Jennifer Hudson Gunning For 2008 Grammy Award

R&B singer Jennifer Hudson, who already has an Oscar and a Golden Globe plaque under her belt, is looking to triple those awards with a Grammy in 2008. Hudson tells PEOPLE, “I used to watch the Grammys and dream of winning one, maybe that can be next on my list.” Hudson, who was attending a New Year’s Eve event headlined by the Dreamgirls star in Miami, wore a bright red Donna Karan sleeveless dress and more than $150,000 in jewelry specially designed by Rosalina Lydster. Guests at the Setai paid up to $60,000 per table to dine on Peking duck salad and roasted tenderloin by the poolside. Actor Dylan McDermott posed for pictures with guests before taking the stage to introduce Hudson as “one of the most talented people on the planet.” Hudson, 26, received an enthusiastic welcome from the crowd as she sang hits from Dreamgirls as well as “Happy Place,” a song from her upcoming album. Despite Hudson’s banner year in 2007, she believes 2008 will be even better for her. “I get to sing this year,” she says. “I love acting and I hope I don’t ever have to choose between acting and singing, but singing is what I worked 17 years to do. That’s what I dreamed of. And I get to do it this year.” Hudson, who also appears in the upcoming big-screen version of Sex and the City, adds: “I still don’t exactly believe everything that has happened to me. Every day, it’s like ‘Thank you God.'”


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