Missy Elliott inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame

Elliott is the primary feminine rapper to be nominated and inducted.

Missy Elliott has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Elliott is the primary feminine rapper to be inducted. In 2017, Jay-Z turned the primary rapper to be inducted.

This 12 months’s spherical of inductees is the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s first since Nile Rodgers turned chairman of the group. “The 2019 slate of inductees represents variety and unity throughout genres and gender, highlighting our devoted mission to honor music creators who’ve enriched our lives,” Rodgers stated in a press release.

A songwriter qualifies for induction 20 years after the primary industrial launch of a track. Missy Elliott scored a prime 5 hit with ‘Hot Boyz’ in 1999.

Other artists on this 12 months’s induction class embody producer Dallas Austin (Brandy & Monica’s ‘The Boy Is Mine,’ TLC’s ‘Creep’) and Yusuf / Cat Stevens.

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