Keri Hilson

Biography

From Discogs:

Born: October 27, 1982, Atlanta, GeorgiaBorn and raised in Decatur, Georgia, Keri Hilson began writing her own music before the age of 12. As a writer, she was mentored under producer Anthony Dent. It was he who produced Keri's first writing debut "Jump" for a female artist on Sony Japan. After catching the eye of acclaimed producer Timbaland, then with Polow's orchestration, singer/songwriter Keri Hilson signed to Interscope Records in early 2005. Since then, Keri has been establishing her signature as an R&B, hip-hop writer and artist, gaining respect and spreading a buzz throughout the music community.She is credited for writing for The Pussycat Dolls, Usher, Danity Kane, Mary J. Blige, Omarion, Ciara, Chris Brown and many other artists...She will release her debut album on Timbaland's joint-venture label, Mosley Music Group (MMG).

From Lastfm:

Keri Lynn Hilson (born December 5, 1982 in Decatur, Georgia) is a Grammy nominated American R&B singer-songwriter signed to Timbaland's Mosley Music Group. She is also a part of a collective of writers and producers known as The Clutch, and has written hits for many artists including Britney Spears, Usher, Ciara, Ludacris and Omarion, After performing on Xzibit's hit song Hey Now (Mean Muggin') and Timbaland's album Shock Value she released her debut album, In A Perfect World..., in 2009.

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From Wikipedia:

Keri Lynn Hilson (born December 5, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter and actress. 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 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.

Hilson's music style is generally R&B and pop, and includes themes around womanhood, sexual intimacy and love. Her musical influences come from her father's side of the family. Hilson's debut studio album, In a Perfect World..., was released in 2009, and debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200 chart, eventually being certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The album spawned the hit singles, "Knock You Down", "Turnin Me On" and "I Like". It also earned Hilson two Grammy Award nominations for Best New Artist and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "Knock You Down". Her second studio album, No Boys Allowed, was released in 2010 and was considerably less successful than its predecessor; however, it included the hit single, "Pretty Girl Rock".

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