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    37 Comments     Monday, July 30th, 2007

    Keri Hilson

    Songwriter Keri Hilson blesses a diverse clientele with her hits. Blessing assorted loverboys, however? Not so much.

    Variety isn’t the spice of life for Keri Hilson. Although the leggy singer-songwriter has a cameo as a hoodied-up beauty alongside “King of the White Girls” Polow Da Don in the “Throw Some Ds” video, you’d be wrong to assume she espouses the same liberal dating philosophy. In fact, the 24-year-old Georgian is more particular than Jennifer Lopez’s tour rider. Some advice: Being familiar with the Good Word is a plus; ill online game, however, is not.
    Also recommended is patience. After all, Hilson has been in high demand, racking up writing credits for Mary J. Blige, Usher, Ciara, Ashlee Simpson and Britney Spears. With this kind of studio overtime, attention-hungry men stand no chance. But potential suitors can gain a little insight into Keri’s requirements on her forthcoming debut, In a Perfect World, a joint release from Timbaland’s Mosley Music Group and Polow’s Zone 4 Entertainment. Otherwise, imaginary players, it’s just another sad love song.

    Having co-signs from Polow Da Don and Timbaland is a coup. How’d you pull that off?
    I kept seeing [Polow] around town and at every studio I’d be in. One day he asked me, “What producer do you think could take you where you want to go as an artist?” I said Timbaland, hands-down, and little did I know, Timbaland had been looking for a black female solo R&B artist. Polow had Tim call me, and I sang for him on the phone. He was like, “Let’s do it.” We clicked automatically and flew to Miami to work at Hit Factory that weekend.Polow says he’s King of the White Girls. Do you play in the snow?
    I never have. It’s a preference. I like chocolate candy, chocolate men, etc.

    Well, fortunately, my conversion rate is sky-high. Is complexion your only preference?
    I don’t date industry dudes. I can’t say it’s not worth trying, but it’s not my cup of tea. I like real go-getters and entrepreneurs. I don’t want to always talk about music because my life is more than that.

    So you’d be cool with an accountant who goes to work at 8:30 every morning and is in bed by 11?
    I could see myself with anybody who respects himself and respects me. It doesn’t matter what he does as long as he understands what I go through and can be there for me. He would have to be very trusting, because I’m in the studio with producers a lot of times until six, seven or 10 in the morning.

    That’s the perfect time to cut a, um, record…
    I’m not dating right now, but I tell my girlfriends that I’ll take a broke good man over an already-rich man. It’s so much more important that he’s a Christian and has goals.

    Listen to Timbaland’s current hit featuring Keri Hilson, “The Way I Are”

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    37 Responses to “Keri Hilson”

    07.30.07 at 11:28 pm

    CHAD says:

    08.4.07 at 2:04 pm

    weatherman says:
    Yo, shorty hot! I didn’t know who she was when she was in the “Throw some D’s” video but I was sayn’ she was hot when I first saw it. She got talent thats what’s popn’! She got vote! I don’t know bout “The way I R” video though???

    08.5.07 at 1:19 am

    ACE says:
    I’m really feelin’ Keri Hilson I’m lookin’ foward to her album.I think babygirl got Amerie beat in tha leg department she has some long sexy leg’s.

    08.8.07 at 12:11 am

    G.G. says says:
    I’m feelin “Keri Hilson” she my motivation like rich boy.I want a chance, if I ever get in the game.To be your man.I will be at best buy coping that album. Thanks for your blessing on rich boy album good things.P.S. holla at yo boy on a hook on my new album “King of the Midwest” Due next year 08

    08.12.07 at 4:29 pm

    POPS says:

    08.21.07 at 3:27 am

    sparkle johnson says:
    she good i like to hear her sing keep doin your thing miss hilson

    08.24.07 at 10:54 am

    carl says:
    wow i love this song girl you growing on me I love Keri Hilson

    08.25.07 at 12:37 pm

    DJ TANK says:
    Can’t wait for the album with P.the Don and Timbo on her side she will be a hit

    08.26.07 at 7:18 pm

    big waz says:
    damn she pretty

    08.27.07 at 10:04 pm

    COLIN says:

    08.31.07 at 12:31 pm

    jusaybb says:
    everything is everything with keri. lolUgoGirl!

    09.1.07 at 3:41 pm

    Lianah says:
    Aye this girl is goin places!!! Watch our Beyonce’

    09.2.07 at 4:18 pm

    aris says:
    It’s nice to see a pretty face with actual talent, it seems like it’s rare, but I knew we had some more out there, I hope this chick gets her due

    09.2.07 at 6:08 pm

    Simon UK says:
    When will her album be released ?

