Kelly Rowland Provides Album Update

Published: Saturday 5th Feb 2011 by Sam

With it almost being a year since ‘Commander’ surfaced, many have been left scratching their heads as to the whereabouts of Kelly Rowland‘s third studio album.

Perhaps sensing the growing impatience within her supporters, the Grammy winner took to her official website today to update fans on the status of the project.

Check out what she had to say after the jump…

Hey everyone,

I just wanna first start off by telling you all thank you SO much for being incredibly patient in waiting for the album. The making of this album has been an emotional roller coaster but empowering for me, which you will hear once it’s all done. I’m just taking my time to make sure it’s everything I want it to be. Just an FYI, it is shaping up beautifully! All the producers and writers are passionate masterminds, and I thank them for their creativity! Also, this album is NOT limited, I am not allowing ANYONE to put me in a box, with sound. That’s not where I belong. The album IS consistent sonically and I am writing, creating, having fun, and healing………it’s been a BLAST!!! I wanted to bring you guys up to speed with the album! I love you all dearly! And as soon as I have hard dates on release, trust me you know I got you! KR, xoxo


While I, too, am itching to see the project finally rolled out, there is a ‘business’ slant to this which many are neglecting to consider. In not beating about the bush, Kelly’s background (and the drama surrounding it) is well-documented (see: Mathew Knowles, preferential treatment etc). Hence, if success is the name of the game for her and her label, the clearly have to play their cards oh-so-right and make sure every move is calculated to a ‘T’. Reliable word reaffirms that she is a priority at Universal Motown, hence patience really is the name of the game here.

Although (and perhaps somewhat contradicting myself), there are a barrage of new releases on the horizon; hence accelerating the creative process is  becoming a must with each new promo pic or snippet which surfaces of another act.

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  1. GangsterA February 5, 2011

    come on kelly i can’t wait any longer

  2. GangsterA February 5, 2011

    she need to release it before july cuse you know who will be coming then

  3. GangsterA February 5, 2011

    one more thing she have to put commander,one love take’s over and on & on as bonus track

  4. magdalena February 5, 2011

    impatience? i am so bored… so over waiting for this album, couldnt care less. its been too long.

  5. TheDimplePuppet February 5, 2011

    #I’MJUSTSAYING thanks for the update Kelly. Take your time girl but if “EACH OTHER” isn’t on your album i will be MAD. C O M lol.

  6. Andrew February 5, 2011


  7. YOOS February 5, 2011

    alright that’s all fair and whatever, but she has Britney, Gaga, Beyoncé, Mariah and many many others!! So it’s too late for Kelly. Eh, wasn’t so good so far anyway.

  8. anthony February 5, 2011

    it can never be to late a great artist never worries about his other competion all she has to do is do her and have her label and team behind her and know what to do with her then everything should be ok for her

  9. Jay February 5, 2011

    It is too late shes DONE, she needs to follow Michelle’s footsteps and do some local plays or something. With all the Major releases this year I bet her album wont be dropped until 1st quarter of 2012

  10. b**** please February 5, 2011

    I hope so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Bubbles February 5, 2011

    It’s gone beyond impatience I think. People simply aren’t checking for, hence the gargantuan flops that where her other singles. Miss Kelly needs to get it together before she starts being put in the same category as Cedric.

  12. ole skool February 5, 2011

    Kelly who ? who cares …. i want ti know what Rihanna is doing next #just saying

  13. hp February 5, 2011

    kelly just wait on a dc3 reunion.where beyonce can do all the work and you sit pretty and make money

  14. Tori February 5, 2011

    I know this site loves MIss Kelly, but let’s not sugar coat this. Kelly had a simmer of a buzz over the summer and didn’t take advantage, which basically showed her label didn’t know what to do with her. She signed with a label who is notorious for push backs until the artist’s entire project is eventually shelved. Yes Kelly can sing and it can be argued that she is a better artist than what is considered hot right now. But with the short attention span of the actual buying public she will be lucky to do Ciara numbers. And when her project doesn’t reach expectations the overused and very old excuse of Matthew and his daughter did her wrong can’t be used. By the way can someone name an artist that came from a group and didn’t sing lead but was more successful the actual lead of the group after they went solo? I’ll wait…

  15. Prince February 5, 2011

    Lets give Ms.Kelly a chance. Even though i almost gave up on her i got a feeling she’s going to Deliver and show that she belong in the game. If Kelly wasnt Gorgeous and didn’t have a Beautiful voice i wouldve be like girl 4get this waiting, Next. But Kelly is Gorgeous and her voice is Beautiful and getting Powerful and she’s Beyonce’s bestie soo she get a pass from me and she Deserves a chance.

