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Faith Evans
Faith Evans

Faith Renee Evans (born June 10, 1973 in Lakeland, Florida and grew up in Newark, New Jersey) is an African-American R&B singer/songwriter who rose to fame even while under the shadows of her famous late husband, hip-hop icon The Notorious B.I.G.. This work is copyrighted. ... June 10 is the 161st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (162nd in leap years), with 204 days remaining. ... 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ... Lakeland is a city located in Polk County, Florida. ... Newark (), nicknamed The Brick City, is the largest city in New Jersey and the county seat of urban Essex County. ... African Americans, also known as Afro-Americans, Black Americans, or simply blacks, are an ethnic group in the United States of America whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to West and sub-Saharan Africa. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who uses his or her voice as an instrument to make music. ... A songwriter is someone who writes, in part or in full, the lyrics to songs, the musical composition to songs, or both. ... Hip hop music is a style of popular music. ... The Notorious B.I.G. Christopher Wallace (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997), also known as Biggie Smalls (after a stylish gangster in 1975s Lets Do it Again) and Frank White (from King of New York), but best known as The Notorious B.I.G. (Business Instead of...

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Biography

After several years perfoming jazz standards at clubs and dropping out of college after her freshman year, the daughter of a white rocker and R&B backup singer decided to begin a music career, first with a young musician named Kiyamma Griffin, and later with rising hip-hop/R&B record producer Sean "Puffy" Combs, who was forming his own label, Bad Boy Records at the time. Hip hop is a cultural movement that began among urban African Americans, and Hispanics in New York City in the early 1970s, and has since spread around the world. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... In the music industry, record producer designates a person responsible for completing a master recording so that it is fit for release. ... Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969 aka P. Diddy, Puff Daddy, Sean Puffy Combs) is an African-American record producer, CEO, and rapper. ... Bad Boy Records is an East Coast hip hop record label founded by producer and rapper Sean P. Diddy Combs in 1992 after his power climb from a no-pay internship to A&R executive at Uptown Records was terminated by the then CEO Andre Harrell. ...


The breadwinner of that label was a big, young rapper from Brooklyn, New York named Christopher Wallace. Evans took a liking to the young rapper because of his charm and a love affair resumed in what later became a quickie marriage 10 days after meeting each other. Before the marriage, though, Evans was signed to Bad Boy and became the first female artist of the label - and the most successful artist second to her new husband. For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... The Notorious B.I.G. Christopher Wallace (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997), also known as Biggie Smalls (after a stylish gangster in 1975s Lets Do it Again) and Frank White (from King of New York), but best known as The Notorious B.I.G. (Business Instead of... Bad Boy Records is an East Coast hip hop record label founded by producer and rapper Sean P. Diddy Combs in 1992 after his power climb from a no-pay internship to A&R executive at Uptown Records was terminated by the then CEO Andre Harrell. ...


Everyone first got a look at Faith when she was featured on the remix to Biggie's 1995 hit, "One More Chance". Beforehand, Faith had become to branch out as a talented songwriter penning hits for Mary J. Blige and Intro. She finally released her long-awaited debut in the fall of 1995. The self-titled "Faith" CD became a hit based on the songs "Soon as I Get Home", "You Used to Love Me" and "Ain't Nobody". Christopher Wallace (May 21, 1972 - March 9, 1997), also known as Biggie Smalls (after a stylish gangster in the 1975 comedy, Lets Do it Again), but best known as The Notorious B.I.G. (Business Instead of Game). ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The album reached platinum status by the time a rap war had become raging between Biggie and prolific rapper Tupac Shakur, which turned personal for both after Tupac alleged that he had slept with Evans. Faith, who was pregnant with Biggie's child, was outraged because she said she had only met Tupac for a recording. The Notorious B.I.G. Christopher Wallace (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997), also known as Biggie Smalls (after a stylish gangster in 1975s Lets Do it Again) and Frank White (from King of New York), but best known as The Notorious B.I.G. (Business Instead of... Years after his death, Tupac Shakur is still considered one of the most influential hip hop artists of all time. ... The Notorious B.I.G. Christopher Wallace (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997), also known as Biggie Smalls (after a stylish gangster in 1975s Lets Do it Again) and Frank White (from King of New York), but best known as The Notorious B.I.G. (Business Instead of...


The rivalry turned ugly after Tupac's tragic death in September, 1996 at Las Vegas. Some had speculated Biggie may had taken part in his death as well as the 1994 shooting of Tupac in New York before he was to be in a recording session and this triggered a plot to kill Biggie. By the time of her birth to their son, C.J., in late 1996, the couple's marriage had fallen apart at the seams due to the hip-hop rivalry and rumors of Biggie's philandering. September is the ninth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four Gregorian months with the length of 30 days. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... This article is about the city of Las Vegas in Nevada. ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki (R) Official languages None (English is de facto) Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... The Notorious B.I.G. Christopher Wallace (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997), also known as Biggie Smalls (after a stylish gangster in 1975s Lets Do it Again) and Frank White (from King of New York), but best known as The Notorious B.I.G. (Business Instead of...


