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Suga

Suga FAKE LOVE Airplane Pt2Concept photo for "FAKE LOVE/Airplane Pt.2".

Suga Love Yourself Answer Concept Photo F VersionConcept photo for Love Yourself 'Answer'.

Personal Information
Real Name Min Yoon-gi
Hangul 민윤기
Other Names Gloss (Pre-debut Name)
Agust D (Stage Name)[1]
Min Slug[2]
Motionless Min
Black Suga
Swag
Grandpa
Supsup
Lamb Skewers Duo (with Jungkook)

Lil Meow Meow


Birthdate March 9, 1993 (1993-03-09) (age 25)[3]
Birth Place Daegu, South Korea
Height 174 cm (1.74 m)[3]
Weight 59 kg[3]
Blood Type O[4]
Occupation
Job Rapper, songwriter, record producer
Genre Hip hop, K-pop, R&B
Years active 2013–present
Labels LOEN Entertainment[5]
Agency Big Hit Entertainment
Associated acts BTS
Signature
Suga's signature
Website Official Website
BTS Twitter (Shared by members)
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I’m grateful for the award, but I enjoyed the concerts more, I wanted to share our music and who we are.

–Suga, 2017.05.28, Australia

Min Yoon-gi (민윤기) known by his stage name Suga (슈가) or Agust D is a South Korean rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He is the lead rapper of BTS. In 2016, he released his first solo mixtape "Agust D."

He is one of the major music producers of BTS, and 60 of his songs are registered in Korea Music Copyright Association.[6]

History

1993-2010: Early Life

Min Yoon-gi was born on March 9, 1993, in Daegu, South Korea, the younger of two sons.[7][8] By the age of 13, he began to write music lyrics and learned about MIDI. After graduating in Daegu Taejeon Elementary School and Gwaneum Middle School, he was just a sophomore in Kangbuk High School in 2010 when he won as the 1st runner up in the audition of "HIT IT," which is recruiting new members for BTS by Big Hit Entertainment.[9] He graduated from Apgujeong High School in Seoul on February 2012.[10] He is currently enrolled at Global Cyber University under the Department of Broadcasting and Entertainment.[11]

Suga became a Hip-Hop artist after he saw artists like Stony Skunk and Epik High.[12][13] He worked a part-time job in a recording studio when he was 17 years old. After that, he started composing, arranging, lapping and performing music.[8] Before his formal debut, he started performing using his underground name "Gloss."[14] Suga made a song "518-062" at the age of 18 in honor of the May 18th Gwangju Democratization Movement as a member of Hip-Hop crew D-Town'. The title of the song 518 means May 18, the day May 18 Democratic Uprising took place, 062 came from the Gwangju Metropolitan City area number and the title of this song was given by the leader of D-TOWN.[15]

Schools Attended

  • Daegu Taejeon Elementary School (Graduated)
  • Gwaneum Middle School (Graduated)
  • Kangbuk High School (Transferred) → Apgujeong High School (Graduated)
  • Global Cyber University (Department of Broadcasting and Entertainment)

2013-Present

Originally joining the company as a music producer, Suga trained under Big Hit Entertainment for three years alongside members J-Hope and RM. He made his debut as a member of BTS on Mnet's M Countdown with the track "No More Dream" from their debut single album 2 Cool 4 Skool. He has produced and written lyrics for a variety of tracks on all of BTS's albums.

In October 2018, he was awarded the fifth-class Hwagwan Order of Cultural Merit by the President of South Korea along with the other members.

Solo Work

Suga adopted the alias Agust D in 2016, which is derived from the initials "DT", short for his birth place "Daegu Town", and "Suga" spelled backwards. He released a free self-titled mixtape via SoundCloud on August 15. He decided against releasing the project as a commercial studio album, describing it as the "feeling of being trapped in some sort of framework." On the record, he discussed matters such as his struggles with depression and social phobia. Fuse TV rated it as one of the top twenty mixtapes of 2016.

In 2017, Suga composed the song "Wine" for singer Suran, who he had previously worked with for a single on his mixtape. The record peaked at number two on the Gaon Digital Chart and won best Soul/R&B track of the year at the Melon Music Awards on December 2, 2017. Suga also received the "Hot Trend Award" for his work on the track.

