Where is Keri Hilson from? Keri Hilson is from Decatur, Georgia, where the singer, songwriter, and actress grew up and got her start in music. The future “Knock You Down” hitmaker got her first taste of fame as a teenage, when she sang in the group D’Signe, and after going off to Emory College, she signed a deal with Timbaland and became a member of the songwriting team the Clutch, which was responsible for such songs as Mary J. Blige’s “Take Me As I Am” and Britney Spears’ “Gimme More.”

Where is Keri Hilson from? Artistically speaking, she’s from that rare place that produces singer-songwriters who function well behind the scenes and in front of the microphone. The 31-year-old Decatur native has released two solo albums, “In a Perfect World” (2009) and “No Boys Allowed” (2010), and in addition to her numerous pop and R&B hits, she’s collaborated with her Clutch cohorts on top-selling tunes for the likes of Omarion, Timbaland, and Justin Bieber.

Some of the folks asking, “Where is Keri Hilson from?” might know of the singer because of her alleged beef with Beyonce, though it seems that’s soon to be history. In a July 2013 interview, Timbaland announced that he and Keri had recorded a song called “Sorry” that functions as an apology to Jay-Z’s lovely bride, who Keri allegedly dissed on the 2009 cut “Turnin’ Me On.” (Hilson has denied that she was singing about Bey.)

As with many rising talents, the question to ask is not “where is Keri Hilson from?” but rather “where is she going?” She’s appeared in a pair of films, “Think Like a Man” and “Riddick,” and when her third album drops, it’s likely she’ll emerge as an even bigger star. Beyonce might not have to worry about her place as R&B’s reigning queen, but this multi-talented stunner makes “Pretty Girl Rock,” and that counts for something.

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