Jennifer Hudson wins Best R&B Album Grammy Award for debut
UPI News Service, 02/08/2009
Jennifer Hudson won the prize for R&B album of the year at the 51st annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles Sunday for her self-titled solo debut.
The triumph is a bittersweet one for the Oscar-winning star of "Dreamgirls" -- whose mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew were shot to death, allegedly by her brother-in-law, last October. Hudson had been keeping a low profile as she grieved for her slain family members.
She made her first public appearance at last week's Super Bowl where she lip-synced to a stirring rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner," which she had pre-recorded.