– WWE has announced that R&B singer Keri Hilson will be singing “America The Beautiful” at WrestleMania 27 from Atlanta, Georgia, her home state. Here’s WWE’s announcement:
“Pretty Girl Rock’s” Keri Hilson to Perform at WrestleMania XXVII
STAMFORD, Conn., March 25, 2011 – Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum recording artist Keri Hilson will perform “America the Beautiful” kicking-off WrestleMania XXVII live on pay-per-view Sunday, April 3 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Hilson joins a renowned list of legendary artists that includes Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Reba McIntyre, John Legend and Ashanti who have opened the annual pop-culture extravaganza.
The chart topping singer and Decatur, GA. native Keri Hilson is no stranger to the belting out hits as she recently performed her number one song “Pretty Girl Rock” (produced by Ne-Yo) on national television shows such as the Today Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Late Show with David Letterman, and Lopez Tonight. Coming off her sophomore album “No Boys Allowed,” Hilson’s garnered choice reviews in the New York Times, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal to name a few. Her RIAA Gold Certified debut album “In A Perfect World” spawned number one hits including “Turning Me On” featuring Lil’Wayne and “Knock You Down” featuring Kanye West and Ne-Yo. The singer has scored critical acclaim winning awards and nominations from The Grammy’s, The American Music Awards, BET Awards, NAACP Image Awards, MOBO Awards and Soul Train Awards.
– Actor Drew Carey will be appearing on TBS’ The Lopez Show on April 5th, just a few days after he is inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
– Stan sent word that this past Thursday’s episode of WWE Superstars had 27 minutes and 34 seconds of in-ring action, up from the previous week’s 20 minutes and 4 seconds.