Suga re-released his mixtape for digital purchase and streaming in February 2018. The success of the reissue placed it at number three on Billboard's World Albums Chart, number five on the Heatseekers Albums chart, and number 74 on the Top Album Sales chart. It also caused Suga's solo alias, Agust D, to reach number 46 on the Emerging Artists chart for the week of March 3.

Personal beliefs and philanthropy

Suga has spoken openly about mental health and equality for the LGBTQ+ community. In 2014 he made a promise to buy his fans meat should he find success as a musical artist. Four years later, on his 25th birthday, he donated beef to 39 orphanages as "ARMY", the name of BTS's fanbase.

Musicianship

Suga is responsible for writing, composing, and arranging, as well as mixing and mastering his material. He has over sixty registered songs accredited to his name with the Korea Music Copyright Association, is a pianist, and produces hip hop and R&B music. The foundation of his lyrics involve themes that are "full of dreams and hope," conceived with the intent of his music becoming "many people's strength." He cites Stony Skunk and Epik High as his inspirations to pursue hip hop music. Particularly, he credits the former's reggae-hip-hop hybrid album Ragga Muffin (2005) and its title track for igniting his interest in the genre, calling it "completely different" from mainstream music.

Jeff Benjamin of Fuse reviewed the K-Pop star's mixtape, stating it "showcases the star's ear for hot productions, hardcore rap style, and how he can make his vulnerabilities a strength."

In January 2018, Suga was promoted to full member of the Korea Music Copyright Association.[16]

Discography

See also: BTS Discography

Mixtapes

Unofficial songs

See also: BTS Unofficial songs

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Note
2018 Burn The Stage: The Movie Himself Screening in select Theatres

Music videos

Year Title Role Notes
2012 "I'm Da One" Extra Jo Kwon's music video
2016 "Agust D" Himself Music video for debut mixtape
"Give It to Me"

Credits

◯ = Participates as writing/composer/producer, ✖ = Not participated as writing/composer/producer

BTS Discography

Album Song Writing Composer Producer Ref.
No More Dream We Are Bulletproof Pt.2 [17]
No More Dream [18]
Like [19]
Outro: Circle Room Cypher [20]
O!RUL8,2? N.O [21]
We On [22]
If I Ruled the World [23]
Coffee [24]
BTS Cypher, Pt. 1 [25]
Attack on Bangtan [26]
Satoori Rap [27]
Skool Luv Affair Intro: Skool Luv Affair [28]
Boy In Luv [29]
Where You From [30]
Just One Day [31]
Tomorrow [32]
BTS Cypher, Pt. 2: Triptych [33]
Spine Breaker [34]
Jump [35]
Skool Luv Affair Special Addition Miss Right [36]
Like (Slow Jam Remix) [37]
Dark & Wild Danger [38]
War of Hormone [39]
Hip Hop Phile [40]
Let Me Know [41]
Rain [42]
BTS Cypher Pt.3: Killer [43]
Can You Turn Off Your Phone? [44]
Embarrassed [45]
24/7 = Heaven [46]
Look Here [47]
So 4 More [48]
No More Dream
(Japanese Single)
No More Dream
(Japanese Ver.)
[49]
Boy In Luv (Japanese Single) Boy In Luv (Japanese Ver.) [50]
N.O (Japanese Ver.) [51]
Single Danger (Mo-Blue-Mix)
(Feat. Thanh)
[52]
The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 1 Intro: The Most Beautiful In Life [53]
I Need U [54]
Hold Me Tight [55]
Dope [56]
Boyz with Fun [57]
Converse High [58]
Moving On [59]
The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 2 Intro: Never Mind [60]
Run [61]
Butterfly [62]
Whalien 52 [63]
Ma City [64]
Autumn Leaves [65]
The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever Fire [66]
Save Me [67]
Epilogue: Young Forever [68]
Love is Not Over
(Full Length Edition)
[69]
I Need U (Urban Mix) [70]
I Need U (Remix) [71]
Run (Ballad Mix) [72]
Run (Alternative Mix) [73]
Butterfly (Alternative Mix) [74]
Wings Blood Sweat & Tears [75]
First Love [76]
BTS Cypher 4 [77]
2! 3! [78]
Interlude: Wings [79]
You Never Walk Alone Spring Day [80]
Outro: Wings [81]
A Supplementary Story: You Never Walk Alone [82]
Love Yourself 'Her' DNA [83]
Best of Me [84]
Pied Piper [85]
Outro: Her [86]
Sea [87]
Love Yourself 'Tear' 134340 [88]
Paradise [89]
Love Maze [90]
Magic Shop [91]
Airplane pt.2 [92]
Anpanman [93]
So What [94]
Outro: Tear [95]
Unofficial song DDaeng [96]
Love Yourself 'Answer' Trivia 轉: Seesaw [97]
I'm Fine [98]
Answer: Love Myself [99]
DNA (Pedal 2 LA Mix) [100]

