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Name: Missy Elliott                                                                 
Birth name: Melissa Arnette Elliott                                                 
Also known as Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott                                           
Born: 1 July 1971 Portsmouth, Virginia, United States                               
Missy Elliott (born Melissa Arnette Elliott July 1, 1971 in Portsmouth, Virginia),   
is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. With record         
sales 7.6 million domestically she is the only female rapper to have six             
certified platinum albums by the RIAA, including one double platinum plaque.         
Elliott's net worth is about 225 million U.S dollars.                               
Elliott is known for a series of hits including "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)", "Hot     
Boyz", "Get Ur Freak On", "One Minute Man", "Work It", "Gossip Folks", "Pass         
That Dutch", "Lose Control" and "Ching-a-Ling." In addition, Elliott has worked     
extensively as a songwriter and producer for other artists, both alone and with     
her producer and childhood friend Timbaland. Elliott's songwriting and               
production credits include work for a number of other female artists, among them     
Aaliyah, Monica, Destiny's Child, Mýa, Whitney Houston, Nicole Wray, Fantasia,     
Ciara, Raven Symone, Keyshia Cole, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, and Lil' Mo.