Keri Hilson Keyshia Cole Press Releases Tour Dates



Album ‘THE REBIRTH’ Is No. 1 Debut On R&B/Hip-Hop Chart
And No. 7 Entry on Billboard Top 200;
New Single “HANDS ON ME” Follows Top 10 Urban Smash “Beep”

Three is a magic number for every fan of today’s best rhythm and blues, as RIAA gold-certified Blu Kolla Dreams/EMI singer-songwriter BOBBY V. joins two more of soul’s finest young voices, Keyshia Cole and Keri Hilson, on a national tour.

With dates now scheduled from a mid-May kick-off in the Midwest to a late-June West Coast wrap, the tour, with platinum Imani/Geffen/Interscope artist Keyshia Cole, and much-admired Mosley/Zone4/Interscope newcomer Keri Hilson, is all but a greatest-hits package of defining new R&B voices.

The three talented singer-songwriters have all simultaneously been in the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Top 10 this month: Bobby V. with “Beep,” Keyshia Cole with “You Complete Me,” and Keri Hilson with “Turnin’ Me On.” Bobby V.’s follow-up single, “Hands On Me” is an instant urban radio breakout, the second most-added record of its release week, with over three dozen radio station adds.

Bobby V.’s third studio album, THE REBIRTH, is his third consecutive No. 1 R&B album, and the first in Blu Kolla Dreams’ innovative distribution deal with EMI Music Services. It is also his third Billboard Top 10 album. The album debuted at No. 7 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart, and at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. EMI Music Services distributes the album in the US and in international territories, as well as providing a suite of services such as promotion, publicity and access to digital platforms.

In online sales and stream traffic, “Beep,” featuring Yung Joc, has generated over 7.2 million audio streams on the official Bobby Valentino webpage. He is a No. 2 Top Artist on MySpace Music, with nearly 13 million profile views and 43.4 million total song plays. “Beep” has been an iTunes Top 20 best-selling song in the R&B format. The album has been Top 10 in iTunes’ R&B album sales chart.

THE REBIRTH also features production work by L.O.S. (J. Holiday, Usher), longtime Bobby V. collaborators Tim & Bob, and a special team-up with Raphael Saadiq on a remake of “Just Me & You,” Saadiq’s classic song from Boyz N the Hood. Bobby also makes his own production debut on the track “Make Me Say,” inspired by Bobby V.’s step-out part on Lil Wayne’s album highlight and Top 5 smash “Mrs. Officer.”

BOBBY V. hit No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B Hip-Hop album chart and No. 3 on the national Top 200 Albums chart with the RIAA Gold-certified album Disturbing tha Peace Presents Bobby Valentino in 2005. In 2007, Special Occasion also debuted in the No. 1 position on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and No. 3 on the Top 200 Albums. Valentino’s 2004 RIAA gold single “Slow Down” was No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart, and No. 8 on Billboard’s Hot 100. Valentino’s Top 20 R&B/Hip-Hop hits also include “Tell Me” (2005) and “Anonymous,” featuring Timbaland (2007).

“A Different Me” Tour Routing
Staring: Keyshia Cole, The Dream, Keri Hilson, & Bobby V.

Wed 5/13 Cincinnati, OH Aronoff Center
Thu 5/14 Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Theatre
Fri 5/15 Chicago, IL Chicago Theater
Sat 5/16 Detroit, MI The Fox Theater
Thu 5/21 Atlanta, GA The Fox Theater
Fri 5/22 Greensboro, NC Special Events Center
Sat 5/23 Atlantic City, NJ Mark Etess Arena Taj Mahal
Sun 5/24 New York, NY Wamu Theater
Tue 5/26 Boston, MA House of Blues
Thu 5/28 Washington, DC Constitution Hall
Fri 5/29 Richmond, VA Landmark Theatre
Sat 5/30 Norfolk ,VA nTelos Wireless Pavilion
Sun 5/31 Columbia, SC Township Auditorium
Tue 6/2 Newark, NJ New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Wed 6/3 Cleveland, OH State Theatre
Fri 6/5 Mashantucket, CT MGM Grand at Foxwoods
Sat 6/6 Baltimore, MD Pier Six Pavilion
Thu 6/11 St. Louis, MO Fox Theatre
Fri 6/12 Southaven, MS Desoto Civic Center
Sat 6/13 Dallas, TX Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie
Sun 6/14 Houston,TX Reliant Arena
Thu 6/18 Oakland, CA Paramount Theater
Sat 6/20 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Live
Sun 6/21 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl

