Missy Eliot Becomes First Female Rapper Nominated For Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Missy Eliot, one of rap’s all time great and a pioneer in the genre has become the first female rapper nominated for the Songwriters Hall of Fame after nominations for the 2019 class was announced.

She becomes the first female rapper to be nominated for the honor, and If elected, will be just the third rapper inducted, after JAY-Z and Jermaine Dupri.

Six songwriters will be chosen to enter the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year. The ceremony is scheduled for June 13, 2019 in New York. Three performing songwriters and three non-performing songwriters will be announced on the day.
Other notable nominees for performing songwriters include Mariah Carey, Chrissie Hynde, Vince Gill, the Beach Boys’ Mike Love, Jimmy Cliff, Jeff Lynne, Cat Stevens, John Prine, Lloyd Price, Tommy James, and the Eurythmics (Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart).
The non-performing nominees are: Jack Tempchin, Dean Dillon, Jerry Fuller, Tom T. Hall, Roger Nichols, and Dallas Austin.


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