One of the biggest female rappers of her time, Missy Elliott, has been nominated for entry into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. She's the first female rapper nominated for this wonderful honour.
2019's list of nominees for the Songwriters Hall of Fame has been announced, and it sees the name of the first ever female rapper on it.
Missy Elliott has been a fantastic and much-appreciated rapper and songwriter for years, and her nomination comes as no surprise to her fans.
A report by TimesLIVE indicates that Missy is only the 3rd rapper to ever be nominated - before her, it was Jermaine Dupri and Jay-Z.
Of all the nominees, only 6 artists will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on 13 June 2019. Other nominees include Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics, Mariah Carey, Mike Love of the Beach Boys, and Cat Stevens aka Yusuf Islam.
Missy has previously worked with artists like Janet Jackson and Destiny's Child and was top female hip-hop album seller of the early 2000s.
She took to social media to express her joy at being nominated:
I am humbly grateful to be nominated with so many other amazing writers. Congratulations to all of them also.
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