News: Jennifer Hudson & Seal Billed To Perform At NAACP Image Awards

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2009 11:05AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

R&B singers Jennifer Hudson and Seal have been chosen to perform at the upcoming 40th National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Awards.

The soulful duo will help ignite the forthcoming televised showcase.

Jennifer Hudson has plans, along with Seal, to take the stage at the NAACP Image Awards. The ceremony coincides with the NAACP's 100th anniversary, and will kick-start the organization's centennial celebration, which will last throughout 2009. The NAACP Image Awards show airs Thursday, February 12 at 8 PM ET on FOX. (Extra TV)

Hudson is also up for various awards at the event.

Beyonce Knowles, Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson are competing for outstanding female music artist and for best music video. They are also nominated for supporting film actress, Keys and Hudson for The Secret Life of Bees and Knowles for Cadillac Records. (Billboard)

She currently leads the showcase with the most nominations.

Hudson took home nods in both recording and motion picture categories, as did her direct competition--and onetime costars--Beyonce Knowles, who bagged six nods, and Alicia Keys, who earned four. (E! Online)

The singer sang the national anthem at last weekend's Super Bowl.

Grammy-winning singer Jennifer Hudson made her first major public appearance since the loss of her nephew and mother, with a performance at the 43rd Super Bowl. (SOHH)

Hudson will later kick-off her first-ever solo tour this spring.

Manager Damien Smith tells EW that she will headline a roughly six-week run in theater-sized venues beginning in late March or early April. "Everybody stay tuned," says Smith. "You'll be seeing a lot more of her." (Entertainment Weekly)

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