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Jennifer Hudson

Knowledge Identifier: +Jennifer_Hudson


Jennifer Hudson

American recording artist, actress and spokesperson add

Category: Music

Born in 1981.

Countries: United States (54%), United Kingdom (22%), (6%)

Main connections: American Idol, James Corden, Ian McKellen

Linked to: Broadcast Film Critics Association, Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association, African-American Film Critics Association Awards 2006, Langston University




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Jennifer Hudson was born in 1981 add something


Hudson began dating James Payton in 1999, when she was 18 add something


In January 2002, Hudson signed her first recording contract with Righteous Records, a Chicago-based independent record label add something


Alicia Keys - She starred in "The Secret Life of Bees", a film adaptation of Sue Monk Kidd's acclaimed 2003 bestseller novel of the same name alongside Jennifer Hudson, Dakota_Fanning, Paul Bettany and Queen Latifah, released in October 2008 via Fox Searchlight


She came to prominence in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of "American Idol", coming in seventh place add something


She was released from her five-year contract with Righteous Records so that she could appear on "American Idol" in 2004, but Jennifer credits David Johnson with teaching her "so much" and preparing her for the successful career she is enjoying today add something


Hudson received the highest number of votes in the "Top 9" after her performance of Elton John's "Circle of Life" on April 6, 2004, but two weeks later was eliminated during the "Top 7" show after performing Barry Manilow's, "Weekend in New England add something


In November 2005, Hudson was cast in the role of Effie White for the film adaptation of the musical "Dreamgirls", which starred Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles and Eddie Murphy add something


As Effie White, Hudson has garnered 29 awards from film critics as Best Supporting Actress and Breakthrough Performer of 2006 add something


Filming of "Dreamgirls" began on January 9, 2006, and the film went into limited release on December 25, 2006, and national release on January 12, 2007 add something


In September 2006, Hudson performed the song, "Over It," live on Fox Chicago Morning News add something


In November 2006, Hudson signed a record deal with Arista Records add something


Anika Noni Rose - In 2006, Rose starred in "Dreamgirls" as Lorrell Robinson with Beyoncé Knowles, Jennifer Hudson, Jamie_Foxx and Eddie Murphy


Dreamgirls (film) - Roeper still enjoyed the film, noting that Jennifer Hudson's rendition of "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" as the "show-stopping moment of any film of 2006" and very much enjoyed Murphy's performance as well, remarking that "people are going to love this film


Tom Eyen - When a film adaptation of "Dreamgirls" by writer/director Bill Condon was released in 2006 by DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures, the soundtrack became a number one hit, and two of Eyen's songs from the soundtrack, "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going", sung by Jennifer Hudson, and "One Night Only", sung by Beyoncé Knowles , became hits again


Dreamgirls (film) - Principal photography was completed in the early-morning hours of April 8, 2006, after four days were spent shooting Jennifer Hudson's musical number "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going", which had purposefully been saved until the end of the shoot


Beyonce Knowles - In December 2006, Knowles starred in Dreamgirls, a film adaptation of the 1981 Broadway musical about a 1960s singing group, alongside Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy, and Jennifer Hudson.


In the interview she stated the song would be included on her debut album, to be released in early 2007, however this was before she was signed to a record label add something


Later in 2007, the Mayor of her home town Chicago , Richard M. Daley, declared March 6 as "Jennifer Hudson Day" add something


She was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on June 18, along with 115 other individuals for 2007 add something


Hudson's version of "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" debuted at number 98 on the "Billboard" Hot 100 in the January 13, 2007, issue add something


On 11 February 2007 the 60th British Academy Film awards were held in London, but Hudson was not there to accept her award for BAFTA award for Best Supporting Actress add something


Hudson said on "The Tyra Banks Show", on February 23, 2007, that she just finished the first song for the album add something


The "Dreamgirls" track became Hudson's first top 10 hit on the "Billboard" Hot Adult R&B Airplay chart on February 24, 2007 add something


On February 25, 2007, she won the Academy award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film add something


On "The Oprah Winfrey Show", Hudson announced plans to enter the studio in March 2007 add something


With the March 2007 issue, Jennifer Hudson became the third African-American celebrity, and the first African-American singer, to grace the cover of "Vogue" magazine add something


Filming finished in December 2007 and the movie was released on May 30, 2008 add something


