L.A. Reid, current CEO and Chairman of the label, is on board to executive produce Hudson’s next album. In a press release statement, he remarked:
“Jennifer Hudson is the defining voice of this generation. Her award-winning presence on records, in film, and on stage establishes her as one of the premiere artists to emerge in this century. I’m enjoying collaborating with my friend and mentor Clive Davis on Jennifer’s first Epic album and excited for her fans to hear what we’re up to…all will be revealed soon!”
Davis, who produced Whitney Houston, is also reported to be a fellow executive producer on the album, signing Hudson in 2007. Davis compares her to this generation’s Whitney Houston, and is “excited to reunite to capture Jennifer at her all-time best.”
Last Sunday night, J. Hud brought down the house in a powerful cover of “Purple Rain” on the BET Awards’ tribute to Prince.