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Missy Elliott (left) with model Oleena Ru.^ No Man Left Behind, Missy Elliott Left in Box .
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^ Left To Right: Missy Elliott, Jay Electronica, Madvillain, DJ Khaled, Lil’ Wayne .
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in May 2009.
Background information
Birth name Melissa Arnette Elliott
Also known as Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott
Born July 1, 1971 (1971-07-01) (age 38)
Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
Genres Hip hop, R&B, hip hop soul, club, dance
Occupations Rapper, singer-songwriter, record producer, actress, dancer, designer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1993–present
Labels The Goldmind, East West, Elektra, Atlantic, Violator
Associated acts Swing Mob,Total, Timbaland, Aaliyah (deceased), Ginuwine, Jodeci, Keshia Chante, Janet Jackson, Tweet, Lil' Kim, Keyshia Cole, Left Eye (deceased), Static Major (deceased),Monica, Ludacris, Eminem, Christina Aguilera, Pussycat Dolls, MC Lyte, Mariah Carey, 50 Cent, Raven-Symoné, Beyoncé, 702, Ciara, Eve, Maggoo
Website www.missy-elliott.com
.Melissa Arnette Elliott (born July 1, 1971), better known by her stage name Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, is an American recording artist, producer, actress and former member of the R&B band Sista as well as the Swing Mob collective.^ She dropped the "Misdemeanor" from her stage name in 2003, and now simply goes by "Missy Elliott".
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^ Send "Missy Elliott" Ringtones to Cell Phone Melissa Arnette "Missy" Elliott (born July 1, 1971) is an American recording artist and actress.

^ Born in Portsmouth, VA, in 1971 as Melissa Elliott , Missy 's professional music career began when Jodeci member/producer Devante Swing signed her and her group, Sista , to his Swing Mob record label.
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.With record sales of over seven million in the United States,[1] she is the only female rapper to have six albums certified platinum by the RIAA,[2] including one double platinum for her 2002 album Under Construction.^ She is the only female rapper to have six certified platinum albums by the RIAA, including one double platinum plaque.
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^ Her 2002 album Under Construction is her best selling album to date; selling 2.1 million copies in the USA. .
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^ With record sales of over seven million in the United States, she is the only female rapper to have six albums certified platinum by the RIAA, including one double platinum Under Construction.
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[2]
Elliott is known for a series of hits and diverse music videos, including "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)", "Hot Boyz", "Get Ur Freak On", "One Minute Man", "Work It", "Pass That Dutch", and "Lose Control."[3] In addition, she has worked extensively as a songwriter and producer for other artists, both alone and with her producer and childhood friend Timbaland, with whom she received her first production credit on R&B singer Ginuwine's 1996's album Ginuwine...the Bachelor. .After further successful work on Aaliyah's 1996 album One in a Million, she went on to produce music for performers such as Mya, Lil' Kim, Mariah Carey, Keyshia Cole, Lil' Mo, Trina, Mary J. Blige, Beyoncé, Fantasia, Nicole Wray, Jazmine Sullivan, Blaque, Janet Jackson, Tweet, Magoo, Monica, MC Lyte, and Madonna, among many others.^ Missy and her musical partner, Timberland, ended up producing records for the likes of Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson and Aaliyah.
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^ Missy Elliott performs with Keyshia Cole .
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^ For example, Lil’ Kim has a mixtape coming out and she’s working on her album.
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Early life

.Elliott was born Melissa Arnette Elliott on July 1, 1971, in Portsmouth, Virginia.^ She was born Portsmouth, VA in 1971.
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^ She was born on July 1, 1971 in Portsmouth, Va.
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^ 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.
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[4] .She is the only child of mother Patricia, a power-company coordinator, and father Ronnie, a Marine.^ Elliott was born in Portsmouth, Virginia, to her mother Patricia, and her father, Ronnie, a marine.
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^ She is the only female rapper to have six albums certified platinum by the RIAA. She was born in July 1, 1971 in Portsmouth, Virginia, to her mother Patricia and her father, Ronnie, a marine.
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^ The only child of Patricia Elliott, Missy lived with her mother only because her father was abusive toward her mother.

[5][6] .At the age of four in 1975, she wanted to be a performer, though she knew no one took her seriously, as she was always the class clown.^ At the age of four, she wanted to be a "superstar", though she knew no one took her seriously, as she was always the class clown.
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^ No one wants this from her- I'd rather hear a half-assed rehash of "Gossip Folks"- but that still seems unnecessary.
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^ Aaliyah always had incredible work when she was alive, and people want to make this last album so people can appreciate her even though she's not here.
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[7] .While her father was a Marine, the family lived in Jacksonville, North Carolina, in a mobile home.^ While her father was a marine, the family lived in Jacksonville, North Carolina, in a mobile home.
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^ While her father was still a marine, the family lived for a while in the coastal town of Jacksonville, North Carolina, in a mobile home community, and that was where she felt she belonged.
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^ It`s about what I went through at home living with an abusive father.
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.Elliott enjoyed school for the friendships she formed and had little interest in school work, though an IQ test classified her above average and she was able to jump two years ahead of her class.^ Elliott enjoyed school for the friendships she formed and had little interest in school work, though an IQ test classified her above average and she was able to jump two years ahead of her class.
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^ She enjoyed school for the friendships she formed, but had little interest in school work, though when she was sent for an IQ test she was classified way above average, and was made to jump two years ahead of her class.
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^ According to an article about singer Eran James , Elliott has expressed interest in working with him as well.
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[7] .This made her feel increasingly isolated, so she purposely failed all her classes, eventually returning to her age-appropriate class.^ This made her feel increasingly isolated, so she was returned to her class.
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.When her father returned from the Marines, they moved back to Virginia, where they lived in a vermin-infested shack.^ It was then that her father left the marines, and the family moved back to Virginia, where they lived in a vermin-infested shack.
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^ When her father returned from the marines, they moved back to Virginia, where they lived in a vermin-infested shack.
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^ She is the only female rapper to have six albums certified platinum by the RIAA. She was born in July 1, 1971 in Portsmouth, Virginia, to her mother Patricia and her father, Ronnie, a marine.
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[5]
.At the age of eight, Elliott was raped nearly every day by an older cousin, until an aunt discovered the abuse almost a year later.^ At age 8, Elliott says, she was raped almost daily by a 16-year-old cousin, until an aunt discovered the abuse nearly a year later.
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^ During her childhood, she was repeatedly raped by an older cousin from the age of eight and saw her mother being abused by her father, who pulled a gun on the pair on one occasion.
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^ She seemed to debut fully formed, which is why it seemed like she was around for a lot longer than she actually was when she died tragically eight years ago at the age of 22 .
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[6] .Elliott stated, "No matter how many years ago, that's something that still affects me every day.^ No matter how many years ago, that’s something that still affects me every day.
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^ "No matter how much exposure you get, if people don't like the music, they won't buy it," a label exec says of Lachey.
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^ Elliott had an abusive father, beating her mother almost every day, once pulling a gun out on them both.
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.If you get raped, that's something that's there forever."^ Surely, there’s something on here that interests you.
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^ And if you open a msg and it says something like "repost this in 100 seconds or a ghost will rape your dog tonight," IT'S NOT REAL! QUIT BEING AN IDIOT!!!!!!!!

^ If you get raped, that’s something that’s there forever.” 3 HER DREAMS WERE NOT HAPPY ONES. Even before the rape, Elliott began having “end of the world” nightmares.
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[8]
.Elliott had an abusive father who beat her mother every day and beat Elliott once.^ Particularly, her father was abusive towards her mother.
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^ I was someone who had to deal with my father being abusive to my mother.
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^ Elliott had an abusive father, beating her mother almost every day, once pulling a gun out on them both.
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.At one point, he pulled a gun on them and they were forced outside naked.^ On another, “He pulled a gun on us and forced us outside naked.
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.Elliott refused to stay over at any of her friends' homes for the fear that she would return and find her mother dead.^ She would never stay over at a friend's house because she feared she would find her mother dead.
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^ She would never stay over at a friend's house because she was scared she would come home and find her mother dead.
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^ Return to Missy Elliott's home.

