Birth Name: Christopher Ruben Studdard
Place of Birth: Frankfurt am Main, West Germany
Date of Birth: September 12, 1978
Ruben Studdard is an American R&B, pop, and gospel singer. He won the second season of the show American Idol (in 2003). He was born in Frankfurt am Main, West Germany, to American parents, while his father was in the army. Ruben grew up in Birmingham, Alabama.
Ruben is the only winner of American Idol to have been born outside the United States.
See other American Idol winners here.