Rap queen Faith Evans is getting festive early - she has recorded a Christmas album.

The widow of rap superstar Notorious BIG will release holiday album A FAITHFUL CHRISTMAS at the end of this month (OCT05).

The CD features festive hits like MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY, White Christmas and O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL, as well as little known holiday tunes penned by Stevie Wonder, DONNY HATHAWAY and James Brown.

Evans also includes a couple of her own Christmas tunes on the release - including new song HAPPY HOLIDAY.