Missy Elliott Just Received A Huge Honor

Brunilde Fioravanti
Gennaio 14, 2019

Missy Elliott will become the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame for her extensive catalog of hits.

Missy Elliott performs her chart-topping hits at the Yellow Ball, hosted by American Express and Pharrell Williams, at the Brooklyn Museum on September 10, 2018 on September 10, 2018 in New York, New York.

The organization announced the new group of inductees Saturday.

Elliott, the mistress of hip-hop behind albums like Under Construction (2002), This Is Not a Test (2003), and The Cookbook (2005), joins 2019's class of inductees, which includes British singing legend Cat Stevens (a.k.a. Yusuf), John Prine, Tom T. Hall (Johnny Cash's "all-time favorite songwriter" ), Dallas Austin, and Jack Tempchin.

"The first thing you need to know is it's about the song, the second thing you need to know is it's about the song, the third thing you need to know is it's about the song", says Nile Rodgers, Songwriters Hall of Fame Chairman. Throughout her nearly three-decade career, she has not only penned her own hits but has also written songs for Aaliyah, Whitney Houston, Beyonce, Jazmine Sullivan, Mariah Carey, Ciara and Janet Jackson. Songwriters are eligible for induction after writing hit songs for at least 20 years. Jay-Z holds the distinction of going in first, back in 2017.

Prine's inclusion is extra-special since he was nominated for this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but didn't make the cut.

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