Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson



Jennifer Kate Hudson (born September 12, 1981) is an American singer, actress and spokesperson.[1] She rose to fame in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of American Idol, coming in seventh place.

As an actress, she made her film debut portraying Effie White in Dreamgirls, for which she gained worldwide acclaim and won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress. She also appeared in Sex and the City, The Secret Life of Bees, and Black Nativity. She has made numerous television appearances, including guest roles on Smash, Empire, and Inside Amy Schumer. In 2015, she made her Broadway debut in the role of Shug Avery in the revival of The Color Purple.

As a singer, Hudson has released three studio albums. Her debut album Jennifer Hudson, released in 2008, debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 and was certified gold by the RIAA, with sales exceeding a million copies worldwide. The record was nominated for four Grammy Awards, winning the 2009 Grammy Award for Best R&B Album. Her second album I Remember Me, released in 2011, also debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 and was certified gold by the RIAA. Her third and most recent album JHUD peaked in the top ten and featured the Grammy-nominated track "It's Your World". She also became the principal singer of The Color Purple musical album, which earned her the 2017 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.

In October 2008, Hudson stepped out of the public eye for three months after her mother, brother, and nephew were killed in a shooting. She resumed her public appearances in 2009, with high-profile performances at Super Bowl XLIII, the Grammy Awards, American Idol, and The Oprah Winfrey Show.[2] Hudson has been described as a friend of former President Barack Obama, who invited her to appear with him at a fundraiser in Beverly Hills during his first term in May 2009.[3] She also performed at the White House at the "Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement" event.[4] In 2013, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.[5] In 2016, Hudson was announced as a coach on the 2017 series of The Voice UK, where she became the first female coach to win.[6] The following year, Hudson was announced as a coach on the thirteenth season of The Voice U.S..[7]



Burden Down
Burden Down is a song by musical artist Jennifer Hudson, released on December 12, 2017.
Remember Me
Remember Me is an album by musical artist Jennifer Hudson, released on April 28, 2017.
Remember Me
"Remember Me" is a song recorded by American singer Jennifer Hudson, from her upcoming fourth studio album.
Dreamgirls is a 2006 American romantic musical comedy-drama film written and directed by Bill Condon and jointly produced and released by DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures.

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David Otunga Accuses Jennifer Hudson of Violating Gag Order and Damaging His Reputation
  –  January 3, 2018
The child custody drama between iconic singer Jennifer Hudson and her ex-fiance David Otunga is getting real messy. According to The Blast, the former wrestler has filed an application in court demanding that the singer be found in contempt of court for ...
Report: Jennifer Hudson’s Ex Accuses Her Of Violating Privacy Court Order
  –  January 3, 2018
Jennifer Hudson and Ex-fiance David Otunga are squaring off once again ... In November, the “Dreamgirls” singer obtained an emergency restraining order against Otunga. She subsequently filed court papers accusing her former fiance of displaying ...
Jennifer Hudson found in contempt of court?
  –  January 3, 2018
Jennifer Hudson‘s ex-fiance wants her to be found in contempt of court. The “Spotlight” singer’s former partner David Otunga filed an emergency petition on Dec. 11, in which he claimed she has damaged his reputation and has made creating negative ...
Jennifer Hudson’s Ex Accuses Her of Violating Court Order Protecting Son’s Privacy
  –  January 3, 2018
Jennifer Hudson’s ex-fiance has accused the singer of being in contempt of a court order preventing her from making comments about their child. David Otunga, the father of Jennifer’s eight-year-old son, is accusing the singer of failing to stick to the ...
Jennifer Hudson's Emotional #BurdenDownChallenge Has Fans Freeing Themselves Through Music
  –  January 3, 2018
As citizens of the internet, we're always looking forward to the next challenge to take a stab at, so prepare your singing voices everyone, it looks like Jennifer Hudson has already taken the lead in 2018. The soulful singer has introduced the # ...
Jennifer Hudson Lays Her “Burden Down” In Haunting New Piano Ballad
  –  December 11, 2017
Oscar and Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson is following up her criminally underrated 2014 ... Now with her new single, the R&B singer has traded the dance beats that peppered her previous albums, including her Grammy-winning single, “Spotlight,” for ...
Monali Thakur to feature with Jennifer Hudson in music video
  –  December 1, 2017
The singer has joined hands with other international singing stars including Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson and British singer Pixie Lott. Music video is the next chapter of #makethefuture campaign on clean energy initiatives by Shell, an international oil ...
Jennifer Hudson’s ex David Otunga granted custody of son after she filed protective order
  –  November 29, 2017
Jennifer Hudson's estranged fiancé David Otunga was granted temporary custody of their son after the singer previously filed an order of protection. Hudson and Otunga reached a temporary custody agreement this week giving the WWE wrestler primary custody ...
Jennifer Hudson: Singer NOT ‘At War’ with ‘The Voice’ Executives
  –  November 22, 2017
*Earlier reports that painted Jennifer Hudson as being a problematic “diva” on The Voice are simply untrue — according to Gossip Cop. The news comes as the diva makes headlines for calling it quits with her baby daddy, David Otunga, after 10 years ...
Jennifer Hudson & Fiancé David Otunga Split, Singer Receives Protective Order Against Partner of 10 Years
  –  November 16, 2017
Jennifer Hudson and fiancé David Otunga have ended their relationship after 10 years. “They have been in the process of ending their relationship for a number of months,” Hudson’s rep tells PEOPLE exclusively in a statement. “Today, Jennifer ...
Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga Break Up, Singer Receives Protective Order Against Ex-Fiancé
  –  November 16, 2017
Jennifer Hudson may not have her fairytale ending with David Otunga after all. The couple have broken up and ended their relationship after 10 years, E! News confirms. "[They] have been in the process of ending their relationship for a number of months ...


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