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U2, Rihanna to perform at Grammys

U2, Rihanna to perform at Grammys

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Kid Rock, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Rihanna and U2 have agreed to perform at the upcoming 51st Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles, organizers said.
Hudson kin slay suspect pleads not guilty

Hudson kin slay suspect pleads not guilty

CHICAGO, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- William Balfour, the man charged with killing three members of singer-actress Jennifer Hudson's family, has pleaded not guilty in a Chicago court.
Hudson to sing at the Super Bowl

Hudson to sing at the Super Bowl

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Jennifer Hudson has agreed to sing the national anthem at next month's Super Bowl in Tampa, Fla., the NFL and NBC announced Wednesday.
Berry, Perry named Image Award show hosts

Berry, Perry named Image Award show hosts

BEVERLY HILLS , Calif., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Actress Halle Berry and screenwriter/actor Tyler Perry have been named the hosts of next month's 40th NAACP Image Awards show in Los Angeles, organizers said.
Hudson may perform at Obama inauguration

Hudson may perform at Obama inauguration

NEW YORK, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Singer and actress Jennifer Hudson is considering singing at U.S. President-elect Barack Obama's upcoming inauguration, a source says.
Balfour indicted for Hudson slayings

Balfour indicted for Hudson slayings

CHICAGO, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- William Balfour was formally indicted Tuesday for the slayings of three members of singer-actress Jennifer Hudson's family in Chicago.
Jennifer Hudson to sing at MusiCares event

Jennifer Hudson to sing at MusiCares event

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Jennifer Hudson, the U.S. singer whose mother, brother and nephew were slain this year, is set to perform at the upcoming MusiCares Person of the Year gala.

Gift blamed for triggering Hudson killings

CHICAGO, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- A birthday gift made homicide suspect William Balfour so jealous he killed three family members of actress Jennifer Hudson in Chicago, prosecutors allege.
Jennifer Hudson to film music video

Jennifer Hudson to film music video

CHICAGO, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Jennifer Hudson, who has kept a low profile since three members of her family were shot to death in October, is set to work on a new music video.

Alleged killer had violent background

CHICAGO, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Chicago authorities allege the man charged with killing three members of actress Jennifer Hudson's family came from a violent background.
Balfour jealous Hudson sis was dating

Balfour jealous Hudson sis was dating

CHICAGO, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- William Balfour, the man charged with killing three members of Jennifer Hudson's family, was jealous his estranged wife was dating, Chicago prosecutors said.
No bail for Hudson family slay suspect

No bail for Hudson family slay suspect

CHICAGO, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- A Chicago judge Wednesday denied bail to William Balfour, charged with killing three members of singer-actress Jennifer Hudson's family.
Balfour charged in Hudson family slayings

Balfour charged in Hudson family slayings

CHICAGO, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- William Balfour has been charged with first-degree murder in the slayings of actress-singer Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew in Chicago.

Balfour arrested in Hudson family slayings

CHICAGO, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- William Balfour was arrested Monday in the slayings of Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew, Chicago police said.
Jennifer Hudson thanks fans for support

Jennifer Hudson thanks fans for support

CHICAGO, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. singer-actress Jennifer Hudson thanks her fans on her MySpace page for the support they've shown her since three family members were killed last month.
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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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