When two great souls meet, you got an incredible movie! The legacy of Motown and Aretha Franklin left in the pop music industry is so inspiring. Liesl Tommy put the American legend back to life with the help of American Idol star Jennifer Hudson on the Respect biopic. Since season three of the popular talent show in 2007, she gravitated to the music scene with so much success, and her voice is a true gift!
Is this another of those fantastic tributes? Jennifer Hudson’s Respect movie is the epitome of her career. Unlike the actresses who became singers, she made her path to the other side. From her young years spent in a gospel church choir, Jennifer made her way to stardom on talent show American Idol, her appearances in Dreamgirls with Beyonce and the role of Nelson Mandela’s wife in Winnie put her on the map. She proved herself as a unique artist, and her way to stardom shines with that new role, reprising the queen of soul persona. Her many tributes on stage, at the BET Awards, for example, showcases her incredible skills and presence on stage.
A Tearful Performance!
Women are powerful, and women are gracious. Jennifer Hudson’s Respect soundtrack comprises Aretha Franklin’s greatest hits of all time, from the angelic and iconic ‘You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman’ to the funky title track and the bluesy ‘Chain Of Fools.’ She also sings an extra original track, ‘Here I Am (Singing My Way Home).’ Jennifer Hudson co-wrote the song with the one and only Carole King and the collaborator of all your faves including Lewis Capaldi, Louis Tomlinson or Rag’N’Bone Man, Jamie Hartman. “Stepped out on the road, became a woman on the way/Stared the whole world down/‘Til you hold it in your hands and say,” she sings while delivering incredible high notes flawlessly. If you work hard, you’ll be able to fulfill your dreams. The video shows Jennifer Hudson’s stills from the movie while singing with powerful emotions that naturally bring out the tears. Get Respect motion picture soundtrack to download or stream here.
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