Jennifer Hudson is the self-titled debut album by the American singer and actress of the same name. First released by Arista Records on September 27, 2008 in Australia, Hudson worked with a range of different producers and songwriters on the album, including Missy Elliott, Brian Kennedy, Ne-Yo, T-Pain, Tank, Robin Thicke, Timbaland, and The Underdogs, among others.
Released to a generally mixed reception by music critics, the album debuted at number two on the U.S. Billboard 200 and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, eventually being certified gold by the RIAA for nearly 600,000 sold copies. It won three 2009 NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding New Artist, Outstanding Album and Outstanding Dup or Group (alongside duet partner Fantasia Barrino), and was nominated for four Grammy Awards, winning in the category Best R&B Album.