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Missy Elliott

""Block Party" In Stores & Online September 9th!""



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No female rap artist paralleled the success of Missy Elliott, neither during her reign nor before, and none was more deserving. Unlike most of urban music's female superstars, Missy writes her own songs as well as performs them, and her creative wit in on a par with her stylish demeanor. In addition to her talent and showmanship, though, she established herself as a genuine hitmaker alongside her longtime producer, Timbaland. She initially scored hits for others, namely Aaliyah ("One in a Million," "If Your Girl Only Knew") and to a lesser extent 702 ("Steelo"), before moving on to score a dazzling run for herself. Her debut album, Supa Dupa Fly (1997), spawned a number of hits such as "The Rain" that were more trend-setting than they were chart-topping. The chart-toppers, of course, came soon after: "She's a Bitch" and "Hot Boyz" (1999); "Get Ur Freak On" and "One Minute Man" (2001); and "Work It" and "Gossip Folks" (2002). In each of these, Missy proved that, with both dignity and joviality, women could be sexual as well as forceful. As a result, she defied every stereotype imaginable without forsaking her broad fan base. 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. Unfortunately, Swing Mob Records fell through and along with it the plans for Sista's debut album. Determined to move forward, Missy turned to longtime acquaintance Timbaland, who happened to be producing some tracks for Aaliyah's One in a Million (1996) album. It proved to be a key move for Missy, as the album racked up enormous sales. Soon record execs were knocking on her door. Missy began working with a number of artists as either a songwriter or a vocalist/rapper before finally signing herself a deal with Elektra in 1996. A year later, Supa Dupa Fly hit the streets and soon after went platinum thanks to "The Rain." Besides the sales numbers, the album also proved critically successful, impressing nearly everyone who heard it. It had not only radio-ready singles ("Sock It 2 Me," "Beep Me 911," "Hit 'Em Wit da Hee") but also an astounding array of album tracks that showcases just how multi-talented Missy indeed was, singing on some, rapping on others. In 1999, she returned with her much-awaited follow-up album, Da Real World, an even more ambitious album that featured two mammoth hits -- "She's a Bitch" and "Hot Boyz" -- along with an array of often daring collaborations with such unlikely candidates as Eminem. Around this same time, she began appearing in TV ads for the Gap and Sprite, proving that not only was she a musical talent but also an important icon for the era. The cycle repeated itself in 2001 when she released Miss E...So Addictive, again powered by two huge hits: "Get Ur Freak On" and "One Minute Man." Her remarkable popularity continued a year later with her next album, Under Construction, and its hit singles, "Work It" and "Gossip Folks." Missy's music machine continued pummeling the charts, with Timbaland & Magoo's follow-up Under Construction, Pt. II appearing in mid-November and the new Elliott LP This Is Not a Test! released a week later. Ciara, Slick Rick, Mary J. Blige, and American Idol winner Fantasia were some of the guests on Missy's 2005 album The Cookbook. ~ Jason Birchmeier, All Music Guide

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July 01, 2008

Missy Wins @ BET Awards 2008

Congratulations to Missy Elliott for winning 'Best Female Hip Hop Artist' at the 2008 BET Awards last night in Los Angeles, CA. Be on the lookout for Missy's upcoming album BLOCK PARTY featuring the brand new single "Best, Best" produced by Danja -- in stores & online September 9th. Keep it locked for info on her new music video coming soon!

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Alfreezey
Alfreezey

Male, 37, Waycross, GA

Posted April 02, 2016


I'm just writeing to say hi & you are sexy & keep doing you


Chalibrann
Chalibrann

Male, Age Private, United Kingdom

Posted July 18, 2010


Keep working hard Missy x


GreenAZ
GreenAZ

Female, Age Private, Tucson, AZ

Posted April 24, 2010


I love you Missy.....That "Lose Conrtrol " video is BOSS!
Jackie Bee.............


davonge
davonge

Male, 50, Dallas, TX

Posted March 29, 2010


[hello] my gorgeious sister my name is gary stage name is davonge i'am dallastx. i been on lock for 17yrs. flat , im trying to get my music on its feet i have been trying to get incontact with you for years now finally please check out my music on my space.com/davonge tell me what you think. i know your the one to make it happen.look i have a grandson that im trying too take care of but i need a start i know i got the talent please help me.with open arms Godbless you.much love.


wilkeyslady_1
wilkeyslady_1

Female, Age Private, South Zanesville, OH

Posted March 20, 2010



GoddessMax
GoddessMax

Female, Age Private, Atlanta, GA

Posted December 25, 2009


Big fan of yours. I really love your music.


gripp
gripp

Male, Age Private, Castroville, CA

Posted November 09, 2009


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black_cherrypit1
black_cherry...

Female, 41, Sanford, FL

Posted June 11, 2009


Missy this is yo girl, and even though you don't know me that well I know that you are never going anywhere because you are going to keep doing your thang and every body loves your shi.....! because it's the bomb, ya heard!


b_the_sexy_1
b_the_sexy_1

Female, 29, Milwaukee, WI

Posted March 04, 2009


Missy I am your biggest fan I LOVE YOU MISSY


JimHall031
JimHall031

Male, Age Private, Magnolia, TX

Posted November 23, 2008


From all of us here at EDR to all of our friends and a special message to our fabulous artist friends, we value your friendship and continued support of ERD at www.entertainersrd.com, here at BlackPlanet and at myspace.com/jimentertainersrd.

Happy turkey day to everyone

Jim

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