R&B superstar Jennifer Hudson displays natural, raw talent in both music and acting. After her auditions for American Idol in 2004, Jennifer became the local celebrity for Chicago. Her vocal prowess landed her a starring role in the film, “Dreamgirls”, where her performance earned her over 30 awards, including a Golden Globe. But the singer was just getting started — she got signed, found love, and starred in two films, “The Secret Life of Bees” and “Sex and the City,” while recording her first album. However, Jennifer faced tremendous loss in 2008 when her mother, brother, and nephew were murdered. She processed her grief through music, releasing the hit song, “You Pulled Me Through”, which spoke to her emotions and how her family inspired her. Although Jennifer endured dark times, she emerged with strength and resolve through the support of her family and friends. Jennifer continues to see success, from singing for Obama to adding her name to the Hollywood Walk of Fame; there is no doubt that Jennifer has dynamic talent across the board. Watch Behind the Music now on Paramount+. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.