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Faith Evans (born June 10, 1973 in Lakeland, Florida) is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, actress and author. She started her career working as a back-up singer for Al B. Sure and Christopher Williams. In 1994, she was signed as the first female artist on Sean Combs’ Bad Boy Entertainment recording company. In 1998, she won her first Grammy Award for her Notorious BIG tribute “I’ll Be Missing You.” Faith ended her contract with Bad Boy Entertainment to sign with Capitol Records in 2003. She became a cast member of the TV One reality show R&B Divas Atlanta. Faith announced that she is working on a posthumous Notorious BIG album, which is planned to be released in 2017.
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Faith Evans is best known as a top-charting R&B artist.
On August 4, 1994, Faith married rapper Christopher “The Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace, after meeting him at a Bad Boy photo shoot. The couple had one son together, born October 29, 1996. However, their marriage was turbulent, as BIG was known to have several affairs with fellow rappers. Before BIG’s murder, he and Faith were separated. Faith’s friend Missy Elliot introduced her to record company exec Todd Russaw and they began to date. Faith became pregnant with Russaw and they had their first son, Joshua, in 1998. Todd and Faith married during the summer of 1998 and had their second son in 2007. In January 2004, Faith and Todd were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and cocaine during a traffic stop. In May 2011, the two announced they were getting a divorce.