Faith Evans

Video: Faith Evans – ‘Tears of Joy’

Faith Evans

Faith Evans pours out her heart in the breathtaking video for “Tears of Joy.” Shot by the ocean, the black-and-white clip stars lovers of all ages and races. The First Lady looks beautiful as she strolls the beach waiting for her man. When he eventually arrives, she can’t help but smile.

The emotional ballad appears on her new album R&B Divas, which features collaborations with Fantasia, Kelly Price, Keke Wyatt, Syleena Johnson, and Monifah. Proceeds will benefit the Whitney E. Houston Academy of Creative and Performing Arts.

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Faith Evans Reveals ‘R&B Divas’ Cover Art, Tracklisting

R&B Divas

Faith Evans reps for her ladies on her upcoming album R&B Divas, which serves as the companion to TV One’s reality series of the same name. Due October 2, the 12 tracks include duets with her fellow divas including Fantasia, Kelly Price, Keke Wyatt, Syleena Johnson, and Monifah, with production from Claude Kelly and Chuck Harmony (“Tears of Joy”) and 1500 or Nothin’ (“Dumb”).

Proceeds from the album will benefit the Whitney E. Houston Academy of Creative and Performing Arts.

“I’m extremely excited about executive producing this Faith Evans R&B Divas album and working beside some of the premiere female R&B vocalists of our generation,” said Faith. “I’m also proud to honor my dear friend and music icon, Ms. Whitney Houston, and give back to the community in doing my part to help save performing arts in schools. Making this album has been an incredible experience, and every true fan of R&B music will be touched by these beautiful songs of love, hope, and triumph!”

See the tracklisting below.

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New Music: Faith Evans – ‘Tears of Joy’

Tears of Joy

Faith Evans sheds “Tears of Joy” on the first single off her upcoming album R&B Divas (Prolific Music Group/eOne Music), which also serves as the companion to TV One’s new reality show of the same name. The soulful song was written and produced by Claude Kelly and Chuck Harmony.

R&B’s First Lady has also contributed “Lovin’ Me” as the theme song for the series, which premieres tonight.

Before her album drops on October 2, look out for the follow-up single “Dumb,” an uptempo retro-soul record written by Evans and produced by 1500 or Nothin’ (Game, Snoop Dogg).

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New Music: Tyrese f/ Faith Evans & Rick Ross – ‘Stay (Remix)’

Tyrese, Faith Evans, and Rick Ross

Tyrese invites Faith Evans and Rick Ross to “Stay” on the remix to his Open Invitation single. The ladies’ man duets with Faith on the breezy cut, while Rozay adds a smooth verse. “My appetite is sexual, wanna taste the best of you,” he raps. Sample their tender offering.

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New Music: Fonzworth Bentley f/ Faith Evans – ‘Believe It’

Fonzworth Bentley

Fonzworth Bentley keeps the Faith on “Believe It,” a dreamy tune off his mixtape C.O.L.O.U.R.S., due April 22. Described as “a biographical song that chronicles a couple of significant episodes in life,” the G.O.O.D. Music signee bares his soul as he recollects learning of a malignant tumor in his stomach.

“Two years, the rap thing’s now comfortable/ Pain in my stomach, know it ain’t trouble though,” he says of the life-changing experience. Listen below to see how the story unfolds.

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New Music: El DeBarge f/ Faith Evans – ‘Lay With You’

El DeBarge and Faith Evans

The stage is set for El DeBarge’s return. The former DeBarge member has linked up with Faith Evans for “Lay With You,” the second single off his comeback album Second Chance. On the grown ‘n’ sexy tune, the two split vocal duties over snapping instrumentation, pledging their love to one another while crooning about remaining in the confines of the bedroom. Get a taste of what to expect when the falsetto chanteur’s fifth solo album hits stores later this year.

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New Music: Faith Evans f/ Keyshia Cole – ‘Can’t Stay Away’

Faith Evans and Keyshia Cole

Faith Evans partners with Keyshia Cole on the electro-kissed “Can’t Stay Away,” a duet included on Faith’s upcoming album Something About Faith. The song, which pays homage to the classic chorus from Biggie’s “Hypnotize,” sees the ladies looking for a way to split from their men, only to get pulled back into the relationship. Peep the track below and feel their pain.

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