El­liott, Hynde and Gill up for Song­writ­ers Hall

The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT) - - KICKOFF/FROM THE FRONT PAGE -

NEW YORK — Rap­per Missy El­liott, a song­writer and pro­ducer who has crafted songs for Bey­once and Whit­ney Hous­ton, is one of the nom­i­nees for the 2019 Song­writ­ers Hall of Fame.

El­liott is the first fe­male rap­per nom­i­nated for the pres­ti­gious prize and could also be­come the third rap­per to en­ter the or­ga­ni­za­tion fol­low­ing re­cent inductees Jay-Z and Jer­maine Dupri.

The Song­writ­ers Hall gave The As­so­ci­ated Press the list of nom­i­nees Wed­nes­day, a day ahead of its of­fi­cial an­nounce­ment.

El­liott, of­ten praised for her wild, col­or­ful style and play­ful lyri­cism, has been one of pop mu­sic’s most sought pro­duc­ers and song­writ­ers, in ad­di­tion to cre­at­ing her own well-known hits, from “Get Ur Freak On” to “Work It” to “Lose Con­trol.”


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