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Grammy nominated pop/ soul crooner and American Idol winner Ruben Studdard has remained an instantly recognizable figure to legions of fans around the world. Having sold millions of records and scored multiple Top 10 R&B and Gospel hits, in addition to appearances in film and theatrical productions. Ruben has remained one of the best selling and most popular Idol Winners.
Letters From Birmingham is Ruben's strongest and most personal album to date. A heartfelt musical story touching on the emotional ups and downs that relationships bring. Based largely on his highly publicized marriage, Rubens deep and passionate vocal delivery leave no doubt that the subject matter is real meaningful and close to his heart.
Letters From Birmingham is a true start to finish album masterpiece that is meant to be experienced as a whole.

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  7. Do It Right (Feat. Chrisette Michele) 3:31$0.89  Buy MP3 
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11. Rock Wit'cha (Feat. K Michelle) 4:00Album Only
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 13, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Shanachie
  • ASIN: B006ZJTNMQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #190,613 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Miami Nights on March 13, 2012
Format: Audio CD
Finally, Ruben Studdard is making true music, away from the confines of American Idol and the big corporate labels. Going independent, it seems, has allowed him to be an artist and make virtually no concessions to the mainstream.

Like most pop artists, he was forced to take on commercial personas (gangsta of love, mainstream R&B singer trying to appeal to youths, or sappy, sentimental singer appealing to adult contemporary radio), that were completely in conflict with his skill sets.

Now, he's able to just sing good R&B/soul songs with little pressure to have hit singles or be in the constant rotation on big corporate radio.

He's turned in a very good album, and it truly feels like he's just getting started.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By MoveMe on March 16, 2012
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Very nice work...By far the best I've heard from Ruben...I'm glad he has ventured out a bit to try some new things...Sweet culmination of various flows on this piece...Diversity is good for Ruben...He can really show off his plethora of musical talents...Well done.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By ANDRETEXAS on March 15, 2012
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There's is no doubt that with this release Ruben has further developed his soulful, nuanced and thoughtful musical style which parallels in many respects, his personal joys and disappointments. Ruben, from his first CD years ago and through this new release, has continued a journey discovering himself musically. This CD in its progression from beginning to end shows how far Ruben has travelled in his musical life. The feeling, depth and clarity of real life have all found themselves in Ruben's voice in this music. Earlier attempts were only preludes to this carefully constructed musical offering. Ruben's further discovery of his voice incorporating personal feeling through his life's experiences is evident and appreciated.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Poetic Images Photography(Birmingham) on April 5, 2012
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This album is "decent." Ruben is still lacking "that song" that will define his legacy as an artist. I've never heard anyone, other than Luther Vandross, who sounds better live. The fidelity in Ruben Studdards voice is unparalleled, but the lack of a major hit to characterize Ruben as an artist(i.e. Anthony Hamilton, Charlene) may forever allude him. Ruben's bass player, Alvin Garrett, is a wonderful song writer, but no songs penned by him have ever made the cut on a Ruben Studdard LP. I hate to see an artist with such a beautiful instrument not reach their full potential as a recording artist.
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By Charles Minor on January 21, 2014
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This in my opinion is hit in a long line of hits from one of my favorite while this album gives us a deepper look into Ruben Studdards personal life through song and may not have as many up beat singles it is still an album any Ruben Studdard fan can listen to and enjoy.
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By suzette williams on September 1, 2013
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Well, I think the album sounds good overall. Not sure what happened with Ruben, but hate that his name doesn't carry as much of a punch as it used to.
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Ruben Last song on this CD is Hot Because he saying Im coming back into dating game and not looking back. The last song is like a man ready to run a race of life to fight back to the top.
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I really enjoy listening to this album. I recommend adding it to you collection if you are a fan of adult music.
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