updated 02/26/2009 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 02/26/2009 AT 3:00 PM ET
Jennifer Hudson will return to her hometown of Chicago to sing on The Oprah Winfrey show Friday.
The Grammy and Oscar winner has performed at several high-profile events, including the Super Bowl and the Grammys, over the last month. But this marks the first time that Hudson will sing in Chicago, since her mother, brother and nephew were killed in October.
Hudson will reportedly sing “If This Isn’t Love” from her self-titled album.
The Grammy winner will kick off her first solo tour on April 2 in Philadelphia alongside R&B singer Robin Thicke.
– Marla Lehner