[5] .Shortly after Elliott's fourteenth birthday in July 1985, her mother told her to pack her things and go to the bus stop as usual.^ "She ain't going to let things be half done," says Elliott admiringly.
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.When her father drove past on his way to work, her mother picked Elliott up and took her home to where family relatives were loading the family possessions into a U-Haul truck, leaving her father with only a fork, a spoon and a blanket.^ When her father was out one day, a truck turned up at the house and her uncles, aunts and cousins loaded it up with the family possessions - they left her father with a fork, a spoon and a blanket.
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^ When her father was out one day, a truck arrived outside the house, and her uncles, aunts and cousins helped load the family possessions, leaving her father with a fork, a spoon and a blanket.
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^ When Elliott turned 14, relatives convinced her mother that they had to leave.
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[5] .Elliott and her father occasionally talk, but she claims she hasn't forgiven him.^ He didn't try to track them down; today, daughter and father occasionally talk, but she hasn't forgiven him.
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^ Elliott and her father occasionally talk, but she claims she hasn"t forgiven him.
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^ And I continue to have those dreams.” 4 INCREDIBLY, SHE STILL SPEAKS TO HER FATHER. “I talked to him at the beginning of last year.
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."When we left, my mother realized how strong she was on her own, and it made me strong.^ "When we left, my mother realized how strong she was on her own, and it made me strong.
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^ When I locked that door, it was performance time.” 7 WHEN SHE WAS 13, MISSY AND HER MOTHER MADE THEIR GETAWAY. All they left for her father was a spoon, a fork, a cup and a blanket.
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^ I got a mother who`s very strong after taking the whippings that she took from my father.
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It took her leaving to realize."[5][7]

Recording career

Early career

.In 1990, Elliott formed an R&B group called Fayze with friends La Shawn Shellman, Chonita Coleman, and Radiah Scot.^ Elliott formed a rap group calling / called Sista with three school friends, which broke up after their record lapel / label refused to release their album.

^ Elliott formed a rap group called Sista with three school friends, which ________________ their record label ________________ their album.

^ Elliott rfmoed a rap group called Sista .

.She recruited her neighborhood friend Timothy Mosley as the group's producer and began making demo tracks.^ She recruited her neighborhood friend Timothy Mosley as the group"s producer and began making demo tracks.
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^ She recruited her neighborhood friend Timothy "DJ TImmy Tim" Mosley as the group's producer, and began making demo tracks.

^ "Oh l'amour" #85 UK. She recruited her neighborhood friend Timothy "DJ TImmy Tim" Mosley as the group's producer, and began making demo tracks.

[9] .In 1991, Fayze caught the attention of Jodeci member and producer DeVante Swing by performing Jodeci songs a cappella for him backstage after one of his group's concerts.^ In 1991, Sista caught the attention of Jodeci member/producer DeVante Swing by performing Jodeci songs a cappella for him backstage after one of his group"s concerts.
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^ In 1991, Sista performance caught the attention of DeVante Swing, the member/producer of Jodeci.

^ In 1991, Sista caught the attention of Jodeci member/producer DeVante Swing by performing Jodeci songs acapella for him backstage after one of his group's concerts.
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.In short order, Fayze moved to New York City and signed to Elektra Records through DeVante's Swing Mob imprint, also renaming the group Sista.^ "It Doesn't Have to Be" #12 UK. In short order, Sista moved to New York City, now signed to Elektra Records through DeVante's Swing Mob imprint.

^ In short order, Sista moved to New York City, now signed to Elektra Records through DeVante's Swing Mob imprint.
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^ From an early age, Elliott demonstrated a knack for performance, and her big break came in 1991 when Jodeci band member DeVante Swing signed Elliott’s group, Sista, to his Swing Mob Records label.
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[3] .Elliott took Mosley — whom DeVante re-christened Timbaland — and their friend Melvin "Magoo" Barcliff along with her.^ Elliott took along with her Mosley, whom DeVante re-christened Timbaland, and their friend Melvin "Magoo" Barcliff.
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^ Elliott Timbaland friend .

^ Elliott teamed up with childhood friend Timbaland to cowrite and coproduce songs for the American rhythm-and-blues artists Jodeci and Aaliyah.
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.All 20-plus members of the Swing Mob — among them future stars such as Ginuwine, Playa, and Tweet[10] — lived in a single two-story house in New York and were often at work on material both for Jodeci and their own projects.^ All 20-plus members of the Swing Mob, among them future stars such as Ginuwine, Playa, and Tweet, all lived in a single two-story house in New York, and were often at work on material both for Jodeci and for their own projects.

^ "The Circus" #6 UK. All 20-plus members of the Swing Mob, among them future stars such as Ginuwine, Playa, and Tweet, all lived in a single two-story house in New York, and were often at work on material both for Jodeci and for their own projects.

^ All 20-plus members of the Swing Mob, among them future stars such as Ginuwine, Playa, and Tweet, all lived in a single two-story house in New York and were often at work on material both for Jodeci and for their own projects.
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[6] .While Elliott wrote and rapped on Raven-Symoné's 1993 debut single, "That's What Little Girls Are Made Of", she also contributed songwriting duties, credited and uncredited, to the final two Jodeci albums Diary of a Mad Band (1993) and The Show, The After Party, The Hotel (1995).^ Elliott contributed songwriting duties, both credited and uncredited, to the final two Jodeci albums: 1993's Diary of a Mad Band and 1995's The Show, The After Party, The Hotel.
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^ Elliott contributed songwriting duties, both credited and uncredited, to the final two Jodeci albums: 1993's Diary of a Mad Band and 1995's The Show, The After Party, The Hotel .

^ While Elliott wrote and rapped on Raven-Symone"s debut 1993 single, "That"s What Little Girls Are Made Of", she also contributed songwriting duties, credited and uncredited, to the final two Jodeci albums.
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.Timbaland and DeVante jointly produced a Sista album, entitled 4 All the Sistas Around the World and completed in 1994. Though videos were released for the original and remix versions of the single "Brand New," the album was shelved and never released.^ "Chains of Love" #11 UK, #12 US. Timbaland and DeVante produced a Sista LP, 4 All the Sistas Around the World , which was completed in 1994, but shelved and never released.

^ Timbaland and DeVante produced a Sista LP, 4 All the Sistas Around the World, which was completed in 1994 but was shelved and never released.
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[9] .One of the group's tracks, "It's Alright" featuring Craig Mack, did however make the cut on the soundtack of the 1995 motion picture Dangerous Minds.^ "Take Away" did not make the album cut, but was replaced with the more successful Basement Jaxx dance remix of "4 My People".

^ She recruited her neighborhood friend Timothy Mosley as the group"s producer and began making demo tracks.
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^ She recruited her neighborhood friend Timothy "DJ TImmy Tim" Mosley as the group's producer, and began making demo tracks.

.But by the end of 1995, Swing Mob had folded and many of its members dispersed; Elliott, Timbaland, Magoo, Ginuwine, and Playa remained together and collaborated on each others' records for the rest of the decade.^ By 1995, Swing Mob had folded and many of its members dispersed; Elliott, Timbaland, Magoo, Ginuwine, and Playa remained together, and would collaborate on each others' records for the rest of the decade.

^ "A Little Respect" #4 UK, #14 US. By 1995, Swing Mob had folded and many of its members dispersed; Elliott, Timbaland, Magoo, Ginuwine, and Playa remained together, and would collaborate on each others' records for the rest of the decade.

^ Elliott's songwriting and production credits include work for a number of other top artists, among them Aaliyah and Ginuwine.
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After Swing Mob

.After leaving Swing Mob, Elliott and Timbaland worked together as a songwriting/production team, crafting tracks for acts including SWV and 702, but the most notable of them was Aaliyah.^ Elliott/Mosley songwriting/production team .
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^ After leaving Swing Mob, Elliott and Timbaland began working together as an independent songwriting/production team, and the two of them crafted hit singles for a number of artists between 1995 to 1997.
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^ Elliott teamed up with childhood friend Timbaland to cowrite and coproduce songs for the American rhythm-and-blues artists Jodeci and Aaliyah.
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[10] The pair wrote and produced nine tracks for Aaliyah's second album, One in a Million (1996), among them the hit singles "If Your Girl Only Knew," "One in a Million," "Hot Like Fire," and "4 Page Letter."[3] Elliott contributed background vocals and/or guest raps to nearly all of the tracks on which she and Timbaland worked. .One in a Million went double-platinum and made stars out of the production duo.^ "Star" #11 UK. One in a Million went double-platinum and made stars out of the production duo.

