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Faith Evans Biography
- Faith RenÃƒÂ©e Evans (born June 10, 1973) is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and occasional actress and author. Born in Florida and raised in New Jersey, Evans relocated to Los Angeles during 1993 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 be contracted with Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs' Bad Boy Entertainment recording company during 1994, for which she collaborated with several label mates such as Mary J. Blige and Carl Thomas and released three platinum-certified studio albums between the years 1995 and 2001, including Faith (1995), Keep the Faith (1998) and Faithfully (2001). During 2003, she ended her relationship with the company to contract with Capitol Records. Her first album released on the label, The First Lady (2005) became her highest-charting album then, reaching the top of the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, while the holiday album A Faithful Christmas, released the same year, would became her last release on the album as the company was bought during 2007. Following a longer hiatus, Evans releasd her fifth album Something About Faith on the indepdendent label Prolific/E1 Music in 2010.
Faith Evans Filmography
- (2013) R&B Divas Pre Party as Herself
- (2012) 2012 Soul Train Awards as Herself
- (2012) BET Awards 2012 as Herself
- (2012) Celebration of Gospel as Herself
- (2011) An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Chaka Khan as Herself
- (2011) Inside: Teena Marie as Herself
- (2011) Soul Kittens Cabaret as Demon
- (2011) The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards as Herself
- (2010) 2010 Soul Train Awards as Herself
- (2010) Hot 50 of 2010 Countdown as
- (2009) I Got a Story to Tell: The Lyrics of Biggie Smalls as Herself
- (2009) Lopez Tonight as Herself
- (2009) The Mo'Nique Show as Herself
- (2008) From G's to Gents as Herself
- (2008) The Wendy Williams Show as Herself
- (2008) The Wendy Williams Show as Herself - Guest
- (2008) Unsung as Herself
- (2006) How Music Works as Herself (archive footage)
- (2005) 2nd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors as Herself
- (2005) The Tom Joyner Show as Herself
- (2005) The Tyra Banks Show as Herself
- (2004) Bad Boy's 10th Anniversary... The Hits as Herself (segment "I'll Be Missing You")
- (2004) Tavis Smiley as Herself
- (2004) The Notorious B.I.G.: Ready to Die - The Remaster as Herself (segment "One More Chance")
- (2003) Jimmy Kimmel Live! as Herself
- (2003) The Fighting Temptations as Maryann Hill
- (2003) Tupac: Resurrection as Herself (archive footage)
- (2002) Half & Half as Asia
- (2002) Last Call with Carson Daly as Herself
- (2002) Rock 'n' Moms as Herself
- (2002) Store studio as Himself
- (2002) The 16th Annual Soul Train Music Awards as Herself - Host
- (2002) The 29th Annual American Music Awards as Herself - Presenter
- (2002) Tinseltown TV as Herself
- (2001) L.A. Pool Party as Herself
- (2000) 106 & Park Top 10 Live as Herself
- (2000) 2000 Essence Awards as Herself
- (2000) The 27th Annual American Music Awards as Herself - Performer
- (2000) Turn It Up as Natalie
- (2000) Whitney Houston: The Greatest Hits as Herself (segment "Heartbreak Hotel")
- (1999) Arista Records' 25th Anniversary Celebration as Herself
- (1999) Making the Video as Herself
- (1999) The 1999 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards as Herself
- (1999) The 26th Annual American Music Awards as Herself
- (1998) The 1998 Billboard Music Awards as Herself
- (1998) The Roseanne Show as Herself
- (1997) 3rd Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards as Herself
- (1997) Behind the Music as Herself
- (1997) MTV Video Music Awards 1997 as Herself - Performer
- (1997) Orange Bowl Parade as Performer
- (1997) The View as Herself
- (1996) E! True Hollywood Story as Herself - (archive footage)
- (1996) The Rosie O'Donnell Show as Herself
- (1995) Lauren Hutton and... as Herself
- (1995) The 1995 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards as Herself
- (1994) All That as Musical Guest
- (1994) Exclusiv - Das Star-Magazin as Herself
- (1993) Late Night with Conan O'Brien as Herself
- (1993) Late Show with David Letterman as Herself
- (1992) Later with Jools Holland as Herself
- (1992) The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as Herself
- (1992) The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as Herself - Musical Guest
- (1992) The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as Musical Guest
- (1989) Rap City as Herself (archive footage)
Faith Evans Trivia and Facts
- Children: Chyna (b. 1993) with music promoter Kiyamma Griffin, Christopher (b. 1996) with The Notorious B.I.G. , and Joshua (b. 1998).
- Was dubbed the "First Lady of Bad Boy" when she was signed to Sean Combs s record label.
- She is of biracial ethnicity; her mothers black and her fathers white. Shes never met her father, he left when she was very young.
- Her song "Love Like This" was sampled by Fatman Scoop and the Crooklyn Clan and used on the song Be Faithful. (2003)
- Half Italian on fathers side.
- Gave birth to fourth child Ryder Evan Russaw was [B. March 22, 2007].
- Is portrayed by Antonique Smith in Notorious (2009).
Faith Evans Quotes
- [on her parents and her name] Everybody wasnt always too big on my mother having me. I believe at least probably my father. I dont think he wanted her to have the baby. So I really think thats what made her name me Faith. She had to keep the faith.
Faith Evans Photoshoots
- "Playboy" (USA), November 2002, Vol. 49, Iss. 11, pg. 165, by: Paul Natkin, "Grapevine: Keeping the Faith"
Faith Evans Other Works
- Album "Faith" (1995).
- Album "Faithfully" (2001).
- Album "Keep the Faith" (1998).
- Music video for The Notorious B.I.G.: "One More Chance"
- Music video for Whitney Houston: "Heartbreak Hotel"
- Music video for Twista: "Hope"
- "The First Lady" (album) 2005
- Music video for Aretha Franklin: "A Rose Is Still A Rose"