Throwback: Happy 50th Birthday, Missy Elliott!

Today is a rather auspicious day in music history: Blondie‘s Debbie Harry, Missy Elliott, The B-52s Fred Schneider, Evelyn “Champagne” King and a lengthy list of others all celebrate birthdays today. In a previous post, I mentioned that Debbie Harry turns 76 — and in this post, we’re celebrating Missy Elliott, who turns 50 today! 50!

Elliott’s work with Timbaland may arguably be some of the most forward thinking pop songs and club bangers of the early 00s, eventually transforming how pop music sounds from that point forward. Of course, we need to celebrate our legends while we still have them. So, while we’re at it, let’s wish Missy Elliott a very happy 50th!