The Eagle Eye
Keri HilsonThursday, May 28, 2009 By Dana Bokhart
You may not know about her; you might not know her songs; and you probably haven’t heard her story. ..yet! Keri Hilson is currently the newest and biggest name in the world of hip-hop music. Her debut album “In a Perfect World…” was released in January, and people have taken notice. Her singles, “Turnin’ Me On” and “Knock You Down” are able to be heard on radio stations nationwide. Other songs from the record like “Energy”, “Return the Favor”, and “Change Me” are sure to be upcoming hits as well. Keri was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, and she knew at a young age that she wanted to be a successful recording artist. Singing and humming whenever she got the chance, performing in school plays, and winning talent shows all around the city was just the beginning for Keri. While working in the studio, she came in contact with one of the world’s leading producers, Timbaland, and that’s when her career began to take off. In addition to singing, Keri is also a songwriter and strongly wants her fans to be able to relate to her songs. “No human is exempt from the realities of life – heartbreak, love, failure, success – I want my album to convey a sense of reality. That’s the standpoint that lent itself to the title. There will always be something you’d change if only you lived “in a perfect world”, and I’m not different”, Keri shares. Her album will appeal to those who are fans of R&B and hip-hop. Her music style is similar to the sounds of Ashanti, Brandy, and Keyshia Cole. So if you like any of them, you’ll be sure to enjoy Keri Hilson as well.