Initially known as "Eve of Destruction" then the "Ruff Ryders' First Lady," Eve made a name for herself by spitting rhymes on others' tracks before she met DMX and the Ruff Ryders.

'What Ya Want,' her first single, became a top 40 hit and gave fans a taste of what would come from her debut, 'Let There Be Eve...Ruff Ryders' First Lady,' released in 1999. This album topped the Billboard 200 list, making her the third female rapper to achieve the feat, and it also spawned two successful sings, 'Gotta Man' and 'Love Is Blind' featuring Faith Evans.

'Scorpion,' her 2001 sophomore LP, gained international success with 'Who's That Girl' and 'Let Me Blow Ya Mind,' her collaboration with Gwen Stefani. The latter track won the Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, which led to Eve going platinum. 'Eve-Olution,' her third album, released in 2002, and made the top 10 on the Billboard 200.

After the third album, the rhymer started to get into acting and not only made it to the silver screen but also ended up starring in her own sitcom, 'Eve.'

'Lip Lock,' her first album in 11 years, debuted in May and features Snoop Lion, Chrisette Michele and Juicy J, among others. Songs like 'Make It Out This Town,' featuring Gabe Saporta of Cobra Starship, show her versatility in making inspirational odes.

Later this month, she'll embark on the Lip Lock tour, sharing her rhymes with the masses.

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