Rebroadcasting Friday 9/26 at 12 pm ET and Sunday 9/28 at 7 pm ET on Heart & Soul

Jennifer Hudson first came on the scene as a contestant on American Idol. But she has blown so far past her reality show contestant days in the last 10 years that we can barely fathom such a thing from such a superstar. Today she’s one of the most respected vocalists in the music industry, has proven her chops as an actress, is a style icon and a role model.

J-Hud imparted a few words of wisdom on us about music, life and, you know, just doing you in between songs off her new album.

On how she deals with all the haters:


On how she stays grounded in the fame tornado:


On what she hopes to accomplish through her music:


On her new album, J-Hud:

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