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Quincy Jones Recalls Getting Jennifer Hudson on Album

Quincy Jones Recalls Getting Jennifer Hudson on Album

Published November 15, 2010

Jennifer Hudson is one of many superstars featured on Quincy Jones' "Q:Soul Bossa Nostra" tribute album.

Speaking with BET.com, the legendary producer revealed that the singer agreed to appear on the album at a time when she was still grieving the death of her mother, brother and nephew.

"I called Jennifer to give my condolences about the tragedy," Q told BET.com. "I'm from Chicago, too. I know that city backwards, so I called 'cause I was almost in tears, you know? And she says, 'I need to be on the album' and I said, 'Jennifer, I would never bother you with anything like that, with what just happened to you,' you know, when they killed all them people. She said, 'Quincy, I need to be on the album. I need it,' you know? She did 'You Put a Move on My Heart,' it really touched me."

Jones also explained the inspiration for the project. "I just wanna get one thing clear, though. I did not produce this tribute to myself. I would never do anything stupid like that. It's just not my style. I don't need that, man. What happened is Timbaland, six years ago, told me that they wanted to do a hip-hop tribute to all my old songs. I said, 'great, man, 'cause I work with all my dogs anyway, you know?"

Written by Carl Chery, BET.com Staff

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