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Keys, Hudson, Paisley and Soundgarden perform at inaugural balls

Keys, Hudson, Paisley and Soundgarden perform at inaugural balls

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Fun., Stevie Wonder and Soundgarden were among the recording artists who performed at the inaugural balls in Washington.
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Michelle Obama dazzles in red Jason Wu gown at inaugural balls

Michelle Obama dazzles in red Jason Wu gown at inaugural balls

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- First lady Michelle Obama wore a custom ruby chiffon and velvet gown by designer Jason Wu at the inaugural balls in Washington Monday night.
Keys 'excited' by Super Bowl performance

Keys 'excited' by Super Bowl performance

PARK CITY, Utah, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Singer Alicia Keys said she's "incredibly excited" about performing the national anthem at the Super Bowl in New Orleans next month.
New Broadway musical to feature Diane Warren's songs

New Broadway musical to feature Diane Warren's songs

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Broadway producer Dede Harris says she has optioned Diane Warren's song catalog and intends to use her songs in a stage musical.
Dmitry Sholokhov wins 'Project Runway'

Dmitry Sholokhov wins 'Project Runway'

NEW YORK, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Dmitry Sholokhov, a 33-year-old professional ballroom dancer from Belarus, has won Season 10 of American TV's "Project Runway."
Adams, Winans to sing at Whitney tribute

Adams, Winans to sing at Whitney tribute

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Yolanda Adams and CeCe Winans have joined the lineup for "We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston" in Los Angeles, CBS said.

Obama: We're not as divided as pundits say

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- President Obama campaigned in Los Angeles Sunday night, telling supporters he's working for all Americans and "we're not as divided as our politics suggest."
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Whitney Houston tribute special planned

Whitney Houston tribute special planned

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson and Usher are to lead the lineup of performers for a Whitney Houston tribute to tape in Los Angeles next month, CBS announced.

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Hudson says she forgives Balfour

Hudson says she forgives Balfour

CHICAGO, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Singer-actress Jennifer Hudson says she forgives her former brother-in-law for killing three members of her family in Chicago in 2008.
Obama birthdays now fundraisers

Obama birthdays now fundraisers

CHICAGO, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama celebrates his 51st birthday Saturday in a manner foreign to a man who until recently tried to keep politics out of his private life.

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Hudson kin killer gets life in prison

Hudson kin killer gets life in prison

CHICAGO, July 24 (UPI) -- Jennifer Hudson was in a Chicago courtroom Tuesday for the sentencing of her former brother-in-law for killing her mother, brother and nephew.
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Singer Jennifer Hudson arrives at the Clive Davis pre-Grammy party in Beverly Hills, California on February 7, 2009. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Jennifer Kate Hudson (born September 12, 1981) is an American recording artist, actress and spokesperson. She came to prominence in 2004 as one of the finalists on the third season of American Idol coming in seventh place. She made her film debut in the 2006 film Dreamgirls, which won her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, an NAACP Image Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

She won a Grammy Award for her eponymous debut album, Jennifer Hudson, which was released in 2008 on Arista Records and was certified gold by the RIAA for selling over 800,000 copies in the US; sales exceeded 1 million copies worldwide. Additionally, it spawned the hit single Spotlight. Her second album I Remember Me was released in March 2011, and has reached number two on the Billboard 200, selling 165,000 copies in its first week of release.

In late 2008, after Hudson's mother, brother and nephew were killed in a shooting, Hudson stepped out of the limelight for three months. Hudson resumed her public appearances in 2009, and has since performed at the Super Bowl XLIII, the Grammy Awards, American Idol, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Hudson has been described as a friend of President Barack Obama, who invited her to appear with him at a fundraiser in Beverly Hills in May 2009. She also performed at the White House at the "Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement" event.

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