Keri Hilson



Keri Hilson: “Energy” Video

Russ Parr Bus Tour (feat. Keri Hilson)
7/28 – Washington D.C. (Ibiza Night Club)
7/29 – Wilmington, DE (The Chase at the Riverfront)
7/30 – Dayton, OH (Sinclair Community College)
7/31 – Detroit, MI (Max M Fisher Music Center)
8/01 – Cleveland, OH (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)
8/04 – Cincinnati, OH (Music Hall of Fame)
8/05 – Louisville, KY (Louisville Waterfront Park)
8/06 – Indianapolis, IN (Indiana State Fairgrounds)
8/07 – Columbia, SC (South Carolina State Museum)
8/8 – Fayetteville, NC (tba)
8/11 – Raleigh, NC (Time Warner Pavilion, @ Walnut Creek)
8/12 – Virginia (Richmond International Raceway)

About Keri… By Keri

I AM a singer/songwriter born and rasied in Atlanta. Yes, it’s true I’ve written for Diddy, Usher, Ciara, Chris Brown, Mary J. Blige, Omarion, The Pussycat Dolls, & Britney Spears to name a few (want more? see the DISCOGRAPHY blog for details). I’m also part of a team of producers called The Clutch. Ok so my name pops up here & there in the writing world…but NOW I’m finally preparing to beauregard into the performance world in mid 07 so keep a close watch! My artist debut is on Timbaland & Polow da Don’s label Mosely Music Group/Zone 4/Interscope Records. I wanted to provide a bit of un-common knowledge about myself in my OWN words (see the BIO blog for the one somebody else wrote). Hehehe! here goes:

MY STORY is really no different than any one else’s…success happened for me when opportunity met many years of preparation. It went down like this (the short & sweet version, that is): I was working with Polow when he introduced me to Timbaland…Tim liked what he heard and saw, we tested our musical chemistry and hit it off all the way…so all parties involved made it happen contractually. Now I’m just working extra hard to make sure no one ever regrets their decision to play a part in my dream.

ALTHOUGH you may think I’m crazy for this, what motivates me is the very fact that I feel like I ain’t done nothin yet!! I’m nowhere near where I want to be. I’m a self-motivated person. No extraneous factors influence how hard I work…I’m a perfectionist by nature- not your average girl…I’m an ex-athlete so I’m a competitor! Can’t help it.

AS AN ARTIST my goals are simple. Of course I’ll take the recognition, chart-toppers, and awards when that time comes, but true-to-heart I just want to be performing as long as I have the desire to. I’ve always loved to write and I’m so happy to be able to share my own thoughts, feelings, and experiences with whoever wants to listen.

WHAT YOU SEE now took nine loonnnnng years of group changes, voice changes, situation switches, financial drought…there was so much upward and downward motion but the only thing steady was my relationship with GOD. He laid the love for music on my heart at an early age for a reason. So I always found comfort in knowing that doing music was my destiny. Never once did I question whether my dreams would see the light of reality. I don’t force the hand. Things will be when they’re supposed to be. And my time is coming…soon…I can feel it.

SO I WRITE while i wait. i am always writing. I’ve been taking sessions with major artists during this whole process. Not only is it my livelihood but it’s the core of my creativity, so I will always write for other artists because that was part of my dream. I use that time to experiment which helps me grow and stay creative, even as an artist. Look through credits if you wanna follow my writing career..being recognized for our work is the best part of being a writer, since too often artists and producers are given (sometimes take) all the credit.

THANKS for all the love you folks have shown me so early in the game!! I’m fresh off the bench but i won’t let ya down! And thanks for bearing with my long-winded intro!! Well that’s about it folks…visit often, make yourself at home just don’t be trackin no dirt round here, ya heard?

Keri Hilson Mary J. Blige Press Releases

Atlanta, Georgia singer/ songwriter Keri Hilson is gearing up for her Mosely Music Group/ Zone 4/ Interscope Records debut, In A Perfect World…. In preparation of her long-awaited album, Keri has just released her official single, “Energy”. Currently the song is available on iTunes and has garnered a song placement on a nationwide Verizon V CAST commercial.

