American Celebrities including actors, performers, and musicians make Hollywood one of the greatest enterprises of the trade. The ongoing years have seen a great deal occurring in the music industry.
This brought forth stunning singers like Mac Miller, Eminem and Jennifer Lopez. Today we are talking about one of the legendary female singers who has won more than 100 wards out of 300 nominations.
Missy Elliott is an American rapper, singer, dancer and record producer who has six studio album in her pocket and his working on the seventh one. She is also the winner of Grammy five times.
Let’s know more about her bio, career, awards, songs, salary, car, house, personal life and all.
Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott (actual name: Melissa Arnette Elliott) was born on July 1, 1971, in Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia, United States.
Missy Elliott is 47 years old.
Her parents are Ronnie Elliott, who is a U.S. Marine but no longer on active duty and currently working as a Shipyard welder and Patricia Elliott, who is a power company dispatcher.
She is an only child of her parents. Missy Elliot went to Woodrow Wilson High School in Portsmouth, Virginia and graduated in 1990.
Her family moved to Virginia after her father returned from Marine, where they had to live in an extreme poverty. Missy Elliot said that her father used to do domestic abuse.
She said she used to refuse to stay with her friend home cause she used to fear that she would find her mother dead on her return.
In one of the incident, her father dislocated her mother’s shoulder and in another, Missy, herself was threatened by a gun. It was too much to bear so her mother decided to flee with her daughter and they lived in the Hodges Ferry neighborhood of Portsmouth.
Missy Elliot told that her father would kill them both for leaving. Missy Elliot was molested by her cousin when she was eight.
Missy Elliot was born in an active church choir family so singing was a normal part. She wanted to be a performer when she was four.
Later she feared her decision as she was a class clown and none will take her decision seriously. And everything that happened to her wasn’t easy to overcome, but Missy Elliot didn’t give up her dreams.
She started her music career by joining an all-female R&B group in the early 1990s, Sista. Later she became a member of Swing Mob, along with, Timbaland, who is Missy’s childhood friend and longtime collaborator.
Missy Elliot and Timbaland have worked on several projects together for Aaliyah, Total, SWV and 702.
Missy Elliot released her debut album on July 15, 1997, titled Supa Dupa Fly. The album received critical acclaim and reached at number three on Billboard 200 and went to the peak at the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart.
Her debut album sold over 1.2 million copies in the United States and it got certified as platinum. The hit singles are The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly), Sock It 2 Me, Hit Em wit da Hee and Beep Me 911.
The album includes popular artists like Busta Rhymes, Ginuwine, 702, Magoo, Da Brat, Lil’ Kim, and Aaliyah.
Her next album was Da Real World which she released on June 22, 1999. The album debut at a number at 10 on the Billboard 200. The album featured the guest appearance of Beyonce, Nicole, Juvenile, Eminem, Lady Saw, Lil’ Kim and many other.
This album sold about 131,000 copies in its first week and sold 6 million units worldwide in total.
Missy Elliott third album was Miss E… So Addictive, which was released on May 15, 2001, and received a wide critical acclaim. The album sold 1,767,000 in the United States alone and was certified platinum by RIAA.
Her fourth album, Under Construction, was released on November 12, 2002. The album received universal acclaim from music critics and got 81/100 from Metacritic.
It debuted at number three on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart, selling 259,000 copies in its first week and 2.2 million copies domestically within November 2015.
This is Not a Test! is Missy Elliott fifth album, which was released on November 25, 2003. Critics praised the album and it debuted at number thirteen on Billboard 200.
Her fifth album sold 183,000 copies in the first week and sold 705,000 copies in the United States and it has been certified Platinum.
Missy Elliott released her sixth album on August 27, 2005, titled The Cookbook. The album songs charted at the different position in different countries.
The album itself went to number two on the Billboard 200 and sold 657,000 copies and has been certified gold in the United States.
Respect M.E. is her first greatest hit album which comprises all the singles from her six studio album. Her first greatest hit album was certified gold as it sold over 100,000 units in the UK and 500,000 worldwide.
Her single WTF (Where They From) was released on November 12, 2015. And within November 19, the song has been streamed over 6.1 million times in the US alone. Missy Elliott said she is working on her seventh album, Block Party.
In the midnight of January 27, 2017, Missy released debut single titled ‘I’m Better’ and features accompanying vocals by frequent production partner Lamb.
The official remix of ‘I’m Better’ was released after five months in the same year. The remix featured Lil’ Kim, Trina and Eve.
Her single peaked at number 28 on US R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and 71 on US Billboard Hot 100.
Missy Elliot has been awarded many honors for her work. She has been nominated for 11 times in American Music Awards and won 9 of them. Elliot recieved her first Grammy Award for hist single ‘Get Ur Freak On’ in 2002.
Alongside her Grammys, Missy has received multiple BET Awards for best female hip-hop artist and several MTV Video Awards for her iconic music videos and American Music Awards.
Missy has been nominated for 22 times in BET Awards and won 15 of them and has also won 19 MOBO Awards out of 32 nominations. In MTV Video Music Awards, she has won 7 awards out 33 nominations.
In MTV Europe Music Awards she has won 11 awards out of 13 nominations. The singer has won 21 awards out of 30 nominations in Soul Train Music Awards. In Teen Choice Awards she has won 7 out of 7 nominations.
In VIVA Comet Media Awards, Elliott has won 2 out of 3 nominations. In World Music Awards she has won 4 out of 6 nominations. She has received 13 nominations in Grammy and has won 5 of them.
Missy Elliott is a very popular and respected person in a music industry. Not only her work, but her dating history is also quite interesting too.
Missy is bisexual and she has dated both men and women in past. Missy Elliott dated Nicole Wray, Trina, Faith Evans, Twetty, Lil’ Kim, Karrine Steffans, Olivia Longott.
Also, she has been rumored to be with Timbaland and Da Bart too. Talking of current dating status, Missy is single and has not married yet.
However, the single once sid that she wants to start a family but afraid of giving birth. She stated,
“I don’t know if I can take that kind of pain. Maybe in the year 2020 you could just pop a baby out and it’d be fine. But right now I’d rather just adopt”
Missy Elliott told PEOPLE in June 2011, she took a break from the music industry due to a Graves’ disease. She was diagnosed after lossing a massive amountof weight in 2008 which affected her body and her life.
‘It caused hair loss, your eyes bulge. My blood presssure was always up from just overworking.’
After the treatment, her symptons stabilzed and she got back to her career.
Missy Elliott 2018 net worth is $50 million.
Also, Missy has earned her money from various shows, performances, concerts, tours and all.
Missy Elliot sold her Florida home for $1.45 million in 2014. She bought the beautiful home back in 2003 for $1.3 million.
The luxury apartment situated on the 19th floor of an Aventure building. The4,740 square feet apartment has four bead rooms and five bathrooms.
There living room has enough space and also has a wet bar and balcony that offers the beautiful view of the ocean and city. Currently, she is residing in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
The singer has owns a fond of exclusive cars. Talking about her cars, here is the list: