Monday, December 28, 2009

CD Spotlight - Jennifer Hudson - Jennifer Hudson


Title: Jennifer Hudson
Author: Jennifer Hudson
Media type: Sound Recording
Genre: R&B/ Soul

Every decade or so, a new voice emerges that is transcendent, timeless. In the ‘60s, Aretha was royalty; the ‘70s were under Chaka’s control; Whitney owned the ‘80s and Mariah lead the ‘90s. For this new decade, it could be very well be all about Jennifer Hudson. With her high-powered soulful style, the 26-year old Chicago native had already achieved feats that are reserved for most young singers’ dreams. The former American Idol contestant nabbed a much-deserved Academy Award for her unforgettable role as Effie in the 2006 movie adaptation of the Broadway musical Dreamgirls along with Golden Globe, SAG, BAFTA and Broadcast Film Critic’s Association Awards. (Retrieved December 14, 2009, http://www.jenniferhudson.com/biography)

Jennifer Hudson, a Chicago Native was another American Idol contestant. She was not successful in winning, but her career has taken off tremendously as a result. She has appeared in two great movies, Dreamgirls and The Secret Life of Bees. In her debut album, simply entitled Jennifer Hudson, she has shown that her voice is extremely versatile and that she has what it takes to appeal to all ages. I enjoyed this CD very much, because she has some slower songs, but also some fast songs that show her fun side as well. I think you will enjoy this CD and if you are not already a fan as I am, I think you soon will become one after listening to her first CD. Looking forward to her next one.
Of course, my favorite song is If This Isn’t Love. The title says it all. If all of the things around me seem like this is love, then why would it not be. Very simple, yet powerful song.

If This Isn’t Love
God sent me an angel up from above
To love me for life
Things would be perfect
Only because it's the only way
I can describe and say

[Chorus:]
If This Isn't Love
See what it is, is like I'd be dreaming and just playin crazy

If this isn't love
See what it is, cause I never felt like this baby

If this isn't love

Go take a listen and let me know what you think. Or sample some of her other songs and give us your interpretatoion.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can not speak for the others, but Jennifer Hudson is just simply amzaing. She has really made a lot of other major artists very uncomfortable. Jennifer Hudson is the type of talent that will make you go back in the lab and re-due an album. This young multi-talented super star is getting ready to make even bigger noise in the industry. Jhud's ship is about to set sail.