Yesss!! Missy Elliott Makes History as the First Female Rapper to be Nominated for the 2019 Songwriter’s Hall of Fame

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Well deserved!

Music genius Missy Elliott is the first female rapper to be nominated for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame. Elliott is best known for her eclectic sound and style. She is also a songwriter and producer who have crafted a plethora of songs for some our favorite music talents like Aaliyah, Whitney Houston and Beyonce.

The organization announced the full list of nominees and along with Elliott.  Some of the big names include Vince Gill and Mariah Carey.  If she is inducted, she will become the third rapper following Jermaine Dupri and Jay-Z.

Elliott shared her excitement on Twitter. She tweeted:

“I am humbly grateful to be nominated with so many other AMAZING writers.”

Check out the list for ‘Performing Songwriters’ below.

Mariah Carey (“Vision Of Love,” “One Sweet Day”)

Jimmy Cliff (“The Harder They Come,” “Many Rivers To Cross “)

Missy Elliott (“Get Ur Freak On,” “Work It”)

Vince Gill (“Don’t Let Our Love Start Slippin’ Away,” “I Still Believe In You”)

Chrissie Hynde (“Brass in Pocket,” “I’ll Stand By You”)

Tommy James (“Crimson And Clover,” “Crystal Blue Persuasion”)

Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart (“Here Comes The Rain Again,” “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)”)

Mike Love (“California Girls,” “Good Vibrations”)

Jeff Lynne (“Evil Woman,” “Mr. Blue Sky”)

Lloyd Price (“Personality,” “I’m Gonna Get Married”)

John Prine (“Angel From Montgomery,” “Paradise”)

Cat Stevens a.k.a. Yusuf Islam (“The First Cut Is The Deepest,” “Wild World”)