Fresh off of her incredible tribute to Prince at the BET Awards, Jennifer Hudson has signed with EPIC Records and will finally start recording new music! J-Hud is teaming up with L.A. Reid and Clive Davis who both worked with Whitney Houston on “The Bodyguard” soundtrack.
“Jennifer Hudson is the defining voice of this generation,” said Mr. Reid. “Her award-winning presence on records, in film, and on stage establishes her as one of the premiere artists to emerge in this century. I’m enjoying collaborating with my friend and mentor Clive Davis on Jennifer’s first Epic album and excited for her fans to hear what we’re up to…all will be revealed soon!”
Davis who is credited with discovering Houston is equally excited to work with Hudson again.
“I signed Jennifer in 2007 believing her to be the strongest candidate as the next generation’s Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston,” said Mr. Davis. “She has become that, as LA and I excitingly reunite to capture Jennifer at her all time best.”
Hudson who first came to fame on “American Idol” and has won an Oscar, Grammys, and appeared on Broadway is equally excited about this next phase of her career.
“I couldn’t be more excited to embark on this new chapter with two of the most prolific musical legends of this generation,” said Ms. Hudson. “There is no doubt that this is just the beginning of a very special collaboration and I know that the result will be something unforgettable. I am looking forward to the creative process and sharing new music very soon!