How much is Faith Evans worth?
|Net Worth:||$3 Million
|Date of Birth:||June 10, 1973|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is Faith Evans
Faith Evans, whose full name is Faith Renee Jordan, is an American actress, singer, songwriter, and record producer. The Florida-native artist relocated to Los Angeles in the early 1990s to pursue a singing career. During her first years in the music business, she worked as a back-up vocalist for the likes of Al B. Sure! and Christopher Williams, before eventually she focused her attention on her solo career and signed a recording deal with Puff Dady’s label “Bad Boy Entertainment”.
Throughout her illustrious career, she has sold over 12 million records worldwide. Her discography includes seven platinum-certified albums, and one collaborative album with The Notorious B.I.G. Her first album, from 1995 titled “Faith”, became the highest-charting album at that time and further boosted her international popularity. Apart from her triumphant music career, Evans is also known for being the who of one of the most eminent rappers of all time — “The Notorious B.I.G.”. Shortly after he passed away, the actress and singer created the tribute single “I’ll Be Missing You”, which not only became a mega-hit but also earned the singer her first Grammy Award.
As of 2020, Faith Evans has a net worth of $3 million dollars.
How Did Faith Evans Get So Rich?
The artist became rich after the release of her debut studio album “Faith”. Around the same time when she signed with the label, she married label mate and rapper The Notorious B.I.G. (real name Christopher Wallace). Her debut album titled “Faith” was released on August 29, 1995, and received critical acclaim upon its release.
From her first studio project, she was able to earn approximately $100,000 mainly from sales, promotions, and guest appearances on both talk shows and realities. The album itself contains gold-certified hits “Soon As I Get Home”, “You Used to Love Me” and in just a few months time, with over 1,500 000 copies sold, it received a platinum certification by the RIAA.
In May 1997, two months after the murder of Biggie, Faith produced her tribute song “I’ll Be Missing You”. The song, which includes her record producer Puff Daddy, as well as the all-male group 112, boosted the singer’s popularity and became a worldwide number-one hit. It debuted and peaked at number one in more than 20 different countries such as Austria, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, and Sweden. In addition to this, the tribute track also earned Faith Evans’ first Grammy Award in the category “Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group”.
Why Is Faith So Famous?
Faith became famous mainly because of her singing and acting abilities. She was born on June 10, 1973, in Lakeland, Florida. Her father was a musician and her mother, and African American was a professional singer. She was raised in a Christian home by foster parents and began singing when she was two years old. While singing at various churches, Evans impressed the congregation of the Emanuel Baptist Church and was offered to join them.
At the time she was attending the University High School in Newark, encouraged by her biological mother, she joined jazz bands and entered contests, pageants, and festivals where her voice could be praised and noticed. In 1993, she relocated to Los Angeles to further pursue her music career. At first, she worked as a backup vocalist to Al B. Sure! and Christopher Williams and continued to improve her singing skills.
Soon, she caught the attention of Puff Daddy (real name Sean Combs) who was so impressed with her that he agreed to sign her to his label. By joining “Bad Boy Entertainment”, in 1994, she also became the first female artist to do that. Also that year, prior to starting work on her debut studio album, Faith Evans helped rising stars Mary J. Blige and Usher for the creation of their debut albums as both a songwriter and backing vocalist.
What Makes Evans So Successful?
The singer’s career hit its peak in the late 1990s. Shortly after she won her first Grammy, Evans collaborated with Kelly Price and Whitney Houston on the song “Heartbreak Hotel”, which received two Grammy nominations. Following her three Grammy nominations, Evans released her long-anticipated second studio album — “Keep the Faith”.
The sophomore album was just as successful as her first and it earned generally positive reviews by many music critics. Thanks in parts to hit singles such as “All Night Long” and “Love Like This”, the album had commercial success and was certified platinum for selling over 1,000 000 copies in the United States. To further promote her second album, Faith embarked on her first national tour titled “Keep the Faith Tour”.
Over the past 20 years, to promote her chart-topping studio albums, Faith Evans embarked on six national tours. As of now, her most prosperous tour remains “The First Lady Tour” from 2005, thanks to which she racked up approximately $350,000. Simultaneously with releasing new music, since the year of 2000, the skilled artist also focused on her acting skills and has had a few stunts in the film industry.
That same year, she made her screen debut in the musical drama “Turn It Up”. Since then, she has taken part in several films, television series, and reality shows such as “The Fighting Temptations”, “Girls Trip”, “R&B Divas”, “Real Husbands of Hollywood”, and “RuPaul‘s Drag Race”. As of the mid-2010s, she’s been one of the familiar faces that have stared in the successful reality “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” as both guest and main cast.
Besides gaining a lot of fame as the widow of The Notorious B.I.G., Faith Evans is one of the most popular R&B and soul singers from the 1990s that made a name for herself with her incredible singing abilities. During her two-decades-long career, she released multiple studio albums and songs that topped international charts and earned gold and platinum certifications.
In addition to singing, she is also a familiar face that can be seen in many television productions. In 2008, the talented writer released her autobiography which, just like her music, quickly became a best-seller and won several awards. Even now, she continues to produce new music with her most latest album being the collaborative album with The Notorious B.I.G. titled “The King and I”.