Keri Hilson is an American singer, songwriter, and actress born on December 5, 1982. She is known for many singles, including Timbaland’s ‘The Way I Are’ (2007), which she featured in. Hilson is known for her R&B, hip-hop, and pop music styles. Her music career began in 2002, and with two decades in the industry, Hilson has become a household name in music. She has released chart-topping singles like ‘Knock You Down,’ ‘Pretty Girl Rock,’ and many more.
Keri Lynn Hilson is an American singer, songwriter, and actress whose diverse talents have earned her recognition in Hollywood. She’s a Sagittarius, born on December 5, 1982, in Decatur, Georgia. Hilson grew up with four siblings. Her mother ran a daycare while her father served as an Army veteran. From age 12, Hilson became interested in music and wanted to pursue a music career. When she turned 14, she bagged a record deal with D’Signe, a girl group that later disbanded. She graduated from Tucker High School and attended Oxford College of Emory University, studying theater.
In Hilson’s early career, she wrote songs for Usher, Ludacris, Toni Braxton, Kelly Rowland, etcetera. In 2006, she was introduced to rapper Timbaland, who signed her to the Mosley Music Group. Under this label, Hilson featured in songs like ‘Help’ by Lloyd Banks and ‘The Way I Are’ by Timbaland, which topped charts. In March 2009, Hilson released her debut studio album, “In a Perfect World.” The album debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 chart. It was number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The album’s first single, ‘Energy,’ peaked on the charts. ‘Knock You Down,’ from this album, was nominated in two categories at the 52nd Grammy Awards. In December 2010, Hilson released her sophomore album, “No Boys Allowed.” The album spawned the single ‘Pretty Girl Rock.’ Hilson was only getting started in the music business, but she decided to get her feet wet in acting too. In April 2012, she made her acting debut in “Think Like a Man.” She then appeared in “Riddick” (2013) alongside Vin Diesel. By March 2016, Hilson’s third album, “L.I.A.R.,” had dropped.
Hilson is a talented musical artist and actress. She has been romantically linked to several people, including Sergei Ibaka, whom she dated for four years. Hilson reportedly married Samuel Soba in 2002. However, she dated Ricardo Lockette in 2017. Hilson is currently single.
Hilson releases her debut studio album, “In a Perfect World.”
Hilson releases her sophomore album, “No Boys Allowed.”
Hilson makes her acting debut in “Think Like a Man.”
Hilson’s third studio album, “L.I.A.R.,” is released.
Why We Love Keri Hilson
She supports nonprofit organizations
Hilson is a celebrated philanthropist. She has teamed up with several nonprofit organizations like Designers Against Aids.
She is an activist
From childhood obesity to suicide prevention among L.G.B.T.Q. youth, Hilson has her passion projects. She fights for racial equality too.
She has many talents
As a singer, songwriter, and actress, Hilson is crazy talented. All of her songs were instant hits.
5 Surprising Facts
Her album was leaked
Hilson’s third album, “L.I.A.R.,” was leaked.
She took nude pictures
Hilson posed nude for "Allure" magazine.
She can juggle
Hilson claims that juggling is her secret talent.
She had a day job
Hilson’s first real job was at a mortgage company.
She is allergic to corn
Although she loves movie popcorn, Hilson is allergic to corn.
Keri Hilson FAQs
What song did Keri Hilson write for Beyonce?
She wrote ‘Turnin’ Me On.’
What is Keri Hilson’s father’s name?
Her father’s name is Skip.
What race is Keri Hilson?
Hilson is African-American.
Keri Hilson’s birthday dates