Missy Elliott is a well-known American rapper who has a net worth of million dollars in 2017. She is also a record producer and dancer. She started her career by being a member of an all-women group called ‘Sista’. She has released six studio albums and 3 compilation albums. Elliott later became a part of the group ‘Swing Mob’ and has frequently collaborated with Timbaland.
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Biography & Wiki
Melissa Arnette Elliott popularly known as Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott was born on July 1, 1971, in Portsmouth, Virginia to her parents Ronnie Elliott and Patricia Elliott. As a child, she used to perform in the church choir.
In 1990, she graduated from Portsmouth’s Woodrow Wilson High School. She wanted to become a performer when she was four years old.
Missy Elliott was in a relationship with Nicole Wray from 1996 to 1998. She has also dated Trina. In 1999, she was in a relationship with Faith Evans. She dated Tweety from 1999 to 2002. From 2002 to 2004, she was in a relationship with Olivia Longott.
Elliott has stated that she is afraid of giving birth and has been suffering from Graves’ disease which is a hyperthyroidism disorder.
In the 1980s, Miss Elliott was part of the group Fayze. It was later renamed as Sista. In 1993, she released her debut single called “Brand New”.
In 1997, she released her debut studio album entitled ‘Supa Dupa Fly’. The album became a certified platinum album and went on to sell over 1.2 million records. Her second album, ‘Da Real World’ was released in 1999. In 2011, she released the album ‘Miss E… So Addictive’. It was followed by the album ‘Under Construction’. She then went on to release the album ‘This Is Not a Test!’ in 2003. Her last studio album ‘The Cookbook’ was released in 2005.
Missy Elliott has also released the compilation albums ‘Recipe of Hits’, ‘Respect M.E.’, and ‘Original Album Series’. She has released three box sets, 20 music videos, and 74 singles.
She has also appeared in various films and television shows like ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’, ‘The Voice’, ‘Star’, ‘Ego Trip’s Miss Rap Supreme’, ‘The Road to Stardom with Missy Elliott’, and ‘All That’. In 2004, she lent her voice to the film ‘Shark Tale’.
Elliott has done various concert tours and has also produced various singles for many top artists.
Awards & Achievements
Miss Elliott has won five Grammy Awards out of seventeen nominations. She has also received five International Dance Music Awards, nine American Music Awards, 20 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards, 15 BET Awards, 19 MOBO Awards, 17 MTV Video Music Awards, 21 Soul Train Music Awards, and 5 Teen Choice Awards. She has also won four World Music Awards from six nominations and has won two VIVA Comet Media Awards.
Net Worth of Missy Elliott
Missy Elliott has an estimated net worth of more than $50 million as of 2017-2018. She made this fortune from the sale of her albums. Most of her albums have been certified platinum and she has sold more than 30 million albums in the United States alone.
Missy Elliott is considered one of the most popular female rappers in the world. Has released many albums and have also appeared in many television shows. Her success has made her win numerous awards and has become a hip hop icon. Missy Elliott is a popular celebrity in the world who has millions of fans. She is also a philanthropist and supports many organizations including PETA. Efforts have been made to create a statue of Missy Elliott in her hometown of Portsmouth, Virginia.