Ruben was born on the Caribbean Island of Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles, Son to a Caribbean father and a Dutch mother, brother to a 5 year older sister. Ruben’s father, a music promoter and his mother’s love for soul music had a big influence on his personal and professional development. With the tender age of 7 years he was singing his mother’s favourite songs of Marvin Gaye and Otis Redding and playing in the family band. Already then Ruben knew exactly what he wanted to become. A Star!
In 1993, when Ruben was 15 and living in Holland, he started singing in his first a cappella group, Prospect. In that same year Prospect got their first National TV performance. A few years later the group split up and Ruben moved to Amsterdam where he was accepted at the Theater School. One year into the theater program, Ruben felt that he wasn’t on the right career path and quit the school to start work as a freelance artist. Since then Ruben has toured with Ruth Jacott, Enrique Iglesias and Mr. President.
Ruben decided to move to Vienna in the year 2000, where he played various lead roles in musicals like Fame, Joseph and Jesus Christ Superstar. Proving to his audiences that he is a true triple threat. Mastering the arts of singing, acting and dancing to complete perfection.
Ruben decided to go to Los Angeles in 2003 to learn more about singing, performing and dancing. After 6 months of L.A, Ruben Anthony went back to Vienna and started production for his now finished debut album Exceptional. Ruben released three singles, Be My Lady ( #15 on the charts April 2004 ), I want U ( Oct 2004 ) and Worth it ( Jan 2006 ) from that album with strong airplay support from the radio stations in Austria, making Ruben a famous singer in Austria.
Ruben went on to write two songs for the musical Carmen Cubana, in which he also starred. ( world premiere summer 2006 ). In November 2006 Ruben visited Holland for some promotional tour dates. In the summer of 2006 Ruben Anthony released his debut album EXCEPTIONAL ( Div. Rec. 2006 ) with his partners Beat4Feet. At press time the album is officially sold out.
2007 was the beginning of Ruben’s German six months tour adventure. During the tour Ruben started writing new songs and creating the concept for his new album IN MY ROOM. Since Ruben was writing his new songs in his hotel rooms after shows and the fact that the new material was more personal, it was fitting to call the new album IN MY ROOM. When it was time to record the new songs with super-producer SENSAY.
The music as well as the videos for IN MY ROOM proof how Ruben has grown as a man as well as an artist in the last two years. More secure in his business, his music and his life.
In 2009 Ruben moved to Holland to join the SOULBROTHERS TOUR, which was followed by the successful SOULANDDISCOBROTHERS TOUR in September of 2010 and 2011 with sold out crowds in the prestigious Amsterdam Carré and Oude Luxor in Rotterdam as well as two performances at “DE WERELD DRAAIT DOOR”.
The year 2012 was the year of DADDY COOL. Ruben Anthony played the lead role is this hit musical in Holland, Belgium and Mallorca. In 2014 Ruben changed his name to RUBEN ANTHONY to create a bigger appeal to the North American market.
May 2014 marked the release of RUBEN’s third album, TAKE IT ALL and his new Guest Entertainer show, setting Ruben Anthony off for a new chapter in his already fulfilling career as an entertainer with international Charisma.
With his new label, his new Album and his new sound Ruben Anthony has clearly made his mark in the entertainment industry, confirming once and for all that he is UNIQUE AMONG THE OTHERS.