In 2019, Missy Elliott made history. The five-time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, and producer was the first female rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Even before debuting with Supa Dupa Fly in 1997, Elliott was already writing for and producing other artists. Credited by her real name Melissa A. Elliott, the rapper has written and produced songs for Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, Aaliyah, Destiny’s Child, Mariah Carey, Fantasia, and Monica, from the mid-’90s to the 2010s.
Here are seven songs Missy Elliott has written for other artists for nearly 30 years.