Asciutto has become a successful musician. Zuri has a daughter, Kobi from her previous relationship. Her most recent album "Alive" was released in June 2017. As a singer, his earnings are in the range of $21k to $208k. Her song "Battles (Gold Medal Mix)" was the official song of the US Woman's Gymnastics Team at the 2016 Summer Olympics. In the season finale, he revealed that he lost 119 pounds that he ended up losing 119 pounds of weight and ending up at a weight of 343 pounds. The album even earned the platinum certification by RIAA. He released three albums, "David Archuleta," "Christmas From the Heart," and "The Other Side of Down," before announcing he'd be embarking on a two-year missionary trip in Chile. She released the EP "Innocence," which hit number 18 on the US Heatseekers Albums chart in 2016, and her first full-length album "Cold Fame," in 2017.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter to get more of it. Through his career as a singer and an actor, he has made the estimated net worth of $3 million. – After that, his second gospel-based album, I Need An Angel also peaked the number 1 in the Gospel Chart of Billboard 200. 1 on the Billboard 200. He graduated from Huffman High School. He was signed by Quincy Jones Management in 2017 and released single "I Need" in October, after opening for Jon Bellion on tour. Even though Blake Lewis didn't have the strongest voice, his charm and beat boxing skills kept him around until the sixth season's finale.

He’s young, flashy, talks a charm and can fight.

The former couple first met in October 2006. In 2016, he announced that he was going on tour with fellow "Idol" alum Elliott Yamin. Her first album "Wildflower" debuted at number five on the Billboard 200. The cause of death has not been revealed.

Kevin Hart Nov 16 Second season American Idol winner Rubben Studdard (33) divorces Surata Zuri McCants due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage Nov 22 Singer-songwriter and actress Ashlee Simpson (27) divorces rock band Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz (32) due to irreconcilable differences after two and a half year of marriage Ruben Studdard- Birth, Age, Ethnicity, Parents, Siblings. ", Clay Aiken has released six studio albums since his second-place finish on the second season of "American Idol."

Philly's Power 99, WUSL - Hip Hop and R&B Radio in Philadelphia with The Rise & Grind Morning Show! After the competition, Sanchez released an album titled "Me, You & the Music." Her song, "Holy Toledo," was played in the background during her return to her hometown.

She's also had roles on "The Young and the Restless," and "Sing It," and has a movie coming out this April called "After the Sun Fell.". Her debut album was released three years after her season in 2016, after she signed with independent label Plaid Flag Records.

Like what you see here? Also, the album became commercially successful. He has an elder brother, Kevin Studdard who passed away in 2018. After the show, Guarini's career was a little shaky, but he has since hit his stride. Apart from that, he also appeared in the movies like I Need A Man and Lifted. Kevin Winter/Getty Images. Clay Aiken lost to Ruben Studdard in Idol's dramatic season 2 finale. Both of his parents Kevin (father) and Emily (mother) are teachers by profession. Also, he won the show putting the singer, Clay Aiken in the second position. Sanchez has found popularity on YouTube — her channel has over 400,000 subscribers. A single from the album, "Whataya Want From Me," was nominated for a Grammy. Till the date, he has not been a part of any sort of controversy that created a buzz in the media. He also has a self-titled YouTube channel with 108k subscribers with 54 million viewers. DeGarmo married fellow "Idol" alum Ace Young (a contestant on the fifth season) in 2013. R&B singer and "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard is mourning the death of his big brother, Kevin Studdard. one of the most successful "Idol" contestants. It wasn’t how I was raised.". Apart from that, his earnings as an actor range from $19k to $208k. Studdard is renowned as the winner of the second season of American Idol. American Ruben Studdard is a gospel and R&B, Pop singer and actor. However, Renae drew some backlash for her comments about LGBT issues.

In a bid to unseat Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers in North Carolina's 2nd District, Aiken won the Democratic Party's nomination — but ended up being the runner-up once again. Also, the album received the gold certification by RIAA.

(Audio Day Dream)," "Heartbreak on Vinyl," and "Portrait of a Chameleon.". His first album, "Measure of a Man," debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and his first single, "This is the Night," debuted at number one — ahead of season winner Ruben Studdard's single "Flying Without Wings.". She also appeared on two episodes of "Glee.". When asked about an anti-LGBT law in her home state of Mississippi, she responded: "I am one of the people who don’t really agree with that lifestyle. Crystal Bowersox was an early frontrunner during her season — and won the hearts of America after competing the day after she was hospitalized due to complications from type 1 diabetes. The group announced a second world tour for 2017 and 2018. Clark Beckham was already a semi-successful musician before being on "Idol,"but hasn't released an album or an EP since. Besides that, his earnings through his Youtube channel are in the range of $1.3k – $20.6k. He made his Broadway debut in 2008 in "Spamalot." After the show, Guarini's career was a little shaky, but he has since hit his stride. Renae was on the show just two years ago, but already released three singles and her debut album "Already All Ready."