  16. Drew-Shane February 5, 2011

    Nobody is really checking for her like that. Just give it up Kelly

  17. Tha Phoenix February 5, 2011

    I was one of Kelly’s biggest supporters last year. I was waiting for her to really dominate 2010 – especially as I knew the Trinity would be making their return this year and every other female artist would have to fall to the back.

    But she decided she wants to try and play with the big dogs. It’s no secret that the Trinity is going to dominate 2011 and 2012 – and the hype over Kelly’s album has died down. It’s a shame because she’s talented but she’s simply not hungry enough.

    It also seems that she has that Sense Of Entitlement that I always talk about – people who think they’re entitled to success simply because of what they’ve had in the past.

    It is what it is.

    *shrugs and sips Martini*

  18. Jamie February 5, 2011

    How can someone check for an artist when they don’t even have any material or promo out yet? Overseas is checking for her, but the states, not quite due to lack of promotion. Just wait, and not hate. Besides, I think the statement was directed to her FANS not you spectators so do yourself a favor and KEEP IT MOVING!!!!!

  19. BAA February 5, 2011

    LMAO @Jay and the other haters. Are u guys physics? No! Are better yet are u guys jesus! Hell no! So how you do u know if its over for kelly dumbasses. I love all this hate kelly is getting because i know a little secret that u trannies dont know and its kelly snatching your favs wigs LMFAO@OLE SCHOOL Please go and found out what rihanna the goat is up to on rihanna the goat daily and why that non talent b**** just use gimmicks in that lame ass s&m video to cover up her not so their talent by doing soft core p***. @HP Why do your dumbass consantly hate on kelly when you are a Queen B fan just like me. They both came from dc and love and support each other so please sit! For the rest of the haters Kelly motherfreakin Roland is going to be slaying b****** left and right in 2011 just wait and see.

  20. That FLOP Juice February 5, 2011

    It’s going to be her FAREWELL album. She deserves this ultimate album, and then she should retire, she is still irrelevant in the industry as always has been.

  21. Gilberto February 5, 2011

    Kelly hasn’t said nothing that we really want to know: when will the album be released?

  22. the kiddz February 5, 2011

    I agree with @Tha Phoenix. I’ve been rooting for Kelly, because I really want her to succeed. But, she clearly doesn’t want it enough. And how was this an album update? No release date mentioned or whether she would be done by Spring or whatever. It still baffles my mind that she released “Commander” when the album was no where near complete, or maybe of its lack of success, they decided to change the initial sound. I hate to say this, but if she doesn’t release her album before Beyonce she has no hope, because the media and the stans will pit them against each other and Kelly has no one to blame this time around.

  23. the kiddz February 5, 2011

    *has no one to blame, but herself.

  24. Y’all are too fake February 5, 2011

    @ Ole Skool

    Rihanna is getting naked & Using her “Loud” voice to brainwash you kiddies into thinking she can sing, thats all she’s doing. Loud is a fake album made quickly after the not so charting (but Epic) Rated R. Rated R was amazing, so raw, so real, so dark, I loved tha emotions in Rated R. But Loud is a a generic pop attempt to win back her fans from Chris Brown, and use her Re-bound sexual adventures to turn you on. It’s pathetic , forcing s** into yall delusional heads and half of y’all pregnant at 13. Now i respect Gaga because her message is about Peace & Acceptance, Rihanna’s new message is about S** and how a n**** can make you feel. Ok Ke$ha 2.0……

  25. hp February 5, 2011


  26. superman February 5, 2011

    i just love how all the kelly haters jump in her posts and s***..
    kelly took her time to bring real good music to US fans let me repeat this to her fans
    as long as her fans are happy she would careless about yall lifeless mother fuckers! IM OUT

  27. Tha Phoenix February 5, 2011

    @The Kiddz

    Right? Her stans will TRY it but we all know she had the entirety of 2010 to come out with a new era and slay. It is apparent that she would rather party with the Kardashians than focus on her career (as is the same with the very talented Ciara).

