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Jennifer Hudson's New Album Cover -- FIRST LOOK

Jennifer Hudson's New Album Cover -- FIRST LOOK

Here is the self-titled debut album for singer/actress Jennifer Hudson, set for release on September 30.

If you haven’t already, check out her album’s first single, “Spotlight”, which was written and produced by Ne-Yo and Stargate.

Other rumored collaborators for the 26-year-old former American Idol contestant’s album include: Akon, R. Kelly, John Legend, Jack Splash, Christopher “Tricky” Stewart, Robin Thicke, Timbaland, T-Pain, The Underdogs and Diane Warren. That’s a lot of big name contributors!!

DO YOU THINK they Photoshop-ed Jennifer Hudson too much?

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  • Yum!

    Where’s her jelly belly? Nice photoshop!!

  • shir

    With those big names her CD should be wonderful. Well I wish her the best of luck!

  • gossipgirl

    is that american apparel shes wearing?

  • jasmine

    she lost weight but not that much they definitely air brushed that picture

  • stella

    That photoshop isn’t fooling anyone…

    And from a designer’s point of view, was that font/style for her name really the best they could come up with? The cover is so.. blah.

  • yuck

    she’s a lot fatter than that. the pic is obviously photoshopped. where are the lunch lady arms with the stretch marks?

  • Anonymous

    lol she should be offended

  • teena

    Must’ve used Mariah’s retoucher.

  • George

    She looks smokin’. I hope that they didn’t photoshop the snot out of her.

  • stellar sophie

    what the hell…it’s one thing to airbrush or photoshop little flaws like birthmarks etc…but to photoshop a whole new body type is unbelievable. i’m upset that she even let that bypass to the printer! was your REAL body not good enough? why not be proud of it?! it’s a disgrace to convey such a message to plus-sized women everywhere.

  • http://justjareed socautious1

    This is absolutely ridiculous. They also did the same thing in her spotlight video. We know Jennifer Hudson and love her voice and are not so shallow that we can’t accept the real J-Hud. She needs to stand up and let her real voice be heard. She talked in the past of being proud of who she is, why? Why? Why? Come on lets get it right and keep it real. She will be more embraced and respected. Right now I’m pissed. What are you saying the real you is not good enough? It’s okay the photoshop small problem areas, this is straight retarded. I hope they change that. Come to Jen, we love you just he way you are. Your a beautiful, curvatious straight talented woman. We should be writing about your music, not this foolishness. Keep it real!

  • louie

    we all know she’s fat!

  • doooo

    Noooooo that is what she really looks like….. Just kidding…too fake!

  • WTF

    It’s 2008, everyone knows PHOTOSHOP.

  • chilly_powder

    oh please her hip start like ten miles noorth of there…

  • http://none mick

    hmm. i think she’d look better is she was herself:

    (rephotoshopped to her regular size)

  • remember da truth

    Stellar Sophie, there’s a difference between plus-sized (full breasts and hips, large bone structure, thick but in shape) and fat.
    Jennifer Hudson was fat, and no a fat body is not good enough. THAT is sending the wrong message to EVERYONE, especially in a country where heart disease is the number one killer.

  • remember da truth

    I think she looks great here — THIS is plus-sized. And she was working on getting in shape. Everyone thinks photoshop means you can completely manipulate photos into being what they aren’t, and that’s not true. She might be a little slimmer, but this isn’t that far off what she looked like back when she took the photo.
    She’s gained weight back since she was on her weight-loss program.

  • CC

    Yes, she’s way too noticeably photoshopped. They should have been more subtle with it.

  • faye

    i’ve got that same American Apparel dress!!!

  • sillyme

    That link with the “rephotoshopped” image to her regular size still isn’t right. they put some of her waist back, but what about the meaty, as my grandmother used to say, arms, neck…and face? I think they should have used her at her regular size, too. Who are they trying to fool? Everyone knows that Jennifer is a big girl.

  • kccody

    Her arms are way bigger in proportion to her waist so I think they did some pretty major photshopping there. Still a pretty woman though.

  • legs


  • Suzy q

    #16 Mick – you’re right – she does look better as her normal size!

  • Sinna

    #10 andd 11 I agree with you completly. If I were her I would be mad as hell

  • [☆I n F a m o u s☆]

    ….and the photoshop award…. does…. not! go to jennifer hudson. fatso looks ridiculous.

  • Ken

    When are our young women learn to be proud of their own body size? With the kind of comments I saw earlier the answer will be ‘not soon’.
    Especially someone as mightily talented as J Hudson should send the message that she is proud of her plus size body. But on the other hand she/lable has to sell the album to shallow people like some of the commenters before me.

  • thao

    totally photosoped. sad she isn’t proud of her real self.

  • paupau

    yeah, this is how the record company want her to look like? 30 lbs thinner?

