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OTRC: Jennifer Hudson's 2nd album, 'I Remember Me,' due in March 2011

Jennifer Hudson in an advertisement for Weight Watchers in 2010. (Weight Watchers/JenniferHudson.com)

Jennifer Hudson, a former "American Idol" finalist and Oscar-winning actress, is set to release her second studio album, "I Remember Me," on March 22.

The record is the follow-up to the 29-year-old's 2008 album, "Jennifer Hudson," which won a Grammy Award and has sold more than 800,000 copies. The title "I Remember Me" is based on a poem she wrote, her website states.

The first single from "I Remember Me" will be the song "Where You At," which was written and produced by R. Kelly. It will be released online and on the radio on January 24. The record features songs written and produced by Alicia Keys, her husband Swizz Beatz, Rich Harrison, Ne-Yo and Stargate.

"I'm excited about this album because it's almost like a renewal for me, reflected through the chapters of my life," Hudson said in a statement. "I've called it 'I Remember Me' because of the journey I've been on. I've learned that life constantly surprises you, no matter your plans. My fans have been so loyal, I feel like they have been on this journey with me and I can't wait for them to hear the new album."

Hudson placed seventh on "American Idol" during its third season in 2004 and won an Oscar for her role in the 2006 movie "Dreamgirls," which starred singer Beyonce.

Hudson is also known as a national spokesmodel for "Weight Watchers" and has lost about 50 pounds over the past year.

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