1. Jennifer Hudson Shares Her 'The Voice' Coaching Strategy

    September 15, 2017 12:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 The student is now the teacher: After breaking out on American Idol , Jennifer Hudson will make her coaching debut on The Voice on Sept. 25. The R&B star lists the skills that make her red chair swivel. [readmore:7800122] 1. BE UNIQUE “Having a ...

  2. Pitbull, Jennifer Hudson, Lenny Kravitz Performing at All-Star Events

    July 09, 2017 3:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pitbull will perform during ceremonies Monday night (July 10) before the All-Star Home Run Derby. Bebe Rexha will sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" Tuesday night before the All-Star Game at Marlins Park and Jocelyn Alice will sing "O Ca ...

  3. Watch Jennifer Hudson Rain Fire on James Corden in 'Drop the Mic' Rap Battle

    June 08, 2017 7:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jennifer Hudson is known for her killer pipes. But, as it turns out, she's got bars, too. She proved it on night two of James Corden's week-long Late Late Show home visit in London when she took on the UK native in the latest edition of &q ...

  4. Jennifer Hudson Talks 'Emotional' Stint as 'Voice' Coach, Warns Blake Shelton and Adam Levine to 'Be Ready'

    May 17, 2017 5:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jennifer Hudson has spoken for the first time about her upcoming gig on the Voice coaching staff, and issued a warning to her on-screen opponents Blake Shelton and Adam Levine : “look out.”  Speaking on Late Night With Seth Meyers, the Oscar and Gra ...

  5. Jennifer Hudson Joins 'The Voice' as Coach for Season 13, Plus Miley Cyrus Returns

    May 10, 2017 5:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Miley Cyrus is also set to return for the fall installment of the popular singing competition. There's a new coach coming to The Voice. Oscar winner and American Idol alum Jennifer Hudson has signed on for season 13 of the NBC singing competiti ...

  6. Jennifer Hudson Surprises Aspiring Musician for American Family Insurance Campaign: Watch

    April 24, 2017 6:00 AM EDT 0 0 4 Jennifer Hudson made her dream come true, and now she's giving back to those who are hoping to do the same. The singer/actress is taking part in  American Family Insurance 's “Insure Carefully, Dream Fearlessly" campaign, and Billboar ...

  7. Top 10 Super Bowl National Anthem Performances

    February 03, 2017 10:05 PM EST 9.587 k 0 71 America's best take on the nation's most iconic song at its premier sporting event. 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 ...

  8. Jennifer Hudson, Brie Larson to Announce Oscar Nominees

    January 14, 2017 4:41 PM EST 0 0 0 Oscar winners Brie Larson and Jennifer Hudson will help announce this year's Academy Award nominees. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday (Jan. 13) revealed the actresses will be among those who announce nominees in 24 cate ...

  9. Tina Knowles-Lawson Takes Social Media Break After Jennifer Hudson Mistake

    December 29, 2016 5:01 PM EST 0 0 4 Tina Knowles-Lawson announced she will be taking a break from social media after accidentally "liking" a negative post about singer and actress Jennifer Hudson . Her daughters, Beyonce and Solange , "always say that I am not that grea ...

  10. Jennifer Hudson, Universal Music Publishing's Jody Gerson Honored by March of Dimes

    December 09, 2016 9:41 PM EST 0 0 4 Grammy Award-winning singer and Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson and Universal Music Publishing Group chairman/CEO Jody Gerson were two of the special honorees at the March of Dimes Celebration of Babies: A Hollywood Luncheon. The sixth ...

  11. Ariana Grande & Jennifer Hudson Duet on 'Hairspray Live!'

    Ariana Grande & Jennifer Hudson Duet on 'Hairspray Live!'

    December 07, 2016 11:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Ariana Grande & Jennifer Hudson duet on "Come So Far (Got So Far To Go)" on 'Hairspray Live!' Videos Jennifer Hudson Ariana Grande Brightcove ...

  12. Watch Ariana Grande & Jennifer Hudson Duet on 'Hairspray Live!' Encore 'Come So Far (Got So Far to Go)'

    December 07, 2016 10:58 PM EST 0 0 3 Even after the climactic closing performance of "You Can't Stop the Beat," the NBC crowd still needed more Hairspray Live! And more was delivered, in the form of "Come So Far (Got So Far to Go)," an encore sung as a duet bet ...

  13. Jennifer Hudson Sings 'I Know Where I've Been' on 'Hairspray Live!'

    Jennifer Hudson Sings 'I Know Where I've Been' on 'Hairspray Live!'

    December 07, 2016 10:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Jennifer Hudson sings 'I Know Where I've Been' on 'Hairspray Live!' Videos Jennifer Hudson Brightcove ...

  14. NBC's 'Hairspray Live!': Watch the Live TV Performances Here

    December 07, 2016 10:07 PM EST 0 0 1 The 2016 production of Hairspray Live! has officially become a reality! On the live TV musical version of the Broadway play (itself based on a 1988 movie), we got to watch Maddie Baillio, Harvey Fierstein, Ariana Grande , Jennifer Hudson and the res ...

  15. Watch Jennifer Hudson's Scene-Stealing 'Hairspray Live!' Numbers, 'Big, Blonde and Beautiful' and 'I Know Where I've Been'

    December 07, 2016 9:51 PM EST 0 0 4 Coming off the bench halfway through the event, Jennifer Hudson made her triumphant entrance in Hairspray Live! with the show-stopping number "Big, Blonde and Beautiful." She followed that up with the even bigger ballad "I Know Where ...

