Missy Elliot is the recipient of this year’s Black Music Honors, receiving the Music Innovator Award at the weekend event in Atlanta.
The 8th Annual Black Music Honors took place on May 19 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta. The show was hosted by actress LeToya Luckett and comedian DeRay Davis, The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported.
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The Music Innovator Award is presented to an artist who has made significant contributions to music and culture, and Missy Elliott, whose full name is Melissa Arnette Elliott, is a Grammy Award-winning rapper, songwriter, and producer who has been a major force in hip hop for more than two decades. She is known for her innovative and groundbreaking music, which has helped to shape the sound of the genre.
Elliott was introduced at the awards show by Tweet and Nicole Wray, two of her former collaborators.
The Black Music Honors event will be shown on the Stellar Network starting June 3, and will also be broadcast nationally from June 10 to July 2. Additionally, it will be available on Bounce TV on June 19.
Missy Elliott’s career has been nothing short of remarkable. She has released seven studio albums, all of which have been certified platinum or higher. She has won five Grammy Awards, including two for Producer of the Year. She has also won numerous other awards, including the BET Award for Best Female Hip Hop Artist and the MTV Video Music Award for Video Vanguard.
In addition to receiving the Music Innovator Award, Miss Elliot will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, with the other inductee including musicians like Kate Bush, Sheryl Crow, George Michael, Willie Nelson, Rage Against the Machine, and The Spinners.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will be held on November 3, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.