Faith was there at a Soul Train music awards party where Biggie was attending on the night of March 8, 1997 in Los Angeles, California. Unfortunately, it would be the last time Faith would hear from her husband. A few hours after she left the club, news had spread that Biggie was gunned down in a hail of gunshots by an unidentified assailant. Evans was devastated when she heard the news of his death and went through a deep depression. Soul Train is a long-running American music-related syndicated television program. ... March 8 is the 67th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (68th in Leap years). ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Downtown Los Angeles skyline. ...


Puffy helped get Faith out of her gloom to record a tribute song to Biggie titled "I'll Be Missing You". The song, which featured Puffy, Evans, and Bad Boy Records group 112, would reach the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1997 and stayed there for 11 weeks. The song won Puffy and Evans a Grammy for Best Rap Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group. Bad Boy Records is an East Coast hip hop record label founded by producer and rapper Sean P. Diddy Combs in 1992 after his power climb from a no-pay internship to A&R executive at Uptown Records was terminated by the then CEO Andre Harrell. ... 112 (pronounced One-TWELVE) is an American R&B quartet from Atlanta, Georgia, made up of members Slim, Mike, Q, and Daron. ... An example of a Billboard Magazine. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the main singles chart used by Billboard magazine. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music...


The next year, Evans released her long-awaited follow-up, "Keep the Faith". Unlike the solemn approach to her first album, this album spoke of optimism, good times and love. Among its biggest hits include the Chic-sampled tracks "Love Like This" and "All Night Long". Babyface lended her a hit song with "Never Gonna Let You Go". Outside of her own albums, Evans found another big hit with Whitney Houston and Kelly Price on their hit song, "Heartbreak Hotel", around the same time. Chic is an American band that was formed in 1975/76 by guitarist Nile Rodgers and bassist Bernard Edwards. ... Kenneth Babyface Edmonds (born April 10, 1958 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an R&B and pop singer, songwriter, keyboardist, record producer, film producer, and entreprenuer. ... Whitney Houston Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American pop, R&B, and soul singer and actress. ... Kelly Price (born April 4, 1973 in Queens, New York) is an African American R&B and soul singer, the flagship female artist on the Def Soul label. ... Heartbreak Hotel is a rock and roll song by Elvis Presley, with Bill Black (bass) and Scotty Moore (guitar) as the main supporting musicians. ...


After re-marrying and having a third child, Evans released her third album, 2001's "Faithfully", which included "You Gets No Love" and "I Love You". For the album's promotion, Evans went through a transformation in her physical appearance. Always a heavy-set woman, Evans shed over 50 pounds and presented a sexier image that was present for the videos to "I Love You" and "Burnin' Up". Fatman Scoop also sampled her vocals on the song "Be Faithful" in 2003, which reached #1 in the UK. Afterwards, Evans kept a low profile until late-2004 when she and husband Todd Russaw were arrested for drug possession and driving under the influence. She and Russaw were sentenced to 3 years' probation and paid a fine (BBC News article). 2001: A Space Odyssey Dr. Dre 2001 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fatman Scoop (real name Isaac Freeman III) is a New York City hip hop artist and producer. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Probation is the suspension of a prison or jail sentence - the criminal who is on probation has been convicted of a crime, but instead of serving prison time, has been found by the Court to be amenable to probation and will be returned to the community for a period in...


After a rut of bad news, Evans rebounded to record what many of her fans have proclaimed as her strongest record to date, "The First Lady" (released on April 5, 2005. After finding success with her Twista collaboration, "Hope", Evans released her first song of new material in three years with "Again", a biographical account of her life struggles (its second verse mentioned the 2004 incident). "The First Lady" came out commemorating her tenth anniversary in the industry and her first record on Capitol Records after leaving Bad Boy in 2003. It debuted at #2 on the Billboard top 200 albums chart with 157,000 copies sold in its first week, marking her largest first week totals of her career. "The First Lady" has been certified gold for sales of over 500,000 copies. April 5 is the 95th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (96th in leap years). ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... Capitol record by Wingy Manone Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, founded in 1942. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Billboard can refer to: Billboard magazine Billboard (advertising) Billboard antenna In 3D computer graphics, to billboard is to rotate an object so that it faces the viewer. ...


