Multi-platinum Oscar and Grammy Award®-winning global superstar, Jennifer Hudson, has confirmed she will be returning to Australia next month for a whirlwind promotional tour.
'Australia, I'm coming back!! Can't wait to see you all, it's been too long x"- Jennifer Hudson
In town to promote her latest single, -Remember Me', co-written with Jamie Hartman, co-writer of Rag'n'Bone Man's worldwide multi-platinum #1 smash, -Human'. Jennifer will perform the powerful mid-tempo ballad on Channel Nine's The Voice on Sunday June 18th alongside other exciting media moments which include an intimate fan event with KIIS FM'S IHEARTRADIO Live Series.
Geraint Davies COO of IHEARTRADIO Australia said: 'We are ecstatic to be working with our great partner Sony to add Jennifer's amazing talent to the IHEARTRADIO Live Series in Australia. Those KIIS winners lucky enough to get to see her perform will be blown away and will be the first to hear some of her new material."
Leigh Aramberri, Executive Producer, The Voice said: "To have the immense talent of Jennifer Hudson - a Voice family member, join us on the Voice Australia, is something we're very excited about. We can't wait for Jennifer to perform as well as mentor our artists, something she's very keen to do and we can't wait to have her and her tremendous talent visit our show."
Grammy® and Academy Award winner and best-selling author Jennifer Hudson is an extraordinary talent who went from singing in a small Chicago church to worldwide acclaim. After appearing as a contestant on American Idol in 2004, Hudson's career was launched in 2006, with her film debut portrayal of Effie White in Dreamgirls, the adaptation of the Broadway musical. The Academy Award-winning breakout performance garnered her nearly 30 awards including the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA, and NAACP Image awards. On record, Hudson went on to chart three Top 10 albums in Billboard, starting with her RIAA platinum self-titled #2 Soundscan debut of 2008 (which won the Grammy Award® for Best R&B Album); followed by the RIAA Gold #2 debut I REMEMBER ME (2011); and JHUD (2014) featuring the Grammy®-nominated -It's Your World.' In addition to Dreamgirls, additional film credits include Sex and the City, Secret Life of Bees, Winnie Mandela, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, Black Nativity, ChiRaq, and Monster as well as television appearances on Smash, Empire, and HBO's Confirmation, among others. In 2012, Hudson published her New York Times best-selling memoir, I Got This: How I Changed My Ways, Found Myself and Lost Everything that Weighed Me Down. In 2013, she was honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her indelible success in the music industry. She made her Broadway debut in the 2015 revival of The Color Purple, in the role of Shug Avery for which she won a Grammy®. In December 2016, she played Motormouth Maybelle in the television special Hairspray Live. And featured in Universal Picture's animated hit film Sing and went on to begin her highly-rated stint as a coach on The Voice UK. Next up, Hudson stars in Netflix' original film, Sandy Wexler alongside Adam Sandler, which begins streaming April 14, 2017. Together with her sister Julia, Jennifer Hudson co-founded the Julian D. King Gift Foundation as a catalyst for change in children's health, education and welfare.