Jennifer Kate Hudson better known by her professional name Jennifer Hudson is an American-born actress and singer. She came under the limelight during the year 2004 as a finalist of American Idol’s 3rd season. She came to seventh place in that season.
As an actress, she debuted in the movie “Dreamgirls”. She won an Academy award for her work in that movie. As a singer she releases her debuted studio album by the name of “Jennifer Hudson” in 2008. Her debut album places at number 2 on billboard 200 and the sales exceed a million copies worldwide.
Jennifer Hudson Net Worth As a Singer
The year 2016 can be called her time, as she achieves many milestones in her career. In the year 2016, she is nominated for the drama league award and NAACP image awards. She also took the BET award stage to perform and pay tribute to Prince Rogers Nelson.
She sang “Purple Rain” so well and she also wore the outfitter like price’s iconic style. Jennifer Hudson was also nominated for people’s choice awards, MTV video, and Grammy for the year 2015.
During her professional career so far Jennifer Kate Hudson has won 42 awards and nominated for 33. She has won Oscar in 2007. Her debut film “Dreamgirls” has won most of the awards and nominations for her. In 2014 she won the people’s choice award and nominated for BET, soul train, and NAACP image.
Success in Recent Year: Awards and Achievements
In 2012 she won 2 NAACP images and nominated for a Billboard music award. During the year 2006, she won most awards 15 of her career. She has releases 3 numbers of studio albums and 11 numbers of films so far.
To date, JHUD is her last studio record released under the umbrella of RCA records in Sep 2014. Her debut album ranked platinum in 2008. In 2016, she signed a contract with Epic Records. She also serves as a coach to “The voice of UK”.
It’s a British television talent hunt show and Jennifer will serve in the 6th series of this show. she became the spokesperson for weight watchers in 2010 later in 2011 she appeared on a show “The Oprah Winfrey” and revealed that she had lost 80 pounds of total weight.
She was born in 1981 to Darnell Donnerson and was the youngest child of her parents. She attended Dunbar Vocational high school and graduated in 1999. In Jan 2002, she signed her first contract for music recording with Righteous Record, but she released from that contract for participating in American Idol in 2004.
In 1999, at the age of 18, she dated James Payton. The couple separated in 2007. In 2008 she engaged a professional wrestler from WWE David Otunga. From him, she has a son named David Daniel Otunga. She is a friend of the current President of America Barak Obama and she also performed in the white house.