Missy Elliott Becomes First Female Rapper Nominated For Songwriters Hall of Fame

New York, NY – Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott is breaking historical past by turning into the primary feminine rapper to be nominated for the celebrated 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame award, the Associated Press experiences.

After churning out Hip Hop and Pop hits such because the Hot 100 hit “Get Ur Freak On” and the traditional “Lady Marmalade” that includes Christina Aguilera, Pink, Lil Kim and Mya, which have lasted by the check of time, the Grammy Award-winning composer might additionally develop into the third rapper to be awarded the illustrious award. She will sit alongside the Hall’s earlier inductees JAY Z and Jermaine Dupri.

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Missy introduced the information on her Twitter and congratulates the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s different nominees which embody Mariah Carey, TLC songwriter Dallas Austin in addition to Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics.

“I'm Humbly Grateful to be nominated with so many different AMAZING writers,” the VA-native wrote. “Congratulations to all of them additionally.”

On June 13, 2019, six songwriters shall be inducted on the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s 50th annual Induction & Awards Gala in New York City.

Songwriters are eligible for induction after writing hit songs for at the least 20 years. After turning into a member of Devante Swing’s Swing Mob within the early 90s, Missy has been a pressure within the music sport. After departing Swing Mob, she helped formulate the late Aaliyah and Ginuwine’s sound together with Timbaland. Over time, Missy would go on to work with Destiny’s Child, Whitney Houston and Ciara.

Missy pushed the boundaries of what it means to affect the tradition by the sound of music and modern visuals.