Jennifer Hudson has been through the most trying time in her life. Her mother, brother and nephew were recently murdered in their Chicago home. Jennifer received four Grammy nominations and expressed her gratitude by stating:
“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.”
Jennifer Hudsonwas nominated for best R&B album for her self-titled album, best female R&B vocal performance, best R&B song for “Spotlight” and best R&B performance by a duo or group with vocals for her duet with Fantasia, “I’m His Only Woman.”
The nominations were announced on the same day her estranged brother-in-law, William Balfour, was ordered held without bail in the Chicago shooting deaths of Jennifer’s mother, brother and nephew.