Mr Hudson tells ITN he’s still getting used to being in the spotlight and explained what he and Rihanna were up to in Venice. Asked if he’d be contributing to Rihanna’s album, Mr Hudson responded, “I haven’t been asked yet, but I guess I just need to throw my hat in the ring. I’ll be honest I’m kind of shy with her, but we bonded a bit over the weekend so maybe I’ll give her a tinkle and say can I come to the studio. Sometimes you just have to invite yourself around.” As he did with Kanye West. Watch the interview via YouTube below.
NME spoke with Mr Hudson backstage at V Festival 2009 in Staffordshire over the weekend, where the singer talked about meeting fans at the signing tent and signing his first pair of breasts, the V in Chelmsford he performed at the previous day, dropping the new album ‘Straight No Chaser’ in October, and working with Kanye West.
Mr Hudson paid tribute to Michael Jackson at Glastonbury on Friday (June 26) after performing at the famed festival, where he dedicated ‘There Will Be Tears’ to the departed King of Pop, doing a little moonwalk on stage. “There’s two sides of the coin, whenever you get bad news it makes you feel lucky to be alive,” the singer told NME’s Dan Martin. “For me, it’s a reminder you have to look after yourself. I don’t know what he was up to in terms of his health, but maybe I’m a bit clean cut. He went at 50, that seems tragically young. I wanna be doing this until I’m old and gray.” Watch the interview via YouTube below.
Philippines Inmates Choreographed Michael Jackson Tribute
June 27, 2009 – After becoming YouTube sensations for their rendition of ‘Thriller’ in 2007, inmates at the Cebu Detention and Rehabilitation Center in the central Philippines have put together a choreographed a tribute to Michael Jackson, set to his 1972 single ‘Ben’, The Jackson 5’s 1970 hit ‘I’ll Be There’ and the USA for Africa 1985 benefit single ‘We Are the World’. Watch below.
Mr Hudson flew several thousand miles from the UK to perform at the G.O.O.D. Music Showcase at SXSW in Austin, Texas. Watch Ben Hudson perform ‘Anyone But Him’ with Kanye West below.