Yolanda Adams

Yolanda Adams

American R-genre singer
Date of Birth: 27.08.1961
Country: USA

  1. Biography of Yolanda Adams
  2. Early Career
  3. Rise to Fame
  4. Personal Life and Continued Success
  5. Later Career

Biography of Yolanda Adams

Yolanda Yvette Adams, an American singer known for her work in R&B, gospel, pop, and Adult Contemporary genres, was born on August 27, 1961, in Houston, Texas, USA. She attended Sterling High School and later pursued her education at Texas Southern University.

Yolanda Adams

Early Career

After graduating from university, Yolanda Adams began her career as a schoolteacher while also pursuing her passion for music. She gained recognition as a vocalist for the Southeast Inspirational choir, catching the attention of Thomas Whitfield. She signed a contract with Sound of Gospel, leading to the release of her debut album "Just As I Am" in 1987.

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In 1990, she collaborated with Ben Tankard on the album "Through The Storm" released under Tribute Records. Two years later, she performed the song "The Battle Is The Lord's" from the album "Save the World."

Rise to Fame

In 1992, Yolanda Adams appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and garnered further attention. In 1995, she released the album "More Than A Melody," with the single "Gotta Have Love" gaining popularity. The live versions of her early material were compiled in the album "Yolanda... Live In Washington." Songs like "Only Believe" and "God Will Take Care of You" from the album "Songs from the Heart" received airplay on contemporary radio. She also appeared on the comedy series "In the House" the same year.

Personal Life and Continued Success

In 1997, Yolanda Adams married former NHL player Tim Crawford. The couple had a daughter named Taylor Ayana before their marriage ended in 2004. In 1999, she released the album "The Best of Yolanda Adams," and her album "Mountain High... Valley Low" went platinum in 2000, earning her a Grammy Award. Additionally, she featured in Lawrence Jordan's music video "Inside the Music with Yolanda Adams" and released the Christmas album "Christmas With Yolanda Adams."

In 2001, Yolanda Adams won her second Grammy Award for her live album "The Experience Believe" in the Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album category. She then released the album "Believe," which included the hit single "Never Give Up" and achieved gold status in 2002. In 2003, she appeared in the music video "The 9th Annual Walk of Fame Honoring Aretha Franklin" and the musical comedy "The Fighting Temptations" directed by Jonathan Lynn.

After a four-year hiatus, Yolanda Adams released her highly anticipated album "Day By Day" in 2005, featuring singles like "Be Blessed," "Someone Watching Over You," "This Too Shall Pass," and "Victory." She also appeared in Rob Hardy's music drama "The Gospel" and the sports video "Sweating in the Spirit" directed by Andrea Ambandos.

Later Career

In 2007, Yolanda Adams released the album "What a Wonderful Time." She appeared in the family video "BET Awards 2007" and the documentary "Paul Simon: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song" directed by Linda Mendoza. Throughout her career, Yolanda Adams has received numerous accolades, including four Grammy Awards, four Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards, an American Music Award, seven Soul Train Music Awards, and three BET Awards.