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Jennifer Hudson Wins Grammy -- Best R&B Album

Jennifer Hudson Wins Grammy -- Best R&B Album

Jennifer Hudson (in RM by Roland Mouret Trenet) accepts the Grammy for best R&B album at the 2009 Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on Sunday in Los Angeles.

“I don’t really know what to say,” the 27-year-old singer said during her acceptance speech, trying to fight back tears. “First of all, I got Whitney Houston presenting me [with my award]. Wow, I’m just in awe right now. First of all, I’d like to thank God who has brought me through. I’d like to thank my family in heaven and those who are here today… Clive Davis, Barry Weiss, everyone at Arista, [my fiance David Otunga], everybody, thank you all.”

Other pictures include Jennifer at the 2009 Grammy Salute To Industry Icons honoring Clive at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday (February 7).

Jennifer Hudson – “You Pulled Me Through”, Grammys 2009

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Photos: Jason Merritt/Frazer Harrison/Kevin Winter/Getty, Robyn Beck/AFP
Posted to: Grammys 2009, Jennifer Hudson

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  • chef

    The fact that s he managed to finish her song without breaking down, shows her strength.

  • chef

    The fact that she managed to finish her song without breaking down, showed her strength.

  • [☆I n F a m o u s☆]

    the joke – she won ‘best r&b album’ – and her album barely went gold – and got no radio play.

  • RE:[☆I n F a m o u s☆]

    HA! In your face bytch! She won it! Who cares if it didnt go plantnum yet. Shes the best. Great voice and multi talented.

  • RE:[☆I n F a m o u s☆]

    What radio are you listening too? Go back to your hole!

  • musicfan

    She’s a strong, beautiful woman with a fantastic voice.

    Congrats to her!

    M.I.A. has been the fiercest girl of the night, though!

  • bdj

    Congrats to Jennifer. Great performance at the Grammys.

  • info

    Actually nobody in that category sold as many albums as jhud. She’s the only one who has sold 600,000 plus. I still think she should have won best vocal and Al Green should have one best r and b album. But still get your facts straight infamous.

  • LEA

    infamous stfu. Jennifer had me crying like a lil baby. GOD bless her and keep her..

  • Jennie

    she is SO talented. i love jennifer! and she looks beautiful!

  • ellie

    Jennifer is amazing beautiful voice I’m very happy for her.. god bless ..

  • adfadsf

    amazingly talented…

  • New fan

    wow. her performance was mind blowing. Perfect, appropriate song to sing for a comeback. Love her

  • not me

    Amazing voice!! So glad to see her back on the front stage.
    that MIA woman on the other hand is just show and no talent.

  • john

    lol @ punk from I love New York for trying to remain relevant. I give that relationship 2 months

  • tora

    God bless her!!!!

  • malolm

    this was a sympathy vote. al Green album is way better than that garbage

  • g-girl

    Wow, only 17 comments while Jennifer and Brad got 500 something. I just have to laugh. This performance was mind blowing and so touching. She is an incredible spirit and I just hope she continues to go on and do well. She deserves it.

  • reesey

    To [☆I n F a m o u s☆], shut up, album sales doesn’t mean shit her cd is very good and she is very talented……plus to be able to pull this song off how she did was awesome so don’t front on my girl.

    Jennifer Hudson I love you and you look so pretty, stay strong!

    R.I.P to her family

  • she-who-shall-not-be-named

    I’m impressed by her style upgrade. For a while since she broke into the spotlight her stylist was trying to squeeze her into those barbie dresses to make her fit in with the rest of thin Hollywood. She has found her style identity that works for her voluptuous figure and the right outfit work miracles on her weight since she came back for the Superbowl performance. Good job Jennifer.

  • she-who-shall-not-be-named

    I’m impressed by her style upgrade. For a while since she broke into the spotlight her stylist was trying to squeeze her into those barbie dresses to make her fit in with the rest of thin Hollywood. She has found her style identity that works for her voluptuous figure and the right outfit work miracles on her weight since she came back for the Superbowl performance. Good job Jennifer.

  • Seraphina

    God Bless Jennifer Hudson. What a tremendous amount of sadness in her life over the past weeks. I couldnt imagine singing that song and keeping it together. She always said her mother was her grounding along with her faith in God.

    I hope that ‘Punk” from I love New York is for real with this girl. I mean he found someone a million times better and he is an attorney, but, still someone that pledged their love to New York on a reality show like I Love New York seems questionable at best.

  • http://gpost Team Lara Croft

    love her!


    Right from the first time that i heard her music i know she’s going to make it her voice is unique

  • kara

    If you’d lost all your family, you would cry for some months and wouldn’t look that beautiful, but it seems different for American stars… I guess it’s how it works @ Hollywood.

  • http://england lily

    aww bless her, she did that song beautifully, i hope she is still here for years and years to come.

  • nik

    Kara, that happened over four months ago. What’s the appropriate time before someone can come out of hididng and try to start living again?

  • Maria (Shorty)

    She looked absolutely beautiful last night. Amazing strength to do what she did. I don’t think I could have finished the song. Glad she won a Grammy as well. An Oscar and an Grammy — not bad at all. Good for you Ms. Hudson!!

  • Maria (Shorty)

    nik: I don’t think I would have come out as soon as Jennifer, as I don’t think I’d have her strength — especially to have lost her Mum, Brother and nephew in such a horrific way. I would still be shut up in room. So proud that she’s back and moving forward. Good for her!

  • Maria (Shorty)

    Kara: It has nothing to do with ‘Hollywood’. It has EVERYTHING to do with Jennnifer inner strength.

  • mmyryrmy

    bengihvy gkyuy,rlf bad baD BAD bad very very very bad

  • tana

    Beautiful, strong, talented…..what else is there to say other than HER performance was the best of the night. Anyone who has had to endure such heartbreak and is able to face the public in the aftermath, deserves every award possible.

    Her song and her performance brought me to tears. May she always continue to be blessed and I hope that she receives all the support she needs to make it through this tragedy.

    Love you, Jennifer!!!!!!!

  • lise

    loved it, thanks for posting jj

  • J.

    A M A Z I N G

  • dianel

    I like her singing but I did’nt like the dress she wore on the red carpet

  • cain

    oh, try not to say boring.

  • Vivian

    Jennifer was terrific! A sympathy vote? I don’t think so, JHud deserve every award, her voice is amazing, and no one in the music industry can touch her, she’s an original! Not phony, plastic, and put together by a music studio sound group. Everything is real about JHud, considering the so call music artist like Beyonce, Britney Spears, and Rihanna, which lack creativity, style, and sound.

  • Lydia

    Grammy winners don’t win judged on popularity, gold or air time it’s about the album itself.

    Congrats Jen!


    i thought that performance was incredible it actually gave me chills
    jennifer is a very talented singer and to be able to perform so soon
    after a terrible tragedy is not but the lord’s work, but for her to win a
    grammy for best r&b album was i think a sympathy thing because the
    album i thought it sucked.

  • Custom T

    She deserved to win.