Discography as a soloist

Album Song Writing Composer Producer Ref.
Agust D Intro: Dt sugA (feat. DJ Friz) [101]
Agust D [102]
Give It to Me [103]
Skit [104]
724148 [105]
140503 at Dawn [106]
The Last [107]
Tony Montana (feat. Yankie) [108]
Interlude: Dream, Reality [109]
So Far Away (feat. Suran) [110]

Other songs

Album Song Artist Writing Composer Producer Ref.
Walkin` If I Get Drunk Today (Wine) Suran [111]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2017 Melon Music Awards Hot Trend Award "Wine" (with Suran) Won

Trivia

  • Suga is one of the three rappers in BTS.
  • Suga's solo stage name is Agust D.
  • He released his first mixtape, Agust D in 2016, which featured singer Suran in the track 'so far away'.
  • He used to rap underground prior to joining BTS under the alias 'Gloss'.
  • He is the second oldest as well as the second shortest in the group.
  • He is 25 years old in the US age and 26 years old in the Korean age.
  • His zodiac sign is Pisces.
  • Suga has an older brother.
  • His Hobbies are: Sleeping or writing music when he has free time, taking photos and avoiding having to do work.
  • His favorite food is meat.
  • His favorite colors are white and black.
  • His favorite number is 3.
  • His favorite movie is "Tazza."
  • Suga decided to pursue a career in music after hearing Stony Skunk ‘Ragga Muffin’ in 6th grade.
  • Suga wanted to be a Firefighter, a Basketball Player and a Musician when he was younger.
  • If he has a lover, Suga wants to make her listen to the songs he writes.
  • Suga’s resolution in 2014 is he hopes he don’t get sick.
  • Suga used to be terrible with English.
  • Suga thinks that his legs are pretty.
  • When he was in school, he won basketball games quite a few times and when he was a trainee, he played basketball every Sunday.
  • Suga chose his stage name because he used to be a shooting guard when he played basketball (shoo • gua).
  • “Suga,” also the deviation of the word "sugar," by his CEO because he is pale and his smile is sweet.“I got the name Suga because my skin is pale, I’m pretty when I smile, and because I’m sweet. I chose this name because I want to promote sweetly.” - Suga
  • Suga's most stressed usually from midnight to 6AM and he doesn’t dislike it.
  • He doesn’t really like places with lots of people or noise.
  • The BTS members said if Suga wasn't human he'd be: a turtle (Jungkook), a Lion trainer (Jimin), Baseball player’s 3rd batter/hitter (V) , Candy (J-Hope), and a Rock (Jin).
  • Suga loves taking photos.
  • His role models are Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, Lil Wayne, and Hit Boy.
  • Suga can play the piano.
  • He produced Suran's single "If I Get drunk Today (Wine)".
  • He has a male dog named Min Holly.
  • If he would choose who Min Holly should date, he would choose RM's dog, Rap Mon.
  • In Run BTS Episode 11, he played as Yoonji, a female transfer student.
  • His parents used to own a restaurant.
  • He is a really good cook.
  • He has slept for about 20 hours before.
  • At the 2017 Melon Music Awards, he won the Hot Trend Award along with Suran for "Wine".
  • He is good friends with Kihyun from Monsta X.
  • RM stated in Run BTS that Suga recently started to learn Judo.
  • Suga likes the character Kumamon, and the reason why he likes it is because he thinks Kumamon looks stupid.
  • The first album that Suga bought with his own money was an Eminem album.
  • He was considered a grandma by Jimin.
  • He is dubbed a 'Tsundere' by many fans.
  • He owns his own studio called 'Genius Lab'.
  • Suga has a total of 5 ear pericings. (2 on the right, and 3 on the left)
  • His favorite colors are black and white.
  • Suga is a open supporter of the LGBTQ+ community along with RM.
  • His favorite type of weather is where one can wear short sleeves at day and long sleeves at night.
  • He likes to make rhymes for everyday situations and gags.
  • He likes to tease the younger members.
  • Suga is seen sleeping a lot due to long late hours working in his studio
  • He can do a belly wave.
  • He wants to be reincarnated as a rock in his next life.
  • Suga has fought depression before, having to juggle food and transportation costs as he often did not have enough money to afford both. Sometimes, when he wrote songs and sold them, he did not get his pay back.
  • He makes many very blunt and savage comments
  • 3 things he likes: sleeping, quiet places, and places with no people.
  • 3 things he dislikes: dancing, loud places, and crowded places.
  • His hobbies are playing basketball and games, reading comics, and taking pictures.
  • He has a driving license.
