Thursday, April 18, 2024

(Midnight Listen) Jennifer Hudson Sings New Song Written with Carole King from Aretha Franklin BioPic “Respect”


Dropping at midnight: Jennifer Hudson sings “Here I Am (Singing My Way Home)” written by her with Carole King for the movie “Respect.”

Carole, of course, wrote Aretha Franklin’s famous “You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman.”

“Here I Am” will be up as a possible Best Song nominee for the Oscars next March. Even though Atlantic Records has the “Respect” soundtrack, Epic Records gets the single. But the song will be included on the movie’s soundtrack along with Jennifer’s other Aretha reimaginings.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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