Jennifer Hudson


Jennifer Kate Hudson (born September 12, 1981), also known by her nickname J.Hud, is an American singer and actress. Throughout her career, she has received various accolades for her works in recorded music, film, television, and theater. Hudson became the youngest woman and second black woman to receive all four of the major American entertainment awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony (EGOT). She also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2013. Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2020.Hudson rose to fame in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of American Idol, placing seventh. She made her film debut as Effie White in the musical Dreamgirls (2006), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, becoming the youngest African-American to win in a competitive acting category. After signing to Arista Records, Hudson released her self-titled debut studio album in 2008, which was certified Gold in the US and the UK, and won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album.

Hudson's subsequent studio albums, I Remember Me (2011) and JHUD (2014), both charted within the top ten of the Billboard 200, with the former also being certified Gold in the US. Meanwhile, her other acting roles include the films Sex and the City (2008), The Secret Life of Bees (2008), Winnie Mandela (2011), Black Nativity (2013), Sing (2016), Cats (2019) and Respect (2021), the television shows Smash (2012), Empire (2015) and Confirmation (2016), and her Broadway debut with the musical The Color Purple. Hudson also contributed as a coach on the UK and the US version of The Voice from 2017 up to 2019, becoming the first female coach to win the former.


June 16, 2022

Here’s When Jennifer Hudson’s Daytime Talk Show Will Premiere

A trio of 'Ellen' producers will serve as showrunners for 'The Jennifer Hudson Show.'

June 16, 2022

Jennifer Hudson Reveals Premiere Date for New Daytime Talk Show

The Jennifer Hudson Show arrives on the singer's birthday, September 12

June 15, 2022

Jennifer Hudson Celebrates Becoming an EGOT Winner: ‘Look What God Can Do’

The multi-hyphenate earned her first Tony Award for producing best musical winner 'A Strange Loop.'

June 13, 2022

Jennifer Hudson Becomes an EGOT | Billboard News

With her Tony win, Jennifer Hudson is the third-youngest person to ever EGOT.

June 13, 2022

Jennifer Hudson Completes EGOT After ‘A Strange Loop’ Wins Tony for Best Musical

The 'American Idol' alum completed the rarest of achievements on Sunday, when 'A Strange Loop' won Best Musical at the 75th annual Tony Awards.

June 13, 2022

Jennifer Hudson Becomes an EGOT

At 40 years and nine months, Hudson is the third-youngest person to EGOT.

February 27, 2022

Jennifer Hudson, Will Smith Win Big at 2022 NAACP Image Awards: Full List of Winners

Hudson's two awards make up for her disappointing showing in the Oscar nominations.

February 23, 2022

Kristen Stewart, Jared Leto, Jennifer Hudson & More Take on Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Drivers License’: Watch

Some major stars got behind the wheel for W's latest Lyrical Improv.

January 18, 2022

H.E.R. Is the Top Music Nominee for 2022 NAACP Image Awards

Jennifer Hudson, Lil Nas X, Megan Thee Stallion, Regina King and Tiffany Haddish are vying for entertainer of the year.

January 13, 2022

Robert Glasper Readies New Album Black Radio III, Enlists Killer Mike for New Song: Listen

“Black Superhero” also features Big K.R.I.T. and BJ the Chicago Kid, while Q-Tip, Jennifer Hudson, and Ty Dolla Sign appear on the album

January 12, 2022

Lady Gaga, Jared Leto & More Music Stars Are 2022 SAG Awards Nominees

Two portrayals of Aretha Franklin are nominated. Both Jennifer Hudson and Cynthia Erivo were honored for playing the Queen of Soul.

January 6, 2022

Jennifer Hudson, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis & More to Be Honored at 2022 Urban One Honors

Writer/producer Timbaland, gospel singer Tasha Cobbs Leonard and Philly Soul masterminds Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff will also be honored.

December 13, 2021

Golden Globes 2022 Nominations: Lady Gaga, Alana Haim, Beyoncé, and More

Billie Eilish and Finneas, Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead, Carole King, Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia, Erivo, and Hans Zimmer have also received 2022 nominations

November 23, 2021

Jennifer Hudson surprises street performer for ‘Hallelujah’ performance

"Yal know that's my favourite song!" The post Jennifer Hudson surprises street performer for ‘Hallelujah’ performance appeared first on NME.

November 11, 2021

Jennifer Hudson, Chris Stapleton Bring Down the House at 2021 CMA Awards

Respect star and country hero team up for medley of "Night Life" and "You Are My Sunshine"

November 11, 2021

Jennifer Hudson Brings Aretha’s Country Side to 2021 CMAs

Jennifer Hudson brought Aretha Franklin's country side to the 2021 CMAs.

