“Stylish Stars Selena Gomez and Jennifer Hudson Inspire Young Minds at We Day Illinois in Chic All-Black Attire”

At the inaugural We Day Illinois event, Selena Gomez and Jennifer Hudson stole the show with their all-black ensembles. Despite the windy conditions of the city, the 22-year-old singer looked stunning in a shiny black coat with white fur trim, which she had also worn earlier at LAX on Tuesday.

All for the children! Selena Gomez and Jennifer Hudson rocked head-to-toe black outfits for the first-ever We Day Illinois event on Thursday

All for the children! Selena Gomez and Jennifer Hudson rocked head-to-toe black outfits for the first-ever We Day Illinois event on Thursday

Selena Gomez and Jennifer Hudson were dressed in all-black attire for the inaugural We Day Illinois event, which was aimed at supporting children. Selena looked sun-kissed from her recent vacation in Mexico, and made an effort to manage her hair against the wind. As a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, she changed into a white top to co-host the conference for kids at Allstate Arena. Abril Vela, the founder of Chi-Girls Computing, joined her on stage during the event. The upcoming ABC broadcast, which will air on August 21, is set to address various concerns such as bullying, homelessness, and violence in inner cities.

T-shirt and jeans: The 22-year-old starlet appeared a bit disheveled, thanks to the windy city's unruly breeze

The youthful actress was spotted wearing casual attire, sporting a T-shirt and jeans. Her appearance seemed slightly unkempt due to the unpredictable gusts of wind in the city.

Outfit repeater: The I Want You to Know singer was wearing the same shiny blackcoat with white fur trim that she wore at LAX on Tuesday

Outfit repeater: The I Want You to Know singer was wearing the same shiny blackcoat with white fur trim that she wore at LAX on Tuesday

The singer of “I Want You to Know” was spotted wearing the same shiny black coat with white fur trimming that she wore at LAX on Tuesday, indicating that she’s not concerned about being seen as an outfit repeater.

Sunkissed: Selena sported a bronzed complexion, thanks to her recent Mexican holiday, and attempted to keep her extension-free locks from getting too wind blown

Selena’s skin had a beautiful bronze glow due to her recent trip to Mexico, and she made an effort to prevent her natural hair from getting too messy in the wind.

Airing August 21 on ABC! The UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador later changed into a white top to co-host the kids' conference at Allstate Arena

Catch it on ABC this August 21! The UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador switched to a white top as she co-hosted the children’s conference at Allstate Arena.

Hello Illinois! At one point, Gomez was joined onstage by Chi-Girls Computing founder Abril Vela (L)

Hey there, Illinois! During the event, Gomez had a special guest join her on stage – Abril Vela, founder of Chi-Girls Computing (pictured on the left).

Singing stars: Jennifer and Selena were on the stage together as confetti dropped

As colorful confetti rained down from above, the crowd went wild as singing sensations Jennifer and Selena took to the stage together. Their performance was part of We Day, an event that rewards children for months of volunteer work with the opportunity to hear inspiring speakers like Common, Tyrese Gibson, Colbie Caillat, and Lupe Fiasco. Meanwhile, actress Selena has been busy promoting Adidas NEO Label’s beach collection, while also reprising her role as Mavis Dracula in the upcoming movie Hotel Transylvania 2, alongside Adam Sandler, Kevin James, and Mel Brooks. For Jennifer, the event held special meaning as it was held in her hometown of Rosemont, near where she grew up in Englewood.

Brunette beauty: Selena addressed the audience as she took the stage

With her luscious brown locks and stunning features, Selena captivated the crowd as she graced the stage. She confidently addressed the eager audience, ready to give them an unforgettable performance.

Simple style: The Texas native kept it simple with a long-sleeved white blouse and blue jeans

Simple style: The Texas native kept it simple with a long-sleeved white blouse and blue jeans

In a relaxed fashion, the individual from Texas chose to keep their outfit straightforward by wearing a white blouse with long sleeves and blue jeans.

Hoops legend: Magic Johnson joined Selena and Ezra Frech to promote volunteerism at the event

The basketball icon, Magic Johnson, teamed up with Selena and Ezra Frech to encourage people to engage in volunteerism during a recent event.

Global style icon: The Behaving Badly actress is currently fronting Adidas NEO Label's beach collection

The actress who played the lead in Behaving Badly is now the face of Adidas NEO Label’s beach collection, solidifying her position as a global style icon.

