Jennifer Hudson has collaborated with ‘Pampers’ to re-create the bedtime classic Lullaby and Goodnight. “It’s like a mommy thing that I wanted to, you know, have for my baby and to share with other mothers through Pampers,” the singer says of recording the song.
“[Listeners can expect to hear] the sweetest, lovable, loving and soothing and happy all in one song. I wanted it to feel good, too. Sometimes lullabies kind of feel like Christmas songs. I still want to keep that same spirit, still where it’s like soothing. That song where you can just play, because when my baby was born, I would play jazz music and light candles and hold him around the house until he would fall asleep. And I want to bottle it all up into this and have that moment where you have a special moment with your child but still when that song ends, that baby’s asleep. That’s the little gift and the treat that the moms get. Like, ‘Whew, I get a break.'”
Hudson adds that son David Otunga Jr,2, is a budding entertainer. “He’s growing up with a musical background and music is a huge part of our household. It’s a huge way I communicate with him. He didn’t want to go to bed the other day and wanted to sing for me. He tried to grab the mic stand and perform ‘Proud Mary’— not that knew all the words! But he got enough of it and did a good job. He really responds. When I perform, he’ll tell me if he thinks I did good,” she tells Parade magazine.
Jennifer and fiance David Otunga are set to wed next year. David Jr. plans to sing at the wedding. “My son won’t have it any other way: he’ll definitely be a part of it. Maybe he’ll even sing!”