EXCLUSIVE: Ruben Studdard ft. Lalah Hathaway - 'If This World Were Mine'

Entertainment | Justin Dwayne Joseph | 01/23/2014 | 03:42 PM EST

The former American Idol covers the Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell classic with a little help from the veteran songstress


Ruben Studdard
and Lalah Hathaway on the same song?! Sounds like a dream. But that dream has now been filled and then more with the pair's cover of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell's 1967 classic, "If This World Were Mine."

While their cover lends itself to Luther Vandross and Cheryl Lynn's 1982 take on the song, its clear that Studdard is trying at all costs to steer clear of any vocal stylings reminiscent of the late Vandross---who he's been musically compared to throughout most of his career. 

"If This World Were Mine" is the latest tune off his upcoming album Unconditional Love set for release of February 4. 

(Photo: Verve Records)

Centric caught up with Ruben to talk about his lifestyle transformation and more. CLICK HERE to read the full interview. 

Is Trouble Brewing Between Taraji P. Henson And Mariah Carey On Set Of 'Empire?'

related stories

Is Trouble Brewing...

Maybe the show isn't big enough for two divas...

Beyonce Enlists Bone...

Beyonce Enlists Bone Thugs-N-Harmony For Upcoming Album

Denzel Washington To...

Broadway show will get a film adaptation for the big screen

Praise! The Isley...

Praise! The Isley Brothers Release 23-Disc Box Set

comments