Congratulations to Missy Elliott!
Pitchfork is reporting that rap icon has been announced as one of the nominees for this year’s Songwriters Hall of Fame, making her the first female rapper to make the prestigious list.
Other stars who were nominated alongside Missy include Mariah Carey, John Prine, the Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde, reggae legend Jimmy Cliff, ELO’s Jeff Lynne, Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart of Eurythmics, and Cat Stevens.
Missy’s inclusion comes one year after JAY-Z became the first rapper to be inducted.
The final inductees will be announced in forthcoming months.