Jennifer Hudson Calls Grammy Noms 'Truly a Blessing'

Jennifer Hudson Calls Grammy Noms 'Truly a Blessing'
Jennifer Hudson
Stephen Lovekin/Getty

12/04/2008 AT 08:40 PM EST

Jennifer Hudson, suffering the murders of her mother, brother and nephew, expressed gratitude Thursday for her four Grammy nominations for her debut album.

"It's been a childhood dream of mine to release an album," she said in a statement, "so to receive four Grammy nominations is truly a blessing. I'm extremely honored and humbled by the nominations."

Hudson, 27, was nominated for best R&B album for her self-titled album, best female R&B vocal performance, best R&B song for "Spotlight" and best R&B performance by a duo or group with vocals for her duet with Fantasia, "I'm His Only Woman."

The nominations were announced on the same day her estranged brother-in-law, William Balfour, was ordered held without bail in the Chicago shooting deaths of Hudson's mother Darnell Donerson, 57, brother Jason Hudson, 29, and nephew, Julian King, 7.

Jennifer copes with the murders of her mother and nephew
2007: Revisit Jennifer's big night at the Oscars
MORE ON: Jennifer Hudson

Share this story:

Your reaction:

From Our Partners

From Our Partners