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Hot Shots: Keri Hilson Hits Studio With ‘Motivation’ Duo For New Album

Singer Teams Up With Rico Love & Jim Jonsin For Comeback

keri hilson new music 2014 Hot Shots: Keri Hilson Hits Studio With Motivation Duo For New Album

After a relatively long spell out of the spotlight, Keri Hilson is readying a chart comeback.

The singer-songwriter, whose last album ‘No Boys Allowed’ was released way back in 2010, is cooking up her third studio effort and has called on R&B’s creme de la creme to help her craft it.

Case, point, her sessions this week with htmakers Rico Love and Jim Jonsin.

The duo, who are responsible for hits such as ‘Motivation’ by Kelly Rowland and Beyonce’s ‘Sweet Dreams ‘, shared shots of themselves working with Hilson on the long-awaited project.

Jonsin added the caption: Great Music and Spirits with @dreamincolor@iamricolove 

Are you as amped as we are to hear what they’ve been working on? Peep more pics below and let us know…

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Check out Keri performing on That Grape Juice’s ‘The Splash’ below…

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18 Comments

  • April 6, 2014 at 4:11 am
    GSF says:
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    Keri is underrated. Plain and simple.
    Both her debut and sophomore albums were packed with some great songs. Pretty Girl Rock may have turned into the Ratchet (Basic) Girl Anthem, but there’s still no denying that it’s an immaculately catchy, well-produced pop song (plus the accompanying music video was super cute).

    I hate name-dropping other artists on posts that don’t pertain to them but I’ll honestly always be more excited for new Keri material than any upcoming Beyonce releases. Say what you want about her but the girl, but she is a gifted songwriter, singer, performer and her whole look is more interesting than a lot of the contemporary urban pop singers out today. No matter how hard Beyonce/her team of writers/her entire camp try to make her “edgy” at the end of the day you can’t fake the edge. Keri’s got it, Bey does not. It’s just too bad she never was able to truly escape the urban box and make it into the more lucrative, mainstream field.

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    GSF Replied:

    oops…excuse all the typos. I pressed submit before even looking it over. oh well…maybe next time

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    Realest Replied:

    Studio vocalist, she’s not a SANGER and that is why her records work better for other people. She is talented. But a singer/vocal moment and a true organic talent filled, live show is going to be from beyonce.. Not from Keri. She will give u a cute hook and verse and that’s it. Female Neyo

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    Royalkev Replied:

    You “hate name-dropping other artist(s)”, yet it seems you were only stuck on one! Bey must be doing a lot of things right because her name was all throughout your comment on a post “that don’t pertain” to Bey.

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    Vee Replied:

    You people complain about Keri not getting her shine but then you are the ones who bring up Beyoncé in Keris post. Tf outta here.

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    credits Replied:

    @GSF I see no lies. Your comment is on point. Keri’s got it!

    @realest, did you just call ne-yo a studio singer? Think that comment through again.

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  • April 6, 2014 at 4:14 am
    KING RIH says:
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    say what you want about her, but her albums are always on point… musically

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  • April 6, 2014 at 8:17 am
    Mark111 says:
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    Gotta respect songwriters.

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  • April 6, 2014 at 8:19 am
    ENOUGH ONIKA (NEW & IMPROVED) says:
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    I pulled out my old iPod touch yesterday and her debut album was the first thing to pop up when I turned it on. Keri’s first album was one of the best urban pop records of the last decade, and even now. The album had awesome songs, vocals, promo and even had a clear and concise concept to it. She set that album up perfectly. People just hated her JUST to hate her. I’m here for her return.

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  • April 6, 2014 at 9:20 am
    Judy,Ella,Mahailia,&Billie> your basic fave says:
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    Underrated? Looking at these comments maybe shes a little overrated.
    Keri’s albums are always full of fillers and mediocre songs, with an excellent song or two thrown in the mix,much like most albums are today.
    In a Perfect World was just as forgetful as almost every other R&B album of 2009 and No boys allowed is in the same boat.
    I like her singles but to date there is not one album of Keri’s that is great,unless mediocre is just your main taste in music.

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    she ain't no damn overratted Replied:

    ok preach !!!!!

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  • April 6, 2014 at 10:26 am
    Navy Commander(AUBRIH) says:
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    I never listened to any of her albums before. The Only song I know is pretty girl rock

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  • April 6, 2014 at 12:40 pm
    Chadin says:
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    I am Thai. Not many people know her in my country. I think most of her songs are mediocre songs and forgettable. I mean I have simple and ordinary ear and taste in music. I heard all her songs in the first and second album. I think most of her songs were not well-produced. They lack something smoothness, flow, and something appealing. But her voice has character and has potential to become big. She is needing good, well-produced, just good songs. And yes her songs are always BUSY to my ear. It’s hard to listen to.

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  • April 6, 2014 at 1:13 pm
    C-mo says:
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    Yas! So excited! Love Jim Johnson!

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  • April 6, 2014 at 2:54 pm
    she ain't no damn overratted says:
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    keri hilson is a great songwriter an artist….im not sure but she can write check out this song she wrote for a group

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  • April 6, 2014 at 2:56 pm
    she ain't no damn underratted says:
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    keri hilson is a great songwriter an artist….im not sure but she can write check out this song she wrote for a group

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  • April 6, 2014 at 3:32 pm
    Keri Krew Kween says:
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    I have a feeling that this album will take it to the next level musically for her. She’ll need some serious promo to pull big numbers after such a long hiatus but at this point I care about how this album will sound more then that. I agree with the comments above, she is underrated and gets hate for no reason. Her debut album was pure fire! I still bump it to date. I’m ready for her to come back. The timing is right, R&B is making a return. Keri can definitely be apart of that.

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  • April 6, 2014 at 4:29 pm
    FutureCIARA says:
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    Ill give her another shot, her albums have been enjoyable…

    but she better work for it

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