Actress Jennifer Hudson and her son David Daniel Otunga Jr. attend the Fourth Annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel on February 24, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.
Jennifer Kate Hudson (born September 12, 1981) is an American recording artist, actress and spokesperson.
She came to prominence in 2004 as one of the finalists on the third season of American Idol coming in seventh place.
She made her film debut in the 2006 film Dreamgirls, which won her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, an NAACP Image Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
She won a Grammy Award for her eponymous debut album, Jennifer Hudson, which was released in 2008 on Arista Records and was certified gold by the RIAA for selling over 800,000 copies in the US; sales exceeded 1 million copies worldwide. Additionally, it spawned the hit single Spotlight.
Her second album I Remember Me was released in March 2011, and has reached number two on the Billboard 200, selling 165,000 copies in its first week of release.