MAR 30 2011
SOPHOMORE ALBUM GARNERS RAVE REVIEWS: “HUDSON’S A ONE WOMAN-REVIVAL, WITH A VOICE SO FORCEFUL IT CAN ROLL BACK TIME.” – ROLLINGSTONE.COM
“I REMEMBER ME” TOUR PRESENTED BY WEIGHT WATCHERS TO BEGIN JUNE 19TH IN SAN DIEGO, CA
[New York, NY – March 30, 2011] Arista recording artist JENNIFER HUDSON’s sophomore album, I Remember Me, debuts this week at #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 and R&B Albums charts, according to Nielson SoundScan. Led by the album’s first single, “Where You At,” I Remember Me sold over 165,000 units and marks the Grammy and Academy Award winner’s second chart-topping album entry. Hudson’s eponymous debut album entered at #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 and R&B Albums charts in 2008 and won a Grammy in 2009 for Best R&B Album.
This high chart debut coincides with the high ratings and rave reviews music journalists have bestowed I Remember Me including People magazine’s 3 ½ stars (out of 4) and the New York Daily News 4 stars (out of 5). USA Today’s 3 ½ stars (out of 4) review states “I Remember Me celebrates her heartwarming progress, and makes us look forward to the rest of her journey,” while Elle magazine cites “The collection of personal and memorable songs showcases the Jennifer Hudson powerhouse that audiences adore.” RollingStone.com proclaims “Hudson may be the most talented singer that American Idol has produced; she’s definitely the most powerful. Hudson’s a one woman-revival, with a voice so forceful it can roll back time.”
Dubbed “Ms. Iron Pipes” in Entertainment Weekly’s album review, Jennifer wowed national viewing audiences last week with her pipes during knockout performances of her hit single “Where You At” on Good Morning America, The View, 106 & Park, The Wendy Williams Show, Tonight Show with Jay Leno and her triumphant return on American Idol.
Today (3/30), Jennifer will visit The Ellen DeGeneres Show to announce her headlining “I Remember Me” tour presented by Weight Watchers. The tour kicks off in San Diego, CA on June 19th with stops in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Dallas and more. Jennifer has once again teamed up with I Love All Access to offer fans a variety of VIP ticket packages including meet & greets, pre-show parties and more.
For more information on the tour and the latest Jennifer Hudson news, please visit www.jenniferhudson.com.