Legend! Missy Elliott Becomes First Female Rapper Ever To Be Nominated For The Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Posted November 7, 2018

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Missy Elliott hasn’t released new music in quite some time but the legendary Hip Hop titan has just scored a major feat in her long standing and iconic career.

The rapper/singer/songwriter has just become the first female rapper ever to be nominated for induction into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame, according to the Associated Press as announced on Wednesday (Nov. 7).

Missy is now just the third rapper overall to be nominated, after Jay-Z and Jermaine Dupri. Songwriters are eligible for induction after writing hit songs for at least 20 years and after penning and producing hits for everyone from Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Beyonce, Ciara and many more, the nomination is long overdue.

Missy took to social media following the announcement.

via AP:

Joining Elliott as performing nominees are Mariah Carey, Chrissie Hynde, Vince Gill, Mike Love, Jimmy Cliff, Jeff Lynne, Cat Stevens, John Prine, Lloyd Price, Tommy James and the Eurythmics (Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart).

Non-performing nominees are Jack Tempchin, Dean Dillon, Jerry Fuller, Tom T. Hall, Roger Nichols and Dallas Austin, who wrote hits for TLC, Madonna, Monica, Pink and Boyz II Men.

Nominated non-performing songwriting duos include P.F. Sloan and Steve Barri, Russell Brown and the late Irwin Levine, musical theater writers Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore, Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham, Bobby Hart and the late Tommy Boyce.

Six songwriters, or songwriting groups, will be officially inducted at the Hall’s 50th annual Induction & Awards Gala in New York on June 13, 2019. Eligible members can vote for three non-performing songwriters and three performing songwriters until Dec. 17.

Congrats Missy! the announcement comes just weeks after Missy teased that her new album will be arriving in 2019. Looks like it will be a big year for her return.

It’s been 14 long years since Missy Elliott released her last studio album--2005’s 'The Cookbook'
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