Born and raised in Decatur, Georgia, Keri Lynn Hilson first made a name for herself as a songwriter as part of a collective of writers and producers known as The Clutch in the mid 2000s. She helped write songs for others including Britney Spears, Ciara, Ludacris, and Usher.
She attended Tucker High School in Tucker, Georgia (where yours truly, Musiclover, lives by the way.)
During her youth, Hilson studied piano and singing, and joined the girl group D'Signe when she was 17. She became a songwriter and backing vocalist while in high school, and attended Oxford College of Emory University, where she majored in theater.
A reissue of the album, which included the German number-one hit "I Like," gained a platinum accreditation, selling more than 200,000 copies.
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As a prominent guest vocalist in both the contemporary R&B and hip hop genres, Hilson has been featured on over a dozen singles by other artists, beginning with Xzibit's "Hey Now (Mean Muggin)," on which she received her first official credit in 2004.
Other successful collaborations include the number-one single "The Way I Are" and "Scream" with Timbaland, also featuring D.O.E. and Nicole Scherzinger respectively. Keri cites T-Boz as her biggest influence and inspiration.
Hilson has begun recording her third studio album.
Hilson made her acting debut in the romantic comedy film, Think Like a Man, released on April 20, 2012. She will also star alongside Vin Diesel in the sci-fi action film, Riddick due to be released in 2013.
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