- 01:38 PM, Sep 19
Keri Hilson was born on December 5, 1982 and grew up near Atlanta, Georgia. Becoming an active participant in extracurricular activities such as swimming and basketball, she at the age of fourteen joined a band called D'Sign, who were unfortunately dropped from their label before recording an album.
Feeling strong passion in music, Keri continued polishing her talent by writing songs. However, she didn't pen tracks for big artists until 2001 when she was signed to help Ciara crafting single called "Oh Baby". At that time, she joined forces with singer/song-writer Sean Garrett. Beside writing songs, Keri also served as an arranger, background vocalist and featured guest to many of the songs she wrote.