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Missy Elliot becomes first female rapper to be nominated for the Songwriters Hall of Fame

Jay-Z and Jermaine Dupri are two other rappers to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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Missy Elliot's Supa Dupa Fly  album makes her eligibile for a nomination into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

(AP)

Missy Elliot has become the first female rapper ever to be nominated in the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

The Associated Press (AP) confirms this on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. She could be the third rapper added to the organization joining recent inductees Jay-Z and Jermaine Dupri.

Missy Elliot feels honoured getting the recognition and shares her feelings in a tweet she posted today.

"I am Humbly Grateful to be nominated with so many other AMAZING writers Congratulations to all of them also."

Mariah Carey, Chrissie Hynde, Vince Gill, Mike Love, Jimmy Cliff, Jeff Lynne, Cat Stevens, John Prine, Lloyd Price, Tommy James and the Eurythmics and others, have been listed as performing nominees at the Hall’s 50th annual Induction & Awards Gala in New York on June 13, 2019.

Missy Elliot becomes first female rapper to be nominated for the Songwriters Hall of Fame play

Members of the Hall of Fame are expected to vote for three non-performing songwriters and three performing songwriters before Monday, December 17, 2018.

(Ebony Magazine)

 

Missy Elliot's nomination is as a result of fulfilling a demanding feature required for eligibility.

Songwriters considered for an entry into the hall of fame are often those who have been writing published songs for a period of 20 years.

The rapper's debut studio album "Supa Dupa Fly" which turned 20 in the year 2017, makes her eligible.

By Monday, December 17, 2018, members of the Hall of Fame will have voted for three non-performing songwriters and three performing songwriters to be revealed before the New York event.

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