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Jennifer Hudson

Hudson with her Oscar in Chicago, where it was declared "Jennifer Hudson Day", March 6, 2007
Background information
Birth name Jennifer Kate Hudson
Born September 12, 1981 (1981-09-12) (age 28)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Genres R&B, soul, pop
Occupations Singer-songwriter, actress, model
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2004–present
Labels Arista
Website www.jenniferhudson.com
.Jennifer Kate Hudson (born September 12, 1981) is an American recording artist, actress and model.^ Listen to Jennifer Hudson on BatangaJennifer Hudson is an American actress, singer and model.
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^ Born Jennifer Kate Hudson on September 12, 1981 in Chicago, Illinois.
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^ Kate Hudson Kate Garry Hudson (born April 19, 1979) is an American film actress.
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.She came to prominence in 2004 as one of the finalists on the third season of the Fox reality television series American Idol.^ She first gained notice as one of the finalists on the third season of the FOX television series...
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^ American Idol Season 6 (253) .
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^ American Idol: Season 03 .
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.She made her film debut in the 2006 film Dreamgirls and won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance, as well as a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, an NAACP Image Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.^ She went on to star in the movie 'Dreamgirls' and won many awards, including an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
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^ She won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance, also winning a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award among many others.
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^ American film and television actress Jennifer Aniston has won an Emmy and Golden Globe Award each.
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.She won a Grammy Award for her eponymous debut album, Jennifer Hudson, which was released in 2008 on Arista Records and soon certified gold by the RIAA.^ Jennifer Hudson's Grammy blessing .

^ Debut Album release September 30 .

^ Jennifer Hudson heads list of performers at Grammy Awards .

.The album has sold over 700,000 copies in the US and over 1 million worldwide.^ Her face has sold over 5 million copies.

^ As of August 2009, the album has sold 739,000 copies in the US, receiving a gold certification for surpassing sales of 500,000.
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^ The album was released on September 30, 2008 in the United States and debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 with sales of 217,000 copies sold in the United States, it also charted at #37 on UK Albums Chart .

Additionally it spawned the hit single "Spotlight".
.In late 2008, Hudson's mother, brother, and nephew were killed in a shooting.^ This is the home that saw the death of Hudson’s nephew, mother, and brother in October 2008.
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^ Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother killed .
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^ Jennifer Hudson's mother and brother killed .

.Her estranged brother-in-law has been charged with their murders.^ Her estranged brother-in-law has been charged in the killings.
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^ Hudson’s estranged brother-in-law William Balfour has been charged in the murders.

^ The star’s estranged brother-in-law WILLIAM BALFOUR has been charged with all three murders.
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.Soon after, Hudson stepped out of the limelight for three months.^ Soon after, Hudson stepped out of the limelight for three months.
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^ After dropping out of the public eye following her family murder tragedy, Jennifer Hudson now has the strength and the will to give three high-profile performances next month, a source close to her tells PEOPLE. .
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^ Balfour was indicted last month on three counts of first-degree murder for the Hudson deaths.
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.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.^ All in all, the Grammys are a performance show with a few mixed in awards.
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^ E! News on Tuesday first reported Hudson’s Super Bowl appearance.
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^ Final Thoughts on the 2009 Grammy Awards .

[1] .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.[2] She also recently performed at the White House at the "Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement" event.^ Bob Dylan, Jennifer Hudson headline civil rights movement concert at Obama White House .
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^ Jennifer Hudson to Perform at the White House ( view more ) .
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^ TAGS democrat fundraiser Jennifer Hudson President Barack Obama .
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[3]

Contents

Early life

.Jennifer Hudson was born on September 12, 1981, in Chicago, Illinois.^ Hudson was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 12, 1981, and began her life as a singer with her church’s gospel choir at the age of seven.
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^ Jennifer was born on September 12, 1981 in Chicago.
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^ Born Jennifer Kate Hudson on September 12, 1981 in Chicago, Illinois.
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[4] .She is the third and youngest child of Darnell Donnerson (November 7, 1950 – October 24, 2008)[5] and Samuel Simpson[6] (died 1999).^ January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 Blogroll .
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^ She is the daughter of Samuel Simpson and Darnell Hudson Donerson and is the youngest of three children.
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^ Anonymous October-24-2008 @ 6:29 pm SHe has all these awards and all this money yet she didn’t arrange an environment for her family so that they aren’t safe?
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[7] .She was raised as a Baptist[8] and attended Dunbar Vocational Career Academy, which she graduated from in 1999.[9] She cites Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, and Patti LaBelle as her overall biggest influences and inspirations.^ I hear a Whitney Houston influence on that song.
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^ Hudson cites Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin as her biggest influences.

^ She attended Dunbar Vocational Career Academy, graduating in 1999.
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[10] .At the age of 7, she got her start in performing by singing with the church choir and doing community theater with the help of her late maternal grandmother, Julia.^ At the age of seven, she started singing in her Baptist church's gospel choir where she honed her vocal skills with the help of her late maternal grandmother, Julia.
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^ She got her start in performing by singing with the church choir and doing community theater.
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^ Hudson began singing at age seven in her Chicago church choir.
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.As a teenager, Hudson worked at a Burger King in Chicago — a job that she famously acknowledged after receiving her 2007 Academy Award for Dreamgirls.^ Her natural acting talent and incredible voice convinced the producers she could do the job, and Hudson is now looking at an Oscar nomination for her work.
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^ She performed ‘Spotlight’ and ‘And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going’ from Dreamgirls, the film she won an Academy Award for, and pretty much stole the show with her amazing vocal talent.
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^ With only a Burger King job as work experience, she landed her first gig, on a Disney Cruise ship, in 2003.
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[citation needed]

American Idol

.Hudson auditioned for the third season of American Idol, in Atlanta, Georgia.^ American Idol Season 6 (253) .
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^ American Idol: Season 03 .
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^ American Idol Season 9 (34) .
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In her audition she commented that she had been singing on Disney Cruise Lines for the past few months (as one of the Muses from Hercules); and contestant judge Randy Jackson said, "We're expecting more than a cruise ship performance from you." Jennifer delivered and all the judges agreed it was the best voice they had heard so far in the competition. .She was a member of the first group of semifinalists in the Semifinals.^ She was a member of the first group of semifinalists in the Semi Finals.

^ She was a member of the first group of semifinalists in the Semifinals.
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^ She was a member of the first group of semifinalists.
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.She was not voted through to the final round, although she was brought back on the wild card round and put through as a "Top 12" finalist by Jackson.^ She was not voted through to the final round, although she was brought back on the wildcard round and put through as a finalist by contest judge Randy Jackson.
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^ She was not voted through to the final round, although she was brought back on the wildcard round and put through as a Top 12 finalist by contest judge Randy Jackson.

^ However, she was brought back on the wildcard round and put through as a finalist by contest judge Randy Jackson.
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.Hudson struggled to gain popularity in the early stages of Idol's live shows, receiving the second-lowest number of votes in two of the first three shows.^ Hudson struggled to gain popularity in the early stages of the live shows, receiving the second lowest number of votes in two of the first three shows.
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^ Jennifer Hudson struggled to gain popularity in the early stages of the live shows, receiving the second-lowest number of votes in two of the first three shows.
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^ Hudson and her powerhouse vocals shot to fame when she was a contestant on “American Idol.” After she was eliminated from the show early on, she was cast as Effie White in “Dreamgirls,” a powerhouse performance that won her an Oscar.
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However, after a change in song choices, she soon became a favorite to win, receiving the highest number of votes in the "Top 9" after her performance of Elton John's "Circle of Life," on April 6, 2004. Among Hudson's worthy performances on the show was her rendition of Whitney Houston's, "I Have Nothing". Judge Simon Cowell commented that Hudson, "finally proved why she was among the 'Top 12,'" and referred to the performance a week later as, "sensational." During the "Top 7" show, Hudson performed Barry Manilow's, "Weekend in New England," which garnered praise from all three judges. .Jackson called the song Hudson's best performance to date; and Simon Cowell noted that Hudson's presence made the third season a, "Battle of the Divas," referencing other powerful vocalists Fantasia Barrino and LaToya London.^ Simon Cowell's Jennifer Hudson sympathy .