Discography

Albums

  • 1995 Faith #22 US
  • 1998 Keep the Faith #6 US
  • 2001 Faithfully #14 US (Gold)
  • 2005 The First Lady #2 US (Gold), #22 UK

Faith was Faith Evanss debut album. ... Album cover art The First Lady is Faith Evans latest album. ...

Singles

  • 1995 "You Used To Love Me" #24 US, #42 UK
  • 1995 "Soon As I Get Home" #21 US
  • 1996 "Ain't Nobody/Kissing You" #67 US
  • 1996 "Stressed Out" (A Tribe Called Quest feat. Faith Evans and Raphael Saadiq) #33 UK
  • 1997 "I'll Be Missing You" (Puff Daddy feat. Faith Evans & 112) #1 US, #1 UK
  • 1998 "How's It Goin' Down" (DMX feat. Faith Evans) #70 US
  • 1998 "Love Like This" #7 US, #24 UK
  • 1998 "Heartbreak Hotel" (Whitney Houston feat. Faith Evans & Kelly Price) #2 US, #25 UK
  • 1999 "All Night Long" (feat. Puff Daddy) #9 US, #23 UK
  • 1999 "Georgy Porgy" (Eric BenĂ©t feat. Faith Evans) #28 UK
  • 1999 "Never Gonna Let You Go" #17 US
  • 2000 "Love Is Blind" (Eve feat. Faith Evans) #34 US
  • 2001 "Can't Believe" (feat. Carl Thomas) #56 US
  • 2001 "You Gets No Love" #38 US
  • 2002 "I Love You" #14 US
  • 2002 "I Miss You" (DMX feat. Faith Evans) #86 US
  • 2002 "Burnin' Up" (feat. Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott) #60 US
  • 2003 "Ma, I Don't Love Her" (Clipse feat. Faith Evans) #86 US, #28 UK
  • 2003 "Be Faithful" (Fatman Scoop feat. Faith Evans) #1 UK
  • 2005 "Hope" (Twista feat. Faith Evans) #31 US, #25 UK
  • 2005 "Again" #47 US, #12 UK
  • 2005 "Mesmerized"

Album cover of The Low End Theory A Tribe Called Quest is an influential rap group of the 1990s, originally formed in Queens, New York City in 1988. ... Raphael Saadiq (born Charlie Ray Wiggins on May 14, 1966 in Oakland, California) is well-acclaimed African-American music artist. ... Ill Be Missing You (or Ill Be Missin You) is a song in memory of The Notorious B.I.G. who was murdered not long before the song was released in 1997. ... Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969 aka P. Diddy, Puff Daddy, Sean Puffy Combs) is an American record producer and CEO and founder of Bad Boy Entertainment, one of the driving forces in hip hop in the mid to late 1990s. ... 112 (pronounced One-TWELVE) is an American R&B quartet from Atlanta, Georgia, made up of members Slim, Mike, Q, and Daron. ... DMX in Cradle 2 the Grave with Gabrielle Union and Drag-On DMX (Dark Man X, born Earl Simmons on December 18, 1970 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an African-American rapper/hip hop artist and actor, who was most famous in the late-1990s. ... Whitney Houston Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American pop, R&B, and soul singer and actress. ... Kelly Price (born April 4, 1973 in Queens, New York) is an African American R&B and soul singer, the flagship female artist on the Def Soul label. ... Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969 aka P. Diddy, Puff Daddy, Sean Puffy Combs) is an American record producer and CEO and founder of Bad Boy Entertainment, one of the driving forces in hip hop in the mid to late 1990s. ... Eric Benét (born October 15, 1966 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American R&B and gospel singer. ... The cover of Eves 2001 LP, Scorpion Eve (born Eve Jihan Jeffers on November 10, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an African-American rapper, singer, and actress associated with the Ruff Ryders crew. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... DMX in Cradle 2 the Grave with Gabrielle Union and Drag-On DMX (Dark Man X, born Earl Simmons on December 18, 1970 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an African-American rapper/hip hop artist and actor, who was most famous in the late-1990s. ... Missy Elliott on the cover of her album Missy Elliott (born Melissa Arnette Elliott on July 1, 1971 in Portsmouth, Virginia) is an African American singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer. ... The Clipse is an American hip hop duo. ... Fatman Scoop (real name Isaac Freeman III) is a New York City hip hop artist and producer. ... Twista Twista, previously Tung Twista, (born Carl Terrell Mitchell on November 27, 1973 in Chicago, Illinois) is a rapper known for his rapid delivery of his raps. ...

Filmography

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External links

  • Official website

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Faith Evans - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1545 words)
Faith Renee Evans (born June 10, 1973 in Lakeland, Florida) is a Grammy Award-winning RandB singer/songwriter.
Evans soon released her debut album in the Fall 1995.
Evans was devastated when she heard the news of his death and went through a deep depression.
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