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Ruben Studdard’s soulful ‘Love IS,’ his fourth album and first release since 2006, is out today, May 19 on Hickory Records / 19 Recordings. Entertainment Weekly says Studdard is in “fine voice” with “a romance-themed mix of crafty originals and sturdy covers.”


Studdard is wrapping up a tour with the critically acclaimed musical Ain’t Misbehavin’ and will perform June 13 at New York City’s Central Park Summerstage. His music video for “Together” is being played nationwide on BETJ, VH-1 Soul and MTV Hits. Watch “Together” here:

Acclaimed producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis helm “Love IS,” while Stargate hold down production for “Together” and “How You Make Me Feel,” which, EW opined, “[gives] Ne-Yo a run for his dance-pop money.”

The 12-song collection features exceptional versions of Kris Kristofferson’s “For The Good Times,” Michael Jackson’s “I Can’t Help It” (penned by Stevie Wonder) and a “totally gorgeous rendition” (EW) of Extreme’s ”More Than Words.”

‘Love IS’ also contains “A Song For Her,” co-written by Ruben for his wife; the deeply romantic “My Love Is A Rock”; and “Footprints In The Sand,” a powerful and inspirational album closer.

Ruben Studdard Live:
June 13- New York, NY – Central Park Summerstage (3pm)

‘Love IS’ Track List:
1). Together
2). More Than Words
3). Song For Her
4). How You Make Me Feel
5). Don’t Make ‘Em Like U No More
6). I Can’t Help It
7). Just Because
8). My Love Is A Rock
9). The Long and Winding Road
10). For the Good Times
11). We Got Love (That’s Enough)
12). Footprints in the Sand

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