Missy Elliott is synonymous with innovation and boundless creativity in the music industry. Beyond her groundbreaking production and songwriting skills, The Virginia native’s voice effortlessly weaves through songs like J Cole’s “Nobody’s Perfect.” From soulful ballads to high-energy anthems, Missy’s vocal versatility is a testament to her artistry.
In honor of the upcoming “Soul Train Awards” 2023, we’re revisiting some of our favorite records from this year’s nominees. The industry veteran earned a nom for her contributions to Flo’s single “Fly Girl” at this year’s ceremony airing on Sunday, November 26 at 8 p.m. ET. So, turn up the volume and check out five times Missy delivered runs and not raps.
J. Cole – “Nobody’s Perfect“
Missy delivers a soulful performance on J. Cole's 2011 single "Nobody's Perfect.” The song is featured on the North Carolina native’s debut studio album, “Cole World: The Sideline Story.”
With raw and heartfelt delivery, she pours her soul into every note, creating a hauntingly beautiful atmosphere.
Sista —“4 All the Sistas Around da World”
Missy first showed the world her vocal talents in 1994 as one of the members of the R&B group Sista.
Aaliyah —“Hot Like Fire”
Missy added an electrifying and edgy dimension to the late Aaliyah's hit track “Hot Like Fire.”