Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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Writing songs for numerous artists.
Urban, Contemporary R&B
Stylish, Sexy, Amiable/Good-Natured, Freewheeling, Intimate, Sensual, Romantic, Fun, Sophisticated, Ambitious, Party/Celebratory, Carefree, Confident, Playful
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Keri Hilson grew up near Atlanta, Georgia, where she participated in activities such as swimming and basketball. At the age of fourteen, she joined a band called D`Sign, who was dropped from their label before recording an album.
Hilson has been writing music for other artists since 2001, including Britney Spears, Ciara, Usher, and Ludacris. Despite having made a name for herself as an arranger and background vocalist, lending her vocal talents to many of the songs she wrote on, Hilson remained behind the scenes for the most part until 2004, when she was featured on Xzibit`s single, "Hey Now (Mean Muggin)" and made her performing debut singing the track live at the 2004 MTV Europe Awards.
In 2006, Hilson reappeared on the music scene in the video for Nelly Furtado`s single "Promiscuous". Meanwhile, she had signed as an artist with Timbaland`s newly formed Interscope associated label Mosley Music Group and the pair had started work on her debut album `"In A Perfect World...". The same year, she was featured on "After Love" from Sean Combs`s album Press Play as well as "Help", the second single from Lloyd Banks` Rotten Apple.
In 2007, Hilson made several appearances on Timbaland`s solo effort, Shock Value where she featured heavily on the singles "The Way I Are" and "Scream" and the tracks "Miscommunication" and "Hello". Furthermore, she was featured on the track "Lost Girls" on Rich Boy`s debut album and its second single "Good Things" and was credited as a writer and backing vocalist on Britney Spears` album Blackout. She is also set to work on Spears` upcoming follow-up "Circus".
A promotional video for her song "Where Did He Go" and her debut album was released in 2008 and she went on to further promote herself as a solo artist on "Get It Girl", a track produced by Timbaland & Danja and recorded for a Verizon ringtone promotion and available also through iTunes.
She also played the lead role in Usher`s music video for "Love in This Club", (as well as co-writing its "Pt. II" remix) appeared as one of the "independent women" in Ne-Yo`s music video for "Miss Independent" and appeared briefly on Nelly`s "Party People" music video wearing a T-Shirt with the slogan `Hip Hop aint dead`. Ironically, she was soon after featured on Nas` debut single from his controversial album Untitled, "Hero".
Keri Hilson`s debut solo album In a Perfect World... was to be released December 9, 2008 but now set for an early 2009 release. The album`s first single was "Energy" and its music video was released July 14, 2008. The second single is a Double A-side of "Turnin` Me On" and "Return the Favor". She currently also features on Chris Brown`s latest single "Superhuman" & Kardinal Offishall`s second single "Numba 1 (Tide Is High)", which originally was supposed to feature Rihanna
Full Name at Birth
Keri Lynn Hilson
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Singer, Songwriter and Actress
Keri Lynn Hilson (born December 5, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter, actress and record producer. She was born and raised in Decatur, Georgia, and spent most of her youth working with producer Anthony Dent, as a songwriter and background vocalist for several R&B and hip hop artists. By the age of 14, Hilson had secured a record deal with the girl group D'Signe, who later disbanded. She attended Oxford College of Emory University and Emory University in Atlanta, while she continued writing songs for artists, including Britney Spears and Mary J. Blige, with the production and songwriting team, The Clutch. In 2006, Hilson signed with American rapper and producer Timbaland's record label, Mosley Music. Her breakthrough came the following year after appearing on Timbaland's single "The Way I Are", which topped charts around the world.
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Pop, Hip Hop, R&b
Mosley Music, Zone 4, Interscope
The Clutch, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Timbaland
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Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
www.facebook.com/kerihilson, www.twitter.com/kerihilson, www.instagram.com/kerihilson, www.youtube.com/user/kerihilsonVEVO
Music Genre (Text)
hip hop, R&B
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Keri Hilson is dating Serge Ibaka.
She previously dated Trey Songz from 2009 to 2010, Soulja Boy from 2009 to 2010 and Lil' Wayne from 2008 to 2009.
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