It's Your World (song)

"It's Your World" is a song by American recording artist Jennifer Hudson featuring fellow singer R. Kelly, recorded for her third studio album JHUD (2014). It was written by Kelly and produced by DJ Terry Hunter. Released worldwide on July 8, 2014 as the album's third single, Hudson sang it for the first time at BET Awards 2014 on June 29, 2014.[1] No music video was made for the single. The song was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance.[2] In 2019, Hudson removed "It's Your World" from all streaming platforms and stopped performing it in support of women who had come forward with stories of abuse from Kelly.[3]

"It's Your World"
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Single by Jennifer Hudson featuring R. Kelly
from the album JHUD
ReleasedJuly 8, 2014 (2014-07-08)
Songwriter(s)Robert Kelly
Producer(s)Terry Hunter
Jennifer Hudson singles chronology
"Walk It Out"
"It's Your World"
"Go All Night"
R. Kelly singles chronology
"It's Your World"
"Bump & Grind 2014"


"It's Your World" was written by frequent Hudson collaborator R. Kelly, while production was handled by DJ Terry Hunter.[4] Commenting on its composition, Hudson wrote on Twitter: "R. Kelly had to be thinking about Aretha Franklin's "Think" when he created my song "It's Your World". It's a vocal marathon!"[5]

Live performancesEdit

The song has been performed by Jennifer Hudson on numerous stages and live shows like BET Awards 2014, The Voice, America's Got Talent, Today Show and Steve Harvey. Kelly has not as of yet performed this song live with Hudson or solo.

Track listingEdit

Digital download[6]
  1. "It's Your World " (featuring R. Kelly) – 5:18

Credits and personnelEdit

Credits adapted from AllMusic.[7]


For the week ending August 24, 2014, "It's Your World" debuted at number 48 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay.[8]


  1. ^ "Jennifer Hudson Teases R.Kelly-Assisted 'It's Your World': Listen".
  2. ^ "Grammys 2015: Complete list of winners and nominees". Los Angeles Times. 2015-02-08.
  3. ^ "Jennifer Hudson Removes R. Kelly-Penned Songs From Streaming Platforms". The Hollywood Reporter. 2019-01-31.
  4. ^ JHUD (Media notes). Jennifer Hudson. RCA Records. 2014.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  5. ^ "R. Kelly had to be thinking about..." Twitter. 2014-08-09. Retrieved 2014-08-29.
  6. ^ "It's Your World (feat. R. Kelly) – Single". 2012-09-19. Retrieved 2012-11-28.
  7. ^ "Jennifer Hudson – JHUD Album Personnel". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. January 9, 2015. Retrieved January 9, 2015.
  8. ^ "Chart Highlights: Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me' Crowns Pop Songs, Adult Pop Songs, AC". Billboard. 2014-08-25. Retrieved 2014-08-29.
  9. ^ "Jennifer Hudson Chart History (Adult R&B Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved August 15, 2021.
  10. ^ "Jennifer Hudson Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved August 15, 2021.
  11. ^ "Jennifer Hudson Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved August 15, 2021.
  12. ^ "Adult R&B Songs - Year-End 2014".