Jennifer Holliday

Jennifer Holiday
Jennifer Yvette Holliday (born October 19, 1960) is an American singer and actress.wikipedia
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And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going

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She is best known for her debut single, the Dreamgirls number and rhythm-and-blues/pop hit, "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going", for which she won a Grammy in 1983.
Jennifer Holliday originated the role on Broadway in 1981 and won a Tony Award for her performance as well as the Grammy for Best R&B Performance, Female for its re-release in 1982 for which it became a number-one R&B hit for Holliday.


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She started her career on Broadway in musicals such as Dreamgirls (1981–83), Your Arms Too Short to Box with God (1980–81) and later became a successful recording artist.
Staged with a mostly African-American cast and originally starring Jennifer Holliday, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Loretta Devine, Ben Harney (actor), Cleavant Derricks, Vondie Curtis-Hall, and Obba Babatundé, the musical opened on December 20, 1981, at the Imperial Theatre on Broadway.

Your Arms Too Short to Box with God

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She started her career on Broadway in musicals such as Dreamgirls (1981–83), Your Arms Too Short to Box with God (1980–81) and later became a successful recording artist.
A 1980 revival was the Broadway debut of star Jennifer Holliday, then billed as Jennifer-Yvette Holliday.

His Eye Is on the Sparrow

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The show began with Holliday singing "His Eye Is On The Sparrow".

Foreigner (band)

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Holliday was a featured vocalist on the #1 single "I Want to Know What Love Is" by Foreigner in 1985.
1 hit in 1985 (in the US, UK, Australia, Norway, Sweden, etc.), "I Want to Know What Love Is", a ballad backed by Jennifer Holliday and the New Jersey Mass Choir.

On & On (Jennifer Holliday album)

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Holliday became popular with LGBT events and fundraisers, which she acknowledged on her gospel album On & On. Because of this, the Atlantic Entertainment Group's Director of Live Talent, Scott Sherman, produced and promoted many Jennifer Holliday events for several years, acting as both Holliday's de facto agent and road manager.
On & On is an album by Jennifer Holliday.

Loretta Devine

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(Another original Dreamgirls cast member, Loretta Devine, did have a cameo in the film.)
The story of Dreamgirls was created during workshops that were carried out in six-week workshops over the period of three years, which Devine, Sheryl Lee Ralph, and Jennifer Holliday developed via improv.

Dreamgirls (film)

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On June 26, 2007, Holliday made a surprise appearance at the BET Awards, singing "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" in a duet with Jennifer Hudson, who had played Effie White in the 2006 film adaptation of Dreamgirls, and won an Oscar for her performance.
The filmmakers insisted on casting a relative unknown in the role, paralleling the casting of then-21-year-old Jennifer Holliday in that role for the original Broadway production.

Feel My Soul

Feel My Soul is the 1983 debut album of Jennifer Holliday, released on Geffen Records.

Luther Vandross

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On October 30, 1986, Paul Simon hosted a Ken Ehrlich-Produced "Gospel Session" originally televised as part of a series of "Cinemax Sessions" featuring Holliday, Luther Vandross, The Oak Ridge Boys, Andrae Crouch, The Edwin Hawkins Singers, and the Mighty Clouds of Joy.
In October 2015, Sony Music released a re-configured edition of its The Essential Luther Vandross compilation containing three unreleased songs: "Love It, Love It" (which made its premiere a year prior on the UK compilation The Greatest Hits), a live recording of "Bridge Over Troubled Water" with Paul Simon and Jennifer Holliday, and a cover of Astrud Gilberto's "Look to the Rainbow."

Say You Love Me (album)

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Say You Love Me is the second studio album by American singer Jennifer Holliday released on vinyl and cassette.

Aretha Franklin

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Later, she returned to collaborate with Simon and Vandross on "Still Waters Run Deep," followed by an Aretha Franklin arrangement of "Bridge Over Troubled Water," with the finale consisting of all the participants joining in "Gone at Last", followed by "Amazing Grace".
Among those who paid tribute to Aretha at the service were Ariana Grande, Bill Clinton, Rev. Al Sharpton, Louis Farrakhan, Faith Hill, Fantasia, The Clark Sisters, Ronald Isley, Chaka Khan, Jennifer Holliday, Loretta Devine, Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah, Shirley Caesar, Stevie Wonder, Eric Holder, Gladys Knight, Cedric the Entertainer, Tyler Perry, Smokey Robinson, and Yolanda Adams.

Get Close to My Love

Get Close to My Love is the third album by soul singer and stage star Jennifer Holliday, released in 1987.

I'm on Your Side

I'm on Your Side is the fourth album by Jennifer Holliday, released in 1991.

2008 Universal Studios fire

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On June 25, 2019, The New York Times Magazine listed Jennifer Holliday among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire.

Geffen Records

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In the meantime, the label continued to sign a handful of established music icons, including: Elton John, Irene Cara, Cher, Debbie Harry, Don Henley, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Peter Gabriel and Jennifer Holliday.

I Am Changing

Written by Henry Krieger and Tom Eyen, the song was performed by the character Effie White, originally portrayed on Broadway by Jennifer Holliday.

Dreamgirls: Original Broadway Cast Album

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The Dreamgirls cast album features cast performances by the show's performers, including Jennifer Holliday, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Loretta Devine, Ben Harney, Cleavant Derricks, Obba Babatundé, and Vondie Curtis-Hall.

Jessica Sanchez

On May 23, 2012 Holliday performed "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" alongside American Idol finalist Jessica Sanchez during the American Idol Season 11 finale.
She performed "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" by Jennifer Holliday during the grand finals of the first season of Idol Philippines on July 28, 2019.

Think It Over (Cissy Houston song)

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*In 2000, Jennifer Holliday covered the song which went to No.

No Frills Love

No Frills Love is a 1985 dance single by Broadway star and Tony Award winner, Jennifer Holliday.


In 2001, Rosabel scored two Top 10 club hits with "The Power" featured Jeanie Tracy which peaked at Number 1 and a remix of the Jennifer Holliday classic "And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going" which peaked at Number 6 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play.

American Idol (season 11)

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On May 23, 2012 Holliday performed "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" alongside American Idol finalist Jessica Sanchez during the American Idol Season 11 finale.