^ One in a Million went double-platinum and made stars out of the production duo.
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^ With an amazing record sales of 7,6 million domestically she is the only female rapper to have six albums certified platinum by the RIAA, including one double platinum.
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Elliott and Timbaland continued to work together for other artists, later creating hits for artists such as Total ("What About Us," 1997), Nicole Wray ("Make It Hot," 1998), and Destiny's Child ("Get on the Bus," 1998), as well as one final hit for Aaliyah, "I Care 4 U" before her death in 2001.
Elliott began her career as a featured vocalist rapping on Sean "Puffy" Combs's Bad Boy remixes to Gina Thompson's "The Things That You Do," (which had a video featuring cameo appearances by Notorious B.I.G and Puff Daddy), MC Lyte's 1996 single "Cold Rock a Party" (backup vocals by Gina Thompson), and New Edition's 1996 single "You Don't Have to Worry." Combs had hoped to sign Elliott to his Bad Boy record label. .Also that year Elliott appeared on the Men of Vizion's remix of "Do Thangz" which was produced by Rodney Jerkins (coincidentally the producer of the original version of "The Things That You Do").^ Also that year she appeared on the Men of Vizion's remix of ‘Do Thangz’ which was produced by Rodney Jerkins.
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^ In her early days, Elliott began her career as a featured vocalist rapping on Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs’s Bad Boy remixes to Gina Thompson's ‘The Things That You Do’.
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^ The same year, Elliott produced and contributed background vocals and some rhymes to former Spice Girl Mel B's, debut single, "I Want You Back".
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She instead signed a deal with EastWest Records, a division of Elektra Entertainment Group at that time, in 1996 to create her own imprint, The Goldmind Inc., for which she would record as a solo artist.[10] .Timbaland was again recruited as her production partner, a role he would hold on most of Elliott's solo releases.^ Timbaland was again recruited as her production partner, a role he would hold for every Elliott solo release.
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^ "Breath of Life" #8 UK. Timbaland was again recruited as her production partner, a role he would hold for every Elliott solo release.

^ The single was a top ten hit, thanks partially to Elliott"s songwriting and guest rap, and to Timbaland"s unusual production on the track.
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.Missy also appeared in LSG's song "All the Time" with Gerald Levert, Keith Sweat, Johnny Gill, Faith Evans, and Coko in 1997 on Levert Sweat Gill classic album.^ Show all Missy Elliott songs .
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^ View all Songs by Missy Elliott .
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^ Show: all songs non-album songs .

.The same year, she rapped in "Keys To My House" with old friends group LeVert.^ And uh, I have a 16 year old by the name of Nicole Ray that I am about to put out under my label.
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Supa Dupa Fly

.In the center of a busy period making guest appearances and writing for other artists, 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.^ Supa Dupa Fly lyrics .

^ Rain (Supa Dupa Fly) lyrics .
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^ Supa Dupa Fly (2xLP, Promo) .
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[3] .The album was also nominated for Best Rap Album at the 1998 Grammy Awards, but lost to Puff Daddy's No Way Out.^ SUPA DUPA FLY was nominated for a 1998 Grammy Award for Best Rap Album.
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^ She has won four Grammys, including best rap solo performance for "Get Ur Freak On" in 2002.
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^ And then there are the stats: 17 MTV Award nominations winner of the prestigious Video Of The Year in 2003, 2 Grammy awards, 2 BET awards, and 5 Lady Of Soul/Soul Train Awards.
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.The year also saw Elliott perform live at the MTV Video Music Awards show on a remix to Lil' Kim's "Ladies Night" with fellow rappers Da Brat, Angie Martinez and TLC-rapper Left Eye.^ MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2004 .
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^ Lil' Kim and Missy Elliott) lyrics .

^ Music video by Ciara;Ciara featuring Missy Elliott performing 1, 2 Step.
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.In 1998, Elliott continued her successful career in the background as a producer and writer on Total's single "Trippin'," as well as working with several others in the hip-hop and R&B communities.^ As long, she worked with several others in the hip-hop and R&B communities.
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^ In 1998, Elliott continued her successful music career by writing and producing Total's single "Trippin'", as well as working with several others in the hip-hop and R&B communities.

^ Elliott continued her successful career as a producer and writer on Total's single ‘Trippin'’ in 1998.
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.The same year, Elliott also produced and made a guest appearance on Spice Girl Melanie B's debut solo single, "I Want You Back," which topped the UK Singles Chart.^ The same year, Elliott produced and contributed background vocals and some rhymes to former Spice Girl Mel B's, debut single, "I Want You Back".
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^ The same year, Elliott produced and contributed background vocals and some rhymes to former Spice Girl, Mel B's, debut single, "I Want You Back".

^ "I Love Saturday" #20 UK. The same year, Elliott produced and contributed background vocals and some rhymes to former Spice Girl, Mel B's, debut single, "I Want You Back".

Da Real World

.Although a much darker album than her debut, Elliott's second album was just as successful as the first,[11] selling 1.5 million copies and 3 million copies worldwide.^ Elliott's second album was just as successful as the first.
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^ The album is the best selling female rap album ever selling 4.5 million copies worldwide.
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^ Everybody is using him, but he still hasn’t broken a new artist yet and the established acts he’s working with aren’t selling more than their previous albums.
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.She remarked, "I can't even explain the pressure.^ Missy talked with Wall Of Sound about the pressure of a sophomore LP: "I can't even explain the pressure...
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.The last album took me a week to record.^ The last album took me a week to record.
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.This one took almost two months…I couldn't rush it the second time because people expect more."^ This one took almost 2 months.
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^ The first time you're building a fan base, but I couldn't rush it the second time because people expect more."
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^ Nelly explains his reason for making two separate albums-- "I was able to open up a little more and let people know that there are other sides of Nelly."
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[11] Da Real World (1999) included the singles "All n My Grill," a collaboration with Nicole Wray and Big Boi (from OutKast), a remix to "Hot Boyz" and "She's a Bitch". Also in 1999, Elliott was featured, alongside Da Brat, on the official remix to the popular Mariah Carey single "Heartbreaker".

Miss E… So Addictive

.Missy Elliott next released Miss E… So Addictive in 2001. The album spawned the massive pop and urban hits "One Minute Man", featuring Ludacris and Trina, and "Get Ur Freak On", as well as the international club hit "4 My People" and the less commercially-successful single *"Take Away"*.^ That album produced the massive pop and urban hits "One Minute Man," featuring Ludacris and Trina, and "Get Ur Freak On", as well as the international club hit "4 My People" and the less commercially-successful single "Take Away," which featured soulful melodies from Ginuwine and a then-unknown Tweet, who was Elliott's most recent protege and labelmate at the time.
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^ Missy Elliott featuring Fantasia .
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^ Missy Elliott has long road to success .
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.The double music video for "Take Away/4 My People" was released in the fall of 2001, shortly after the 9-11 terrorist attacks and the death of Elliott's good friend Aaliyah in August.^ The double music video for "Take Away/4 My People" was released in the fall of 2001, shortly after the 9-11 terrorist attacks and the tragic death of Elliott"s good friend Aaliyah in August.
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^ The double music video for "Take Away/4 My People" was released in the fall of 2001, shortly after the 9-11 terrorist attacks and the tragic death of Elliott's good friend Aaliyah.
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^ Around the time of the release of "4 My People" Elliott's good friend Aaliyah died and her words and pictures were featured in Missy's video "Take Away".
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.The "Take Away" video contained images of and words about Aaliyah, and the slow ballad acted as a tribute to her memory.^ The "Take Away" video contained images of and words about Aaliyah, and the slow ballad acted as a tribute to her memory.
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^ The "Take Away" part of the video, which was its majority, contained images of and words about Aaliyah, and the slow ballad acted as a tribute to her memory.
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^ The double music video for "Take Away/4 My People" was released in the fall of 2001, shortly after the 9-11 terrorist attacks and the tragic death of Elliott"s good friend Aaliyah in August.
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.The remainder of the video was the more upbeat "4 My People", contained scenes of people dancing happily in front of American flags and Elliott dressed in red, white and blue.^ The remainder of the video was the more upbeat "4 My People", contained scenes of people dancing happily in front of American flags and Elliott dressed in red, white and blue.
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^ The remainder of the video, the more upbeat "4 My People", contained scenes of people dancing happily in front of American flags and Elliott dressed in red, white and blue.
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^ Elliott teamed up with childhood friend Timbaland to cowrite and coproduce songs for the American rhythm-and-blues artists Jodeci and Aaliyah.
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Though "Take Away" was not a success on radio, "4 My People" went on to become an American and European club hit due to a popular techno Basement Jaxx remix in 2002.
.Tweet's appearance on Elliott's "Take Away" as well as her cameo at Elliott's house on MTV Cribs helped to create a buzz about the new R&B singer.^ Tweet"s appearance on Elliott"s "Take Away" as well as her cameo at Elliott"s house on MTV Cribs helped to create a buzz about the new R&B singer.
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^ Tweet's appearance on Elliott's "Take Away" as well as her cameo at Elliott's house on Cribs helped to create a buzz about the new R&B singer.
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^ Around the time of the release of "4 My People" Elliott's good friend Aaliyah died and her words and pictures were featured in Missy's video "Take Away".
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.Tweet's own debut single, "Oops (Oh My)", was co-written by Elliott and released through Goldmind in February 2002. The single was a top ten hit, thanks partially to Elliott's songwriting and guest rap, and to Timbaland's unusual production on the track.^ The single was a top ten hit, thanks partially to Elliott"s songwriting and guest rap, and to Timbaland"s unusual production on the track.
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^ Tweet"s own debut single, "Oops", was co-written by Elliott and released through Goldmind in February 2002.
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^ Tweet's own debut single, "Oops (Oh My)", was written by Elliott and relased through Goldmind in February 2002.

