|Birth name||Melissa Arnette Elliott|
|Also known as||Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott|
|Born||July 1, 1971|
|Origin||Portsmouth, Virginia, United States|
|Occupations||Rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, dancer|
|Labels||The Goldmind, East West, Elektra, Atlantic|
Melissa Arnette "Missy" Elliott (born July 1, 1971) is a five-time Grammy Award-winning American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. With record sales of over seven million in the United States, she is the only female rapper to have six albums certified platinum by the RIAA, including one double platinum (Under Construction). Elliot has released six studio albums. Her seventh album is called Block Party. She has Graves' disease.
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- "Melissa 'Missy' Elliott Discography". Discogs. http://www.discogs.com/artist/Missy+Elliott?anv=Melissa+%27Missy%27+Elliott. Retrieved 2008-11-23.
- Watson, Margeaux. "Rhymes and Reasons". Entertainment Weekly. Time. http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,1535082,00.html. Retrieved 2008-11-21.
- RIAA - Gold & Platinum search