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Jennifer Hudson debuts new Carole King collab from Aretha biopic

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Jennifer Hudson, who will portray Aretha Franklin in the upcoming biopic, Respect, later this summer, has released a brand new song that will be featured in the film. "Here I Am (Singing My Way Home)" is a collaboration with the legendary Carole King, who wrote Aretha's hit "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman".

Respect is set to premiere August 13th. In addition to Jennifer Hudson as the Queen of Soul, the star-studded cast includes Forest Whitaker, Audra McDonald, Marlon Wayans, Marc Maron, Titus Burgess, Tate Donovan and Mary J. Blige.

Mel is the WFPK morning host. Email Mel at mfisher@lpm.org.

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