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us: Elliott, Missy

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  • Variants

    • us: Elliott, Misdemeanor
    • us: Elliott, Melissa
    • us: E, Miss
    • us: Missy
    • us: Elliott, M. (Missy)
    • us: Elliot, Missy
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1971-07-01
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Portsmouth (Va.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Elektra Records (Firm)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Swing Mob (Music label)
    • Gender

        (lcdgt) Females
    • Gender

    • Associated Language

    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Rap (Music)
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Singers
            (lcsh) Entertainers
              (lcsh) Actors
          • Sources

            • found: Supa dupa fly [SR] p1997: label (Missy Misdemeanor Elliott) insert (Melissa "Missy" Elliott)
            • found: People weekly, Aug. 18, 1997: p. 25 (Missy Elliott; R&B artist)
            • found: Miss E-- so addictive, p2001: label (Missy Misdemeanor Elliott)
            • found: All-music guide, May 19, 2001 (Missy Misdemeanor Elliott, b. Melissa Elliott, 1971)
            • found: Loon, p2003: container (Missy) booklet (M. Elliott)
            • found: Stewart, Nisan. Free yourself: t.p. (Missy Elliot)
            • found: African American National Biography, accessed January 17, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Elliott, Missy; Melissa Elliott; hip hop / rap artist, stage/ screen actor; born 01 July 1971 in Portsmouth, Virginia, United States; formed singing group called Sista with collaborator Timbaland, relocated to New York and signed with the Swing Mob label (1990); with Timbaland, produced tracks for Aaliyah's double-platinum One in a Million album; signed with Elektra Records; created own label with Timbaland as producer; first solo effort, SupaDupa Fly, made its appearance (1997); first hit single, The Rain, went platinum; had worldwide success with Da Real World, Miss E ... So Addictive (1999, 2001); hip-hop hits Get Ur Freak On and One Minute Man reached number two on Billboard's Top 200; hosted own reality show, The Road to Stardom with Missy Elliott; released The Cookbook, nominated for five Grammy nominations, including for Best Rap Album, Best Rap Video, and American Music Award for Best Female Hip Hop Artist)
          • Change Notes

            • 1997-08-29: new
            • 2016-05-24: revised
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