Missy Elliott returns this week with a new album, "The Cookbook," via her the Gold Mind imprint/Atlantic. First single "Lose Control" featuring Ciara and Fat Man Scoop is already a top 15 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. Other tracks include the Neptunes-produced "On and On," "4 My Man" featuring Mary J. Blige and "Irresistible" featuring Slick Rick.
"I really do think this is my best album," Elliott says. "I was in a really great space with this album. I wasn't in a great space with some of the other albums I've done."
"The Cookout" is the follow-up to 2003's "This Is Not a Test!," which debuted at No. 13 on The Billboard 200 and has sold nearly 700,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.