It's time to get back to work for Jennifer Hudson. The Oscar-winning actress was in the middle of promoting her self-titled debut album that was released in the U.S. on September 30 when tragedy struck her family that caused the death of her mother, brother and young nephew. A rep for her label, J Records, announced that she will start filming a new video next week.
After the first single "Spotlight", Jennifer will release "If This Isn't Love" as the second single. Filming of its music video had been set to take place in Los Angeles when the news of her family's slaying came in and stopped the production. No news yet on the details of the new shooting schedule.
Jennifer has not made a public appearance since the fateful incident, but earlier this month she released a statement after receiving four nods at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards. She said, "It's been a childhood dream of mine to release an album, so to receive four Grammy nominations is truly a blessing. I am extremely honored and humbled by the nominations."
She earns nominations for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Album for "Jennifer Hudson", Best R&B Single for "Spotlight" and Best R&B Duo Vocal Performance for Jennifer Hudson and Fantasia Barrino performing "I'm His Only Woman". Winners will be announced on February 8, 2009 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.