Date of Birth:
July 1, 1971
Portsmouth, Virginia, United States Best Quotes:
“Music should be your escape.”
“I'd stand on the side of the road when I was just a little girl singing on trash cans.”
Missy Elliott (born Melissa Arnette Elliott, in Portsmouth, Virginia, on July 1, 1971) is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, and record producer. She started out in an R&B group, called Fayze, but later expanded her career as a solo artist and rapper. She went on to work with Timbaland and Aaliyah and their hit song “One in a Million” went double-platinum. Missy has won five Grammy Awards and sold over 30 million records in the United States. She is the only female rapper to have six albums certified platinum by the RIAA. Missy is also known for multiple 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.”
Best Known For:
Missy is know for being a rapper and creating unique music videos.
Missy told a magazine in June 2011 that her absence from the music industry was due to a hyperthyroid disorder known as Graves’ disease. She has also stated she wants kids, but is afraid of giving birth.