Jennifer Hudson is ready to return to the spotlight. The Oscar and Grammy winner will release her sophomore album I Remember Me on March 22, with the first single “Where You At” written and produced by R. Kelly.
Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Rich Harrison, Ne-Yo, and Stargate have contributed to the oft-delayed project, while the title track was co-written by OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder and is based on a poem penned by Hudson.
“I’m excited about this album because it’s almost like a renewal for me, reflected through the chapters of my life,” said the powerhouse singer in a statement. “I’ve called it I Remember Me because of the journey I’ve been on. I’ve learned that life constantly surprises you, no matter your plans. My fans have been so loyal, I feel like they have been on this journey with me and I can’t wait for them to hear the new album.”
Listen to a 30-second snippet of “Where You At” below before it premieres in full next week. “I stood there in the freezing cold/ And I waited for ya, but you never showed/ Boy where you at?” sings J-Hud, who gets stood up on the drum-heavy tune.