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Faith Evans is a Grammy Award winning American R&B singer

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BirthdayJune 10, 1973
NationalityAmerican
FamousSingers, Black Actresses, Black Female Singers, Millionaires, Fordham University, Lyricists & Songwriters, Singers, Rhythm & Blues Singers, Hip Hop Singers
SpousesThe Notorious B.I.G.
Known asFaith Renée Evans
Childrens Christopher George Latore Wallace Jr.
Universities
  • Fordham University
  • Fordham University
  • University High School
Notable Alumnis
  • Fordham University
Birth PlaceLakeland
Height168cm
GenderFemale
FatherRichard Swain
MotherHelene Evans
Net Worth$3 million as of May 23,2016
Sun SignGemini
Born inLakeland
Famous asAmerican singer

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Who is Faith Evans?

One of the greatest R&B singers of all time, Faith Evans is a Grammy Award winner who began to sing at the age of two. She is one of the most muti-talented singers and musicians in the music industry. A hip-hop vocalist and a composer, Faith Evans is one of the most gifted and skillful songwriters. A victim of the many violent crimes in the hip-hop music industry, she witnessed all the grueling violence to which she lost her husband, rapper The Notorious B.I.G, who was murdered mysteriously. In order to pay tribute to her slain husband she performed for the song, ‘I'll Be Missing You’, which became one of the most popular and bestselling songs of all time. She is also one of the most successful record producers and has managed to achieve great success in that arena. She has also been an actress and has worked in a few films and minor television roles. Her autobiographical book titled, ‘Keeping the Faith’, was one of the bestselling books featured on The New York Times bestsellers list.

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Childhood & Early Life

Faith Ren�e Evans was born to Richard Swain, an Italian musician and Helene Evans, an African-American singer. He was raised by her aunt and uncle Johnnie Mae and Orvelt Kennedy.

She began singing since she was two years old and by the time she turned four she sang at the congregation of the Emmanuel Baptist Church, Newark. At University High School in Newark, she sang with jazz bands.

In 1991, she graduated from high school and began to study marketing at the Fordham University in New York City, but eventually dropped out.

Career

In 1995, she came out with her debut album, ‘Faith’, which was released by the Bad Boy Records label. The album featured the hit singles, ‘You Used to Love Me’ and ‘Soon As I Get Home’.

In 1997, she worked with Puff Daddy on the Grammy Award winning single, ‘I'll Be Missing You’. The song went on to become one of the bestselling songs of all time.

Released in 1998, her second album, ‘Keep the Faith’, peaked at the music charts. Some of the tracks featured in the album include, ‘Faith’, ‘Love Like This’ and ‘All Night Long’.

In 2000, she starred in the hip hop drama film, ‘Turn It Up’, which was directed by Robert Adetuyi. The film received only moderate success.

In 2001, her third album, ‘Faithfully’ was released by the Bad Boy Records label. The album featured the hit track, ‘I Love You’, which peaked at the music charts.

In 2005, she came out with her fourth studio album, ‘The First Lady’, which was released by Capitol Records. The album was well received by most of the music critics and peaked at the music charts.

On October 25, 2005, her holiday album, ‘A Faithful Christmas’ was released by the Capitol Records label. The album featured the holiday songs, ‘White Christmas’ and ‘Santa Baby’.

In 2007, she was featured in the single, ‘Got 2 Be Down’, which was from Robin Thicke's second album, ‘The Evolution of Robin Thicke’. However, the song did not do that well on the music charts.

In 2010, she came out with the album, ‘Something About Faith’, which was her fifth studio album and was released by the Prolific Music Group label. The featured the hit single, ‘Gone Already’.

Released in 2012, her compilation album titled, ‘R&B Divas’, featured the works of other R&B singers. The album contained a total of twelve tracks, out of which she performed for seven.

Major Works

‘Keep the Faith’, her second album received immensely positive reviews and was one of her biggest successful albums. The album peaked at the number 6 position on the U.S Billboard 200 and the 3rd position at the U.S. Top R&B/Hip-Hop chart.

Her album, ‘The First Lady’ was one of her highest selling ones and peaked at the number two position on the U.S Billboard 200 and the number one position on the U.S. Top R&B/Hip-Hop chart.

Awards & Achievements

In 1996, she was the winner of the Lady of Soul Awards for the category of ‘Best Female R&B/Soul Album’ for the album, ‘Faith’.

In 1997, she was the recipient of the MTV Video Music Awards for the category of ‘Best R&B Video’ for ‘I'll Be Missing You’.

In 1998, she received the Grammy Award for the category of ‘Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group’ for ‘I'll Be Missing You’.

Personal Life & Legacy

She has a daughter named, Chyna, with music producer, Kiyamma Griffin.