^ Hudson made her performance personal.
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^ She along with Fantasia & Latoya London made up the so-called "Three Divas" - they are all talented...
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.Despite this praise, Hudson was eliminated during this week, which some blamed in part on a power outage in Hudson's hometown of Chicago due to storms and tornadoes in the area.^ Despite this praise, Hudson was eliminated during this week, which some blamed in part on a power outage in Hudson's hometown of Chicago due to storms and tornadoes in the area.
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^ A power outage in Hudson's hometown of Chicago may also have cost her votes.
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.This also led to controversy since the "Battling Divas" were all in the Bottom 3.[11][12] On April 21, 2004, Hudson became the sixth of the 12 finalists to be voted off the show, finishing the competition in seventh place.^ On April 21, 2004, Hudson became the sixth of the 12 finalists to be voted off the show, finishing the competition in seventh place.
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^ On April 21, 2004, Hudson became the sixth of the 12 finalists to be voted off the show.
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^ Then came a demoralizing seventh-place finish.
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American Idol performances

Theme week Song sung Artist Date sung Status
Audition Share Your Love With Me Aretha Franklin Advanced
Hollywood [N/A] [N/A] Advanced
Semifinals Imagine John Lennon February 10, 2004 Eliminated
Wild Card I Believe in You and Me Four Tops
Whitney Houston
March 9, 2004 Selected
Top 12
Soul Music Week
Baby, I Love You Aretha Franklin March 16, 2004 Bottom 2
Top 11
Country Week
No One Else on Earth Wynonna Judd March 23, 2004 Safe
Top 10
Motown Week
(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave Martha and the Vandellas March 30, 2004 Bottom 2
Top 9
Songs of Elton John
Circle of Life Elton John April 6, 2004 Highest Number of Votes
Top 8
Songs of the Cinema
I Have Nothing from The Bodyguard Whitney Houston April 14, 2004 Safe
Top 7
Songs of Barry Manilow
Weekend in New England Barry Manilow April 20, 2004 Eliminated

Films

Dreamgirls (2006)

.In November 2005, Hudson was cast in the role of Effie White for the film adaptation of the musical Dreamgirls, which also starred Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles and Eddie Murphy.^ In November 2005, Hudson was cast in the prized role of Effie White, the role originally created in a legendary Broadway performance by Jennifer Holliday, for the film adaptation of the musical Dreamgirls, which also starred Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles, and Eddie Murphy.
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^ Hudson , who won an Academy Award for her role as Effie White in the film " Dreamgirls ," first burst on to...
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^ Knowles, Keys, Hudson grab music, film Image noms .
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.The role, originally created in a Broadway performance by Jennifer Holliday, marked Hudson's debut screen performance.^ A live performance of Jennifer Hudson s debut single, Spotlight.
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^ Jennifer Hudson's Sex role .

^ Jennifer Hudson creates foundation .

.She won the role over hundreds of professional singers and actresses, including Raven-Symoné and American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino.^ Hudson won the role over hundreds of professional singers and actresses, including American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino.
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^ Beat American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino for her role in Dreamgirls (2006).
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^ She landed the role over 782 other hopefuls, including Fantasia Barrino, the American Idol winner from Hudson's class.
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[13] 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.
.Hudson has won particular praise for her show-stopping onscreen rendition of the hit song, "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going", the signature song of the role, which had earlier been recorded, and had already reached the status of musical standard, because of the definitive performance of Jennifer Holliday.^ You go Stevie and Jennifer.
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^ Hudson has won particular praise for her show-stopping onscreen rendition of the hit song, "And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going".
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^ Jennifer Hudson won’t admit the obvious .
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The New York Observer described Hudson's performance of the song as, "five mellifluous, molto vibrato minutes that have suddenly catapulted Ms. Hudson... into the position of front-runner for the best supporting actress Oscar."[14] .Newsweek said that when moviegoers hear Hudson sing the song, she, "is going to raise goose bumps across the land."^ Newsweek said that when moviegoers hear Hudson sing the song, she, "is going to raise goose bumps across the land."
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^ Hudson’s powerful performance of the song “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” brought audiences to their feet in movie theatres across the country.
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^ Hudson then landed her first professional singing job on a Disney cruise ship as Calliope, the head Greek muse, in a 2003 production of Hercules: The Musical .
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[15] Variety magazine wrote that Hudson's performance, "calls to mind debuts like Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl or Bette Midler in The Rose, with a voice like the young Aretha."[16]
.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.^ You go Jennifer Hudson.
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^ Her 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, and has since risen to number 73.
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^ 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.
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.The Dreamgirls track became Hudson's first top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot Adult R&B Airplay chart on February 24, 2007. The track has also reached number 14 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, while remixes of the song have topped the Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart.^ Tunes Top 10 Hip Hop Songs .
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^ The Dreamgirls track became Hudson's first top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot Adult R&B Airplay chart on February 24, 2007.
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^ 'Spotlight' is a success on the U.S Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, peaking at #8 so far, and making it her first top 10 single of her career.
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[citation needed]
.As Effie White, Hudson has garnered 29 awards from film critics as Best Supporting Actress and Breakthrough Performer of 2006. She won the Golden Globe Award as Best Actress in a Supporting Role.^ She won the last of these and performed at the awards.
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^ File:Jennifer Hudson.png Hudson performing in 2007 On February 25, 2007, she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film.
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^ On February 25, 2007, she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in this film.
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.In addition, she has been named Best Supporting Actress by the Broadcast Film Critics Association and also by the Screen Actors Guild.^ May 18, 2007 05:05:36 Names Vying for the 2007 BET Awards' Best Actor/Actress .
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^ Jennifer Hudson – 8 Awards – 1 Oscar, 1 grammy, 1 Golden Globe, 1 Screen Actors Guild, 1 Image, 2 BET, 1 Teen Choice .
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^ New York Film Critics Online Best Supporting Actress Won (tied with Catherine O'Hara) .
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.After seeing Hudson's performance in Dreamgirls, American Idol judge Simon Cowell taped a congratulatory message to her, which aired on The Oprah Winfrey Show.^ Hudson performed on the show too.
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^ 'American Idol' Cowell and Abdul offer Hudson condolences .