Elliott co-produced the Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa and Pink cover of "Lady Marmalade" for the Moulin Rouge! Music from Baz Luhrmann's Film album, which went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2001.

Under Construction

.For her next outing, Elliott and Timbaland focused on an old school sound, utilizing many old school rap and funk samples, such as Run DMC's "Peter Piper" and Frankie Smith's "Double Dutch Bus" (in "Work It" and "Gossip Folks", respectively).^ Gossip Folks : Missy-Elliott.com .
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^ For her next outing, Elliott and Timbaland focused on an old school sound, utilizing many old school rap and funk samples, such as Run DMC"s "Peter Piper" and Frankie Smith"s "Double Dutch Bus".
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^ The single was a top ten hit, thanks partially to Elliott"s songwriting and guest rap, and to Timbaland"s unusual production on the track.
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.Elliott's fourth album, 2002's Under Construction (see 2002 in music), included the aforementioned singles "Work It", Elliott's second biggest hit to date, and the successful duet with Ludacris, "Gossip Folks". As the "Work It" video had done during 2002, "Gossip Folks" became one of the most-played music videos on MTV, MTV2, MTV Jams, and BET in 2003. It received significantly less attention than "Work It" at urban radio, but was embraced by the dance community, as well as the mainstream, due to a Fatboy Slim remix.^ "Gossip Folks" received significantly less attention than "Work It" at urban radio, but was embraced by the dance community, as well as the mainstream, due to a Fatboy Slim remix.
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^ Her remarkable popularity continued a year later with her next album, Under Construction, and its hit singles, "Work It" and "Gossip Folks."
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^ Gossip Folks : Contact Music (sucks) .
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[12] .Although not released as single and with no video, "Pussycat", peaked at number 77 on the Billboard Hot 100.^ Although not released as single and with no video, " Pussycat ", peaked at #77 on the Hot 100.
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^ Her first released single, "The Rain," put Missy on the map, especially with the help of the supporting music video directed by Hype Williams.
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^ In 2002 Missy wrote and was featured on the song "Oops (Oh My)" by Tweet , and co-produced the Christina Aguilera , Lil' Kim , Mya , and Pink cover of "Lady Marmalade" which went to No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
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.The album is known as the best selling female rap album ever with 2.1 million copies sold in the United States.^ Her 2002 album Under Construction is her best selling album to date; selling 2.1 million copies in the USA. .
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^ The album is the best selling female rap album ever selling 4.5 million copies worldwide.
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^ Next up was her 2nd album Da Real World which had slightly lower commercial success than her debut, selling 1.5 million copies in the US. Album singles included "All n My Grill", "Hot Boyz", and "She's A Bitch".
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[13] .In 2003, Under Construction received Grammy nominations for Best Rap Album and Album of the Year.^ SUPA DUPA FLY was nominated for a 1998 Grammy Award for Best Rap Album.
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^ Elliott’s first album, Supa Dupa Fly (1997), went platinum and was nominated for a Grammy Award , and her follow-up, Da Real World (1999), spent almost a year on the Billboard rhythm-and-blues chart.
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^ She has won four Grammys, including best rap solo performance for "Get Ur Freak On" in 2002.
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[14]
.The New York Times called Under Construction "this year's best hip-hop album."^ That’s why my new album is called Under Construction.
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^ It's the best thing for hip hop and rap.
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^ Missy's 1999 sophomore record, Da Real World, teamed her with hip-hop's elite--Eminem, OutKast's Big Boi, Redman--for a bold new album boasting a controversial lead track, "She's A Bitch."
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[15]
.Under Construction also included a track called "Back In The Day", a nostalgic ode to old school hip hop music and fashion that featured guest vocals from Jay-Z and Tweet.^ It was straight rapping, like old-school hip-hop.
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^ Under Construction also included "Back in the Day (2002 song)", a nostalgic ode to old school hip hop music and fashion that featured Jay-Z and Tweet.

^ Timbaland turns his back on hip-hop .
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.A video was shot and an article on MTV.com was posted, but the video was never released.^ A video was shot and an article on MTV.com was posted, but the video was never released.
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^ After the VMA's, Missy released " Teary Eyed " which never saw chart action although the video charted on MTV's Total Request Live for a few weeks, and BET's 106 & Park for a few days.
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^ In early 2006, Missy's single and video for " We Run This " was released with heavy airplay on VH1, MTV, and BET. It also will be featured on the soundtrack to the gymnastics-themed film Stick It.
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[16]
.Early 2003, Elliott produced the "American Dream Remix" (featuring Tweet's additional vocals) of Madonna's single "American Life". In the summer of 2003, Elliott was the featured rapper on Timbaland & Magoo's long-awaited return single, "Cop That Shit"; the song was a modest hit at urban radio.^ In 2004 Elliott was featured on the hit Ciara song (which she wrote) "1, 2 Step".
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^ It features guest vocals from producer and rapper Swizz...
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^ In the summer of 2003, Elliott was the featured rapper on Timbaland and Magoo's long-awaited return single, "Cop That Disc"; the song was a modest hit at urban radio.

For the soundtrack to the Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Beyoncé Knowles movie by the same name, Elliott produced "Fighting Temptation" (featuring herself, Beyoncé, Free and MC Lyte) which reached the number one spot in Japan but failed to chart in the U.S. Hot 100.

This Is Not a Test!

.A year after Elliott's most successful album to date was released, Elliott felt pressured by her label to release another album, hoping to capitalize on her recent success.^ This is Elliott's fifth album in six years.
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^ Missy Elliott ringtones sorted by albums and release date: Missy Elliott albums .
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^ Though busy period making guest appearances and writing for other artists, Elliott's debut album Supa Dupa Fly was released in mid-1997.
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Elliott's singles, "Pass That Dutch" and "I'm Really Hot", from her fifth album, This Is Not a Test! (released November 2003), both rose the urban charts. .However, both were not as successful at pop radio in comparison to many of her previous efforts.^ However, neither caught on at pop radio as well as her previous efforts have.

^ However, both were massive flops at pop radio in comparison to many of her previous efforts.
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^ However, both were not as successful at pop radio in comparison to many of her previous efforts.
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Elliott has since stated "This Is Not A Test! came out extremely too quickly for me. I didn't want it to come out when it did."[17]
.Also in 2003, Elliott was featured on Wyclef Jean's "Party to Damascus" and Ghostface Killah's "Tush" singles, the latter of which became a minor 2004 dance hit, and had a pivotal role in the film Honey, starring Jessica Alba.^ In 2004 Elliott was featured on the hit Ciara song (which she wrote) "1, 2 Step".
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^ Also in 2003, Missy was featured on Wyclef Jean's "Party To Damascus" and Ghostface Killah's "Tush" singles, the latter of which became a minor 2004 dance hit, and had a pivotal role in the motion picture Honey, starring Jessica Alba.
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^ In 2004, Missy was featured on Ciara's smash single "1,2 Step" with her verse interpolating Teena Marie 's smash hit, "Square Biz".
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.Gap approached Elliott later in the year to co-star in a commercial with Madonna, which received much media attention.^ The Gap approached Missy later in the year to co-star in a commercial with Madonna, which received much media attention GAP Advert.
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^ Elliott was also approached by Gap to star alongside Madonna in a commercial and she also collaborated with Madonna for the controversial 2003 VMA performance where Madonna shared a kiss with Britney Spears.
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^ Just a few years later she earned a Grammy Award for the song "Get Ur Freak On" and was collaborating with the likes of Madonna and Beyoncé.
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[18] .Elliott furthered her relationship with Madonna by performing the controversial 2003 MTV Video Music Awards show opening alongside Madonna, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.^ MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2004 .
  • Missy Elliott - Discography, biography, music, MP3s, credits, pictures & videos at SoundUnwound 11 January 2010 14:23 UTC www.soundunwound.com [Source type: General]

