The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to recognize excellence of professionals in the film industry, including directors, actors, and writers. The formal ceremony at which the awards are presented is one of the most prominent award ceremonies in the world. ......Paula Jai Parker(born August 19) is an American actress and comedian. She is best known of her roles as Lexus in Hustle & Flow, Joi in Friday, and as the voice of matriarch Trudy Proud on the Disney Channel animated sitcom The Proud Family. Parker made her feature film debut as Ice Cube's girlfriend Joi in F. Gary Gray's hit comedy Friday. After meeting director Rusty Cundieff while doing Tales From the Hood, she was cast as gold-digging Adina in his urban comedy Sprung with Tisha Campbell. She also worked with many of the Wayans brothers on the WB show The Wayans Bros....... Jean Baylor, formerly of Zhane', returns with her first solo effort, Testimony: my life story. As one-half of the duo that gave us some of the most memorable R&B hits of the nineties, Baylor experienced enormous success with smash hits including "Hey Mr. DJ," "Groove Thang," and "Sending My Love." Now with an incredible new body of work and a voice that seemed to only get better with time, Jean comes into her own, delivering a compassionate anthology filled with hope, inspiration and gratitude. This album is a compelling collection of songs remarkably blended in elements of hip-hop, pop and R&B/Soul. Testimony: my life story is a personal soundtrack of Baylor's life that takes you through her journeys of love, pain and spiritual growth. Simply put...Jean brings a sincere tenderness to music that is not only refreshing...but powerful. With her purpose at heart and music in hand, this album is sure to be one of the highest regarded R&B albums of the year.