Hip-hop icon Missy Elliott has just been nominated for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Missy Elliott who has written for the likes of Beyonce, Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Destiny’s Child, Fantasia, Jazmine Sullivan, Whitney Houston, is the first female rapper nominated for the prestigious prize.
If she wins, she will be the third rapper to receive the prestigious honor following past inductees JAY-Z (2017) and Jermaine Dupri (2018).
Taking to Twitter, a grateful Missy reacted to the news. “i am Humbly Grateful to be nominated with so many other AMAZING writers🙏🏾 Congratulations to all of them also🙌🏾“
https://t.co/M5lXo80Oz2 i am Humbly Grateful to be nominated with so many other AMAZING writers🙏🏾 Congratulations to all of them also🙌🏾
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) November 7, 2018
Nominees for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame also include Mariah Carey, Chrissie Hynde, Vince Gill, Mike Love, Jimmy Cliff, Jeff Lynne, Cat Stevens, John Prine, Lloyd Price and more.
On June 13, 2019, six songwriters, or songwriting groups, will be officially inducted at the Hall’s 50th annual Induction & Awards Gala in New York.
Songwriters are eligible for induction after writing hit songs for at least 20 years.