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Yolanda Adams (born Yolanda Yvette Adams on August 27, 1961) is an American Grammy and Dove-award winning Gospel music singer and radio show host.

The oldest of six siblings, Adams was raised in Houston, Texas. She graduated from Sterling High School in Houston in 1979. After graduating from University of California Berkeley, she began a career as a schoolteacher and part-time model in Houston, Texas. Eventually she gave up teaching to perform full-time as a lead singer.

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Adams attracted the attention of Thomas Whitfield and Sound of Gospel Records as a lead singer in the Southeast Inspirational Choir. She signed a recording contract with Sound of Gospel which yielded her first album Just As I Am in 1987.[4] In 1990, she signed to Ben Tankard’s independent label Tribute Records and released Through The Storm.
Two years later, Adams followed with Save the World, which included her first signature song “The Battle Is The Lord’s”. Her next release was 1995’s More Than A Melody, which featured production work from Ben Tankard, O’Landa Draper, and BeBe Winans. The single “Gotta Have Love,” from that album featuring Tony Terry on background vocals, gained mainstream notoriety and was her first single and music video. Yolanda… Live In Washington, released the following year, featured versions of material from her first two albums. The footage from this recording was released as a collection of two videos on VHS initially, and later as a single set on DVD.

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  • pedrohenriquebj

    That Name <3

    11 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Dihlicious

    victory <3

    15 Jul 2013 Reply
  • ratukulaniki

    I love ur voice and ure lyrics...its so good..i cant stop myself from repeating ur songs over and over again...ure my fan mam

    13 Jul 2013 Reply
  • emmanuellap

    I love u mama yolanda..

    5 Mar 2013 Reply
  • KingsAndQueen

    Her voice is spectacular. Absolutely spectacular. But why does she have to have such a poppy background in some of her songs? I like pop but I feel like that doesn't compliment her

    29 Nov 2012 Reply
  • St8of_Emergency

    her voice is a dream

    12 Sep 2012 Reply
  • puremusic4ever

    Various Artists - Celebrating America 01. Kirk Franklin - Intro (America The Beautiful) 02. Whitney Houston - The Star-Spangled Banner 03. Bebe Winans - Star-Spangled Banner 04. Sandi Patty - The Star-Spangled Banner 05. Bebe Winans - America America 06. Whitney Houston - America The Beautiful 07. Bebe Winans - America (My Country 'Tis Of Thee) 08. Sandi Patty - America The Beautiful 09. Bebe Winans - We're The United States Of America 10. Yolanda Adams - The Things We Do 11. Bebe Winans - Lift Every Voice And Sing 12. The Clark Sisters - Pray For The U.S.A. 13. Bebe Winans - The Battle Hymn Of The Republic 14. Yolanda Adams - Still I Rise 15. Bebe Winans - God Bless America 16. Babbie Mason - Black And Blue 17. Bebe Winans - You're A Grand Old Flag 18. Minnie Riperton - The Edge Of A Dream 19. Bebe Winans - America The Beautiful 20. Deniece Williams - Black Butterfly 21. Bebe Winans - Ultimate Sacrifice 22. Mahalia Jackson - If I Can Help Somebody

    3 Jul 2012 Reply
  • PstNB2

    I love Yolanda Adams so much she inspires me whenever she approaches the podium,I feel fulfilled by her powerful songs.She is a worshiper,she is my role model in my ministry

    23 Jun 2012 Reply
  • chrispapageorge

    I LOVE HERRRRR! I LOVE HER VOICE, EVERYTHING<3

    15 Mar 2012 Reply
  • bmosley84

    Yalonda Adam music is very Heavenly !!!

    15 Mar 2012 Reply
  • i_86

    Beautiful.

    26 Feb 2012 Reply
  • guilhermecu

    I believe.

    3 Dec 2011 Reply
  • DavisonDanilo

    Her voice is so amazing!

    26 Nov 2011 Reply
  • sweetness_tnt

    i am very proud off miss adams,she is so talented ,her music just give me the inspiration to contine going on .

    14 Aug 2011 Reply
  • kks82

    <3

    22 Jul 2011 Reply
  • jeffreeh

    Never Give Up On You! <3

    8 Jul 2011 Reply
  • ohmylittle

    have never heard of her before grammys. great voice

    15 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Makaveli_Jr

    Beautiful lady

    1 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Leechi5

    I love u yolanda and i love who u represent in ur songs

    14 Dec 2010 Reply
  • DannyNascimento

    Yolanda *-* <33

    26 Oct 2010 Reply
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