  • Suga wanted a tattoo at one point. However, he changed his mind due to wanting to do charity work in the future as well as keeping a pure image for young children. But, if he were to get one, it would be a small dot on his toe.
  • He is bad at Japanese. However, he's been studying it quite frequently and has gotten exceedingly better at it.
  • His personality is quite straightforward.
  • When he was younger, he wanted to become an architect.
  • Suga’s motto: “Let’s live while having fun. Doing music as your hobby and doing it as work is different.
  • Suga writes and composes songs daily. He writes even when he is in the waiting room, the car, or on the toilet.
  • He wrote the song ‘좋아요’ (I Like It) in under 30 minutes.
  • When he has a problem, he talks to RM because their age gap is small and they have things in common.
  • He comes from a poor family. In an interview, he disclosed:“After we debuted, I went back to the dorm and sat there staring blankly. I could not believe it, a kid from a poor Daegu family, would be able to make it.”
  • His favorite drink is Iced Americano.
  • He speaks with a Satoori accent when he’s nervous and when he cries.
  • For him, his charm is his eye smile. He is also proud of his legs as he says that they look feminine.
  • When asked what he would steal from the other members, he said he would steal one thing that you can’t buy with money: Jungkook’s age.
  • All the members of BTS chose Suga as the sweetest member at Fandom School Interview.
  • Suga and J-Hope are really bad at drawing.
  • Suga nearly quit being in BTS on a few occasions. Due to the fact that he was anxious to debut after being a trainee for 3 long years and he was promised that the group would be a pure hip-hop group with no dancing and cliché concepts.
  • Suga has the highest alcohol tolerance among the members. He can hold his liquor pretty well.
  • Suga's BT21 character is a magic cookie named Shooky. He's the smallest of the BT21 characters.
  • Of all the hair colors he's tried so far, Suga's favorite hair color is black because it's his natural hair color, though he did state he liked some of the lighter colors.
  • Suga and Jimin are the same height (5' 9"). However, Suga is considered taller than Jimin due to a, barely, 1 cm difference. There are rumors that Jimin is actually taller than Suga now.
  • Yoongi's solo artist name 'Agust D' is 'Suga' spelled backwards and 'DT' stands for Daegu Town. Which is the name of the underground rapper group he was a part of as well as his birth hometown.
  • When asked which member he would bring on a deserted island for 3 years, he chose Jimin. “Jimin. To boss around. Just kidding. I don’t talk a lot, I’m not the fun type, but Jimin is pleasant and mature, so I think it’d work out.” - Suga
  • Suga got into an accident while making deliveries on his bike when he was a trainee. A car hit him at an intersection and his shoulder went under. Resulting in him having a broken shoulder. He revealed he hid his injury from the company out of fear and anxiety that they would let him go and told them he merely hurt his shoulder by falling down the stairs. But he told them later that he actually got hit by a car, and that was the real reason. He revealed it when they were talking about the episode. (Burn The Stage EP.3)
  • Among the group members, Jimin's voice is Suga's favorite. (Burn the Stage EP.6)
  • Suga does a sign were he touches his ring finger to his thumb where the only fingers left up are his pointer, middle, and pinky finger. This symbolizes peace, love, and unity.
  • The younger members, especially Jimin, Jungkook and V, respect Suga a lot as a talented rapper and producer.
  • When he starts to argue with someone he wants to hold the others hand, to keep himself calm and stop fighting.
  • He likes to spend his time with J-Hope the most, because he is cheerful and brightens up Suga's mood very quickly.
  • Min Yoongi is seen as a 'cold-hearted' and 'expressionless' person on first sight, but the truth is he's a big softy. Especially to those he cares about and is close with.
  • If he would date, he wouldn't have an ideal type regarding looks, but his partner has to share his passion for music. "I focus on personality and atmosphere. I don’t have an ideal type" - Suga
  • Suga has a gummy smile.
  • Suga is very introverted and likes to be to himself most of the time. However, when around the other members, he's a lot more outgoing.
  • His Spotify playlist is called: SUGA’s Hip-Hop Replay
  • Suga thought he was going to grow to 180 cm, but he stayed the same height from middle school till now. (Ask Us Anything ep. 94)
  • On a vlog from 2013 he said he would want to become a DJ on a radio show.
  • He can play the piano.
  • Would date Jin if he were a girl.
  • Habits : Biting his nails. (Profile written by Suga)