On august 4, 1994 she got married to rapper Christopher ‘The Notorious B.I.G.’ Wallace, with whom she had a child named, Christopher Wallace Jr. in 1997. She separated from Wallace in 1997 before he was murdered mysteriously.

In 1998, she had a son named Joshua with a record company executive Todd Russaw. In 2007, the couple got married and subsequently had their second child. In 2011, she filed for divorce.

In 2008, she came out with her autobiography titled, ‘Keep the Faith: A Memoir’.

Trivia

This Grammy Award winning R&B singer was once arrested for drunken driving in California.

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Faith Evans biography timelines

  • // 10th Jun 1973
    Faith Ren�e Evans was born to Richard Swain, an Italian musician and Helene Evans, an African-American singer. He was raised by her aunt and uncle Johnnie Mae and Orvelt Kennedy.
  • // 1991
    In 1991, she graduated from high school and began to study marketing at the Fordham University in New York City, but eventually dropped out.
  • // 4th Aug 1994 To 1997
    On august 4, 1994 she got married to rapper Christopher ‘The Notorious B.I.G.’ Wallace, with whom she had a child named, Christopher Wallace Jr. in 1997. She separated from Wallace in 1997 before he was murdered mysteriously.
  • // 1995
    In 1995, she came out with her debut album, ‘Faith’, which was released by the Bad Boy Records label. The album featured the hit singles, ‘You Used to Love Me’ and ‘Soon As I Get Home’.
  • // 1996
    In 1996, she was the winner of the Lady of Soul Awards for the category of ‘Best Female R&B/Soul Album’ for the album, ‘Faith’.
  • // 1997
    In 1997, she worked with Puff Daddy on the Grammy Award winning single, ‘I'll Be Missing You’. The song went on to become one of the bestselling songs of all time.
  • // 1997
    In 1997, she was the recipient of the MTV Video Music Awards for the category of ‘Best R&B Video’ for ‘I'll Be Missing You’.
  • // 1998
    Released in 1998, her second album, ‘Keep the Faith’, peaked at the music charts. Some of the tracks featured in the album include, ‘Faith’, ‘Love Like This’ and ‘All Night Long’.
  • // 1998
    In 1998, she received the Grammy Award for the category of ‘Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group’ for ‘I'll Be Missing You’.
  • // 1998 To 2011
    In 1998, she had a son named Joshua with a record company executive Todd Russaw. In 2007, the couple got married and subsequently had their second child. In 2011, she filed for divorce.
  • // 2000
    In 2000, she starred in the hip hop drama film, ‘Turn It Up’, which was directed by Robert Adetuyi. The film received only moderate success.
  • // 2001
    In 2001, her third album, ‘Faithfully’ was released by the Bad Boy Records label. The album featured the hit track, ‘I Love You’, which peaked at the music charts.
  • // 2005
    In 2005, she came out with her fourth studio album, ‘The First Lady’, which was released by Capitol Records. The album was well received by most of the music critics and peaked at the music charts.
  • // 25th Oct 2005
    On October 25, 2005, her holiday album, ‘A Faithful Christmas’ was released by the Capitol Records label. The album featured the holiday songs, ‘White Christmas’ and ‘Santa Baby’.
  • // 2007
    In 2007, she was featured in the single, ‘Got 2 Be Down’, which was from Robin Thicke's second album, ‘The Evolution of Robin Thicke’. However, the song did not do that well on the music charts.
  • // 2008
    In 2008, she came out with her autobiography titled, ‘Keep the Faith: A Memoir’.
  • // 2010
    In 2010, she came out with the album, ‘Something About Faith’, which was her fifth studio album and was released by the Prolific Music Group label. The featured the hit single, ‘Gone Already’.
  • // 2012
    Released in 2012, her compilation album titled, ‘R&B Divas’, featured the works of other R&B singers. The album contained a total of twelve tracks, out of which she performed for seven.

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Faith Evans's FAQ

  • What is Faith Evans birthday?

    Faith Evans was born at 1973-06-10

  • Where is Faith Evans's birth place?

    Faith Evans was born in Lakeland

  • What is Faith Evans nationalities?

    Faith Evans's nationalities is American

  • Who is Faith Evans spouses?

    Faith Evans's spouses is The Notorious B.I.G.

  • Who is Faith Evans childrens?

    Faith Evans's childrens is Christopher George Latore Wallace Jr.

  • What was Faith Evans universities?

    Faith Evans studied at Fordham University, Fordham University, University High School

  • What was Faith Evans notable alumnis?

    Faith Evans's notable alumnis is Fordham University

  • How tall is Faith Evans?

    Faith Evans's height is 168

  • Who is Faith Evans's father?

    Faith Evans's father is Richard Swain

  • Who is Faith Evans's mother?

    Faith Evans's mother is Helene Evans

  • What is Faith Evans's sun sign?

    Faith Evans is Gemini

  • How famous is Faith Evans?

    Faith Evans is famouse as American singer