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This Day In Music: January 12th

On this Day In Music in 1969, Led Zeppelin released their self-titled debut album. In 1993, Van Morrison ghosted his own Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction dinner, making him the first living inductee to not show up. In 1999, Britney Spears released her smash hit debut album, Baby One More Time. And in 2019, Missy Elliott became the first female rapper to be inducted into the songwriters hall of fame, joining Jay-Z as the first MALE rapper to be inducted just two years earlier. The Portsmouth, Virginia native burst on the scene in 1997 and would reach true superstardom in 2001 with the release of her third album “Miss ESo Addictive“ which featured the smash hit “Get Ur Freak On”. Missy won a Grammy that year for best solo rap performance, the first of four in her career. Her songwriting credits include work with Mary J. Blige, Aaliyah, Whitney Houston & Jennifer Hudson. Missy hasn’t slowed down one bit, in 2020 she released a new album as well as collaborated with the likes of Madonna, Toni Braxton and Dua Lipa. Just some of the notes for January 12th, This Day in Music.

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