1. Top 10 Super Bowl National Anthem Performances

    February 05, 2016 2:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Since the Super Bowl stands at the pinnacle of American sports, it's no surprise that the nation’s most-high profile competition also boasts an iconic annual music tradition -- the singing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” for an audience in the hu ...

  2. Jennifer Hudson, Gloria Estefan, Harry Connick Jr. & More Welcome Pope in NYC: Watch

    September 26, 2015 10:40 AM EDT 1.299 k 330 39 Jennifer Hudson , Gloria Estefan , Harry Connick Jr. and other entertainers performed for a jubilant crowd Friday, Sept. 25, at a concert to welcome Pope Francis on his first visit to the U.S. and celebrate his message of faith and goodwill ...

  3. 'Broad City' Star Ilana Glazer Takes on an Outkast Classic on 'Lip Sync Battle': Watch

    August 04, 2015 4:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 You've seen Abbi Jacobson conquer Jennifer Hudson 's rendition of the Dreamgirls classic "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going." You've seen Abbi do Lady Gaga 's "The Edge of Glory," sans clothes, on Broad ...

  4. Grammy Winners Jennifer Hudson & Harvey Mason Jr. Reunite for 'Color Purple' Revival

    July 02, 2015 8:35 PM EDT As Jennifer Hudson preps for her theatrical debut as Shug Avery in the Broadway revival of The Color Purple, the singer/actress has reunited with a fellow Dreamgirls alumnus: songwriter/producer Harvey Mason Jr. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, ...

  5. Tyrese Confesses His Flaws in 'Shame' Video: Watch the Exclusive Premiere

    June 24, 2015 7:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 The six-minute-plus clip for the "Black Rose" single co-stars Jennifer Hudson. Four-time Grammy-nominated R&B artist Tyrese has a new video for his latest single "Shame," and it's premiering exclusively on  Billboard . & ...

  6. Harvey Weinstein on A-List 'Finding Neverland' Soundtrack and Getting 'Spanked' With Tonys Snub: Exclusive

    June 05, 2015 7:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 When Jennifer Hudson took the Tony Awards stage last year to perform “Neverland” from  Finding Neverland , the first Broadway show under Harvey Weinstein’s Weinstein Live banner, hopes were high for the then-yet-to-open show’s Tony prospects. But th ...

  7. Watch Jamie Foxx Do Impressions of Mick Jagger, Jennifer Hudson and John Legend

    May 20, 2015 1:46 AM EDT Jamie Foxx took a beating for his performance of the national anthem ahead of the Mayweather-Pacquiao "Fight of the Century," but he’s come back swinging.  The Oscar and two-time Grammy winner was on good form when he appeared on The Ton ...

  8. Jennifer Hudson Joins Cast of Spike Lee's Chicago Musical 'Chiraq'

    May 12, 2015 10:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jennifer Hudson is set to join the ensemble cast of Spike Lee's upcoming film Chiraq , according to Screen Daily . Also slated to appear is fellow Illinois natives  Common  and John Cusack, as well as Jeremy Piven and Samuel L. Jackson. Despite ...

  9. Watch Real Estate Exec David Weinreb Sing 'On a Clear Day' for Lyor Cohen, Jennifer Hudson

    May 07, 2015 10:22 AM EDT 0 0 0 Real estate developer David R. Weinreb got to show off more than his business sense Wednesday night during a duet with Grammy nominated singer Vanessa Williams . The Howard Hughes Corp. CEO appeared at ease as he sang jazz standard "On a Clear ...

  10. Blur's 'The Magic Whip' Cracks U.K. No. 1

    May 04, 2015 6:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 Blur’s eighth studio album  The Magic Whip  (Parlophone/Warner Music) h as become their  sixth to reach No. 1 in the U.K .  Meanwhile, Jamaican pop-reggae artist OMI   has climbed 2-1 on the singles chart with the Felix Jaehn remix of “Cheerleader” ...

  11. 'American Idol' Recap: Top Four Revealed

    April 30, 2015 12:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 Last week on American Idol , the top five artists -- who are the only contestants who will go on the Idol tour this summer -- were determined when Quentin Alexander was voted off. The next day, Jax Cole , Tyanna Jones , Clark Beckham, Nick Fradiani ...

  12. Watch Jennifer Hudson Sing a Burger Order & Perform Carpool Karaoke with James Corden

    April 14, 2015 4:29 AM EDT 7.499 k 163 7 Jennifer Hudson has an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA and a Grammy. But she’s still game to goof around in the right setting, with the right person. The singer and actor went along for the ride in a carpool karaoke session with James Corden ...

  13. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Rihanna Cashes In, Debuting in Top 25 With 'Money'

    April 03, 2015 12:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Plus, moves for Jason Derulo, Sam Hunt, George Ezra and Iggy Azalea. As previously reported , Mark Ronson 's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars , tops the Billboard Hot 100 (dated April 11) for a 13th week, claiming the longest run ...

