Way Before That Hiatus From Music: 9 Big Songs You Probably Didn’t Know Keri Hilson Wrote

June 18, 2013 ‐ By Clarke Gail Baines


The last few years haven’t been the greatest for Keri Hilson when it comes to music. She hasn’t put out an album since 2010, and that last effort, No Boys Allowed, wasn’t necessarily album of the year caliber. And let’s be honest, people haven’t always been the nicest when talking about the singer, probably because of past allegations of ish talking when it comes to other big singers like Beyoncé and Ciara. But aside from all that, Hilson is really a talented artist, especially when it comes to her writing abilities.  In fact, she actually has helped write many hits for big names as a part of the writing team, The Clutch (which included Candice Clotiel “Gg” Nelson, Ezekiel “Zeke” Lewis, Patrick Michael “J. Que” Smith, and Balewa Muhammad) as well as on her own. So what songs have you been jamming to that she contributed to or wrote on her own? Let’s take a look and see shall we?

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  • Realityh03$Anonymous….ohwait

    Gimmie More was my song when Britney was going through her darker days… i STILL play that on full blast when i feel like hearing a good Britney song.

  • hbic_of_me

    Didn’t know she did Icebox and 4 minutes. Those are my songs! Much respect to Miss Keri, that is truly a talent.

  • kisstheringfool

    She and the dream need to stop trying to sing and go sit somewhere and write hits for other people

  • SexNdaCity

    I know right! That was my song when it came out. Britney just wasn’t ready for her comeback yet at that point.

  • Ms_Sunshine9898

    Stop the madness! she wrote all that?

  • original*ijs

    Keri can write, she just cant sing thats my issue! let me be specific, she cannot sing live. thats what i dnt like abt her. that is all

  • Missy

    Keri is a good artist..real artist. All this crap people try to say about her is crazy..She’s in her own lane and maneuvering quite well.

  • lis

    Big tunes

  • Fleurette McFleury

    Keri writing is your thing, DOMINATE!!

  • True Talent

    All this darn time I never knew that was Keri singing on Timbland’s Just the Way I are. I never watched the video but I sure listened to the song when it played a million times a day on many many stations. Much respect to Keri.

  • Nia

    I always laugh when people talk isht about her. She gets that behind the scenes money which is always longer than the out front money!

    • Suchalady

      Only the Rabid Beyonce stans hate her.

      • fireinside

        Right. But you see they didn’t put any of her Bey work on the list. Cuz we know Bey write ALL her own stuff. LOL

  • Yaya

    Seems like she should go back to writing.

  • Dicey Grenor

    Wow. I had no idea. Much respect to her.

  • rainydaze80

    except for runaway love, i’ve never heard of any of these 🙁

    • lis


    • fireinside

      LOL. Hilarious. These were all very popular songs. Most very mainstream. Grow a bit.

    • SexNdaCity

      Nothing wrong with that, but the majority of these songs were in fact very popular…

  • Tiffany

    I never realized that was Solange Knowles in the Ice Box video

    • hollyw

      …………….it was?!? *goes back through list*

  • Zettai

    Wow. I usually snooze on Keri as an artist, but this list is pretty interesting. With all of the autotuning and other voice-changing mechanics done in the studio nowadays I have a lot more respect for (most of) the behind-the-scenes folks rather than the singers. Some of my favorite jams are on the list!

  • yepisaidit

    Talented chick