Missy Elliott Becomes First Female Rapper Inducted Into Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Missy Elliott has become the first female rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Elliott was inducted at the organization’s 50th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City on Thursday along with other music titans – Dallas Austin, Tom T. Hall, John Prine, Jack Tempchin and Yusuf / Cat Stevens.

SHOF Chairman Nile Rodgers said these are writers who in their time literally transformed music and helped make what’s happening today possible.

One of the most significant female artists in contemporary music history, Elliott is a groundbreaking solo superstar, pioneering songwriter-producer, and across-the-board cultural icon.

The five-time Grammy Award winner with nominations spanning three decades is estimated to have collected U.S. sales in excess of $30 million.

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