Another Award for Jennifer Hudson
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Jennifer Hudson, American Idol season three finalist, has acquired another award to include in her collection. Apart from her Academy Award, Golden Globe, Oscar, BAFTA and SAG Award, she is now the recipient of the Sammy Davis Jr. Award for Entertainer of the Year at the 21st Anniversary Soul Train Music Awards.

The Soul Train Music Awards is an annul award show that pays tribute to the best in Black music and entertainment. Held in Paramount Pictures Studios in Los Angeles, California, it showcases musical performances by various artists.

Hudson, a 25-year old singer-actress, is a native from Chicago who studied at Dunbar Vocational Career Academy. She got exposed in the entertainment scene, as she became one of the finalists on the third season of American Idol. And although she did not win on the reality talent competition, her career still took off. She landed a spot on the musical film Dreamgirls where she won numerous awards and recognitions for her distinct performance. Furthermore, she became the third African-American to grace the cover of Vogue magazine.

Upon Hudson’s acceptance of her latest award, she lightly pondered on her sudden rise to fame and stardom, starting from her stint on American Idol. "I just can't believe I got the Sammy Davis Jr. award," said Hudson, who also performed during the show. "I'm standing on the same stage where I made the top 32 of American Idol."

Other winners of 21st Anniversary Soul Train Music Awards included Jaime Foxx for best male album for "Unpredictable" and Mary J. Blige for best female album for “The Breakthrough.” John Legend also won best male single for “Save Room,” Gnarls Barkley for best single in the category for group for “Crazy,” Ne-Yo for best new soul for “Sexy Love,” Beyonce for best female single for “Irreplaceable,” and Kirk Franklin for best gospel album for “Sounds from the Storm, Volume 1.”

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

Source: CBS News