Faith Evans is one of the most talented R&B singers on the planet. At the tender age of two, she began to sing. Faith Evans is a multi-talented singer well-known in the music world. Her ability to write songs was a gift from God. Faith Evans was a victim of the same brutality and lost her spouse in the music industry, which has a long history of serious crimes.
When Notorious B.I.G, her spouse, was brutally assassinated, she was devastated. She penned and sang the song “I Will Be Missing You” as a tribute to her spouse. It became instantly recognizable, and it became the most popular song of the era. She was not only a fantastic singer but also a record producer and an actress. As an actress, she starred in a number of films and TV shows.
Faith Evans Biography
Faith Evans is an American actress who was born on June 10, 1973. Her age is now 46. Gemini is her astrological sign. Faith Evans is the daughter of Richard Swain and Helene Evans, both renowned music industry figures. Faith Evans’ auntie, Orwell Kennedy, was responsible for her upbringing. Her school’s jazz band gave her the opportunity to sing with them. She went to Fordham University to pursue a marketing degree after finishing high school. However, she eventually quit owing to a lack of enthusiasm.
Faith Evans’ Net Worth
Faith Evans has a net worth of $3 million. She is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, actress, and book. Her first two albums were awarded Platinum, and she became the first female singer to sign with Puff Daddy’s Bad Boy Entertainment in 1994. Evans signed with Capitol Records in 2003, and her debut album “The First Lady” was released in 2005. Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Albums list was topped by that album. Faith is the widow of The Notorious B.I.G. (Christopher Wallace), who was assassinated in 1997. Evans received a Grammy in 1998 for her tribute song “I’ll Be Missing You,” which she co-wrote with Puff Daddy and 112. It also charted at number one in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, and the Netherlands on the “Billboard” Hot 100 and R&B charts.
Faith Evans Career
Evans relocated to Los Angeles in 1993 and grabbed the notice of Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs, who signed her to Bad Boy Entertainment in 1994 while singing backup for Al B. Sure! Before releasing her debut album, “Faith,” in August 1995, she worked on Mary J. Blige and Usher’s albums. The album achieved #2 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums list, while her follow-up, “Keep the Faith” (1998), came in at #6 on the “Billboard” 200.
In 1997, her song “I’ll Be Missing You,” a tribute to her late husband, spent 11 weeks at the top of the “Billboard” Hot 100 list. Faith’s third album, “Faithfully” (2001), was certified gold, and the single “I Love You,” written by Jennifer Lopez, peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs list.
“The First Lady,” her debut album for Capitol Records, debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 and was certified Gold. In the same year, she published “A Faithful Christmas,” her holiday album. Evans founded the Prolific Music Group record label imprint in 2010 and recorded music for the label’s debut album alongside Snoop Dogg, Raekwon, Keyshia Cole, and Redman.
In the same year, she secured a record deal with E1 Entertainment, and her album “Something About Faith” was released in October. Her track “Gone Already” topped the “Billboard” Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs list for more than eight months. Faith’s albums “Incomparable” and “The King & I,” a duets album with the late Notorious B.I.G., were both released in 2014 and 2017.
Faith Evans Personal Life
After meeting him at a photoshoot, Faith married rapper Christopher “The Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace on August 4, 1994, and they had a son, Christopher George Latore Wallace Jr. on October 29, 1996. Tupac Shakur claimed to have had an affair with Faith (who was estranged from Wallace) in a song called “Hit ‘Em Up” released in June of that year, and Faith became embroiled in the East Coast–West Coast hip-hop rivalry. Wallace was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997; his death has yet to be solved as of this writing.
Evans met Todd Russaw, a record company executive, through Missy Elliott in early 1997, and they began dating while she was still separated from Wallace. On June 10, 1998, Faith and Todd welcomed their son Joshua, and later that summer, they married. On March 22, 2007, they welcomed a second son, Ryder. Evans and Russaw were arrested and charged with marijuana and cocaine possession after being stopped for an improper tag violation in Atlanta, Georgia in January 2004.
Faith Evans Awards
Evans has received seven Grammy nominations, with “I’ll Be Missing You” winning Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 1998. She received two MTV Europe Music Award nominations for the song, as well as a Soul Train Award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video. Faith received nominations for Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist and R&B/Soul Album of the Year – Female (for “Faith”) in 1996, and in 2018 she was named the Soul Train Lady of Soul.