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Missy Elliott

Missy Elliott


Famous as :

R&B singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer

Birth Name :

Melissa Arnette Elliott

Birth Date :

July 01, 1971

Birth Place :

Portsmouth, Virginia, USA

Claim to fame :

Single "Da Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)" from album "Supa Dupa Fly" (1997)


Cooperated with The Chrysler Group to support the launching of its Jeep Commander, Missy Elliott once again has confirmed her status as one of the most celebrated female artists in the world. This merely was an addition to what the African-American rapper had accomplished during the year of 2005, which among others include six MTV Music Award nominations as well as the glorious success of her sixth album, “The Cookbook” (2005). The latter even has soared to the 2nd rank at both Billboard's Top 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Charts while sold more than 170,000 copies after one week being released. Conclusively, it had been a distinct proof that Elliott still maintains her skillful touch to create an exceptional work of music.

Born as Melissa Arnette Elliott on July 1, 1971 in Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S., little Missy experienced a gloomy childhood for she grew up with an abusive father. During this time, she often witnessed his ill treatment toward her mother, leading her to seek solace by imagining herself as a performer. Unable to bear her husband's torment, the mother finally decided to leave and took her only daughter along, raising the little child on her own. Getting inspired by her mother's courage and independence to start anew, Missy determined to materialize her dream of becoming a formidable artist. Together with LaShawn Shellman, Chonita Coleman and Radiah Scott, she established an R&B group called Sista in the late 1980s.

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Video: Janet Jackson Debuts New Songs Including Missy Elliott Collaboration at Tour Kick-Off

September 02, 2015 02:16:00 GMT

made a triumphant return to the stage as she kicked off her "Unbreakable" world tour in Vancouver, Canada on Monday night, August 31. Taking the stage at the Rogers Arena, she performed a number of her classics as well as some brand new songs from her comeback album that's been slated for release later this year.

Missy Elliott Joining 'The Voice' Season 9 as Pharrell Williams' Advisor

August 24, 2015 23:01:22 GMT

is joining the crowd at "" season 9. The rapper has been confirmed to be joining the reality TV competition, serving as the advisor for ' team. E! News reported the collaboration and had a photo of the two working together in rehearsals for the battle rounds.

Jennifer Lopez and Missy Elliot Pose Together, Fuel Collaboration Rumors

June 02, 2015 09:32:24 GMT

and have been rumored to be cooking up a collaboration ever since a fan pointed out that they followed each other on Twitter. Now, the two veteran entertainers fueled the speculations after they posted on their respective Twitter page a photo of them posing together.

Jennifer Lopez May Be Working on a Collaboration With Missy Elliot

May 27, 2015 08:31:09 GMT

and may have a collaboration underway. Rumors about the two working together began swirling after a fan recently noticed that the pop diva and the raptress followed each other on Twitter.

New Music: Ciara's 'That's How I'm Feelin' ' Ft. Missy Elliott and Pitbull

May 02, 2015 02:46:16 GMT

Another song from 's "" has been revealed in full ahead of the album's release next week. "That's How I'm Feelin' ", which reportedly serves as the second official single off the record, made its way out online on Friday, May 1.

Missy Elliott and Pharrell Pictured Hitting the Studio Together

February 27, 2015 09:16:38 GMT

is apparently planning a collaboration with fellow Virginia native . The raptress revealed that she's working with the Grammy-winning hitmaker with a photo she shared on Twitter on Thursday, February 26.

Missy Elliott Returns With Remix of Jack U's 'Take U There' Ft. Kiesza

February 19, 2015 08:42:06 GMT

jumped on the remix of Jack U and 's "Take U There". After being teased with a preview released following the raptress' much-talked-about performance at the Super Bowl, the new version finally arrived in full on Wednesday, February 18.

Missy Elliott Pictured Hitting the Studio With Timbaland

February 12, 2015 06:10:27 GMT

It seems like the wait for 's new music will be over soon. Days after revealing she'd work with , the raptress shared on Twitter a photo of her hitting the studio with the producer. "Me & @Timbaland bk 2 the drawing board studio dirty beats!" she captioned the snap showing her posing in an all-black outfit next to Timbo.

Missy Elliott Working on New Music With Timbaland

February 09, 2015 08:56:46 GMT

Following her much-talked-about performance at the Super Bowl XLIX earlier this month, has revealed her plan to go back to the studio. In a recent phone interview with SiriusXM's "Sway in the Morning", the raptress said that she'd be working on her new music with rapper/producer .

Ciara, Lady GaGa, Jordin Sparks and Fellow Celebs Offer Love and Prayers for Bobbi Kristina Brown

February 03, 2015 02:35:42 GMT

In the wake of the latest update on 's condition, a number of Hollywood A-listers have offered their love and support for her. Among those who spoke out their well wishes for the only daughter of the late and were , , and just to name a few.

Missy Elliott Is Fine With People Not Knowing Who She Is, Sees Huge Post-Super Bowl Sales Bump

February 03, 2015 02:15:08 GMT

did come as one of 's special guests during her headlining set at the Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday night, February 1. One of the biggest hip-hop superstars in the '90s and early 2000s, the raptress who's been on lengthy hiatus joined the pop diva to perform three of her hits including "Get Ur Freak on", "Work It" and "Lose Control".

Video: Katy Perry Brings Lion, Sharks, Leny Kravitz and Missy Elliott for Super Bowl Show

February 02, 2015 02:50:33 GMT

amazed millions of football fans with her headlining set at the Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, February 1. As promised, the singer brought a lion and sharks in addition to her surprise guests as she performed a medley of some of her biggest hits during the halftime of the game between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks at the University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona.

