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Missy Elliott addresses 9-year music hiatus, hints at return

Missy Elliott addresses 9-year music hiatus, hints at return

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Acclaimed rapper Missy Elliott "ain’t telling" when her comeback record will drop.
Veronica Linares

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, July 1, 2013.
By United Press International
Jean, 50 Cent attend Lighty wake in N.Y.

Jean, 50 Cent attend Lighty wake in N.Y.

NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Russell Simmons, Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and 50 Cent were among the mourners at the open-casket viewing for hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty in New York Wednesday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 1, 2012.
By United Press International
Report: Missy Elliott has Graves' disease

Report: Missy Elliott has Graves' disease

LOS ANGELES, June 23 (UPI) -- U.S. hip-hop star Missy Elliott says she has been battling Graves' disease since 2008.
BET to air Hip-Hop Awards show

BET to air Hip-Hop Awards show

NEW YORK, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, Young Jeezy, Gucci Mane and The Dream have performed at the 2009 BET Hip-Hop Awards show taping in Atlanta.
Timbaland marries publicist in Aruba

Timbaland marries publicist in Aruba

LOS ANGELES, June 23 (UPI) -- Hip-hop producer Timbaland has married his publicist girlfriend Monique Idlett in Aruba, a source told People.com.

VH1 Hip Hop Honors filmed in N.Y.

NEW YORK, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Snoop Dogg, Whodini and Missy Elliott are just some of the popular recording artists who turned out for the fourth "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" in New York Thursday.

Soulja Boy maintains No. 1 spot on charts

LOS ANGELES , Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Soulja Boy's "Crank That" soldiers on as the No. 1 song on the U.S. record sales charts for the second week in a row, Billboard.com said Thursday.

Soulja Boy reclaims No. 1 spot on charts

LOS ANGELES , Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Soulja Boy's single "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" has toppled Kanye West's "Stronger" from the No. 1 spot at the top of the Billboard Hot 100.

Kanye’s ‘Stronger’ tops U.S. record charts

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Kanye West’s single, "Stronger," has topped the latest U.S. record charts, bumping Soulja Boy's "Crank That" out of the No. 1 spot it held last week.

Elliott to star in new Doritos ad campaign

PLANO, Texas, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Grammy Award-winning, U.S. hip-hop artist Missy Elliott has signed on to star in an ad campaign for a new product line of Doritos.

'Crank That' tops Billboard Hot 100

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Soulja Boy's new single "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" has begun a second week at the top of the U.S. record charts, Billboard.com reported Thursday.

Video award revelers party 'till dawn

NEW YORK, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- After New York's Video Music Awards ceremonies and seven days of pre-show festivities, attendees partied at scores of events until dawn.

50 Cent is ASCAP songwriter of the year

LOS ANGELES, May 23 (UPI) -- Rapper 50 Cent won Songwriter of the Year honors during the 23rd annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards at the Beverly Hills Hilton in Los Angeles.

2006 BET Award nominees announced

LOS ANGELES, May 16 (UPI) -- Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott, Mary J. Blige and Jamie Foxx each received four nominations for the 2006 BET Awards announced Tuesday in Los Angeles.

R. Kelly leads Soul Train Awards nods

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- R. Kelly received three nods to lead all nominees for the 20th annual Soul Train Music Awards announced Thursday in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Carey, West and Legend get 8 Grammy nods

NEW YORK, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Rapper Kanye West, R&B crooner John Legend and pop diva Mariah Carey each received eight Grammy nominations announced Thursday in New York.

Missy Elliott prepares biopic

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Hip-hop superstar Missy Elliott has been spending her "down" time due to a torn Achilles tendon by penning a film script based on her life.

Stars line up to duet with Notorious B.I.G

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Some of hip-hop's biggest stars -- Eminem, Jay-Z, Nas, Snoop Dogg and Missy Elliott -- are heard on "The Notorious B.I.G. Duets: The Final Chapter."

Catering to the fashionista's phone needs

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Gone are the days when the cell phone was used simply as a tool for conversation, and connectivity was the single-biggest factor in determining customer demand.
SHIHOKO GOTO, Senior Business Correspondent

Michael Jackson to record in London

LONDON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Michael Jackson reportedly plans to fly from Bahrain to London to record the charity song he wrote to help victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Missy Elliott undergoes surgery

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Rap superstar Missy Elliott was recovering in New York Sunday from surgery to repair a torn left Achilles tendon.

Missy Elliott to have surgery on tendon

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Hip-hop star Missy Elliott is scheduled to undergo surgery this week for a torn Achilles tendon.

Jackson draws big names to charity song

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Big names including Mariah Carey, Snoop Dogg and Jay-Z have reportedly signed on to sing Michael Jackson's hurricane-relief charity single.
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