Family Tree

Father
   
   
   
   
   
   
Mother
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Older Brother
   
   
Min Yoon-gi
(b.1993)

Pets

References

  1. 방탄소년단의 슈가, 민윤기, 혹은 Agust D
  2. BTS’s Jimin Explains Suga’s Adorably Fitting Childhood Nickname On “Cultwo Show”
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Suga's profile on BTS Official Website
  4. Suga's profile on BTS Japan Official Fanclub
  5. Suga listed with a label in LEON Entertainment
  6. “Songs credited to Suga”
  7. RM & Suga of BTS as the ambassador of the Republic of Korea
  8. 8.0 8.1 BTS - Suga, Min Yoongi, Agust D
  9. Bang Si-Hyuk of Big Hit Entertainment is planning to create a Hip-Hop group called "Bangtan Boys" - Original post of September 2010
  10. BTS Suga April 30, 2015
  11. An idol enrolled in Global Cyber University? Why?
  12. BTS are GLOBAL TREND "Wings" and "Spring Day"
  13. BTS - "What are your dreams?" (interview)
  14. The long awaited debut of 7 boys living in one house.
  15. BTS Suga - The 5-18 song
  16. BTS' Suga, a member of the Korea Music Copyright Association (KOFIC)
  17. Information of the Song "We Are Bulletproof Pt.2" on Melon
  18. Information of the Song "No More Dream" on Melon
  19. Information of the Song "Like" on Melon
  20. Information of the Song "Outro: Circle Room Cypher" on Melon
  21. Information of the Song "N.O" on Melon
  22. Information of the Song "We On" on Melon
  23. Information of the Song "If I Ruled the World" on Melon
  24. Information of the Song "Coffee" on Melon
  25. Information of the Song "BTS Cypher, Pt. 1" on Melon
  26. Information of the Song "Attack on Bangtan" on Melon
  27. Information of the Song "Satoori Rap" on Melon
  28. Information of the Song "Intro: Skool Luv Affair" on Melon
  29. Information of the Song "Boy In Luv" on Melon
  30. Information of the Song "Where You From" on Melon
  31. Information of the Song "Just One Day" on Melon
  32. Information of the Song "Tomorrow" on Melon
  33. Information of the Song "BTS Cypher, Pt. 2: Triptych" on Melon
  34. Information of the Song "Spine Breaker" on Melon
  35. Information of the Song "Jump" on Melon
  36. Information of the Song "Miss Right" on Melon
  37. Information of the Song "Like (Slow Jam Remix)" on Melon
  38. Information of the Song "Danger" on Melon
  39. Information of the Song "War of Hormone" on Melon
  40. Information of the Song "Hip Hop Phile" on Melon
  41. Information of the Song "Let Me Know" on Melon
  42. Information of the Song "Rain" on Melon
  43. Information of the Song "BTS Cypher Pt.3: Killer" on Melon
  44. Information of the Song "Can You Turn Off Your Phone?" on Melon
  45. Information of the Song "Embarrassed" on Melon
  46. Information of the Song "24/7 = Heaven" on Melon
  47. Information of the Song "Look Here" on Melon
  48. Information of the Song "So 4 More" on Melon
  49. Information of the Song "No More Dream (Japanese Ver.)" on Melon
  50. Information of the Song "Boy In Luv (Japanese Ver.)" on Melon
  51. Information of the Song "N.O (Japanese Ver.)" on Melon
  52. Information of the Song "Danger (Mo-Blue-Mix) (Feat. Thanh)" on Melon
  53. Information of the Song "Intro: The Most Beautiful In Life" on Melon