^ "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell says the current season of the show will be his last.
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[17] .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.^ IMAGES Jennifer Hudson, 2007.
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^ Jennifer Hudson wins first Grammy .
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^ GRACE TODAY MAGAZINE #92 SPRING 2009 JENNIFER HUDSON .
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[18]
Hudson performing in 2007
.On February 25, 2007, she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film.^ File:Jennifer Hudson.png Hudson performing in 2007 On February 25, 2007, she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film.
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^ On February 25, 2007, Jennifer won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her turn as Effie.
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^ American actress and singer who won an Academy Award for best supporting actress for her role in Dreamgirls (2006).
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.Upon winning the award, Hudson also became one of the very few performers ever to win an Oscar for a debut screen performance.^ She was also the first African-American to win an Oscar for her screen debut.
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^ Is one of the 15 actors to win an Oscar for their film debut.
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^ One of a very few actors to receive an Oscar for their debut performance.
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.As of 2009, she is also the only person to have gone from participating in a reality television series to becoming an Academy Award winner.^ As of 2009, she is also the only person to have gone from participating in a reality television series to becoming an Academy Award winner.
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^ Currently, she is also the only person to have gone from participating in a reality television series to becoming an Academy Award winner.
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^ She came to prominence in 2004 as one of the finalists on the third season of the Fox reality television series American Idol.
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.During her acceptance speech Hudson said: "Oh my God, I have to just take this moment in.^ I understand it’s to each their own, but that’s just my take on it.
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^ Jennifer Hudson, who won an Academy Award for best supporting actress in 2007 for her role in "Dreamgirls," was in Chicago with her family during the weekend, her sister said.
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^ In the post, Hudson said: I want to thank each and every one of you for your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
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I cannot believe this. Look what God can do. .I didn't think I was going to win.^ I didn't think I was going to win.
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^ Record of the Year nominee M.I.A. didn’t win, but she didn’t go into labor on stage either, which was a distinct possibility since yesterday was her due date.
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^ On SYTYCD, I think the top two will be Russell and Kathryn with the win going to Russell.
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[...] .If my grandmother was here to see me now.^ If my grandmother was here to see me now.
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^ Sticking it in my face she said “See, it says right here, the three wise man came from afar.” .
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^ So, I just want to be able to do the same for the kids who are there now, to say, "She came to my school, and I see her do this, and she did that and she did that, so that means I can do it, too."
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.She was my biggest inspiration."^ She was my biggest inspiration."
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.She also concluded her speech by thanking Jennifer Holliday.^ She also concluded her speech by thanking Jennifer Holliday.
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^ Managed to eke out a thanks to the original stage Effie, Jennifer Holliday , as the orchestra music began to unceremoniously drown out Jennifer's emotional Oscar acceptance speech.
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[19]
.Later in 2007, the Mayor of her home town Chicago, Richard M. Daley declared March 6 as "Jennifer Hudson Day".[20][21] She also was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on June 18, along with 115 other individuals for 2007.[22][23] Entertainment Weekly put her performance on its end-of-the-decade, "best-of" list, saying, "Sure, Beyoncé's performance was great.^ Entertainment Weekly 04-10-2009 Jennifer Hudson & More .
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^ Jennifer Hudson's Academy invite .

^ Jennifer Hudson @ 2010 Grammys Home .
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And Eddie Murphy's was impressive. .But there was really only one reason we all rushed to see 2006's Dreamgirls: Jennifer Hudson's soul-to-the-rafters rendition of the classic "And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going."^ You go Stevie and Jennifer.
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^ Jennifer Hudson is on a mission to convert you.
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^ Video: Jennifer Hudson - I am telling you, I'm not leaving .
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.When she sang "You're gonna love me," it wasn't just a lyric—it was a fact."^ K&CFan, just wanted to be sure you saw this since we’ve moved on to another thread… you’re so pretty!
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^ Be safe, be happy and love the ones you’re with and above all else, stay safe on the roads.
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^ Just set up an account and you're good to go.
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[24]

Sex and the City (2008)

.In September 2007, Hudson began work on Sex and the City as Louise, Carrie Bradshaw's assistant.^ In September 2007, Hudson began work on Sex and the City as Louise, Carrie Bradshaw 's assistant.
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^ Cast as the personal assistant to Parker's Carrie Bradshaw in the film version of "Sex and the City" .
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^ Jennifer Hudson stars as Carrie’s assistant!
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Filming finished in December 2007 and the movie was released on May 30, 2008.[25]

The Secret Life of Bees (2008)

.In January 2008, she began filming her third film The Secret Life of Bees as Rosaleen, the mother figure of Lily Owens (Dakota Fanning).^ In January 2008, she began filming her third film The Secret Life of Bees as Rosaleen, the mother figure of Lily Owens ( Dakota Fanning ).
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^ Co-starred with Dakota Fanning and Queen Latifah in the film adaption of "The Secret Life of Bees" .
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^ Hudson, who is expected to sing the film’s theme song, won the Oscar for her screen debut in “Dreamgirls” and followed with “The Secret Life of Bees” and “Sex in the City”.
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.Also starring in the film are fellow Oscar nominees Queen Latifah and Sophie Okonedo, as well as Alicia Keys.^ Also starring in the film are fellow Oscar nominees Queen Latifah and Sophie Okonedo , as well as Alicia Keys .
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^ Co-starred with Dakota Fanning and Queen Latifah in the film adaption of "The Secret Life of Bees" .
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^ Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah and Sophie Okonedo have joined the cast of Fox Searchlight's The Secret Life of Bees which is based on the Sue Monk Kidd novel.

.The film opened on October 17, 2008, and grossed over $37 million at the box office.^ The film opened on October 17, 2008, and grossed over $37 million at the box office.
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^ Tags Jennifer-Hudson Share and Enjoy: October 24, 2008 – 6:17 pm .
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^ Queefer Bukakke - October 27, 2008 3:37 AM .
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.The film won two People's Choice Awards in January 2009 in the categories, Favorite Drama Movie and Favorite Independent Movie.^ The film won two People's Choice Awards in January 2009 in the categories, Favorite Drama Movie and Favorite Independent Movie.
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^ People’s Choice Awards 2010 .
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^ January 30, 2009 10:01:53 Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood to Perform at 51st Annual Grammy Awards .
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.The film also received nine Black Reel Awards nominations including three wins.^ The film also received nine Black Reel Awards nominations including three wins.
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^ Ron Lee commented on 'Precious' wins 6 Oscar nominations : Whether it's America,Brazil or Africa the Black movies that are nominated for academy awards are mo...
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^ The above were all nominated for multiple other awards that they did not win.
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.Hudson was nominated for her performance in the film, but lost to Queen Latifah.^ Hudson was nominated for her performance in the film, but lost to Queen Latifah .
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^ Also starring in the film are fellow Oscar nominees Queen Latifah and Sophie Okonedo , as well as Alicia Keys .
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^ Co-starred with Dakota Fanning and Queen Latifah in the film adaption of "The Secret Life of Bees" .
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.The film also received eight nominations at the 2009 NAACP Image Awards, including a nomination for Hudson for her performance.^ Hudson and Knowles get prizes at Image Awards .
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^ Hudson dominates NAACP Image awards .
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^ The film also received nine Black Reel Awards nominations including three wins.
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Fragments (2009)

.In 2009, Hudson starred as Kathy Archenault in Fragments, a film based on the novel by Roy Freirich, with Dakota Fanning and Forest Whitaker.^ In 2009, Hudson is scheduled to appear as Kathy Archenault in Winged Creatures , a film based on the novel by Roy Freirich, with Dakota Fanning and Forest Whitaker .
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^ In November 2005, Hudson was cast in the role of Effie White for the film adaptation of the musical Dreamgirls , which also starred Jamie Foxx , Beyoncé Knowles and Eddie Murphy .
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^ Co-starred with Dakota Fanning and Queen Latifah in the film adaption of "The Secret Life of Bees" .
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The name of the film was changed from "Winged Creatures" to "Fragments". It was released on DVD on August 4, 2009.

Winnie (2011)

.In late 2009, it was announced that Hudson would star as the main role in the biopic of Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa, and his wife Winnie Mandela, which is the lead role she will play.^ (December 2009) Is set to star in WINNIE, a drama that casts her as the former wife of South Africas first black president, Nelson Mandela.
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^ Filmstalker : Jennifer Hudson playing Winnie Mandela .
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^ Jennifer Hudson to play Winnie Mandela Film .
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The majority of the film is said to be shot in South Africa, with production beginning in May 2010.

