Jennifer Kate Hudson is a recording artist, actress and spokesperon. She rose to fame in 200 as a finalist on the third season of American Idol. She made her first film debut in Dreamgirls, which won her and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, an NAACP Image Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She won a Grammy Award for her eponymos debut album Jennifer Hudson, which was released in 2008 on Arista Records and was certified gold by the RIAA for selling over 800,000 copies in the US; with sales exceeded 1 million copies worldwide.
Hudson has sold over 1.28 million albums and 2.2 million tracks in the United States as of February 2012.