Jennifer Hudson is a Grammy Award-winning recording artist, Academy Award-winning actress and best-selling author. Bright and booming talent Hudson is a perfect example of how NOT winning the title of American Idol (2002) can actually be a boon to your career and not necessarily the end of a childhood dream. 
 
Hudson was born Jennifer Kate Hudson on September 12, 1981, in Chicago, Illinois, to Darnell Donnerson and Samuel Simpson. She earned minor attention as one of the twelve finalists on the third season of the FOX TV series in 2004. She came in an underwhelming sixth runner-up. Hudson grew up singing in gospel choirs, acting in community theater productions, singing on cruise ships and touring for in Disney's Hercules: The Musical. With no formal musical training, her gospel-tinged voice initially pleased the panel of judges. The songs were arguably ill-advised but evidence of her greatness peeked through at times. She, Fantasia Barrino and La Toya London were promoted as the show's own version of the Dreamgirls and were expected to be the final three standing in the competition when Jennifer was unexpectedly cut from the pack. Fantasia won the competition and all the glory and the fame.

Songs

All Dressed in Love performed by Jennifer Hudson

All Dressed in Love
performed by Jennifer Hudson
(Song)

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And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going performed by Jennifer Hudson

And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going
performed by Jennifer Hudson
(Song)

Believe performed by Jennifer Hudson

Believe
performed by Jennifer Hudson
(Song)

Believe performed by Jennifer Hudson

Believe
performed by Jennifer Hudson
(Song)

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Best Day of My Life
performed by Jennifer Hudson, Luan Santana, Pixie Lott, Steve Aoki, Tan WeiWei, and Yemi Alade
(Song)

Best of My Love
performed by Jennifer Hudson
(Song)

Cadillac Car
performed by Anika Noni Rose, Anne Elizabeth Warren, Beyonce, Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Hudson, Laura Bell Bundy, and Rory O'Malley
(Song)

Dreamgirls (Finale)
performed by Anika Noni Rose, Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson, and Sharon Leal
(Song)

Dreamgirls
performed by Anika Noni Rose, Beyonce, and Jennifer Hudson
(Song)

Fake Your Way to the Top performed by Anika Noni Rose, Beyonce, Eddie Murphy, and Jennifer Hudson

Fake Your Way to the Top
performed by Anika Noni Rose, Beyonce, Eddie Murphy, and Jennifer Hudson
(Song)

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Family performed by Anika Noni Rose, Beyonce, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson, and Keith Robinson

Family
performed by Anika Noni Rose, Beyonce, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson, and Keith Robinson
(Song)

Feeling Good performed by Jennifer Hudson

Feeling Good
performed by Jennifer Hudson
(Song)

Go All Night performed by Gorgon City; features Jennifer Hudson

Go All Night
performed by Gorgon City; features Jennifer Hudson
(Song)

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Heavy
performed by Anika Noni Rose, Beyonce, and Jennifer Hudson
(Song)

I Believe in You and Me
performed by Jennifer Hudson
(Song)

I Can't Let Go performed by Jennifer Hudson

I Can't Let Go
performed by Jennifer Hudson
(Song)

I Got Love
performed by Jennifer Hudson
(Song)

I Want You Baby performed by Anika Noni Rose, Beyonce, Eddie Murphy, and Jennifer Hudson

I Want You Baby
performed by Anika Noni Rose, Beyonce, Eddie Murphy, and Jennifer Hudson
(Song)

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I'm Every Woman
performed by Jennifer Hudson
(Song)

It's All Over performed by Anika Noni Rose, Beyonce, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson, Keith Robinson, and Sharon Leal

It's All Over
performed by Anika Noni Rose, Beyonce, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson, Keith Robinson, and Sharon Leal
(Song)

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Love Is Your Color performed by Jennifer Hudson and Leona Lewis

Love Is Your Color
performed by Jennifer Hudson and Leona Lewis
(Song)

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Love You I Do performed by Jennifer Hudson

Love You I Do
performed by Jennifer Hudson
(Song)

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Lovely Day performed by Alex Guthrie and Jennifer Hudson

Lovely Day
performed by Alex Guthrie and Jennifer Hudson
(Song)

Mama Makes Three
performed by Jennifer Hudson and SMASH Cast
(Song)

Move performed by Anika Noni Rose, Beyonce, and Jennifer Hudson

Move
performed by Anika Noni Rose, Beyonce, and Jennifer Hudson
(Song)

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On Broadway
performed by Jennifer Hudson, Katharine McPhee, and SMASH Cast
(Song)

One Night Only
performed by Jennifer Hudson
(Song)

Proud Mary
performed by John Fogerty; features Allen Toussaint, Jennifer Hudson, and Rebirth Brass Band
(Song)

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Spotlight performed by Jennifer Hudson

Spotlight
performed by Jennifer Hudson
(Song)

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Steppin' to the Bad Side performed by Anika Noni Rose, Beyonce, Eddie Murphy, Hinton Battle, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson, and Keith Robinson

Steppin' to the Bad Side
performed by Anika Noni Rose, Beyonce, Eddie Murphy, Hinton Battle, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson, and Keith Robinson
(Song)

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Think Like A Man performed by Jennifer Hudson and Ne-Yo; features Rick Ross

Think Like A Man
performed by Jennifer Hudson and Ne-Yo; features Rick Ross
(Song)

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Titanium
performed by Jennifer Hudson and Jessie J
(Song)


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