The Drac Pack is back! The animated sequel - hitting US theaters September 25 - also features the voices of Adam Sandler, Kevin James, and Mel Brooks

Get ready for the return of the Drac Pack! Selena Gomez is once again taking on the role of Mavis Dracula, the teenage vampire, in the upcoming film Hotel Transylvania 2. Alongside her are big names like Adam Sandler, Kevin James, and Mel Brooks. The highly-anticipated movie will be released in the US on September 25th. During an appearance to promote the film, the 33-year-old actress and singer looked stunning in a revealing mini-dress with cut-outs and matching booties. She was accompanied by her fiancé David Otunga and they later watched students from Lemont High School and King High School perform. If you’re a fan of her powerful mezzo-soprano voice, mark your calendars for June 24th when she’ll be performing at the Rochester Jazz Festival in New York.

What's up Chicago? For Jennifer, the Rosemont-based event was like a homecoming of sorts since she was raised in nearby Englewood

Hey there, Chicago! The Rosemont event held a special significance for Jennifer as it felt like a homecoming for her. She spent her childhood in Englewood, which is located nearby.

Looking good! The 33-year-old Oscar winner looked lovely in a cleavage-baring mini-dress featuring circle cut-outs and matching booties

Nice appearance! The Oscar recipient, who is 33 years old, appeared attractive in a mini-dress that revealed her cleavage. The dress had circular cut-outs and was complemented by matching booties.

Inseparable: The Grammy-winning belter appeared to be accompanied by her longtime fiancé David Otunga (L), who's the father of her five-year-old son David Jr.

Unbreakable: The singer who won a Grammy seemed to be with her partner and fiancé of several years, David Otunga (L), who is also the father of their five-year-old son, David Jr.

'Shout out to Chicago's finest!' Hudson later changed into a sleeveless black top and orange skirt to perform with students from Lemont High School and King High School

Giving a big shout-out to the great Chicago artists! Hudson later changed into an orange skirt paired with a black sleeveless top and performed with Lemont High School and King High School students. Jennifer is eager to take up her position again as the gospel singer and music therapist, Michelle White in the second season of Fox’s musical drama Empire. When asked about her return, the You Will singer replied to the Hollywood Reporter stating that she is currently unsure about it. However, given the way the finale played out, there is a chance for her character to return and viewers can’t wait to see what happens with Michelle’s journey. The battle between Andre, Lucious, and the church is still ongoing, and fans are excited to find out who emerges victorious.

In demand: The Trouble hitmaker will next use her powerful mezzo-soprano pipes June 24 at the Rochester Jazz Festival in New York (pictured April 10) 

Coming up next for the popular artist, Trouble, is a performance at the Rochester Jazz Festival in New York on June 24. Fans can expect to hear the singer’s impressive mezzo-soprano vocals in action once again. (The photo above was taken on April 10.)

'I don't know about that yet!' Jennifer is keen to reprise her role as music therapist and gospel singer Michelle White on the second season of Fox's musical drama Empire

Jennifer expressed her interest in reprising her role as Michelle White, the music therapist and gospel singer, on the second season of Fox’s musical drama Empire. The We Day event also featured appearances by basketball legend Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson and Golden Globe winner Martin Sheen. Martin Sheen, a 74-year-old activist who has been arrested 67 times for protesting and acts of civil disobedience, spoke at the event as well. Hannah Simone, best known for her role as Cece Parekh on New Girl, looked stunning in a sleeveless top and patterned maxi-skirt as she addressed the audience. In addition to the speakers, the Grammy Award-winning country trio The Band Perry performed for the kids in attendance from the Midwest. The group is composed of siblings Neil, Kimberly, and Reid.

Inspiring children: Also speaking at We Day were NBA legend Earvin 'Magic' Johnson as well as Golden Globe winner Martin Sheen

Inspiring children: Also speaking at We Day were NBA legend Earvin 'Magic' Johnson as well as Golden Globe winner Martin Sheen

We Day had some amazing guest speakers including Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson, a basketball legend, and Martin Sheen, who has won a Golden Globe award, all of whom had a positive impact on the children attending the event.

Windy City indeed! The 74-year-old longtime activist has reportedly been arrested 67 times for protesting and acts of civil disobedience

Wow, the Windy City lives up to its name! According to reports, a 74-year-old activist has been arrested an astonishing 67 times for participating in protests and engaging in acts of civil disobedience. This person is clearly dedicated to their cause!

Baring her midriff: Speaker and New Girl actress Hannah Simone - best known for her role as Cece Parekh - looked lovely in a sleeveless top and patterned maxi-skirt

Hannah Simone, the speaker and actress famous for playing Cece Parekh in New Girl, flaunted her midriff in a stylish sleeveless top and a patterned maxi-skirt. She rocked the look and exuded elegance.

'Can't wait to hang out & play songz!' Also performing for Midwestern kids was the Grammy Award-winning country trio - The Band Perry - made up of siblings Neil, Kimberly, and Reid

“I’m excited to chill and jam some tunes!” The Band Perry, consisting of talented siblings Neil, Kimberly, and Reid, also had the pleasure of entertaining young fans in the Midwest, earning their well-deserved Grammy Award.

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