Jennifer Hudson

Aug
19
Jennifer Hudson Performs on ‘Today’

Jennifer Hudson

New York City woke up to the soulful sounds of Jennifer Hudson. Showing off her toned tummy in a “Strong” T-shirt, the powerhouse diva took over Rockefeller Plaza on Tuesday for the “Today” concert series, and belted out “It’s Your World,” “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,” and her brand new song “Dangerous” off her upcoming album JHUD, due September 23.

“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,” she said. “I want you to know the person.”

She worked with Timbaland and Pharrell on her third LP, which is a departure from her usual big ballads. “That’s all a part of artistry, is reinventing yourself,” she explained. “I don’t believe in being boxed in, or limits.”

In addition to her career, the Oscar and Grammy winner is busy being a mother to her five-year-old son David, who starts kindergarten this week. “I feel like I just had him!” she said.

Watch JHUD shut down the Plaza with her powerful pipes.

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Aug
19
New Music Premiere: Jennifer Hudson – ‘Dangerous’

JHUD

On September 23, Jennifer Hudson will release her third album JHUD. The follow-up to 2011′s I Remember Me has already spawned the Pharrell-produced single “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)” featuring T.I., the Timbaland-produced “Walk It Out,” and the R. Kelly duet “It’s Your World.”

Today the Oscar-winning songstress debuts the full version of “Dangerous,” one of 10 tracks off the album. JHUD rides and dies for her man on the slick midtempo, written and produced by 1985.

“I do it for the thrill, even if it kills / Dangerous, you make me feel dangerous,” she sings.

Earlier today, she performed the song live on “Today.” She will also take the stage on CBS’ “Fashion Rocks” on September 9.

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

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Aug
11
Jennifer Hudson Reveals ‘JHUD’ Album Cover, Release Date

JHUD

Mark your calendars. Jennifer Hudson has set a release date for her third album JHUD.

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Jul
3
Jennifer Hudson Announces New Album ‘JHUD’

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson has chosen a simple, yet fitting title for her third album.

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Jul
1
New Music: Jennifer Hudson f/ R. Kelly – ‘It’s Your World’

Jennifer Hudson and R. Kelly

After debuting the song at Sunday’s BET Awards, Jennifer Hudson drops the studio version of her new single “It’s Your World.” The Oscar-winning songstress shows just how far she’ll go for her man on the disco-soul duet, which features R. Kelly.

“It’s your world / Boy, if you ask it shall be given,” she sings, while Kellz gives his heart and his car to the love of his life.

J-Hud has also previewed 90-second snippets of two new songs off her upcoming album called “Dangerous” and “He Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere.”

Get into the groove.

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Jun
29
Jennifer Hudson Debuts ‘It’s Your World’ at BET Awards

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson showcased her new music and her hot body at the BET Awards. Wearing a tight black dress, the R&B diva strut down the aisle of the Nokia Theatre to her single “Walk It Out” before making her way to the stage.

After getting hands-on with hunky male model David McIntosh, she debuted her new disco-soul jam “It’s Your World,” which features R. Kelly.

Watch J-Hud slay the stage and listen to her new song here.

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Jun
27
Jermaine Dupri, Ne-Yo Honored at ASCAP Awards

Bow Wow, JD, and Usher

The stars came out to salute Jermaine Dupri, Ne-Yo, and Mike WiLL Made-It during the 27th Annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards at the Beverly Hilton on Thursday night.

Following previous recipients Alicia Keys, Jay Z, and Pharrell, Ne-Yo was honored with the ASCAP Golden Note Award. The R&B hitmaker received a star-studded musical tribute from Mario, who performed his Ne-Yo-penned No. 1 single “Let Me Love You,” while Jennifer Hudson serenaded him with “Spotlight” and “Why Is It So Hard.”

“I’m back in the studio,” Ne-Yo told the crowd while accepting the award. “I got some more songs to write, I got some more music to put out there. I’ma make myself worthy of this.”

Mike WiLL Made-It received Songwriter of the Year for his plethora of hits including “Bandz a Make Her Dance,” “Pour It Up,” “Bugatti,” and “Body Party.” Rae Sremmurd, the duo signed to his label Eardrumma, treated the crowd to a performance of their hit “No Flex Zone.”

Jermaine Dupri was honored with the biggest award of the evening, the ASCAP Founders Award. Bow Wow aka Shad Moss kicked off the tribute with a performance of “I Think They Like Me” before Usher took the stage to honor his mentor with “Confessions.”

“Next time they say this award, they gotta say Quincy Jones, Berry Gordy, and Jermaine Dupri,” said J.D., who joins a prestigious list of past honorees.

Other big winners included Robin Thicke, Pharrell, and T.I., who received the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Song award for “Blurred Lines,” while Jay Z and Justin Timberlake were awarded the Top Rap Song of the Year for “Holy Grail.”

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