Jennifer Hudson

Jun
3
Drake, Lil Wayne, Usher, & Pharrell to Perform at BET Awards

Lil Wayne and Drake

Some of the biggest names in music are coming to the BET Awards. Drake, Lil Wayne, Usher, and Pharrell Williams have been announced as performers.

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Jun
2
Rihanna Honored as Fashion Icon at CFDA Awards

Rihanna

Rihanna refuses to be censored. The risk-tasking fashionista stepped out nearly naked to the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards at New York’s Lincoln Center on Monday.

She turned heads in a sheer sparkly dress that exposed her breasts with only a nude G-string underneath. The custom-made show-stopper was designed by Adam Selman and covered with 216,000 Swarovski crystals.

Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour presented the “Stay” singer with the 2014 Fashion Icon Award. Previous honorees have included Lady Gaga, Kate Moss, Nicole Kidman, and Johnny Depp.

“Growing up fashion was a defense mechanism,” said Rihanna while accepting the honor. “As a child I remember saying: she can beat me but she can’t beat my outfit.”

Solange attended her first red carpet event since the infamous elevator video, rocking a sequined Calvin Klein dress and big hair, while Jennifer Hudson was chic in a black gown by KaufmanFranco.

See more of the stunning looks below.

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May
5
Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, & Jennifer Hudson to Play The Roots’ 4th of July Jam

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj will celebrate Independence Day in the City of Brotherly Love. The rap diva will perform at The Roots’ 4th of July Jam.

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Apr
29
Mariah Carey, Usher, & Pharrell to Perform on ‘Today’ Summer Concert Series

Mariah Carey

The biggest names in music are headed to Rockefeller Plaza. Mariah Carey, Usher, Pharrell Williams, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, and more will perform on NBC’s “Today” summer concert series.

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Apr
14
New Music: Jennifer Hudson f/ Timbaland – ‘Walk It Out’

Walk It Out

It’s a new day for Jennifer Hudson. The R&B diva switches up her sound on her Timbaland-produced single “Walk It Out,” penned by Lyrica Anderson. Following the T.I.-assisted “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel),” J-Hud gets on her “‘hood shit” and turns on the charm, even dropping a few expletives.

“I got you hypnotized / I got you staring from the look in your eyes / You wanna walk it out with me,” she sings.

The Oscar winner’s upcoming ’70s-inspired album includes contributions from Pharrell Williams, Babyface, and R. Kelly, who guests on the super-soul jam “It’s Your World.”

Take a walk on the wild side with J-Hud.

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Feb
26
Jennifer Hudson Flaunts Edgy Style in V Magazine

Jennifer Hudson

It’s a whole new J-Hud. Jennifer Hudson shows off a sexy new image to go along with her sexy new sound in the pages of V magazine’s Music Issue. The Oscar and Grammy winner rocks a BLK DNM leather jacket, suspenders, and wet hair in the edgy Terry Richardson shoot, styled by Mel Ottenberg.

In the magazine, the 32-year-old singer talks about her upcoming ’70s-inspired album, which features production from Pharrell Williams, Timbaland, and Babyface.

Tracks include the super-soul jam “It’s Your World” featuring R. Kelly and the empowerment anthem “Whatever Makes You Happy” with lyrics such as, “We don’t give a shit / We don’t EVEN give a shit.”

“Earlier in my career I was just a soloist singing other people’s songs,” said Hudson. “Now I really want to be an artist. I want to lift the people up, have fun, create a moment. I have my own visions that I want to bring to life. People think I sit in church all day or stay at home and stare at my Oscar. It’s like I’m a nun or the president or something. I realized that people don’t really know who I am. It just feels like it’s time to take the training wheels off, you know? Let them see me.”

See more pics from J-Hud’s stunning shoot below and read the full article at VMagazine.com.

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Feb
25
Mariah Carey, Tamar Braxton, & Jennifer Hudson Perform at ‘BET Honors’

Mariah Carey

The divas showed out during the 7th annual “BET Honors,” which taped earlier this month in Washington, D.C. and aired on Monday night. Mariah Carey, Tamar Braxton, Jennifer Hudson, and Janelle Monáe all blessed the stage, while this year’s honorees included Aretha Franklin, Berry Gordy, and Ice Cube.

Perched atop a piano, Mariah kicked things off with the debut television performance of her new single “You’re Mine (Eternal).”

Tamar Braxton paid tribute to Berry Gordy with a medley of Diana Ross’ “Do You Know Where You’re Going To” and “Upside Down.”

Janelle Monáe also serenaded the Motown legend with the Jackson 5′s “I Want You Back” and “ABC.”

Jennifer Hudson and Karen Clark-Sheard brought down the house during their soulful salutes to Aretha Franklin.

And the Queen of Soul herself honored the late Nelson Mandela with “A Change Is Gonna Come.”

Watch all these performances and more below.

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