ESSENCE’s Event Honoring Missy Elliot Is Happening NOW! | @Essence @MissyElliott #BlackWomenInMusic

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Last month, ESSENCE announced that they would be honoring Hip-Hop legend Missy Elliott at their annual the #BlackWomenInMusic event.

The event is happening today (January 25th) at New York City's Highline Ballroom, just ahead of the 60th Annual Grammy Awards this Sunday.

“The artistry of Missy Elliott cuts across generations—underscored by her vast creative accomplishments and contributions to the culture,” said Vanessa De Luca, ESSENCE Editor-in-Chief. “So prolific is her work, she is an inspiration to women all over the world. Missy’s energetic presence is truly magnetic, and we can’t wait to celebrate her as one of the artistic masterminds of our time.”

Rapsody and Leikeli47 will each be paying tribute to Missy with a live performance.

You can keep with today's events by using the hashtag #BlackWomenInMusic or simply by going to ESSENCE's social media pages.

About Black Women In Music

Established in 2010, ESSENCE ‘Black Women in Music’ recognizes the accomplishments of both emerging and established artists and influencers during GRAMMY week. Previous celebrants include GRAMMY Award winners Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Rowland and GRAMMY Award nominees Andra Day, as well as music industry veteran Sylvia Rhone and singer/songwriter Emeli Sandé.