- Name: Missy Elliott
- Born: 07/01/1971 (49 years old)
- Occupation: Rapper, singer, record producer, songwriter, dancer, actress, philanthropist
- Website: missy-elliott.com
Melissa Arnette Elliott (born July 1., 1971) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actress and philanthropist. She embarked on her music career with all-female R&B group Sista in the early-mid 1990s and later became a member of the Swing Mob collective along with childhood friend and longtime collaborator Timbaland, with whom she worked on projects for Aaliyah, 702, Total, and SWV. Following several collaborations and guest appearances, she launched her solo career on July 15, 1997 with her debut album Supa Dupa Fly, which spawned the top 20 single “Sock It 2 Me”. The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, the highest charting debut for a female rapper at the time.
Birth Name: Melissa Arnette Elliott
Awards: List of awards and nominations
Genre: Hip hop, R&B, dance
Birth Place: Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.
Missy Elliott quotes :
Its funny, because for females in general - not just in music, but the corporate ladder as well - anything we do has always been harder for us. When it comes to music, the industry wants you to conform, to look like this and to sound like this and do this or that. It makes it harder. It's harder for us to come out and be bosses and lead the pack.Missy Elliott
I want kids of this generation to see that everything is cool, that there's some kind of unity in hip-hop. We all found something that's really important to us, and music is all we've really got.Missy Elliot