Monday, August 11, 2008
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST Song Of The Day-Jennifer Hudson
Since I featured Jennifer Hudson a couple of months ago for her performance in Dreamgirls, Arista Records has announced a release date for her debut CD and also released the first single and video. The CD is titled Jennifer Hudson and will be released Sept. 30 and that is the cover. With all the talk about Jennifer's weight, she sure looks good. Among those contributing to the album are Akon, Ne-Yo, R. Kelly, John Legend, Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, Stargate, Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, Robin Thicke, Timbaland, T-Pain, The Underdogs & Diane Warren. They're still finalizing the track placement but the Timbaland song Pocketbook featuring Ludacris is confirmed. Spotlight is an excellent song written and produced by current R & B "It" boy Ne-Yo along with his frequent collaborators the Norwegian duo Stargate (Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel S. Eriksen). They just hit a home run with Rhianna's Take A Bow. There's also a remix of Spotlight featuring rapper Rick Ross. Spotlight has reached #14 on the Billboard R & B Singles chart. I like the song. Jennifer is great and I have to give Ne-Yo credit for creating a great hook. The video is pretty good too. The guy is Tyler Perry actor Ryan Gentles. So check out the video for Spotlight by Jennifer Hudson.