March 16, 2007 05:12:15 GMT
As a rising star, Jennifer Hudson has built a queue line of people willing to work with her, Ne-Yo is among them.
Ne-Yo grabbed the chance to do a piece of work with Oscar winning actress Jennifer Hudson. The American R&B singer said that he has done a song with Hudson but refused to elaborate further on other artists supporting his upcoming LP "Know Me".
The mutual interest is based on Ne-Yo's willingness to get the real Hudson heard. "As of right now, nobody knows who Jennifer Hudson is," he explained. "Everybody knows who Effie is because every song (Hudson) performs are the songs Effie did on the movie. (With the LP, we're) trying to establish who Jennifer Hudson is."
The song that they will do is called "Leavin' Tonight". Ne-Yo said that his management team has complained about this song saying that Hudson out sings him. However, Ne-Yo does not mind and finds it a great combination instead. "I know it. But because it is Jennifer Hudson and she has such an amazing voice, it's just an honor to be on the track with her. The way that the story plays out, the bigness of her voice and the regularity of my voice, the contrast between the two is like night and day and it makes perfect sense."
In addition to the album set up to release on April 24, Ne-Yo also returns Hudson's favor by contributing a piece of work in Hudson's debut album. Meanwhile, his plans to work with Britney Spears and Whitney Houston meet an obstruction since his agenda is not in line with them.