Missy Elliott Is First Female MC Inducted Into Songwriters HOF

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Missy Elliott simply made historical past.

On Saturday (Jan. 12), the Virginia entertainer turned the primary feminine rap artist inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, stories CBS News. Others inducted into the 2019 class will likely be Yusuf Islam, John Prine, Tom T. Hall, Dallas Austin and Jack Tempchin.

Elliott is barely the third rapper to be given the glory. Last June, Jermaine Dupri was inducted into the Hall. Jay-Z was the primary rapper within the SHOF's 50-year historical past to earn the glory in 2017.

Missy celebrated the celebrated honor on social media, noting how huge of a win it’s. "I wish to CONGRATULATE all of the AMAZING songwriters who’ve been inducted into the 2019 Song Writers Hall of Fame🙌🏾🙌🏾," she captioned a photograph of herself on Instagram. "Also those that had been nominated as a result of their physique of labor is AMAZING🙌🏾 I AM SO HUMBLY GRATEFUL & crying tears of Joy to now be inducted additionally thanks God🙏🏾 and I really like all of you a lot!"

Missy's induction is effectively deserved. Aside from penning platinum hits for herself, she has additionally written songs for the likes of Aaliyah, Beyoncé, Ciara, Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige and extra. She is presently engaged on her first album in 14 years.

Last October, she tweeted, "For so lengthy I used to be hesitant to place out music in worry no 1 would get it as a result of individuals stated music has modified & my sound been so totally different however NOW IM LIKE hey‍♀️ bump it make music that feels good to me let me Get y’all asses dancing once more."

Her final launch was the 2005 LP Cookbook.