Missy Elliot has just joined JAY-Z and Jermaine Dupri‘s 2017 as the third rapper to enter the Songwriters Hall of Fame. For those that don’t know, Missy Elliott began her career in the early ’90s with all-female R&B group Sista and childhood friend Timbaland on production. After splitting from Jodeci’s DeVante Swing and his Swing Mob collective, Elliot and Timbaland worked together as a songwriting and production team for SWV, 702, Total and Aaliyah, among many other artists. During this time, Missy dropped her debut album Supa Dupa Fly which shot here to super stardom because of her artistic approach. She has since won about four Grammy Awards, sold over 30 million records which also made her the best-selling female rapper in Nielsen Music history.
The new class of songwriters will be inducted on June 13 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.