Faith Evans

Faith Evans

R&B Singer

Faith Renée Evans is an American singer and actress. Born in Lakeland, Florida, and raised in New Jersey, she relocated to Los Angeles in 1991 for a career in the music business.

Full Name
Jun 10, 1973
5′ 6″
Net Worth


Faith Renée Evans was born on June 10, 1973 in Lakeland, Florida and raised in Newark, New Jersey. She is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress. Her mother, Helen Evans, was a professional singer who often took Faith to live shows to perform. Faith's father abandoned the family when she was very young; her mother then quickly remarried and the family relocated to Newark. 

At age 12, Faith became part of a female singing group called "Sugar Hill" which toured with the likes of Big Daddy Kane and Salt N' Pepa. In 1993, she met Sean Combs (aka Puff Daddy) at a Bad Boy Records photo shoot and he quickly signed her as one of his first artists on his label. She soon released her debut album 'Keep The Faith' in 1994 which spawned hits such as “You Used to Love Me” and “Soon As I Get Home”. The album earned her several awards including two Soul Train Music Awards for Best R&B/Soul Album, Female and Best R&B/Soul Single for “You Used To Love Me”. 

In 1998, Faith released her double platinum album 'Keep the Faith', which included the hit single "Love Like This". Later that same year, she married rapper Notorious B.I.G., whom she had been dating since 1994. In 2001, she released another critically acclaimed album 'Faithfully', which featured songs like "Burnin' Up" and "I Love You". Her most recent release was in 2017 with her eighth studio album 'The King & I'. 

Throughout her career, she has collaborated with numerous artists including Missy Elliott ("Burnin' Up"), Whitney Houston ("Heartbreak Hotel"), Snoop Dogg ("Way You Move"), Ja Rule ("Always On Time") and Monica ("Finally"). In 2018, she was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall Of Fame for her contributions to music over the past two decades.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1973</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Faith Evans is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On June 10, 1973, Faith Evans was born in Lakeland, Florida.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1995</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Signs with Bad Boy Records</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Signs a record deal with Sean Combs' Bad Boy Records.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1995</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Release of Debut Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases her debut album, "Faith," which goes on to sell more than 8 million copies worldwide.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1998</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Married Notorious B.I.G.</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Gets married to rapper Notorious B.I.G. in a surprise ceremony.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2000</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Grammy Nomination</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Nominated for two Grammy awards for her single "Love Like This."</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2005</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases The First Lady</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases her fourth studio album, "The First Lady."</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2014</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Inducted into the R&B Hall of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Inducted into the R&B Hall of Fame for her 20 years of remarkable work in the music industry.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She is a Legendary R&B Singer</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Faith Evans is an iconic, legendary R&B singer who has been in the music industry for over 20 years. Her soulful voice and passionate lyrics have resonated with many all around the world. She continues to inspire singers with her timeless music.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She is a Philanthropist</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Faith Evans is a philanthropist who gives back to her community. She has donated to various charities and organizations that help those who are less fortunate. She is also an advocate for social justice, speaking out against injustice and inequality.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> Her Music is Timeless</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Faith Evans' music has stood the test of time, as her songs continue to be popular with both old and new generations of fans. Her music speaks to people's hearts and captures their souls, making it impossible not to love her work.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Female Artist to Sign With Bad Boy Records</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Faith Evans was the first female artist to sign with Sean “P. Diddy” Combs’ Bad Boy Records.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Won a Grammy at Age 24</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 1998, Faith Evans won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for her song “I'll Be Missing You” with Puff Daddy and 112.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Adopted Her Husband's Three Children</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">When Faith Evans married Todd Russaw in 1997, she adopted his three children from a previous relationship.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Released a Joint Album With Notorious B.I.G.</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2005, Faith Evans released an album with her late husband, Notorious B.I.G., entitled Duets: The Final Chapter, which included unreleased recordings of Biggie’s vocals.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2017, Faith Evans was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to music.</p></div>


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