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Faith Evans

About

Faith Renée Evans (born June 10, 1973) is an American singer. Born in Lakeland, Florida, and raised in New Jersey, she relocated to Los Angeles in 1991 for a career in the music business. After working as a backing vocalist for Al B. Sure! and Christopher Williams, she became the first female artist to contract with Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs' Bad Boy Records in 1994 at age 20. On the label, she featured on records with several label mates such as 112 and Carl Thomas, and released three platinum-certified studio albums between 1995 and 2001: Faith (1995) and Keep the Faith (1998), and Faithfully (2001).

In 2003, she ended her relationship with the company to sign with Capitol Records. Her first album released on the label, The First Lady (2005) became her highest-charting album at the time, reaching the top of the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, while the holiday album A Faithful Christmas, released the same year, would become her last release before the company was bought in 2007. Following a longer hiatus, Evans released her fifth album Something About Faith on the independent label Prolific and Entertainment One Music in 2010. With a career spanning two decades, Evans has sold over 20 million records worldwide.Other than her recording career, Evans is most known as the widow of New York rapper Christopher "The Notorious B.I.G." Wallace, whom she married on August 4, 1994, a few months after meeting at a Bad Boy photoshoot. The turbulent marriage resulted in Evans' involvement in the East Coast–West Coast hip hop rivalry, dominating the rap music news at the time, and ended with Wallace's murder in an unsolved drive-by shooting in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997. A 1997 tribute single featuring Puff Daddy and the band 112, named "I'll Be Missing You", won Evans a Grammy Award in 1998. Also an actress and writer, Evans made her screen debut in the 2000 musical drama Turn It Up by Robert Adetuyi. Her autobiography Keep the Faith: A Memoir was released by Grand Central Publishing in 2008 and won a 2009 African American Literary Award for the Best Biography/Memoir category.

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August 16, 2021

‘I’ll Be Missing You’ Tops Billboard’s Greatest of All Time Songs of the Summer Chart

"I'll Be Missing You," by Puff Daddy and Faith Evans, featuring 112, is the No. 1 hit on Billboard's Greatest of All Time Songs of the Summer chart, as the 500-position recap of over six decades of sizzling summer smashes makes its debut in Billboard.com's charts menu.

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July 27, 2021

Watch BTS Cover Puff Daddy and Faith Evans’ “I’ll Be Missing You”

The group’s BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge performance features new verses in Korean

pitchfork.com

July 27, 2021

Watch BTS cover Puff Daddy and Faith Evans’ ‘I’ll Be Missing You’ during BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge debut

You can watch the band's full Live Lounge session now The post Watch BTS cover Puff Daddy and Faith Evans’ ‘I’ll Be Missing You’ during BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge debut appeared first on NME.

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July 27, 2021

BTS Cover Puff Daddy, Faith Evans, 112’s Notorious B.I.G. Tribute ‘I’ll Be Missing You’ on BBC

South Korean outfit also performed their 2020 hit "Dynamite" and recent single, "Permission to Dance"

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July 27, 2021

BTS Make Radio 1 Live Lounge Debut With Puff Daddy/Faith Evans’ ‘I’ll Be Missing You’

BTS made their BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge debut with a surprising cover of Puff Daddy and Faith Evans' 1997 tribute to Notorious B.I.G. "I'll Be Missing You."

www.billboard.com

July 17, 2021

‘I’ll Be Missing You’ Tops SiriusXM’s ‘Billboard Top 500 Summer Hits’ Countdown

"I'll Be Missing You," by Puff Daddy and Faith Evans, featuring 112, claims the coveted top spot on SiriusXM's Billboard Top 500 Summer Hits countdown.

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Discs

Love Like This (Stripped Version) [Remix]

May 21, 2021

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Right Now

March 12, 2021

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Between The Lines

September 24, 2020

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Rejoice With Me

December 26, 2019

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A Minute

July 27, 2018

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Show Me

November 17, 2017

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Party On The West Coast (feat. Snoop Dogg)

May 21, 2017

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The King & I

May 19, 2017

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Keep On

October 5, 2016

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Incomparable

November 24, 2014

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I Deserve It (feat. Missy Elliott & Sharaya J)

August 25, 2014

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R&B Diva

October 2, 2012

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Tears Of Joy

August 21, 2012

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Lovin' Me (Theme from R&B Divas) feat. Nicci Gilbert, Monifah Carter, Syleena Johnson and Keke Wyatt

August 21, 2012

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Something About Faith (Best Buy Bonus Track Edition)

October 5, 2010

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Something About Faith

October 5, 2010

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Gone Already

August 10, 2010

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Way You Move (feat. Snoop Dogg)

June 29, 2010

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Again

May 23, 2005

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Do My Thang

January 1, 2005

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A Faithful Christmas

January 1, 2005

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The First Lady

January 1, 2005

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You Gets No Love

August 7, 2001

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Can't Believe

April 3, 2001

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Faithfully

January 1, 2001

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All Night Long

March 2, 1999

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Keep the Faith

January 1, 1998

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Ain't Nobody (Who Could Love Me) [Remix]

March 24, 1996

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Never Knew Love Like This (Remix)

September 21, 1995

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You Used to Love Me (Remix)

July 13, 1995

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You Used to Love Me

July 13, 1995

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Soon as I Get Home (Remix)

January 1, 1995

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Faith

January 1, 1995

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