Missy Elliot has earned the distinction of being
the most successful "Artist Of The Month" in web property AOL's history.
In a testament to the growing power of hip-hop, Elliot beat out the previous
titledholder, Faith Hill.
To date, Missy Elliot has received 8.42 million
streams, as opposed to Faith Hill's 1.5 million. Elliot's popularity is being
fueled by her current album, Under Construction, which Elektra Records
representatives said has cracked the 1 million sales mark.
"Missy Elliott is clearly one of the most
popular artists today so it's no surprise that she received such an amazing
response from our members," Bill Wilson, Vice President and General Manager,
AOL Music told AllHipHop.com in a statement. "The response is a testament
to the fact that Missy is an incredible talent as well as to the popularity
of our Artist of the Month feature."
The album remains firmly rooted in the Top 10
on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart as Elliott continues to outrank her fiercest
competitors (from Nelly to Nas, Jay-Z to Ja Rule).