Grammy Noms a 'Blessing': Hudson

Debut album receives four nods
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 5, 2008 7:00 AM CST
In this image released by The Gap, actress and singer Jennifer Hudson wears a red sweater in an ad campaign.   (AP Photo/Gap)
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(Newser) – Amid family tragedy, Jennifer Hudson found herself “blessed” with four Grammy nominations, People reports. “It’s been a childhood dream of mine to release an album,” Hudson said in a statement. “I'm extremely honored and humbled.” The nods came on the same day Hudson's estranged brother-in-law was ordered held without bail in the murders of her mother, brother, and nephew.