>>She embodies everything soulful. It comes from a different place.>>An angel in disguise.>>Ain’t no voice like Faith Evans.>>That’s a bad lady.>>Born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, Faith began singing in church at a young age.>>For a very long time, I could only really listen to gospel music.>>The only thing that reminded me of faith was a group called The Clark Sisters.>>I got to give them the credit for being my very first and probably my strongest influence.>>She would come to the studio, and I would pay her maybe $500 a day just to come and sing and do vocals.>>’Cause I was good at arranging vocals and making up the harmony.>>Everything she touched she would breathe life into it.>>People in the industry started to hear my name once they heard those demos, like, “Who is that singing those backgrounds?” You know? So, by the time I did the backgrounds for Puff on Christopher Williams’ record, he said he had already heard about me, but as soon as I came out the booth, he asked me to sign to Bad Boy.>>With Diddy and his roster of hitmakers, Faith’s debut album was a platinum success.>>She shook the whole industry up because everybody knew her as a songwriter and as a background singer. But when she actually took the forefront, it was over.>>You can look at her and say, “Oh, she’s beautiful,” and then match it up with the amazing vocal ability that she has.>>What made Faith’s much different — it was smooth, but somewhat hood and relatable.>>It was just wonderful to see her break out of that shell and just be the superstar that she is now.>>Faith always sung with conviction.>>It commands your attention so that her audience can feel what she feels.>>She has tremendous national anthems, hits for miles.>>I never knew I would be a recording artist. I just knew I wanted to make a living with my gift of music.>>She’s always been a prodigy, and I think it just shows the character of the woman who decided that, “I’m not going to allow circumstances to determine my outcome.>>She’s been through so much in her life, dealing with personal dramas and all that. She’s still stoic.>>She’s an instrument. You can’t even call her a singer. She’s just something very special, a unique individual, and I’m ecstatic to see her get this award.>>♪ ‘Cause I know it made me who I am ♪ [ Cheers and applause ]

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

  1. Karen looks just like dorinda here / why did they not put a picture of twinkie when they mention The Clark Sisters

  2. Truest Words Ever Spoken. Faithful since day one! Soundtrack to my life,Sweetest genuine sista always humble but always gonna be Faye Dunaway aka ,Fizzy from Da Bricks.

  3. Since some of y'all mofos love Mary J. Blige so damn much why don't y'all go watch one of her damn videos? Like why come here just to diss Faith? Damn weirdos

  4. This was long overdue for Faith. She had always been my fave since day one. Through her I learned about The Clark Sisters. Now Im a fan of The Clark Sisters as well.

  5. I have never considered Faith to be a strong silo singer background only. Faith sounds awesome on hooks especially the one with DMX.

  6. Girl! Karen Clarke Sheard said you can sang…no more comments needed. ๐Ÿ™‚ So proud of Faith and she totally deserves this, no one sings like her, she's a power house!

