New Music: Anthony Hamilton f/ Keri Hilson – ‘Never Let Go’

Anthony Hamilton and Keri Hilson

Anthony Hamilton makes sweet music with Keri Hilson on “Never Let Go,” track #6 off his fourth studio album Back to Love, due December 13. The soul crooner explains how the “Pretty Girl Rock” singer ended up on the Jerry Wonda-produced duet.

“[Songwriter Cri$tyle] took the chorus and made it not just an amazing melody, but she took it and made it a his and hers,” says Hamilton. “Her voice reminds me of either Kelly Rowland or Keri Hilson. It just so happened Keri heard the song—I think it was a set up all along—she said she liked it a lot and she would love to do it.”

Keri, who was in South Africa at the time, came back and recorded her vocals in time to make the album. “It’s one of my favorites actually,” he reveals.

Listen to their full collaboration below.

[NPR]



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74 Comments

  1. realest

    Why did Anthony get a flop on his track? SMH
    this song will flop as well now that she’s on it….
    I bet it will get no radio play because his label put a basic artist on his song…..

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    Eric k Reply:

    @realest, man let it go already.

    what have you done with your life that’s so special?

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    realest Reply:

    @Eric k,

    I’ve done alot, and everything I’ve done I haven’t flopped at it! I may not be a celeb but thats not my goal in life, but you better believe that whatever my goal is in live I won’t be a basic person giving basic effort and then when I get “one” hit my head won’t get big over it.

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    Jasmine Reply:

    @realest, we don’t know who you are so your irrelevant…keri has done very well for herself whether it be from song writing, behind the scenes stuff or on her own album…I’m a big fan. Everybody has their lovers and their haters…your not that important.

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    Jerry k Reply:

    @realest, im not a “fan” of keri.. im also not a hater/beyonce stan.. but if keri was “basic” she wouldnt be a highly successful song writer with a record deal and a lucrative career and highly respected by her peers. And if you consider that a “flop” then by your own standards you may as well off yourself. Cause if you were so successful you wouldnt be on the internet judging people illogically as if you know them personally. You have never done anything worth noting and you probably wont ever amount to anything. That’s why you’re on the internet trying to convince yourself that keri hilson “basic”.Enjoy your internet your lackluster life and resenting people who clearly have accomplished more than you.

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    realest Reply:

    @Jerry k,

    What major song has she wrote?

    Also I think you mean “Luke Warm” career. and also who respect’s her?

    I’ve never seen any artist say the respect her or look up to her. find me an interview of an artist giving her props, and I’ll give her a little slack.

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    brainfood.com Reply:

    @realest,

    Well, I could be wrong but she’s co-wrote:
    Mary J. Blidges “Take me as I am.”
    Ciara’s “Like a Boy,”
    Omarion’s “Ice Box,”
    …and I think she’s written material for Britney, Nas, and Britney Spears.

    You might not think she’s something worth respecting, but these artist trusted her enough to have something to do with their career. Yo boy Anthony respected her enough to do work with her, so that kind of cancels out your point of “respect.”

    And even with a Luke Warm career, she’s still standing and trying to make something of herself…at least she’s just not settling for a luke warm career. She’s working with “respected” artists like Anthony Hamilton.

    I don’t think the problem is her luke warm career. It appears that the problem really lies within yourself. If she’s such a flop, why are you so concerned?

    TRE Reply:

    @realest, U MUST BE A RIHANNA OR BEYONCE STAN IF YOU HATING ON KERI HILSON. KERI HILSON IS SOULFUL UNLIKE BEYONCE TALENTED UNLIKE RIHANNA AND THE BEST IN DA GAME RIGHT NOW SO KEEP HATING DICK IN THE BOOTY ASS NIGGA.

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    Faulk Reply:

    @realest, U must be one of those celebrity haters.Apparently,u do not have a life nd will continue 2 judge others with one.Y did u even have 2 be the first person 2 comment,anyway. U say ur the realest,while u should stick 2 ur word b/c ur actin’ real FAKE!!! #RealTalk

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  2. Frank

    that picture of keri is banging. damn damn damn

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    credits Reply:

    @Frank,

    Same thing i was thinking…

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  3. Replay

    I don’t understand this people… okay she and Beyonce have a beef who cares? Are you beyonce are you keri? Rate the Music and stop hating fucking corrup people

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Replay, Theres no beef . Especially when someone goes unnoticed .

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  4. GEO

    idk why people feel the need to comment negatively on post when it’s not called for! At the end of the day the artist usually has the last laugh because they are getting paid more money than u! I’m Just Saying…. An Keri is just doing this for fun because she was a prominent songwriter b4 she became a artist!So Flop or not she still is paid! so save ur comments.

