Missy Elliott is set to receive an honor of a lifetime. After being nominated back in November of last year, the Virginia native will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The four-time GRAMMY Award winner leads the 2019 inductee class that includes Dallas Austin, John Prine, Tom T. Hall, Yusuf Islam and Jack Tempchin. “I want to CONGRATULATE all the AMAZING songwriters who have been inducted into the 2019 “Song Writers Hall of Fame🙌🏾🙌🏾 also those who were nominated because their body of work is AMAZING🙌🏾 I AM SO HUMBLY GRATEFUL & crying tears of Joy to now be inducted also thank you God🙏🏾 and I love all of you so much! I will forever be HUMBLED & GRATEFUL #SHOF2019 ✍🏾#VA,” said Missy in a post on Instagram.

Known for breaking barriers and going outside the norm with her music and music videos, Elliott becomes the first female hip-hop artist to achieve the accomplishment. Missy joins Jermaine Dupri (2018) and JAY-Z (2017), as the only hip-hop acts to be inducted. The 50th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame induction and awards dinner takes place on June 13 in New York City.

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