There were many show-stopping performances at the 2014 BET Awards and Jennifer Hudson was one of those who shined.
Chris Rock introduced the American Idol alum by saying, “The one thing she didn’t lose at Weight Watchers was her voice.”
The 32-year-old singer-actress rocked the entire Nokia Theater and started her amazing performance by singing “Walk It Out” donning a short black leather dress and thigh-length boots. The sexy look was a great match to her pixie cut and bright red lipstick. She strutted down the aisle of the theater while the audience stood up and danced with her.
— BET International (@BET_Intl) July 1, 2014
When Hudson hit the stage, she then transitioned to her new song “It’s Your World” featuring R. Kelly, although he was not present.
Dancers on roller skates surrounded Hudson and there were flashing lights and disco balls all around. Although the set was amazing, Hudon’s powerhouse voice was the star of the performance. After performing, she garnered a round of applause and a standing ovation from the audience including Tyrese. Her performance was one that didn’t disappoint.
Hudson first announced “It’s Your World” on her Twitter account by saying, “I’m gonna be performing a brand new track on the betawards for yal tmrw night!!”
I’m gonna be performing a brand new track on the betawards for yal tmrw night !! Tune in at 8PM EST !… http://t.co/ZxP0tb1g5k
— Jennifer Hudson (@IAMJHUD) June 28, 2014
Right after the BET Awards, Hudson released an official teaser for her upcoming album. The full version of “It’s Your World” leaked a day after her BET performance. Other samples included on the official snippet include “He Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere,” “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel),” “Walk It Out,” and “Dangerous.”
Her new album is scheduled to be released this year. She described the album as more “upbeat” than her previous albums. Hudson worked with R. Kelly, RedOne, Pharrell Williams, and Timbaland. “It’s not dance dance, but it’s soulful dance. It’s very 70’s kinda style,” she said.
Jennifer Hudson featuring R. Kelly: “It’s Your World”
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