Jennifer Hudson's year has been bitter sweet.
The Chicago native, whose gospel vocals have helped to further her career, is grieving the deaths of her mother, brother and nephew, all of whom were shot to death in October.
But if there is something to celebrate, it's today's news that she has been nominated for three Grammy Awards, a great effort considering her self-titled CD is her first and that the CD has received mixed reviews.
Hudson has been nominated in the categories of Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song (which is actually a nod to the writers of her song "Spotlight'') and Best R&B Album.
Hudson's CD includes the gospel song,"Jesus Promised Me a Home Over There," which was not nominated for an award.
The Grammy Awards take place on Feb. 8.
To see who she is competing against, click here.