For over 20 years Missy Elliot has been one of the most influential artists of this generation and the not so secret sauce behind hits from 702, Beyoncé, Janet Jackson and countless others.
And after being announced as a nominee in November, Portsmouth, Va. Native officially introduced in Songwriters Hall of Fame.
She enters a group that includes the TLC architect Dallas Austin (Monica's "Do not Take It Personal (just one of those days)", TLC's "Creep"), Tom T. Hall, John Prine, Yusuf / Cat Stevens, and Jack Tempchin.
Missy took on Twitter to celebrate the deserved honor.
"I will CONGRATULATE all the great songwriters who have been introduced in the 2019 songwriters Hall of Fame," she tweeted. "Also those who were nominated because their work is amazing. I am so HUMBLY GRATFUL that now also be initiated. I [love] all of you."
The induction ceremony will take place on June 13 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.
And for the poor unfortunate souls who are not on Missy's comprehensive list of results they provided to deliver receipts:
One of the most significant female artists in contemporary music history is Missy Elliott a pioneering solo superstar, pioneering songwriter producer and cross-cultural culture icon. The five-hour GRAMMY® Award winner – with three decades of nomination – has achieved unprecedented success, including US sales of over 30 million. Missy's six study albums have each been RIAA platinum certified or better, marking her as the only female rapper to achieve the remarkable achievement.
While Missy racked up an absurd amount of prizes, acknowledges and records sales with her own music, she has always had to lend her pen to other established or thriving artists.
Missy's massive performance extends far beyond his own solo works, including countless guest performances on singles and remixes of a completely different range of musical artists. As one of the contemporary pop's final songwriters and producers, Elliot's star-tiered list of songwriting credits, including collaborations with Beyoncé ("Signs"), Whitney Houston ("In my business"), Ciara ("One Two Step"), Monica ( "So Gone"), Destiny's Child ("Confessions"), SWV ("We Can"), Fantasia ("Free Yourself" and "Bump What Your Friends Say"), Mary J Blige), Aaliyah, "Jennifer Hudson (" I'm His Only Woman "), Nicole Wray (" One in a Million "," If Only Your Girl Knower "and" Hot Like Fire "), Tweet (" Do It Hot "), Mya (" My love is like Whoa ", Total (" What about us "and" Trippin ") and 702 (" Where my girls on? "And" Stello ") among others.
And of course, Twitter was quickly burning her with confetti:
With its induction Missy becomes not only the first female h IP-hop artist to be introduced, but only the third rapper in the Songwriters Hall of Fame's nearly 50-year history to do so.
Supa Dupa Fly actually.
Everyone hails the queen.