Missy Elliott emerges first female rapper to be nominated for Songwriters Hall Of Fame

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Rap legend, Missy Elliott, has been announced as one of the nominees for Songwriters Hall of Fame Award this year.

This makes her the first female rapper to make the list.

Other nominees alongside Missy include Mariah Carey, John Prine, the Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde, reggae legend Jimmy Cliff, ELO’s Jeff Lynne, Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart of Eurythmics, and Cat Stevens.

Missy’s inclusion comes one year after JAY-Z became the first rapper to be inducted.

The final inductees will be announced in forthcoming months.