Missy Elliot and Justin Timberlake awarded honorary doctorates

You can call Missy Elliott and Justin Timberlake doctor now. Berklee College of Music, one of the top music schools in the world has honoured both musicians with honorary doctorates for their outstanding contribution to music.

Missy Elliott is the best-selling female rapper. She broke many barriers and was the biggest female rapper of the 90s. She helped many more women gain success in this genre of music. She was the first female rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Justin Timberlake is probably one of the most iconic pop musicians. He has helped define a lot of the sound of modern music. He gained fame when he was a member of the boy band NSYNC which was very popular in the 90s. In 2002, he started a very successful solo career. He has constantly reinvented his style and dabbled in many different genres of music.

We congratulate Missy Elliott and Justin Timberlake on their achievement.