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Jennifer Hudson, Ed Sheeran to perform on Season 9 finale of 'America's Got Talent'

Jennifer Hudson, Ed Sheeran to perform on Season 9 finale of 'America's Got Talent'

NEW YORK, Sept. 11 (UPI) --"America's Got Talent" finale to feature performances by Jennifer Hudson, Lenny Kravitz, Pitbull, Ed Sheeran and Train.
Karen Butler
Stand Up to Cancer telecast draws Hollywood elite

Stand Up to Cancer telecast draws Hollywood elite

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 6 (UPI) --Stand Up to Cancer televised fundraiser event draws celebrities, musical performances by Ariana Grande, Dave Matthews Band.
Danielle Haynes
Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston booked for Stand Up to Cancer telethon

Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston booked for Stand Up to Cancer telethon

NEW YORK, Aug. 20 (UPI) --Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow and Reese Witherspoon are scheduled to take part in next month's Stand Up to Cancer fundraising telethon.
Karen Butler
Jennifer Hudson releases snippet of new album featuring R. Kelly, TI

Jennifer Hudson releases snippet of new album featuring R. Kelly, TI

LOS ANGELES, July 2 (UPI) --Jennifer Hudson has released a snippet of her new single "It's Your World" and several others from her upcoming album.
Veronica Linares
Adam Levine admits 'The Voice' has 'problems' finding a star

Adam Levine admits 'The Voice' has 'problems' finding a star

LOS ANGELES, June 19 (UPI) --Adam Levine admitted to Rolling Stone that "The Voice" has "problems" creating breakout stars.
Kate Stanton
Jennifer Hudson showcases 80-pound weight loss in bikini photos

Jennifer Hudson showcases 80-pound weight loss in bikini photos

MEXICO CITY, June 18 (UPI) --Jennifer Hudson showed off her bikini body in a photo collage she shared on Instagram Tuesday.
Veronica Linares
Jennifer Hudson parts ways with Weight Watchers

Jennifer Hudson parts ways with Weight Watchers

March 16 (UPI) -- After four years as a Weight Watchers spokeswoman, Jennifer Hudson lost 80 pounds.
Danielle Haynes
Mariah Carey dons very low-cut dress for BET Honors

Mariah Carey dons very low-cut dress for BET Honors

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Mariah Carey managed not to have a wardrobe malfunction during Saturday's BET honors, despite her daring gown.
Kate Stanton
Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson to perform at BET Honors

Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson to perform at BET Honors

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monae, Tamar Braxton and Smokey Robinson are to perform at the BET Honors ceremony in Washington this month.
Grammy Awards: Miley Cyrus, Lorde play pre-Grammys Clive Davis gala [PHOTOS]

Grammy Awards: Miley Cyrus, Lorde play pre-Grammys Clive Davis gala [PHOTOS]

Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The iconic mogul's annual gala drew a cavalcade of stars headed for Sunday night's Grammys.
Kate Stanton
Jennifer Hudson inks Carnival Cruise deal

Jennifer Hudson inks Carnival Cruise deal

Jan. 23 (UPI) -- She's an Oscar winner now, but back in the days before "American Idol," red carpets and endorsement deals, Jennifer Hudson was a cruise ship singer.
Gabrielle Levy

Beyonce, Wonder grace Michelle Obama's 50th birthday bash

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. first lady Michelle Obama's 50th birthday party was an A-list affair with Beyonce and Stevie Wonder providing the musical vibe, guests said Sunday.
Jennifer Hudson gifts her assistant with a house

Jennifer Hudson gifts her assistant with a house

CHICAGO, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Jennifer Hudson recently presented her childhood friend and longtime assistant Walter Williams with a house as a gift.
Pitbull to perform on 'New Year's Rockin' Eve'

Pitbull to perform on 'New Year's Rockin' Eve'

MIAMI, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Recording artist Pitbull is to appear in a live performance from Miami on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest," ABC announced.
Icona Pop, Miley Cyrus booked for 'New Year's Rockin' Eve'

Icona Pop, Miley Cyrus booked for 'New Year's Rockin' Eve'

NEW YORK, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Blondie, Icona Pop and Miley Cyrus have been booked to perform on the U.S. TV special, "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest," ABC said.
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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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