Yolanda Adams

Inside Biography


A very popular gospel singer worldwide, Yolanda Yvette Adams has established herself worldwide through her excellent singing talent focused on gospel songs. She is also involved in acting and record producing and is a radio host for the WLBS radio station. She has sold about 8 million copies of her albums worldwide since 1991. Yolanda was named as No.1 Gospel Artist of the last decade on 2009 December 11. Along with her recognition, her album entitled Mountain High…Valley Low was acknowledged as the best gospel album. Yalonda sings the gospel, R&B, and soul genres of song. She has been active in this singing profession since 1974.

Early Life, Bio, And Family Of Yolanda Adams

Yolanda Adams was born on 1961 August 27, in Singapore, to Black American parents, Yalonda belongs to American nationality, and her ethnicity is Afro-American. She has six siblings, and she is the oldest one. Her family later moved back to the United States in Texas, where she attended Sterling High School in 1979.

Adams graduated from Texas Southern University. After graduation, Yalonda began to work as a schoolteacher and part-time model. However, within a very brief time, she wanted to be a full-time lead singer and gave up the job and been dedicated to this profession ever since.

Yolanda Adams' Career And Wiki

Yolanda Adams used to sing in her church choir. Yalonda was first signed by the sound of Gospel records and released her first album, Just As I Am, in 1987.

In 1990, she signed with Tribute records and released the next album, 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 entitled "You Bring The Best in Me," which yielded 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 popular songs like Only Believe, and Still I Rise.

After the release of her album Mountain High…Valley Low, in 1999 from Elektra Records, began to grab the attention outside the United States. The album includes hit songs like Yeah, Fragile Heart, and Open my heart. The album was 2X Platinum in 2000 and was awarded Yalonda 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 Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album. Her next album in 2001, titled Believe, includes a hit song called Never Give Up which helped her reach gold status, according to RIAA.

The same year, she released a compilation CD entitled The Divas of Gospel. Yalonda did not release any album till four years afterward but returned with a massively successful album, Day by Day, in 2005. The album charted higher than her previous album Mountain High...Valley Low. 

In 2007, she signed with Columbia Records and released an album, What a Wonderful time. In 2011, Yalonda released her eleventh album, Becoming, which awarded her the Best Gospel Artist for the 4th time in her career, winning the most BET awards since 2001. In 2013, she announced that she was working on her twelfth studio album.

Besides being a gospel singer, she also sang in a movie called Honey in the "I Believe" song in 2003. She has been a judge for the 2nd annual Independent Music Awards. She also hosts a radio program called The Yolanda Adams Morning show from New York's hit gospel station WBLS, which now airs on Urban Gospel stations owned by Radio One.

Adams is one of the legendary gospel singers with the privilege o singing in the Super Bowl of American Football. She sang the song" American The Beautiful" during the 2020 Super Bowl. 

In 2010, she released a book entitled "Points of Power," which is a Christian book referring to living a pure, spirit-filled Christian Life. You can learn about another gospel singer Janat Paschal like Yolanda Adams.

Yolanda Adams' Net Worth And Earnings 

Yolanda Adams' net worth is $5 million at present, which matches Rachael Bonnetta's net worth. She has earned her net worth through her many successful albums, including "Just as I am," "Believe," and "Day by Day."

The artist is popular on social media, like Instagram, with 1 million followers. It also contributes to boosting her net worth, as she can command over $8 thousand promotional posts. 

Yolanda Adams' Husband, Daughter, Married, Relationship 

Yalonda Adams is a very talented and graceful singer in Gospel music. Her life is inspirational to many people. She has faced several ups and downs in her personal life. She has reached the age of 57 but still has the same charisma and the power to encourage and uplift the hope and strength of the people. The more she becomes older, the more experience she has and the more power in her talent.

She has got an 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 from 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 things did not work out later. Some of the sites report she was harassed by her husband, making her second child to be miscarriage, which followed the divorce in a short time.

The information is not a confirmed one but a rumor that has pulled people's attention. She has maintained a 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 person in the Gospel arena. She has a long list of fans following worldwide who love to listen 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 on her social sites like Facebook and Twitter and be updated with her recent activities. Her biography can also be found on different websites, including Wikipedia, IMDb, etc. Also locates her pictures, videos, and articles.

Yolanda Adams' Age And Height

  • Yolanda Adams' Age as of now is 61 years.
  • Height: Adams stands at 6' 1" (1.85 m). 

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by sahra, 12 Oct, 2014

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