Missy Elliott Beat Taylor Swift On The iTunes Charts, So It's Time For Her Big Comeback
Music makes you lose control, but it can also help you take control. Missy Elliott's Super Bowl performance stole the spotlight during Katy Perry's halftime show, and she's continuing that trend with three of her hit songs topping the iTunes pop charts. The singles — "Get Ur Freak On," "Work It," and "Lose Control" — knocked Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" out of the Top 10 and were only beat out by Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk," Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud," and Marina and the Diamonds' "I'm a Ruin." Although it's disheartening that some young fans are questioning who Elliott is, just like they did when Paul McCartney, Rihanna, and Kanye West collaborated, let's not focus on that. Instead, let's count down until when Missy Elliott's next album comes out.
After the Super Bowl, Elliott's Spotify streaming increased by 676 percent, which is huge compared to Katy Perry's 85 percent increase and Lenny Kravitz's 103 percent boost. Her last album, The Cookbook, came out in a decade ago in 2005, and she has yet to set a release date for her seventh studio album, Block Party. In February 2014, she talked about her lengthy hiatus, explaining why she is waiting with this one. "When I create something, it's gotta be special," she told Yahoo's The Yo Show. "I gotta feel like what I'm giving the fans is 100 percent and that it's game-changing. I don't just throw out microwave records." She hasn't given any update on Twitter since, but she did comment on all the kids thinking she's a new artist who is about to "blow up." Gah, youths. She also thanked her fans and said she's still crying because she didn't realize how much she was missed. Please give us new music soon, Missy. We're all ready.