Report: Katy Perry to Be Joined by Missy Elliott for Super Bowl Halftime Show

January 30, 2015 06:15:32 GMT

The other guest for 's headlining show at the Super Bowl XLIX may have been revealed. A source has just told The Associated Press that it's who will join the pop diva and the previously-announced guest at the highly-anticipated show set for this weekend.

Missy Elliott Debuts Slimmer Figure at Alexander Wang H and M Show

October 18, 2014 05:08:56 GMT

has debuted new look during a performance at Alexander Wang's H&M launch party in New York City. The singer, who was last seen in July, now sports slimmer figure in a photo she shared following the show on Friday, October 17.

'Aaliyah' Biopic Cast Two Unknowns as Missy Elliott and Timbaland

August 11, 2014 01:05:26 GMT

"" has found its and . Two relatively unknown actors Chattrisse Dolabaille and Izaak Smith have been cast as the two hip-hop giants who worked closely with on her 1996 album "" and the 2001 self-titled album.

Fantasia Debuts New Single 'Without Me' Ft. Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliott

April 13, 2013 05:03:02 GMT

R 'n' B diva debuts another new single off her upcoming fourth album "", set to be released on April 23. Entitled "Without Me", the 28-year-old singer taps gal pals of and rapstress for the sexy ballad.

Video: 50 Cent, Fat Joe and Missy Elliott Honor Chris Lighty at 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards

October 10, 2012 06:35:28 GMT

2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards was glittered with a lot of big stars. One of the highlights was a star-studded performance to pay tribute to Chris Lighty, the late former manager of , , , , and .

Missy Elliott Premieres New Songs '9th Inning' and 'Triple Threat'

September 18, 2012 07:02:51 GMT

Making her comeback after years of hiatus, finally releases not just one but two new singles. Along with her frequent collaborator , Missy drops "9th Inning" and "Triple Threat" via UStream on Monday, September 17.

Confirmed, Missy Elliott and Timbaland NOT Featured in Aaliyah's Posthumous Album

August 15, 2012 02:00:55 GMT

It's official, and will not be involved in 's posthumous album, which is produced by . Contrary to Blackguard Records' previous statement that the two artists would be featured in the record, a representative for Missy claims that "it is not the case."

2012 Rock the Bells Presents Nas and Missy Elliott

May 16, 2012 18:47:14 GMT

The 2012 line-up of Rock the Bells has been announced on Tuesday, May 15 during a unique press conference made by rapper Supernatural. In the list which he rapped are , , , , , and .

Video Premiere: J. Cole's 'Nobody's Perfect' Ft. Missy Elliott

March 15, 2012 03:58:03 GMT

has debuted a music video in support of his latest offering "Nobody's Perfect". The Roc Nation rapper is restless as he raps his verses in his bedroom and goes to a counseling to get whatever bothering him off his chest. plays a wise therapist who assures him that he needs no worry because everybody has their own flaws.

Demi Lovato Releases Timbaland and Missy Elliott Duet 'All Night Long'

September 15, 2011 02:30:44 GMT

is ready to follow up her well-received first single "Skyscraper" with another hit. The former star of "" drops a brand new material called "All Night Long" which features not just one but two rappers and .

Aaliyah Remembered by Missy Elliott, Drake and More 10 Years After Her Death

August 26, 2011 02:03:07 GMT

Ten years after her untimely death, has yet to fade away from music community's memory. On the anniversary of her tragic passing in a Bahamian plane crash, friends and other musicians alike took to Twitter to express their love and admiration to the "One in a Million" singer.

Katy Perry's 'Last Friday Night' Remix Ft. Missy Elliott Arrives Early

August 08, 2011 01:10:29 GMT

Ahead of its Monday release, 's "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" remix leaked for fans' listening pleasure. Featuring , the revamped track kicks off with some additional verses from the femcee.

'Jersey Shore' Season 4 Scores Most-Watched Premiere for MTV

August 06, 2011 04:24:35 GMT

"" continues winning people's attention with the stars' unique personas. The show has scored the most-watched season premiere of all time for MTV with 8.8 million viewers tuning in the fourth season opener.

Katy Perry's 'Last Friday Night' Remix Ft. Missy Elliott to Arrive August 8

August 06, 2011 03:47:22 GMT

has recorded a remix of her current single "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)" with female rapper . She's going to release the revamped version on radios, Internet and digital retailers this coming Monday, August 8.

Terry Rossio Signs Up to Write 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5'

January 14, 2011 08:23:51 GMT

Walt Disney Pictures apparently has started working on "Pirates of the Caribbean 5" while the fourth film has not been unleashed into theaters yet. According to Deadline Hollywood, the studio has tapped Terry Rossio who has written all four "Pirates of the Caribbean" films to pen the fifth installment, but his writing partner Ted Elliot will not be joining him this time.

Timbaland's New Song 'Take Ur Clothes Off' Ft. Missy Elliott

January 14, 2011 07:30:51 GMT

The first offering of 's "Thursday" catering has arrived. Titled "Take Ur Clothes Off", the new song reunites the top-notch producer with none other than his longtime collaborator . She namedrops and in her verses.

Missy Elliott Accepts Visionary Prize at Black Girls Rock! Awards

October 19, 2010 03:31:22 GMT

was honored as a positive role model for the African-American community at the 2010 Black Girls Rock! Awards on Saturday, October 16. The "Get Ur Freak On" hitmaker accepted the Visionary prize from singer while actresses Ruby Dee, and were also celebrated for their achievements at the ceremony.

Missy Elliott Pays Tribute to Aaliyah on Death Anniversary

August 26, 2010 03:38:40 GMT

has paid tribute to her late friend on the ninth anniversary of the R&B star's death. The "Try Again" hitmaker was killed in a plane crash in the Bahamas on August 25, 2001 at the age of 22, shortly after the release of her third album and just as she was launching herself as a Hollywood actress.

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