  • adam

    i agree some photoshopping was done… but no1′s seen her in person for a while, how do we know? i think @ the end of the music video she looks that thin, and while u can photoshop a body and make it look natural kinda, u cant do it to a face, and her face was super thin @ the end of the video.

    Just sayin maybe it’s not as far of a stretch as every1 thinks.

  • lalalove

    Now, that’s what you call “good photoshop.”

  • Dach

    I see some airbrush was done to the breast area. Overall it is a nice cover. Now lets hope the tracks are just as good.

  • Marsha


  • LuckyL

    Anonymous @ 07/10/2008 at 1:12 am

    lol she should be offended

    Totally, lol

  • ♥Delicious Dimples♥

    My Girl Jennifer Looks FABULOUS!! God I Love Her…Can’t Wait Til Her Album Drops :o)

    And Who Gives A Shit If They Airbushed Her Pic….Who Hasn’t Had Their Pics Airbushed?

  • ruby

    You guys are a bunch of assholes… she looks fuckin’ awesome and no one ever talks shit when jessica simpson and paris hilton and other skinny white bitches get the all the cum stains and track marks airbrushed off their anorexic disgusting bodies….

  • Ginger

    I know she wants to be skinny and just saying she is proud of her body so people won’t cal her fat… Whatever! I’m fat and want to lose weight but too freaken lazy.
    I don’t photoshop my pictures but I do choose the best one that makes me look skinnier. hahahaha…

    I agree with kccody… her arms looks almost bigger than her waist. Totally not in proportion.

    I don’t like this girl since the day she said she doesn’t need to thank American Idol for her winning the Oscar or whatever award she won. She said she worked at Burger King does she need to thank them too? B|tch, Burger King didn’t exposed your big arse for America to see… So yeah, you should be thanking American Idol for putting your big a$s on the the dayem map!

  • anonymouse

    #27 – when men start protecting and honoring women and not using us for sexual gratification. That is when we can be complete and whole. If I were her, I would be grossly offended and would fire whomever approved this cover. We need to teach our young women unconditional acceptance. There will always be another woman more attractive, more intelligent, or more sexy. It is better to embrace ourselves as we are and practice self-acceptance and self-respect. If women do not demand self-respect from themselves, there is no reason for anyone to respect them in return. People get from the world what they give into it.

  • scotty p

    it does not matter her weight, or whether or not the photoshopped the picture “too much”!!!!… she has a beautiful voice and that’s all ya’ll should be worrying about… stop hatin.

  • Heather

    Isn’t it possible that she lost weight? I don’t know because I haven’t seen her for awhile. These Hollywood types have so many of those crazy diets where one probably could lose 20-30 lbs. in a month. I totally think it could be her if she were that thin.

  • abha

    woooooooooooooow photoshop is working good on her!!!

  • Dee

    No, you are all wrong. This is her. Look at her video. She really lost the weight, haters!!

  • jessica

    hell no her but ain’t skinnier then me..and where’s her…muffin top!!

  • Chaneace

    Real talk!! A lot of yall are some haters. I am from Chicago & I’m not a big fan of Jennifer Hudson. But I had to post a comment for the luv of “Chi City” artists. I just seen J. Hud in person on 07/02/08 at the “Taste Of Chicago” guest starring w/ Fantasia. & the girl has lost a lot of weight-& look good wit it. She is a bit smaller than Fantasia now. I took Kodak pictures and video Footage of the performance. Factly stating that’s her on the cover, if they touched it up it was only a little. Just because she decided to loose some of that extra baggage doesn’t mean she is not keeping it real. Keeping it real is having good health, feeling good in your clothes, & enjoying how u look. Who wants all that extra baggage while on stage performing…out of breath & ish trying to sing. Haters yall try it! I understand girl, J Hud do you baby and keep doing it for the “Chi” let the haters hate. Like Kanye said hate on haters. Katt Williams put it best “if you got haters you doing something right, find out how to get 10 more”

  • Chaneace

    And one more comment some of yall need anger management….its not that serious to be cussin the chick out cause she lost weight and you still out of shape and lazy. Lol!! Aint none of us gettin’ paid for this or what she is doing. So what she didn’t give Americian Idol credit – they dogged her. And Fantasia should have won that season, that girl is real talk- to the fullest. So God worked it out for a reason. I bet J Hud thanked God, lol

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    Jennifer looks great in that cover. (photoshop and all)……now, only if she could reaaaaally look like that. Wishful thinking on her part. All she needs to do now is to stop eating soooooo much and she would really look like that.


    Everyone that is commenting on her picture are all HATERS. Jennifer deserves better comments then these you all know she came all the way down from women 22 to a 7/8 you all she be pround instead of critizing. The question anyways is not her body it’s her awsome voice so let’s don’t get it twisted. Jennifer the first time I saw you I knew you were a star. Keep up the AWESOME work . Trully you are OCSAR GIRL. Love 12jesus7

  • amaerd

    I actually went to her myspace page. She REALLY is this small….

  • amaerd