Tamela Mann's R&B Contemporaries

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  • Mary J. Blige
  • Ledisi
  • India.Arie
  • Jennifer Hudson
  • Judith Hill
  • Tamela Mann

Jennifer Hudson

Being a double threat has come easy for Jennifer Hudson. She began in music as an American Idol runner up and then later, she became an actress, starring in the 2006 film Dreamgirls, which earned her an Oscar. She's a kindred spirit to Mann, who has made a second career for herself on the big and small screen by starring in Madea Goes to Jail, Meet the Browns and House of Payne.

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