Thursday, August 14, 2008


Keri Lynn Hilson was born October 27, 1982 in Atlanta, Georgia. She is an American R&B singer and songwriter signed to Zone 4/Mosley Music Group/Interscope Records. She is part of a collective of writers and producers known as The Clutch. Keri has been writing music for individual artists since 2001. She has written music for Britney Spears, Toni Braxton, Chris Brown, Mary J. Blige, Usher, Teairra Mari, Ciara, the Pussycat Dolls, Danity Kane , Avant, Ruben Studdard, B5, Diddy, Chingy, LeToya, Ludacris, Rich Boy, Jennifer Lopez, Shawn Desman, Kelly Rowland, Nicole Scherzinger, Lloyd Banks, Keke Palmer, Omarion, Tiffany Evans, and Timbaland. With many of the songs Hilson takes part in writing she also does background vocals, such as in "Runaway Love" and "Wait a Minute".

Hilson has also made a name for herself as an arranger and background vocalist lending her talents on many of the songs she's written. Hilson had remained behind the scenes for the most part until 2004 when she was featured on Xzibit's single, "Hey Now (Mean Muggin')", for his album, Weapons of Mass Destruction. She made her performing debut at the 2004 MTV Europe Awards in which she performed the song with Xzibit.

In 2006, Hilson reappeared on the music scene in the video for Nelly Furtado's single "Promiscuous". Since then Hilson has signed with Timbaland's new label Mosley Music Group which is in association with Interscope Records. The pair are currently working on the singer's debut album, which is expected to involve further production by Timbaland, Danja, Xzibit, Polow da Don, The Underdogs, Organized Noize, Bangladesh, Tha Cornaboyz, Tony Dixon, Eric Dawkins, Tank and guest appearances by Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, and Justin Timberlake. The same year, she was featured on "Help", the second single from Lloyd Banks' Rotten Apple.

In 2007, Hilson has had several appearances on Timbaland's solo effort, Shock Value. She is featured on "The Way I Are", "Scream", and "Miscommunication". On international versions, she is also featured on a track titled "Hello". She was also featured in "Lost Girls" and "Good Things" on Rich Boy's debut album. On Britney Spears' 2007 album Blackout, Hilson is credited as a writer and backing vocalist. Hilson is also set to work with Spears on her upcoming follow-up to Blackout.

A promotional video of her song "Where Did He Go" has leaked recently. It is unknown if this is going to be released as a single or if it is even to appear on the Album. Hilson recently released a single entitled "Get It Girl" with Timbaland. The single was recorded for a Verizon Ringtone. It is available through iTunes.

She also played the lead role in Usher's music video "Love in This Club", and was originally on the remix, which she was replaced and Beyonce was added to give the song more exposure since Beyonce is a more known name. Keri appeared on Nelly's "Party People" music video wearing a T-Shirt which says 'Hip Hop aint dead'.

Keri Hilson previously collaborated with Justin Timberlake on a song entitled, "Headsprung". The song charted on the Bulgarian National Top 40 and so far it peaked at number 31.

She also featured on the lead single, "Hero", to Nas' album, Untitled. The single was released on 23 June 2008.

Keri Hilson's debut solo album In A Perfect World... will be released in the fall of 2008. The album's first single is entitled "Energy". The music video for "Energy" was released July 14,2008.

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