Exclusive Interview

Jennifer Hudson Talks New Album 'JHUD' and Working with R. Kelly

The GRAMMY-winning R&B songstress spices things up on her third studio LP, which boasts collabs with Pharrell, R. Kelly, Timbaland and more
August 19, 2014

Set to unleash her third studio album on September 23, American Idol alum Jennifer Hudson transforms into JHUD on her latest singles "I Can't Describe (The Way I Feel)" and "Walk It Out." On the set of Trending 10 today, the R&B diva introduced herself by simply stating: "I'm the boss of everything." 

She discussed the inspiration behind the album's edgier, more upbeat vibe with the same enthusiasm. "I want it to reflect my person–not just as a vocalist, but as a music-lover."

The GRAMMY-winner also admitted that her collaboration with fellow Chi-Town native R. Kelly"It's Your World," is as much of a "vocal marathon" as her July 9 tweet stated. "Trying to duplicate R. Kelly's vocals–cause when he demos something, you don't wanna change a thing–I wanted every nook and cranny. The biggest challenge was to sing it an octave up from what he did."

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