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

Published: Saturday 12th Jan 2019 by Sam

The Songwriters Hall Of Fame has announced its official class of 2019 and it’s led by the incomparable Missy Elliott.

Details below…

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Last Fall saw the shortlist unveiled for the coveted honor, with the rapper/singer/producer appearing alongside names such as Mariah Carey. 

Yet, with the ballots now tallied, its Elliott who nabbed a spot.

She’s  joined by fellow new entrants such as Dallas Austin, John Prine, Cat Stephens, and Jack Tempchin.

The move seems to cement the Hall’s commitment to being more inclusive of Urban pioneers; a drive that saw Jay-Z become the first rapper inducted in 2017 and hitmaker Jermaine Dupri included the year after.

Notably, Elliott is the first female rapper.

Speaking on the honor, Missy said:

“I want to CONGRATULATE all the AMAZING songwriters who have been inducted into the 2019 “Song Writers Hall of Fame 🙌🏾🙌🏾 also those who were nominated because their body of work is AMAZING. I AM SO HUMBLY GRATEFUL & crying tears of Joy to now be inducted also thank you God🙏🏾 and I love all of you so much! I will forever be HUMBLED & GRATEFUL #SHOF2019 ✍🏾”

The Hall’s new chairman Nile Rodgers hailed the 2019 class saying “we are recognizing some of the culturally most important songwriters of all time.”

He added:

“The 2019 slate of inductees represents diversity and unity across genres and gender, highlighting our dedicated mission to honor music creators who have enriched our lives. These are writers who in their time literally transformed music and helped make what’s happening today possible.” 

The 50th Annual Songwriters Hall Of Fame induction ceremony takes place June 13th at Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York’s Square.

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  1. OurP January 12, 2019

    Well overdue
    Congrats Missy ❤️

  2. Queen Missy 👸🏾 January 12, 2019

    Now to the REAL Queen!

  3. Haterz Gon‘ Hate January 12, 2019

    Now this is how a QUEEN carries herself and is worthy of the title. A DISCOGRAPHY THAT ILLUSTRATES ARTISTRY FOR DAYYYYYYYS 👑👑👑👑

  4. S.U.P.E.R.S.T.A.R.!. January 12, 2019

    So how many songs has she written? Does anyone know?

    • Queen Missy 👸🏾 January 12, 2019

      When you’ve had a career like Missy’s you lose count after the first 500 or so.

      • Haterz Gon‘ Hate January 12, 2019

        Right – what a lot of people don’t know is that apart from writing her her own albums she wrote hundreds of songs for others in from 90’s to 00’s. Her pen game is so strong.

  5. Gee January 12, 2019

    Definitely well deserved congratulations Missy.

  6. Sleigh 🛷 January 12, 2019

    Mariah was robbed

    • Queen Missy 👸🏾 January 12, 2019

      Funny Missy wrote for Mariah…💅🏿

      • Sleigh 🛷 January 12, 2019

        Missy wrote her own raps for a Mariah song but ok

      • Queen Missy 👸🏾 January 12, 2019

        YOU BETTER DO YA RESEARCH. BABYDOLL WRITTEN BY THE LEGEND THAT IS MELISSA ELLIOTT.

      • blanco January 13, 2019

        haha school them kids Queen Missy😎👌🏾

      • Lee January 13, 2019

        Babydoll wasn’t a real hit. Hell, Mimi wrote better stuff w/o trying. This was a pity induction.

      • Queen Missy 👸🏾 January 14, 2019

        The statement was Missy wrote a rap on a Mariah track. It was incorrect because the song did not have a rap on it. As far as it being a hit or not is subjective. I’m not going to get into Stan ish if YOU think she deserves this prestigious award or not because I’m not a voter and nor are you… Their peers seem to think so that’s why Missy who has shared her gift with multiple artists including your Fav’s fav. Mariah, amazing voice and pen game… wrote her own ish. Missy incredibly gifted artist… wrote for MANY artists including Mariah. Now have a many seats dear.

  7. Clayne January 12, 2019

    Yes yes YES

  8. DanYiel Iman January 12, 2019

    🗣”Congratulations Missy Elliott!!!🕺🏽💃🏽🎶

  9. KA January 12, 2019

    Well deserved!!!

  10. Liam January 12, 2019

    Congrats! It’s bout time plus she wrote some iconic hits in the 90s and early 00s for artists as well….🙏🏾 For new album 2019

  11. Mary Tassain January 12, 2019

    Missy is past due. So, finally justice has been served. Congratulation Missy, you very much deserve it.

  12. Gee January 12, 2019

    Correction kids Babydoll was partially written by MC herself and then she and Missy finished writing the song together.

    • Queen Missy 👸🏾 January 14, 2019

      Hun, just stop. Y’all let Missy have her things. The credits don’t say partially written by Missy (which is incorrect) If do your Googles you will see that Mimi call Missy to write a track and Mariah made some changes to the song because she said some of the lyrics she don’t think she could get away with such as “you can beep me 911”

    • Queen Missy 👸🏾 January 14, 2019

      “When I worked with Missy it was funny, because she wanted to put a line in that was like ‘something beeping me 911, and I’ll come quicker than the cops.’ I like that lyric, but for my song, it doesn’t work. So I tapered what she was doing, and she’d be like, ‘Mariah, come on, you don’t have to think about it so hard. Just write it. This sounds good.’ But I’m like, ‘You don’t understand. I get really criticized about this.’ People are gonna be like, ‘Who the hell does she think she is. Beep me 911.’ But I can’t get out of control and act like I’m suddenly somebody I’m not, but I’ve always been into urban music. I grew up in New York, listening to New York radio, and it continues to influence me and it always will.” – MTV News: September 17, 1997

      Do 👏🏽Your 👏🏽Googles👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

  13. thanosoftitan January 12, 2019

    “Music makes you lose control, music makes you lose control!”

    Congrats, Missy! Well deserved and long overdue.

  14. Olusheyi January 12, 2019

    She definitely deserves this. She is awesome

  15. Lmfao_Hoe January 12, 2019

    Aside her amazing songwriting her VISUALS ARE ALWAYS Perfection and still remain timeless

  16. Andy tan January 13, 2019

    She deserves it! But it’s not fair Mariah is not inducted together with her!

    • Queen Missy 👸🏾 January 14, 2019

      Think about it. 1 writes amazing songs for herself and one writes amazing for herself and has written for a ton of other people. This isn’t a popularity contest… it’s an impact based award. Missy has impacted her peers more than Mariah. Trust Mariah isn’t crying with her over half billion dollar net worth.

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