Missy Elliott

Missy Elliott

Rapper + Singer-songwriter + Record Producer + Actress + Dancer

Melissa Arnette "Missy" Elliott is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer and actress. A five-time Grammy Award winner, Elliott, with record sales of over thirty million in the United States, is the only female rapper to have six albums certified platinum by the RIAA, including one double platinum for her 2002 album Under Construction.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Missy Elliott.


1971 Birth Melissa Arnette Elliott was born on July 1, 1971, in Portsmouth, Virginia. … Read More
1975 4 Years Old At the age of four in 1975, she wanted to be a performer, and, as biographer Veronica A. Davis writes, she "would sing and perform for her family". … Read More


1990 19 Years Old Elliott graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Portsmouth, Virginia, in 1990. … Read More


1993 - 1995 3 More Events
1996 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Elliott began her career as a featured vocalist rapping on Sean "Puffy" Combs's Bad Boy remixes to Gina Thompson's "The Things That You Do", (which had a video featuring cameo appearances by Notorious B.I.G and Puff Daddy), MC Lyte's 1996 hit single Cold Rock a Party (backup vocals by Gina Thompson), and New Edition's 1996 single "You Don't Have to Worry". … Read More
1997 26 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Following several collaborations and guest appearances, she launched her solo career in 1997 with her debut album Supa Dupa Fly, which spawned the hit singles "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)" and "Sock It 2 Me". … Read More
1998 27 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1998, Elliott continued her successful career in the background as a producer and writer on Total's single "Trippin'", as well as working with several others in the hip-hop and R&B communities.


2001 30 Years Old The double music video for "Take Away/4 My People" was released in the fall of 2001, shortly after the 9-11 terrorist attacks and the death of Elliott's friend Aaliyah in August. … Read More
Tweet's appearance on Elliott's "Take Away" as well as her cameo at Elliott's house on MTV Cribs helped to create a buzz about the new R&B singer. Tweet's own debut single, "Oops (Oh My)", was co-written by Elliott and released through Goldmind in February 2002. … Read More
2003 32 Years Old …  Elliott furthered her relationship with Madonna by performing the controversial 2003 MTV Video Music Awards show opening alongside Madonna, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. … Read More
2004 33 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Elliott was also featured on Wyclef Jean's "Party to Damascus" and Ghostface Killah's "Tush" singles, the latter of which became a minor 2004 dance hit, and had a pivotal role in the film Honey.
Elliott premiered her own reality show on the UPN Network, The Road to Stardom with Missy Elliott in 2005, though it was not renewed for a second season.
2006 35 Years Old 1 More Event
The song was also nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Rap Solo Performance category in 2006.
2007 36 Years Old 1 More Event
Elliott was an honoree of the 2007 VH1 Hip Hop Honors. … Read More
2008 37 Years Old While Elliott did also release the song "Best, Best" in 2008, she renamed the album from FANomenal to its current tentative title to Block Party in 2008. … Read More
2010 39 Years Old In the summer of 2010, Elliott embarked on a 2 part tour with stops in Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, while she also performed at VH1's "Hip Hop Honors: The Dirty South" in a tribute to Timbaland, performing "Get Ur Freak On" and "Work It".


2011 40 Years Old In 2011 and 2012, Elliott made guest appearances on "All Night Long" by Demi Lovato, "Nobody's Perfect" by J. … Read More
Throughout 2013, Missy Elliott was featured on Eve's album cut "Wanna Be," as well as international artists' singles, Little Mix's "How Ya Doin'? … Read More
In March 2014, Evans revealed one of the tracks was named "I Deserve It", featuring Missy and her protégée Sharaya J, in which Evans cited it as a "banger" and "feel good" record. … Read More
In 2015, Missy Elliott performed at the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show with Katy Perry. … Read More
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