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AVAILABLE NOW ON iTUNES
Forever etched in history as one of the most amazing performances of the nation's anthem, Jennifer Hudson's rousing rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner," is now available on iTunes.
Hudson's Super Bowl XLIII performance on Sunday elicited rave reviews nationwide, including the NY Daily News' declaration that "Hudson redefined our national anthem last night as statement of hope, faith and � yes � even a hint of defiance."
A portion of the proceeds will go to the Hudson-King Foundation, whose specific purpose is to care for the needs of families who have lost relatives to a violent crime.
Hudson's next nationally televised performance will be at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards on February 8, for which she's nominated for four awards, including Best R&B Album for her RIAA-certified Gold debut, Jennifer Hudson.
BEST R&B ALBUM, BEST FEMALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE, BEST R&B SONG, BEST R&B PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
New York, NY � In a true testament to her multi-faceted talents, Academy Award winning actress/Arista recording star Jennifer Hudson and her RIAA-certified Gold self-titled debut album received 4 Grammy Award nominations for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards, including Best R&B Album, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song for "Spotlight," and Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for "I'm His Only Woman" with label mate Fantasia.
"It's been a childhood dream of mine to release an album, so to receive 4 Grammy nominations is truly a blessing. I'm extremely honored and humbled by the nominations," states Hudson.
Hudson's eponymous debut album entered at #2 on Billboard's Top 200 and marked the biggest first week sales for a debut R&B female since 2004. Her first single "Spotlight" spent nine weeks at #1 on Urban radio formats, while the accompanying video was a Top 10 staple on BET's "106 & Park" and is currently in the Top 10 on VH1.
The follow-up smash hit from the Grammy nominated album is the beautiful mid-tempo "If This Isn't Love," with a video premiere slated for January 2009.