^ Elliott was also approached by Gap to star alongside Madonna in a commercial and she also collaborated with Madonna for the controversial 2003 VMA performance where Madonna shared a kiss with Britney Spears .
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^ Elliott furthered her relationship with the Material Girl by performing the controversial 2003 MTV Video Music Awards show opening alongside Madonna, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.
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In 2004, Elliott was featured on Ciara's hit single "1, 2 Step", with her verse interpolating Teena Marie's single, "Square Biz".
.Elliott premiered her own reality show on the UPN Network, The Road to Stardom with Missy Elliott in mid-2005. Although the series never made impressive ratings, it did maintain a solid audience.^ Viewers of Missy Elliott's new UPN reality series The Road to Stardom, premiering Wednesday (Jan.
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^ Missy Elliott has long road to success .
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^ Missy premiered her own reality show on the UPN Network, The Road to Stardom with Missy Elliott in mid-2005.
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.The winner, Jessica Betts, has yet to release an album or single, which was the prize of the show.^ The winner, Jessica Betts, plans to release her album in 2006.
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^ Missy's next LP, Da Real World , featuring the first single "She's A Bitch" was released and topped the Billboard R&B Album chart for a week.
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^ On to the Next One is a single by American hip hop rapper Jay-Z, released as the fourth single from his studio album The Blueprint 3 on his Roc Nation label.
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.This Is Not A Test sold 143,600 in its first week of being released and sold 690,000 copies in the United States and has been certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).^ With her domestic record sales of 7.6 million copies, she became famous for being the only female rapper to have six albums certified platinum by the RIAA, including one double-platinum.
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^ Missy's next LP, Da Real World , featuring the first single "She's A Bitch" was released and topped the Billboard R&B Album chart for a week.
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^ As for future releases in 2006, Missy stated she'll be putting out a Greatest Hits record with 3 new tracks.
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The Cookbook

.Following her less than usual sales from her previous album, Elliott wanted to "give people the unexpected" by utilizing producers other than Timbaland and a "more to the center" sound not as far left as her other music.^ Through the late '90s into the next millennium, Elliott continued turning out skillfully produced, sexually charged albums, winning Grammys left and right.
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^ Everybody is using him, but he still hasn’t broken a new artist yet and the established acts he’s working with aren’t selling more than their previous albums.
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^ Radiohead Comes Close But Fails To Break 'cycle' Radiohead's second album in less than a year debuts at No.
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[17] .Her sixth solo album, The Cookbook was released in July 2005 and debuted at number two on the U.S. charts.^ In Jul of 2005 she released her sixth album The Cookbook which came in at No.
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^ Her sixth solo album, The Cookbook was released in July 2005 and debuted at #2 on the US charts.
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^ Missy Elliott's sixth solo album, 'The Cookbook' was released in July 2005 and debuted at number two on the US charts.
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.Its first single, "Lose Control", which featured Ciara and Fatman Scoop, became a Top 5 hit in the early summer (peaking at number three on the Billboard Hot 100), and the other album tracks featured guest appearances from Mike Jones, Fantasia, M.I.A., Slick Rick, Mary J. Blige, and Pharrell.^ Ciara, Slick Rick, Mary J. Blige, and American Idol winner Fantasia were some of the guests on Missy's 2005 album The Cookbook.
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^ Fatman Scoop & Ciara) video code & video .
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^ "Lose Control" is a 2005 single by Missy Elliott featuring Ciara and Fatman Scoop, released on Records.
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.The video for "Lose Control" garnered Elliott six 2005 MTV VMA award nominations, ultimately winning two awards in the categories Best Dance Video and Best Hip-Hop Video in August 2005. After the VMA's, Elliott released "Teary Eyed" which charted lowly, although the video charted on MTV's TRL for a few weeks, and BET's 106 & Park for a few days.^ At the 2005 MTV VMAs Missy premiered her new single "Teary Eyed" which charted low but displayed Elliott's ability to sing.
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^ The video for " Lose Control " garnered Elliott six 2005 MTV VMA award nominations, ultimately winning two awards in the categories Best Dance Video and Best Hip-Hop Video in August.
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^ Makes me lose control [Missy Elliott] .
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."Teary Eyed" is one of the few tracks that showcase Elliott with her talented ability to also sing well.^ At the 2005 MTV VMAs Missy premiered her new single "Teary Eyed" which charted low but displayed Elliott's ability to sing.
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^ It's a nice midtempo track featuring Missy Elliott and vocals from more then one member.
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^ Missy Elliott Teary Eyed .
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[citation needed]
.In early September, Elliott tore her Achilles tendon while shooting the music video for her song "We Run This", requiring surgery and a long recovery, thus dampening promotion efforts for The Cookbook.^ In early September, Missy tore her Achilles tendon while shooting the music video for her song " We Run This ", requiring surgery and a long recovery, thus dampening promotion efforts for The Cookbook .
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^ Missy Elliott's Award: Lady of Soul Awards: best music video, Lose Control (2005) - featuring Ciara and Fat Man Scoop .
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^ In early 2006, Missy's single and video for " We Run This " was released with heavy airplay on VH1, MTV, and BET. It also will be featured on the soundtrack to the gymnastics-themed film Stick It.
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.In November 2005, Elliott won Best Female Hip Hop Artist at the 2005 American Music Awards, defeating colleagues Lil' Kim and Trina.^ Most recently she's been awarded a 2003 American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Female.
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^ In November 2005, Elliot won Best Female Hip Hop Artist at the 2005 American Music Awards, defeating colleagues Lil' Kim and Trina.
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^ It's the best thing for hip hop and rap.
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.Also in November, Elliott's remixed version of Ashlee Simpson's "L.O.V.E." (from her second album, I Am Me) was included on the CD single.^ Lady Marmalade (featuring Lil' Kim, Christina Aguilera, Mya & Pink)            Album: SINGLES          Artist: missy elliott .
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^ Elliott's second album was just as successful as the first.

^ Work It (Video Version)            Album: SINGLES          Artist: missy elliott .
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.In December 2005, Elliott was nominated for five Grammy Awards, including two for "Lose Control" (Best Short Form Video, which she won and Best Rap Song), one for The Cookbook (Best Rap Album), one for writing Fantasia's "Free Yourself" (Best R&B Song), and one for "1, 2 Step" with Ciara (Best Rap/Sung Collaboration).^ In 2004 Elliott was featured on the hit Ciara song (which she wrote) "1, 2 Step".
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^ Knock-turn'al Grammy Nominee : Best Music Video, Short Form .
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^ Lyrics for the song Lose Control by Missy Elliott .
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.Elliott was also nominated for Best International Female Artist at the 2006 BRIT Awards.^ Missy was also just recently been nominated for Best International Female Artist at this years Brit Awards.
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^ The video for " Lose Control " garnered Elliott six 2005 MTV VMA award nominations, ultimately winning two awards in the categories Best Dance Video and Best Hip-Hop Video in August.
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^ Missy Elliott's Award: Lady of Soul Awards: best music video, Lose Control (2005) - featuring Ciara and Fat Man Scoop .
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.In early 2006, Elliott's single and video for "We Run This" was released with heavy airplay on VH1, MTV, and BET.^ In early 2006 the single "We Run This" was released, also being the lead single for the soundtrack to Stick It .
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^ In early 2006, Missy's single and video for " We Run This " was released with heavy airplay on VH1, MTV, and BET. It also will be featured on the soundtrack to the gymnastics-themed film Stick It.
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^ Her first released single, "The Rain," put Missy on the map, especially with the help of the supporting music video directed by Hype Williams.
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.It served as the lead single for the soundtrack to the gymnastics-themed film Stick It.^ In early 2006, Missy's single and video for " We Run This " was released with heavy airplay on VH1, MTV, and BET. It also will be featured on the soundtrack to the gymnastics-themed film Stick It.
  • RapCentral - MISSY ELLIOTT Biography, Pics, Wallpapers & Media 11 January 2010 14:23 UTC www.rapcentral.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ In early 2006 the single "We Run This" was released, also being the lead single for the soundtrack to Stick It .
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Missy Elliott was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Rap Solo Performance category for "We Run This".
.The Cookbook received overall favorable reviews from critics and peaked at number two on the Billboard 200.^ Billboard 200 peaks and certifications indicated.
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^ Missy Elliott's sixth solo album, 'The Cookbook' was released in July 2005 and debuted at number two on the US charts.
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.It was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, (RIAA), selling 645,000 copies in the United States and received a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album.^ The album is the best selling female rap album ever selling 4.5 million copies worldwide.
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^ D-ROC and KAINE of the YING YANG TWINS are taking over the country, with their hot new album, United States Of Atlanta !
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^ Six of her albums __________________ and she received five Grammy awards for her brilliance.

