Jennifer Hudson is the debut album by American singer and actress Jennifer Hudson released on September 30, 2008 in the United States.
The first single, "Spotlight", written and produced by Ne-Yo and Stargate, hit U.S. radio on June 9, 2008 and the following day was available as a music download.
Reviews for the album have been mixed. Sarah Rodman of The Boston Globe said that, "Despite its flaws, Hudson's debut comes on much like her Dreamgirls character, with admirable self-assurance and real-girl sensuality." Chris Willman of Entertainment Weekly said that, "None are exceptional, but they're all a sufficient delivery system for those spectacular vocal chops." Andy Kellman of Allmusic said, "Few vocalists as young as Hudson have a voice that is as versatile and expressive, proficient enough to pull off a multi-dimensional set of R&B songs, yet her debut is as tricked out as that of an artist with a small fraction of the talent."
The album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 with sales of 217,000 copies sold in the United States. In its second week, the album fell to number 4, with sales of 63,000 copies. According to United World Chart, the album sold 351,000 copies worldwide in the first three weeks.
02 If This Isn't Love
03 Pocketbook [Ft. Ludacris]
04 Giving Myself
05 What's Wrong [Go Away] [Ft. T-Pain]
06 My Heart
07 You Pulled Me Through
08 I'm His Only Woman [Ft. Fantasia]
09 Can't Stop The Rain
10 We Gon' Fight
12 And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going
13 Jesus Promised Me A Home Over There
14 All Dressed In Love
15 Stand Up
iPod / iPhone users will find this album nicely formatted, ready to be imported to iTunes. Just drag the folder as playlist to your playlists in iTunes. Album art is already assigned to mp3's. Please provide comments if it works well with your iTunes.