Ruben Studdard Announces New Album, ‘The Way I Remember It’

Rubben Studdard
LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 19: Ruben Studdard performs at 2017 GRAMMY Museum Gala Honoring David Foster at The Novo by Microsoft on September 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/WireImage for The Recording Academy )

Grammy nominated artist, Ruben Studdard has announced a new album, The Way I Remember, which will be released Oct. 27.

The new project serves as a follow up to 2018’s Ruben Sings Luther, a collection of Luther Vandross covers. After taking some time to regroup and find a new label home, the American Idol winner has returned with a 10-song album via SoNo Recording Group.

The title track, The Way I Remember It arrived shortly after Studdard signed his new record deal. Written and produced by Belewa Muhammad, the tender ballad is inspired by the classic Luther balladry.

“Working with Ruben, I just knew that we needed the right partnership, and with all the buzz that the SRG/ILS Group has been getting on making sure that legacy artists in the R&B space still had a voice, it was only right for us to meet with them and speak about Ruben joining the family,” Muhammad shared with Rated RnB.

Muhammad also landed a co-writing credit with Studdard’s second released track, W.I.F.E.

Studdard and his American Idol alum Clay Aiken are co-headlining Twenty The Tour. The joint tour runs through October and November, with final dates scheduled for January 2024. For more information, visit

Ruben Studdard’s The Way I Remember It is available for pre-save/pre-order here.