Missy Elliott has broken yet another record, this time for making history as the first female hip hop artist to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
The Supa Dupa Fly platinum-certified recording artist took to Twitter on Saturday to share her excitement with her fans:
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 to now be inducted also?? I ❤️you all? #SHOF2019 ✍? pic.twitter.com/6LRHFoeVz1
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) January 12, 2019
In an official press statement, the Hall of Fame committee described the rapper as “one of the most significant female artists in contemporary music history,” and will be honored for her extensive list of songwriting credits, which includes collaborations with Whitney Houston, Beyoncé, Ciara, Mary J Blige, Aaliyah and Jennifer Hudson.
Missy first turned heads with her breakthrough debut album, Supa Dupa Fly, released in 1997. The record was then followed by a string of hits including “Sock it 2 Me,” “Hit Em Wit Da Hee,” “Beep Me 911” and “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly).” Her Grammy-winning song “Get Ur Freak On,” according to the Hall of Fame, “redefined contemporary pop and hip hop.”
Joining Missy in the Class of 2019 are Dallas Austin, Tom T Hall, John Prine, Jack Tempchin, and Cat Stevens. The Hall of Fame’s 50th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner will take place June 13 in New York.
Relive “Get Your Freak On” below: