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FILE - In this March 16, 2016 file photo, Missy Elliott appears at a panel discussion during South By Southwest in Austin, Texas. Elliott, along with Queen Latifah and Salt n Pepa, will be honored at the VH1 Hip Hop Honors on Monday, July 11. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)

ESSENCE To Honor Missy Elliott At 2018 'Black Women In Music' Celebration


Essence magazine will honor Missy Elliott at a pre-Grammy Award event.

Essence said that the hitmaking rapper, singer, producer and songwriter, will be honored at the magazine’s annual “Black Women in Music” event.

It will be held Jan. 25 at the Highline Ballroom in New York City.

The 60th annual Grammys will take place three days later at Madison Square Garden.

Essence describes Elliot as “a consummate visionary whose creativity knows no limits” and as someone who “has continuously pushed the boundaries in her work to shift the culture for the better across multiple industries including music, dance, fashion, film, television and art.”
Elliott has won multiple Grammys and launched many hits since releasing her debut album in 1997. Her well-known songs include “Work It,” ″Get Ur Freak On” and “Lose Control.”

“The artistry of Missy Elliott cuts across generations—underscored by her vast creative accomplishments and contributions to the culture,” said Vanessa De Luca, ESSENCE Editor-in-Chief. “So prolific is her work, she is an inspiration to women all over the world. Missy’s energetic presence is truly magnetic and we can’t wait to celebrate her as one of the artistic masterminds of our time.”

Elliott, also known for her work with megaproducer Timbaland, has lent her musical talent to other artists, producing songs for Aaliyah, Beyonce, Whitney Houston, Monica, Mary J. Blige, TLC and others.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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