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In 2009, Hudson starred as Kathy Archenault in Fragments, a film based on the novel by Roy Freirich, with Dakota Fanning and Forest Whitaker. In 2010, Hudson started filming the biopic film Winnie Mandela In January 2008, Hudson returned to the studio to record new songs for her debut studio album.Her label was reportedly unhappy with the direction they were sending Hudson musically and decided it would be best to scrap the older songs and instead focus on new ones.Her subsequent studio albums, I Remember Me (2011) and JHUD (2014), saw continued commercial success with the former also being certified gold in the United States.Hudson received her second Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album in 2017 as a cast member on The Color Purple.In 2015, she made her Broadway debut in the role of Shug Avery in The Color Purple.Following her elimination from American Idol and performance in Dreamgirls, Hudson was later signed to Arista Records by Clive Davis and released her self-titled debut studio album in 2008, which was certified gold in the United States, sold over a million copies worldwide, and received a Grammy Award for Best R&B Album.Hudson worked with Ryan Tedder and Timbaland on a number of songs.Her debut single, "Spotlight" was released on June 10, 2008, and became Hudson's first top 40 hit peaking at number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became a top 20 hit in the United Kingdom and Turkey.
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.During her acceptance speech, Hudson said: "Oh, my God, I have to just take this moment in. Also starring in the film are fellow Oscar nominees Queen Latifah and Sophie Okonedo, as well as Alicia Keys.The film opened on October 17, 2008, and grossed over million at the box office.The power-ballad would later become available on the deluxe edition of Hudson's self-titled album as a bonus track.In November 2005, Hudson was cast in the role of Effie White for the film adaptation of the musical Dreamgirls, which also starred Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles and Eddie Murphy. She won the role over hundreds of professional singers and actresses, including Fantasia Barrino.
In September 2006, Hudson performed the song, "Over It," live on Fox Chicago Morning News.