R&B vocalist Faith Evans will release her Capitol debut, "The First Lady," on March 29.
R&B vocalist Faith Evans will release her Capitol debut, "The First Lady," on March 29. The album sports a number of high-profile collaborators, including the Neptunes' Pharrell Williams the Clipse's Pusha on the Neptunes-produced "Goin' Out," Jermaine Dupri, Mario Winans and producers Ivan Barias and Carvin Haggins.
"I am trying to show a real range of emotions," says Evans, who was formerly signed to Bad Boy and married to late rapper Notorious B.I.G. "I've been through so much. I lost a husband, a label, I've gained weight, lost weight. These are all things that are a part of my life and of my music, but I'm able to take the good and the bad and grow."
In-demand director Chris Robinson will shoot a video for first single "Again," which will arrive next month at U.S. radio outlets for airplay consideration. Robinson recently directed a clip for Twista's contribution to Capitol's "Coach Carter" soundtrack, "Hope," on which Evans guests.
"The First Lady" will be Evans' first new album since 2001's "Faithfully," her final release for Bad Boy. That set debuted at No. 14 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 832,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The artist can also be heard guesting on the debut album from rapper the Game, "The Documentary," released earlier this month by Aftermath/G-Unit.