R&B/Pop singer Keri Hilson is rallying women on her eagerly awaited sophomore album No Boys Allowed set to release December 21st on Interscope/Zone 4/Mosley Music Group. As the follow up to her RIAA GOLD certified debut album In A Perfect World…,the Grammy nominated singer and new face of AVON will perform her newest single “Pretty Girl Rock” (produced by Ne-Yo) on Vh1 Divas Salute The Troops, NBC’s The Today Show and Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno and George Lopez Tonight. An ode to self confidence, the video for the single was shot by famed director Joseph Kahn (U2/Gwen Stefani) and has everyone from Perez Hilton to Billboard Magazine ecstatic about Keri’s tribute to women like Janet Jackson, Diana Ross and TLC that have rocked throughout the ages. Additionally, the video for her debut single “Breaking Point” (produced by Timbaland) has hit #1 on BET 106 & Park while becoming the #1 added record to Urban Radio after recently performing the song on BET’s Black Girls Rock. Recently seen at The American Music Awards, the songwriter also graces the current covers of both Vibe Magazine and Jones Magazine on stands now.
Executive produced by superproducers Timbaland and Polow Da Don, the new album features appearances by Kanye West, Chris Brown, Rick Ross, J-Cole and additional musical contributions by Timbaland, Polow Da Don, Danjahandz, Ne-Yo, John Legend, Boi1da, Stargate, Jerry Wonder and Chuck Harmony.
The album encompasses the past two years of Keri’s life, she’s gone from a hit songwriter responsible for hits by Britney Spears, Pussy Cat Dolls, Mary J. Blige, and Usher to a Grammy nominated singer with #1 songs under her own belt. Representing a myriad of sounds, the Timbaland–produced “Breaking Point” is a bluesy call to arms; the kind of song a woman listens to as she musters up the courage and conviction to leave a no-good relationship. Whilst on the other side of the spectrum, the raw and infectious “The Way You Love Me” feat. Rick Ross, produced by Polow Da Don is a club-thumping message to female empowerment. But that’s not to say Hilson’s music doesn’t speak to the fellas, “I write from a female perspective, but I’m also telling men what women are really thinking and feeling about them.”
“Keri’s intense focus on No Boys Allowed has been inspiring to both Timbaland and I, in and out of the studio. This will definitely be one of the best albums of 2010/2011,” says Polow Da Don, Co-Executive Producer of the album and Zone 4 President.
No Boys Allowed is a deeply personal project designed to bring women to their feet. The provocative title, is not what you may think, says Hilson. “It’s not about excluding men. It’s more about women understanding that there comes a time in your life when you want a man. A real man. A grown up. Not a boy. And that’s not a bad thing.”