Missy Elliott Becomes 1st Female Rapper To Be Inducted Into Songwriters Hall of Fame

Missy Elliott has created history by becoming the first female artist to be inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame.


Missy is one of the inductees at the prestigious annual Induction and Awards Dinner, which will celebrate its 50th edition at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York’s Times Square on June 13th. Dallas Austin, Tom T. Hall, John Prine, Jack Tempchin and Cat Stevens (a.k.a. Yusuf) are some of the other inductees at the event.

Missy has been known to be one of the most trend setting artists who created her own unique sound with hits like ‘The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)’, ‘Work It’, ‘Get Ur Freak On’ and more. She is the first female Hip-Hop artist in history to win this acclaim. Regarding this year’s inductees, SHOF chairman Nile Rodgers said, “The first thing you need to know is it’s about the song, the second thing you need to know is it’s about the song, the third thing you need to know is it’s about the song.

“That’s true now more than ever, so I’m very proud that in my first year as Chairman of the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame that we are recognizing some of the culturally most important songwriters of all time. The 2019 slate of inductees represents diversity and unity across genres and gender, highlighting our dedicated mission to honor music creators who have enriched our lives. These are writers who in their time literally transformed music and helped make what’s happening today possible.”

Missy reacted to the news on Twitter, writing, “I want to CONGRATULATE all the AMAZING songwriters who have been inducted into the 2019 “Song Writers Hall of Fame also those who were nominated because their body of work is AMAZING. I AM SO HUMBLY GRATEFUL to now be inducted also.”

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