Who is Missy Elliot?

Melissa Arnette "Missy" Elliott (born July 1, 1971) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and philanthropist who is known for her solo career as well as her career with R&B group named Sista. Her debut album spotted the Billboard charts in 1990 and 2000. Commercially, Missy Elliott led female hip hop album sales during the late 1990s and early 2000s with over 7 million copies sold in the United States in the time span, which also included Lauryn Hill (7 million), Lil' Kim (4 million), and Eve (4 million). She has over 198 notable awards out of over 300 nominations so far.

What is Missy Elliot Famous for?

Missy Elliot is famous as five times Grammy award winner female rapper and songwriter. Additionally, she is best known for her R&B group named Sista.

Where was Missy Elliot Born?

‘Missy’ Elliott was born as Melissa Arnette Elliott on July 1, 1971, in Portsmouth, Virginia, to Ronnie Elliott, a U.S marine officer and Patricia Elliott, who worked as a coordinator at a power company. She has no siblings. She is a personality of black ethnicity and her nationality is American. Her religion is Christianity and her Birth Sign is Cancer. Ever since a child, she wanted to become a performer, but no one paid attention to her. As a child, her father’s anger and violent behavior towards her mother affected her deeply. By the time she turned fourteen, she and her mother left her father’s home. She has been active in the music fraternity since 1991. Missy is a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School.

How is Missy Elliot's Career?

She started 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 where 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. Elliott's released her second album, Da Real World, on June 22, 1999, and produced the singles "She's a Bitch", "All n My Grill", and top five hits "Hot Boyz." The remix of the latter song broke the record for most weeks at number-one on the US R&B chart on the issue dated January 15, 2000; as well as spending 18 weeks at number one on the Hot Rap Singles chart, from December 4, 1999, to March 25, 2000. With the release of Miss E... So Addictive (2001), Under Construction (2002), and This Is Not a Test (2003), Elliott established an international career that yielded hits including "Get Ur Freak On," "One Minute Man," "4 My People," "Gossip Folks," and "Work It." The latter won her a Grammy Award for Best Female Rap Solo Performance.

Elliott went on to win five Grammy Awards and sell over 30 million records in the United States. She is the best-selling female rapper in Nielsen Music history, according to Billboard in 2017. In 2019, she became the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and to receive the MTV VMAs  Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award for her impact on the music video landscape. Apart from her musical career, Missy is also an active Philanthropy and has promoted the MAC Viva Glam V lipstick from which 100% of the sale goes to the MAC AIDS Fund. She also has appeared on an ABC's Extreme Makeover and awarded four scholarships for a weight loss program to four underprivileged teens. currently, a Confederate Monument stands on her hometown of Portsmouth, Virginia to honor Elliott's philanthropic endeavors.

What are Missy Elliot's Achievements?

In 2002, she received the Grammy Award for the category of ‘Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals’ for’ Lady Marmalade’. The same year, she received yet another Grammy Award in the category of ‘Best Rap Solo Performance for ‘Get Your Freak On’. In 2003, she received the Grammy Award for the category of ‘Best Female Rap Solo Performance’ for ‘Scream aka Itchin’. In 2004, she received the Grammy Award for the category of ‘Best Female Rap Solo Performance’ for ‘Work It’. In 2006, I received the Grammy Award for the category of ‘Best Short Form Music Video’ for ‘Lose Control’.

What is Missy Elliot's Net Worth?

Missy Elliott has accumulated the net worth of $50 million dollars for her singing endeavors. Her salary is yet to be disclosed.  Also, she owns some expensive cars including Ferrari, Phantom, and Lamborghini. 

How is Missy Elliot's Personal Life?

Missy Elliott is a bi-sexual and has stated the fact openly. She is single as of now but has had a pretty well-known dating profile. She has never been married and has never had a husband. She has stated that she is afraid of giving birth and does not think that she could take up the labor. Missy has an affair with her boyfriend, Tim Mosely, back when she started her career. She has also been rumored to have dated Da Brat and Karrine Steffans. She was in a relationship with Nicole Wary from 1996 to 1998 and with Trina for 1997 to 1998.  She has also been known to have dated Faith Evans, Tweety, Olivia Longott and Lil’ Kim.

How Tall is Missy Elliot?

Elliott has a height of 5 feet and 2 inches and her weight is 57 kilograms or 121 lbs. Her body measurements are 36-26-34 inches. Her bra size is 36B and her shoe size is 7.5(US). She has black eyes and brown hair color. She has a bi-sexual orientation. 

Missy Elliot is active on social media profiles. Till now, She has more than 6.68 million followers on her Twitter account with id @MissyElliott.In addition, She has over 3.1 million followers on Instagram that go by id missymisdemeanorelliott. She has a facebook profile with id @missyelliott where she has over 3.18 million supporters.

  Facts to be known about Missy Elliot:

  1. Missy's nicknames are Misdemeanor, Miss E, First Lady Hop, Hip hop Goddess, Queen Beats, Puff Mommy and Beat Hip hop Heavyweight.
  2. In June 2011, Elliott told People magazine that She suffered from a hyperthyroid disorder called Graves' disease. Later after treatment, her symptoms did stabilize, and she got back to her career.
  3. Missy is afraid of giving birth so she has not shown that much interest in marriage but rather she wants to adopt.
  4. She has reportedly led out the detail that she was abused as a child by her father and was even molested by a cousin.
  5. On June 13, 2019, Elliott became the first female rapper inducted to the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
  6. In 2019, Elliott received an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music.
  7. currently, a Confederate Monument stands on her hometown of Portsmouth, Virginia to honor Elliott's philanthropic endeavors.
  8. She is the only female rapper to have six of her albums certified platinum, including one double platinum.