Jennifer Hudson’s return to the spotlight came full circle with an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show this afternoon. After a month that featured show-stopping, much-talked about performances at the Super Bowl and Grammys (and a Grammy win for Best R&B Album to boot), Hudson dropped by to perform her new single "If This Isn’t Love" (check out her new video below).
The interview was all too brief, but two things struck me. (1) The last few weeks have meant the world to her. "I’m just glad to be back, be back to work doing what I love to do," she told Oprah. "It’s like therapy. I’m in a very good place." And (2) which also struck me during her performance of "You Pulled Me Through" at the Grammys, was how her music has had such a strong connection to her personal life, something she even admitted on the show. "The songs just happened to manifest themselves in my life," she admitted, thinking of her fiance David Otunga.
So, what’s next? Hudson will kick off a 20-city tour with Robin Thicke on March 31 (her first since the American Idol tour way back when), and it has been said that Tyler Perry is courting her for his next movie.
PopWatchers, are any of you planning on seeing Hudson in concert? And who else thought it was endearing that she named her three dogs Oscar, Grammy, and Dreamgirl?