Missy Elliott To Receive Honorary Doctorate From Berklee College Of Music

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Boston, MA – Missy Elliott will change into the primary feminine Hip Hop artist inducted into the Songwriters Hall Fame in June when the annual ceremony goes down in New York City.

Ahead the momentous event, the celebrated Hip Hop legend will even obtain an honorary doctorate from the distinguished Berklee College Music alongside pop royalty Justin Timberlake and conductor Alex Lacamoire.

Berklee College Of Music introduced the information Twitter on Tuesday (March 12).

According to the school’s website, Berklee President Roger H. Brown will current Elliott — a 5x-Grammy Award winner with nominations spanning three many years — Lacamoire and Timberlake with honorary Doctor Music levels at Berklee College Music’s graduation ceremony on May 11 at Boston University’s 7,000-seat Agganis Arena.

This 12 months’s honorary doctorate recipients are being acknowledged for his or her “achievements and influences in music and for his or her enduring international influence.”

Past recipients embody Duke Ellington, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, B.B. King, George Clinton and Nile Rodgers.