Keri Hilson

Keri Hilson (American Singer)


Born on December 5, 1982, Keri Lynn Hilson is an American actress, composer, and singer of R&B music.


Her early years were spent working with producer Anthony Dent as a lyricist and backing vocalist for several R&B and hip-hop acts. She was born and reared in Decatur, Georgia. Hilson signed a record deal at the age of 14 with the girl group D’Signe, who subsequently broke up. She continued to write songs with the production and songwriting duo The Clutch for artists such as Britney Spears, The Pussycat Dolls, and Mary J. Blige while attending Oxford College of Emory University in Georgia.

Hilson was raised by an Army-trained developer, and her mother owns and operates a creche facility.She grew up in an African-American neighbourhood and in a middle-class family. Sisters Kelsee, Kye, and Kaycee, and brother Kip make up the family. Saying that “they shipped us off for an hour to get to school every day,” Hilson and her siblings did not attend a school in their neighbourhood

Hilson studied theatre for three years at Oxford College of Emory University and Emory University in Atlanta after graduating from Tucker High School in the DeKalb County School District.Throughout her academic career, she kept up her profession as a backup vocalist and lyricist.


Written for the 2002 debut album I Do by Japanese R&B singer Michico, “Jump” marked Hilson’s first official composition as a songwriter. Hilson collaborated with producer Anthony Dent throughout the majority of her adolescent years, serving as a backup vocalist and lyricist for artists including Usher, Kelly Rowland, Toni Braxton, Ciara, and Polow da Don.

Hilson reappeared on three singles the following year: Rich Boy’s “Good Things” featuring Polow da Don; Timbaland’s “The Way I Are” (the second single from his album Shock Value (2007)); and Timbaland’s “Scream” featuring Nicole Scherzinger (the fifth single from Shock Value) in December. “The Way I Are” was the most successful of the three singles, reaching the top nine charts worldwide.

On March 24, 2009, her first studio album, In a Perfect World…, was made available. The album featured R&B songs with a pop sensibility.The album was originally scheduled for release the year prior, but Hilson postponed it multiple times to ensure her satisfaction, saying, “I’m just a perfectionist.”

The following single, “Knock You Down,” with Kanye West and Ne-Yo, was even more successful. It peaked at number one on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and number three on the Billboard Hot 100. Ultimately, it was certified twice platinum. Thirty weeks were spent by the song on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and thirty weeks on the Hot 100.In Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the UK, it also made it inside the top ten.

The release date of No Boys Allowed was December 21, 2010.Mostly consisting of pop and R&B songs, No Boys Allowed was dubbed a “girl power album”.Despite the name of the record, Hilson said, “It’s not about keeping men out. It’s more about ladies realising that everyone wants a male at some point in their lives. An actual dude. a mature adult. Not a young man. And it’s not a negative thing.

Nine years after the release of her last album, Hilson declared that she would be releasing new music in the summer of 2019.In the summer of 2019, she joined Mya, Brandy, Ashanti, Monica, and Amerie on the Femme It Forward Tour. Hilson stated that the album was in the last stages of production and mixing in October 2019, despite not having a title.No additional information regarding the album have been made public as of July 2023. Keri appeared on the song “Nominate” by Ghanaian rapper Stonebwoy in April 2020. Later, she suggested that Rihanna and the Ghanaian dancehall artist work together in the future.


Keri Hilson is an American singer, songwriter and actress who has a net worth of $5 million dollars.