While it's true that Ruben Studdard was recently dropped by BMG, the Velvet Teddy Bear really does not get the credit he deserves. This second-season champ is still a success story: He's the fifth-best selling Idol ever, with 2.4 million albums sold. His first album, "Soulful," debuted at #1 and sold 400,000 copies in its first week of release alone (still the highest first-week sales of any "Idol" winner). His gospel album, "I Need An Angel," entered the "Billboard" gospel charts at #1, became the best-selling gospel release of 2005, eventually went gold, and is one of the top-selling gospel albums of all time. Despite critical acclaim, Ruben's third album, "The Return," was not as big of a seller and led to his exit from BMG -- but he remains with 19 Management and is the voice behind this season's all-important "American Idol," exit song, "Celebrate Me Home."