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Jennifer Hudson Will Perform at NAACP Image Awards

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Jennifer Hudson made her first foray back into public life with an emotional performance of the National Anthem at the Super Bowl Sunday – and now she has signed on to sing at the 40th NAACP Image Awards on Feb 12.

Hudson, 27, got a standing ovation after her rousing performance in Tampa, her first public appearance since her mother, brother and nephew were murdered in Chicago in October.

Hudson’s next performance will be Friday, Feb. 6 at the 2009 MusiCares Foundation gala, two days before she sings at the 51st annual Grammys where she is nominated for four awards.

Next up, the Dream Girls star, who received two NAACP Image Award nominations (for The Secret Life of Bees and her album Jennifer Hudson) will perform at the NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles. The show, to be aired on FOX at 8 p.m. ET, will be co-hosted by Halle Berry and Tyler Perry.