Friday, June 21, 2024

Pop: Guess Who Has a Hit Record? Kate Hudson Goes Top 5 with Country-Tinged “Glorious,” After Smash Performance on “The Voice”


I knew this would happen.

Kate Hudson, Oscar nominated actress, has a hit record! Her album, “Glorious,” has gone top 5 on the iTunes singles chart.

The album it comes from, with the same name, is number 19 on the iTunes album chart.

All of this comes after a smashing appearance last night on “The Voice.” Now that’s good marketing! Kate has the chops and the audience responded in kind.

Hudson, a popular celebrity, has waited her whole life to make this record. She’s not the typical age for a pop star — she’s 45. She’s no Olivia or Billie. But she’s the real deal. Her voice is lovely — very Linda Ronstadt, her idol. The album and the single are terrific.

All of the songs on Hudson’s album are new. She recently performed Aimee Mann’s “Voices Carry” on the Howard Stern Show — I wish she’d included it on the album. But can you imagine Kate Hudson nominated for Best New Artist this year at the Grammys? It’s going to happen. Mark my words.

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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