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Jennifer Hudson

File Under: Pop R&B, Soul, a real American idol

From: Chicago in the house

For Fans of: Whitney Houston (pre-crack), Mary J. Blige, Chrisette Michelle, Aretha Franklin, red velvet cupcakes, elegance.

Bonus: She and fellow Chicagoans, Common and Lupe Fiasco, have put out a free download of their song, “We Can Do It Now.” Also, she is looking FIERCE with her newly slimmed down Weight Watchers body.


File Under: Sultry pop, sometimes electro-pop.

From: Paris

For Fans of: An updated version of Bonnie Tyler, an after-sex cigarette, Paolo Nutini (they recorded a song together, “Duo”), Goldfrapp.

Bonus: Zazie was born to entertain. She wrote her first song at the age of four and her first play at the age of eight. I was just playing Thundercats and reading “Archie” comic books.

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