Tuesday, August 29, 2017

ON THIS DAY...22 years ago #FaithEvans released her DEBUT album, 'Faith'! [vids]


Can you BELIEVE that it was 22 years ago today, Faith Evans released her DEBUT ALBUM, 'Faith'!?



My debut album is 22 years old today! #Faith pic.twitter.com/IG4TOYcyxV
— Faith Evans (@faithevans) August 29, 2017




Faith is the debut album by American recording artist Faith Evans. It was released by Bad Boy Records on August 29, 1995 in the United States. A collaboration with the label's main producers The Hitmen, including members Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs and Chucky Thompson, as well as Mark Ledford, Herb Middleton, and Jean-Claude Olivier, among others.

The album, which spawned the gold-certified hits "You Used to Love Me" and "Soon as I Get Home", was certified Platinum by the RIAA in March 1996. Faith contains a cover of the Rose Royce's single "Love Don't Live Here Anymore" which featured an appearance from Mary J. Blige on the album's original pressings




Faith received critical acclaim upon its release. Entertainment Weekly gave the album an A- rating, describing Faith as "packed with sensual, smoky R&B torch songs and titanium-hard hip-hop beats--Faith seems set to take her place at the top of the mountain of young soul divas." Vibe complimented the albums vocal production, noting that Evans "possesses a perfect voice. Folks have likened that voice to rain, and it's an appropriate metaphor [...] can sound as lilting as a summer shower or as electric as a thunderstorm. Her instrument's potential seems boundless [...] more Whitney than Mary, more classic than nouveau."The Source praised Sean Combs production, writing that "for those closet sentimentalists or those who like to get their slow drag on [...] when you're working with the man who perfected the remix, there's still a good chance that Faith will not only be pumping on rainy nights in the crib but also on summer days in the Land Cruisers too."

The album PEAKED at #2 on Billboard's R&B/HipHop Charts!
What was your FAVORITE 'Faith' jam?










and FAITH keeps the hits COMING... THANKS for all the MUSIC that has been the SOUNDTRACK to a lot of our lives for 22 years!

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