Missy Elliott sets record as the first female rapper with six platinum albums

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Missy Elliott in New York City.
Missy Elliott in New York City.
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Missy Elliott officially has six platinum albums, the most of any female rapper in the game.

On Thursday, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) congratulated the rapper for setting the record with a clip showing each of the platinum album covers.

"[Congratulations] to Missy Elliott on 6 RIAA Platinum Certified Albums [sic]," the caption alongside the video said.

Responding to the record-breaking news, Elliott attributed "pure sales" and hard work to her success. She thanked all her fans, bloggers, DJs, radio and record label, Atlantic Records, for their involvement. 

The news of Elliott's success comes after her 2005 album The Cookbook hit its million milestone in January, Paper magazine reported.

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