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Who is Yolanda Adams?

Yolanda Yvette Adams  is an American Gospel  singer, actress, and host of her own nationally syndicated morning gospel show. She is one of the best-selling gospel artists of all time, having sold over 10 million albums worldwide. she has won four Grammy awards. She is known as the ”Queen of contemporary Gospel Music.”

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Bio Data

Name Yolanda Yvette Adams
Age 62 Years Old
Profession Singer,Actress
Place Of Birth Houston,Texas
Martial Status Married
Date Of Birth 27 August 1961
Net Worth $6 Million
Nationality United States Of America

Biography

Yolanda Adams Biography And Net worth
Yolanda Adams Biography And Net worth

Yolanda Adams born August 27, 1961 in Houston Texas is the eldest of six sibling . She graduated from Sterling High School in Houston in 1979. After graduating from Texas Southern University, she began a career as a schoolteacher and part-time model in Houston. Eventually, she gave up teaching to perform full-time as a lead singer. Adams was named by Bill board in 2009, as the No 1 gospel Artist of the decade.She became the first gospel artist nominated for Tony Award for her work on” Sponge Bob Square Pants”.

Musical Career

The  first attention Adams got was from Thomas Whitfield and Sound of Gospel Records as a lead singer with Houston’s Southeast Inspirational Choir affiliated with the Church of God in Christ, under the direction of Carl Preacher, Brenda Waters, and Shirley Joiner. titled “My Trust Lies in You”. Later, she signed a recording contract with Sound of Gospel where  her first album  ”Just As I Am ”in 1987.  And in 1990, she was discovered by producer/keyboardist Ben Tankard, and signed to his independent label Tribute Records which was  released Through The Storm .

A year later,  Adams followed with Save The World , which included her first signature song ”The  Battle Is The Lord’s.And in 1995 ”More Than a Melody”, which featured more production .Yolanda.. live in Washington was released the following year  featuring some version materials from her first three  albums.

Adams’ first significant attention outside the urban contemporary gospel arena came with the release of Mountain High… Valley Low in 1999 on Elektra Records. Several mainstream artists and producers helped in the production of this album including Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (Janet Jackson, Boyz II Men), James “Big Jim” Wright (Mariah Carey, Nicole C. Mullen), Warryn Campbell (Mary Mary, Brandy), and Keith Thomas (BeBe & CeCe Winans). The album went 2× Platinum in 2000 and won Adams a Grammy Award. Notable singles from the album include “Yeah”, “Fragile Heart”, and “Open My Heart”. “Fragile Heart” was dedicated to the memory of Adams’ long-time road manager, who died in 1998.

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Adams recorded a song for the 2003 film Honey entitled “I Believe”, which played during the last scene in the final dance. In 2005 an album was released  ”Day By Day” after nearly four years of not releasing an album.The album featured four singles which are Be Blessed ,Someone Watching Chart,This Too Shall Pass And Victory. which featured in a movie titled The Gospel.

After ending her long association with Atlantic Records, Atlantic released a greatest hits collection entitled The Best of Me in May 2007.

Adams signed with Columbia Records in 2007. Columbia released What a Wonderful Time, her second holiday collection, in October 2007. “Hold On” was released as the lead single.

On an April 2013 episode of BET’s Lift Every Voice, Adams announced that she was working on her twelfth studio album. The album title and release date has yet to be announced, but she announced songwriting and producing credits from the likes of super gospel producers Donald Lawrence, Israel Houghton & Kirk Franklin.

Personal Life

Adams was married to Troy Mason from 1987 until 1990. Adams said spousal abuse was the reason for their divorce. In 1997, Adams married former NEL  player Tim Crawford. The couple divorced in August 2004 after seven years. Adams and Crawford have one daughter, Taylor Adams Crawford, born in 2001.Adams served as a spokesperson for the Fila Corporation’s Operation Rebound, a program that addressed the concern of inner-city school children.

Discography

  • 1987: Just As I Am
  • 1991: Through the Storm
  • 1993: Save the World
  • 1995: More Than a Melody
  • 1996: Yolanda… Live in Washington
  • 1998: Songs from the Heart
  • 1999: Mountain High… Valley Low
  • 2000: Christmas with Yolanda Adams
  • 2001: The Experience
  • 2001: Believe
  • 2005: Day by Day
  • 2007: What a Wonderful Time
  • 2011: Becoming

Awards

The total awards won by Adams were four Grammy Awards, sixteen Stellar Gospel Music Awards, four of the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards, one American Music Award, seven NAACP Image Awards, one Soul Train Music Award, and five BET Awards. In 2022, she was inducted into the Black Music & Entertainment Walk of Fame.

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Net Worth

Yolanda Adams is an american gospel singer,actress,radio host and record Producer who has net worth of $6 million.

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Who Is Yolanda Adams?

Yolanda Adams is an american gospel singer actress and a record producer.

what is her Net worth?

Adams is one of the best selling gospel artists of all time having sold over 10 million  albums world wide whose net worth is $ 6 million.

Where was she born?

Adams was born on August 27,1961,in Houston Texas.