Jennifer Hudson Shines at the 2009 Grammy Awards!!
A tearful Jennifer Hudson won her first Grammy, for the best R&B Album of the Year, thanking her family “in heaven and those who are with me today.” Hudson made no direct reference to the killings of her mother, brother and nephew that had kept her in seclusion until just this month. But while fighting back tears, she made it clear that her family was foremost on her mind. Hudson later performed You Pulled Me Through, a typically strong vocal performance; as she sang the last note, she looked directly into the camera and dissolved into tears .
Jennifer Hudson’s self-titled debut album was a 2009 Grammy nominee for R&B Album of the Year, while her song Spotlight was in the running for the Best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. In addition, Hudson shared a nomination for the Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals for her duet with Fantasia on I’m His Only Woman.
“It’s been a childhood dream of mine to release an album, so to receive four Grammy nominations is truly a blessing. I’m extremely honored and humbled by the nominations,” Hudson had said in a statement released by Arista Records earlier.
Hudson’s Grammy Award Acceptance Speech and Performance
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