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Without ambition and work, one starts nothing. In fact, the awards will not be sent to you, one has to win it, this line is very well proved by Yolanda Adams who is an American gospel singer, actress, record producer, and radio host of her own syndicated morning gospel show. Moreover, she is eminently known as the “Queen of Contemporary Gospel Music”.
Apart from that, she came into huge stardom as the awardee of four Grammy Awards, four Dove Awards, five BET Awards, six NAACP Image Awards, six Soul Train Music Awards, sixteen Stellar Awards, and two BMI Awards.
Height / Weight / Age
Born on 27 August 1961, this gorgeous diva has turned 61 years old. Her height measures 185 centimeters and 6’1” in feet & inches. Moreover, she is very conscious about her physique and figure and takes care of her weight which is 63 kilograms and 139 lbs in pounds.
She maintains herself with the figure measurements of 35 inches breast, 24 inches waist, and 34 inches hips. She has a beautiful doll-like face which is complemented by her black eyes and blonde hair. Her bra size is 40B while her shoe size is 10 (US).
Yolanda earns a very handsome amount of money working as a gospel singer, actress, radio host, and record producer. According to the sources, her estimated net worth is $6 million approximately.
Education / Family
Born and growing up in Houston, Texas, the United States, Yolanda belongs to the Afro-American ethnicity. She is the lovely and caring daughter of Carolyn Jean Adams (Mother) and Major Adams (Father).
Other than this, she never revealed any information about her siblings. As for her education, she enrolled at Sterling High School from where she graduated in the year 1979. Furthermore, she was admitted to Texas Southern University in order to complete her higher education.
|Queen of Contemporary Gospel Music
|Houston, Texas, USA
|Date of birth
|27 August 1961
|In feet & inches: 6’1”
In centimeters: 185 cm
|In Kilograms: 63 kg
In pounds: 139 lbs
|Sterling High School
|Texas Southern University
|Houston, Texas, USA
|Carolyn Jean Adams
Career / Fashion and Style
Reflecting on her career, Yolanda took the first step towards her career working as a part-time model and school teacher in Houston after completed her graduation. Later, she left teaching and began to work full-time as a lead singer.
Later, she became able to draw the attention of Thomas Whitfield and Sound of Gospel Records as a lead singer with Houston’s Southeast Inspirational Choir. Apart from that, the choir released the single titled For My Liberty with her as the featured vocalist in the year 1982. Furthermore, she made her appearance in a music video Give Us Peace in the year 1986.
Besides this, Adams signed a contract with Sound of Gospel which helped her releasing her first album Just As I Am in 1987. Moreover, she was discovered by Ben Tankard who contracted with her for his independent label Tribute Records in 1990.
Other than this, she also featured in several music videos like More Than a Melody, The Battle Is The Lord’s, Songs From The Heart, Gotta Have Love and so others. Later on, Yolanda got a Christmas album which was released in the year 2000, and a live album (The Experience) in 2001.
Additionally, she has also given her lovely voice in the 2003 film Honey entitled I Believe. Other than this, she also served as a judge to support independent artists’ careers for the 2nd annual Independent Music Awards.
Moreover, in the year 2010, she got published her first book Points of Power. In fact, she also plays a very crucial role in hosting her show The Yolanda Adams Morning Show.
Boyfriend, Affairs, Husband, and More
Talking about her personal life, Yolanda got married to Troy Mason in the year 1987. However, their relationship could not last long and came to an end in the year 1990 due to spousal abuse. Later, in the year 1997, she tied the sacred knot of marriage with former NFL player Tim Crawford.
Unfortunately, after seven years of their relation, the couple got divorced in August 2004. Moreover, in the year 2001, the duo got blessed with one daughter namely Taylor Adams Crawford. Currently, she is living a single and happy life.
|Troy Mason (1987-1990)
Tim Crawford (1997-2004)
|Daughter: Taylor Adams Crawford
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Some Interesting Facts About Yolanda Adams
- Her Zodiac Sign is Virgo.
- on December 11, 2009, Billboard named her the No. 1 Gospel Artist of the last decade.
- According to SoundScan, Adams has sold nearly 10 million albums worldwide.
- For her volunteer service, President Barack Obama awarded her the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award in the year 2016.
- She was also inducted into Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority as an honorary member on July 8, 2018.
- Yolanda has also served as a spokesperson for the FILA Corporation’s Operation Rebound, a program that addressed the concern of inner-city schoolchildren.
- She is the first Gospel artist to be awarded an American Music Award.
- In the year 2019, she has also achieved the Soul Train Music Awards, Lady of Soul Award.
- She has also sold more than 10 million albums worldwide according to SoundScan.