  7. I'ma a fan of Faith.Evans from day 1..she has a very unique vc 1 of a kind,like Chaka, Kelly.P.. Ms.Keke W..( omg her vc & she body If only u knew she can hit & hold dem notes..to bad she's her own biggest nitemare & so complicated & thinks burping is cute,wen in public @ important meetings) da late great Ms.Aretha.Franklin.
    Ms.Anita (beautiful) Baker โค๏ธ Ms.Regina.Bell, Ms.Ledisi, Ms.Toni.Braxton..Ms.Celine.D( got pipes)Ms.Fantasia(somany ppl say all she does is Holler๐Ÿ˜พ)..foh she be killing) Mr.Jennifer.HudsonMs.Mariah Carey…Ms.Patti.Labelle.. Ms.Late- great Phyllis.Hyman,Ms.Etta.James…MJB, Jazmine.Sullivan .Ms.Tamar.B.( me-she- her got dem pipes & sorry Kimberly.Michelle formerly known as K.Michelle) ain't phucking with Tamar) no shade just My Opinion..Neva knew why the hype was so overrated about her๐Ÿคฆ..I guess it was all dat fake ass.. I mean a tru friend would have told her..u have went too far & all dat lil waist & too much azz & she still got PHUCKED- ova & never wifey up + she knocked knee & her legs shrugged ( Yuck) ๐Ÿ˜‰)Brandy. Ms.Gladys.Knight,Ms.Angela Bofill(Late great) Ms.Rachelle.Ferrellโ€ฆ..Ms.Annie.Lennox..Ms.Tina.Turner..Ms.Nina.Simone…Ms.Oleta.Adams..Ms.Dionne.Warwick..Christina.Aguilera(can blow)..Ms.Joss.Stone(not giving her Creds..got a beautiful,soulful vc) .. Ms.Barbara.StreisandMs.Dolly.Parton,Ms.Leann.Rimes.. Ms.Natalie.Cole (R.I.P) Ms.Leela.James,Ms.Jill.Scott,Ms.Lauryn.Hiill,Ms.Lady.GaGa, Cher…Ms.Sade…Ms.Dionne.Farris…late-grear.Billie.Holiday...Ms.Donna.Summer…Late great Teena.Marie(soulful)…Ms.Late- great Ella.Fitzgerald…Ms.Roberta.Flack..Ms.Tracey.Chapman…Ms.India.Arie…Ms.Macy.Gray…Late – great Mahalia.Jackson…
    Ms.Kelly..Clarkson…Ms.Alicia.Keys( her sales went down & she lost alot of fans, because Swizz Beats ex- wife said,she was cheating with him, while dey still shared a home ๐Ÿค” & Alicia made all kinda of speeches about Self- Love & Respect,so ppl were like she says 1 thing & does another) Ms.Amy.Winehouse..Clive.Davis says a great singer can command a audience with just their vc๐Ÿ‘Œ& dey will give you a chill,dat goes down your spine..if you gotta dress provocative & twerk..those are Avg singers,but has great entertainment skills.. there's Big Difference…Alot of these very talented & gifted #Singers careers should be way bigger & so much better than dey are #BigFacts…I guess dats why alot of singers are crossing ova to the Pop Culture,because R&B has lost it's value & dats so sad ๐Ÿ˜ช

  8. FAITH!!!!!โœŠโœŠโœŠโœŠโœŠโœŠโœŠโœŠโœŠโœŠ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿค˜๐ŸคŸ๐ŸคŸ๐ŸคŸ๐ŸคŸ๐ŸคŸ๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿค›

  9. Faith you better get yours baby!! This woman has been my fave since I saw her in ''One More Chance''! After being in the industry for years Its so deserving to see Faith finally get hers! Love you Faye!!!

  10. Al B Sure was more than just a singer that man is still FINE he seemed to always be a behind the scenes man i love that Puffy gotta be in everything and everywhere im thinking cuz its not like i would ever Kim liked that flashyness and look where it got her smh

  11. This video makes me so happy as a long time Faithful to see her finally get her due respect. I remember when she sang at the Patti labelle tribute and sang "you are my friend" (which she KILLED) and the person who introduced had said something to the effect of "heres a performer who one day might be receiving an honor like this" and i always knew she would one day. I'm so happy, u would think i was the one getting the honor ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

  12. She has been underrated for decades. Nice to see her finally honoured for her outstanding contributions to soul music. Very well deserved.

  13. The saying is definitely true – Black donโ€™t crack. Sheโ€™s still as beautiful now as she was in the 90s & 00s ๐Ÿ˜

  14. Faith is the success. THe substances of formulas used are relatively disciplined with practice practice practice an a Star is born. Writers on and on right on PEACE

  15. Presented by Ciroc.
    Diddy still know how to put his name on shhhh. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    I miss the 90's

  16. This is why most of the musicians that play secular have started in the church including singers!! Some of the baddest singers and musicians are in Gospel!!

  17. Al B. Sure! co-wrote "Forever My Lady" and discovered Faith Evans having her work on his Sexy Versus '92 album before she worked on Christopher Williams Changes album in '93.
    You guys need to stop frontin and give Al B. Sure! his credit and it's overdue!!!!

  18. Al B. Sure! slimmed down….


    featuring producers

    – DeVante & Timbaland on same songs

    – his cuzzo Kyle West

    – at least 3-5 of the dopest Trap Soul producers

    – one song with a feature by Tank on a slow lo-fi TrapSoul record would be fiyah!

    – ALL TRAPSOUL BEATS should be the whole CD

    Executive Producer: Quincy Jones


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