The record was nominated for four Grammy Awards, winning the 2009 Grammy Award for Best R&B Album.

Her second album I Remember Me, released in 2011, also debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 and was certified gold by the RIAA.

In the interview she stated the song would be included on her debut album, to be released in early 2007; however, this was before she was signed to a record label.

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In one of her first appearances on a record, Hudson is featured in a duet, "The Future Ain't What It Used to Be", on Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose.

In September 2006, Hudson performed the song, "Over It," live on Fox Chicago Morning News.

As Effie White, Hudson has garnered 29 awards from film critics as Best Supporting Actress and Breakthrough Performer of 2006.

She won the Golden Globe Award as Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

On February 11, 2007, the 60th British Academy Film Awards were held in London, but Hudson was not there to accept her BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. She was my biggest inspiration." She also concluded her speech by thanking Jennifer Holliday.

The BAFTA Award went missing and Hudson did not receive her award until April 22, 2011, when it was presented to her on the Graham Norton Show. Entertainment Weekly put her performance on its end-of-the-decade, "best-of" list, saying, "Sure, Beyoncé's performance was great. But there was really only one reason we all rushed to see 2006's Dreamgirls: Jennifer Hudson's soul-to-the-rafters rendition of the classic 'And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going'.

David Otunga won a major victory in his child custody battle with singer/actress Jennifer Hudson, 36.

A judge dismissed Hudson’s petition for a restraining order and awarded Otunga primary custody of their 8-year-old son David Otunga Jr.

The victory is an important one for Otunga, who accused Hudson of cheating on him with with music producer Mali Music.

Hudson denied a romantic involvement with Mali, whom she met when she hired him to work at a party.

Hudson has won particular praise for her show-stopping onscreen rendition of the hit song, "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going", the signature song of the role, which had earlier been recorded, and had already reached the status of musical standard, because of the definitive performance of Jennifer Holliday.