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Jennifer Hudson Takes Home A Different Kind Of GRAMMY

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(Photo Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

(Photo Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Jennifer Hudson is paving the way for a new kind of triple-threat. The singer will be recognized for her artistic achievements as a recording artist and actor as well as her work as a philanthropist at the 2013 GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards on April 17.

The Recording Academy, known for the nationally broadcast GRAMMY Awards, puts on the annual Washington, D.C. event to honor artists and lawmakers who support humanitarian causes. Hudson’s Julian D. King Gift Foundation, founded in 2009 with her sister Julia, supports children’s health, education and welfare.

Hudson will receive the Recording Artists’ Coalition Award, joining John MayerGarth Brooks and others who have won in previous years.

The ceremony, dubbed “Washington’s most interesting mix of music and politics,” benefits the GRAMMY Foundation, which supports underserved music programs in school across the country.

At this point, Hudson has practically mastered the art of the acceptance speech, with a Golden Globe, Oscar and GRAMMY Awards under her belt.

Hudson will also reportedly be getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this year in recognition of her artistic achievements, according to the Huffington Post.

- Nee-Sa Lossing, Radio.com

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