Missy Elliott First Female Rapper Inducted Into Songwriters Hall of Fame

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That's part of the reason she's becoming the first female rapper to be inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame.

Missy Elliott performs onstage during the 2018 Essence Festival presented By Coca-Cola - Day 2 at Louisiana Superdome on July 7, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The organization announced the new group of inductees Saturday. She also has her own award-winning solo career, racking up four Grammys and record sales of more than 30 million.

Missy Elliott is the third rapper inducted into the Hall of Fame, following Jermaine Dupri's induction past year and Jay Z's induction in 2017. While the induction has been made official as of this writing, an actual ceremony will be held on June 13 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City, which allows for her loved ones to share in the moment "physically".

Songwriters considered for the HOF have to have published worked for more than 20 years and have accumulated a considerable catalog of songs.

Stevens, who also goes by Yusuf (the name he took when he converted), has been a respected writer since releasing his debut in 1967. And "The First Cut Is the Deepest", which he wrote five decades ago, has become a hit for multiple artists, including Rod Stewart and Sheryl Crow. The 72-year-old has become an affable songwriting guru for many of Nashville's talented young artists, including rocker Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, country rebel Sturgill Simpson, and the married Americana darlings Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires.

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