Anticipation of Keri Hilson’s Sophomore Album – Can she top the last album?

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Keri Hilson’s sophomore album, "No Boys Allowed," will be available on Dec. 21.

"No Boys Allowed" follows Hilson’s 2009 debut, "In A Perfect World," which has gone on to sell tk copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Soundscan, and spawned the hit singles "Turnin’ Me On" and "Knock You Down." It features production from Timbaland, Polow Da Don, Danja, Ne-Yo, Chuck Harmony, John Legend, Boi-1da and Stargate, among others, as well as guest spots from Kanye West, Rick Ross, J. Cole, Chris Brown and Nelly.

"It’s basically my way of saying ‘girl power,’" Hilson tells about the set’s title. "The album is about empowering women to be themselves and keep control of their confidence… It’s not about alienating men, it’s just about wanting to school them on what it takes to be considered a man as opposed to a boy."

by Mariel Concepcion, N.Y.