Missy Elliott Just Became The First Female Rapper Nominated For Songwriters Hall Of Fame
She knows how to Work It, and now she's making history.
Missy Elliott has been nominated for the Songwriters Hall of Fame, making her the first ever female rapper to be even nominated for the 2019 honour.
If she is inducted into the Hall of Fame, it would also make her only the third rapper to do so in history, following Jermaine Dupri and Jay-Z.
The Associated Press was given a list of performing nominees earlier this week, which also includes Mariah Carey, Chrissie Hynde, Vince Gill, Mike Love, Jimmy Cliff, Jeff Lynne, Cat Stevens, John Prine, Lloyd Price, Tommy James and the Eurythmics.
There's also a handful of non-performing nominees and non-performing duos, out of which six songwriters or groups will be inducted mid-next year. It will mark the 50th annual Induction of the Songwriting Hall of Fame.
Elliott celebrated the news on Twitter, saying she was "humbly grateful" for the nom.
As Elliott also pointed out, songwriters or groups can only be inducted after writing smash hit songs for at least 20 years.
While churning out her own hits like "Where My Girls At" and "Work It", Elliott has also worked on songs for artists like Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige and Destiny's Child -- to name just a tiny few.
The Songwriters Hall of Fame's 50th annual Induction and Awards Gala will be held on June 13 next year in New York. Members will vote up until December 17 of this year ahead of the Gala.
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