1987 – He was born on the 28th day of July this year in Buffalo, New York.
2003 – He finished first in the voting among his group of eight semifinalists, earning 28% of the popular vote. At 16, he was the youngest contestant ever to make the finals on American Idol.
2004 – It was "Latin Week", a tribute to the music of Gloria Estefan. Stevens performed Music of My Heart, and Simon Cowell credited Stevens with "taking every bullet thrown at you like a man."
2005 – He signed to Maverick Records and released his debut album Red on the 28th of June of this year.
2006 – He made the decision to leave Maverick Records and is currently a student at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.