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    DancerDavis Reply:

    @GEO, i totally agree!

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  5. NICE

    love the track! Keri sounds good. and this is an odd collaboration.

    The negativity is ridiculous tho.

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  6. Mr Nice Watch

    Wow she sounds great. They sound great. Can’t wait. I’m in love with you Keri. You stole my heart. A long time ago.

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  7. @ITSsweetVenom

    This is so beautiful.. I love them both!
    Everyone has opinions. Shrugs
    I think they did a great job myself… amazing

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  8. Santiago

    Say what you want, but I like Keri’s voice.
    Something sexy and raspy about her.

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  9. Kyria

    KERI FLOPSON BETTER GO HOME !!!

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    brainfood.com Reply:

    @Kyria,

    She will. But she’ll just wake tomorrow and accomplish something else in her little world…so that you’ll have something interesting to talk about.

    Better to be talked about than be the person doin’ all…..that….talkin’.

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  10. ronni

    omigod i just love this!!!this is an amaaazingly gorgeous song:D

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  11. bigbootyjudy

    OMG AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO THINK THIS BEAT SOUNDS LIKE CIARA’S ‘PROMISE’ ???

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    richie Reply:

    @bigbootyjudy, could been produce by polo

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    tired Reply:

    @bigbootyjudy, i thought it was promise at first -____- when it first came on

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    bigbootyjudy Reply:

    @tired, Yeah I was like hold up

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  12. my name is oo

    Nice But S0unds like Ciara’s “PROMISE”

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    Mb92 Reply:

    @my name is oo, I WAS ABOUT TO SAY THE SAME THING….. *now leaves to listen to promise*

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  13. LALA

    It sounds good to me. I like the song. I don’t understand the negativity either. We need to lift each other up not tear each other down.

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    T Reply:

    @LALA, 100%

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    EDOTHIMHOT Reply:

    @LALA, I agree. Bashing gets old.

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    brainfood.com Reply:

    @EDOTHIMHOT,

    I just happinessed all over my keyboard!

    It feels to good to read responses like this. Thank you for putting a smile on my face and making my day. I wish the same for you!

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  14. LILWayneshitsoneverything

    keri shitted omg omg yasssssssss:)

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  15. AH

    So he JUST SAMPLED CIARA’S “PROMISE” RECORD…AND USED A CIARA WANNA BE AKA KERI HILSON ON THIS SONG..

    wack!!!

    CIARA PLEASE COME BACK

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    sabrina part 2 Reply:

    @AH, that what it sound just like it

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  16. AH

    I not tryna be rude…and Keri is a REAAALLY cute girl… but her voice is horrid.

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    Jerry Pan Reply:

    @AH, nothing worse than a hater pretending they’re trying to be constructive and help you. horrid? really? like REALLY?

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    credits Reply:

    @AH,

    I’m shutting down any comment that insinuates that keri can’t sing, listen to the runs in her verse, listen to what she does at 3:10.

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    brainfood.com Reply:

    @AH,

    You obviously haven’t heard a cat being run over…now that sounds horrid!

    …and Keri sounds nothing like that!

    But you’re entitled to your opinion.

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  17. yooooooooo

    WOW what a song, my two favourite artists have now collaborated!!!!! :D if on only kelly clarkson was also added to the track. their voices are both so distinct… IN LOVE WITH THE TRACK

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  18. credits

    You can definitely hear that she can sing, i know she is not touching jazmine sullivan or brandy but her voice is definitely a major step up from Ciara’s and rihanna’s.

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    yooooooooo Reply:

    @credits, agree! so true, couldnt have put it better myself

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  19. Bey Stan

    KERI HILSON SUCKS!

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  20. TheTrue

    Im not a fan of Keri Hilson and the other man i dont know him but this track is sweet and beautiful … damn when Beyonce or Rihanna sang it they will killed it!

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  21. sabrina part 2

    never heard of him but keri hilson sound Nice on dis song. it may fail on the album/radio it could be the lowest number on the chatper. dis almost sound like Ciara song called “Promise” just the instrumental of the begninng of it.

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  22. sabrina part 2

    this sound like ciara song promise

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  23. Hugh

    That pic is so HOT!

    KERI FINE!

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  24. TRE

    THIS SHIT DONT SOUND LIKE PROMISE U HATERS! KERI HILSON IS THE KING SHE JUST SNATCHED BEYONCES FAKE LACEFRONT WITH THIS SOULFUL HIT.

