Bruce Gilmer, Head of Music and Music Talent at MTV International, celebrated Elliott's contributions in a statement: "Missy's impact on the music landscape is indelible. "Her creative vision across production, performance, and songwriting is indelible."
Watch an announcement video below via MTV:
The award is the latest in a recent string of honors for Elliott. This year, she was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Berklee College of Music, and inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame. She is currently working on her new album, and shared the song "Tempo" with Lizzo in July.