    And it is a shame.

    But it is what it is, and it ain’t what it ain’t.

    *pours you a Martini*

  28. eHarris February 5, 2011

    I love me some Kelly Rowland but its too much comp. For her this year. She coulda competed w/ Ciara & Keri last year but B. Spears & GaGa, no way. I bet money that Beyonce will release an album B4 Kelly Rowland!! I’m still rooting for you kelly tho

  29. AMAR DATTANI February 5, 2011

    she looks so hot in that pic lol

  30. dboy February 5, 2011

    if you aint checking and you’re sure its over for kelly, then why click on the post in the 1st place, if she’s so irrelevant then u wouldnt care what she has to say about her album, u guys are despicable, u hate on girls on top, u hate on girls trying to reach,what exactly do u want???

    kelly i wish u all the best, and am one of those patient ones, and i’ll be copping that disc cus i love ur music, regardless of how it fares on the chart

    btw yall make it sound like beyonce, gaga and britney are going to be number 1 on the charts for the entire yet, others wil peak too you know

    kelly doesnt have to be more successful than beyonce, esp not off the back of 1 cd but success is success, many tother chicks in the game don’t have bey’s accolades and achievements yet are stil considered successful (i’ll rather not give names-dont want a stan war)

  31. dboy February 5, 2011

    @tha phoenix

    tell me, since when is having socialite friends and passion for one’s career mutually exclusive

    you guys literally want to tell celebs what they can and cant do, who they should roll with, how to wear their hair, what to wear, who to talk to, geez , no wonder britney had a breakdown

  32. Tha Phoenix February 5, 2011

    @D Boy

    Maybe if I saw more photos of her on her grind rather than partying etc, I would be more inclined to agree with you.

    Case in point; Kim Kardashian may be a professional ‘socialite’ but when she’s working, she’s working. She stays on her grind, making that money. I haven’t seen any photographic evidence of Kelly entering/leaving a studio/dance studio etc in months. The hype has died down.

    And, yes, she has that aforementioned SOE.

    I was rooting for her, but as I said last year, 2011 is the year of Britney, Beyonce and Lady Gaga. Kelly isn’t going to get any shine this year.

    It is what it is.

  33. sarah February 5, 2011

    all i know is i bet not here a word when hurricane bey come back full force and takes no prisnors….she gave kelly all the time in the world, and when kelly fails this time its gonna be on here cant noby blame matthew or bey

  34. Mari February 5, 2011

    “But Loud is a a generic pop attempt to win back her fans from Chris Brown,”

    @Ya’ll are too fake

    win back her fans from Chris Brown? GTFOH. What alternate dimension do you live in where Rihanna has to pander to fans of Chris Brown? Is it like a planet of the apes alternate universe where apes speak English and walk upright?


    I think there may still be hope for her if she releases before Beyonce and has an international hit on par with WLTO. For whatever reason, Commander didn’t smash the way it should have, and that has been her most successful single from this would be era, thus far. So, I don’t know where she’s going to dig up another hit.

  35. roundIV February 5, 2011

    Kelly needs to stop playing and release, Kim Kardashian is gonna release an album before she does.

  36. Sheesh February 5, 2011

    If the album is going to be as big as what she says it is….then i think it will hold against the rest of the releases….You people act like Kelly is a new artist or something…she is just as big as Rihanna, Gaga, and the rest of them. I have faith in her. But….

    It’s still Queen Bey’s Year…. #Justsayin

  37. little kimberly DAMNIT February 5, 2011

    Britney is just another artist, Bey is just another artist, gaga just another artist. Who the hell are any of you to say this is Britney gaga and beyonces year. As if no one else can release any music this year. You will miss out on a lot of good talent rand good music if u keep yourself in a box. I hope this albums comes before the middle of the year. Kelly doesn’t have to sell the same #’s as Britney or Bey Jus to be successful. I’m excited for the artists who ain’t scared to release in the midst of this favoritism mess.