Respect M.E.

.Respect M.E., Elliott's first greatest hits album, was released outside the United States and Canada on September 4, 2006, only in South Africa, Australia, Europe, Japan, and Brazil.^ With record sales of over seven million in the United States, she is the only female rapper to have six albums certified platinum by the RIAA, including one double platinum Under Construction.
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^ Genre: Hip Hop/RAP Missy Elliott (born in Portsmouth, VA, in 1971) released her debut album in 1997.
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^ In 2001 Missy released the album under the title Miss E...So Addictive , and it was again powered by two huge hits: " Get Ur Freak On " and " One Minute Man ."
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.The collection became her second top ten album in the UK and her highest charting album to date, peaking at number seven there.^ In September 1998 she collaborated with Melanie Brown from the Spice Girls on the one-off single, "I Want You Back", which debuted at number 1 in the UK chart.

^ Missy's next LP, Da Real World , featuring the first single "She's A Bitch" was released and topped the Billboard R&B Album chart for a week.
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^ Check out the UK Music top ten, UK music charts, forum & audio streams.
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According to the BPI, it has been certified Gold for sales of over 100,000 units in the UK and 500,000 copies world wide.[citation needed]
.The album cover shows Missy Elliott riding a Friesian horse with a dark, cloudy background.^ Missy Elliott albums: .

^ Missy premiered her own reality show on the UPN Network, The Road to Stardom with Missy Elliott in mid-2005.
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^ [People in background chatting] Yo, yo yo move out of the way We got missy Elliott coming through Girl that is...
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.The M.E. can be understood as either the word 'me' or could be referring to Missy Elliott.^ Around the time of the release of "4 My People" Elliott's good friend Aaliyah died and her words and pictures were featured in Missy's video "Take Away".
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^ Celebrity judge Missy Elliott asked fellow judge Mona Scott (an industry vet) if she could even remember the hook and eventually came up blank.
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"Respect M.E." is also the name of her clothing line produced by Adidas. "Take Away" did not make the album cut but was replaced with the more successful Basement Jaxx dance remix of "4 My People".
.Elliott was an honoree of the 2007 VH1 Hip Hop Honors.^ Hip Hop Honors 2009 .
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^ In 2003, Missy Elliott continues her reign as one of hip-hop and R&B's most influential and hardest working artists.
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^ So since you already know what we think, we thought we’d ask some of hip hop’s deftest minds and smoothest voices for their opinions of the honorees.
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In honor of her career, many artists performed some of her biggest hits. Timbaland and Tweet performed "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)," Eve and Keyshia Cole performed "Hot Boyz" and "Work It", Fatman Scoop and Ciara performed "Lose Control," and Nelly Furtado performed "Get Ur Freak On (The Remix)." The show aired October 8, 2007.[19]
.Respect M.E. became her second top ten album in the UK and her highest charting album to date, peaking at number seven.^ In September 1998 she collaborated with Melanie Brown from the Spice Girls on the one-off single, "I Want You Back", which debuted at number 1 in the UK chart.

^ Missy's next LP, Da Real World , featuring the first single "She's A Bitch" was released and topped the Billboard R&B Album chart for a week.
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^ Missy Elliott's sixth solo album, 'The Cookbook' was released in July 2005 and debuted at number two on the US charts.
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According to BPI it has been certified Gold for sales of over 100,000 units in the UK and 500,000 copies world wide. In 2007, the album became available in Best Buy stores in the US.

Block Party

.In January 2008, Ching-a-Ling was released as the lead single for the Step Up 2 the Streets soundtrack.^ In January 2008 Elliott's song "Ching-A-Ling" was released as the lead single off the Step Up 2: The Streets soundtrack and she also supplied another song for the soundtrack called "Shake Your Pom-Pom" (produced by Timbaland).
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^ Known for dropping videos loaded with eye candy, Missy Elliott’s new video “Ching-A-Ling” is being released in 3-D and is almost certain to be a visual blast.
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^ Says: January 11th, 2008 at 2:19 pm *puts up ‘Out to Lunch’ sign* .
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.Shake Your Pom Pom, produced by Timbaland, is also on the soundtrack.^ Shake Your Pom Pom lyrics .

^ In January 2008 Elliott's song "Ching-A-Ling" was released as the lead single off the Step Up 2: The Streets soundtrack and she also supplied another song for the soundtrack called "Shake Your Pom-Pom" (produced by Timbaland).
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^ Shake Your Pom Pom is reported to be the first official single from the new project, & will appear on the Step Up 2 soundtrack.
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.Both songs may appear on Elliott's forthcoming album.^ The album also featured cameo appearances from Aaliyah and Busta Rhymes (she has written songs for both).

^ Lyrics of the songs from the album SUPA DUPA FLY By missy elliott .
  • Lyrics - missy elliott All songs, words of songs FREE, At lyrics and songs - ELLIOT MISSY ELLIOTT MISSY MISDEMEANOR MISSY 'MIDEMEANOR' ELLIOTT MISSY 'MISDEMEANOR' ELLIOT MISSY MISDEMEANOR ELLIOT : Lyrics And Songs 11 January 2010 14:23 UTC www.lyricsandsongs.com [Source type: General]

^ Lyrics of the songs from the album THE COOKBOOK (2005) By missy elliott .
  • Lyrics - missy elliott All songs, words of songs FREE, At lyrics and songs - ELLIOT MISSY ELLIOTT MISSY MISDEMEANOR MISSY 'MIDEMEANOR' ELLIOTT MISSY 'MISDEMEANOR' ELLIOT MISSY MISDEMEANOR ELLIOT : Lyrics And Songs 11 January 2010 14:23 UTC www.lyricsandsongs.com [Source type: General]

In an interview with Elle Magazine in June 2009, Missy Elliott announced an Autumn 2009 release of Block Party, her seventh studio album, but was later pushed back a 4th time to January 2010. She reveals that "there are a lot of great collaborations on the record, but I can only give one away right now, and that’s Lil Wayne."[20]
.Elliott's seventh studio album will also feature production from Timbaland, Danja, Pharrell Williams, Souldiggaz, T-Pain, Sef Millz & Mista Raja of Coalition Forces and Pointguard.^ Filed in SEVENTH ALBUM , Timbaland 0 comments .
  • Missy Watch (Missy Elliott News Blog): July 2007 11 January 2010 14:23 UTC missywatch.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ Filed in SEVENTH ALBUM , Timbaland 2 comments .
  • Missy Watch (Missy Elliott News Blog): July 2007 11 January 2010 14:23 UTC missywatch.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ But before listeners can reconcile Elliott the club kid, special guest Ginuwine takes the album into love-ballad territory with "Take Away," a half-step ballad with an irresistible plucked-string production from Timbaland.
  • Missy Elliott Album - Ask.com 11 January 2010 14:23 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

[21]
.Missy Elliott hints to Billboard.com that "this album is probably more musical and melodic than my previous ones.^ Missy Elliott at Aahceleb.com .
  • Missy Elliott Picture, Video, Wallpaper, Profile, Gossip, and News at CelebrityWonder.com 11 January 2010 14:23 UTC www.celebritywonder.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Missy Elliott albums: .

^ More Missy Elliott lyrics .

.A lot of my albums are really hip-hop-driven, with tinges of other music genres.^ Overview Albums Lyrics News Biography Pictures Discussion Fanpages Fans Missy Elliott Genre Soul, R&B, Hip-Hop LSI Rank 444 (-181) history Fans 22 , become fan Moderator tiffypoo392 Options add lyrics add album add news edit biography Moderator Tools add song add album add news edit biography add picture edit fanpages Buy this music .

