Jennifer Hudson

Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson Bring ‘Uptown Funk’ to ‘The Voice’ Finale

Bruno Mars

Hot damn. After debuting “Uptown Funk” on “SNL” last month, Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars brought the funk to the season finale of “The Voice” on Tuesday. With gold rollers in his hair, Bruno and his Hooligans were stylin’ and wildin’ while busting out choreographed moves as coaches Gwen Stefani, Pharrell, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton looked on.

The top 5 hit will appear on Ronson’s upcoming album Uptown Special, due January 13. The 11 tracks, which were written and produced with Jeff Bhasker, also feature Mystikal and Stevie Wonder.

In addition to the funky bunch, Tuesday’s finale featured performances from Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, Meghan Trainor, and Jennifer Hudson, who dueted with contestant Damien on “It’s Your World.”

Watch Bruno and Ronson give it to ya.

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Jennifer Hudson, Nick Jonas Perform on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Finale

Jennifer Hudson

“Dancing With the Stars” capped off its 19th season with a dazzling performance from Jennifer Hudson. The Oscar winner showed out in all her diva glory while singing “Go All Night” with British electro duo Gorgon City.

Looking sexy in a sparkly white dress, inspired by Toni Braxton, JHUD ignited the ballroom floor with her powerful pipes.

During Tuesday’s finale, Meghan Trainor also performed a medley of “All About That Bass” and “Lips Are Movin,” while a dapper Nick Jonas hit the outdoor stage to sing his seductive single “Jealous” accompanied by two ballroom dancers.

Check out the performances below.

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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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