Jennifer Hudson

Singer/actress Jennifer Hudson will make her first live appearance since the tragic shooting deaths of her mother, brother and nephew. She’s set to kick-off Super Bowl XL III with her own rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner.”

Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson is set to make her first public appearance since the killings of her mother, brother and nephew. She’ll deliver the national anthem at the Super Bowl in Tampa on Feb. 1, according to the NFL. Hudson hasn’t performed publicly since her mother, Darnell Hudson Donerson, brother Jason Hudson and 7-year-old nephew, Julian King, were slain in Chicago in October. Her estranged brother-in-law, William Balfour, 27, has been charged in the killings. Hudson, who released her self-titled debut album in September, is also scheduled to sing at the Grammys’ MusiCares event in Los Angeles a few days after Super Bowl XL III. She is nominated for four awards at the Feb. 8 Grammy Awards.


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