^ Burst onto the hip hop scene with the platinum-selling debut album Supa Dupa Fly (1997) .
  • Missy Elliott Picture, Video, Wallpaper, Profile, Gossip, and News at CelebrityWonder.com 11 January 2010 14:23 UTC www.celebritywonder.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Genre: Hip Hop/RAP Missy Elliott (born in Portsmouth, VA, in 1971) released her debut album in 1997.
  • Missy Elliott MP3 Real Ringtones 11 January 2010 14:23 UTC www.funtonia.com [Source type: General]

.But this album is hip-hop, with a sort of U.K. hip-hop sound to it."^ There's nothing bad I can say about the production, Timbaland did his thing and created his vision of what hip hop could sound like.
  • Supa Dupa Fly by Missy Elliott : Reviews and Ratings - Rate Your Music 11 January 2010 14:23 UTC rateyourmusic.com [Source type: General]

^ I'm totally hyped about the new album, Tim & Missy are one of the greatest Hip-Hop teams in history, & Timbo is my favorite musician, period.
  • Missy Elliott - Boxxet 11 January 2010 14:23 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ Burst onto the hip hop scene with the platinum-selling debut album Supa Dupa Fly (1997) .
  • Missy Elliott Picture, Video, Wallpaper, Profile, Gossip, and News at CelebrityWonder.com 11 January 2010 14:23 UTC www.celebritywonder.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

When asked why she chose the title "Block Party", she replies that "because there are a lot of dance joints on there. .It's one of those albums you can play out in the streets."^ When the group's album was permanently shelved, the determined artist gained her big breaks elsewhere, with work on Aaliyah's "One in a Million" and Gina Thompson's "This Thing You Do."
  • Missy Elliott 11 January 2010 14:23 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]

^ When you click to preview a track or album they are played in this player.
  • Missy Elliott MP3 Downloads - 7digital 11 January 2010 14:23 UTC www.7digital.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ She also takes on the cartoonish Eminem for "Bus a Rhyme," a track that turns out to be one of the best on the album.
  • Missy Elliott Album - Ask.com 11 January 2010 14:23 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

[21]

Biographical film

.In 2005, it was announced that there are plans to make a biographical film about the life story of Elliott and is to be shown in theaters.^ Additional articles about Missy Elliott News stories about Missy Elliott External links for Missy Elliott Videos for Missy Elliott Wikis about Missy Elliott Discussion Groups about Missy Elliott Blogs about Missy Elliott Images of Missy Elliott .

^ MISSY ELLIOTT POSTER: Make a poster showing the different stages of the life of Missy Elliott.

[22] .Producers include Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal, and the film is being written and directed by Diane Houston.^ LOS ANGELES (June 14, 2006) — Missy Elliott will star in the big-screen version of her life story, Universal Pictures has announced.The untitled project is in the development phase, studio spokeswoman Jennifer Chamberlain said Wednesday.The Elliott biopic will be produced by Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal through their company, Tribeca Films .Elliott, 34, began her music career with the all-girl group, Sista.
  • Missy Elliott To Bring Her Story To Big Screen | Access Hollywood - Celebrity News, Photos & Videos 11 January 2010 14:23 UTC www.accesshollywood.com [Source type: General]

.In mid-June 2007, Elliott said she was still working on the script with Diane Houston in order "to come up with the right stuff cause I don’t want it to be watered down.^ We still have a copy of the alphabetically ordered missy elliott lyrics page for you.
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^ The following year the drastically slimmed-down Elliott broke into the US Top 5 with "Work It", the lead-off single from Under Construction.
  • Missy Elliott 11 January 2010 14:23 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]

^ Do Dave and Missy put the "fairy dust" on their blunts when they come up with these treatments cause they get more unorthodox with each album.
  • MISSY ELLIOTT FEAT. CIARA & FATMAN SCOOP - "LOSE CONTROL" | TALKIN' VIDEOS | SOHH BLOG 11 January 2010 14:23 UTC blogs.sohh.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.I want it to be raw and uncut the way my life was"[23] Initially, it seemed Timbaland wouldn't be a part of the movie.^ We want the cars, we want the money and the jewellery and we think that's the way that life is supposed to go.
  • Missy Elliott 11 January 2010 14:23 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]

^ I know Timbaland said on MTV News Raw he really wants to work with Missy and Danja said they had her coming up.
  • Missy Watch (Missy Elliott News Blog): July 2007 11 January 2010 14:23 UTC missywatch.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ The moderator said that in the past Tim was never seen without Missy and now it seems like they parted ways.
  • Missy Watch (Missy Elliott News Blog): July 2007 11 January 2010 14:23 UTC missywatch.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

.When Missy asked him, he refused, citing he felt it dramatized his character; "the movie is about her life, her story, that goes deeper than putting me into the movie".[24] However, Timbaland has since stated that he would reconsider if she could get others, including Ginuwine & Magoo to sign on.^ By 1995, Swing Mob had folded and many of its members dispersed; Elliott, Timbaland, Magoo, Ginuwine, and Playa remained together, and would collaborate on each others' records for the rest of the decade.
  • Missy Elliott biography, information, news, links, pictures (pics) and products (Hip Hop) [Elliott] 11 January 2010 14:23 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ I just thought about Missy when I watched the Lil Wayne Video, with him on top of the truck.
  • » ♫ NEW MUSIC: MISSY ELLIOTT - “BEST, BEST” // 'CONCRETELOOP.COM' - QUALITY NOT QUANTITY 11 January 2010 14:23 UTC concreteloop.com [Source type: General]

^ And not a day goes by, she says, when she doesn't think about the times she used to sing in the back yard as a child, or the times they had to put away the bread so the mice wouldn't get it.
  • Scary? Missy Elliott? | Music | The Guardian 11 January 2010 14:23 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

Personal life

.In 2002, rumors of Elliott's sexual orientation began circulating after working with Tweet in her single Oops (Oh My), claiming that she liked girls, and Tweet was one of them.^ Tweet's own debut single, "Oops (Oh My)", was written by Elliott and relased through Goldmind in February 2002.

^ With such tracks like "One Minute Man" and "Work It", her music turned the tables of sexual politics in hip-hop without ever conceding to the media's images of beauty and sex."
  • Films and Music by Missy Elliott - Rate Your Music 11 January 2010 14:23 UTC rateyourmusic.com [Source type: General]

^ The following year the drastically slimmed-down Elliott broke into the US Top 5 with "Work It", the lead-off single from Under Construction.
  • Missy Elliott 11 January 2010 14:23 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]

[25] .Elliott responded by saying, "When people see how strong I am, and there's not a man around, it's like, 'What is she doin'?' But I don't need a man to make me happy.^ "He trailed the garbage across the yard and then just lay there, taking it easy," Elliott says with a husky laugh.
  • Scary? Missy Elliott? | Music | The Guardian 11 January 2010 14:23 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Thats like saying Pippen is better than Jordan…thats just something you don’t do….not even joking… .
  • Nah Right » Missy Elliott ft. Jay-Z - Ching-a-Ling (Remix) 11 January 2010 14:23 UTC nahright.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Her goal, as always, was to make a 'home' in the only place where, as she says, all those trophies and accolades don't matter: the recording studio.
  • Missy Elliott 11 January 2010 14:23 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]

I need to make myself happy first."[25]
Elliott has also said that she wants to start a family, but is afraid of labor.[26] She states, "I don't know if I can take that kind of pain [of labor]. .Maybe in the year 2020 you could just pop a baby out and it'd be fine.^ You can clean your house to that, maybe make a baby.
  • Missy Elliott 11 January 2010 14:23 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]

^ Missy hit the Top 40 helping out Keyshia Cole and Lil' Kim with " Let It Go " from Cole 's LP Just Like You .
  • Rock On The Net: Missy Elliott 11 January 2010 14:23 UTC www.rockonthenet.com [Source type: General]

^ And their marriage seems to be working out just fine too.
  • MISSY ELLIOTT FEAT. CIARA & FATMAN SCOOP - "LOSE CONTROL" | TALKIN' VIDEOS | SOHH BLOG 11 January 2010 14:23 UTC blogs.sohh.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

But right now I'd rather just adopt."[26]

