Grammy Award-winning icon Missy Elliott has made musical history once again with the RIAA platinum certification of 2005’s Grammy-nominated “The Cookbook” – her sixth platinum certified album to date, marking her among other female rappers as the only one ever to achieve that remarkable accomplishment. With this certification, all of Elliott’s six classic studio albums have now been certified RIAA platinum certified or better.
To celebrate the album’s platinum certification and as a thank you to fans, Missy Elliott has released a limited number of “The Cookbook”as original vinyl double LPs today via the Atlantic Records webstore.
Missy’s sixth studio album made a #1 debut atop Billboard’s “Top Rap Albums” and “Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums” charts upon its July 4th, 2005 release, fueled in part by such hits as the Grammy Award-winning global smash, “Lose Control (ft. Ciara & Fatman Scoop)” and the Grammy-nominated “We Run This.” The album earned Elliott a Grammy Award nomination for “Best Rap Album” – her fourth nod in that category over six career LPs.
Elliott’s most recent work, 2019’s acclaimed EP, “Iconology,” drew instant applause upon its surprise release, with USA Today declaring it “a master class at the school of Missy Misdemeanor Elliott… The project brings back the Missy fans know and love, with booming bass beats that are the perfect backdrop to showcase her lyrical prowess.” The EP includes the hit singles “Throw It Back,” “DripDemeanor (ft. Sum1),” and the aforementioned “Why I Still Love You,” all of which are joined by spectacular companion visuals.