Tune in Together

Missy Elliott's avatar image

Missy Elliott


follow the artists
share it

Artist Overview

# Hip Hop

# R&B

# Pop


Melissa Arnette 'Missy' Elliott is an American rapper who altered the hip-hop landscape with her eclectic rhymes and innovative beats. Her career spans over two decades. Elliott put her stamp on the music industry at large throughout the late '90s and 2000s.

Life & Career

In 1989, Elliott formed an all-female R&B group, called Fayze (later renamed Sista). Sista's debut song was titled 'Brand New', which was released in 1993. Elliott's debut album, Supa Dupa Fly, was released in mid-1997; the success of its lead single 'The Rain' led the album to be certified platinum. Elliott's following album Da Real World released in 1999. 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'. In 2019, Lizzo released a collaboration with Elliott titled 'Tempo'. After hinting that she'd been working on new material, Elliott released the five-song Iconology EP in August 2019. Though slight, the EP produced several charting singles, including 'Cool Off.'

Greatest Hits

borderline (feat. Missy Elliott) - Sweetener
One, Two Step (feat. Missy Elliott) - Goodies
et Ur Freak On - Miss E...So Addictive


Best Short Form Music Video - Grammy Award
Best Female Rap Solo Performance - Grammy Award
Best Female Rap Solo Performance - Grammy Award
Best Rap Solo Performance - Grammy Award

Social media

See More
More albums
The Cookbook's poster image

The Cookbook

Missy Elliott
Released: 2005-07-04
Supa Dupa Fly's poster image

Supa Dupa Fly

Missy Elliott
Released: 2007-08-22
Da Real World's poster image

Da Real World

Missy Elliott
Released: 2007-08-22