Missy Elliott has been nominated for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Elliott is the first female rapper to be nominated for the honor, according to The Associated Press, which received a list of the nominees prior to the hall’s official announcement.
The rapper, songwriter and producer, born Melissa Elliott, said via Twitter on Wednesday that she was “humbly grateful to be nominated.”
Songwriters may qualify for induction into the Hall of Fame 20 years after their first commercial release of a song. The organization says its mission is to “honor those whose work represents a spectrum of the most beloved songs from the world’s popular music songbook.”
Other 2019 Hall of Fame nominees include Mariah Carey, Vince Gill, Dallas Austin, Chrissie Hynde and Jimmy Cliff.
The Hall’s 50th annual induction awards gala is slated to take place on June 13.
In 2017, Jay-Z became the first rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Jermaine Dupri received the honor in 2018.