Charity work

Elliott has contributed to charity throughout her career, especially to causes close to her heart, such as domestic violence and teen obesity.
.Elliott is also affiliated with the charity Break the Cycle, which focuses on eliminating domestic abuse.^ (December 2, 2003) Has been named the national spokesperson for Break The Cycle, a non-profit organization which works with youngsters to end domestic violence.
  • Missy Elliott Picture, Video, Wallpaper, Profile, Gossip, and News at CelebrityWonder.com 11 January 2010 14:23 UTC www.celebritywonder.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ One of Woodard's recent efforts included brokering the relationship between Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, a CAA client, and Break the Cycle, a group that works with youth on ending domestic violence.
  • Missy Elliott 11 January 2010 14:23 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]

^ Zap2it: Could you talk about your involvement in Break the Cycle, an initiative to help young people stop domestic abuse?
  • Missy Elliott 11 January 2010 14:23 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]

[27] .In conjunction with her reality show The Road to Stardom, there was a contest for viewers to create a public service ad for the Break the Cycle foundation.^ The Road To Stardom With Missy Elliott, UPN and Break The Cycle's national spokesperson and Grammy Award-winning artist Missy Elliott will launch the "Break the Cycle Challenge," an anti-domestic violence public service announcement (PSA) contest for Junior High or High School students to end dating and domestic violence.
  • Missy Elliott 11 January 2010 14:23 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]

^ Viewers of Missy Elliott's new UPN reality series The Road to Stardom, premiering Wednesday (Jan.
  • Missy Elliott 11 January 2010 14:23 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]

^ Elliott Sends Wannabes down 'Road to Stardom' If a prominent personality wants to share his or her success, landing a reality show is one way to do it.
  • Missy Elliott 11 January 2010 14:23 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]

.In 2004, Missy Elliott joined forces with MAC Cosmetics to promote their "Viva Glam" campaign.^ (May 26, 2004) Owns reality series called the Missy Elliott Project.
  • Missy Elliott Picture, Video, Wallpaper, Profile, Gossip, and News at CelebrityWonder.com 11 January 2010 14:23 UTC www.celebritywonder.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Missy Elliott Movie Stills Various photos captured from the movies, including Mac and PC desktop wallpapers for some movies.
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^ Premiere: Missy Elliott at the Miami premiere of Lions Gate's The Cookout - 8/28/2004 James Devaney, WireImage.com - Sunday, September, 24, 2006, 3:24 PM .
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In addition to the ad campaign, Elliott promoted the MAC Viva Glam V lipstick from which 100% of the sale goes to the M.A.C Aids Fund.
.In 2007, Elliott appeared on a ABC's Extreme Makeover and awarded four scholarships for a weight loss program to four underprivileged teens.^ On last night's Extreme Makeover , Missy Elliott gave a scholarship to a weight loss program to a teen fan, along with an autographed copy "of [her] latest C.D., The Cookbook ."
  • Missy Watch (Missy Elliott News Blog): July 2007 11 January 2010 14:23 UTC missywatch.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ Tune in at 9:00 EST tonight for Extreme Makeover on ABC! It'll be interesting to see when this was shot..
  • Missy Watch (Missy Elliott News Blog): July 2007 11 January 2010 14:23 UTC missywatch.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ Rapper Missy Elliott surprises four obese teenagers with scholarships to a weight-loss school; a formerly overweight teen needs surgery to remove a great deal of excess skin.
  • Missy Watch (Missy Elliott News Blog): July 2007 11 January 2010 14:23 UTC missywatch.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

She also helps with many other charitable organizations in lower income areas across the country.
Missy is also a member of Tuffley Community Centre.

Discography

Albums
Tours
Compilation Albums
DVDs
  • Hits of Miss E… The Videos Vol.1 (2001)
  • Recipe of Hits: Music Video Anthology (2005)

Filmography

Television

Year Title Role Episode
1997 Family Matters Herself "Original Gangster Dawg" (season 9, episode 203)
1998 The Wayans Bros. Herself
2003 Eve Herself,Guest appearance "Missy Elliott In The Place"
2005 MTV Cribs Herself
2005 The Road to Stardom Herself
2008 ego trip's Miss Rap Supreme Herself Season 1
America's Best Dance Crew Herself, Guest Judge "Missy Elliott "Shake Ya Pom Pom" Challenge" (season 2, episode 7)

Films

Year Film Role
2001 Pootie Tang Diva
2003 Honey Herself
2004 Fade to Black Herself
Shark Tale Uncredited voice
2005 Just for Kicks Herself

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Watson, Margeaux. "Rhymes and Reasons". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc.. http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,1535082,00.html. Retrieved 2008-11-21. 
  2. ^ a b RIAA - Gold & Platinum search
  3. ^ a b c d e Birchmeier, Jason (2005). "Missy Elliott - Biography". Allmusic. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:09foxqqhld6e~T1. Retrieved 2008-04-18. 
  4. ^ "Missy Elliott Biography". NME. Time Warner. http://www.nme.com/artists/missy-elliott#biography. Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  5. ^ a b c d e Kessler, Ted (2001-08-05). "Missy in action". The Observer. http://www.guardian.co.uk/theobserver/2001/aug/05/life1.lifemagazine7. Retrieved 2008-10-28. 
  6. ^ a b c Lynch, Jason (2003-01-20). "Missy Universe". People. Time. http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20139061,00.html. Retrieved 2008-11-27. 
  7. ^ a b c Baker, Lindsay (2003-11-01). "Scary? Me?". The Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2003/nov/01/popandrock.missyelliott. Retrieved 2008-10-28. 
  8. ^ Collis, Clark. "33 Things You Should Know About Missy Elliott". Blender. Dennis Publishing. http://www.blender.com/guide/articles.aspx?id=33. Retrieved 2008-11-23. 
  9. ^ a b Brown, Ethan (2007-03-23). "Everyone Wants Timbaland". Entertainment Weekly. http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20015777,00.html. Retrieved 2010-01-16. 
  10. ^ a b c Kimpel, 2006, p. 38.
  11. ^ a b Missy Elliott - Me, I'm Supa Dupa Fly VH1. Accessed September 14, 2008.
  12. ^ Missy Elliott - She Puts Her Thing Down, Flips It, Reverses It VH1. Accessed September 14, 2008.
  13. ^ Caulfield, Keith (2008-07-08). "Ask Billboard". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003825438. Retrieved 2008. 
  14. ^ http://www.hollywood.com/news/Grammy_Nominations_Announced/1735316
  15. ^ Kelefa Sanneh (December 22, 2002). Hip-Hop Divides: Those Who Rap, Those Who Don't New York Times. Accessed September 14, 2008.
  16. ^ Corey Moss (January 21, 2003). Missy Elliott, Jay-Z Go 'Back in the Day' For New Video MTV. Accessed September 14, 2008.
  17. ^ a b Nekesa Mumbi Moody (June 29, 2005). Elliott Offers More Conventional Formula Yahoo. Accessed September 14, 2008.
  18. ^ Gap Cord Jeans Missy Elliot and Madonna
  19. ^ VH1 Presents Hip Hop Honors
  20. ^ Missy on her seventh album on ELLE.com Elle Magazine. Accessed June 12, 2009.
  21. ^ a b Mariel Concepcion (June 10, 2008). Missy Elliott Goes Back Around The 'Block' Billboard. Accessed June 13, 2008.
  22. ^ Moss, Corey (2005-11-29). "Missy Elliott Says She'll Expose Rape In Autobiographical Film". MTV News. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1515205/20051129/elliott_missy.jhtml. Retrieved 2008-11-23. 
  23. ^ The Making of 'Let it Go'
  24. ^ Timbaland Shuns Missy Elliott Biopic
  25. ^ a b Missy Elliott - "La Freak, C'est Chic" VH1. Accessed September 14, 2008.
  26. ^ a b Jessica Herndon, Michael Y. Park (July 31, 2008). It's All Dance and No Play for Missy Elliott People. Accessed September 14, 2008.
  27. ^ rwd (Thu Mar 1, 2007). "Missy Elliott Breaks The Cycle". RWD Magazine. http://www.rwdmag.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=18. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 

References

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Simple English

Missy Elliott
Birth name Melissa Arnette Elliott
Also known as Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott
Born July 1, 1971 (1971-07-01) (age 39)
Origin Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, dancer
Years active 1990–present
Labels The Goldmind, East West, Elektra, Atlantic
Website Missy-Elliott.com

Melissa Arnette "Missy" Elliott (born July 1, 1971)[1] is a five-time Grammy Award-winning American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. With record sales of over seven million in the United States,[2] she is the only female rapper to have six albums certified platinum by the RIAA, including one double platinum (Under Construction).[3]

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