Keri Hilson Biography
- Age: 35 years old
- Birth Nation: United States of America
- Height: 5 Feet
- Name: Keri Hilson
- Birth Name: Keri Lynn Hilson
- Nationality: American
- Birth Place/City: Decatur, Georgia
- Ethnicity: Mix Ethnicity
- Profession: Singer, songwriter and actress
- Working For: Singer, songwriter and actress
- Net Worth: 25,000 USD
- Eye Color: Brown
- Weight in KG: 53 kg
- Famous for: Singer
- Married: Yes
- Married to: samuel soba
- Children: Jayden
- Education: Oxford College of Emory University
- Awards: NAACP Image Award for Outstanding New Artist
- Online Presence: wiki,facebook,twitter
- Movies: Riddick, Think Like A Man 18
Keri Lynn Hilson: an American actress, R&B, pop singer and songwriter ,was born on December 5, 1982. This Decatur, Georgia born and bred artist is most known for her songs like Knock you down, I like, Turnin me on etc. She is an American with black ethnicity.
Hilson's mother owns and runs a day care center and her father is a developer who served in the army. She was raised in an African-American neighbourhood and comes from a middle class family. Her brother is Kip and her sisters are Kelly, Kelsee, Kye and Kaycee. Hilson and her siblings did not attend a school within the neighbourhood because her parents cared a lot for their education, stating that "they shipped us off for an hour to get to school every day. It was just that important for us to maintain the life that they had created". 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 piano”. By the age of 14, Hilson had secured a record deal with the girl group D'Signe, who later disbanded. She attended Oxford College of Emory University and Emory University in Atlanta.
She started 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 Oxford College of Emory University and Emory University in Atlanta, while she continued writing songs for artists, including Britney Spears and Mary J. Blige, with the production and song writing 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/Song 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 single, "Pretty Girl Rock" which became quite popular.
Besides her musical career, Hilson has also contributed to various charities and pursued a career in acting, but she continues to record and perform music. She has contributed in the fight against HIV and AIDS, helped various relief efforts for natural disasters, and become involved with several educational organizations. In 2012, Hilson made her acting debut in the romantic comedy film, Think Like a Man. Her achievements include a BET Award, MOBO Award, NAACP Image Award and two Soul Train Music Awards.Keri takes Michael Jackson, Lauryn Hill and Aaliyah as inspirations.
Marriage, body measurements and net worth
Keri is married to Samuel Soba since 17 march 2002. She is a tall attractive women, with a height of 5 ft 9 inches and statistics of 32C-25-34, Keri is a visual delight as well.Her estimated net worth is around 25,000 USD.
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