Shortly after graduating, Missy and Timbaland moved to New York City to pursue their art. The two struck landed in the mainstream spotlight after working with Aaliyah on hit songs like “If Your Girl Only Knew” for which Missy contributed vocals.
After being a featured vocalist for the likes of P. Diddy, Missy began her career as a solo artist. Her 1997 album Supa Dupa Fly was certified platinum and cemented Missy’s status as a star.
Over her next few albums, Missy continued to grow and change as an artist. Despite different approaches on each record, Missy remained a beloved success in the eyes of the charts and critics alike.
Then, by the late aughts, it seemed Missy was stepping back from the spotlight. But why would a multi-platinum artist with legions of loyal fans do that?