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Singer Evans Keeps Her Faith Alive

At the age 35, R&B singer Faith Evans been through more than most folks will in their entire lives. By the age of four, she found her first adoring audience — in her church. By 15, she was sneaking away from home to learn how to record and mix music.

Three years after that, Faith was a college dropout, a songwriter, a single mother and the survivor of a brutal and abusive relationship.

By 24, she was a successful singer and a widow. Faith Evans is telling all in her memoir, Keep The Faith, starting with the death of her estranged husband, rapper The Notorious B.I.G.

In part one, Faith discusses the loss of her famous husband and how she survived and grew through the pain of that ordeal.

In the second part of our interview with Faith Evans, the singer discusses her violent past and peaceful present as a wife and mother of four children.

Notorious, the biographical film which details the life of Biggie Smalls, opens in January 2009.

Faith Evans' autobiography, Keep the Faith, is available in bookstores everywhere. Will you be picking up a copy?