On Saturday (Jan. 12), Missy Elliott made history as the first female rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Missy Elliott is just the third rapper to enter into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, following Jay-Z who was the first in 2017 and Jermaine Dupri's 2018 inductions . Missy's induction is definitely well deserved.  Aside from writing Platinum hits for herself, Elliott has also lent her writing skills to artists like Beyonce, Ciara, Janet Jackson, Mary J Blige and to the late icons Whitney Houston and Aaliyah.

Other inductees for the 2019 class include Tom T. Hall, Jack Tempchin,  and Dallas Austin, the songwriter behind radio hits for TLC, Monica, Pink, Boyz II Men, Madonna and more.

This is an indeed a big win not only for Missy, but for hip hop and female artists.  The VA rapper recently celebrated this tremendous honor on her social media.

"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 and crying tears of joy to now be inducted. Also thank you to God and I love all of you so much. I will forever be HUMBLED & GRATEFUL #SHOF2019 #VA"


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