Jennifer Hudson

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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Feb
17
Jennifer Hudson Performs Surprise Duet with Keith Sweat

David Otunga, Jennifer Hudson, and Keith Sweat

In honor of Valentine’s Day, Jennifer Hudson surprised for husband David Otunga by taking him to Keith Sweat’s concert at Nokia Theatre in L.A. But she too was in for a big surprise when the R&B veteran pulled her onstage for an impromptu duet. While her hubby looked on, she serenaded him with Sweat’s ’90s classic “Nobody.”

Considering she didn’t know all the lyrics, she was still able to pull off an impressive performance.

“OMG @OGKeithSweat just surprised the hell out of us @davidotunga at his concert tonight . We Will never forget it!! Only my life wow!!!” tweeted J-Hud, who is readying her Timbaland-produced single “Walk It Off.”

Watch the sweet surprise below.

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Feb
9
BET Honors: Mariah Carey Debuts New Single, Tamar Braxton & Jennifer Hudson Perform

Mariah Carey

From Aretha to Ice Cube, music’s biggest stars flocked to the nation’s capital to help celebrate African-American icons at Saturday’s taping of “BET Honors” 2014 at Warner Theatre.

Hosted by Wayne Brady, the seventh annual event honored the achievements of Aretha Franklin, Ice Cube, Berry Gordy, and others, with musical tributes from Jennifer Hudson, Tamar Braxton, Janelle Monáe, Smokey Robinson, and Karen Clarke-Sheard.

While perched on top of a piano, a cleavage-baring Mariah Carey debuted her new single “You’re Mine,” which is expected to drop later this week. After coming off stage, the pop diva received a hug from her daughter Monroe.

Tamar cozied up to husband Vincent Herbert on the red carpet and performed Diana Ross’ “Upside Down” during a tribute to Motown legend Berry Gordy.

“I can NOT lie @bethonors was just about as #EPIC as the BEST NIGht EVER!!” tweeted the “Braxton Family Values” star.

J-Hud serenaded Aretha Franklin, Ludacris saluted fellow rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube, and Janelle Monáe brought the house down with an electrifying set.

“BET Honors” will air on Monday, February 24, at 9 p.m.

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Feb
6
Mariah Carey, Tamar Braxton, & Jennifer Hudson to Perform at ‘BET Honors’

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey, Tamar Braxton, and Jennifer Hudson will help salute African-American icons at this year’s “BET Honors.”

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Jan
23
Video: Jennifer Hudson f/ T.I. – ‘I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)’

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson’s powerful pipes aren’t the only reason she’s turning heads. The R&B diva puts her best assets on display in the slick video for her Pharrell-produced single “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)” featuring T.I.

A svelte J-Hud shows off her post-Weight Watchers figure in sexy looks including a red bustier, leotard, and sunglasses as she dances alongside her shirtless male co-stars. A dapper Tip dons a tuxedo while getting treated to his own peep show.

J-Hud has been working with Timbaland, Pharrell, and R. Kelly (“It’s Your World”) on her upcoming third album.

“Some of the songs have a nice old school swag to them, but I think people will be very pleasantly surprised with this album ’cause it’s about the mood and the groove and real music,” she told Yahoo! Music of the follow-up to 2011′s I Remember Me.

See Jen strut her stuff in her sexiest video yet.

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