New Music: Jennifer Hudson – ‘Where You At’

Jennifer Hudson

An excited Jennifer Hudson broadcasted live from her home earlier today to premiere “Where You At,” the first single off her sophomore album I Remember Me (March 22). Poised at a piano with a Grammy sitting on top, J-Hud grooved as the song played, taking time after to field questions from fans and bounce her son David Otunga Jr. on her knee.

The ballad, written by R. Kelly and produced by Harvey Mason Jr., begins with a rolling drumbeat and an inspiring piano melody. The tune puts the songstress on the defense, admonishing a lover for ditching her when they were supposed to meet up. “Thought you were my hero/ But as it turns out you a no-show,” she wails, elongating the note before shifting into a dramatic key change.

The Oscar winner, who revealed collaborations with Alicia Keys (“I Need Love”) and Ne-Yo (“Why Is It So Hard”), shared her excitement about the new single. “This song to me is like what I always wanted to do vocally,” she explained. “As an aspiring writer, just the subject of it means so much to me. It’s simple and it’s something we say every day.”

Jennifer claims that the 12-track album, which will include a gospel song, will have something for everyone. “We got some good uptempos for you. It’s a bit of everything,” she said. “I think this album brings all of that to the table. I was allowed to be far more involved in the recording process and the song selection. And this time, I only recorded what I loved. If I didn’t like it, I was not putting my vocals on that song.”

Listen to “Where You At” in its entirety below.



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30 Comments

  1. Kwayzee

    She Lost Tooooo Much Weight !!

    #Team Minaj

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  2. dsf

    I love it!

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  3. RAH RAH

    You can hear the difference, in her voice, now that’s she slim! Still powerful tho! & she looks good!

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  4. mb

    I like the song, but something about the “Where You At”? bothers me, it’s ghetto lol…

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  5. omg!

    loveeeeeee it! welcome back miss hudson =)

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  6. jeremydante

    love this song, r. kelly knows how to make a classic R&B record. high hopes for this album.

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  7. arisea

    This song is amaaazin!!…And her losing the weight makes me love her more she is a really beautiful person. I will always support good music.

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  8. Yeah

    it alright…cool

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  9. Rosewood

    Her vocals are flawless. Good song.

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  10. Brown Sugar

    Luv it!

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  11. JamesBrown

    She nails it. Love Jhud.

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  12. youdontneedtoknow

    dont like it AT ALL! I expect something bigger from her!

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  13. mike

    such a snooze fest, she can do much better than this R.Kelly outdated as hell rejected song

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  14. jeremydante

    how the fuck does her losing the weight make you love her more- like her vocals were any less great when she was bigger?! (@arisea)

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  15. FutureLoveSex

    Love the song. A nice R&B track and I agree with Jeremy R.Kelly really knows how to write a great R&B track. This song will do well on the R&B stations

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  16. KJW22

    You can hear the difference since she lost weight? Fa real? Ok. Anyway, good comeback J-Hud. I sense more Grammy & Oscar nominations coming your way w/ this new CD & the Mandela movie on its way out. Look out ya’ll.

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  17. HUDMAN

    SHEEEEEEEES BACK! AND IT IS ALL THAT! THANK YOU MISS JENNIFER FOR SOME REAL MUSIC! CAN’T WAIT FOR YOUR ALBUM TO DROP!WILLBE BUYING A HUNDRED OF THEM ON THE FIRST DAY!

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  18. jonNbk

    @RAH RAH! umm just because she lost weight doesn’t mean she can sing any lesser imma gonna need you to not say dumb comments like that ever again! THANKS

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  19. norma

    I love it! I can not wait for my pre-ordered copy to come in. Jennifer Hudson is back and she is putting it down the right way. Love love love her new song.

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  20. Leon

    She’s a rather dull vocalist.

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  21. Big Man

    Wow!That song is GREAT!

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  22. Tiffany

    Leon, I agree…it’s one tone, no falsetto, nothing that adds dimension to the song or her voice. I’m not feeling soul power ballads and her yelling. =/

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  23. Emily

    great R&B singer!!!
    with the most powerful voice!!

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  24. NICHOLAS EDGEWORTH

    I LOVE IT SOUNDS AMAZING NEED TO TELL THE HATERS BE QUIET

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  25. eric

    It’s interesting how everyone loves the song including me except for a few. Everyone is entitled to his/her own opinion, but again, it’s quite interesting how some not only dislike the song but seem to personally want to attack her or R. Kelly. “Everyone is a critic.”

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  26. LD

    Nothing less than outstanding!!!! Great song. Good lyric.

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