Jennifer Hudson will be singing babies to sleep across the globe now that she’s teamed up with Pampers to add new flavor to an old tune.
The Grammy and Oscar-winning talent has been commissioned by Pampers to recreate the classic “Lullaby and Goodnight.” Hudson, who has had some motherly experience of singing to her two-year-son David, will deliver her personal touch on the track, which will be made available as a free download on the Pampers Facebook page.
The company is donating $100,000 to the Julian D. King Gift Foundation, a charity Hudson created in honor of her slain nephew.
“I’m so excited I get to record and make an official recording of ‘Lullaby,’” she told the BoomBox. “Music is a huge part of who I am and what I do and even my upbringing and I’m a mommy. So to me, it’s like a perfect fit to be able to do this and be able to share with other moms at the same time.”
Hudson went on to say that mothers can expect an easy-listening experience for their babies.
“I wanted it to feel good, too. Sometimes lullabies kind of feel like Christmas songs,” she said. “I still want to keep that same spirit, still where it’s like soothing. That song where you can just play, because when my baby was born, I would play jazz music and light candles and hold him around the house until he would fall asleep. And I want to bottle it all up into this and have that moment where you have a special moment.”
Aside from her Pampers connection, Hudson is back in the studio recording new music for an upcoming album. She is currently searching for the right mix of producers and songwriters to help her craft a sound.
“Well, I would like to keep songwriters like Diane Warren,” she said. “She’s amazing. Salaam [Remi] and Harvey Mason, those three will probably stay just the same. But I do want to venture out and see what’s out there. I wouldn’t mind working with newcomers with a fresh vision and new creatives.”
Hudson also discussed her recent clothing deal with QVC, explaining why she partnered with the TV and online shopping giant.
“I like connecting with my fans a lot and I felt that was the perfect vehicle to have that connection to them,” she said. “And when people see things, they love it and they want to wear it and on the red carpet [they may see it and say], ‘I don’t have $2,000 or $3,000 to pay for that piece.’ Well, I reinvented it so that you can have it and it’s the exact same thing; I’m just making it affordable.”
—Keith Murphy, CBS Local