Jennifer Hudson's Rise to Stardom
From American Idol alum to Grammy®-winning superstar, see how Jennifer followed her dreams through the years.
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Jennifer released her self-titled debut album in 2008. On the album, she worked with high-profile producers and songwriters including Ne-Yo, Missy Elliott, T-Pain and Timbaland. The album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 and released three singles, including "Spotlight," which became Jennifer's first top 30 hit on the Billboard charts.