Ruben Studdard's "Unconditional Love" private CD release party with Lalah Hathaway, Valerie Simpson & more, The Sugar Bar, NY, January 29, 2014. Photographs by Celebrity Photo Journalist Lisa Pacino. - LisaPacino
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Ruben Studdard's "Unconditional Love" private CD release party with Lalah Hathaway, Valerie Simpson & more, The Sugar Bar, NY, January 29, 2014. Photographs by Celebrity Photo Journalist Lisa Pacino of Under The Duvet Productions, NY © All Rights Reserved.

RUBEN STUDDARD is an American R&B, pop, and gospel singer. He rose to fame as winner of the second season of American Idol and received a Grammy Award nomination in December 2003 for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for "Superstar". Ruben appeared on TV's fifteenth season of The Biggest Loser. He is now signed to Verve Records and has released his newest album, "Unconditional Love," on February 4, 2014.

Grammy Award winner LALAH HATHAWAY (born Eulaulah Donyll Hathaway, December 16, 1968) a Jazz and R&B Singer-songwriter, record producer, arranger, pianist who began her career in 1986. She is the daughter of Donny Hathaway and Eulaulah Hathaway; referred to as the “First Daughter of Soul”.

VALERIE SIMPSON is a Multi-Grammy Award winning legendary songwriter, singer and musician. Along with her late husband Nickolas Ashford (May 4, 1941 – August 22, 2011) together they wrote some of the greatest songs of all time.