Super Bowl 2009: Oscar-Winner Jennifer Hudson Will Sing

Jennifer Hudson will sing at the Super Bowl, marking her return to the spotlight after going through the tragedy of her mother, brother and nephew being killed.

The Super Bowl is one of the most viewed spectacles on television. Bruce Springsteen is scheduled to sing during halftime of the pro football championship game.  NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed that Hudson will sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl in Tampa, Florida, February 1, 2009.  

Hudson hasn't made a public appearance since her 57-year-old mother, Darnell Hudson Donerson; 29-year-old brother Jason Hudson; and 7-year-old nephew Julian King were slain in Chicago in October. Her estranged brother-in-law has been charged in the killings.

Hudson, who had released her self-titled debut album shortly before the killings, is also scheduled to sing at the Grammys' MusiCares event in Los Angeles. She is nominated for four awards at the February 8 Grammy Awards.

Hudson, 27, has won the supporting actress Oscar for her role in “Dreamgirls.” The former “American Idol” contestant's career also played dramatic roles in “Sex and the City” and “The Secret Life of Bees.”