Faith Renee Evans, popularly known as Faith Evans is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, and writer. She is a popular R&B, hip hop, and soul singer. As a singer, she has released 7 studio albums, 1 holiday album, and 1 compilation album. As of January 2020, she has sold over 18 millions record worldwide. Besides music, she has also appeared in several tv shows and movies. She has also released an autobiography in 2010.
What is Faith Evans Famous For?
- Popular American singer and songwriter.
- Her urban-edged honeyed soprano.
Where was Faith Evans Born?
Faith Evans was born on 10 June 1973. Her birth name is Renee Evans. Her birth place is in Lakeland, Florida in the United States. She holds American nationalty. Her zodiac sign is Gemini. She was raised Christian. She was born to a family with a musical background. She wsa born to a father, Richard Swain, and a mother, Helene Evans. Her mother left her with her cousin Johnnie Mae and husband Orvelt Kennedy. She grew up there.
She started singing at an early age. She used to sing at church. She attended University High School, where she sang with jazz bands. She also performed at several festivals and contests. She graduated from high school in 1991. After graduating from high school, she attended Fordham University to study marketing. But, she left her studies a year later. She relocated herself to Los Angeles in 1991 to pursue a career in music.
Faith Evans Music Career Timeline
In her early musical career, she worked as a backing vocalist for Al B. Sure! and Christopher Williams.
In 1994, she signed with Sean “Puff Daddy” Comb’s Bad Boy Entertainment.
Through Bad Boy Entertainment, she released 3 studio albums.
Keep the Faith (1998)
Faith ended her contract with Bad Boy Entertainment in 2003.
She then signed a contract with Capitol Records.
She released 2 albums from Capitol records.
The First Lady (2005)
A Faithful Christmas (2005) (Holiday album)
She took a long hiatus from music during the mid-2000s.
She created her own record label imprint, Prolific Music Group in 2010.
She returned to music and released her fifth studio album Something About Faith on the Independent label, Prolific and Entertainment One Music in 2010.
In memory of Whitney Houston, she produced an compilation album R&B Divas in 2012.
She released her sixth studio album Incomparable in November 2014.
She released her only collaborationalbum, The King & I with The Notorious B.I.G. in May 2017.
Besides music, she also ventured into acting.
She has also appeared in several stage plays such as Turn It Up in 2000.
She starred in the romantic comedy film, The Fighting Temptations in 2003.
She guest appeared on UPN situation comedy Half & Half in 2004.
She starred in the biographical drama film, Notorious in 2009. The film was about American rapper Christopher Wallace/The Notorious B.I.G.’s life and murder.
She co-executive produced the TV One reality show R&B Divas: Atlanta in 2012. She was also the cast member on the show.
She left the show following the end of second season.
She guest appeared in Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, Stevie J & Joseline: Go Hollywood, and Rupaul’s Drag Race.
She released her autobiography, Keep the Faith: A Memoir in August 2008. The book entered the New York’s Best Seller’s Top 20 List.
She also won the 2009 African American Literary Award for Best Biography/Memoir in 2009.
Who is Faith Evans Married to?
Faith Evans first married rapper Christopher “The Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace on 4 August 1994. They first met at a Bad Boy photoshoot. The couple had one child together, Christopher George Latore Wallace Jr. Following her marriage with Wallace, she got involved in the East Coast-West Coast hip hop rivalry. It started after an allegation of an affair with Tupac Shakur. She later separated from Wallace. Her husband was murdered in an unsolved drive-by shooting in Los Angeles in March 1997.
She then started dating record company executive Todd Russaw. She gave birth to a son, Joshua Russaw in June 1998. The couple got married in 1998. The couple welcomed their second son Ryder Evan Russaw. The couple was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and cocaine in 2004.
Evans was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor drunken driving in August 2010.
Evans and Russaw divorced in 2011. Before divorce, the couple spent 13 weeks in a drug-treatment program in exchange for halting any further prosecution of their drug-possession case.
She started dating producer Stevie J. The couple got married in 2018.
What are Faith Evans Body Measurements?
Faith Evans stands at a height of 1.68 m i.e. 5 feet and 6 inches tall. She has a body weight of 132 kg i.e. 60 kg. She has an average body build. Her body measurements are 36-27-37 inches. She wears a bra of size 32B and her shoe size is 8 (US). She has brown eyes and her hair color is also brown.
What is Faith Evans Net Worth?
Faith Evans earns from her singing career. She earns from record sales, concerts, tours, and endorsements. She has sold over 18 million records worldwide. Besides music, she appeared in several movies. She also earns from her memoir, Keep the Faith: A Memoir. Her net worth is estimated at $9 million.