October 31, 2021

Jennifer Hudson Stuns With Virtuosic ‘Natural Woman’ During Carole King’s Rock Hall Induction

King also performed her Tapestry classic "You've Got a Friend" with session vets Danny Kortchmar, Leland Sklar, and Russ Kunkel

October 31, 2021

Rock Hall 2021: Watch Jennifer Hudson Cover Aretha Franklin’s “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”

Hudson performed the tribute in honor of Carole King’s induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

October 31, 2021

Rock Hall 2021: Watch Taylor Swift Perform Carole King’s “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?”

Jennifer Hudson also performed at the 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in tribute to King

October 19, 2021

BTS, Jonas Brothers & More Give Credit to Their Collaborators in Recording Academy Campaign

BTS, Jennifer Hudson, Jonas Brothers and more than 70 other artists took to social media to spotlight the teams behind some of their biggest hits as part of the Recording Academy’s Behind the Record Advocacy campaign, which launched on Oct. 15.

October 19, 2021

Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney among presenters for 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Swift and Jennifer Hudson will induct Carole King, while McCartney will induct Foo Fighters The post Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney among presenters for 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony appeared first on NME.

October 18, 2021

Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney to Present at Rock Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Swift, Jennifer Hudson, Christina Aguilera, Mickey Guyton, H.E.R., and Bryan Adams all set to perform at annual event

October 7, 2021

Jennifer Hudson’s R. Kelly Collab ‘Where You At’ Has Vanished From Streaming

Track was lead single from singer's 2011 album I Remember Me

September 13, 2021

See Jennifer Hudson Celebrate 40th Birthday With Her Own Madame Tussauds Wax Figure

Jennifer Hudson celebrated her 40th birthday on Sunday with a very special (identical) guest: her new wax figure in Madame Tussauds in New York.

September 10, 2021

Jennifer Hudson One Award Short of EGOT After Daytime Emmy Win

After winning a daytime Emmy award on Thursday (Sept. 9), Jennifer Hudson is one win away from the coveted EGOT.

August 26, 2021

Jennifer Hudson’s ‘Respect’ Soundtrack Debuts in Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales Chart

Jennifer Hudson’s soundtrack to the film "Respect" debuts at No. 6 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart (dated Aug. 28), marking the fourth top 10 on the list for the singer-actress – the entirety of her charting efforts. "Respect" is the companion album to the movie of the same name in which Hudson portrays Aretha…

August 22, 2021

New York’s ‘Homecoming’ Show: An All-Star Concert Becomes a Pandemic Metaphor

Journey, Carlos Santana, Jennifer Hudson and LL Cool J, among others, regaled 60,000 New Yorkers before a severe storm forced the concert to go into lockdown - then shut down

August 22, 2021

New York’s Central Park Homecoming Concert Closes Down Due to ‘Approaching Severe Weather’

Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Jennifer Hudson and Earth, Wind and Fire were among the big-name acts at the event designed to mark a comeback for the city hit so hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

August 21, 2021

Watch Jennifer Hudson Perform ‘Nessun Dorma’ at NYC ‘Homecoming’ Concert

Singer and 'Respect' star teams up with the New York Philharmonic for Central Park concert

August 13, 2021

Jennifer Hudson Demands ‘Respect’ on ‘Late Show,’ Talks Last Conversation With Aretha Franklin

Jennifer Hudson hit 'The Late Show' on Thursday night (August 12) to give host Stephen Colbert an Aretha Franklin singing lesson and revealed what the soul icon said in their last conversation.


Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

December 10, 2021

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RESPECT (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

August 13, 2021

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Ain't No Way

August 6, 2021

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(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman

July 16, 2021

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Here I Am (Singing My Way Home)

June 18, 2021

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Ain't No Mountain High Enough

March 5, 2021

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Memory (From The Motion Picture Soundtrack "Cats")

December 16, 2019

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I'll Fight (From "RBG" Soundtrack)

May 4, 2018

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Burden Down

December 12, 2017

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Remember Me (The Remixes)

April 28, 2017

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Remember Me

March 3, 2017

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I Run (From "Chi-Raq" Soundtrack)

November 13, 2015

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You Will (The OWN Song)

March 24, 2015

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September 23, 2014

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No One Gonna Love You Remixes

July 13, 2011

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I Remember Me

March 22, 2011

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Feeling Good

December 28, 2010

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Jennifer Hudson

September 30, 2008

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Spotlight (Johnny Vicious Radio Mix)

September 22, 2008

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Spotlight Pt. 2 (feat. Jeezy)

August 19, 2008

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Spotlight (Quentin Harris Dark Collage Extended Club Mix)

August 19, 2008

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Spotlight (Johnny Vicious Muzik Mix)

August 19, 2008

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Spotlight (Johnny Vicious Muzik Instrumental)

August 19, 2008

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Spotlight - The Remixes

July 10, 2008

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June 10, 2008

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