Jennifer Hudson Biography, Age, TV Show, Songs, American Idol, and Tours

Jennifer Hudson Bio

Jennifer Hudson Kate is an American singer and actress. Jennifer Hudson rose to fame in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of American Idol, placing seventh.

In 2006, Hudson made her film debut as Effie White in Dreamgirls and received an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Jennifer also was seen in Sex and the City in 2008, The Secret Life of Bees in 2008, and Black Nativity in 2013. She made her Broadway debut in 2015, in the role of Shug Avery in The Color Purple.

Due to her elimination from American Idol and performance in Dreamgirls, Hudson was later signed to Arista Records by Clive Davis and released her self-titled debut studio album in 2008, which was certified gold in the United States, sold over a million copies worldwide, and received a Grammy Award for Best R&B Album.

Her subsequent studio albums, I Remember Me in 2011 and JHUD in 2014, saw continued commercial success with the former also being certified gold in the United States. Hudson received her second Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album in 2017 as a cast member on The Color Purple.

Hudson has been described as a friend of former President Barack Obama, who invited her to appear with him at a fundraiser in Beverly Hills during his first term in May 2009. She also performed at the White House at the “Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement” event.

In 2013, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Since 2017, Hudson has contributed as a coach on the UK and the US version of The Voice, becoming the first female coach to win the former.

Jennifer Hudson Age

Jennifer Kate Hudson was born on September 12, 1981, in Chicago, Illinois. She was raised singing in the church choir. She graduated from Dunbar Vocational Career Academy in 1999. After a year of singing on a Disney cruise ship. In 2004, Hudson auditioned for the third season of FOX’s American Idol and as a finalist, she gained exposure and a fan base.

Jennifer Hudson Oscars

Jennifer won the Best Supporting Actress award in 2007 for her performance. In 2013, Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson brought down the house when she performed “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” at the 85th Academy Awards.

Jennifer Hudson American Idol

Jennifer Hudson auditioned for the third season of American Idol in Atlanta commenting that she had been singing on Disney Cruise Lines, aboard the Disney Wonder for the past few months as one of the Muses from Hercules; and contestant judge Randy Jackson said, “We’re expecting more than a cruise ship performance from you.”

Hudson received the highest number of votes in the “Top 9” after her performance of Elton John’s “Circle of Life” on April 6, 2004, but two weeks later was eliminated during the “Top 7” show after performing Barry Manilow’s, “Weekend in New England.” The bottom three consisting of three African-American women led to controversy.

In May 2009, MTV listed Hudson as the sixth greatest American Idol and noted her exit was the most shocking of all time. In May 2010, the Los Angeles Times claimed Hudson to be the third greatest Idol contestant in the history of the show, placing behind season one winner Kelly Clarkson and season four winner Carrie Underwood.

Jennifer Hudson Tv Shows

TV Shows

• Aretha! A Grammy(R) Celebration for the Queen of Soul
• A Very Pentatonix Christmas Special
•  Late Show With Stephen Colbert

•  The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
•  Good Morning America
•  American Idol

•  Top 7 Perform
•  Winner Announced
•  1 Voted Off
•  87th Academy Awards

•  Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life
•  The 2015 TV Land Awards
•  Dancing with the Stars

•  Today
•  Late Night With Seth Meyers
•  Jennifer Hudson Live!

•  The Concert for Valor
•  A Home for the Holidays
•  85th Academy Awards

•  2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
•  Black Girls Rock 2013
•  2013 Soul Train Awards
•  Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

•  From Dust to Dreams: Opening Night at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts
•  We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston
•  The Early Show
•  Live With Kelly and Ryan

•  The Ellen DeGeneres Show
•  The View
•  Grammy Awards
•  The Voice

Jennifer Hudson Songs

» And I am Telling you I’m
»  If This Isn’t Love
» Spotlight

» One Night Only
» Where You At
» Giving Myself

» I Still Love You
» No One Gonna Love You
» Its Your World

» I Can’t Describe
» Love You I Do
» Walk It Out

» Think Like A Man
» All Dressed in Love
» I Am Changing

» I Got This
» I Remember Me
» I’ll Fight

» Burden Down
» I Can’t Let Go
» I’m His Only Woman

» Jesus Promised Me
» You pulled ME Through
» You Will We Gon’ Fight

» Pocketbook
» Believe
» Feeling Good

» Don’t Look Down
» Whatever Makes You Happy
» DreamGirls
» Still Here

Jennifer Hudson Tour

Upcoming Concerts
On Sunday 14th July 2019. She will be performing with Chicago Symphony Orchestra
At Ravinia Festival Highland Park. Get Your Ticket, Don’t Miss Out.

On 5th September 2019
At Wolf Trap, Vienna

Note: This biography is based on the available information as of 2023, and real-time updates or developments are being updated by our editorial team.