Born in Decatur, Georgia, Keri Lynn Hilson is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She had been working with producer Anthony Dent and worked doing as backing vocals for several R&B and hip hop artists. Her breakthrough came after appearing on Timbaland's single, "The Way I Are", which topped charts around the world.
Hilson wrote songs for Britney Spears and Mary J. Blige, with the production and songwriting team, The Clutch. In 2006, she signed with Timbaland's record label, Mosley Music. In 2013, she will also star alongside Vin Diesel in the sci-fi action film, Riddick.