Missy Elliott

Missy Elliott


Melissa Arnette Elliott, better known as Missy Elliott or Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliot, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer.

Full Name
Melissa Arnette Elliott
Jul 1, 1971
5′ 2″
Net Worth


Melissa Arnette Elliott, known professionally as Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, was born on July 1, 1971 in Portsmouth, Virginia. She is an American rapper, singer-songwriter and record producer. Her zodiac sign is Cancer and her ethnicity is African-American. 

At the age of four, she started performing with the family vocal group, Sista. As a teenager, she attended Woodrow Wilson High School and took part in several rap competitions while also working at McDonald's. After graduating from high school in 1989, she moved to New York City to pursue a music career.

In 1992, Elliott released her debut album Supa Dupa Fly to critical acclaim. The success of singles like "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)" and "Sock It 2 Me" made her one of the most successful female rappers of that time. She then followed up with albums such as Da Real World (1999) and Miss E…So Addictive (2001). In 2001 she released one of her most successful singles to date: "Get Ur Freak On".

In 2003, Elliott won a Grammy Award for Best Female Rap Solo Performance for her song "Scream a.k.a Itchin'". Later that year she released her fourth studio album Under Construction which featured the hit single "Work It". Her fifth album The Cookbook was released in 2005 and included hits like "Lose Control" and "Teary Eyed". In 2006 Elliot received two more Grammy Awards for Best Short Form Music Video for "Lose Control" and Best Rap Song for "Shake Your Pom Pom." 

Elliott's sixth studio album Block Party was released in 2008 and featured collaborations with artists such as Lil Wayne and T-Pain. Throughout her career she has collaborated with many other artists including Justin Timberlake and Ciara on tracks like “Carry Out” (2009) and “Nothing But Trouble” (2015). In 2019 she made history when she became the first female hip hop artist to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1971</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Missy Elliott is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On July 1, 1971, Melissa Arnette Elliott was born in Portsmouth, Virginia.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1992</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debut Album Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Missy releases her debut album Supa Dupa Fly and has 3 hit singles that make the Top 40.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1997</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Hit Song "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases her hit single "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)", which becomes her first number one single on the Billboard Hot 100.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2001</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Grammy Award for Best Rap Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Receives a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album for Miss E… So Addictive.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2005</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Missy Elliott is inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, becoming the first female rapper to receive this honor.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2017</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">D.O.P.E. Music Video</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases the music video for her song "D.O.P.E.", which goes viral and receives over 10 million views in its first week.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Performs at Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Performs at the halftime show of Super Bowl LIII alongside Travis Scott and Big Boi.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's an Innovator</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Missy Elliott is an innovative artist who has pushed boundaries and changed the sound of hip hop. She has consistently experimented with new sounds and styles, creating something unique and fresh. She is also a talented songwriter and producer, having written and produced many of her own songs.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's a Trailblazer</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Missy Elliott is a trailblazer in the hip hop world. She was one of the first female rappers to have a successful career in the industry, paving the way for others to follow. She has been a role model for other female rappers, inspiring them with her talent and determination.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> Her Unique Style</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Missy Elliott stands out from other rappers with her unique style. Whether it's her fashion choices or her music, she always stands out from the crowd. Her inventive lyrics, catchy hooks and smooth flow make her one of the most memorable artists in the hip hop world.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Female Rapper to be Inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Missy Elliott was the first female rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2019.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Grammy Award Winner</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Missy has won 5 Grammy Awards throughout her career, including Best Rap Album for "The Cookbook" and Best Short Form Music Video for "Work it".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Guinness World Record Holder</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Missy Elliott holds a Guinness World Record for the most consecutive weeks spent at #1 on the UK chart by a female rap act.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> First Female Rapper to Make Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People List</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Missy was the first female rapper to make Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People list in 2019.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Member of the National Recording Academy</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Missy is a member of the National Recording Academy, which recognizes outstanding achievement in the music industry.</p></div>


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