  16. Jennifer Hudson as Motormouth Maybelle in 'Hairspray Live!'

    Jennifer Hudson as Motormouth Maybelle in 'Hairspray Live!'

    December 07, 2016 9:43 PM EST 0 0 0 Jennifer Hudson as Motormouth Maybelle sings "Big, Blonde and Beautiful" in 'Hairspray Live!' Videos Jennifer Hudson Brightcove ...

  17. Listen to Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson & More on 'Hairspray Live' Soundtrack

    December 02, 2016 2:06 AM EST 0 0 0 Ariana Grande , Jennifer Hudson and Kristin Chenoweth are just some of the big stars appearing on the Hairspray Live!  soundtrack, which has arrived ahead of next week’s live production. The original cast recording dropped at midnight and features 1 ...

  18. 'Hairspray Live!' Cast Explains Why 'The Timing Is Right to Deliver a Message Like This'

    November 28, 2016 6:15 PM EST 0 0 0 After the success of NBC's The Wiz Live! and Fox's Grease Live! , Emmy-winning live television director Alex Rudzinski and Tony-winning director Kenny Leon are teaming up to bring audiences Hairspray Live! , the 1960s-set musical that rema ...

  19. Ariana Grande & Jennifer Hudson Tease Their 'Hairspray Live' Duet | Billboard News

    Ariana Grande & Jennifer Hudson Tease Their 'Hairspray Live' Duet | Billboard News

    November 17, 2016 9:56 PM EST 0 0 0 Ariana Grande & Jennifer Hudson tease their "Hairspray Live" duet on Instagram. Watch for more behind-the-scenes pics and the cast's version of the #MannequinChallenge. music , hairspray , Ariana Grande , mannequin challenge , hai ...

  20. A$AP Rocky, Jennifer Hudson to Star in New Film' 'Monster'

    October 07, 2016 9:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 'Roots' actor Kelvin Harrison Jr. will lead the cast of the drama, which is being produced by Bron Studios, Tonik Productions and John Legend's Get Lifted. Bron Studios has enlisted an A-list cast for the upcoming drama Monster . Root ...

  21. Jennifer Hudson Talks #MakeTheFuture Campaign, Epic Records Debut & Possible 'Empire' Return

    September 28, 2016 7:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 Shell's new global energy initiative just kicked off, with a song/video from Hudson, Steve Aoki & more. Since wrapping her Broadway debut in The Color Purple in May, Jennifer Hudson is staying busy. Having finished filming her role in Adam ...

  22. Jennifer Hudson Leads ‘Best Day of My Life’ Cover to Promote Clean Energy: Exclusive

    Jennifer Hudson Leads ‘Best Day of My Life’ Cover to Promote Clean Energy: Exclusive

    September 28, 2016 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson, Brazilian singer Luan Santana, British performer Pixie Lott, American DJ/producer Steve Aoki, Chinese pop star Tan WeiWei and Nigerian idol Yemi Alade sing the American Authors track for new campaign. American Authors , ...

  23. Jennifer Holliday Returning to Broadway in 'The Color Purple'

    August 24, 2016 10:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Looks like The Color Purple will have some fresh box-office fuel in the fall. Jennifer Holliday , who blazed a path to stardom with her Tony-winning performance as Effie White in Michael Bennett's original 1981 production of Dreamgirls , will r ...

  24. Rod Stewart, Jennifer Hudson & More Added to 'Beat Bugs' Beatles Kids Series

    July 27, 2016 11:50 PM EDT Rod Stewart , Jennifer Hudson , Aloe Blacc , Robbie Williams , Frances , The Lumineers and Tori Kelly have been added to the list of those covering Beatles songs in Beat Bugs , the new Netflix animated series premiering Aug. 3 that will feature so ...

  25. Jennifer Hudson to Star in Adam Sandler's Netflix Movie 'Sandy Wexler': Exclusive

    July 20, 2016 10:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jennifer Hudson has signed on to star in Adam Sandler's next Netflix movie, and the Oscar-winner will be showing off her musical chops once again. The 90s-set project, called Sandy Wexler , stars Sandler as the titular character, a talent manag ...

  26. Jennifer Hudson Performs 'Purple Rain' at the 2016 BET Awards

    Jennifer Hudson Performs 'Purple Rain' at the 2016 BET Awards

    June 26, 2016 9:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jennifer Hudson Performs 'Purple Rain' at the 2016 BET Awards Videos Purple Rain Jennifer Hudson Brightcove ...

  27. Rudimental, Gorgon City, and the Rise of Black Butter Records

    June 01, 2016 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 English groups have been storming the American pop charts for more than half a century, and a recent show at Central Park Summerstage offered a chance to catch another a pair of acts in the early stages of that Atlantic crossing. Gorgon City and Rud ...

  28. Broadway's Prince Tributes: Watch Jennifer Hudson Sing 'Purple Rain' & 'Hamilton' Cast 'Go Crazy'

    April 22, 2016 2:26 AM EDT 0 0 0 Broadway paid tribute to Prince , who tragically died on Thursday at the age of 57. Jennifer Hudson , the lead in the current production of The Color Purple , ended the show by sharing a personal Prince story and then sang a powerful, heart-wrenchin ...

  29. 'American Idol' Winner Fantasia Barrino Talks 3 Divas Reunion, Album Plans & More

    April 09, 2016 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Way back during season 3 of American Idol , fans were introduced to a trio of singers known as "the three divas": Fantasia Barrino , Jennifer Hudson , and   Latoya London .  Since then, all three have gone on to successful careers: Fantasi ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. '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 ...

  32. 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, ...

  33. 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 . & ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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” ...

  39. '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 ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. '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 ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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.  ...

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