Jennifer Hudson’s name inspires pure admiration and love among her fans and the music community. Once an American Idol contestant, this star has risen to the height of her career as a recording artist, actress and author. And now the Fallsview Casino Resort will be presenting Jennifer Hudson in Niagara Falls on October 7 and 8.
Hudson won a Grammy Award for her debut album, Jennifer Hudson in 2008, with sales exceeding a million copies worldwide. Her second album, I Remember Me, was released 2011. Her third studio album JHUD was released last year with the hit 70s stylized up-tempo ballad, titled "I Can't Describe (The Way I Feel) featuring T.I. She recently performed this song alongside Chaka Khan, Evelyn Champagne King, and T.I. at the 2013 Soul Train Awards. You can expect to hear this and all her hits at Fallsview Casino Resort on the 7th and 8th October.
She made her film debut portraying Effie White in Dreamgirls (2006) with widespread critical acclaim. She is the winner of 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 has also appeared films such as Sex and the City (2008), The Secret Life of Bees (2008) and Winnie Mandela (2013).
This amazing woman has seen extreme tragedy and great success. In October 2008 her mother, brother and nephew were killed in a shooting. She has shown resilience and courage in the face of misfortune, and performed on American Idol and The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2009. The day after the death of Whitney Houston, Hudson paid tribute to her by the iconic song "I Will Always Love You" during the 54th Grammy Awards in 2012.
Before she was famous, Hudson used to sing on a cruise ship. She did again this year in June as a the headliner for a new concert series on Carnival Cruise Lines called Carnival Live, with other big names like Chicago, Daughtry, Foreigner, Gavin DeGraw, Jewel, Lady Antebellum and STYX. Hudson has sold 1,280,000 albums and 2,237,000 singles in the United States as of February 2012 and we can’t wait to see what she does next.
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