Keri Hilson has been working in music since she was in high school. But instead of being behind the mic, she made a name for herself by penning tunes and doing backup vocals for some of today's chart-toppers. Teaming up with Polow da Don and joining The Clutch, she co-wrote Ciara's 'Like a Boy,' Omarion's 'Ice Box' and Mary J. Blige's 'Take Me As I Am.' While these songs did well on their own, Hilson got her big break when she was featured on Timbaland's 'The Way I Are.'

After that hit, she went on to release two albums -- 2009's 'In a Perfect World...' and 2010's 'No Boys Allowed.' Then the statuesque beauty started working on her third album in October 2011. She's currently still at work on the effort and fans are patiently waiting for tunes from the hitmaker.

Music aside, Hilson has appeared in films like 'Think Like a Man' and will be acting alongside Vin Diesel in 'Riddick.' She also strikes her best pose after signing a deal with Wilhelmina Models.

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