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Missy Elliott Celebrates Being Nominated for the Songwriters Hall

Posted on November 7th, 2018
by
Derêka K. Bennett


Missy Elliott, one of rap’s greatest MCee’s, songwriter and producer is one of the nominees for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Elliott is the first female rapper nominated for the prestigious prize and could become the third rapper to enter the organization following Jay-Z and Jermaine Dupri.

Joining Elliott as performing nominees are Mariah Carey, Chrissie Hynde, Vince Gill, Mike Love, Jimmy Cliff, Jeff Lynne, Cat Stevens, John Prine, Lloyd Price, Tommy James and the Eurythmics (Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart). Other nominees that won’t be performing include Jack Tempchin, Dean Dillon, Jerry Fuller, Tom T. Hall, Roger Nichols and Dallas Austin.

Songwriters are eligible for induction after writing hit songs for at least 20 years.

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