Published on August 17, 2011 by Amy
Melissa Arnette “Missy” Elliott (born July 1, 1971),is an American recording artist, award winning producer, singer-songwriter, dancer, actress and clothing line designer.
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With record sales of over seven million in the United States, she is the only female rapper to have six albums certified platinum by the RIAA, including one double platinum for her 2002 album Under Construction. Elliott is known for a series of hits and diverse music videos, including “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)”, “Hot Boyz”, “Get Ur Freak On”, “One Minute Man”, “Work It”, “Pass That Dutch”, and “Lose Control”. In addition, she has worked extensively as a songwriter and producer for other artists, both alone and with her fellow producer and childhood friend Timbaland, with whom she received her first production credit on R&B singer Ginuwine’s 1996′s album Ginuwine… the Bachelor.
On July 28, 2010 Missy Elliot answered a fan on Twitter herself, claimed her heritage…
@HisPrincess3 cherokee and blk
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) July 29, 2010
Birth Name: Melissa Arnette Elliott
Birth Place: Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
Date of Birth: July 1, 1971
Ethnicity: African American, Cherokee