Early life[ edit ] Eve was born in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , the daughter of Julie Wilch, a publishing company supervisor, and Jerry Jeffers, a chemical plant supervisor.
Eve's first musical interest was singing. She sang in many choirs and even formed an all-female singing group Dope Girl Posse or D. The group's manager suggested that the group should start rapping after seeing ABC, and Eve stuck with it. She then went on to form a rap group. After the group split, Eve began working on a solo career under the name "Eve of Destruction". The song won a Grammy Award in , which should have been Eve's first. Questlove , from The Roots, had brought his Grammy to the show that night and showed she is not credited on the award plaque.
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 Destruction. Career[ edit ] — Beginnings and breakthrough[ edit ] Eve first appeared on the Bulworth soundtrack as Eve of Destruction while signed to Dr. She did not receive much promotion with big releases soon coming from Dr.
Billboard Hot peaking at Her debut, Let There Be Eve Two singles were released from the album: The first one peaked at number 26 on the Billboard Hot , the second one at number The song became a hit, spending 18 weeks at number one on the Hot Rap Singles from November 16, to March 7, , and reaching number 5 on the Billboard Hot Its first single, " Who's That Girl " guaranteed the rapper first international success.
Dre co-written by then-boyfriend Stevie J. One of the record's strengths, cited in several reviews, was Eve's exploration of her singing voice in addition to her rapping skills.
Eve-Olution and guest singles[ edit ] Eve at the premiere of Whip It at the Toronto International Film Festival Eve's third album, Eve-Olution , was released in summer see in music and peaked at number six on the Billboard In the meantime, the album's first single, " Gangsta Lovin' ", with Alicia Keys , became another number two hit. The second and final single, " Satisfaction ", only saw moderate success again. Eve-Olution went gold, selling , copies total in the U. Eve also appeared on the remixed version of Michael Jackson's " Butterflies ".
She also launched a clothing line in the fall of titled Fetish, which were targeted towards female consumers of the urban demographic. The same year, she appeared on the official remix of Amerie 's number one U. Eve also was featured in Keyshia Cole 's single " Never " on the Barbershop 2: In , she appeared on Kelly Rowland 's single " Like This ".
In July , 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. In late , she sang the song "Set It On Fire", which was featured on the credits for the movie Transporter 3 and is available on the Transporter 3 soundtrack. The three female rappers starred in the video for the remix, in which Nicki Minaj also appears.
The song samples the hit single by Cyndi Lauper. Eve appeared on the video of the song, released on YouTube on June 14, The project was delayed to September 11, and then October 16, but it was never released.
Problems at her label, Interscope Records , were responsible for the multiple delays. In , Eve decided to release the album as an independent artist, and stated that there will be several buzz singles before the official single and said the album will have 'hard street stuff', 'radio singles' and stuff to listen to 'when you're feeling down'. My ear is different but I think people will recognize me. I think you'll hear that I'm in a happy place. I miss my music. My hunger is different than the first time around".
In June , it was announced that Eve would make a guest appearance on the Oxygen docu-series Sisterhood of Hip Hop. Back in Business , and Barbershop 3: The show lasted three seasons until it was cancelled in May Eve guest starred as Yvette Powell on an episode of Third Watch.
She also was a guest star on an episode of Numb3rs in Eve guest starred on two episodes of Glee , appearing as rival glee club coach Grace Hitchens. The film was directed by Henry Saine. Eve will be in the horror film Animal, which was filmed in Manchester, Connecticut and is currently in post-production.
Produced by Drew Barrymore , the film co-stars Elizabeth Gilles and Keke Palmer , and is scheduled for a limited release in Personal life[ edit ] Maximillion and Eve at the Gumball launch party. In , Eve, Mike Lynn and Dr. The plaintiffs claim the song "Love is Blind" was stripped of some of its original components and presented as their own work.
She began dating British entrepreneur Maximillion Cooper in Eve has four stepchildren. Eve describes an incident where Brown planned to sabotage her show at a club in Chicago during her time performing club rounds. The promoter calls Eve to tell her "one of her friends called and wants tickets to [her] show. Despite Eve's pleas to the promoter to not give Brown a ticket she admitted she knew something was going to happen if he did it , the promoter told Eve that he has to give Brown a ticket "because she's bigger than you and I don't want to mess up this relationship.
During her performance, Brown's appearance in the balcony behind Eve prompted the crowd to scream Brown's name rather than Eve's.
Eve admitted this made her want to cry but she said "[But] the rapper in me and the Philly in me was like 'Oh you want to battle me? Eve said at the end of her discussion that she's "much happier in [her] life than [Brown] is right now.