Keri Hilson is in a new place in her life, and after finding love with NBA player Serge Ibaka she is ready to get back into music. Hilson took a break in 2012 and tells Rap-Up TV she needed to focus on herself.
“I took a personal and professional break. I didn’t release any music,” Miss Keri told Rap-Up TV. “I’m ready now. I’m back in the studio and I’m super inspired. Songs and ideas are just gushing out of me.”
Hilson was hit with the sophomore jinx with 2010’s album No Boys Allowed. It’s debut came in at No. 11 on the Billboard 200 chart and sold 102,000 copies in the first week. “Pretty Girl Rock” was the most successful track, reaching No. 24 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified platinum. Although the girl power concept for the album sounds intriguing, many fans wanted the same love songs as in her first album In a Perfect World. Keri Hilson just couldn’t pull off the transition that many artists must do to stay relevant.
Taking a step back, Hilson is taking a different route on this new album and will be bringing emotion back to her love songs.
“I’m going back to the emotional storyteller Keri Hilson,” she says.
Since late 2012, she has been in the studio working faithfully on the untitled album. Fans can expect her to grace movie theaters with Vin Diesel in The Chronicles of Riddick: Dead Man Stalking, out this summer. Watch the video below as she talks about a possible Kanye West collaboration.