  54. Information of the Song "I Need U" on Melon
  55. Information of the Song "Hold Me Tight" on Melon
  56. Information of the Song "Dope" on Melon
  57. Information of the Song "Boyz with Fun" on Melon
  58. Information of the Song "Converse High" on Melon
  59. Information of the Song "Moving On" on Melon
  60. Information of the Song "Intro: Never Mind" on Melon
  61. Information of the Song "Run" on Melon
  62. Information of the Song "Butterfly" on Melon
  63. Information of the Song "Whalien 52" on Melon
  64. Information of the Song "Ma City" on Melon
  65. Information of the Song "Autumn Leaves" on Melon
  66. Information of the Song "Fire" on Melon
  67. Information of the Song "Save Me" on Melon
  68. Information of the Song "Epilogue: Young Forever" on Melon
  69. Information of the Song "Love is Not Over (Full Length Edition)" on Melon
  70. Information of the Song "I Need U (Urban Mix)" on Melon
  71. Information of the Song "I Need U (Remix)" on Melon
  72. Information of the Song "Run (Ballad Mix)" on Melon
  73. Information of the Song "Run (Alternative Mix)" on Melon
  74. Information of the Song "Butterfly (Alternative Mix)" on Melon
  75. Information of the Song "Blood Sweat & Tears" on Melon
  76. Information of the Song "First Love" on Melon
  77. Information of the Song "BTS Cypher 4" on Melon
  78. Information of the Song "2! 3! " on Melon
  79. Information of the Song "Interlude: Wings" on Melon
  80. Information of the Song "Spring Day" on Melon
  81. Information of the Song "Outro: Wings" on Melon
  82. Information of the Song "A Supplementary Story: You Never Walk Alone" on Melon
  83. Information of the Song "DNA" on Melon
  84. Information of the Song "Best of Me" on Melon
  85. Information of the Song "Pied Piper" on Melon
  86. Information of the Song "Outro: Her" on Melon
  87. Information of the Song "Sea" on Melon
  88. Information of the Song "134340" on Melon
  89. Information of the Song "Paradise" on Melon
  90. Information of the Song "Love Maze" on Melon
  91. Information of the Song "Magic Shop" on Melon
  92. Information of the Song "Airplane pt.2" on Melon
  93. Information of the Song "Anpanman" on Melon
  94. Information of the Song "So What" on Melon
  95. Information of the Song "Outro: Tear" on Melon
  96. 땡 - RM, SUGA, J-HOPE on Soundcloud
  97. Information of the Song "Trivia 轉: Seesaw" on Melon
  98. Information of the Song "I'm Fine" on Melon
  99. Information of the Song "Answer: Love Myself" on Melon
  100. Information of the Song "DNA (Pedal 2 LA Mix)" on Melon
  101. Track Info of "Intro: Dt sugA (feat. DJ Friz)" on Genius
  102. Track Info of "Agust D" on Genius
  103. Track Info of "Give It to Me" on Genius
  104. Track Info of "Skit" on Genius
  105. Track Info of "724148" on Genius
  106. Track Info of "140503 at Dawn" on Genius
  107. Track Info of "The Last" on Genius
  108. Track Info of "Tony Montana (feat. Yankie)" on Genius
  109. Track Info of "Interlude: Dream, Reality" on Genius
  110. Track Info of "So Far Away (feat. Suran)" on Genius
  111. Information of the Song "If I Get Drunk Today (Wine)" on Melon

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