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Keri Hilson Dishes on Her Starstruck Moment & Celeb Crush

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Jan. 28 2010, Published 6:51 a.m. ET

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Keri Hilson is gearing up for music's biggest night, with two Grammy nominees for Best New Artist and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for the chart-topping hit "Knock You Down" featuring Kanye West and Ne-yo off her debut album In a Perfect World. The songwriter/songstress reveals exclusively to OK! who her celeb crush is and one stand-out starstruck moment.

While Keri reveals she does not have a specific type, her celeb crush is model Tyson Beckford.

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"He's cute," she tells OK!.

She admits that she doesn't want "that football player" type man.

"He would have to know God, and stimulate mentality," Keri says. "You don’t have to be a smart man, but I would want you to be wise and pertain to your stature of life, working towards something and I think that’s very manly."

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"There’s a difference between a boy and a man and you have to think about what you really want out of life," she continues.

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The R&B singer said she was starstruck after meeting the Jackson family.

"I met all of the Jacksons except Michael," Keri says. "I sang last year at the VMA awards/Jackson tribute and I sang "Who’s Loving You" and killed it and all the Jacksons came out, Joe , Katherine everybody and they were all smiling while I was singing and I was performing for them and it was a real starstruck moment and I was like this is crazy."

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