Siedah Garrett - One of her compositions, the Jennifer Hudson solo "Love You I Do", earned Garrett a nomination for the 2007 Academy *award for Best Original Song


Abigail Breslin - Although Jennifer Hudson won the Oscar, Breslin co-presented with actor Jaden Smith at the 79th Academy *awards on February 25, 2007


Jennifer Holliday - On June 26, 2007, Holliday made a surprise appearance at the BET *awards, singing "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" in a duet with Jennifer Hudson, who had played Effie White in the 2006 film adaptation of "Dreamgirls", and won an Oscar for her performance


In late 2008, after Hudson's mother, brother and nephew were killed in a shooting, Hudson stepped out of the limelight for three months add something


She won a Grammy award for her eponymous debut album, "Jennifer Hudson", which was released in 2008 on Arista Records and was certified gold by the RIAA for selling over 800,000 copies in the US; sales exceeded 1 million copies worldwide add something


In January 2008 Hudson returned to the studio to record new material for her debut album add something


In May 2008, Hudson appeared in the feature film "Sex and the City" as Louise, Carrie Bradshaw's assistant add something


She has performed the song, "All Dressed in Love" for the "Sex and the City" soundtrack, which was released on May 27, 2008 add something


Her debut single, "Spotlight" was released on June 10, 2008 and became Hudson's first top 40 hit peaking at number 24 on the "Billboard" Hot 100 and became a top 20 hit in the United Kingdom and Turkey add something


Hudson met David Otunga, a professional wrestler in the WWE and a Harvard Law graduate, and the couple became engaged in September 2008 add something


Her debut album, "Jennifer Hudson" was released on September 30, 2008 on Arista and was written by Ne-Yo, who co-produced along with Stargate add something


In October 2008, Hudson had her third film appearance in "The Secret Life of Bees" as Rosaleen, the mother figure of Lily Owens add something


In October 2008, Hudson's 57-year-old mother, Darnell Donnerson, and 29-year-old brother, Jason, were found shot to death inside the Chicago home Donnerson shared with Hudson's elder sister, Julia add something


The album's second single was to be released in October 2008, and was originally set to be "My Heart" before "If This Isn't Love" was chosen as the official second single add something


Timbaland - Jo's All I Want Is Everything, Nicole Scherzinger's Her Name is Nicole, Missy Elliott's Block Party, Matt Pokora's MP3, Keithian's Dirrty Pop, The Pussycat Dolls's Doll Domination, Busta Rhymes's B.O.M.B, Lisa Maffia's Miss Boss, Teairra Mari's Pressed For Time, Jennifer Hudson's debut album, Dima Bilan's Believe, Samantha Jade's My Name Is Samantha Jade, New Kids on the Block's The Block, and Keshia Chante's Night & Day. Timbaland produced the Russian entry the Eurovision Song Contest 2008, Believe by Dima Bilan, which wa


Hudson resumed her public appearances in 2009, and has since performed at the Super Bowl XLIII, the Grammy awards, "American Idol", and "The Oprah Winfrey Show" add something


In 2009, Hudson starred as Kathy Archenault in "Fragments", a film based on the novel by Roy Freirich, with Dakota Fanning and Forest Whitaker add something


The film received eight nominations at the 2009 NAACP Image awards, including a nomination for Hudson for her performance add something


After three of her family members were brutally murdered, the single was rescheduled for a January 2009 release add something


However, in January 2009, her label decided to postpone the release of the second single once more until, choosing a February 2009 release date add something


The film won two People's Choice awards in January 2009 in the categories, Favorite Drama Movie and Favorite Independent Movie add something


In February 2009, Hudson made her first public appearance since the murders when she sang the "Star-Spangled Banner" at Super Bowl XLIII add something


The third single was announced as "Pocketbook" featuring Ludacris in April 2009, for a June 2009 release, despite speculation that the third single would be "My Heart" after it was canceled as the second single add something


Hudson has been described as a friend of President Barack Obama, who invited her to appear with him at a fundraiser in Beverly Hills in May 2009 add something


In May 2009, "MTV" listed Hudson as the sixth greatest "American Idol" and noted her exit was the most shocking of all time add something


In May 2009, "Pocketbook" was canceled as the third single due to negative reception from fans and critics alike add something


