Missy Elliott - Sondz

Overview

Melissa Arnette Elliott (born July 1, 1971) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. She embarked on her music career with R&B girl group Sista in the early-mid 1990s and later became a member of the Swing Mob collective along with childhood friend and longtime collaborator Timbaland, with whom she worked on projects for American R&B acts Aaliyah, 702, Total, and SWV. Following several collaborations and guest appearances, she launched her solo career in 1997 with her debut album Supa Dupa Fly, which spawned the top 20 single "Sock It 2 Me". The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, the highest charting debut for a female rapper at the time.

Elliott's second album, Da Real World, was released in 1999 and produced the singles "She's a Bitch", "All n My Grill", and top five hit "Hot Boyz". The remix of the latter song broke the record for most weeks at number-one on the US R&a...

Facts

Born1/7/1971 (Age: 50), in Portsmouth
AreaUnited States
Years active24
StatusActive
Role(s)Producer (executive)PerformerVocal Arranger
Label(s)AtlanticElektraElektra EntertainmentGoldmindEastWestGeffen RecordsThe Goldmind, Inc.[no label]EastWest Records AmericaWarner Records
Label managementGoldmind (label founder)Mass Confusion Music (personal publisher)

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Collaborators

NameRole(s)
Timbaland
TimbalandMixProducerPerformer (guest)CreditPerformerRemixer
Jimmy Douglass
Jimmy DouglassMixEngineer
Ludacris
LudacrisCreditPerformerPerformer (guest)
Lil' Kim
Lil' KimCreditPerformer (guest)Performer
Carlos Bedoya
Carlos BedoyaEngineer
Ciara
CiaraCredit
Da Brat
Da BratCreditPerformer (guest)Performer
Beyoncé
BeyoncéCreditProducerPerformer (guest)
Busta Rhymes
Busta RhymesCreditPerformer (guest)Performer
Tweet
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