Artist "Get Ur Freak On" made history on Saturday and became the first female hip-hop artist to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
The official announcement was made on "CBS This Morning," in which they were presented Hall of Fame Chairman Nil Rodgers. Elliott is also the third rapper to be introduced.
"It's amazing, it's important for me to have equality, I've written with many women, but not nearly enough, that's my secret goal – I want to have more female songwriters," Rodgers said on air Elliott is "one of my favorite authors of all time."
Elliott shared her enthusiasm on Twitter and congratulated the other well-known songwriters who are Dallas Austin. Tom T. Hall, John Prine, Jack Tempchin and Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens).
"I am so grateful to be accepted now," Elliot tweeted.
The Hall of Fame's 50th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner is scheduled for June 1
"A Groundbreaking Solo Superstar"
A native of Portsmouth, Virginia, born Elliott debut album "Supa Dupa Fly" was released in 1997, said the Hall of Fame. The album was awarded Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America and featured 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 when he spent 10 weeks in second place on Billboard's Hot 100, according to Songwriter's Hall of Fame.
Elliott has a long list of songwriting credits, says the Hall of Fame, including songs for Whitney Houston, Mary J. Blige, Aaliyah, and Jennifer Hudson.