Hudson took home the first award of the ceremony, winning Best R&B Album for her self-titled release, with Whitney Houston presenting the category.
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“I don’t really know what to say. I’ve got Whitney Houston presenting me,” Jennifer exclaimed. “Wow, I’m just in awe right now.”
As she accepted her Grammy – the first of her career – she made reference to her family tragedy in October, which claimed the lives of her mother, brother and nephew.
“I’d like to thank God, who has brought me through. I would like to thank my family in heaven and those who are here today,” a visibly emotional Jennifer continued. “I just don’t know where to start… everybody, thank you all!”
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