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Missy Elliott To Be Honored At The 2018 Black Women In Music

Missy Elliott

Essence is set to honor rapper, singer, producer, dancer, and songwriter Missy Elliott at the 2018 Black Women in Music event. The event will take place in New York on January 25. Elliott has become a huge inspiration and icon in pop culture music.

Missy Elliott

The Grammy winner has continuously pushed the limits of her craft to create a culture that defines the woman’s identity across a variety of platforms including music, dance, film, television, fashion, and art. She is a champion of the black culture and has broken the barriers of hip-hop and music through her skill and talent. Her creativity has influenced the flow of the music generation along with other superstars such as Pharrell Williams and Timbaland to name a few.

Her success as a solo artist, producer, and songwriter has allowed her to build a legacy that will be remembered for many years. She is behind many achievements when it comes to innovations in music and has helped elevate the standard of hip-hop to new heights ever since her

debut album called Supa Dupa Fly came out in 1997.

Now 20 years later, her music still resonates, especially with many black girls who think of her music as an inspiration. Since then, Elliott continuously works hard to raise the bar in music by creating chart-topping hits for her fellow artists such as Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, and the late Whitney Houston among many others.

Her personal style along with her futuristic influence has made her a fashion icon among many girls, especially in the late 90’s as well as early 2000’s. Meanwhile, her flair for dancing and arts have also influenced performances both live as well as music videos with a fresh and innovative approach.

Elliott is definitely considered a triple threat to other artists. Her craft cuts across different generations particularly her achievements and contributions to the industry.  According to Vanessa De Luca, the editor-in-chief of Essence, the rapper’s work is remarkable and she serves as a huge inspiration to women all across the globe. She is highly artistic and we can’t wait to celebrate her accomplishments, adds De Luca.

The Essence Black Women in Music was created in 2010 and recognizes the accomplishments of artists including upcoming and established musicians. The event is scheduled during the week of the Grammy Awards. The previous honorees include Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, and Kelly Rowland among many others.

Read the original story via Essence.

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Phyllis Coley
Phyllis D. Coley is CEO/Publisher of Spectacular Magazine and Host of Spectacular Magazine Radio Show. With a B.A. in English from NCCU, the Durham native began her professional career as Promotions/Marketing Director for New York City’s WKTU-FM. While at the radio station, Coley discovered the rap group Kid ‘n Play and managed them for five years, guiding their music and movie careers to success. Moving back to Durham, Coley produced a nationally syndicated television show, The Electric Factory, while working as News Director for FOXY 107/104. In April 2002, recognizing a void in highlighting the achievements of African Americans, she started her own business publishing ACE Magazine. Coley launched Spectacular Magazine in November 2004. Recognizing the lack of pertinent and truthful information, Coley began Spectacular Magazine Radio Show in March 2009. Coley is the organizer of Durham's Annual MLK/Black History Month Parade and the Annual North Carolina Juneteenth Celebration. She currently serves on Central Children’s Home Board of Directors, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Advisors, as Immediate Past Secretary of the Durham Rotary Club Board of Directors and is one of the founding members of the Triangle United Way’s African American Leadership Initiative.

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