Faith Evans is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She is most know for her work in the R&B and hip hop genres, but has also ventured into other genres such as gospel and pop. Evans rose to fame in the mid-1990s as an artist on the Bad Boy label, founded by Sean Combs, and has since released seven studio albums.
Evans began her career in 1993 as a backup vocalist for artists such as Al B. Sure!, Christopher Williams, and Mary J. Blige. She would later sign a recording contract with Bad Boy Records, and released her debut album, Faith, in 1995. The album spawned several hit singles, including “You Used to Love Me” and “Soon as I Get Home”. Her next album, Keep the Faith, was released in 1998 and included the hit single “Love Like This”. Evans then released the album Faithfully in 2001, which featured the hit single “I Love You”.
Evans has gone on to collaborate with many other artists and producers, including Busta Rhymes, P. Diddy, and Wyclef Jean. She has also launched her own record label, Prolific Records, and has released several albums, including The First Lady in 2005 and Something About Faith in 2010.
Evans continues to perform and record, and has also acted in movies such as 2 Fast 2 Furious and Notorious. In 2006, she was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. In 2019, Evans released her seventh studio album, The King & I, which featured collaborations with the late Notorious B.I.G.