Iconology

Missy Elliott to Release ‘Iconology’ Project

The wait is over.

Fourteen years since her last album, Missy Elliott is giving fans new music. On Thursday night, the hip-hop trailblazer will release her Iconology project, a collection of feel-good dance tracks.

Taking to Twitter, she made the big announcement. “This year has been a tremendous year for me…I am humbled and grateful. THANK YOU for allowing me to smell the roses,” tweeted Missy. “You, my fans, and God are the reason I am here and have celebrated every milestone with me! So, I have a SURPRISE for you…”

She continued, “At midnight tonight I’m dropping a collection of new songs! Let’s #ThrowItBack to a time when music just felt good and made us want to dance!”

Missy will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2019 MTV VMAs on Monday and also take the stage for her first performance in 16 years. To celebrate, MTV will launch the Museum of Missy Elliott, an interactive experience honoring Missy and the creative visionaries behind some of her most iconic music videos.

Iconology marks Missy’s first new body of work since 2005’s The Cookbook. Since then, she has released singles including 2015’s “WTF (Where They From),” 2016’s “Pep Rally,” and 2017’s “I’m Better.”

It’s been a big year for Missy. In June, she also became the first female rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.