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    brainfood.com Reply:

    @TRE,

    Please. SMH. You’ve got to take better care of yourself. Once you do, you won’t ever let yourself speak venom like this again.

    When you spit poison, you gotta realize that it’s only going to go so far…but what about the source which is found in your heart?

    #Love yourself. When you do this (in balance — the world don’t need no more conceited people), you’ll find it increasingly easier to love others. Good luck.

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  25. stephaniewazhere

    Sounds like Ciara Promise

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  26. T

    haters need to stfu keri hilson can sing better than rihanna and beyonce.

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  27. brainfood.com

    I can see why this sound like “Promise…” wasn’t Keri apart of The Clutch? I thought that group helped with writing some of Ciara’s song.

    I know Ciara mentions the name in “Like a Boy.”

    The basics of this song sounds like “Promise,” but it’s respectfully different.

    And as far as copyrights go, if Keri was apart of the Clutch, and they did write “Promise,” then she’s got the pull to do it…otherwise, she gon have to pay the piper.

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  28. KELENDRIA

    this sounds nice!!!

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  29. MrGimmiedat

    Did Ciara give clearance for this beat? lol Promise much… lol but all jokes aside Keri should have actually been in the studio with him. Her voice seems so distant from his, like they tried to fit her in.

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  30. elle

    Keri’s vocals really show on this track. Great song! I wait for Keri’s new album.

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  31. f

    KERI HILSON SOLD MORE THAN CIARA THO

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    Ansel Reply:

    @f, KILL YOURSELF.

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  32. ciara stan 21

    this bitch really tried it using the promise production for this song!

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  33. misskacyj

    LOVE THE TRACK AND BOTH KERI AND ANTHONY SOUND AMAZING!! CANNOT WAIT TO GET THE ALBUM. #TEAMKERI FOREVER!!!!

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  34. TASHAMAC

    OMG PEOPLE STFU AND TALK ABOUT THE MUSIC!!! THE SONG IS HOT STOP HATIN ON KERI!! SHE IS WINNING AND YOU FUKIN HATERS ARE LOSING!! HAVE A MUCH NEEDED SEAT IN HATER TIME OUT LOSERS!!!

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  35. the W

    woW!! This song is amazing! I would not have put these two together for a duet but the chemistry and collab is the ish!!! way to go ANTHONY!!! WAY TO GO KERI!!! It sounds amazing!!
    w

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  36. lilleo

    keri’s vocals on this track are flawless and anthony is the sh*t-nuf said!!!

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  37. AMALIE

    beautiful duet and for you dumb ass ppl who don’t know who anthony hamilton is ya’ll really really don’t know real music. he is the shit and ya’ll sound real stupid. don’t admit tht shit in public NO MORE!!!

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  38. damon

    This song is beautiful and keri looks fukin hot in that pic. good luck to both Anthony and keri!!

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  39. damon

    Nice choice anthony! love keri on this song. this chic is hot and her vocals are on point. gonna cop this cd! much success!!

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  40. kendra

    love me some anthony hamilton and LOVE tht he put keri on the track/!! and who gives a FU$K about a so called beef. ya’ll ppl really need to gtfuoh with that ol’ bull$hit!!

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  41. brainfood.com

    It’s like 3 people LITERALLY tryna start beef between artists.

    Even the artists know this ain’t gon make them no money. That mess went out with 2Pac and Biggie. Let these people do they thang….or at least inspire YOU to find out what yo thang is.

    Good luck!

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  42. aROB

    Nice song, I really don’t care for Keri. I think she would have been fine if she didn’t come in the industry disrespecting other artist. But she is a great writer. I love Anthony Hamilton, I will definitely get his album

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  43. chris shorts

    people always try keri hilson but her vocal stlye is amazing for someone who wants to practice their voice becaue of her technique all her runs and dynamics make it great warm up music and practice music to better yourself shes dope i like her sometimes people just hate because their insecure with the trash theyve become in life. you dont have to be famous to be amazing just try every day peace love and drama free

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  44. RACKSONRACKS

    WHY????? JUST WHY DOES IT SOUND JUST LIKE CIARA PROMISE, NOBODY ON THIS POST CAN NOT SAY IT DIDNT SOUND JUST LIKE PROMISE THEM!!!! #WOW CI ALREADY BEING SAMPLED……LOVE HER DOE

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  45. donnie

    i looove the song.. and i’m ready for keri’s 3rd album!!
    i’m so excited!! :D

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  47. Cammie

    most popular song on the album right now

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  48. Zoe

    I love, love, love this song ~~ sound bite of my life.

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