  38. dboy February 5, 2011

    @tha phoenix

    we don’t see pictures of beyonce or gaga going in out and out of studios either but every tom , d*** and harry knows they”ve been working hard on their upcoming albums. celebs have more freedom to socialise when they’re not promoting their project. noone bat an eyelid over beyonce galavanting across the globe with jay last year and rightfully so i might add

    as for the SOE,i don’t know where yall got that from, if she did, wouldn’t she have just released the album last year and damn the US sales. say what you may but commander charted in over 20 territories and was 20th best selling female single in the UK. you don’t expect to feel like she’s a newbie, do u? what’s the point of being in a successful girlband if it’s tantamount to nothing in establishing a solo career

  39. Dave February 5, 2011

    I love her. She’s trying to make the best album, & those hating on her don’t have a right to criticize her & talk about is she ever gonna release an album. CLEARLY, she’s working not trying to release a BS album. Perfection takes time & patience, & I want a A1 album from Kelly, so I’m glad she’s taking her time #TeamKelly

  40. Timago February 5, 2011

    SMELLY FLOPLAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  41. Kyle February 5, 2011

    I will definitely support Kelly when her album comes out but I don’t know what to think at this point. I really thought “Commander” was the best song she has ever released and we all know what happened with that. Then she recruited the same batch of producers that work on every other R&B artists’ albums. I was hoping that she would stick with the heavy dance sound that David Guetta created for her, but we’ll see.

  42. muni February 5, 2011

    I am waiting patiently for my baby album

    Keep creating that magic!!!

  43. muni February 5, 2011

    THis album will a BOMB trust me


  44. kelzrowland February 5, 2011

    @ Yoos- SIT IT DOWN CLOWN!

    Miss Kelly is coming thru..Beep Beep..From here on out she is commanding..
    FIrst off, whoever is out Kelly will still doesn’t matter if its top 10 or not. TO me this is like her first ALbum because you know the Knowles were sabotaging her career and they were never going to let her get bigger than BEYAWNCE!

  45. kelzrowland February 5, 2011

    @ the kidds if she does release her album when beyonce does IT COULD BE JUST WHAT SHE NEEDS

    THats hjow Brandy and Monica got a Grammy..using Media rivalry and controversy to generate interest..KELLY MIGHT BE SMARTER THAN ALL OF US

  46. lola February 5, 2011

    Okay, can the Kelly stans please just keep an open mind. I love Kelly to death, she has really grown into such a beautiful, classy, and talented woman, but I am fed up with her and her damn push backs and excuses! No one is interested in her anymore! Her label sucks ass! They had a nice buzz last summer and didn’t take advantage of it! What a stupid move? It seems like no matter how hard she tries, faith doesn’t want her to succeed and that’s sad considering she is more talented than 90% of the females who are so called singers.

    It pisses me off because I, and the rest of her fans, were rooting for her and waited patiently. Her label and management messed up on “Commander.” It got a good buzz, but they thought that since it was more electronic than pop, only the overseas audience would accept and that was so not true. So many US people wanted it to be released. It even debuted at Number 1 on the US Dance Charts. Then when the video came out, she got so many people comparing her single to Gaga’s singles and her video reached damn near 20,000,000 views on youtube! She was promoting it overseas and blogs were talking about her, but then she took a wrong turn and released “Rose Colored Glasses” and “Grown Ass Woman” as singles, which are too mellow and not IN at the moment singles, and the hype died down quickly.

    Point blank, she and her crew over thought everything and messed up. That’s why “Forever In a Day” flopped hard as hell. It was an amazing, international, and beautiful single but people were fed up with her and didn’t even care about it.

    Kelly you’re about to be 30 and haven’t had a mega successful music career… it’s over! You let Beyonce take all the shine and made her stans believe that she’s some goddess and was the only reason why DC succeeded. If I was you, I would be furious and jealous and made sure to get out of her damn shadow.

  47. CURLY SUE February 5, 2011


  48. Nichole February 5, 2011

    Kelly hasn’t been able to find a name for herself, since the break up of DC.

    The general public just aren’t interested in her, and while some people think the push backs are because Kelly wants to make sure she creates a great album…UTTER CRAP.

