Missy Elliott Nominated For Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Missy Elliott — who has written songs for some of the biggest names in music, including Beyoncé and Whitney Houston — has been nominated for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Elliott is the first female rapper to be nominated for the prestigious award.

She is up against 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), among others. 

Following the news, Elliott took to Twitter to express her excitement. "i am Humbly Grateful to be nominated with so many other AMAZING writers," she wrote. "Congratulations to all of them also."

If Elliott is inducted, she will be only the third rapper to enter the Hall of Fame, joining Jermaine Dupri and Jay-Z. 

Six songwriters will be officially inducted to the Hall of Fame at the 50th annual Induction & Awards Gala in New York City on June 13.

In addition to her solo hits like "Work It," "Get Ur Freak On," and "Lose Control," Elliott has collaborated with music legends from multiple genres. 

Original article by Peyton Blakemore at iHeartRadio