“I’ll Be Missing You” is a song recorded by American rapper Puff Daddy and American singer Faith Evans, featuring R&B group 112, in memory of fellow Bad Boy Records artist Christopher “The Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace, who was murdered on March 9, 1997.
Released as the second single from Puff Daddy and the Family’s No Way Out album, “I’ll Be Missing You” samples The Police’s 1983 hit song “Every Breath You Take”, with an interpolated chorus sung by Evans. The track also features a spoken intro over a choral version of Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings”. In 1998, the song won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. With worldwide sales likely over 8 million, including shipments of 3 million copies in the United States and over 1 million in both Germany and the United Kingdom, the song has become one of the best-selling singles of all time. As of February 2016, it is rated the 99th biggest song of all time in the US, according to Billboard.