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June 13, 2019

Music should be your escape.” Missy Elliot

Missy Elliott is inducted to the Songwriters Hall of Fame, becoming the first female rapper to receive this honor

Missy Elliot was born July 1, 1971 is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. She embarked on her music career with R&Bgirl group Sista in the early-mid 1990s and later became a member of the Swing Mob collective along with childhood friend and longtime collaborator Timbaland, with whom she worked on projects for American R&B acts Aaliyah, 702, Total, and SWV. Following several collaborations and guest appearances, she launched her solo career on July 15, 1997 with her debut album Supa Dupa Fly, which spawned the top 20 single “Sock It 2 Me”. The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, the highest charting debut for a female rapper at the time.

In 2020, Billboard ranked her at number five on the 100 Greatest Music Video Artists of All Time.

Missy Elliott is also the only female rapper to have all six studio albums go platinum.

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“And basically I always said when I was little that if I ever became successful or a celebrity, I would buy her this huge house and she would never have to work anymore. And I’ve done that. So I feel happy about doing that.” Missy Elliot

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