From the time she was a baby, music was the most important thing in Jennifer Hudson’s life. After years of singing in church choirs, Jennifer burst onto the national stage as a contestant on American Idol. Viewers were stunned and angry when Jennifer was voted off the show, but her days on Idol were just the beginning. Jennifer would go on to become an award–winning actress and singer, as well as a motivation to millions after a public battle with her weight. On her way to becoming a star, she endured an unspeakable tragedy, proving that she can handle anything life throws at her. Learn about Jennifer Hudson and her inspiring life in the story of one of today’s brightest stars.