Missy Elliott, one of our recent Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Grammy nominee SZA, made history as black women in the music industry.
According to PEOPLE magazine, as black history month has officially kicked off, they interviewed some of the entertainment industry’s most successful black artists, including Missy Elliot and SZA.
Missy Elliott successful music career:
Missy Elliott has dominated the music industry be becoming a first in many thigs including being the first female rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2019 alongside Cat Stevens, John Prine and Tom T. Hall.
She is also the first female rapper to enter the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in November 2023.
Followed by her induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Sandra Denton of Salt-n-Pepa told the outlet, “To see the levels and the control that [women in music] have—Missy is that artist that shows you it can be done, and she did it. She tapped into everything and did it well.”
SZA successful music career:
Meanwhile SZA was no less than phenomenal when she released her 2023 massive hit album SOS.
SZA whose real name is Solána Imani Rowe, become the hottest Black female vocalist in the music industry who dominated the Billboard charts as well as this year’s Grammy Awards with a total of nine nominations.
The All the Stars crooner reflected on her tough childhood when she was a victim of bullying and said, “I always thought, ‘Oh my God, I’ll never have the approval of anyone in life, this must be my defining factor, this must be the bottom line that I’m not a cool person.’ I realized that all the things that made me feel so lame were actually what made me into who I am.”
“I wanted to accomplish things that people didn’t know that I liked or could do. I’m never going to be what people are telling me [to be], because I could do anything,” the singer further stated who is set to release the deluxe version of SOS, titled Lana.
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