  14. 'Empire' Composer Fil Eisler's Musical Mission? Make the Fox Show 'Sound Like a Movie'

    March 13, 2015 11:53 AM EDT Vanessa Freebairn-Smith is arguably as integral to the sound of Empire as executive music producer Timbaland . The first-chair cellist is the primary soloist on the 15 or so orchestral cues that composer Fil Eisler writes for each episode, some ...

  15. Jennifer Hudson Debuts 'Empire' Track 'Remember The Music'

    March 10, 2015 6:38 AM EDT With Jennifer Hudson stopping by Empire this week, fans are getting an early taste of her track, which will be featured on the hit Fox series. Hudson's "Remember the Music" is a moving ballad that puts the Oscar winner's vocal ...

  16. High-Profile Managers Join Think Tank to Advise Grammy Creators Alliance

    March 09, 2015 6:00 AM EDT A few dozen high-profile artist managers are lending a hand to recording artists, songwriters and producers advocating for creators on legislation that impacts their community. The Managers Think Tank will advise the newly formed Grammy Creators Al ...

  17. Nick Jonas, Iggy Azalea, 5 Seconds of Summer Performing at Kids' Choice Awards

    March 05, 2015 6:39 PM EST 20.161 k 197 493 Jennifer Hudson also hitting the stage on March 28. Nick Jonas is pulling double duty at the upcoming 2015 Kids' Choice Awards, as Nickelodeon announced the former Jo-Bro will not only be hosting the awards show but performing too.  ...

  18. 'Empire's' Trai Byers on Andre's Breakdown, Relationship With Jennifer Hudson

    March 04, 2015 11:15 PM EST 0 0 0 [Warning: This story contains spoilers from the ninth episode of Empire's first season, Unto the Breach. ] Since Empire's pilot, the Fox hip-hop drama teased that the eldest Lyon son, Andre ( Trai Byers ), had an illness that kept Lucious ...

  19. Oscars 2015: Watch Jennifer Hudson Sing 'In Memoriam' Song on 'Smash'

    February 22, 2015 11:13 PM EST 1.768 k 89 34 Recognize the song that Jennifer Hudson performed after the "In Memoriam" tribute at Sunday's Oscars ? Then you must be a Smash fan. 2015 Oscars "I Can't Let Go" is an original song written for season 2 of the N ...

  20. Oscars 2015: Watch Jennifer Hudson Perform 'In Memoriam' Tribute (Video)

    Oscars 2015: Watch Jennifer Hudson Perform 'In Memoriam' Tribute (Video)

    February 22, 2015 10:39 PM EST 0 0 0 No Description Videos Jennifer Hudson ...

  21. Jennifer Hudson: The Billboard Shoot

    Jennifer Hudson: The Billboard Shoot

    February 20, 2015 11:51 AM EST 0 0 0 The Oscar winner talks about the similarities between music and acting and how Iggy Azalea inspired her creativity. music , Trouble , iggy azalea , R. Kelly , its your world , album , JHud , Jennifer Hudson , lullaby , Dream Girls Videos Jennifer Hu ...

  22. Billboard Cover: Jared Leto on Packing on the Pounds to Play the Joker, Thirty Seconds to Mars' Success and Why He's 'Terminally Dissatisfied'

    February 20, 2015 9:00 AM EST 1.236 k 452 23 "Do you mind if I eat a little?" Jared Leto asks. "I'm trying to gain a lot of weight. It means I have to eat every couple of hours -- and I'm terrible at eating a lot." Leto, 43, is sitting on a battered circu ...

  23. Grammys 2015: Recording Academy's Neil Portnow Uses Speech to Lobby on Streaming Payouts

    February 08, 2015 11:36 PM EST The controversial issue of digital music royalties made a rare, primetime television appearance from the Staples Center Sunday evening when The Recording Academy introduced a new advocacy group formed to influence legislation. Recording Academy pre ...

  24. Super Bowl Music Placements Generate Record Revenues

    February 03, 2015 5:33 PM EST Reps from Sony/ATV and Warner/Chappell say they had a record year. The Halftime viewing audience wasn't the only record broken by Super Bowl XLIV this past Sunday (Feb. 1). Synchs -- songs licensed for commercials that aired during the big gam ...

  25. Jennifer Hudson Is Heading to Broadway

    January 09, 2015 5:30 PM EST The Oscar and Grammy winner will play the role of flamboyant juke-joint singer Shug Avery in 'The Color Purple' Jennifer Hudson will be singing and shimmying on Broadway this fall. The Oscar winner and American Idol season 3 alum will st ...

  26. Eminem, Rihanna, Metallica, Springsteen & More Salute Veterans & Soldiers at Concert for Valor

    November 11, 2014 11:10 PM EST Grand televised productions are tricky. There's an expected balance between pageantry and performance, individual voices and the unified amplification of a greater cause. Tuesday night's Concert for Valor, though not entirely even, was ...

