The artist "Get Ur Freak On" made history on Saturday, becoming the first female hip-hop artist to enter the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
The official announcement was made on "CBS This Morning," President Hall of Fame Nile Rodgers. Elliott is also the third rapper to be inserted.
"It's incredible, it's important for me to have equality, I've written with many singer-songwriters, but not enough, that's my secret goal – I want more singer-songwriters," Rodgers said, adding that Elliott was "one of my favorite writers of all time."
Elliott shared his excitement on Twitter by congratulating the other induced songwriters, who are Dallas Austin, Tom T. Hall, John Prine, Jack Tempchin and Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens).
"I AM SO GREAT GRADEFILE for now to be inserted", tweeted Elliot.
The inaugural dinner and annual awards of the Hall of Fame is set for June 1
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In Portsmouth, Virginia, a native, Elliott's debut album, "Supa Dupa Fly", was released in 1997, said the Hall of Fame. The album was certified by the Recording Industry Association of America and generated the singles "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)," "Sock It 2 Me", "Hit Em Wit Da Hee" and "Beep Me 911 ".
The song "Work It", featured on Elliott's fourth album "Under Construction", made history by spending 10 weeks on Billboard's # 2 Hot 100, according to the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Elliott has a long list of credits for songwriters, says the Hall of Fame, which includes songs for Whitney Houston, Mary J. Blige, Aaliyah and Jennifer Hudson.