SoNo Recording Group (SRG/ILS), an independent boutique label founded in 2012, has signed a new record deal with Ruben Studdard, the American Idol winner from season two. He joins an impressive roster of artists, including Chaka Khan, Kenny Lattimore, Raheem DeVaughn, Angie Stone, and Eric Roberson.
Studdard expressed his excitement to join the label and work with the experienced executive producers and veteran songwriter and producer Balewa Muhammad. He is currently working on a new album, which will feature production and songwriting input from Muhammad. The album will mark Studdard’s first album of new material since his 2014 release Unconditional Love, which debuted at No. 7 on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums chart and No. 46 on the Billboard 200.
SRG/ILS Group founder and CEO Claude Villani expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership, saying that Studdard is an incredibly talented artist who is always working, and they are ready to help him continue his amazing career.
In addition to his upcoming album, Studdard is also co-headlining a 20th-anniversary tour with fellow American Idol alum Clay Aiken, starting on April 12 at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, New York. The tour, dubbed the Twenty The Tour, will visit various cities nationwide, including Charlotte, North Carolina, and Indianapolis, before concluding on May 16 in Wausau, Wisconsin, at the Grant Theater.
Fans of Studdard’s breakout hit “Sorry 2004” and his soulful R&B sound can look forward to his new album and tour as he continues to impress and entertain audiences.
Studdard’s powerful and soulful voice has earned him a dedicated fanbase and critical acclaim, and his partnership with SRG/ILS Group is sure to only further his success. With the help of the label’s experienced producers and industry professionals, Studdard is poised to continue delivering impactful and meaningful music to his listeners.
In addition to his successful music career, Studdard has also made a name for himself on stage and screen. He has appeared on several television shows and in various stage productions, showcasing his impressive range as an artist.
As he embarks on his 20th-anniversary tour with Clay Aiken, fans can look forward to hearing some of Studdard’s biggest hits, as well as new material from his upcoming album. With his powerful voice and dynamic stage presence, Studdard is sure to deliver an unforgettable performance.
Overall, Ruben Studdard’s partnership with SRG/ILS Group is an exciting development for both the artist and his fans. As he continues to evolve as an artist and create impactful music, his loyal following will undoubtedly continue to grow.