Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Ne-Yo is currently number one in the UK with his single "Closer". He is also a co-writer and co-producer on the new single, "Spotlight" by Jennifer Hudson. This is currently available on download only in the US but hopefully will be released worldwide as well. It deserves to be a big hit. It reminds me of the type of big R'n'B ballads that were in the charts well before the days of Destiny's Child. Jennifer's self titled album is released on September 30th. The video for "Spotlight" has just been released and is featured below. Jennifer will next star in the film adaptation of "The Secret Life of Bees", the much loved novel by Sue Monk Kidd. Jennifer plays the central role of Rosaleen Daise, the carer and friend of Lily Owens (Dakota Fanning), a young girl who is trying to get over the death of her mother. The film is directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood and co-stars Paul Bethany, Queen Latifah and Alicia Keys. It should get a lot of publicity when it's released this Autumn.