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"they told me love was simply not enough; with all that we've been through we should give it up... but WE GON' FIGHT!"
Jennifer Hudson doesn't like to say, "I told you so," but she told you so.
More than four years ago, when the then-unknown singer finished seventh on Season 3 of American Idol, she delivered an "exit speech. I said, 'I don't know when or where or how, but God has something in store for me.' I think the judges or producers kind of laughed."
Hudson can take comfort in knowing that Aretha Franklin, whose throne she strives to inherit, made many albums before hitting on the Alabama soul stew that made her a national treasure. The pop industry now blesses very few with that kind of time to develop, but Hudson's truly exceptional voice and proven appeal may buy her some time. For now, we'll live with numerous singles from this debut, see what sticks and hope that this process will educate Hudson about what she actually likes.
September 29 - Good Morning America (ABC)
September 29 - The View (ABC)
September 30 - Early Show (CBS)
September 30 - 106 & Park (BET)
October 1 - Jennifer Hudson Special (BET)
October 2 - Oprah (ABC)
October 2 - Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)
October 7 - Dancing With The Stars (ABC)
October 13 - The Late Show with David Letterman (CBS)
The cast of the Secret Life of Bees are the latest A-list singers/actresses to join up with Team Obama.
They appear in this Obama Web video along with Sophie Okonedo and Alicia Keys to urge people to register to vote.
For the first time ever, Atlanta tops our list of the best cities for singles. The capital of Georgia and home of Coca-Cola earns the top slot because of its hopping nightlife, relatively high number of singles and sizzling job growth.
To those who know "Hotlanta," the ranking should come as no surprise. In the eight years that we have been ranking America's largest urban areas in terms of their friendliness to the nation's 74 million single adults, only once did Atlanta place outside the top 10.
Hello, its me
I thought you'd understand
Well maybe I should have kept my mouth shut
I keep seeing such a pretty picture
I'd rather be hated than pitied
Maybe I should have left it to your imagination
I just want to be me
baby, somebody's gonna cry tonight. baby, baby, it won't be my tears tonight. so what u think about THAT?!" EAT IT!
Some guys think they know the answers
Everybody knows how to make you scream
If most guys took time out their fantasies
Maybe we could stop our make believe
It's more than you, its more than me. Whatever dreams we had, it's for the family!
"Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking,
It is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preserves."
Why couldn't I have remained standing when love walked into the door. Yet, once again I found myself tripping like all the times before. I have to pull myself up if I am to survive. And stand on my own so I can continue to rise. Love let go of me, let go of me, so I can walk out of my past into my future. The chains of you and me are unlocked, for we weren't meant to be. And the liberation of my heart will truly set me free. Darling, I have to go, I have to go. For I hear my true love is calling, and you will never be worth me falling. - Shena
1. 56 Bars (Intro)
2. I’m Illy
3. Ready For Whatever
4. On Top Of The World (feat. Ludacris and B.o.B)
5. Live Your Life (feat. Rihanna)
6. Whatever You Like
7. No Matter What
8. My Life Your Entertainment (feat. Usher)
9. Porn Star
10. Swing Ya Rag (feat. Swizz Beatz)
11. What Up, What’s Haapnin’
12. Every Chance I Get
13. Swagga Like Us T.I. and Jay-Z (feat. Kanye West and Lil Wayne)
14. Slide Show (feat. John Legend)
15. You Ain’t Missin’ Nothing
16. Dead And Gone (feat. Justin Timberlake)
If, I expected love, when first we kissed, blame it on my youth
If only just for you, I did exist, blame it on my youth
I believed in everything
Like a child of three
You meant more than anything
You meant all the world to me
If, you were on my mind, all night and day, blame it on my youth
If, I forgot to eat, and sleep and pray, blame it on my youth
If I cried a little bit, when first I learned the truth
Don't blame it on my heart, blame it on my youth
Jennifer Hudson and boyfriend, David Otunga, have gotten engaged, her rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.
“I can confirm that Jennifer got engaged to her boyfriend David on Friday night in L.A.” says the rep.
Otunga, who is known as “Punk” from the reality show I Love New York 2, popped the question with a Neil Lane diamond ring on the Dreamgirls Oscar winner’s 27th birthday.
The couple, who have been dating less than a year, both hail from Chicago.
2. If This Isn't Love
3. Pocketbook [feat. Ludacris]
4. Giving Myself
5. What's Wrong (Go Away) [feat. T-Pain]
6. My Heart
7. You Pulled Me Through
8. I'm His Only Woman [feat. Jazmine Sullivan]
9. Can't Stop The Rain
10. We Gon' Fight
12. And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going (Highlights Version)
13. Jesus Promised Me A Home Over There
Usher's "Here I Stand" has officially gone Platinum during a week filled with chart climbing moments for Jennifer Hudson, Pink, Jazmine Sullivan, T.I. and the "Stand Up To Cancer" collaboration.
"Here I Stand," Usher's fifth studio album featuring the hit single "Love In This Club" will be certified Platinum after this week's sales figures which bring his sales to 1,008,383.
T.I. and Jazmine Sullivan held on to their no.1 hits "Whatever You Like" and "Need U Bad" respectively on Billboard's Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs tally this week, besting Rihanna's "Disturbia" and Jennifer Hudson's "Spotlight."
Hudson's "Spotlight" jumped from 8-3 on the Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart and has reportedly become the fastest growing track at radio.
Elsewhere on the charts, T.I.'s "Whatever You Like" holds on to the no. 1 spot with sales of 145,000 copies in the United States this week, while Rihanna and Chris Brown stay firmly planted at no.3 and no.4 respectively.
Ne-Yo's "Closer;" Flo Rida's "In the Ayer;" and Kardinal Offishall's "Dangerous" round out the top ten.
Next week, we'll see how LL Cool J's 'Exit 13' album did as well as new albums from Eric Benet, Kardinal Offishall, Natalie Cole and Kenny Lattimore which were all released this Tuesday.