Missy Elliott

Born 1 July 1971.
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Melissa Arnette "Missy" Elliott (born July 1, 1971) is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, and record producer. Her first major success came as a songwriter with childhood friend and producer Timbaland on projects for Aaliyah, Total, SWV, and 702. As a record producer and songwriter, she has worked with Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, and Janet Jackson, as well as contemporary artists Keyshia Cole, Ciara, G Dragon, Tamia and Monica.

In the late 1990s, Elliott expanded her career as a solo artist and rapper, eventually winning five Grammy Awards and selling over 30 million records in the United States. Elliott is the only female rapper to have six albums certified platinum by the RIAA, including one double platinum for her 2002 album Under Construction.

Elliott is also known for a series of hits and diverse music videos, including "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)", "Hot Boyz", "Get Ur Freak On", "Work It", and the Grammy award-winning video for "Lose Control."

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    The Cookbook 2005

    Reviewed by Jack Smith
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  2. Review of This Is Not A Test!

    This Is Not A Test! 2003

    Reviewed by Buki Bakare
    Missy fans will not be disappointed. Five albums deep and she is still one of the most...
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