    Kelly has no solid fan base, and no one is sure what she stands in music. I also agree with those that say she isn’t thirsty enough for success. She just doesn’t have that star quality, and it seems to me that she doesn’t care much.

  49. Tha Phoenix February 5, 2011

    @D Boy

    And isn’t that ironic in and of itself? Bear in mind that Brit, B and Gaga are establish artists at the very top of the game – Kelly is nowhere near their level on those terms. And yet I’ve seen more photos of those three entering studios/dance studios and being on their grind than Kelly.

    She needs to be working even harder than them. You don’t get success for free; you have to work for it.


  50. ThePleasurePrincipal February 5, 2011

    I “command” Kelly Rowland to come out with her album so I can see the albums sales. I can’t wait to see some of these delusionals disappear from this site…

  51. Julia V. February 5, 2011

    *Note to KR Fans: Kelly’s moment to shine will be when she finally decides to perform “UNITY” live in concert ~ hopefully this year !!! Trust me … this song will leave the audience in chills. It’s the most beautiful ballad she’s ever recorded and was produced by Jeff Dawson who happened to be behind the biggest selling #1 worldwide hit a few years ago in “Bad Day” by Daniel Powter. Hello … WAKE-UP KELLY ! Embrace this song, perform this song and your fans around the world will witness how truly talented you are as an artist and pure vocalist. Love, loss and hope is what “UNITY” is all about. Don’t give us any excuses about this track being controlled by Sony/Columbia ! YOU are in control … YOU can re-record this song with Motown/Universal and give your loyal fans what they want. Even B. loves this song ! It’s time for “UNITY” to soar … make it happen ~ “Two Hearts Forever” <3 <3

  52. KELENDRIA ROWLAND February 5, 2011

    IM CRYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :'(

    I just cant wait anyomre!!! the exitemnet is killing my everything!!
    The queen of DANCERNB is coming!!!!

    S******, HAGa, BeYAWNce, F******, RHITardna, FLOPtina. Beware!

    Support Ms Kelly!
    2011: MAKE BELIEVE

  53. dang February 5, 2011

    yeah she sure needs to tread carefully… what with all the major comebacks this year.. and her messy single releases

  54. ole skool February 6, 2011

    any news about Princess Rihanna

  55. Taylor February 6, 2011

    @ Julia V. – amen sister ! Anyone who doesn’t think UNITY is a hit record is crazy ! I don’t care how old it is … a hit is a hit !!! It’s about time someone in Kelly’s camp told her to start performing this song. Play it live, shoot a video, get it out there.

  56. raraskils February 6, 2011

    hope when she comes back, she comes back hard, as a force to be reckoned with!

  57. quanberg February 6, 2011

    I;ve realized that the quiter they are the more amazing their sounds are ….. so i’m sitting and waiting !!!! Kelly is gonna slay 2011

  58. natasha February 6, 2011

    Hmm…I’m with everyone else. I think we all understand that she needs to have this record and the timing perfect to the T. But when Commander was released, it created such a freaking buzz that for a second, it was almost as if people forgot she was apart of Destiny’s Child and more importantly, her relationship to the Knowleses…

    If they hadn’t crafted the “perfect” album them, I doubt they’re crafting one now. Before releasing a single such as Commander, they shouldve BEEN had their s*** together…the perfect album, the perfect followup single. Kelly and her team REALLY dropped the ball. I can’t believe she came out with Commander, released a couple of singles later, then decided with her label that her album was just NOT that great afterall..then rerecord the whole damn thing. And coming to think about it…the timing WAS perfect. At that time no one was doing the heayy pop dance music,there were no BIG releases to rival hers and now that EVERYONE is doing it…its like she HAS to recreate her sound again bc the dance, pop trend is soon to fade. What she shouldve did, is not let people see her seams. After realizing her album wasnt the way she liked it, she shouldve just put out a freaking mixtape and left it as a freaking teaser instead of dragging her fans along. And while that mixtape was out, she shouldve went everywhere and performed in and out..opening as an act for big as tours (maybe gaga)..But instead…In a few months, no one is going to care about songs like Commander. By the time she gets her stuff together her sound will fade. And its not like if she puts out the sound she wants to (electro, techno pop) that shes going to have as much as a buzz bc now it looks like she’s just riding along the bandwagon. If Rihanna’s Loud album can be the worst album of all time and still do phenomenally well, Kelly couldve fully rocked Commander with a mediocre album as well if the label was really behind her.

