Faith Evans

Faith Evans Performs on ‘Arsenio,’ Talks Biggie’s Death

Arsenio and Faith Evans

Faith Evans stopped by “The Arsenio Hall Show” on Friday to perform “Tears of Joy” off her album R&B Divas, which is nominated for Best R&B Album at the Grammys. Dressed in black, the R&B veteran also opened up about the death of her late husband, the Notorious B.I.G.

Seventeen years after his murder, the case is still unsolved. “We basically stopped spending our money on trying to hope that the LAPD was gonna do their part,” said Faith. “It’s not closed. It’s just a matter of when they really feel like they wanna do the right thing ’cause we in our hearts kinda feel like we know what happened and we believe they know what happened.”

Millions of dollars have been spent to provide some resolution for her family, but she has come to terms with the fact that that may never happen.

This year, Faith plans to release her 8th studio album Incomparable featuring contributions from Missy Elliott, Jazmine Sullivan, and Karen Clark-Sheard.

Read the rest of this entry »

Video: Faith Evans – ‘Dumb’

Faith Evans

Faith Evans says sayonara to her man in the video for “Dumb,” the latest single off her album R&B Divas, which was released last fall. The First Lady jams with her band in the ’70s-themed clip and sits atop a candy red Mustang.

“You thought I wasn’t gon’ do it, but you better get into it, hunny,” a sassy Faith sings on the kiss-off anthem.

Watch Faith kick her man to the curb.

Read the rest of this entry »

Faith Evans Talks Biggie’s Murder, Relationship with Lil’ Kim on ‘Wendy’

Faith Evans

No matter how many years go by, the Notorious B.I.G. will never be forgotten. During her visit to “The Wendy Williams Show” on Tuesday, Faith Evans reminisced about her late husband and the similarities between him and their son CJ, who’s now a junior in high school.

While the case is inactive, Faith hasn’t given up hope that Biggie’s murder will be solved. “We haven’t laid it to rest. We still very much want to see the person responsible brought to justice. That means more to us than anything,” said Faith, who’s spent millions on lawyers throughout the years. “There’s no point in paying lawyers’ fees and the LAPD isn’t really cooperating.”

Wendy also brought up the “love triangle” between her, Biggie, and Lil’ Kim, who she caught in bed with her husband. “Let’s just say I was there for the rest of the day cooking Christmas dinner, although I knew that was one of the last times I’d spend with him like that,” said Faith of that day.

While she hasn’t seen Kim in a while, she doesn’t hold a grudge. “I’m not trippin’. I’ve made peace, first of all with God a long time ago, especially once we lost [Big]. All of that certainly went out the window. Before he passed away, I removed myself from any ill feelings toward her for that.”

When she ran into Kim at Diddy’s White Party some years back, she went to congratulate her on “Dancing With the Stars,” but Kim looked at her and responded, “Who is that?”

Check out her full interview with Wendy below.

Read the rest of this entry »

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

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).

Read the rest of this entry »

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.

Read the rest of this entry »