- In February 2009, Jennifer Hudson makes her first public appearance after the murders to sing the Star Spangled Banner at the Super Bowl.
- Hudson tours with British R&B singer, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Robin Thicke[/lastfm].
- Her debut self-titled album won her three 2009 Grammy Award nominations including Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for “Spotlight”, Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for “I’m His Only Woman” with Fantasia Barrino, and Best R&B Album for Jennifer Hudson. She won for Best R&B Album.
- Hudson sang “I Will Be There” at Michael Jackson’s memorial service on July 7th.
- In August, Fragments, an indie film based on a novel, gets released to DVD. The movie is Hudson’s fourth film appearance.
- A Christmas special airs on December 2009 called Jennifer Hudson: I’ll Be Home for Christmas.