missy elliott super bowl

Yes, Katy Perry’s Super Bowl halftime show looked like an even scarier version of Channing Tatum’s hallucination in 22 Jump Street, but credit where credit’s due: she broke off a slice of the biggest show on Earth to let one of hip-hop’s true legends, Missy Elliott, rock out (and subsequently steal the show with a medley of decade-old hits that clearly still ring out today).

Miss Info: Hold up! Before you bow down to Missy’s freshly-reinstated greatness…here’s a little #MissInfoExclusive ; ) We heard an unreleased remix from Diplo and Skrillex (aka Jack U) of their massive pop/dance hit “Take U There” but this one featured two incredible verses from our girl Missy Elliott, not just spittin’ in high heeheeheeheehaw form, but also giving up a little buttery “Hot Boys” melody too. We’re as ready for this Missy renaissance as the rest of the world…and even though this collabo was recorded before all the Super Bowl hype, it would just in time to catch the wave. Hope to be able to share the remix with you guys soon!

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It’s perhaps outside of the University of Phoenix Stadium where Missy’s brief yet memorable performance is really paying dividend. Within hours of her set, fans rushed to iTunes to buy Missy’s songs and albums, catapulting her back into the charts. As of 4pm EST, “Work It” (#4), “Get Your Freak On” (#5) and “Lose Control” (#7) — the three songs she performed last night — all sit in the top 10 on the iTunes Singles Chart.

As for the iTunes Albums Chart, Missy’s 2001 LP Miss E…So Addictive has climbed to the 38th spot, followed by Under Construction at no. 58, The Cookbook at no. 77 and Supa Dupa Fly at no. 118. Missy has also been on heavy rotation on Spotify since last night, with streams for “Lose Control” up 1,396%, “Get Your Freak On” up 922% and “Work It” up 866%.

The best part? She’s still the same humble, down-to-Earth person she’s always been — even if most kids never knew who she was before last night.


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