Music

.In September 2006, Hudson performed the song, "Over It," live on Fox Chicago Morning News.^ Jennifer Hudson will be performing live and will also be joined on stage with Michael Buble for an amazing show...you won't want miss it!
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^ In September 2006, Hudson performed the song, "Over It," live on Fox Chicago Morning News.
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^ Jennifer Hudson joined fellow stars to volunteer their voices to a new recording of “We Are the World”, a song that will benefit Haiti.
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.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 signed with Arista.^ 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 signed with Arista.
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^ Earned four Grammy nominations for her self titled debut album, Jennifer Hudson , including Best R&B Album .
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^ She won a Grammy Award for her eponymous debut album, Jennifer Hudson, which was released in 2008 on Arista Records and soon certified gold by the RIAA. The album has sold over 700,000 copies in the US and over 1 million worldwide.
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[26] .On The Oprah Winfrey Show, Hudson announced plans to enter the studio in March 2007. Hudson said on The Tyra Banks Show, on February 23, 2007, that she just finished the first song for the album.^ This was for an award show, the first dance was just that.
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^ Hudson kept the details of the pregnancy private and never officially announced the pregnancy to the public, instead she just let her fans figure it out as she filled out.
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^ 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.
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.Hudson also recorded a song called, "Stand Up", which was available for preview on her fan website which was produced by Chicago natives Earl Powell and Herman Little III, who arranged the song.^ Hudson also recorded a song called, "Stand Up", which was available for preview on her fan website which was produced by Chicago natives Earl Powell and Herman Little III, who arranged the song.
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^ Jennifer Hudson joined fellow stars to volunteer their voices to a new recording of “We Are the World”, a song that will benefit Haiti.
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^ Description Called home to Regency London after his brother's death, Tertius Pembroke, Earl of Skylar, must marry quickly and produce an heir.
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.The power-ballad is available on the deluxe edition Hudson's self-titled album as a bonus track.^ The power-ballad is available on the deluxe edition Hudson's self-titled album as a bonus track .
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^ Earned four Grammy nominations for her self titled debut album, Jennifer Hudson , including Best R&B Album .
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^ From Examiner - "Two of the hottest performers in R&B, Jennifer Hudson and Robin Thicke , will co-headline a mega-concert… Jennifer's self-titled debut album, which included the number-one single, 'Spotlight,' was certified gold" - Read More » .
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.In November 2006, Hudson signed a record deal with Arista Records.^ Will jennifer hudson get a record deal?
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^ In November 2006, Hudson signed a record deal with Arista Records .
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^ In November of 2006, the singer/actress Jennifer Hudson signed a record deal with Arista Records.
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She released her debut album and has recently finished recording one song entitled, "Depreciate".[27]
.In January 2008 Hudson returned to the studio to record new material for her debut album.^ In January 2008 Hudson returned to the studio to record new material for her debut album.
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^ She released her debut album, Jennifer Hudson , in September of 2008.
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^ Jennifer Hudson joined fellow stars to volunteer their voices to a new recording of “We Are the World”, a song that will benefit Haiti.
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.Her label was reportedly unhappy with the direction they were sending Hudson musically and decided it would be best to scrap the older songs and instead focus on new ones.^ Her label was reportedly unhappy with the direction they were sending Hudson musically and decided it would be best to scrap the older songs and instead focus on new ones.
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^ The New York Observer described Hudson's performance of the song as, "five mellifluous, molto vibrato minutes that have suddenly catapulted Ms. Hudson...
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^ New York Times pop critic Jon Caramanica might have summed the moment up best : "For 20 years, that song has been the symbol of one of the most tumultuous and controversial periods in Madonna's life.
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.Hudson worked with Ryan Tedder and Timbaland on a number of songs.^ Hudson worked with Ryan Tedder and Timbaland on a number of songs.
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^ Though Ryan Seacrest later indicated that Hudson received a higher number of votes than any performer from a previous episode, Hudson was unceremoniously eliminated from the running.
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^ However, after a change in song choices, Hudson soon became a favorite to win, receiving the highest number of votes on one occasion.
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.Her debut single, "Spotlight" was released on June 10, 2008 and became Hudson's first top 40 hit peaking at #24 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became a top 20 hit in the UK and Turkey.^ Additionally it spawned the hit single "Spotlight".
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^ The Dreamgirls track became Hudson's first top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot Adult R&B Airplay chart on February 24, 2007.
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^ Dec 10, 2008, 9:40 GMT .

.The second single, "If This Isn't Love" followed it.^ Jennifer Hudson View In iTunes 2 Jennifer Hudson (Deluxe Edition) View In iTunes 3 If This Isn't Love - EP View In iTunes 4 Overjoyed - Single View In iTunes 5 Spotlight - Single View In iTunes 6 Spotlight, Pt.
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^ NEW VIDEO: JENNIFER HUDSON " IF THIS IS LOVE" 2009-02-12 16:11:00 Jennifer Hudson has hit us with her brand new second single " If This Is Love" Check it Out!
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^ Jennifer will be in Los Angeles next week to begin shooting a video for her next single, If It Isn’t Love, a spokesperson for her label J Records has confirmed.
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.The second single was to be released in October 2008 and was supposed to be "My Heart". After three of her family members were murdered brutally by her estranged brother-in-law, the single was rescheduled for a January, 2009 release.^ The star’s estranged brother-in-law WILLIAM BALFOUR has been charged with all three murders.
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^ Her estranged brother-in-law has been charged with their murders.
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^ Tragedy struck on October 24, 2008, when Jennifer Hudson's mother, Darnell Donerson, her brother, Jason Hudson, and her 7 year old nephew, Julian King were murdered.
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.In January her label decided that the second single would not be "My Heart" and therefore decided the second single would be released in February 2009. After much discussion, her label chose "If This Isn't Love" as the second single.^ On February 1, 2009 @ 8:05 pm Loved it .
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^ On February 1, 2009 @ 7:02 pm Loved it.
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^ January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 Blogroll .
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.The single eventually peaked at #63 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #37 on the UK Singles Chart.^ The track has also reached number 14 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, while remixes of the song have topped the Billboard' s Hot Dance Club Play chart.
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^ The Dreamgirls track became Hudson's first top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot Adult R&B Airplay chart on February 24, 2007.
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^ Her version became a MILLION SELLING SINGLE and hit the billboard music charts.
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.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.^ Pocketbook (Jennifer Hudson featuring Ludacris) .
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^ Lead single "Spotlight," a moody, midtempo groover, kicks things off and is one of the disc's highlights, along with the Timbaland-produced "Pocketbook" featuring Ludacris, and "I'm His Only Woman," a duet with Fantasia.
  • Music: Jennifer Hudson (CD) by Jennifer Hudson (Artist) 9 February 2010 14:26 UTC www.tower.com [Source type: General]

^ While a follow-up hasnt been chosen, some tracks in contention are the Timbaland-produced Pocketbook featuring Ludacris and Cant Stop the Rain, also written by Ne-Yo.
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.In May, 2009, "Pocketbook" was canceled as the third single due to negative reception from fans and critics alike.^ Maybe if she didn't oversing EVERY. SINGLE. NOTE. then Jennifer Hudson wouldn't be forced to cancel dates on her tour due to throat-related issues.
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The third single was then rescheduled as "Giving Myself" and was released on June 2, 2009 to the US.
.Her eponymous debut album, Jennifer Hudson was released on September 30, 2008 on Arista Records and was written by Ne-Yo, who co-produced along with Stargate.^ Process by Jennifer Hudson (2008, Paperback) .
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^ Jennifer Hudson is finally releasing her first Album after winning an Oscar.
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^ Hudson is releasing her debut self-titled album on Arista Records on Sept.
  • Getting Punk'd: Jennifer Hudson Engaged To Boyfriend David "Punk" Otunga - BV Buzz 9 February 2010 14:26 UTC www.bvbuzz.com [Source type: General]

