News: Jennifer Hudson To Kick-Off Super Bowl
Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 6:30AM
Grammy-winning singer Jennifer Hudson has been chosen to perform at next month's Super Bowl.
Her appearance at the annual event was confirmed this week.
Jennifer Hudson is using sports' grandest stage to make her return to the spotlight. The NFL confirmed Wednesday that Hudson will sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl in Tampa, Florida on Feb. 1. (Billboard)The singer has been absent from the public recently.
Hudson hasn't made a public appearance since her 57-year-old mother, Darnell Hudson Donerson; 29-year-old brother Jason Hudson; and 7-year-old nephew Julian King were slain in Chicago in October. Her estranged brother-in-law has been charged in the killings. (Associated Press)
Following the Super Bowl, Hudson will make her way to the Grammys ceremony.
She is up for four Grammys for her self-titled album, including best R&B album, best female R&B vocal performance, best R&B song for "Spotlight" and best R&B performance by a duo or group with vocals for her duet with Fantasia, "I'm His Only Woman." The 51st Annual Grammy Awards will air on CBS and will telecast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.[For more on your favorite R&B singers peep SOHH Soulful]