  59. Angsela Wesley February 6, 2011

    I am tired of you haters saying noone is checking for Kelly but people are checking
    for her. Nelly’s album was floping until the song Gone was leaked that just gos to
    show you that Kelly does have so me clout. After that he’s album sales went up
    and now she is going to make the video for Gone. Nelly was supposed to be
    more succussful than Kelly but without her singing the vocals on that song that
    songs would have floped because Nelly can’t sing. I think Kelly can do well if
    she releases her album right after Brintey Spears because Gaga pushed her album
    until May. And for those people who say that Kelly should’nt be partying with Kim
    how do you think she became famous by hanging with Paris Hilton.

  60. Independent Thinker February 7, 2011

    As much as I hate to say this, I have to. HAVEN’T WE BEEN HERE BEFORE? Isn’t this the same thing she did and said regarding her sophomore album Ms. Kelly? She recorded the entire album; set a release date, songs leaked all over the net, then she shelved the project and went back into the studio to “redraft” what would be the “perfect album”. The only difference is this time she actually released singles from what appears to be another shelved project. Do we even know that any of her previously recorded/released material (“Commander”, “Rose Colored Glasses”, :”Grown Woman” and “Forever and a Day”) all great songs by the way, will still be featured on this new “perfect”, “unlimited” album. Not to mention all of the HOT songs that were leaked (Shake Them Haters Off, On&On, Each Other, etc.). She had so much material. GOOD material that was actually signature for her. I really don’t want jewels like On&On and “Forever and a Day” replaced with typical, trend heavy predictables like Hangover and I’m That Chick. I know people like those songs but really, “they tell me I’m so fly, I’m so fly, I’m so fly”; not exactly a lyrical masterpiece.

    I’m not saying she can’t or shouldn’t have these songs on the album, I’m saying don’t replace what’s actually good and timeless for that which is mediocre and trendy. If she did that she’d be like every other artist(and I use that term loosely) that’s out right now, and Kelly is better than that. Songs like I’m That Chick may be what she needs to get a hit stateside (Sad, I know) but those songs do not and should not define her as an artist. Kelly is versatile and a vocal force to be reckoned with. That is what the “perfect” album would/should show case.

    I just don’t want Kelly to fall for the okey doke. No Ms. Kelly mishaps this go round. Home girl can’t afford another.

    Note: It would behoove her to make this project a double-discs set. Shell out the extra cash. As long as your supporters have been waiting, they deserve more than a measly 11-12 songs. She’d better find a way to make this album worth the wait and the money. REAL TALK.

  61. Keri February 7, 2011

    Can’t wait for Kelly to perform “Unity” live in concert this year ! I agree this song will take off once Kelly adds to her set-list !!! ” A shooting star, a ray of light ” … love that line 😉

  62. TJ February 7, 2011

    Kelly really needs to get on with it now – I really hope she doesn’t end up junking all the material she’s done so far and releasing something completely new with “Commander” tacked on as a bonus track. She’s had all this good material for ages now and it’s just sitting on the shelf getting old.


    “By the way can someone name an artist that came from a group and didn’t sing lead but was more successful the actual lead of the group after they went solo?”

    Answer: Alesha Dixon. Who bought Sabrina Washington’s single? Anyone? And yet Sabrina did almost all the singing in Mis-Teeq – far more than Beyoncé did in Destiny’s Child (which actually began to balance the leads more after Michelle joined).

  63. TEAM KELLY!!! ToTheTop February 7, 2011

    I perferred the silence… Ugh! #IWANTITNOW!

  64. Althea February 8, 2011

    Some People Are So Annoying And Just Wanna Talk S***. She’s Trying To Make This Album Perfect And People Wanna Complain But If She Released It And It Was Horrible People Would Have Complained About Her Not Spending Enough Time Creating The Album.. Smfh.. You Just Can’t Please Some People.

    Kelly Take As Much Time As You Want. I Want This Album To Be Perfect Cause I Like G.O.O.D Music!!!!

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