Live on Letterman: Jennifer Hudson Year-by-Year Since ‘American Idol’


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  • Dreamgirls goes into national release January 2007.
  • Hudson’s version of the lead song from Dreamgirls, “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going,” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on January 13th and became Hudson’s first top 10 hit on Hot Adult R&B Airplay chart.
  • In late February, Hudson tells Tyra Banks that she recorded a song called “Stand Up” for her new album. The song ended up becoming a bonus track.
  • Hudson wins a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress, a BAFTA for Best Supporting actress, an Academy Award for Beset Supporting Actress and over twenty other awards for her performance as Effie White in Dreamgirls.
  • On March 6th, the Mayor of Chicago declares that day “Jennifer Hudson Day.”
  • Hudson films her role as Louise in Sex and the City.

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