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Missy Elliott to be first female rapper to enter Songwriters Hall of Fame

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

will script history as she up to become the first female to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

According to EW, the recording artiste will be honoured at a June 13 ceremony at the Marquis Hotel in

Elliott has album such as "Under Construction" (2002), "This Is Not a Test" (2003), and "The Cookbook" (2005) to her credit.

"I want to congratulate all the amazing songwriters who have been inducted into the 2019 'Song Writers Hall of Fame'.

"Also those who were nominated because their body of work is amazing I am so humbly grateful to now be inducted also I (love) you all," she tweeted of the honour on Saturday.

Other 2019's class of inductees include British singing legend Cat Stevens (aka Yusuf), John Prine, Tom T Hall, and

Songwriters Hall of said it is a moment of pride for him as the institution is recognising "some of the culturally most important songwriters of all time" in the first year of his tenure.

"The 2019 slate of inductees represents diversity and unity across genres and gender, highlighting our dedicated mission to honour music creators who have enriched our lives. These are writers who in their time literally transformed music and helped make what's happening today possible," Rodgers said in a statement.

After and Jermaine Dupri, Elliott will be the third to receive the honour.

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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 17:15 IST