We are happy to announce that Jennifer Hudson is finally a mother! Jennifer welcomed in son David Daniel Otunga Jr. And 14oz at birth and everybody is totally ecstatic. After singing the national anthem this past year at the Democratic National Convention for the then-presidential candidate Barack Obama, Jennifer returned to the point this week to do for the now President Barack Obama.
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Hudson began singing at age seven in her Chicago church choir. As a teenager, she performed at wedding receptions and in local talent shows and musical theatre. In she transferred to Kennedy-King College in Chicago to study music and appeared in a local musical production of Big River. Hudson then landed her first professional singing job on a Disney cruise ship as Calliope, the head Greek muse, in a production of Hercules: The Musical. Rather than renew her contract with Disney, Hudson decided to audition for American Idol , where she reached the final rounds before being eliminated in seventh place. After fulfilling her obligation to perform with the American Idol: Season Three tour during the summer of , Hudson performed at charity events on Broadway and completed a concert tour throughout the Midwest. During the summer of , Hudson auditioned for Dreamgirls , a musical set in the Motown era that documented the rise and fall of a girl group. She beat out more than competitors, including third-season American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino, to secure the role. She tearfully paid tribute to them in February when she accepted the Grammy Award for best rhythm and blues album.
Jennifer Kate Hudson born September 12, , also known by her nickname J. Hud , is an American singer, actress, and philanthropist. She has been widely recognized as one of the greatest singers of all time. Cited for her soaring vocals, distinctive sound, and unique emotive abilities, she has been referred to as " The Princess of Soul " from industry peers and critics. Hudson rose to fame in as a finalist on the third season of American Idol , placing seventh. Hudson was the subject of significant media attention in when her mother, brother, and nephew were killed in a shooting.