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Jennifer Hudson prepping album for fall

‘I would love to do a duet with Whitney Houston’ says the ‘Dreamgirls’ star.
/ Source: Access Hollywood

“Dreamgirls” may have turned her into a celebrated actress, but Jennifer Hudson is heading back to work on her original dream — becoming a recording artist.

Jennifer revealed to Access Hollywood she was gearing up to begin recording her first artist record, expected out this fall.

“I will be getting started really soon on that album,” Jennifer told Access host Nancy O’Dell yesterday. “We are still trying to, on the creative side, work it out and pick that right music because I hope to be as successful in music [as I have been in acting].”

Fans who fell in love with the sensation for the pipes she soared on in the “Dreamgirls” movie however, will be in for a surprise. Jennifer says she wants to debut her own style of singing.

“It will be different because I want to show Jennifer in the music,” she said. “I do have a love for [Effie’s] vocal style in the music that she sings but I want to incorporate that with the style of today.”

So what makes up J-Hud’s signature style?

“My style has a lot of soul. [It’s] soulful,” she said. “I would like to take that and incorporate it with the music of today and give you those hits that [are] out now but incorporate a lot of soul with vocal singing in it.”

From “Dreamgirl,” to dream moment, Jennifer told Nancy, there’s one star she would like to have join her on the release.

“I would love to do a duet with Whitney Houston that would be a dream for me,” she enthused. “Oh my god, Whitney! Where you at Whitney? I want a duet! Please! I would love to work with Whitney Houston.”