In 2008 she made an appearance in "Whatcha Think About That" by The Pussycat Dolls, and performed live in different places with them. [62] On April 2, 2015, Pharrell Williams confirmed that he was working on Elliott's album during an episode of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon . Cosmetics’ Viva Glam III campaign, going on to break records for acclaiming M.A.C. The musician developed blotted blood clots along her spine alongside a repeatedly fractured nose. Beneath the outlandish surface, her art is much deeper than comical shenanigans. Elliott also produced and made a guest appearance on Spice Girl Melanie Brown's debut solo single, "I Want You Back", which topped the UK Singles Chart in Brown's native United Kingdom and is Elliot's only chart-topping song in that country. Elliott's fourth album, 2002's Under Construction (see 2002 in music) is known as the best selling female rap album with 2.1 million copies sold in the United States. Elliott's writing and production helped her reach #1 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with Keyshia Cole's "Let It Go" (2007), Jazmine Sullivan's "Need U Bad" (2008), and Monica's "Everything to Me" (2010). Generous grants collected throughout the 90’s would then be utilized by the foundation for the establishment of various recreational facilities such as the Whitney Houston Pediatric Special Care Unit at New Jersey’s UMDNJ University Hospital. She first garnered much attention in 1998 with her appearance on the single "Nann Nigga" from Trick Daddy's second studio album www.thug.com. In later years, she feared no one would take her seriously, because she was always the class clown. JACKSONVILLE, Alabama – There are remarkable female musicians who prosper in the donation game to support causes and raise awareness. On the UK official dance charts the song also peaked within the top 40 at number 25 on November 16, 1997. Support for the foundation derived from Beyoncé fans donating canned goods. The remix was produced by The Blessed Madonna. [71]. To further solidify her statement, Keys collaborated with fellow humanitarian Bono of U2 in November 2005. In addition to the ad campaign, Elliott promoted the MAC Viva Glam V lipstick from which 100% of the sale goes to the MAC AIDS Fund. Joss Stone  However, both were not as successful at pop radio in comparison to many of her previous efforts. The track reached #1 in Japan but failed to chart in the U.S. Hip-hop’s Lil’ Kim may be known for her pornographic-styled lyrics, but her stint as a philanthropist adds a soft touch to the rap star’s “hard core” image. [102]. The two artists have joined forces on many contemporary hits, such as “I’m On One,” “Jealous” and “Welcome To My Hood,” but Khaled steered the conversation back to some of Wayne’s early tracks, “Tha Block Is Hot” and “Block Burner.”. [77] Elliott received the Women's Entrepreneurship Day Music Pioneer Award at the United Nations in 2019 in recognition for her achievements in music and being a leader. [76] She was also the first female rapper to receive the award. New podcast episodes will arrive to Amazon Music every Thursday. [54] Evans also revealed that in total Elliott contributed three tracks to her album. “Missy Elliott — that was my favorite rapper because that would be why I was making so many sounds,” Wayne told Khaled. [5][6][7] She is the best-selling female rapper in Nielsen Music history, according to Billboard in 2017. The EP closes with an a cappella version of "Why I Still Love You". [9][10] In 2020, Billboard ranked her at number five on the 100 Greatest Music Video Artists of All Time. "Cool Off" was released as the fourth and final single from the EP on April 21, 2020. [47]. Elliott released her first extended play on August 23, 2019, titled Iconology . In 2007, Elliott appeared on an ABC's Extreme Makeover and awarded four scholarships for a weight loss program to four underprivileged teens.

In 2002, Elliott wrote a letter on behalf of PETA to the mayor of her hometown Portsmouth, Virginia, asking that all shelter animals be neutered/spayed before being adopted. Amigos requested Stone’s involvement in the opening of an education-training center for underprivileged teens. Since 2003, in the wake of her groundbreaking success as a solo performer, Beyoncé has been a proponent in aiding global regions suffering from hunger. She enjoyed school for the friendships that she formed even though she had little interest in schoolwork. Supa Dupa Fly is the debut studio album by American rapper Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, released July 15, 1997 on The Goldmind and Elektra Records. In 1997, the foundation garnered $300,000 in proceeds of ticket sales from Whitney Houston’s Washington D.C. concert’s opening night. [60] On February 3, 2015, it was confirmed that Elliott would be a feature on the upcoming remix to Diplo and Skrillex's "Take Ü There".