Yolanda Adams Biography
- Age: 56 years old
- Birth Nation: United States of America
- Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
- Name: Yolanda Adams
- Birth Name: Yolanda Yvette Adams
- Nationality: American
- Birth Place/City: Houston, Texas
- Ethnicity: Black Ethnicity
- Profession: Singer, record producer, actress, radio host
- Eye Color: Brown Dark
- Hair Color: Black
- Face Color: Black
- Weight in KG: 63 kg
- Famous for: Singer
- Married: Yes
- Married to: Timothy Crawford Jr. (m. 1997)
- Children: Taylor Ayanna Crawford
- Divorce: Timothy Crawford Jr. (m.2004)
- Education: Sterling High School
- Online Presence: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram 17
A very popular gospel singer worldwide, Yolanda Yvette Adams has well established herself in the world through her excellent singing talent focused in the gospel songs. She is aloes involved in acting, record producing as well as radio host for the WLBS radio station. She has sold about 8 million copies of her albums worldwide since 1991. Yolanda has been named as No.1 Gospel Artist of the last decade in 2009 December 11. Along with her such recognition, her album entitled Mountain High…Valley Low was acknowledged as the best gospel album. Yalonde sings the gospel, R&B AND soul genres of song. She has been active in this singing profession since 1974.
Born in the year 191 August 27 in Singapore to Black American parents, Yalonda has the American citizenship and belongs to the African ethnicity. She has six siblings and she is the oldest one. Her family later moved back to United States in Texas where she went to attend Sterling High School in 1979. She is graduated from Texas Southern University. After completion of her graduation, Yalonda began to work as a schoolteacher and part time model. However within a very brief time, she wanted to be full time lead singer and gave up the jobs and been dedicated in this profession ever since.
Yalonde used to sing in her church choir. Yalonda was first signed by theSoundof Gospel records and released herfirst album entitled Just As I Am in 1987. In 1990, she signed with Tribute records and released the next album titled Through the Storm. The album helped her to develop an audience. In 1994, Yalonda’s jazzy voice was featured in Ben Tankard’s 1994 release Play Me in Your Key in the video song titled “You Bring The Best in Me”, which yield the most positive response from gospel and jazz. In 1995, she released another album titled More than a Melody. Songs from the Heart was her final release from Verity Records which includes the popular songs like Only Believe and Still I Rise.
After the release of her album Mountain High…Valley Low in 1999 from Elektra Records, she began to be grab the attention outside the United States. The album includes the hit sings like Yeah, Fragile Heart and Open my heart. The album was the 2X Platinum in 2000 and awarded Yalonda with a Grammy Award. In 2000, she released a Christmas album followed by a live album called the Experience in 2001. The album gave her the second Grammy Award for the Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album. Her next album in 2001 titled Believe includes a hit song called Never Give Up which helped her reach to the gold status according to RIAA. In the same year she released a compilation CD entitled The Divas of Gospel. Yalonda did not release any album till four years afterwards but returned with a massive successful album Day by Day in 2005. The album charted higher than her previous album Mountain High...Valley Low. In 2007, she signed with the Columbia Records and released an album What a Wonderful time. In 2011, Yalonda released her eleventh album Becoming which awarded her with the Best Gospel Artist for the 4th time in the career winning the most BET awards since 2001. In 2013, she announced that she is working on her twelfth studio album.
Besides a gospel singer, she has also sung in a movie called Honey in a song “I Believe” in 2003. She has been a judge for the 2nd annual Independent Music Awards. She is also a host to a radio program called The Yolanda Adams Morning show from New York’s hit gospel station WBLS, now airs on Urban Gospel stations owned by Radio One.. In 2010, she released a book entitled “Points of Power” which is a Christian book referring to living a pure, spirit filled Christian Life.
Yalonda Adams is a very talented and graceful singer in the Gospel music. Her life is inspirational to many people. She has faced several ups and downs in her personal life. She has reached to the age of 53 but still has the same charisma and the power to encourage and uplift the hope and strength of the people. The more she is becoming older, the more experience she is being and the more power in her talent. She has maintained her body weight and stands a beautiful height of 6 feet and one inch tall. She has got amazingly appalling personality. Talking about her personal life, she is a divorced woman. She was married to former NFL player Tim Crawford in 1997. She got divorced with her husband Tim in 2005. She has an adorable daughter named Taylor Adams Crawford from her husband Tim. The couple was initially married happily but the things did not work out later. Some of the sites reports she was harassed by her husband making her second child to be miscarriage and that followed the divorce in short time. The information is not a confirmed one but is a rumor which has pulled the attention of people. She has maintained her clean and clear image in her relational life. There is no news or rumors on her dating or affairs so far.
Yalonda Adams is undoubtedly a very influential personality in the Gospel arena. She has long list of her fans following worldwide who loves to listed to her and get lost in the lyrics and her voice in the songs. The powerful one and so is encouraging as well. Yalonda can be followed in her social sites like Facebook and Twitter and be updated with her recent activities. Her biography can also be found in different internet websites including Wikipedia, IMDb, etc which also locates her pictures, videos and articles.
- Last modified : 12 October, 2014
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