American singer, songwriter and actress Keri Lynn Hilson, born this date in 1982 turns 30 years old today. She was born and raised in Decatur, Georgia, and spent most of her youth working with producer Anthony Dent as a songwriter and background vocalist for R&B, pop and hip-hop artists, includingBritney Spears and Mary J. Blige.
In 2006, Hilson had her breakthrough after appearing on Timbaland's single, "The Way I Are," which topped charts around the world.
Hilson's debut studio album, In a Perfect World..., was released in 2009, and debuted at number four on the Billboard 200. From it came the hit singles, "Knock You Down", "Turnin Me On" and "I Like". It also earned Hilson two Grammy Award nominations for Best New Artist and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "Knock You Down".
Her second studio album, No Boys Allowed, was released in 2010 and was a bit less successful than her first, but still included the hit single, "Pretty Girl Rock".
Hilson made her acting debut in the romantic comedy film, Think Like a Man.