What Is Missy Elliott’s Net Worth and Is She the First Woman In the Songwriters Hall of Fame?

Hip-hop legend extraordinaire Missy Elliott is finally getting the recognition she deserves. The hitmaker behind classic bops like “Lose Control” and “Sock It 2 Me” was recently inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and we’ve honestly never been more thrilled.  Along with the rest her accolades, Elliott is still the only female rapper to have all six of albums go Platinum or better.

The Virginia native got her start in the music industry in the late ’80s when she formed the group, Sista. She would go on to hook up with her neighborhood friend, Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley. Together the pair would collaborate and create a stream of iconic hits like “Get Ur Freak On,” “Hot Boyz” as well as Aaliyah’s “Four Page Letter” and “One In A Million.”

Missy Elliott is worth $50 million

According to Celebrity Net Worth, the legendary music producer is worth $50 million. Along with her musical gifts, Elliott has also been a powerful presence and friend in the industry overall. One of her best friends, Janet Jackson –honored Elliott at Essence Magazine’s Black Women in Music gala in Feb. 2018. Jackson said, “I am so grateful for Missy’s beautiful soul. I am grateful for her creativity, her energy, grateful for her soaring inspiration. Grateful for how she’s cleared the way, the path, for new generations of young talent to follow.”

The Rythm Nation icon went on to note that, she was, “grateful for how Missy Elliott stood toe-to-toe with the guys, showing them that a woman can do it all.”

Missy Elliott is the first female rapper to be inducted in the Songwriters Hall of Fame

Though the five-time Grammy Award winner is not the first woman to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, she is the first female rapper to get the honor. SHOF Chairman Nile Rodgers announced Elliott’s induction saying, “The first thing you need to know is it’s about the song, the second thing you need to know is it’s about the song, the third thing you need to know is it’s about the song. The 2019 slate of inductees represents diversity and unity across genres and gender, highlighting our dedicated mission to honor music creators who have enriched our lives. These are writers who in their time literally transformed music and helped make what’s happening today possible.

Dallas Austin, Tom T. Hall, John Prine, Jack Tempchin, and Yusuf / Cat Stevens were also inducted in 2019. The ceremony is set to take place on June 13, 2019 in New York City.

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