Keep the Faith (Faith Evans album)

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Keep the Faith
Keep the Faith (Faith Evans album) coverart.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 27, 1998
Recorded1997–1998
GenreR&B[1]
Length57:52
Label
Producer
Faith Evans chronology
Faith
(1995)
Keep the Faith
(1998)
Faithfully
(2001)
Singles from Keep the Faith
  1. "Love Like This"
    Released: September 15, 1998
  2. "All Night Long"
    Released: March 2, 1999
  3. "Never Gonna Let You Go"
    Released: August 17, 1999
  4. "Lately I"
    Released: November 24, 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[2]
Columbus Times(favorable)
Entertainment WeeklyA−[1]
Los Angeles Times[3]
Q[4]
Rolling Stone[5]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide[6]
Urban Latino[4]
Village Voice(mixed)[7]
Yahoo! Music(favorable)[8]

Keep the Faith is the second album by American singer Faith Evans. It was released on Bad Boy Records and peaked at number 6 on the US Billboard 200. The album has been certified Platinum by the RIAA.

Background[edit]

Two years in the making, Evans' second solo effort, Keep the Faith, was released during October 1998. Almost entirely written and produced by her, Evans considered the album difficult to complete as she had initially felt discouraged about the progress at first.[9] Upon its release, however, the album garnered generally positive reviews by music critics, with AllMusic noting it "without a doubt a highlight of 1990s soul-pop music".[10] Also enjoying commercial success, it went platinum and produced the top ten singles "Love Like This" and "All Night Long" (released March 30, 1999) prompting Evans to start an 18-city theater tour with Dru Hill and Total the following year.[9]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Faith (Intro)"
  • Faith Evans
  • Jeffrey "J Dub" Walker
J Dub0:59
2."Love Like This"
4:01
3."All Night Long" (featuring Puff Daddy)
  • Evans
  • Combs
  • Lawrence
  • Crawford
  • Emery
  • Todd Russaw
  • Todd Gaither
  • Bertram Reid
  • Galen Underwood
  • Evans
  • Amen-Ra
  • Combs
3:54
4."Sunny Days"
  • Dent
  • J Dub
  • Combs
4:20
5."Tears Away (Interlude)"
  • Evans
  • Walker
J Dub1:42
6."My First Love"
  • Thompson
  • Combs
4:59
7."Anything You Need"
  • Evans
  • Combs
  • Walker
  • J Dub
  • Combs
5:59
8."No Way"
  • Evans
  • Walker
  • Price
J Dub5:02
9."Life Will Pass You By"
4:48
10."Keep the Faith"
  • Evans
  • Combs
  • Dent
  • Walker
  • Donovan Jackson
  • Franklin Brown
  • Dent
  • J Dub
  • Combs
5:02
11."Special Place (Interlude)"Jordan1:01
12."Never Gonna Let You Go"
  • Babyface
  • Kenya Ivey
  • Tavia Ivey
4:27
13."Stay (Interlude)"
  • Evans
  • Walker
J Dub1:56
14."Caramel Kisses" (featuring 112)
  • Evans
  • Combs
  • Thompson
  • Scandrick
  • Keith
  • Parker
Thompson4:42
15."Lately I"
  • Foster
  • Jordan
4:18

Samples

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[17] Platinum 1,000,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Matt Diehl (1998-10-30). "Keep the Faith Review | Music Reviews and News". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2011-06-17.
  2. ^ Promis, Jose F.. Keep the Faith at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-17.
  3. ^ "Top Pop Albums (Faith Evans: Keep the Faith)". Los Angeles Times. 1998-12-03. Retrieved 2011-06-17.
  4. ^ a b "Faith Evans - Keep the Faith CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved 2012-12-23.
  5. ^ Ernest Hardy (1998-11-02). "Faith Evans: Keep The Faith : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2008-05-15. Retrieved 2012-12-23.
  6. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 284. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. rolling stone faith evans album guide.
  7. ^ Craig Seymour (1998-12-01). "Puffinstuff - Page 1 - Music - New York". The Village Voice. Archived from the original on 2013-10-17. Retrieved 2011-06-17.
  8. ^ Yahoo! Music review
  9. ^ a b Chappell, Kevin (1999-04-01). "After Biggie: Evans Has A New Love, A NEW Baby, A New Career". Ebony. FindArticles.com. Retrieved 2009-03-14.[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ Promis, Jose F. (2008-04-30). "Keep the Faith review". AllMusic. Retrieved 2010-01-24.
  11. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  12. ^ "Official R&B Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 14, 2021.
  13. ^ "Faith Evans Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  14. ^ "Faith Evans Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  15. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 1999". Billboard. Retrieved August 23, 2020.
  16. ^ "R&B/Hip-Hop Albums: Year End 1999". Billboard. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  17. ^ "American album certifications – Faith Evans – Keep the Faith". Recording Industry Association of America.

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