Jennifer Nettles and Jennifer Hudson team for duet for Oprah's OWN

Jennifers Hudson and Nettles having a moment.

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Jennifers Hudson and Nettles having a moment.


The powerhouse vocals of Jennifer Hudson and Jennifer Nettles are on display in a song performed for another powerhouse – Oprah.

The Jennifers anchor the new anthem for Oprah’s OWN channel, an uplifting pop chugger called “You Will.” The Track, available for purchase and streaming starting today, was written by the legendary hitmaker-to-the-stars, Diane Warren.

“You Will” is the first collaboration between Nettles – a longtime Atlantan – and Hudson. The song will also be heard during Tuesday’s 9 p.m. season finale of “The Haves and the Have Nots” on OWN and will live stream (along with exclusive behind-the-scenes video footage) on

“I am hugely inspired by the message of ‘You Will,’” Nettles said in a statement.  “Like the OWN network, this song encourages us all to boldly dream. Yet again Diane Warren was able to capture, and orchestrate, this beautiful theme of believing in oneself, and to offer us a song as its anthem.  I was honored to be invited to sing with such a powerful talent as Jennifer Hudson.  I am thrilled to be able to give voice to this wonderful song with such a gifted duet partner as Jennifer, and to celebrate OWN through music.”

“You Will” was produced by the Grammy-winning duo The Underdogs, known for their work with Babyface and Lionel Richie.

Click here to hear a sample of “You Will."

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