Back in 1982, this was the first release for Jennifer Holliday, and it climbed all the way to #1 on the R&B chart and stayed there for four consecutive weeks. It literally put Jennifer on the map!

Jennifer Kate Hudson came to prominence in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of American Idol, coming in seventh place. “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” was the song that she made her mark on AI with that same year!

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