    09.5.07 at 9:15 pm

    JJ says:
    I’ve been feeling Keri sence Xzibit’s Hey Now (Mean Muggin) produced by non other than Timbaland…

    09.14.07 at 8:41 am

    kevin says:
    I’m french and my english is average but i’ll try to write good so in France the way i are exists in french (a french woman sing with timbaland) but i prefer the american version with keri hilson however i don’t understand all words.Keri hilson is very beautiful and she’s appreciate in France so good continuation and vive la France et vive keri hilson baisers de France…(in english kisse from France to miss hilson)

    09.21.07 at 10:14 pm

    SthrnMissCiara says:
    I love me some Keri and can’t wait til my girl is released! If you want her u can find her in da A! Yall need to listen to Happy Juice with snoop dog that’s my jam! Hit up her myspace page! http://www.myspace.com/kerihilson GOOD LUCK MAMA! you got my support 4 now n always

    09.24.07 at 8:45 pm

    sade says:
    Keri has such a great voice,when I heard the way I are I was like who is that, I wanted to here more from these artists. I know her album will be one to look out for, she is going to blow you away you wait an see. an all you other female R&B artists out there look out!

    10.2.07 at 11:59 pm

    Curtis says:
    I wish I was the guy that spent the rest of my life with Keri. She is definitely the Queen of my Dreams, so much soul in her voice, I hope she never stops singers.

    10.3.07 at 7:00 am

    Curtis says:
    Please change my comment to, “Keri’s voice is like the Queen of Dreams”, with so much love, heart and soul, especially with Timberland, and the guys. I hope she never stops singing, so I can listen to her lovely voice, forever.

    10.4.07 at 11:25 am

    Keri VIP says:
    I think Keri is great! Visit my fan site Keri VIP! http://keri-hilson.info.ms

    10.7.07 at 9:37 am

    L1NKEN says:
    keri hilson is soo hot =)

    10.26.07 at 6:42 pm

    frank lukie says:
    She was one of the nicest people I ever worked with.

    11.9.07 at 12:33 am

    Wole says:
    Man, I’m a songwriter too and I’ve actually spoken to Keri on myspace a couple times and she’s given me some good advice. She’s real humble and down to earth. If I knew she’d take a broke dude, I would have tried to holla! :) But on the real, good stuff should happen to genuinely good people, and she’s all good in my book!!

    12.2.07 at 3:22 am

    Giovanni says:
    Seeing your craft and knowing mine assures me that we’ll have a cup of coffee one day and possibly work together in the future. -JF

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    02.23.08 at 3:08 am

    Brandon says:
    I’m feelin u, ma. Get @ yo boy white chocolate wheneva u n phoenix. Reason iz cuz, uh, I like u just tha way u r.

    02.25.08 at 1:52 pm

    Sheldon W says:
    Yo Keri Hilson is the truth! I didn’t even know she wrote Mary J. Blige’s “Take Me As I Am” & Usher’s “Red Light”. those two songs were, and still are, hot to death! I think i’m gonna go get her album when it drops this year.

    07.8.08 at 7:44 am

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    10.17.08 at 6:36 am

    K.K. says:
    Keri Hilson is wicked i luv her and her music one of my favourite songs is Energy i love dat song but my favourite song right now has 2 be Superhuman her and Chris Brown’s voice sound good 2gether love dat song it reminds me of me and my boyfriend cnt wait till her album comes out im gonna be da first one 2 get it! :):):):)!!!!

    01.2.09 at 10:52 am

    Lemar says:
    Oh my God your the most sweetest girl i seen and wish i married you in the future and that song you did with Chris Brown was cute.

    01.2.09 at 10:57 am

    Lemar says:
    And Keri i think you and Chris Brown should do a lot of love music and you see like how you are close i want to be close with my girlfriend so keep singing love songs.With LOVE

    01.22.09 at 2:16 pm

    thosegirlsarewild.com » Keri Hilson - That girl is WILD says:
    [...] The rest of the interview we spoke about the most tame King Magazine interview I had ever read, maintaining self, finding happiness and being sure of who you are. She is a superb role model and a WILD chick. Totally in control. Totally on her own kick. And totally has an OKAYYYYY stamp from me! [...]

    09.28.11 at 1:56 am

    stalbans&jamaica says:
    I definitely want to lick and kiss all over her sexy thighs and her legs. She is hot.

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    12.26.11 at 6:43 pm

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