Keri aka "1st Lady" was born in Miami, Florida, United States of America. She is german-american and has 2 brothers and 2 sisters. She began writing and producing her music at the age of 12. She was usually always shy about her music but when she met Jay(being in the music industry) and mp3.com, she took his advice and signed up for soundclick.com. The first single to hit the internet waves was "Passed me by"in December of ' 03.