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Soulja Boy soldiers on at No. 1

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Soulja Boy's "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" is the No. 1 song on the U.S. record sales charts for the fifth non-consecutive week, Billboard.com said Thursday.

Soulja Boy maintains No. 1 spot on charts

LOS ANGELES , Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Soulja Boy's "Crank That" soldiers on as the No. 1 song on the U.S. record sales charts for the second week in a row, Billboard.com said Thursday.

Soulja Boy reclaims No. 1 spot on charts

LOS ANGELES , Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Soulja Boy's single "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" has toppled Kanye West's "Stronger" from the No. 1 spot at the top of the Billboard Hot 100.

Kanye’s ‘Stronger’ tops U.S. record charts

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Kanye West’s single, "Stronger," has topped the latest U.S. record charts, bumping Soulja Boy's "Crank That" out of the No. 1 spot it held last week.

'Crank That' tops Billboard Hot 100

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Soulja Boy's new single "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" has begun a second week at the top of the U.S. record charts, Billboard.com reported Thursday.

Soulja Boy tops U.S. record charts

NEW YORK, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Teen rapper/producer Soulja Boy topped the U.S. record charts with his debut single, "Crank that (Soulja Boy)," Billboard.com said Thursday.

Fergie scores third No. 1 single

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Fergie earned her third No. 1 from "The Dutchess" as "Big Girls Don't Cry" moved into the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart of U.S. singles sales.

No shift in top four Hot 100 singles

NEW YORK, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- The top four spots of Billboard's Hot 100 chart of U.S. singles sales stayed the same, led by Sean Kingston's Beautiful Girls" fourth straight week as No. 1.

'Beautiful Girls' remains No. 1

NEW YORK, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Sean Kingston's "Beautiful Girls" didn't move from its No. 1 perch atop the Billboard Hot 100 of U.S. singles sales for the third straight week.

'Beautiful Girls' remains No. 1 single

NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- "Beautiful Girls" remained beautiful for singer Sean Kingston for a second straight week atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart of U.S. singles sales.

'Beautiful Girls' is beautiful as No. 1

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- R&B newcomer Sean Kingston moved to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart of U.S. singles sales as "Beautiful Girls" zoomed to No.1 from No. 23.

'Hey There Delilah' remains top single

NEW YORK, July 26 (UPI) -- Plain White T's remained atop the Billboard Hot 100 for U.S. singles sales for a second consecutive week with the hit "Hey There Delilah."

Plain White T's unseats Rihanna at No. 1

NEW YORK, July 19 (UPI) -- Plain White T's steadily climbing "Hey There Delilah" moved to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart of U.S. singles sales, displacing Rihanna's "Umbrella."

'Umbrella' Billboard No.1 for seventh week

NEW YORK, July 12 (UPI) -- Nothing seems to be raining on Rihanna's parade as "Umbrella" remained atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart of U.S. singles sales for the seventh consecutive week.
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Keri Hilson
Keri Hilson performs in concert during the Y100 Jingle Ball Show at the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida on December 15, 2007. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)
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Keri Lynn Hilson (born December 5, 1982) is an American R&B recording artist and songwriter. Born and raised in Decatur, Georgia, Hilson made herself a name as a songwriter, penning tracks for several artists in the mid-2000s as part of the five-person production/songwriting team known as The Clutch. In 2006, she signed a recording contract with Timbaland's label, Mosley Music.

Hilson released her debut studio album, In a Perfect World... in March 2009, which peaked within the top five of the Billboard 200 albums chart and featured the hit singles "Knock You Down" and "Turnin Me On". The album reached number one on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and was eventually certified gold. Hilson earned two Grammy Award nominations for the album including Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "Knock You Down", which features Kanye West and Ne-Yo. A reissue of the album, included previously unreleased songs such as "I Like". The song became Hilson's first number one hit in Germany and certified platinum there. As a prominent guest vocalist in both the contemporary R&B and hip hop genres, Hilson has been featured on over a dozen singles by other artists, including the number-one hit single "The Way I Are" with Timbaland.

Hilson was born in Decatur, Georgia. She attended Tucker High School in Tucker, Georgia. At the age of 12, Hilson began piano and singing lessons. During her mid to late teens, Hilson began her career as a songwriter and background vocalist, working under producer Anthony Dent. After trying and failing with two girl groups, Pretty Toni and D'Sign, Hilson enrolled at Oxford College of Emory University in Atlanta while still pursing a music career. Hilson cites Janet Jackson as a major influence in her career.

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