Missy Elliott is formally the most well liked ’round.
The “Get Ur Freak On” artist made history Saturday, turning into the first feminine hip-hop artist to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
The official announcement was made on “CBS This Morning,” which featured Hall of Fame Chairman Nile Rodgers. Elliott can also be the third rapper to be inducted.
“It’s superb. To me, it’s necessary to have equality. I’ve written with a number of ladies songwriters, but not almost sufficient. That’s type of my secret objective — I need to have extra ladies songwriters,” Rodgers stated on air, adding that Elliott was “one in every of my favourite writers of all time.”
Elliott shared her pleasure on Twitter by congratulating the other inducted songwriters, who are Dallas Austin, Tom T. Hall, John Prine, Jack Tempchin and Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens).
“I AM SO HUMBLY GRATEFUL to now be inducted,” Elliot tweeted.
The Corridor of Fame’s 50th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner is scheduled for June 13 in New York.
‘A groundbreaking solo celebrity’
The Songwriters Corridor of Fame web site described Elliott as “one of the vital female artists in modern music history” who’s a “groundbreaking solo celebrity.”
A Portsmouth, Virginia, native, Elliott’s debut album, “Supa Dupa Fly,” was launched in 1997, the Corridor of Fame stated. The album was licensed platinum by the Recording Business Association of America and spawned the singles “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly),” “Sock It 2 Me,” “Hit Em Wit Da Hee” and “Beep Me 911.”
Her third album, “Miss E…So Addictive,” launched in 2001, noticed the release of the hit “Get Ur Freak On.” The music gained Elliott her first Grammy for greatest rap solo efficiency.
The music “Work It,” featured on Elliott’s fourth album “Beneath Development,” made history by spending 10 weeks at the No. 2 spot on Billboard’s Scorching one hundred, in response to the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Elliott has an extended listing of songwriter credits, the Corridor of Fame says, that embrace songs for Whitney Houston, Mary J. Blige, Aaliyah and Jennifer Hudson.
She additionally performed at Tremendous Bowl XLIX in 2015 and teamed up with other female artists for the music “This Is For My Women” as a part of Michelle Obama’s Let Women Study initiative.