Judith Glory Hill is an American singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, California. She has provided backing vocals for such artists as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Josh Groban. In 2009, Hill was chosen as Jackson's duet partner for the song "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" during his This Is It concert tour. After Jackson's death in 2009, she, along with the rest of the This Is It cast members, performed at Jackson's memorial service and attracted global attention when she sang the lead on the song "Heal the World". Hill's rise to fame is briefly recounted in 20 Feet from Stardom, a documentary film that tells the untold story of the backup singers behind some of the "greatest musical legends of the 21st century". She is also a featured artist on the film's soundtrack. She won the Grammy Award for Best Music Film for her performance in this film. A number of Hill's original ballads, including "Desperation" were featured in the 2012 Spike Lee film Red Hook Summer.
|Birth name:||Judith Glory Hill|
|Born:||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Genres:||Pop, soul, R&B, neo-soul, funk, jazz|
|Occupation(s):||Singer-songwriter, musician, composer|
|Labels:||Sony Music NPG|
|Associated acts:||Michael Jackson, Ai, Carole King, Barry Manilow, Rod Stewart, Josh Groban, Stevie Wonder, Prince|
|Website:||Judith Hill's Official site|
|Twitter:||Judith Hill's Twitter profile|
|IMDb:||Judith Hill's IMDb|
About Judith Hill
Pop artist who attracted attention as a girlfriend and protege of Prince. She going to sing a duet with Michael Jackson on his This Is It tour, but instead sang "Heal the World" at his memorial service in 2009.
She earned a degree in music composition at Biola University.
She released tribute song "I Will Always Be Missing You" for Michael Jackson.
Her pianist mother met her father, who played in a funk band, in the 1970s.
In 2009, she began rehearsing with Michael Jackson in preparation for This Is It. She was set to be his duet, but the tour was cancelled when Michael died on June 25, 2009.
Information related to Judith Hill
- Biola University alumni
- African-American female singers