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Jennifer Hudson came a long way from her American Idol days. Three studio albums, 16 movies, a weight loss campaign, a few stints on Broadway, and a baby later, the award-winning Virgo made coming in 7th look like a major win. I mean, can you name another American Idol star that has an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress?

Her unique voice has put her in the category with R & B’s elite artists. This woman’s range is not to be played with! She is well on her way of being known as one of the greats. Beyond her vocals, J Hud used her platform to show off her sense of style. After shedding 80 pounds in the public eye, she started wearing less and going out more. Once she became pregnant with her son, J Hud kept the maternity fashion chic and comfortable. Because fitness has become a new lifestyle choice for her, the singer/actress was able to bounce back with ease.

The red carpet became a playground for her to explore what worked and what didn’t work. Her love affair with beautiful ball gowns has made her a top pick for the best-dressed lists.

In celebration of her 38th birthday, we’re highlighting all the times Jennifer Hudson shut down a red carpet.

 

Happy Birthday! Here Are 10 Times J Hud Shut Down The Red Carpet was originally published on hellobeautiful.com

1. 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones

2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones Source:Getty

Jennifer Hudson brought this black, tasseled gown to another level. It is simple yet elegant.

2. 91st Annual Academy Awards

91st Annual Academy Awards Source:Getty

Give them drama, Jennifer! She took the 91st Annual Academy Awards by storm in this black tuxedo with an elaborate train.

3. 91st Annual Academy Awards

91st Annual Academy Awards Source:Getty

Jennifer Hudson hit the red carpet of the 91st Annual Academy Awards in this extravagant, single-shoulder, ruffled gown.

4. All-Star Lineup Pays Tribute At “Aretha! A GRAMMY Celebration For The Queen Of Soul

All-Star Lineup Pays Tribute At "Aretha! A GRAMMY Celebration For The Queen Of Soul Source:Getty

Who better than Jennifer Hudson to sing a tribute to the late Aretha Franklin? And what a perfect ensemble to do it in!

5. The Voice UK 2018

The Voice UK 2018 Source:Getty

This is by far one of my favorite looks on Jennifer. Here she is on the red carpet for The Voice UK’s photocall clad in a black velvet gown with a high slit.

6. Glamour’s 25th Anniversary Women Of The Year Awards

Glamour's 25th Anniversary Women Of The Year Awards Source:Getty

Jennifer Hudson hit us a vintage look at Glamour’s 25th Anniversary Women Of The Year Awards.

7. “The Color Purple” Broadway Cast

"The Color Purple" Broadway Cast Source:Getty

This a great alternative to Jennifer Hudson’s typical red carpet looks. Here she is at the photocall for “The Color Purple”.

8. “The Color Purple” Broadway Opening Night – After Party

"The Color Purple" Broadway Opening Night - After Party Source:Getty

Speaking of “The Color Purple”, Jennifer Hudson gave serious lewks for the opening night of the play in a purple strapless gown.

9. Premiere Of Universal Pictures’ “Sing”

Premiere Of Universal Pictures' "Sing" Source:Getty

Jennifer Hudson looked radiant on the red carpet of the premiere for Universal Picture’ “Sing”.

10. 2016 Summer TCA Tour – NBCUniversal Press Tour Day 1

2016 Summer TCA Tour - NBCUniversal Press Tour Day 1 Source:Getty

One things for sure, Jennifer Hudson knows how to keep thing elegant and classy on every red carpet she’s ever touched. Here she is at the 2016 Summer TCA Tour in a printed body con dress.

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