Missy Elliot First Female Rapper To Be Nominated For Songwriters Hall of Fame

Contributed by Shawna Mizelle

Singer, songwriter and producer Missy Elliot is getting the credit she has long deserved. Elliot who has written hit songs for artist like Janet Jackson and Whitney Houston has been nominated for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Since emerging in the 90’s Elliot proved to posses an eclectic sound and style that would easily separate her from others for years to come. Elliot has been a trailblazer in the music industry with the unforgettable videos and body positivity she incorporates into her music. She continues to break down barriers for women with her Hall of Fame nomination. Missy Elliot is the first female rapper to be nominated for the Songwriters Hall of Fame. 

Missy Elliot shared her reaction to the news via Instagram. She wrote,

“I am so HUMBLY GRATEFUL to be nominated with so many AMAZING writer & I send a CONGRATULATIONS to all the other nominees also.”


Other artists nominated for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame include Mariah Carey, Vince Gill, Jimmy Cliff, Lloyd Price, Dallas Austin, and more.

The elected nominees will be inducted at the Annual Induction And Awards Gala on June 13, 2019, in New York City.

Part of the mission for the Songwriters Hall of Fame ‘is to preserve, honor and celebrate the legacy of the great songwriters whose work has enriched the world’s culture.’ In my opinion, Missy Elliot encompasses their mission perfectly.


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