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Jennifer Hudson to receive charity award from Recording Academy

Singer/actress Jennifer Hudson is set to be feted by the Recording Academy for her philanthropy efforts at the 2013 Grammys on the Hill Awards.

The Dreamgirls star will collect the Recording Artists' Coalition Award at a special ceremony in Washington, D.C. on 17 April (13).

Recording Academy President Neil Portnow says, "We are elated to recognize Jennifer Hudson as not only a gifted musician and actress but as an extraordinary humanitarian who has selflessly contributed her time and talent to numerous worthwhile causes.

"She is one of the industry's most enduring, giving and gifted women, and we are privileged to be honoring her artistry, her commitment and her generosity."

And Hudson is clearly delighted by the news - she tweets, "Im (sic) so humbled!!"

The event will take place on the eve of the Academy's Grammys on the Hill Advocacy Day, during which industry professionals will meet with legislators to discuss the need for policies benefiting the industry and its musicians.

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