Missy Elliott has been nominated for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Elliott is the first female rapper to be nominated. If she is inducted, she will be the third rapper to receive the honor, according to The Associated Press. Jay-Z and Jermaine Dupri were hip-hop’s first inductees.
The “Lose Control” rapper tweeted she was “humbly grateful to be nominated” on Wednesday.
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
In addition to her discography, Misdemeanor is responsible for a bevy of bops including “1,2 Step” by Ciara, Monica’s “So Gone” and “If Your Girl Only Knew” by the late Aaliyah.
In 2016, she told the AP she believes her gender is why some folks don’t respect her way with words.
“A lot of people don’t know a lot of records that I’ve written or produced, so that’s a highlight for me as a woman,” Elliott said. “I always said if a man would have done half the records that I’ve done we would know about it. But we don’t know all the records I’ve done for other artists.”
Other 2019 nominees include Mariah Carey and Dallas Austin.
Voting will continue until December 17, and winners will be inducted at a gala in June 2019.
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