Exclusive: Keri Hilson meets MSN Celebrity

Imagine the next time you join a discussion about . When you start sharing the fascinating facts below, your friends will be absolutely amazed.

If you don't have accurate details regarding , then you might make a bad choice on the subject. Don't let that happen: keep reading.

A bit of background on our celebrity guest...
Keri Hilson rose to fame when she collaborated with Timbaland on his 2006 album Shock Value - she featured on the song The Way I Are - and has also worked with many other big names including Kanye West, Xzibit, Ne-Yo and Usher.

Not only that, but she's also penned hit songs for artists including Britney Spears, Mary J Blige and The Pussycat Dolls, and she's been nominated for numerous awards, including two Grammys. She's won her fair share of covetable gongs too, including a MOBO and a BET Award.

She released her debut solo album In A Perfect World... in 2009 to great fanfare and her second album, No Boys Allowed has also been a great success, and her songs seem to strike a chord with almost everyone. At MSN, our favourite Keri Hilson track is Knock You Down featuring Kanye West and Ne-Yo. (What's yours? Leave a message for us below!)

Not only is she a musical talent to be reckoned with and a hot favourite among other artists (remember when Cher Lloyd famously covered Keri's version of Turn My Swag On on last year's X Factor?) but she's a genuinely kind and interesting person - we can vouch for that after having shared a scone (her first ever!) with her at London's swanky Sanctum Soho Hotel.

Now you can be a confident expert on . OK, maybe not an expert. But you should have something to bring to the table next time you join a discussion on .

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