84. Faith Evans
Band Or Solo Artist?: Solo
Genre: R&B, Soul
Greatest Hit: "I'll Be Missing You" (1997)
The first female to be signed with P. Diddy (then Puff Daddy) on Bad Boy was Faith Evans. On the label, she released three platinum-certified studio albums within six years, including the self-titled Faith (1995), Keep the Faith (1998) and Faithfully (2001). She struck gold in 1997 with the hit, "I'll Be Missing You," the tribute to her late husband, Notorious B.I.G., which featured Puffy and 112, and won a Grammy in 1998.