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The first decade of the world's second millennium may be all a blur for Jennifer Hudson. She has been pulled and pushed through extreme emotional instances that few would have the gumption to manage. Most of it started with her singing ability that landed her a spot on American Idol. Although she only managed to garner a seventh place finish during the contest, movie producers saw something in the songstress that they believed would relate to audiences.
Hudson was cast on the theatrical release of Dreamgirls. Her performance propelled her to the front of the Award lines. She captured an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress from the Academy. She captured a Golden Globe Award. The Screen Actors Guild also got in on the backslapping with another as did BAFTA and the NAACP Image folks. With her screen appeal secured, she went back to work on her vocal talents.
In 2008, Hudson debuted with her similarly named album, Jennifer Hudson. It rocketed to exceed worldwide sales of one million copies, earning the distinction of a U.S. Certified Gold record. In 2011, her sophomore effort gained similar commercial success.
But there were low points in between. In the latter part of 2008, Hudson lost her mother, brother and nephew in a gun battle in Chicago. The one suspect that has been arrested for the crimes began a murder trial in late April 2012. Hudson was the first witness called by the State of Illinois to describe her knowledge of the events.
Hudson is well know as a spokeswoman and advocate for a weight loss program. Over one year, the singer lost more than 75 pounds that created a stir in Hollywood at the substantial change in the way Jennifer appeared. She has now penned an autobiography directed related to her weight loss and how she managed it.