Keri Hilson is an American songwriter, singer, and an actress. In her early years, she worked with Producer Antony Dent and wrote songs for several R&B and Hip-Hop artists. She was also involved with them as a background vocalist. She is known to the world over after appearing in a single ‘The way I are’ by Timberland in the year 2007. Now, let us take a quick read at career, biography and net worth of Keri Hilson in 2019.
Early life and biography:
Keri Hilson was born in Decatur Georgia on December 5, 1982. Her father is a developer, and her mother runs a daycare center. She has three sisters and a brother. When she was 12, she started attending piano classes with vocal lessons. When 14, she earned a record deal with the girl group D’Signe. In her teenage years, she worked with producer Antony Dent as a songwriter and vocalist. After her High School, she studied Theater at Oxford College of Amory University in Atlanta.
Keri Hilson married Samuel Soba in March 2002. She has a son named Jayden. She has been involved in many charitable and social work supporting underprivileged African Youth, education and Aids control. She also supported Haiti earthquake victims in 2010.
Career awards and nominations:
Keri Hilson debut album ‘In a perfect world’ peaked at no. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart in the year 2007 and achieved a top position in Top R & B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The songs ‘Energy’ ‘Return the favor’ and ‘Knock you down’ featuring Kayne West were more popular and achieved much success and acclaim.
Keri Hilson was a part of ‘Lil Wayne’s I am music tour’ in North America in the year 2009. Her song ‘Turning me on’ with Lil Wayne won Best New artist category award by BET awards.
In 2010 Keri Hilson featured on Rapper Trina’s single ‘Million dollar girl’ and on T.I.’s single ‘Got your back’. Her second studio album ‘No boys allowed’ was released in September 2010. It was well received and sold 205,500 copies in the US.
In 2011 she was featured in the single ‘In the air’ by British Rapper Chipmunk for his Album ‘Transition’. In the same year, she was part of the Australian Tour ‘Supafest’.
In 2007 she won BET Award for Best New Artist for the song ‘Herself’.
In 2009 she won Soul Train Music Award for best collaboration for the song ‘Knock you down’.
In 2010 she won NAACP Image Award for Outstanding New Artist for the song ‘Herself’.
Net Worth and earnings:
Keri Hilson’s net worth is estimated at $30 million. Her debut solo album ‘In a perfect world’ released in 2009 was a huge success earning her many awards and adding to her earnings significantly.
She collaborated with many famous artists like Usher, Ludacris and Toni Braxton and wrote many songs for celebrity singers including Britney Spears, adding much to her earnings.
Keri Hilson decided early in her life that she has in her the required talent for songwriting and singing. She worked hard to become a top songwriter and singer winning many awards including Grammy nominations.
She is a known philanthropist contributing to the cause of education, Aids control and combating childhood obesity.