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Faith Evans Net worth and Biography;Full Facts here

Full Name Faith Renée Evans
Stage Name Faith Evans
Born June 10, 1973 (age 48)
Place of BirthLakeland, Florida, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
Occupation Singer
songwriter
record producer
actress
Spouse The Notorious B.I.G.
(m. 1994; died 1997)​
Todd Russaw
​(m. 1998; div. 2011)​
Stevie J
​(m. 2018; Sep. 2021)​)
EducationFordham University
Children4; including C. J. Wallace
ParentsRichard SwainHelene Evans
Genres
R&B
hip hop
soul
LabelsE1
Prolific
Capitol
Bad Boy
BMG

Faith Evans Biography

Evans was born on June 10, 1973, in Lakeland, Florida, to an African American mother, professional singer Helene Evans. Her father, Richard Swain, was an English musician of possible Italian ancestry who left before Evans was born. Helene, then 19, returned to Newark, New Jersey, and left Faith with her cousin Johnnie Mae and husband Orvelt Kennedy, foster parents to over 100 children during the time Faith lived with them. A couple of years later, Helene returned to claim Faith but Faith didn’t want to leave with her mother so, Helene decided to move next door.

Career

Faith was raised in a Christian home, singing at the age of two in church. At age four, she captured the attention of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Newark when she sang The 5th Dimension Song in “Let The Sunshine In”.Throughout her teenage years, she sang in High School(University High School) and tertiary. She moved to Los Angeles in 1993, where she sang backup vocals for AI B Sure. She was noticed by musician and record label producer Sean’Puff Daddy’ Combs. He signed her onto his label Bad Boy Entertainment, being the first female artist to sign onto that label at the time.

Her time at Bad Boy Entertainment gave her the opportunity to work with great music producers like The Hitmen, Chucky Thompson, and Combs himself. She also worked as a backup vocalist for Mary J. Blige and Usher at the time. She released her own singles,’ You Used to Love Me’ and ‘Soon as I Get Home’ from her debut album Faith. These singles became a success which catapulted her to stardom. According to the RIAA, the album eventually went platinum after 1.5 million copies were sold.

She was also part of the Masked Singer in 2021 where she performed as “Skunk“. She was revealed during the Group A Finals, where she spoke about The Notorious B.I.G.’s death and her autistic son.

Faith singing

Personal Life

Faith got involved romantically with her label mate  Christopher “The Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace when they met at a Bad Boy Entertainment photoshoot. They got married and had a son  Christopher George Latore Wallace Jr. They separated in early 1997 before Wallace was murdered in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles in March 1997. Before Wallace’s death, she was dating Todd Russaw during her separation from Wallace.

Faith and The Notorious B.I.G

She got pregnant by Russaw after Wallace’s death. They had their first son Joshua in June 1998 and got married and in March 2007 the couple welcomed their second son Ryder Evan Russaw. Evans and Russaw were involved in so many drug possession legal issues and driving under influence cases. In 2011 Faith filed for divorce against Russaw.

She married Love and Hip HopAtlanta producer and star Stevie J. Faith was arrested in 2020 for a domestic felony against her husband. She got released on bond and the charges were dropped. Stevie J filed for divorce against Faith

Other Ventures

Faith acted in some movies and some stage plays. She was in ‘Turn it Up’, romantic comedy, “The Fighting Temptations” and others. She also made cameos in Love and Hip Hop Atlanta.

Discography

Studio albums

  • Faith (1995)
  • Keep the Faith (1998)
  • Faithfully (2001)
  • The First Lady (2005)
  • A Faithful Christmas (2005)
  • Something About Faith (2010)
  • Incomparable (2014)

Collaboration albums

  • The King & I (2017)

Tours

  • Keep the Faith Tour (1999)
  • The First Lady Tour (2005)
  • Something About Faith Tour (2010–11)
  • An Evening with Faith (2012)
  • Faith Evans Live (2013)
  • Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour (2016–17)

Filmography

  • 2000: Turn It Up
  • 2003: The Fighting Temptations
  • 2009: Notorious
  • 2011: Soul Kittens Cabaret
  • 2017: Girls Trip
  • 2020: True to the Game 2: Gena’s Story

Television

  • 2012: R&B Divas: Atlanta (Executive Producer & Main Cast)
  • 2013: R&B Divas: Los Angeles (Executive Producer)
  • 2015: Real Husbands of Hollywood (Guest Star)
  • 2015; 2016—19 Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta (Guest Star & Main Cast)
  • 2016: Stevie J & Joseline: Go Hollywood (Guest Star)
  • 2016: Rupaul’s Drag Race (Guest Judge)
  • 2018: Marvel’s Luke Cage (Singer at Club)
  • 2021: The Masked Singer (Skunk)

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