Missy Elliott is an American singer, songwriter, and rapper who will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She has finally been receiving her due as a hip-hop national treasure after appearing at the 2015 Super Bowl Halftime Show alongside Katy Perry, s.
Her debut studio album Supa Dupa Fly was groundbreaking and has since been reissued. Missy was the first female rapper nominated and allowed into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame.
She has also received an honorary degree from Berklee College of Music. She is about to receive yet another greatly envied honor that will solidify her place in pop culture: a star on Hollywood’s Walk Of Fame.
Missy Elliott Is Getting A Star On Hollywood’s Walk Of Fame
Missy has had a decades-long career in the music industry. She has won the prestigious Grammy Awards five times. She has also won the MTV Video Music Awards Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award in 2019. Missy is considered the first female Hip-Hop artist and third-ever rapper to be allowed into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
The singer is respected by many people for setting up a path in a traditionally male-dominated field. Missy had always dreamed of getting a star and finally, she got the chance. The wait is finally over! She and her group Salt-N-Pepa are finally receiving stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2021.
She was named alongside for the award the winner of American Idol Kelly Clarkson, mogul Nick Cannon, actors Zac Efron and many on June 18 this year.
In a celebratory video posted to her Twitter, she said:
I wanna say that I am a walking testimony because so many times I have wanted to quit
Missy also admitted to knowing so many people who can relate to her story. It was taking forever for her to happen but she kept on pushing and pushing. She is also grateful for the strength she has to keep going. Her patience paid off and here she is on the way to fulfilling her dream.
Given her painful and traumatic childhood, her success has meant even more than it would have. Fans could not be happier and they have been congratulating her and expressing their happiness all over the internet.
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Missy Elliott Bio
Missy Elliott was born on 1 July 1971 at a place called Portsmouth of Virginia. She embarked on her music journey with R&B girl group Sista in the early-mid 1990s. She later went on to become a member of the Swing Mob collective along with childhood friend and longtime collaborator Timbaland.
Her birth name was Melissa Arnette Elliott. Her mom Patricia Elliott was a power-company dispatcher and her father Ronnie was a former U.S. Marine. Singing was a normal part of her youth being brought up in church choir. She wanted to be a performer at the tender age of 4.
The singer would sing and perform for her family in her childhood. She used to fear that no one would take her seriously, because she was always the class clown. Her family lived in Jacksonville, North Carolina in a manufactured home community.
The Singer Had a Difficult Life
Her family moved back to Virginia after her father returned from the Marines where they lived in extreme poverty. Missy faced domestic abuse from her father. The singer had a rough childhood. When Missy was eight, she was molested by a cousin.
Her mother finally mustered up the courage to leave the marriage and set themselves free. Missy has stated:
When we left, my mother realized how strong she was on her own, and it made me strong. It took her leaving her home to be able to realize that.
She has worked on projects for American R&B acts Aaliyah, 702, Total, and SWV with Timbaland. She launched her solo career on 15 July 1997 following several collaborations and guest appearances with her debut album Supa Dupa Fly.
The album spawned the top 20 single Sock It 2 Me. It debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 which is the highest-charting debut for a female rapper at the time.