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First Lady of Ruff Ryders
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Eve Jihan Jeffers (born November 10, 1978), better known as Eve, is a rapper, singer, actress, and musician. She has sold millions of albums during her musical career. Her first three albums have so far reached 7 million copies sold world wide. In 2003, she became the star of her own TV show, Eve, which lasted for 3 seasons. The rapper/singer/actress has also achieved success in fashion as she started a clothing line titled "Fetish." She ranked # 48 on VH1`s "50 Greatest Women Of The Video Era" show list.
Eve was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Julia Wilch-Jeffers, a publishing company supervisor, and Jerry Jeffers, a chemical plant supervisor. She adopted the name Gangsta in high school as part of an all-female group called EDGP (pronounced Egypt), and went solo as Eve of Destruction.
During her early years in Philadelphia, Eve`s first musical interest was singing. She sang in many choirs and even made an all-female singing group (Dope Girl Posse or D.G.P.) with a manager. This group covered songs from En Vogue and Color Me Badd. After the group`s manager saw the rap group ABC, they suggested that the group raps and Eve stuck with it. She then went on to form a rapping group.
Eve is featured (along with Erykah Badu) on the song "You Got Me" by The Roots, from their 1999 album Things Fall Apart. She also provided background vocals on the song "Ain`t Sayin` Nothin` New" from the same album. In the album`s liner notes, she is referred to as Eve of
First Lady of Ruff Ryders: 1998-1999
Eve first appeared on DJ Clue`s The Professional, along with other Ruff Ryders` compilations. Her next single, "What Ya Want", featuring Nokio of Dru Hill, didn`t do so well on the charts, so she collaborated with The Roots, Blackstreet and Janet Jackson, which further expanded her fan base. Her 1999 debut, Ruff Ryders` First Lady, was an unprecedented success, becoming the second hip-hop album by a woman to enter the Billboard 200 at #1 (the first was by Brooklyn rapper, Foxy Brown).
 Eve: 2001
The follow-up to Ruff Ryders` First Lady, Scorpion, was released in 2001. Its first single, "Who`s That Girl" guaranteed the rapper first international success. The second single, "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" (with Gwen Stefani of No Doubt) and produced by Dr. Dre, became a pop success, peaking at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song won a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, and Eve eventually went platinum.
One of the record`s strengths, cited in several reviews, was Eve`s exploration of her singing voice in addition to her rapping skills.
"I was a singer before I started rapping," Eve said in a Ruff Ryders press release, "so on this album I wanted my audience to hear more of my vocal skills".
Eve`s third album, Eve-Olution, was released in summer 2002 (see 2002 in music) and peaked at #6 on the Billboard 200. In the meantime, the album`s first single, "Gangsta Lovin`", with Alicia Keys, became another #2 hit. The second and final single, "Satisfaction", only saw moderate success again. Eve-Olution only went gold and became Eve`s worst-selling album to date. Also that year she performed the entrance song "All Grown Up" for WWE personality Stephanie McMahon. Afterwards, Eve closed out 2003 by signing to UPN for a television show about a fashion designer titled, Eve, and a feature on Mary J. Blige`s single, "Not Today".
 Guest singles: 2005-2007
In 2005, the rapper appeared on Gwen Stefani`s top ten hit "Rich Girl", which peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in March. The same year, she appeared on the remix of Amerie`s #1 U.S. R&B hit, "1 Thing" the Hitch soundtrack. Eve also was featured in Keyshia Cole`s song Never as on the Barbershop 2: Back in Business Soundtrack and The Way It Is along with the official remix for Teairra Mari`s second single No Daddy.
In 2007, she appeared on Kelly Rowland`s single "Like This". The Punk Cabaret band One On None covered Eve`s 1999 song "Love Is Blind". In July 2007, Eve made a guest appearance on Maroon 5`s second single Wake Up Call on Live @ 45th at Night, it is unknown if this will be an official remix or if it will even be recorded.
After a series of delays, which saw Eve`s last album `Here I Am` eventually shelved, the rapper has confirmed the album has been re-branded, is now titled `Flirt` and will be released in mid-2009.
In an interview with the New York Post’s PopWatch blog, the West Philly MC blamed her disc’s repeated setbacks on her “whole music label situation” with Interscope, but said it should finally surface this spring or summer. Initially set to hit stores in 2007 under the title Here I Am, Eve said the LP has undergone many changes. “It won’t be called ‘Here I Am’ anymore,’ she s
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Eve Jihan Minnie Jeffers
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Eve Jihan Jeffers-Cooper (born November 10, 1978) is an American hip hop recording artist and actress from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is also the inaugural winner of the Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in 2002, for the song "Let Me Blow Ya Mind", with American singer Gwen Stefani. Eve was number 48 on VH1's "50 Greatest Women of the Video Era" list.
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(2000) Print ads: Tommy Hilfiger clothes., (2002) TV commercial: Clarica, (2005) TV commercial: Pepsi-Cola., (1999) TV commercial: Sprite., Print ads: Mac cosmetics' Viva Glam campaign
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Scott Marshall Partners Ltd.
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From the Rib (current), Full Surface, Interscope, Aftermath, Ruff Ryders (former)
Alicia Keys, Gwen Stefani, Missy Elliott, Swizz Beatz, DMX
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