Album Remarks & Appraisals:
"Decidedly more upbeat than her debut, I Remember Me is a rhythmic concoction of R&B, flirtatious pop and soul, featuring contributions from a team of highly regarded writers and producers, including Warren, Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz (“Angel” and the uptempo funk jam “Everybody Needs Love”), Salaam Remi (“Don’t Look Down”), Ne-Yo (“Why Is It So Hard”) and Rich Harrison (the energetic “No One Gonna Love You”).
Precisely conveying the bliss and maturity of a star in her prime, I Remember Me is a deeply pleasing follow-up to Hudson’s debut, and a testament to her eventful past and exciting journey forward."-Seattlepi
Rolling Stone (p.76) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Hudson's a one-woman revival, with a voice so forceful it can roll back time."
Entertainment Weekly (p.76) - "[H]ere she aims for a lighter vibe, flexing her newfound confidence on 'I Got This' and coasting over producer Ryan Tedder's signature emo-soul synths on the sparkling title track." -- Grade: B+
Billboard (p.36) - "Hudson delivers a cohesive mix of ballads and mid- and uptempo numbers."
Recording information: Chicago Recording Company, Chicago, IL; Germano Studios, New York, NY; Instrument Zoo, Miami, FL; Mason Sound, North Hollywood, CA; Maximedia Recording Studio, Dallas, TX; No Excuses Studios, Santa Monica, CA; Oven Studios, NY; Patriot Studios, Denver, CO; Roc The Mic Studios, New York, NY; The Chocolate Factory, Chicago, IL; Vanilla Sky Studios, North Hollywood, CA.
Photographer: Anthony Mandler.
Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson returns with her 2011 sophomore studio album, I Remember Me, featuring the R. Kelly-penned single "Where You At."