Jennifer Hudson

New Music: Iggy Azalea f/ Jennifer Hudson – ‘Trouble’ [Snippet]

Jennifer Hudson and Iggy Azalea

Here comes “Trouble.” After teaming up on the Pharrell-produced “He Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere” for Jennifer Hudson’s album JHUD, Iggy Azalea reconnects with the Oscar winner for her album Reclassified. Over a bouncy piano instrumental, the blonde bombshell raps about a bad boy (“A little trouble only makes for a good time”), while JHUD supplies the soulful hook.

In one week, Iggy will release Reclassified featuring five new tracks in addition to seven songs from The New Classic.

Get a taste of “Trouble” below.

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Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Top Charts, Jennifer Hudson Debuts at No. 10

Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett, and Jennifer Hudson

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett make a winning team. The duo tops the albums charts with their jazzy duets album Cheek to Cheek.

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Jennifer Hudson Talks Beyoncé, Aretha Franklin Biopic, & Marriage on ‘The Breakfast Club’

Jennifer Hudson on The Breakfast Club

Jennifer Hudson kicked off her album release week with an appearance on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” The R&B diva hit the stage to perform her single “Dangerous” and chatted about her alter ego Jones, inspired by Grace Jones, and her new album JHUD.

“It represents my person and not so much Jennifer Hudson the persona,” she said of her latest work.

On Wednesday morning, she faced the heat from Charlamagne Tha God, Angela Yee, and DJ Envy on “The Breakfast Club.” She spoke about her fiancé David Otunga (“We gon’ get married, I’m just not in no hurry”), her five-year-old son, and her weight loss.

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Jennifer Hudson, Ed Sheeran Perform on ‘America’s Got Talent’ Finale

Quintavious Johnson and Jennifer Hudson

Season 9 of “America’s Got Talent” capped off with some superstar guests including Ed Sheeran, Lenny Kravitz, Pitbull, and Jennifer Hudson.

The Grammy-winning diva brought down the house with a dazzling performance of her R. Kelly-assisted single “It’s Your World” off her new album JHUD, due out Tuesday. She then joined contestant Quintavious Johnson for a soaring duet of “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,” which brought the crowd to its feet.

While he didn’t win the competition, JHUD still praised the 12-year-old. “Quintavious is amazing ! That child can sing!!! That’s right baby , bring back the music! So proud of u!” she tweeted.

Ed Sheeran also hit the “AGT” stage with his acoustic jam “Don’t,” Pitbull performed “Fireball” with the Rockettes, and Lenny Kravitz rocked out with contestant Miguel Dakota on “American Woman.”

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Stream Jennifer Hudson’s Album ‘JHUD’


A week before its release, Jennifer Hudson has teamed up with VH1 to stream her third album JHUD in its entirety.

The 10 tracks include the Pharrell-produced single “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)” featuring T.I. and the Timbaland-produced “Walk It Out,” plus appearances from Iggy Azalea and R. Kelly.

“With this album, I feel as though you get a sense of my energy and that’s why we named it JHUD because you’re getting to know the girl and not just the public persona of Jennifer Hudson,” said Hudson of the follow-up to 2011′s I Remember Me. “I want you to know the person.”

JHUD is now available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon.

Get a first listen below.

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New Music: Jennifer Hudson f/ Iggy Azalea – ‘He Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere’

Jennifer Hudson and Iggy Azalea

Jennifer Hudson heats up the dance floor on the Pharrell-produced “He Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere,” one of the songs off her third album JHUD. The R&B diva keeps her lover satisfied on the disco-tinged number, while Iggy Azalea sets it off with a cocky verse.

“I hope it’s a song people can listen to and let the music do what it’s meant: let go of the shit that holds you back and just take a minute to dance and feel good,” Hudson told BuzzFeed.

JHUD arrives September 23 featuring contributions from T.I., Timbaland, and R. Kelly.

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Lupe Fiasco, Common, Jennifer Hudson, & Ariana Grande Perform on ‘Stand Up to Cancer’

Lupe Fiasco, Jennifer Hudson, and Common

The stars came together for a good cause during the 4th biennial “Stand Up to Cancer” event at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Friday. Celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow, Kerry Washington, and Halle Berry took the stage to help raise money to end cancer during the one-hour telethon, which aired across multiple networks.

Ariana Grande performed her ballad “My Everything” in tribute to her grandfather, who passed away of cancer in July. “Sobbed my eyes out as soon as I got back. idk how he was just here & now he’s not & I’m singing a song in his honor. sucks a lot #fuckcancer,” she tweeted.

Lupe Fiasco closed out the show with Common and Jennifer Hudson. The Chicago natives banded together to perform their fighters’ anthem “Remission” for the first time.

Common was also spotted backstage doing the Nae Nae. “Stop before you hurt someone,” JHUD told him.

All the donations received go to support collaborative cancer research programs. You can join the fight by visiting

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