Elliott, was born Melissa Arnette Elliott in Portsmouth, Virginia. She recently became the first female rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, according to Billboard.
To show how good Elliott is, She had been nominated for 41 Video Vanguard Award at the VMAs and winning seven.
In 2015, Billboard rounded up Elliott’s chart successes to date, and the figures spoke for themselves. The publication noted that Missy was still “reigning as the best-selling female rap album artist in Nielsen Music history.” Her most successful album to date is 2002’s Under Construction,which has sold more than two million copies in the United States alone. In August 2019, Elliott made her first release in over 14 years with the five-track EP, Iconology.
The prolific American female rapper, Elliott has released five other full-length albums so far: 1997’s Supa Dupa Fly, 1999’s Da Real World, 2001’s Miss E….So Addictive, 2003’s This Is Not a Test! and 2005’s The Cookbook. Presumably, Elliott’s still earning healthy royalties from each.
Founding her own record label make her richer
Elliott put her songwriting and music production skills to good use when she founded her own label, The Goldmind. In a 1997 profile of the artist, SPIN wrote, “Her marketing savvy borders on ingenious.” It’s undeniable that the rapper has carved out a completely individual career for herself.
Speaking to The Guardian, the artist revealed, “They said I could sing, I could write, but that I looked wrong. That was the lowest thing you could say. I didn’t forget.” Per the publication, because of the prior criticism she’d received, Elliott “held out until Elektra offered her her own label, Gold Mind Inc, that ensured Missy would have 100 per cent creative control over her image and music, as well as the opportunity to sign artists. In doing so, they made Missy Elliott America’s first black female entertainment mogul. It’s a deal that’s worked out well for both parties.”
Lesson : sometimes is good for musicians to have their own record. They should do this if only they could put good management in place.
Her Sales skyrocketed after she appeared at the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show
According to Forbes, Elliott saw a jaw-dropping “2,500% sales bump” after joining Katy Perry onstage during the Super Bowl in 2015. Per Billboard, Perry and Elliott’s performance became the most watched halftime show in Super Bowl history and helped to introduce the rapper to a brand-new audience, as well as reintroduce her to loyal fans.
WHAT IS MISSY ELIOT NETWORTH
Per TheRichest, Elliott is allegedly worth $50 million, and a quick look at her dexterous career explains exactly how she built her impressive musical empire.Pls SUBSCRIBE below to our mailing list to get fresh updates on money making and inspiring articles.