Faith Evans was the first lady of Bad Boy Records signing with the company in 1994. She was also the wife of the legendary Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace, and the mother of his son. She released her debut self-titled album in 1995, the first of three Platinum and Gold releases under Bad Boy Records. She earned several Grammy award nominations for her solo albums, but won her Grammy in 1998 for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, for “I’ll Be Missing You” with Diddy.
She released two more R & B albums after her departure from Bad Boy Records in 2004. She also released a Christmas themed album. In 2008 she released her book, Keep the Faith: A Memoir, which landed on the New York Times Bestseller’s List.