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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