HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – Jennifer Hudson, who went from being a cruise ship
singer to an Oscar and Grammy winner in six years, received the 2,512th
star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today.
Record producer and music industry executive Clive Davis joined
at the 11:30 a.m. ceremony at 6262 Hollywood Blvd. in front
of the W Hollywood Hotel.
The ceremony comes two weeks before the release of Hudson’s latest
movie, “Black Nativity,” her first musical since her Oscar-winning
performance in her film debut in 2006′s “Dreamgirls.”
Hudson rocketed to fame on the Fox singing competition “American Idol”
in 2004 even though she finished only seventh.
Hudson won a best rhythm and blues album Grammy in 2009 for her self-
titled debut album. Her second album, “I Remember Me,” was released in March
2011 and was certified as gold by the trade organization the Recording Industry
Association of America.
Hudson’s other film credits include “Sex and the City: The Movie,”
“The Secret Life of Bees,” “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete,” and