VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Delivers A Powerful Performance at March for Our Lives
This afternoon, singer Jennifer Hudson joined an all-star lineup of performers taking to the stage at the March for Our Lives to end gun violence. Hudson closed out the afternoon with a powerful gospel rendition of the Bob Dylan classic, "The Times They Are A-Changin'" backed by a full choir. See the inspiring performance here.
March For Our Lives is a movement led by students across the country taking action to stop the epidemic of mass school shootings in the United States. In the wake of seventeen lives taken at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Florida, on March 24, millions filled the streets of Washington, DC, and cities all over the country to demand that their lives and safety become a priority.
Hudson's career was launched in 2006, with her film debut portrayal of Effie White in Dreamgirls, the adaptation of the Broadway musical. The Academy Award-winning breakout performance garnered her nearly 30 awards including the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA, and NAACP Image awards. On record, Hudson went on to chart three Top 10 albums in Billboard, starting with her RIAA platinum self-titled #2 Soundscan debut of 2008 (which won the Grammy Award® for Best R&B Album); followed by the RIAA gold #2 debut I Remember Me (2011); and JHUD (2014) featuring the Grammy®-nominated "It's Your World." Her film credits include Sex and the City, Secret Life of Bees, Winnie Mandela, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, Black Nativity, ChiRaq, and Monster as well as television appearances on Smash, Empire, and HBO's Confirmation, among others.
She made her Broadway debut in the 2015 revival of The Color Purple, in the role of Shug Avery for which she won a Grammy®. In December 2016, she played Motormouth Maybelle in the television special Hairspray Live.