The third single was rescheduled as "Giving Myself" and was released on June 2, 2009 to the US. Her debut album garnered Hudson three nominations at the 2009 Grammy awards; Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for "Spotlight", Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for "I'm His Only Woman" with Fantasia Barrino, and Best R&B Album for "Jennifer Hudson" add something


She sang "Will You Be There" at the Michael Jackson memorial service in July 2009 add something


As of August 2009, the album has sold 739,000 copies in the US, receiving a Gold certification for surpassing sales of 500,000 add something


In August 2009, Hudson gave birth to her first child, a boy named David Daniel Otunga Jr. add something


It was released on DVD on August 4, 2009 add something


Robin Thicke - He co-headlined a U.S. tour with Jennifer Hudson, which began March 31, 2009 in Albany, New York, New York, and wrapped up 25 shows later in Biloxi, Mississippi


In 2010 Hudson became the spokesperson for Weight Watchers add something


In May 2010, the "Los Angeles Times" claimed Hudson to be the third greatest "Idol" contestant in the history of the show, placing behind season one winner Kelly Clarkson and season four winner Carrie Underwood add something


Karl Otto Thaning - In 2010, Thaning acted in international films, such as "Winnie", which starred Oscar actress and former American Idol finalist Jennifer Hudson


Celine Dion - At the 52nd Grammy *awards in February 2010, Dion joined Carrie Underwood, Usher, Jennifer Hudson and Smokey Robinson to perform the song "Earth Song" during the 3-D Michael Jackson tribute


Katharine McPhee - On February 1, 2010, McPhee joined over 75 other musicians, including fellow "American Idol" alumni Jennifer Hudson and Jordin Sparks and "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson, for a remake of "We Are the World", retitled "We Are the World 25 for Haiti", which marked the 25th anniversary of the iconic song and for which proceeds will go to Haitian earthquake relief


Keri Hilson - In April 2010, it was made known that she had replaced Jennifer Hudson as the new face of the cosmetics and personal care products company, Avon


On January 24, 2011 Hudson premiered the album's lead single "Where You At" add something


The music video premiered on BET's "106 & Park" and through Vevo in February 2011 add something


However, on February 10, 2011, she appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and revealed she has now lost a total of 80 pounds add something


Her second album, "I Remember Me", was released in March 2011, and reached number two on the Billboard 200, selling 165,000 copies in its first week of release add something


Hudson released her second studio album "I Remember Me" on March 22, 2011 add something


The BAFTA award went missing and Hudson did not receive her award until April 22, 2011, when it was presented to on the "Graham Norton Show" add something


A remix bundle titled "No One Gonna Love You-The Remixes" was released as a digital download in the US and the UK in July 2011 add something


"Winnie" was scheduled to be released in December 2011; the trailer was released in 2010 add something


Robin Thicke - During 2011, Thicke was confirmed to go on tour with Jennifer Hudson, with whom he toured in 2009


Terrence Howard - In 2011, Howard played Nelson Mandela in Winnie alongside Jennifer Hudson.


Hudson played a nun in the Farrelly brothers 2012 film "The Three Stooges" add something


Hudson has sold 1,280,000 albums and 2,237,000 tracks in the United States as of February 2012 add something


The day after the death of Whitney Houston, Hudson paid tribute to her by singing Houston's iconic "I Will Always Love You" during the 54th Grammy awards held February 12, 2012 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles add something


In May 2012 he was convicted on all seven counts against him, including possession of a stolen vehicle add something


In July 2012 he was sentenced to three life sentences without the possibility of parole; served one after another, followed by an additional 120 years for his other convictions add something


Naughty Boy - Naughty Boy and Sandé later formed a writing and production partnership, leading to Sandé landing her own record deal with Virgin and EMI. Sandé went on to be named the Critics Choice for the 2012 BRIT *awards, and release her debut album "Our Version of Events" , a record co-written/produced with Naughty Boy. Khan spent 2011 and 2012 working on records for Leona Lewis, JLS, Cheryl Cole, Jennifer Hudson, Alesha_Dixon and Tinie Tempah, among others


Whitney Houston - Ken Ehrlich, executive producer of the 54th Grammy *awards, announced that Jennifer Hudson would perform a tribute to Houston at the February 12, 2012, *awards


Angelique Kidjo - On December 6, 2012, Kidjo joined the Alicia Keys's Keep A Child Alive Black Ball in Harlem at the Apollo Theatre along with Jennifer Hudson, Bonnie_Raitt and Brittany Howard


