Songwriter, producer and rapper Missy Elliott has been announced as one of the nominees for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame, having written hit songs for 20 years.
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.
According to Variety, joining the rapper as performing nominees are 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 Hall’s 50th annual Induction & Awards Gala in New York.
The Songwriters Hall of Fame honours those whose works represent and maintain the heritage and legacy of a spectrum of the most beloved songs from the world’s popular music songbook.