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Faith Renée Evans is a multi-platinum Grammy Award winning recording artist, songwriter, arranger and record producer.  Faith is also a New York Times best-selling author, an entrepreneur, a TV executive producer and most importantly — a mother.  With so many hats to be worn, it is undeniable that Faith has a little something for everyone.  Through what has been an equally rewarding and trying career, ask her how she’s come this far and she’ll simply reply, “FAITH.”

With a music career spanning over two decades, Faith has released eight studio albums, with over 18 million albums sold and spawning over 30 singles.  Faith has also performed on 20+ soundtracks and a host of guest appearances during her career.  Faith Evans is a seven-time Grammy nominee; winning “Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group” in 1998 for “I’ll Be Missing You,” an homage to her late husband and hip-hop legend Notorious B.I.G.

Faith has three Platinum-certified albums under her belt, including: “Faith” (1995), “Keep The Faith” (1998) and “Faithfully” (2001); the Gold-certified “The First Lady” (2005), and the holiday staple, “A Faithful Christmas” (2005).  In 2008, Faith penned her New York Times Best Selling Book, “Keep the Faith: A Memoir” with Aliya King, which won the 2009 African American Literary Award in the “Best Biography/Memoir” category.  The memoir is currently available in hardback, paperback and in e-book format at most major retailers.  In 2010, Faith released her first independent album through her music imprint Prolific Music Group and E1 Music, titled “Something About Faith”.  The lead single “Gone Already” was nominated for “Best Female R&B Vocal Performance” for the 2011 Grammy Awards.  In August 2012, Faith co-created, executive produced and starred in an original reality series, “R&B Divas”, which became cable network TV One’s most watched original premiere in the history of the network and later released a compilation album of the same name.  The “R&B Divas” album earned Faith her seventh Grammy nomination for “Best R&B Album” for the 2014 Grammy Awards.

In November 2014, Faith released her eighth studio album, “Incomparable”, on Prolific Music Group, with distribution through BMG Chrysalis.  “Incomparable” reached number 17 on Billboard’s Independent Albums chart and number 27 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.  “Incomparable” includes the lead single “I Deserve It” featuring Missy Elliott and Sharaya J and the follow up second single “Make Love”, featuring Keke Wyatt, is currently climbing up the Urban AC radio airplay charts.  The album also includes guest features from Problem, B. Slade & Karen Clark-Sheard and production by Mike City, Chucky Thompson, MyGuyMars and Brian Morgan.

In 2016, Faith was one of the featured performers on the acclaimed “Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour,” playing to thousands of fans in 19 cities and two countries.

Faith will release The King & I, her long-awaiting duets album with The Notorious B.I.G. on May 19, 2017 on Atco Records.  The first two singles, “NYC” featuring Jadakiss and “When We Party” featuring Snoop Dogg, premiered on February 3.  The King & I also includes guest appearances by Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Lil’ Cease, Lil’ Kim, Sheek Louch, and Styles P and production by DJ Premier, Just Blaze, Salaam Remi, Stevie J, and Chucky Thompson.

“I remember telling Ms. Wallace years ago that one day it would be really dope if I could do something similar to Natalie & Nat King Cole’s Unforgettable,” says Evans.  “Knowing the love that B.I.G. had for Tyanna & Ceejay, I feel it’s my duty to uphold & extend his legacy, especially his musical contributions.  This project is my creative reflection of the love we had & the bond we will always have. I’m elated to share this musical journey with our fans!”

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List of Career Award Accomplishments

BET Awards
2002: Best Female R&B Artist (nominated)

Grammy Awards
2016: Best Traditional R&B Performance: “He Is” (nominated)
2014: Best R&B Album: “R&B Divas” (nominated)
2011: Best Female R&B Vocal Performance: “Gone Already” (nominated)
2003: Best Contemporary R&B Album: Faithfully (nominated)
2001: Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group: “Can’t Believe” w/ Carl Thomas (nominated)
2000: Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group: “Heartbreak Hotel” w/ Whitney Houston & Kelly Price (nominated)
1999: Best Female R&B Vocal Performance: “Love Like This” (nominated)
1998: Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group: “I’ll Be Missing You” w/ Diddy (won)

Lady of Soul Awards
2000: Outstanding Music Video: “Love Is Blind” (by Eve ft. Faith Evans) (nominated)
1996: Best Female R&B/Soul Album: Faith (won)
1996: Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist: “You Used to Love Me” (won)

MTV Video Music Awards
2000: Best Rap Video: “Love Is Blind” (by Eve ft. Faith Evans) (nominated)
1999: Best R&B Video: “Heartbreak Hotel” (nominated)
1997: Best R&B Video: “I’ll Be Missing You” (won)
1997: Viewer’s Choice: “I’ll Be Missing You” (nominated)

Soul Train Awards
2006: Best Female R&B/Soul Album: The First Lady (nominated)
1998: Outstanding Music Video: “I’ll Be Missing You” (won)

WEEN Awards
2015: Legend Award

African American Literary Awards
2009: Best Biography/Memoir

9 thoughts on “Bio

  1. Dear Mrs. Faith Evans,

    What else can I say, besides I am so grateful to you and all of the beautiful music, you have created, vocalized, stylized, written, produced, arranged etc. You are without a doubt my absolute favorite female vocalist. I consider it a high honor to be able to send you a message through your website. Words cannot express my gratitude for your music over the years, you don’t even know that you have helped me endure some of the most difficult times in my life. This latest music project-Incomparable, has completely blown me away. As I write this I am jamming out to “Ever Go Away” getting ready to listen to “Make Love” for the 500th time, I just love it! I absolutely love the entire project. Flawless! Your songs, have truly touched my heart and inspired me as a writer, artist and author. Because of you I have learned to Keep the Faith. I just wanted to send you a quick message showing much love! I am truly “Faithful” til the end! May the heavenly deities continue to bless you with the precious gift of song. Your continued musical creations, legendary staying power and mere presence in this world has made my life a better experience and for that I am eternally grateful. You are so Extraordinary! I love you Faye Dunaway! Sincerely, Claude “Harry” Fortenberry III

  2. Faith…u have been an inspiration to since i first heard of back in 94 as a songwriter…at the age of 23 i experienced my first hearybreak…music has always gotten me through situations & at the same time your 2nd album came out…your song my first love said everything i felt it was scary….thank you so much for influencing me as well as your beautiful music…i live in lakeland florida & so proud that a legend was born in my city…may GOD bless you

  3. im a fan of yours . your music really rocks. its all that and bag of chips. the songs ill be miss you is a kickin songs. you are a inspirration and a talented singer. you husband was a cool singer and his memory will live on forever. your fan, miss rosa c.

  4. God as bless me with a lot of authority be I use it for thee good of god
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  6. Faith your a truly a angel from above I just left the concert tonight and i witness all the hearts you touched girl I love u to the moon and back keep up the great work my love…..

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