September 19, 2019 

By Lauren Floyd 

Contributing Writer 

 

Each year, the Taste of Soul Hyundai Experience gets bigger and better and this year’s “We Are One” Hyundai Experience will be no different with a lineup packed with some of your favorite artists. Taste of Soul 2019 sponsor Hyundai just announced their exciting lineup for the Hyundai Sound Stage which includes Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Keri Hilson.

 

The “Pretty Girl Rock,” singer is a Georgia native who got her start in the music industry working with producer Anthony Dent as a songwriter and backup vocalist for artists like Usher, Ludacris, Kelly Rowland, Toni Braxton and Ciara. The talented songwriter is credited on several hits from the past two decades including Mary J. Blidge’s “Take Me as I Am” (2006), Omarion’s “Ice Box” (2006), Ciara’s “Like a Boy” (2006), Ludacris’ “Runaway Love” (2006) and her 2009 hit “Knock You Down” featuring Kanye West and Ne-Yo, just to name a few. 

 

Besides her career in entertainment, Hilson contributes to many philanthropic efforts and projects including Fashion Against AIDS, DoSomething.org, and the It Gets Better Project, amongst several other charities and initiatives. She most recently took to her social media accounts to urge her followers to contribute to Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas. It’s only right that an entertainer with deep passion for the community would join the Hyundai “We Are One” Experience which celebrates and encourages togetherness, tolerance and service in the community.

 

After a hiatus from the industry, Hilson announced her return to the music scene on the 10th anniversary of her first album In A Perfect World which debuted at no. 1 on Billboard’s R&B and Hip Hop Album Chart. In a Twitter post earlier this year, Hilson announced she would be coming back with new music this summer. “I didn’t mean to be gone so long, I only needed my real world to be perfect…it is now. Thank you for your patience. The wait is over,” said Hilson on Twitter.

 

On Monday, Hilson sent an update to fans who are awaiting her new album. “I don’t share much but I’m working my ass off to get you this project. Turns out I’ll be a tad behind Summer, but we’re almost there!!” she wrote.

 

Now, all of you Keri Hilson fans that have long awaited new music from the R&B songstress, can get your fix at the 2019 Taste of Soul Family Festival, presented by Bakewell Media. Hilson is set to take the Hyundai Sound Stage along with other hot performances by Dru Hill, EU f/ Sugar Bear, DJ Mal-Ski & Friends and Doug E Fresh who is will also be hosting the Sound Stage. The headliner of the Hyundai Sound Stage has yet to be announced, but the Crenshaw community is already buzzing about what other big names are coming to Taste of Soul this year.

 

Taste of Soul 2019 is Saturday October 19, 2019. For more information on entertainment, food and more, visit tasteofsoul.org and stay up to date on all Taste of Soul news, including the Hyundai Sound Stage lineup, by downloading the Taste of Soul app and by following @TasteofSoulLA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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