In 2013, she will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame add something


Image Entertainment will release the film on September 6, 2013 add something


On September 21, 2013, a new single from Hudson's forthcoming third studio album was released via her website add something


Hudson stars in the coming of age drama "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete" alongside Jordin Sparks, it is scheduled for release on October 11, 2013 add something


On November 13, 2013, Hudson was awarded with the 2,512th star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame add something


She will star in the drama/musical "Black Nativity", which is scheduled to be released on November 27, 2013 add something


Kasi Lemmons - Academy Award - Lemmons is currently developing an adaptation of Broadway musical "Black Nativity" to be filmed in 2013 starring Academy *award winners Forest Whitaker and Jennifer Hudson as well as Academy *award nominee Angela Bassett


Sheryl Lee Ralph - In 2013, Ralph will be appearing the NBC television show "Smash" as Cynthia, the mother of Jennifer Hudson's character


Same Love - It was performed live at the 2013 MTV Video Music *awards on August 25, 2013 with Jennifer Hudson joining Macklemore, Lewis and Lambert on stage


Hudson's third studio album is scheduled to be released in the first quarter of 2014 add something


Hudson's third studio album, JHUD, is scheduled to be released on September 23, 2014 add something


Boston Pops Orchestra - The Phantom Of Opera - Lockhart brought in numerous pop-music acts to play with the orchestra, including Ben Folds, Rockapella, Guster, My Morning Jacket, Aimee Mann, Kelly Clarkson, Elvis Costello, Barry Manilow, Steve Lippia, Neil Diamond, Big and Rich, Maureen McGovern, Martina McBride, as well as Areosmith, Toby Keith, Jennifer Hudson, Jack Williams, Gretchen Wilson, Julia Udine and Ben Jacoby from the 2014 U.S. touring production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical The Phantom Of Opera, The Dropkick Murphy's, Deval Patrick, stage actor Will LeBow, comedian Ji


In January 2015, it was announced that Hudson would be making her Broadway debut as Shug Avery in a revival of "The Color Purple add something


On June 28, 2016, it was announced that Hudson had signed with Epic Records add something


Hudson released "Remember Me" on 3 March 2017 as the lead single from her upcoming fourth album add something


In May 2017, it was announced that Hudson would become a coach for the American version of "The Voice", starting with its thirteenth season add something


The Voice (U.S. TV series) - On May 10, 2017, NBC announced that Jennifer Hudson would join the coaches lineup for the series' thirteenth season


The Voice (U.S. TV series) - On May 10, 2017, NBC renewed the series for a fourteenth series, along with announcing Jennifer Hudson as a new coach in the thirteenth season


The Voice (U.S. TV series) - Season thirteen will premier on September 25, 2017 with new coach Jennifer Hudson, returning coach Miley Cyrus, and Levine, Shelton


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 add something


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 add something


Hudson performed with the D.C. Choir at the March for Our Lives anti-gun violence rally in Washington, D.C. on March 24, 2018 add something


Jennifer Hudson performed with the D.C. Choir at the March for Our Lives anti-gun violence rally in Washington, D.C. on March 24, 2018 add something


After taking a one-season hiatus, on May 10, 2018, it was announced that Hudson would return as a coach for the fifteenth season of the American version of The Voice add something


On July 19, 2018, it was announced that Hudson had been cast as Grizabella in the film adaptation of the musical, "Cats" add something


On September 21, 2018, Daily Express announced that Hudson would return for "The Voice UK"'s eighth season add something


Tom Hooper (director) - Filming will commence on November 12, 2018 and the film, which will star Jennifer Hudson, Ian_McKellen, James Corden, Idris Elba and Taylor Swift, will be released on December 20, 2019


Tom Hooper - Filming will commence on November 12, 2018 and the film, which will star Jennifer Hudson, Ian_McKellen, James Corden, Idris Elba and Taylor Swift, will be released on December 20, 2019


Judi Dench - In 2019, Dench will star as Old Deuteronomy in the film adaptation of "Cats" alongside Jennifer Hudson, Ian_McKellen, Taylor Swift, James Corden, and Idris Elba


Ian McKellen - In 2019, McKellen will star as Gus the Theatre Cat in "Cats", an adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, directed by Tom Hooper and will co-star alongside Jennifer Hudson, James_Corden, Idris Elba, and Judi Dench