Hot Video Alert: Jennifer Hudson - No One Gonna Love You
Don't get me wrong, I love me some Jennifer Hudson but MAN does she over-do it in the acting department in her new video. "No One Gonna Love You" serves as the second U.S. (and UK) single off of JHud's sophomore album, I Remember Me (Arista). "Where You At," was released as Hudson's first single in the States while the album's title track, "I Remember Me," served as the album's first UK single. As expected, vocally, "No One Gonna Leave You" is a tour de force, with Hudson baring her soul, belting out notes like it was her business. As if we needed to be reminded that the girl can SING.
In the acting department however, the Oscar-winning Hudson falters a bit, giving an over-the-top, over dramatic performance, thanks in large part to the insipid and downright banal dialog. The cliche-ridden intro has Hudson waking up in bed with a handsome male model/actor, reminding him of their anniversary. I'm all for a video that tells a story...as long as it's a good one. I feel like director Diane Martel gave her lines just for the sake of giving her lines. We know Hudson is an an Award winning actress but sometimes it's best to just let the song tell the story. As crappy as the dialog is, it's mercifully short. What the video lacks in the story department, it more than makes up for in the visual department. Hudson shows off her slim & trim new figure, sexily seducing the camera with every look. Hot Hot Hot.
Making it's R&B/Urban radio debut on May 24th, "No One Gonna Love You" was written and produced by Rich Harrison (Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé). The single (so far) peaked at #30 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, #32 on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Chart, #18 on the Hot Adult R&B Airplay chart and #40 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart. I Remember Me was released on March 22nd, debuting in the #2 spot on both the Billboard 200 and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, just as her debut album did back in September of 2008. In the UK, the album peaked at #20, besting her debut by one spot. You can watch the video for "No One Gonna Love You," which debuted on VEVO June 24th, below. Download Hudson's new album, I Remember Me on U.S. iTunes HERE.