Missy Elliott Will Be the First Female Hip-Hop Artist Inducted Into the Songwriters Hall of Fame

Posted On: Jan 13, 2019   |   Posted By: Slate

The members of the 2019 class of inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame were announced on CBS This Morning on Saturday, and hip-hop star Missy Elliott will become the first female hip-hop artist to join the more than 400 songwriters who have been inducted since 1970. The other inductees this year are Dallas Austin ; Tom T. Hall (“ Harper Valley PTA ,” “ Watermelon Wine ”); John Prine (“ Angel From Montgomery ,” “ Paradise ”); Jack Tempchin (“ Peaceful Easy Feeling ,” “ You Belong to the City ”); and Yusuf Islam, better known as Cat Stevens (you all know a Cat Stevens song or two, come on). Here's the official announcement:

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