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What I've been waiting for is FINALLY here!! Here is the stunningnew video from Jennifer Hudson, "If This Isn't Love". Just in time for Valentine's day, huh? sigh... this is for you, Courtney! :)
Make sure to watch for Jennifer, as she is the front runner, on the NAACP Image Awards. She leads with 8 nominations and she will be performing along with Beyonce, Stevie Wonder, and more. It airs tomorrow at 8pm on FOX!
After a week of rousing performances, including her knockout appearance at Sunday's Grammys, Jennifer Hudson is ready to take her show on the road.
The Grammy winner, 27, will kick off her first solo tour on April 2 in Philadelphia alongside R&B singer Robin Thicke.
The duo will co-headline a five-week U.S. tour that will wrap up ends in Houston on May 8.
"I am so grateful – my first Grammy and my first tour. It doesn't get better than that," Hudson told PEOPLE in an exclusive statement.
On the itinerary are concert stops in Baltimore, Washington, D.C, New York City, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis, St. Louis, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Dallas, among other cities.
Days after her triumphant return to the spotlight with her Super Bowl appearance, Jennifer Hudson is booked for Grammy-related events, including a party honoring music mogul Clive Davis.
The singer rehearsed for the Saturday party on Thursday night, singing her hit "Spotlight." Hudson and Davis embraced during the rehearsal.
Davis said Hudson specifically asked to be included in the evening, in which the Recording Academy is honoring the legendary music producer and executive.
Wow... I'm guessing Whitney Houston or Fantasia [considering their duet for the Grammy-nominated song "His Only Woman"]
"Very touchingly, she called me when she read of my lifetime achievement award, (and said) that she wanted to be part of it, that she wanted to come back with her musical life, so, of course, that is touching," he says. He added that Hudson will also be performing a surprise duet "that people won't see elsewhere."
The eagerly anticipated film, based on the best-selling book of the same name, boasts an all-star cast including Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Lenny Kravitz, Mariah Carey, Kimberly Russell, and Sherri Shepherd of 'The View.'
Newcomer Gabourey Sidibe (pictured below in blue) is playing the starring role.
Verbally and sexually abused by her family, her troubles lead to problems in school. Precious, as she is known, has no friends, no money, two kids (from her father), and she's illiterate. After being accepted into an alternative school where a teacher (played by Patton) helps her find an alternative path in her life. Along her journey, she comes across a concerned social worker (played by Carey) and a nurse (played by Kravitz) who shows her much kindness.
source: Black Voices
Jennifer Hudson, fresh off of a well received performance at the Super Bowl, is ready to hit the road !
According to Damien Smith, Hudson's manager, the "If This Isn't Love" singer is close to announcing a six week tour.
Slated to take place this spring, Hudson's tour would end up being the diva's first major headlining tour since the release of her Grammy-nominated debut.
According to Smith, Hudson's tour will likely kick off late March or early April.
In related news, Jennifer Hudson has been tapped to perform at the NAACP Image Awards.
Organizers say Hudson will perform during the live show slated to premiere on Fox Feb. 12.
Hudson will be joined by Seal, Taraji P. Henson, KeKe Palmer, Kerry Washington and Tyler Perry who are all confirmed to appear.
Jennifer Hudson's self-titled debut is also nominated for eight NAACP Image Awards and four Grammy Awards.
LA Times went as far as to say this:
The most emotional moment of pregame came when Jennifer Hudson sang a stunning rendition of the national anthem, one that even drew applause in the press box, where no cheering is allowed. That almost never happens.
MTV had something to say, too:
Stepping onto a small blue platform, Hudson took a deep breath and leaned easily into the microphone, letting loose her signature crystalline vocals on the country's anthem, bringing the song a dreamy quality that rivaled one of the other great renditions of the anthem at the big game: Whitney Houston's legendary soul shakedown in 1991 during the first Gulf War.