Additional contributors on the album include Timbaland, Missy Elliott, Robin Thicke, Harvey Mason, Jr., Diane Warren, Earl Powell, and Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, among others.[28] .The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 with 217,000 copies in the US and opened to positive reviews.^ Billboard 200 with her debut album "Animal," shifting 152,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
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^ She won a Grammy Award for her eponymous debut album, Jennifer Hudson, which was released in 2008 on Arista Records and soon certified gold by the RIAA. The album has sold over 700,000 copies in the US and over 1 million worldwide.
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^ Next up for the singer/actress, whose self-titled CD came in at number two on the 'Billboard' Top 200 Albums chart by selling more than 217,720 units after being released on Sept.
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.As of August 2009, the album has sold 739,000 copies in the US, receiving a Gold certificiation for surpassing sales of 500,000. She has performed the song, "All Dressed in Love" for the Sex and the City soundtrack, which was released on May 27, 2008.[29] Hudson performed the national anthem at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.^ Header of Jennifer singing at the Democratic Nation Convention on August 28th.
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^ She has performed the song, "All Dressed in Love" for the Sex and the City soundtrack, which was released on May 27, 2008.
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^ Hudson, 27, will deliver the National Anthem at the Super Bowl on Feb.
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.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.^ By rss@youtube.com (tinafan80) This is a video from the Long Beach Pride Festival 2007 where Jennifer Hudson performed.
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^ Jennifer Hudson will be performing live and will also be joined on stage with Michael Buble for an amazing show...you won't want miss it!
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^ Jennifer Hudson did a great job.It was one of the best renditions I have ever heard.
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.She won the last of these and performed at the awards.^ She won the last of these and performed at the awards.
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^ She performed ‘Spotlight’ and ‘And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going’ from Dreamgirls, the film she won an Academy Award for, and pretty much stole the show with her amazing vocal talent.
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^ File:Jennifer Hudson.png Hudson performing in 2007 On February 25, 2007, she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film.
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[30]
.Hudson sang The Star-Spangled Banner at Super Bowl XLIII.^ She sang the National Anthem at the Super Bowl XLIII (video here), gave an emotional performance of ?You Pulled Me Through” at the 2009 Grammy Awards (video here) and now she is debuting a new music video for her single ?If This Isn?t ...
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^ Jennifer Hudson delivers on Super Bowl stage .
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^ Jennifer Hudson Super Bowl National Anthem Video .
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[31] .She toured the United States with Robin Thicke in 2009.[32] Recently, Hudson has suffered through a "throat fatigue" and has had to reschedule her May 16 – 19, 2009 tour dates.^ Jennifer Hudson Tickets - May 2009 .
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^ She toured the United States with Robin Thicke in 2009 [29] .
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^ Recently, Hudson has suffered through a "throat fatigue" and has had to rescheduled May 16-May 19.
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[33] She also sang "Will You Be There" at the memorial of Michael Jackson on July 7, 2009.[34]
.Hudson has also recorded "Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)," originally by Gladys Knight & the Pips, for American Idol Season 3: Greatest Soul Classics—the official American Idol album for the third season.^ American Idol: Season 03 .
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^ Hudson auditioned for the third season of American Idol , in Atlanta , Georgia .
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^ American idol and DREAMGIRLS showed us that.
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.She is featured in a duet, "The Future Ain't What It Used to Be," on Meat Loaf's Bat out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose.^ She is featured in a duet, "The Future Ain't What It Used to Be," on Meat Loaf 's Bat out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose .
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^ Featured on the song, "The Future Ain't What it Used to Be" on the Meat Loaf album Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose .
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^ Anyone who has heard Hudson sing, whether through American Idol , Dreamgirls , or even that baffling duet on Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell III , would know she is capable of carrying an album without trendy gimmickry and guest MCs.
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.She also performed the song "Easy to be Hard" on the Actors' Fund benefit recording of the musical Hair; and she is featured on Ne-Yo's second album, Because of You, on the track, "Leaving Tonight". Hudson sang "Dancing a Catchy Rhythm" with Brooke White.^ She also performed the song "Easy to be Hard" on the Actors' Fund benefit recording of the musical Hair ; and she is featured on Ne-Yo 's second album, Because of You , on the track, "Leaving Tonight".
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^ It's better written, better performed, better recorded, and better musically.
  • Turn It Up: Plant, Krauss win album of year at Grammys; Jennifer Hudson is tearful, triumphant 9 February 2010 14:26 UTC leisureblogs.chicagotribune.com [Source type: General]

^ While a follow-up hasnt been chosen, some tracks in contention are the Timbaland-produced Pocketbook featuring Ludacris and Cant Stop the Rain, also written by Ne-Yo.
  • Wait is worth it for Jennifer Hudson CD debut :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Chicago music 9 February 2010 14:26 UTC www.suntimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In September 2009 Ne-Yo told E! Online that Hudson was ready to get personel on her second studio album.^ She also performed the song "Easy to be Hard" on the Actors' Fund benefit recording of the musical Hair ; and she is featured on Ne-Yo 's second album, Because of You , on the track, "Leaving Tonight".
  • Jennifer Hudson - Idol series wiki 9 February 2010 14:26 UTC idol.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ I was pleasantly surprised by “Spotlight.” Hudson gave me a very catchy hook, with the classic Ne-Yo/StarGate feel.
  • » ♫ ALBUM REVIEW: JENNIFER HUDSON - JENNIFER HUDSON ♫ // 'CONCRETELOOP.COM' - QUALITY NOT QUANTITY 14 January 2010 15:23 UTC concreteloop.com [Source type: General]

^ NEW VIDEO: JENNIFER HUDSON " IF THIS IS LOVE" 2009-02-12 16:11:00 Jennifer Hudson has hit us with her brand new second single " If This Is Love" Check it Out!
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When probed for details he said that he might be executively producing the album. He also said "I'm pretty good at writing personal records…It starts with her idea and her thoughts." .She's gone through a lot over the last year, so she has a lot to talk about," he continues.^ "Jennifer and I went through lots of different designs, talked about it a lot and she was very open."
  • SFGate: Daily Dish : Jennifer Hudson 9 February 2010 14:26 UTC www.sfgate.com [Source type: General]

^ We’re talking about a woman who less than a year ago lost her mother, brother, and nephew in a massacre.
  • Jennifer Hudson Welcomes Son David Daniel Jr. – Celebrity Baby Blog – People.com 9 February 2010 14:26 UTC celebrity-babies.com [Source type: General]

^ After the way the past year has gone for her, this has to bring a lot of happiness to her.
  • Jennifer Hudson Welcomes Son David Daniel Jr. – Celebrity Baby Blog – People.com 9 February 2010 14:26 UTC celebrity-babies.com [Source type: General]

"She's definitely gotten stronger. The things that she's gone through and for her to still be upbeat and happy, it's amazing."[35].
.Hudson will be doing a Christmas special on ABC in December 2009 called Jennifer Hudson: I'll Be Home for Christmas.^ Jennifer Hudson Tickets - May 2009 .
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^ Jennifer Hudson @ 2010 Grammys Home .
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^ Jennifer Hudson Tickets - April 2009 .
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.She will relive her childhood Christmases with musical performances filmed at her favorite locations in her native Chicago.^ Musical performances will be filmed on location throughout [...
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^ Jennifer Hudson: I’ll Be Home for Christmas, airing tonight at 8 PM ET on ABC, features musical performances shot on location in Hudson’s native Chicago.
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^ The show, filmed at New York's Brooklyn Academy of Music, also featured performances from singers India.Arie, Martina McBride and Sheryl Crow.
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.Hudson will also visit family members, friends and other childhood influences during the broadcast, ABC announced.^ Jennifer Hudson, who won an Academy Award for best supporting actress in 2007 for her role in “Dreamgirls, was in Chicago with her family during the weekend, her sister said.
  • Jennifer Hudson asks public to help find nephew, 7 | Celebrity Mound 9 February 2010 14:26 UTC www.celebritymound.com [Source type: General]

^ William Balfour has been arrested as a suspect in the murders of two members of Oscar winning actress Jennifer Hudson's family.