Atlanta, Georgia singer/ songwriter Keri Hilson is gearing up for her Mosely Music Group/ Zone 4/ Interscope Records debut, In A Perfect World…. In preparation of her long-awaited album, Keri has just released her official single, “Energy”. Currently the song is available on iTunes and has garnered a song placement on a nationwide Verizon V CAST commercial.

Before working on her debut, Hilson penned a string of hits for Britney Spears (“Gimme More”), Chris Brown (“Young Love”), Ciara (“Ooh Baby”), Danity Kane (“Want It”), Mary J. Blige (“Take Me As I Am”), Usher (“Red Light”), Omarion (“Ice Box”) and numerous others. Most notably, Keri is well-known for her work on Timbaland’s current release, Shock Value (“Miscommunication”, “Scream”, “The Way I Are”).

With her current song-writing success, Hilson promises to live up as an artist with her very own release, In A Perfect World…. Check out the official first single from the album, “Energy”.

LISTEN to Keri Hilson’s first single “Energy

Keri Hilson Press Releases

KERI HILSON | Listen to Energy single


Artist-Songwriter Keri Hilson Releases “Energy” Single

Energy” Audio

Verizon Spot:

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Artist Song Title Album (Label)

B5 – “Heartbreak” B5 (Bad Boy)
Avant – “4 Minutes” Director (Geffen)
Britney Spears – “Break The Ice” Blackout (Jive)
Britney Spears – “Gimme More” Blackout (Jive)
Britney Spears – “Outta This World” Blackout (Jive)
Britney Spears – “Perfect Lover” Blackout (Jive)
Chingy – “Let Me Love U” Hoodstar (Capitol)
Chris Brown – “Young Love” Chris Brown (Jive)
Ciara – “Ooh Baby” Goodies (Jive)
Danity Kane – “Right Now” Danity Kane (Bad Boy)
Danity Kane – “Want It” Danity Kane (Bad Boy)
Jennifer Lopez – “Wrong When You’re Gone” Brave (Epic)
Keke Palmer – “The Game Song” So Uncool (Sony)
Ludacris – “Runaway Love” Release Therapy (Def Jam)
Mary J. Blige – “Take Me As I Am” The Breakthrough (Geffen)
Omarion – “Ice Box” 21 (Sony Urban)
Pussycat Dolls – “Wait A Minute” PCD (A&M)
Pussycat Dolls – “Bite The Dust” PCD (A&M)
Rich Boy – “Good Things” Rich Boy (Interscope)
Ruben Studdard – “Play Our Song” Soulful (J Records)
Tank – “I Love U” Sex, Love & Pain (Universal)
Timbaland – “Miscommunication” Shock Value (Interscope)
Timbaland – “Scream” Shock Value (Interscope)
Timbaland – “The Way I Are” Shock Value (Interscope)
Toni Braxton – “Sposed To Be” Libra (Blackground/Universal)
Usher – “Red Light” Confessions Int’l. (Arista)
Various – “Hands & Feet” In The Mix Sdtrk. (J Records)
Various – “The One” You Got Served Sdtrk. (Sony)
Various – “What Luv Can Do” Coach Carter Sdtrk. (Capitol)
Xzibit – “Hey Now (Mean Muggin’)” Weapons of Mass Destruction (Sony)

Keri Hilson Press Releases Timbaland

Timbaland Protege Keri Hilson Is On The Way

Keri Hilson

The Pussycat Dolls, Usher, Diddy, Justin Timberlake, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, and Ludacris are just a few of the musical superstars who have collaborated with 24 yr-old singer/songwriter Keri Hilson to create spine-tingling music. Her talent is undeniable, and after catching the eye of acclaimed producer Timbaland, then with producer Polow Da Don’s orchestration, she signed to Interscope Records in 2005. She will release her debut album, In A Perfect World on Timbaland’s joint-venture label, Mosley Music Group (MMG) and Polow’s Zone 4 Inc. in early 2008.

Keri is featured on one of this year’s top singles, “The Way I Are,” a Billboard chart-topper for 17 weeks and counting, recently peaking at #1 on the Billboard Pop 100. She also closed MTV’s Video Music Awards on September 9 in a star-studded performance joining Timbaland, Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado.