Missy Elliott is making history today — she has become the first female rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Virginia artist could be the third rapper to enter the Hall of Fame, following JAY-Z and Jermaine Dupri.
Other performing nominees include Mariah Carey, Chrissie Hynde, Vince Gill, Mike Love, Jimmy Cliff, Jeff Lynne, Cat Stevens, John Prine, Lloyd Price, Tommy James and the Eurythmics. As for non-performing nominees, there is Jack Tempchin, Dean Dillon, Jerry Fuller, Tom T. Hall, Roger Nichols and Dallas Austin.
The 50th annual Induction & Awards Gala will take place in New York on June 13, 2019.