^ October was a really busy month for Keith and I with family reunions and a visit to see our new baby niece, Anna Rene’ Hudson !
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[36]
On January 22, 2010, Hudson appeared on the telethon "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", performing the Beatles' "Let it Be". The telecast generated $61 million in donations as of January 26, 2010.[37]
.On February 1, 2010 Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie planned to organize a re-recording of "We Are the World" on January 28, 2010 — the 25th anniversary of the original recording of the song.^ January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 Blogroll .
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^ A new version of the track was recorded yesterday, overseen by Lionel Richie, Quincy Jones and Lady Gaga 's producer, RedOne.
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^ February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 Blogroll .
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.However, due to the devastation caused by the magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010, these plans were postponed.^ January 10th, 2010 12:23 am .
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.The new version was recorded on February 1, 2010 and will feature many artists such as Brandy, Gladys Knight, Toni Braxton and many more.^ Bill O'Reilly Interviews Jon Stewart Part 1 of 3 10:02 February 03, 2010 News & Politics .
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^ February 2, 2010 Topics: Music News Celebrities: Fergie Jennifer Hudson Jonas Brothers Kanye West Vince Vaughn 33 Comments Jonas Brothers , Pink, Kanye West & other top artists remake “We Are The World” to benefit Haiti.
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[38]

Personal life

.Hudson began dating James Payton in 1999, when she was eighteen.^ Hudson began dating James Payton in 1999, when she was eighteen.
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.They were both from Chicago.^ They were both from Chicago .
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.When asked if they had any plans to marry, Hudson declared that, "We are happy with the place we are right now, but perhaps we will tie the knot someday.^ When asked if they had any plans to marry, Hudson declared that, "We are happy with the place we are right now, but perhaps we will tie the knot someday.
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^ They are planning to get married sometime this year.
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^ Whatever seats fit your budget, you can find great DAR Constitution Hall Jennifer Hudson tickets right now!
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.One thing's for sure, I definitely won't be popping the question!"^ One thing's for sure, I definitely won't be popping the question!"
  • Jennifer Hudson - Idol series wiki 9 February 2010 14:26 UTC idol.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ I’m sure they’ll be inducted into the “Pop fluff that no one likes to admit that they listen to Hall of Fame” sometime soon.
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^ Mistakes are one thing..we fall down and we get up…but true questions do not willfully disobey what God has said.
  • Jennifer Hudson Debuts Her Baby! | Showbiz Spy - celebrity news, rumors & gossip 14 January 2010 15:23 UTC www.showbizspy.com [Source type: Original source]

[39] The couple separated in late 2007.
.Hudson met David Otunga (who appeared as "Punk" from I Love New York 2), a Harvard Law graduate.^ Hudson met David Otunga (who appeared as "Punk" from I Love New York 2 ), a Harvard Law graduate.
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^ Hudson is engaged to Harvard law grad David Otunga , better known as Punk from I Love New York 2 .
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^ I often wondered why David was ever on the I Love New York show.
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[40][41] .On September 12, 2008, Hudson's 27th birthday, Otunga proposed marriage.^ Hudson and Otunga got engaged last september.
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^ Jennifer Hudson's birthday proposal .

^ December 05, 2008 11:12:59 Jennifer Hudson's Estranged In-Law Officially Charged With Murder .
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[42] .The couple had dated for less than one year and the news was met with apprehension by her fans.^ This engagement to Otunga (also from Chicago) comes after less than a year of dating.
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^ The couple had not even been dating for six months and the news was met with apprehension by her family.
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^ May 15, 2009 Topics: Couples Music News TV News Celebrities: Jennifer Hudson 16 Comments J. Hud rocks out on the plaza with one lucky fan for the Today show’s summer concert series.
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.Otunga accompanied Hudson throughout Spring and Autumn 2008 on various promotional events for her films, as well as debut album.^ She released her debut album, Jennifer Hudson , in September of 2008.
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^ Earned four Grammy nominations for her self titled debut album, Jennifer Hudson , including Best R&B Album .
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^ She won a Grammy Award for her eponymous debut album, Jennifer Hudson, which was released in 2008 on Arista Records and soon certified gold by the RIAA. The album has sold over 700,000 copies in the US and over 1 million worldwide.
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.In November 2008,[43] he started training to become a professional wrestler and is currently wrestling for WWE NXT,under the name David Otunga.^ Jennifer is currently on tour in the U.S. featuring Robin Thicke, and David is in Florida training to become a professional wrestler.
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^ (November 2009) Gave birth to a boy, David Daniel Otunga Jr. (August 10, 2009) Performed Will You Be There at Michael Jackson's memorial.
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^ Has the recession brought David Otunga "AKA" Dawson Alexander" (wrestling name) to this.
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[44] In August 2009, Hudson gave birth to her first child with Otunga; a boy named David Daniel Otunga Jr.[45]
.Hudson owns three Pomeranian dogs named Dreamgirl, Oscar and Grammy.^ Jennifer Hudson named her dogs after her awards.

^ Incidentally, Hudson’s dogs are named Oscar and Grammy, after the awards she’s won.
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^ Now comes word that Grammy- and Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson is considering selling the Englewood home where her mother and brother were slain in October 2008.
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[46]

Family murders

.On October 24, 2008, Hudson's 57-year-old mother, Darnell Donnerson, and the singer's 29-year-old brother, Jason, were found shot to death inside the Chicago home Donnerson shared with Hudson's elder sister, Julia.^ Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson's mother and brother were shot dead in Hudson's mother's home in Chicago, Illinois.

^ Jason Hudson (found shot dead on October 24, 2008) .
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^ Tragedy struck on October 24, 2008, when Jennifer Hudson's mother, Darnell Donerson, her brother, Jason Hudson, and her 7 year old nephew, Julian King were murdered.
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[47] .An AMBER Alert was issued for Hudson's 7-year-old nephew, Julian King, after Hudson's sister, Julia, reported him missing.^ Jason was murdered on Friday, the same day 7-year-old Julian was reported missing.

^ Jennifer’s seven year old nephew, Julian King, was declared missing at the same time .
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^ Julia Hudson is Julian's mother and the sister of Jennifer Hudson.
  • Jennifer Hudson identifies body of nephew :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Metro & Tri-State 9 February 2010 14:26 UTC www.suntimes.com [Source type: General]

[48][49]
.Later that day, Chicago police arrested a suspect, William Balfour, 27, the estranged husband of Hudson's sister Julia, but he was not charged with the crime.^ The estranged husband of Hudson's sister Julia, William Balfour, has pleaded not guilty to charges of first degree murder and home invasion.
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^ Police still have suspect William Balfour in custody .
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^ William Balfour arrested, suspect in Hudson family double murders .

