Missy Elliott’s comeback just keeps getting better and better.
Having just released her first single in 10 years, “WTF (Where They From),” Elliott is slated to receive the “Innovator Award” at Billboard’s Inaugural Women in Music 2015 ceremony, the music company announced.
“Missy Elliott is a once-in-a-generation artist and producer whose artistic brilliance and creative vision have transformed pop and hip hop music,” said Janice Min, co-president and chief creative officer of Guggenheim Media’s Entertainment Group.
The award is given to “artists whose masterful body of work has consistently broken new ground in pop music.”
Min added, “There are few artists more respected by her peers and more creative. We are proud to honor her with the inaugural Women in Music Innovator award.”
Missy currently holds the record for most Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for any female artist with six top five albums.
The ceremony will air on Lifetime December 18.