Jennifer Hudson

Pop music, Celebrity

1981 –

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Who is Jennifer Hudson?

Jennifer Kate Hudson is an American recording artist, actress and spokesperson. She rose to fame in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of American Idol, coming in seventh place. She made her film debut in 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; with sales exceeding 1 million copies worldwide. Additionally, it spawned the hit single "Spotlight". Her second album, I Remember Me, was released in March 2011, and reached number two on the Billboard 200, selling 165,000 copies in its first week of release. The album was certified gold by the RIAA, for shipping over 500,000 copies in the US.

In October 2008, after Hudson's mother, brother and nephew were killed in a shooting, Hudson stepped out of the public eye for three months.

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Born
Sep 12, 1981
Chicago
Also known as
  • Jennifer Kate Hudson
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Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Baptists
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Langston University
  • Dunbar Vocational High School

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on July 23, 2013

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