[50] .Balfour was on parole and had spent nearly seven years in prison for attempted murder, vehicular hijacking and possession of a stolen vehicle.^ He served nearly seven years in prison.
  • Jennifer Hudson identifies body of nephew :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Metro & Tri-State 9 February 2010 14:26 UTC www.suntimes.com [Source type: General]

^ He has served 7 years in prison for attempted murder.
  • Jennifer Hudson's Mother & Brother Found Dead | Dlisted 14 January 2010 15:23 UTC dlisted.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Balfour is on parole and spent nearly seven years in prison for attempted murder , vehicular hijacking and possession of a stolen vehicle.
  • Jennifer Hudson - Idol series wiki 9 February 2010 14:26 UTC idol.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.The Illinois Department of Corrections' records revealed one of Balfour's addresses to be the home where Donnerson and Jason Hudson were murdered.^ Tragedy struck on October 24, 2008, when Jennifer Hudson's mother, Darnell Donerson, her brother, Jason Hudson, and her 7 year old nephew, Julian King were murdered.
  • Jennifer Hudson Tickets - Jennifer Hudson Dates, Jennifer Hudson Events 14 January 2010 15:23 UTC www.ticketnetwork.com [Source type: General]

^ Balfour, 27, is considered a parole violator for being named a person of interest in the murders, said Januari Smith of the Illinois Department of Corrections.
  • Jennifer Hudson identifies body of nephew :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Metro & Tri-State 9 February 2010 14:26 UTC www.suntimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson's mother and brother were shot dead in Hudson's mother's home in Chicago, Illinois.

[51]
.Three days later, on October 27, 2008, the dead body of a young boy was found inside a 1994 Chevrolet Suburban parked on a street in Chicago's West Side area.^ The body of a boy was found in a vehicle on the West Side this morning.
  • jenniferhudson coverage by Chicagoist 14 January 2010 15:23 UTC chicagoist.com [Source type: General]

^ Mos - October 27, 2008 3:15 AM .
  • The Superficial - Jennifer Hudson offers $100,000 reward for missing nephew 14 January 2010 15:23 UTC thesuperficial.com [Source type: General]

^ October 27, 2008 9:50 AM .
  • The Superficial - Jennifer Hudson offers $100,000 reward for missing nephew 14 January 2010 15:23 UTC thesuperficial.com [Source type: General]

The license plate and the vehicle's description matched that given in the AMBER Alert.[52][53] .The FBI confirmed the body was that of Julian King.^ The medical examiner positively identified the body found in the Chevrolet Suburban as Julian King, Chicago Police Superintendent...
  • Jennifer Hudson Videos - Boxxet 14 January 2010 15:23 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Huffington Post ] Although the body has not been identified, sources close to the investigation believe it is Julian King, Jennifer Hudson’s nephew.
  • Jennifer Hudson | The Frisky 14 January 2010 15:23 UTC www.thefrisky.com [Source type: General]

^ Click to enlarge image The identity of a body found in the backseat of an SUV on the West Side this morning has been confirmed as Julian King, the 7-year-old nephew of actress Jennifer Hudson.
  • Jennifer Hudson identifies body of nephew :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Metro & Tri-State 9 February 2010 14:26 UTC www.suntimes.com [Source type: General]

[54] Autopsy reports released on October 29, 2008 from the Cook County Medical Examiner's office indicated that Julian King's death was due to "multiple gunshot wounds".[55]
.A gun found in a West Side vacant lot was confirmed to be the murder weapon by Chicago police Superintendent Jody Weis on October 31, 2008. The gun belonged to Jason Hudson and had been missing for several months.^ Jennifer Hudson Jody Weis michael metter murder .
  • jenniferhudson coverage by Chicagoist 14 January 2010 15:23 UTC chicagoist.com [Source type: General]

^ The baby's birth will mark a fresh start for Hudson following the brutal murders of her mother, brother and nephew in her native Chicago last October.
  • SFGate: Daily Dish : Jennifer Hudson 9 February 2010 14:26 UTC www.sfgate.com [Source type: General]

^ The medical examiner positively identified the body found in the Chevrolet Suburban as Julian King, Chicago Police Superintendent...
  • Jennifer Hudson Videos - Boxxet 14 January 2010 15:23 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[56]
Funeral services for the three victims were held on November 3 followed by a private service at Chicago's South Side Apostolic Church of God on November 10.
.Hudson's family announced a foundation for families of murder victims.^ Jennifer Hudson's family murdered .

^ Jennifer Hudson's family murder latest .

^ Jennifer Hudson is setting up a foundation for families of murder victims.

.The Hudson-King Foundation for Families of Slain Victims was named in honor of Hudson's mother, brother and nephew.^ In late 2008, Hudson's mother, brother, and nephew were killed in a shooting.
  • Jennifer Hudson 14 January 2010 15:23 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Mother, brother of Jennifer Hudson slain in home shooting .

^ Jennifer Hudson is setting up a foundation for families of murder victims.

[57]
.Because he had not yet been officially charged with the murders, Balfour appeared without an attorney at a thirty-five minute parole violation hearing on November 10, 2008; the hearing decision was that he was believed to have violated parole and should be held in custody until a December 3 hearing before the full Illinois Prisoner Review Board.^ Because he had not yet been charged, Balfour appeared at a thirty-five minute parole hearing, on November 10, 2008, without an attorney; the hearing decision was that he was believed to have violated parole and should be held until a December 3 hearing before the full Illinois Prisoner Review Board [51] [52] [53] .
  • Jennifer Hudson - Idol series wiki 9 February 2010 14:26 UTC idol.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ He was being held on suspicion of parole violation.
  • Jennifer Hudson | The Fab Life - Celebrity Gossip and Entertainment News | TFL Scandalist 14 January 2010 15:23 UTC scandalist.thefablife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Monday, November 10, 2008 .

[58][59][60] [61][62][63]
Jennifer Hudson sings National Anthem at Super Bowl XLIII
.Balfour became the prime suspect on December 1, 2008, and was transferred into police custody.^ Police still have suspect William Balfour in custody .
  • jenniferhudson coverage by Chicagoist 14 January 2010 15:23 UTC chicagoist.com [Source type: General]

^ Authorities believe he's been taken across state lines , but the murder suspect in custody, William Balfour, is refusing to cooperate with law enforcement .
  • The Superficial - Jennifer Hudson offers $100,000 reward for missing nephew 14 January 2010 15:23 UTC thesuperficial.com [Source type: General]

^ William Balfour, the "person of interest" in the Hudson murders, will remain in police custody.
  • jenniferhudson coverage by Chicagoist 14 January 2010 15:23 UTC chicagoist.com [Source type: General]

.A police department spokesperson said, "He is awaiting formal charges for three counts of murder.^ A police department spokesperson said, "He is awaiting formal charges for three counts of murder.
  • Jennifer Hudson - Idol series wiki 9 February 2010 14:26 UTC idol.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Balfour, 27, is considered a parole violator for being named a person of interest in the murders, said Januari Smith of the Illinois Department of Corrections.
  • Jennifer Hudson identifies body of nephew :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Metro & Tri-State 9 February 2010 14:26 UTC www.suntimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Sources said police were hoping to find the body before charging him.
  • Jennifer Hudson identifies body of nephew :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Metro & Tri-State 9 February 2010 14:26 UTC www.suntimes.com [Source type: General]

