Keri Hilson

Jun
19
Keri Hilson Talks Giving Back, New Movie Role on CNN

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Keri Hilson has been keeping a low profile lately, but the Atlanta songstress stopped by CNN’s ATL studios on Tuesday for a good cause. She appeared alongside a 12-year-old student to encourage youth to do something for their community during the summer as part of DoSomething.org and Bing’s “Summer of Doing” campaign.

The “Pretty Girl Rock” singer credits her mother for instilling charitable values in her. “My mother was very integral in making sure that we understood the importance of giving back in our community,” said Keri, who will dedicate her time to help renovate Osborne High School on Wednesday. “In Decatur, we would feed the homeless many, many, many Saturdays. We had to wake up during the ungodly hours and pack their lunches in brown paper bags.”

Giving back has been a reward in itself. “It gives your life a purpose and you may not realize that when you’re young, but it really does give you a sense of appreciation, a humbleness that you wouldn’t get if you weren’t being so selfless,” she explained.

In addition to working on her third album, Keri will be heading to the big screen in the sequel to The Chronicles of Riddick, a sci-fi movie starring Vin Diesel.

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May
20
Keri Hilson Works Up a Sweat at AIDS Walk

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Keri Hilson dedicated her Sunday to a good cause. The “Pretty Girl Rock” singer rose bright and early for the 27th Annual AIDS Walk New York in Central Park. The curly-haired blonde put on her workout gear and trekked across the city with 50,000 participants including fellow celebrities Nick Jonas, Adrienne Bailon, and Wendy Williams. “It’s cool to have friends join in support HIV/AIDS research & prevention!” tweeted Miss Keri.

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Apr
14
Keri Hilson Talks Apocalyptic Dreams, ‘Emotional’ Third Album

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Keri Hilson sits down with her therapist, or rather an interviewer from Fuse, for “an incredibly intimate interview.” The “Pretty Girl Rock” singer recalls being fired from her job at a restaurant, the last lie she told, the body part she’s most proud of (get your mind out of the gutter), and the worst breakup she’s ever had, which inspired her upcoming third album.

“That’s why it’s midtempo,” explains Keri of the follow-up to 2010’s No Boys Allowed. “That’s why it’s emotional and that’s why it will probably be some of my best work yet.”

She also shares some of her least favorite dreams. “I have these recurring dreams about the end of the world and they’re very, very vivid and very realistic,” she said. “There’s always the sky going black and you’re watching it happen. Another dream it was like a flood. Another dream is there were so many people killing people in the streets, women and children included. … Another time it was UFOs and they were fighting above us and we just knew that this means it’s over.”

Journey into the mind of Keri Hilson.

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Apr
13
Keri Hilson Shares Love for Reading in Epic Book Drive PSA

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Keri Hilson escapes in a good book in a PSA for the Epic Book Drive. The Grammy-nominated singer has teamed up with DoSomething.org to encourage young people to join in the nationwide book drive by bringing books to local people in need.

“Joining DoSomething.org’s newest effort to provide for people in need with Epic Book Drive was the easiest decision ever!” said Keri, who started her own keriCARES! Foundation. “I truly believe providing access to those who want to learn is the key to bettering lives around the country. And helping kids find healthy outlets, such as books, has always been a passion of mine. So my involvement here is a natural fit.”

The campaign runs until May 18. To learn more and get involved, visit www.dosomething.org/epic.

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Apr
5
Keri Hilson, John Legend, Adrienne Bailon, & Astro Attend ‘Think Like a Man’ Premiere

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Keri Hilson kept it classy, yet sexy in a cleavage-baring black pantsuit with yellow nails at the New York premiere of Think Like a Man on Wednesday.

“Acting like a lady, thinking like a man,” tweeted Miss Keri, who appears briefly in Steve Harvey’s romantic comedy. She also contributed the song “Freedom Ride” to the soundtrack.

Other celebrities who came out to support the film included John Legend and his fiancée Chrissy Teigen, a red-hot Adrienne Bailon, “X Factor” contestant Astro, and Chrisette Michele, who looked patriotic in red, white, and blue.

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Apr
4
New Music: Keri Hilson – ‘Freedom Ride’

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Keri Hilson has been laying low while she records her third album, but she pops up on the soundtrack to Think Like a Man (April 10). Miss Keri Baby and her man take a “Freedom Ride” to explore other romantic opportunities, but only one buys a return ticket.

“We went on a freedom ride/ To see what’s on the other side/ We promised we would reunite, if somebody changed your mind/ Now you’re in love,” sings a heartbroken Keri.

Board her train of tears.

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Mar
23
Keri Hilson, Kelly Rowland Join ‘Think Like a Man’ Soundtrack

Think Like a Man Soundtrack

Some of hip-hop and R&B’s brightest stars join the cast of collaborators on the soundtrack to Steve Harvey’s romantic comedy Think Like a Man, available April 10. The 12-track album kicks off with the theme song featuring Jennifer Hudson, Ne-Yo, and Rick Ross, plus the John Legend and Ludacris collaboration “Tonight (Best You Ever Had).” Kelly Rowland joins Future and Bei Maejor on “Need a Reason,” Keri Hilson takes a “Freedom Ride,” and Jermaine Dupri’s protégé Brandon Hines sparks a “Fire.” From familiar faces to fresh faces, see the star-studded lineup below.

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