  27. Hot 100 Firsts: Jennifer Hudson

    Hot 100 Firsts: Jennifer Hudson

    October 23, 2014 2:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jennifer Hudson remembers seeing her name on the Billboard charts. Make it , I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel) , I Can’t Describe , Aim , first time , dream , Billboard , charted , firsts , study Videos Jennifer Hudson ...

  28. Gorgon City, BJ the Chicago Kid & Gregory Porter: Billboard Twitter Emerging Picks of the Week

    October 10, 2014 6:38 PM EDT Heading into autumn, Billboard brings you three tracks from our Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart with one theme in mind: feeling good. Whether an inspiring DJ-backed beat, a slow R&B groove, or a lively jazz tune, this week's se ...

  29. Jennifer Hudson Jumps Onto Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    October 02, 2014 5:35 PM EDT Jennifer Hudson returns to Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 'JHud'; meanwhile, Kendrick Lamar scores his highest debut on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with 'i.' Jennifer Hudson debuts at No. 2 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with her ...

  30. Watch Jennifer Hudson Talk 'JHUD,' Hair & EGOT Chances

    October 02, 2014 3:34 PM EDT Jennifer Hudson stopped by Billboard recently to talk about her new album, her new haircut and what awards she's planning to win next. Watch the interview below: JHUD , released Sept. 23, is currently sitting at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 . ...

  31. Jennifer Hudson on 'JHUD' & Her EGOT Chances

    Jennifer Hudson on 'JHUD' & Her EGOT Chances

    October 02, 2014 3:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I have to get an Emmy and a Tony," she decides. "Those things are tough!" Videos Jennifer Hudson ...

  32. Prince Talks Tech, Talent & His Own Slice of Musical 'Heaven'

    September 30, 2014 12:13 AM EDT Nightfall is fast approaching at Paisley Park. There are few lights on in the cavernous compound, and unseen doves (of course there would be doves) are cooing up a racket before twilight fades to darkness. But even their collective noise takes a b ...

  33. The Juice Podcast: Jennifer Hudson Interview, Nick Hakim Performance & 'Brandy' 20-Year Anniversary

    September 26, 2014 3:30 PM EDT On this week's episode of The Juice Podcast, Billboard's associate editor Steven Horowitz and I discuss the current state of R&B including new artists ( Daniel Caesar , Nick Hakim ), upcoming releases ( Jennifer Hudson ’s JHUD , Keys ...

  34. Jennifer Hudson: Real-Time Charts Rewind Ep. 17

    Jennifer Hudson: Real-Time Charts Rewind Ep. 17

    September 26, 2014 11:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jennifer Hudson: Real-Time Charts Rewind Ep. 17 chartroundup , Jennifer Hudson Videos Jennifer Hudson ...

  35. Jennifer Hudson Introduces New Sound, Look at 'JHUD' Release Party in NYC

    September 24, 2014 12:06 AM EDT Hours before the release of her third studio album, JHUD , Jennifer Hudson greeted an audience on New York City's Gramercy Park Hotel rooftop for an intimate Q&A and listening session, hosted by Gilt City. Fans funneled into the swanky ro ...

  36. Jennifer Hudson, 'JHUD': Track-by-Track Review

    September 22, 2014 11:00 AM EDT It's a difficult time for female R&B singers -- right now, Tinashe , Beyoncé and Jhené Aiko are the only three in the top 25 on the R&B/Hip-Hop charts -- and veterans face an especially tough market. Ashanti released an album earlier ...

  37. Listen: Jennifer Hudson & Iggy Azalea Make Sure 'He Ain't Goin' Nowhere'

    September 15, 2014 3:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pharrell produced the track from Hudson's upcoming 'JHud' album. Disco has been going strong since last year, when Daft Punk 's "Get Lucky" and Robin Thicke 's "Blurred Lines" ruled the summer. Of course, ...

  38. Watch: Ariana Grande Performs In Honor of Her Late Grandpa at 'Stand Up to Cancer'

    September 06, 2014 12:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 Other perforers included Dave Matthews Band, the Who, Jennifer Hudson, Lupe Fiasco and Common. Ariana Grande performed her song “My Everything” in honor of her late grandpa during this year’s Stand Up to Cancer telethon . Ariana Grande Nabs Second N ...

  39. Jennifer Hudson's Half-Brother Arrested After Alleged Stabbing

    August 20, 2014 11:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jennifer Hudson 's half-brother Stephen Angelo Simpson was arrested Tuesday, Aug. 19, after he allegedly stabbed a man on Monday night. The stabbing took place at Simpson's estranged wife's apartment in the South Haven Charter Townshi ...

  40. Nicki Minaj and Ed Sheeran Backed By The Roots at Philly 4th of July Jam

    July 05, 2014 12:09 PM EDT The Roots worked as the house band for top-selling acts like Nicki Minaj and Ed Sheeran for its annual free concert Friday in Philadelphia celebrating Independence Day. Dave Chappelle & The Roots Hit NYC's Radio City Music Hall: Highlight ...

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