Voters in the Songwriters Hall of Fame will have a chance to get their freak on next month, with Missy Elliott scoring an opportunity to join the 2019 class.
The organization announced its complete slate of nominees on Thursday, featuring a bevy of big names, including Mariah Carey, John Prine, Chrissie Hynde and Vince Gill.
Elliott, who has written and produced songs for Whitney Houston, Aaliyah and Beyonce, is the first female rapper to be nominated for the Songwriters Hall of Fame. If inducted, she will become just the third rapper – after Jay-Z and Jermaine Dupri in the hall.
"I am humbly grateful to be nominated with so many other AMAZING writers," the "Work It" rapper tweeted on Wednesday, in advance of the official announcement.
To be considered for the honor, artists must have at least 20 years of experience as a published writer and a notable catalog of hit songs. Voting members of the Hall of Fame will have until Dec. 17 to vote for three artists each in the songwriter and performing songwriter categories.
Nominees garnering the most votes will be honored at the Songwriters Hall of Fame's induction gala on June 13, 2019, in New York City.
Here's the full list of 2019's Hall of Fame nominees:
Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty ("Ragtime," "My Favorite Year")
Dallas Austin ("Creep," "Motownphilly")
Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart ("Come A Little Bit Closer," "Last Train To Clarksville")
Irwin Levine and L. Russell Brown ("Tie A Yellow Ribbon," "Knock Three Times")
Dean Dillon ("The Chair," "Easy Come Easy Go")
Jerry Fuller ("Young Girl," "Travelin' Man")
Tom T. Hall ("Harper Valley P.T.A.," "Little Bitty")
Roger Nichols ("We've Only Just Begun," "Rainy Days and Mondays")
Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham ("I'm Your Puppet," "It Tears Me Up")
Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore ("Fame," "Footloose")
P.F. Sloan and Steve Barri ("Secret Agent Man," "Eve of Destruction")
Jack Tempchin ("Peaceful Easy Feeling," "Already Gone")
Mariah Carey ("Vision Of Love," "One Sweet Day")
Jimmy Cliff ("The Harder They Come," "Many Rivers To Cross ")
Missy Elliott ("Get Ur Freak On," "Work It")
Vince Gill ("Don't Let Our Love Start Slippin' Away," "I Still Believe In You")
Chrissie Hynde ("Brass in Pocket," "I'll Stand By You")
Tommy James ("Crimson And Clover," "Crystal Blue Persuasion")
Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart ("Here Comes The Rain Again," "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)")
Mike Love ("California Girls," "Good Vibrations")
Jeff Lynne ("Evil Woman," "Mr. Blue Sky")
Lloyd Price ("Personality," "I'm Gonna Get Married")
John Prine ("Angel From Montgomery," "Paradise")
Cat Stevens aka Yusuf Islam ("The First Cut Is The Deepest," "Wild World")