.There likely will be a press conference once there are formal charges against him."^ There likely will be a press conference once there are formal charges against him ."
  • Jennifer Hudson - Idol series wiki 9 February 2010 14:26 UTC idol.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ And on Botox, she reports, "I was in a press conference once, and someone says, 'So, I can tell you've never had Botox!'
  • Latest Pictures of Jennifer Hudson > New, Latest Photos Shoot : pics @ Platinum-Celebs.com 14 January 2010 15:23 UTC www.platinum-celebs.com [Source type: General]

[64][65][66] .Balfour was officially charged with three counts of first degree murder, one count of home invasion and was denied bail.^ The actress's estranged brother-in-law is formally charged with three counts of murder and one count of home invasion .
  • Jennifer Hudson: News & Videos about Jennifer Hudson - CNN.com 14 January 2010 15:23 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ Balfours mother has denied Balfour was at the home that day.
  • Jennifer Hudson identifies body of nephew :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Metro & Tri-State 9 February 2010 14:26 UTC www.suntimes.com [Source type: General]

^ The estranged brother-in-law of singer and actress Jennifer Hudson was indicted Tuesday on three counts of murder, according to the Cook County, Illinois, prosecutor's office.
  • Jennifer Hudson: News & Videos about Jennifer Hudson - CNN.com 14 January 2010 15:23 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: General]

[67] .Balfour was indicted for the murders on December 30, 2008 and in a January 27, 2009 court appearance pleaded not guilty.^ Ashleyln16 • Apr 27, 2009 at 2:30 am .
  • Jennifer Hudson duets with Jennifer Holiday | CelebTV.com - Celebrity Blog 9 February 2010 14:26 UTC www.celebtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ December 15th, 2009 1:27 pm .
  • Jennifer Hudson’s ABC Christmas special | American Idol 14 January 2010 15:23 UTC blogs.ajc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Balfour, 27, is considered a parole violator for being named a person of interest in the murders, said Januari Smith of the Illinois Department of Corrections.
  • Jennifer Hudson identifies body of nephew :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Metro & Tri-State 9 February 2010 14:26 UTC www.suntimes.com [Source type: General]

[68][69]
.On February 1, 2009, Hudson made her first public appearance since the murders, singing[70] the Star-Spangled Banner at Super Bowl XLIII.^ Jennifer Hudson to sing national anthem at Super Bowl .
  • Jennifer Hudson - Blogrunner 14 January 2010 15:23 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ Jennifer Hudson's Super Bowl return .

^ On February 1, 2009, Hudson made her first public appearance since the murders, singing [61] the Star-Spangled Banner at Super Bowl XLIII .
  • Jennifer Hudson - Idol series wiki 9 February 2010 14:26 UTC idol.wikia.com [Source type: General]

[71]

Discography

Filmography

Hudson has appeared in the following film releases:[72]
Year Film Role Notes
2006 Dreamgirls Effie White Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
National Board of Review Award for Best Female Breakthrough Performance
Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture
ShoWest Female Star of Tomorrow
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture
BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
2008 Sex and the City Louise
The Secret Life of Bees Rosaleen Daise Nominated- BET Award for Best Actress
2009 Fragments Kathy Archenault
2010 Winnie Winnie Mandela

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Result
2006 ShoWest Female Star of Tomorrow – Dreamgirls Won
Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Dreamgirls Won
National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Best Female Breakthrough Performance – Dreamgirls Won
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress – Dreamgirls Nominated
New York Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actress – Dreamgirls Won
New York Film Critics Online Best Supporting Actress – Dreamgirls Won
Breakthrough Performer – Dreamgirls Won
Hollywood Life Awards Breakthrough of the Year – Dreamgirls Won
Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actress – Dreamgirls Won
Washington, DC Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress – Dreamgirls Won
Best Breakthrough Performance – Dreamgirls Won
African-American Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress – Dreamgirls Won
Palm Springs International Film Festival Breakthrough Performance – Dreamgirls Won
Las Vegas Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress – Dreamgirls Won
Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Pauline Kael Breakout – Dreamgirls Won
Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Award Breakout Performance – Dreamgirls Won
2007 The National Society of Film Critics Best Supporting Actress – Dreamgirls Nominated
St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Awards Best Supporting Actress – Dreamgirls Won
Austin Film Critics Association Breakout Artist – Dreamgirls Won
Broadcast Film Critics Awards Best Supporting Actress – Dreamgirls Won
Golden Globe Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture – Dreamgirls Won
Screen Actors Guild Best Supporting Actress – Dreamgirls Won
Best Ensemble in a Motion Picture – Dreamgirls Nominated
NAACP Image Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Movie – Dreamgirls Won
British Academy of Film and Television Awards Actress in a Supporting Role – Dreamgirls Won
Central Ohio Film Critics Awards Best Supporting Actress – Dreamgirls Won
Black Reel Awards Best Supporting Actress – Dreamgirls Won
Best Breakthrough Performance – Dreamgirls Won
Academy Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role – Dreamgirls Won
Soul Train Awards Sammy Davis Jr. Award for Entertainer of the Year – Dreamgirls Won
MTV Movie Awards Best Performance – Dreamgirls Nominated
BET Awards Best Female R&B Artist Nominated
Best Actress – Dreamgirls Won
Best New Artist Won
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress: Drama – Dreamgirls Won
Choice Movie Actress (Breakout) – Dreamgirls Nominated
2008 Vibe Music Awards VHollywood Award Nominated
Black Reel Awards Best Actress – The Secret Life of Bees Nominated
Best Ensemble – The Secret Life of Bees Nominated
2009 Grammy Awards Best R&B Album – Jennifer Hudson Won
Best R&B Female Vocal Performance – Spotlight Nominated
Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals – I'm His Only Woman featuring Fantasia Nominated
Best R&B Song – Spotlight Nominated
NAACP Image Awards Outstanding New Artist Won
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Movie – The Secret Life of Bees Nominated
Outstanding Female Artist Nominated
Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration – I'm His Only Woman featuring Fantasia Won
Outstanding Music Video – Spotlight Nominated
Outstanding Song – Spotlight Nominated
Outstanding Album – Jennifer Hudson Won
BET Awards Best Female R&B Artist Nominated
Best Actress – The Secret Life of Bees Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Music: R&B Artist Nominated
Choice Music: R&B Track – If This Isn't Love Nominated
Soul Train Awards Best R&B/Soul Female Artist Nominated
Song of the Year – "Spotlight" Nominated
People's Choice Awards Favorite R&B Artist Nominated

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Rachel Weisz
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
2006
Succeeded by
Tilda Swinton
Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
2006
Succeeded by
Cate Blanchett
Preceded by
Chaka Khan (Funk This)
Grammy Award for Best R&B Album (Jennifer Hudson)
2009
Succeeded by
BLACKsummers'night
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Jennifer Hudson
File:Jennifer Hudson - Chicago Theatre
Hudson with her Oscar in Chicago, where it was declared "Jennifer Hudson Day", March 6, 2007
Background information
Birth name Jennifer Kate Hudson
Born September 12, 1981 (1981-09-12) (age 29)
Origin Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genres R&B, soul, pop
Occupations Singer–songwriter, actress, model
Instruments Vocals
Years active since 2004
Labels Arista, J
Website www.jenniferhudson.com

Jennifer Kate Hudson (born September 12, 1981) is an Academy Award-winning American singer and actress. She gained fame on American Idol. She is the most successful American Idol contestant who did not win, as she only came to fame in 2006, yet already has won numerous awards. She went on to star as Effie White in the 2006 motion picture musical Dreamgirls and on awards including an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, and a SAG Award. She is native to Chicago, Illinois. She is often called the new generation Aretha Franklin due to her deep ranges in singing and maintaining those ranges for so long. Hudson is married to WWE professional wrestler, David Otunga.


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