To say that the last few years for Jennifer Hudson have seen their highs and lows would be a massive understatement. Hudson leaped from obscurity to fame thanks to American Idol and a win an Oscar for her role in Dreamgirls, but dealt with personal loss with the murders of her mother, brother, and nephew last October.
Since the tragedy, Hudson has understandably stayed out of the public eye, but time heals and she's about to go back to what she does best on the biggest stage in television.
Hudson will perform the National Anthem at this year's Super Bowl, it was announced last week, preparing a return to the flashing cameras and glitz that accompanies celebrity. This year's big game will be held February 1 in Florida, and is once again expected to be the highest-rated telecast of the year (last year's game drew 148 million viewers). NBC has the rights to the broadcast this year.
But that won't be it for Hudson. Later that week she'll perform on music's biggest program--the Grammys. The Grammys will be aired by CBS on February 6. Hudson is up for three Grammys: best female R&B; vocal performance, best R&B; performance by a duo or group with vocals, and best R&B; album.