Keri Lynn Hilson is an American singer, songwriter, and actress.
She was born on the 5th of December, 1982 in Decatur, Georgia, USA.
She has had many hit singles. Hilson’s debut album was released in 2009. Her second studio album was released in 2010.
Hilson acted for the first time in the 2012 romantic comedy movie Think Like a Man.
Let’s take a look at her biography below.
Keri Hilson Full Name
She was born Keri Lynn Hilson but she is widely known as just Keri Hilson.
Keri Hilson Age
She was born on the 5th of December, 1982 in Decatur, Georgia, USA. Keri is 38 years old as of the year 2020.
Keri Hilson Hometown
She was born and raised in Decatur, Georgia, in the United States of America.
Keri Hilson Parents
Hilson’s mother owns and runs a daycare center and her father was a developer who served in the Army.
She was raised in a middle-class family and an African-American neighborhood.
Keri Hilson Early Life and Education
Keri has one brother and two sisters namely; Kip, Kelsee, Kye, and Kaycee respectively.
From the age of 12, Hilson wanted to pursue a musical career, after watching television talent shows Star Search and Showtime at the Apollo.
Her mother then hired a piano teacher to give her piano lessons; however, Hilson wanted to become a singer and therefore “converted those sessions into vocal lessons, accompanying the teacher on the piano”.
By the age of 14, Hilson had secured a record deal with the girl group D’Signe, who later got disbanded.
Hilson spent most of her teenage years working with producer Anthony Dent as a songwriter and background vocalist for the likes of Usher, Ludacris, Kelly Rowland, Toni Braxton, Ciara, and Polow da Don.
After graduating from Tucker High School in the DeKalb County School District, Hilson attended Oxford College of Emory University and Emory University in Atlanta for three years and studied a course in theater.
Keri Hilson Personal Life
Keri has been rumored to be in numerous relationships with big names such as Serge Ibaka from 2012 to 2016, Trey Songz from 2009 to 2010, Soulja Boy from 2009 to 2010, and Lil’ Wayne from 2008 to 2009.
But as it stands now, Keri is single and hopefully ready to mingle.
Keri Hilson Career
Hilson’s first official work as a songwriter was “Jump”, written for a Japanese R&B singer-songwriter Michico’s debut album I Do (2002).
The following year, Hilson was featured on three singles; in June, on Timbaland’s song “The Way I Are”, the second single from his album Shock Value (2007); on Rich Boy’s “Good Things” with Polow da Don; and thereafter, in December, on Timbaland’s song “Scream” with Nicole Scherzinger, the fifth single from Shock Value.
Out of the three singles, “The Way I Are” achieved the most success, topping nine charts around the world.
In 2008, Hilson appeared in the music videos for Usher’s single, “Love in This Club”, and Ne-Yo’s single, “Miss Independent”.
Her debut studio album, In a Perfect World, was released on March 24, 2009. The album contained pop-oriented R&B songs.
It was initially planned to be released the previous year; however, the album was delayed several times because Hilson wanted to make sure it came out to her liking, stating “I’m just a perfectionist.
During the first half of 2010, Hilson guest featured on rapper Trina’s single “Million Dollar Girl”, and on T.I.’s single “Got Your Back”.
In April 2010, it was made known that she had replaced Jennifer Hudson as the new face of the cosmetics and personal care products company Avon.
“Breaking Point” was released as the first single from Hilson’s second studio album, No Boys Allowed, in September 2010; it only appeared on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at number 44, and spent two weeks on the chart.
During an interview on 106 & Park on October 25, 2011, Hilson revealed that she has already begun recording her third studio album.
She explained, “There are some people in the world that aren’t gon’ like this album coming from me.
As I was experiencing the world, there were things that I was also experiencing on a personal front, and in my music, it’s coming out. There are a specific few people who ain’t gon’ like to listen to this album.
Hilson’s music is generally R&B, hip hop, and pop. Her debut album, In a Perfect World., consists of a pop/R&B style, with elements of electro music.
Many of the album’s themes deal with relationships, physical attraction, and lovemaking.
Keri Hilson Philanthropy
Besides her career in music, Hilson has also been involved with several charities.
In January 2010, she teamed up with Akon on the charity single, “Oh Africa”. All proceeds of the single benefited underprivileged African youth.
The following month, Hilson joined the extended list of artists during the recording session of the single, “We Are the World 25 for Haiti”, to benefit victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
In June 2011, Hilson became an ambassador for MTV Staying Alive, a foundation that raises awareness and prevention of HIV and AIDS.
In September 2011, she lent her support to US First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! the campaign, which aims to combat childhood obesity.
She made T-shirts for the campaign that read “Pretty Girls Sweat”, and exercised with the young women at The Educational Alliance’s Sirovich Senior Center in New York City on the 24th of September.
Keri Hilson Latest Songs
Keri has dazzled the music world with her heart soothing tunes. She has won the hearts of many over the years, a true musical gem.
However, Keri went a very long musical break for almost ten years due to depression and some personal issues.
The song titled “Nominate” saw Keri singing in the native language of Stonebwoy “Ewe”.
Following is a list of some of her latest songs; Nominate, Hero, Hold My Hand, Release, L.A.I.R, etc.
Keri Hilson Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter
Her official Instagram username is @kerihilson. She is known on Twitter as @KeriHilson. Her Facebook account is simply Keri Hilson.