Jennifer Hudson

Birth Name: 
Jennifer Kate Hudson
pop, R&B
Music Category: 
Best Known For: 

American Idol

Short bio: 

Jennifer Kate Hudson (born September 12, 1981) is an American recording artist, actress and spokesperson. She rose to fame in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of American Idol, coming in seventh place. She made her film debut in Dreamgirls (2006), which won her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, an NAACP Image Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

She won a Grammy Award for her eponymous debut album, Jennifer Hudson. Additionally, it spawned the hit single "Spotlight". Her second album, I Remember Me, was released in March 2011, and reached number two on the Billboard 200, selling 165,000 copies in its first week of release. The album was certified gold by the RIAA, for shipping over 500,000 copies in the US.

In October 2008, after Hudson's mother, brother and nephew were killed in a shooting, Hudson stepped out of the public eye for three months. 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. She also performed at the White House at the "Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement" event. Her vocal range is mezzo-soprano. Hudson has sold 1,280,000 albums and 2,237,000 tracks in the United States as of February 2012. In 2013, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Jennifer Hudson
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9601 Wilshire Blvd.
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Submitted by Ellen Shuler (not verified) on

Your rendering of this song was "simply beautiful" when you performed on last year's Kennedy Center Honors program. Won't you please consider releasing a recording of it along with others that showcase your exceptional voice rather than studio technical gimmicks that distract from it.

Best Wishes from a fan since American Idol days

Submitted by Robert King (not verified) on

Ms. Hudson,

I have been planning for the last year to see you in the Color Purple on Broadway for my birthday June 9th. However, I just read today, your last performance will be May 8th and there is no more tickets for sale before your final performance. I am one of your biggest fans. Is there any way you could get me a ticket for your finale performance? I will drive from Nashville, TN to New York just to see you perform. Desperately want to see your performance. Thanks in advance if you can assist in anyway.


Robert King

Submitted by Shareece (not verified) on

I don't want anything from you, I just want you to know how deeply appreciative I am for your talent. You inspire me, and I thank you fo your inspiration. God bless and keep you!

Submitted by tim bernstein (not verified) on

You are a beautiful person with an incredible voice. You have a very pure heart, and the purity of your heart is the reason you are a beautiful person (in and out) and the reason your voice moves my heart so much. I am addicted to your person and voice. Thank you so much for being an inspiration to me.

Submitted by Vanessa Mitchell (not verified) on

I really, really, really, really 😕 LOVE Jennifer. My husband and I watch her show daily. For myself, I've always liked her since American Idol. So proud of her , she is truly in my opinion an Icon. I'm like tearing 😢 up now. I will be 54 years old in September. If God allows . On my bucket list, includes seeing JHud.

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