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 U.S. version of The Voice.[7]

On January 27, 2018, Clive Davis, who signed Hudson and promoted her as the new Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin following her departure from American Idol, disclosed that Hudson had been handpicked by Franklin to portray her in an upcoming bio-pic.[8]



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.
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.
Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson is the debut studio album by American actress and recording artist Jennifer Hudson.

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Women’s Cancer Research Fund Honors Sofia Vergara, Jennifer Hudson for Activism
  –  February 28, 2018
Sofia Vergara and Jennifer Hudson were honored on Tuesday night at the Women ... I don’t care who you are, I don’t care what you have,” the singer said in her speech. “To see others being blessed by your blessings, that’s my biggest inspiration ...
The Voice UK: Who is in Team J-Hud? Find out who Jennifer Hudson has chosen
  –  February 28, 2018
Jennifer Hudson is arguably the smart choice for a mentor this year ... for the battle and knockout rounds with fighting spirit. Former Disney cruise ship singer Tesni is now a full-time mum, but is looking for a second shot at stardom.
The Voice: Kyla Jade Doo-Wopped with Jennifer Hudson as Backup Singer
  –  February 27, 2018
Get ready, America. The Voice is back for Season 14 with coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, returning Alicia Keys and newbie Kelly Clarkson. The Blind Auditions will begin on February 26. One of the first up is Kyla Jade, a 33-year-old woman with big hair ...
She's quite the Sex Bomb, isn't she Tom? The Voice UK judge Jones, 77, cheekily checks out Jennifer Hudson's cleavage as they pose together at the BRIT Awards
  –  February 21, 2018
But iconic singer Tom Jones, 77, seemed distracted by his co-judge Jennifer Hudson's stunning figure as they posed arm-in-arm on the BRIT Awards red carpet at London's O2 Arena on Wednesday night. The surreptitious look seemingly went unnoticed by the 36 ...
The Voice 2018 judge Jennifer Hudson – five facts about the Oscar winning actress and singer
  –  February 17, 2018
JENNIFER Hudson has gone from a talent show participant on the X Factor all the way up to judge and mentor on The Voice. We have delved into the background of the sultry singer – so here are five things you might not know about her... While it’s hard ...
Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson to portray singer Aretha Franklin in upcoming biopic
  –  January 29, 2018
Jennifer Hudson is set to play Aretha Franklin in a new biopic after the 'Respect' singer handpicked the actor herself. The announcement that Hudson would be taking on the role of the veteran singer was made during record producer Clive Davis' annual pre ...


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