Keep the Faith (Faith Evans album)

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Keep the Faith
Keep the Faith (Faith Evans album) coverart.jpg
Studio album by Faith Evans
Released October 27, 1998
Recorded 1997–1998
Genre R&B[1]
Length 57:52
Faith Evans chronology
Keep the Faith
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
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]
Columbus Times(favorable)
Entertainment WeeklyA−[1]
Los Angeles Times2.5/4 stars[3]
Q3/5 stars[4]
Rolling Stone2.5/5 stars[5]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3/5 stars[6]
Urban Latino4/4 stars[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 U.S. Billboard 200. The album has been certified Platinum by the RIAA.


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]

1."Faith (Intro)"Faith Evans, Jeffrey "J Dub" WalkerJ Dub0:59
2."Love Like This"F. Evans, Sean Combs, Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence, Schon Crawford, Clarence Emery, Bernard Edwards, Nile RodgersFaith Evans, Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence, Sean "Puffy" Combs4:01
3."All Night Long" (featuring Puff Daddy)F. Evans, S. Combs, R. "Amen-Ra" Lawrence, Schon Crawford, Clarence Emery, Todd Russaw, Todd Gaither, Bertram Reid, Galen UnderwoodF. Evans, R. Lawrence, S. Combs3:54
4."Sunny Days"F. Evans, S. Combs, J. Walker, Anthony Dent, Lorne B. Rawls, Kenneth StoverAnthony Dent, J Dub, S. Combs4:20
5."Tears Away (Interlude)"F. Evans, J. WalkerJ Dub1:42
6."My First Love"F. Evans, S. Combs, Chucky Thompson, Kelly PriceChucky Thompson, S. Combs4:59
7."Anything You Need"F. Evans, S. Combs, J. WalkerJ Dub, S. Combs5:59
8."No Way"F. Evans, J. Walker, K. PriceJ Dub5:02
9."Life Will Pass You By"F. Evans, S. Combs, R. "Amen-Ra" Lawrence, Carlton Thomas, D.J. Rogers Jr., Richard Frierson, Michael Keith, Quinnes Parker, Daron Jones, Marvin Scandrick, Angela Bofill, Jeffrey Cohen, Narada Michael WaldenRichard Frieson, R. Lawrence, S. Combs4:48
10."Keep the Faith"F. Evans, S. Combs, A. Dent, J. Walker, Donovan Jackson, Franklin BrownA. Dent, J Dub, S. Combs5:02
11."Special Place (Interlude)"F. Evans, Steven JordanSteven "Stevie J" Jordan1:01
12."Never Gonna Let You Go"Babyface, Damon ThomasBabyface, Kenya Ivey, Tavia Ivey4:27
13."Stay (Interlude)"F. Evans, J. WalkerJ Dub1:56
14."Caramel Kisses" (featuring 112)F. Evans, S. Combs, C. Thompson,
M. Scandrick, M. Keith, Q. Parker
C. Thompson4:42
15."Lately I"Diane Warren, S. JordanSteven "Stevie J" Jordan4:18



Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[15] Platinum 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone



  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. 
  7. ^ Craig Seymour (1998-12-01). "Puffinstuff - Page 1 - Music - New York". The Village Voice. Archived from the original on 2013-05-25. 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. Retrieved 2009-03-14. [permanent dead link]
  10. ^ Promis, Jose F. (2008-04-30). "Keep the Faith review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-01-24. 
  11. ^ "Faith Evans | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  12. ^ "Faith Evans Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  13. ^ "Faith Evans Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  14. ^ "R&B/Hip-Hop Albums: Year End 1998". Billboard. Retrieved June 11, 2018. 
  15. ^ "American album certifications – Faith Evans – Keep the Faith". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

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