Yolanda Yvette Adams or better known as Yolanda Adams is an American singer, actress, and a music producer. She was mainly a gospel singer and was also named the First Lady of Modern Gospel and the Queen of Contemporary Gospel Music. Her gospel music has been so successful over the years; it even led to people calling her the Reigning Queen of Urban Gospel. Let’s check out the net worth of this astonishing and astounding personality in 2018.
Yolanda Adams Early Life
Yolanda Adams was born on 27th August in the year 1961 in Houston in Texas. She has five siblings. She grew up in Texas and attended the Sterling High School. She graduated from high school in the year 1979. Yolanda attended the Texas Southern University, and after completing graduation, she took the job of a school teacher. Apart from this, she also did part-time modeling. Both of the jobs lasted for a short period as Adams has always been fond of music, especially singing choirs and gospel. She was inspired by the American gospel singer named Thomas Whitfield, and she was also largely attracted towards the choirs of Church of God in Christ which was a Christian church. Being aware of such great singers and music, Yolanda Adams was able to shape her career in the same direction.
Yolanda Adams Career, Awards & Achievement
Yolanda Adams was featured as a vocalist in single released by the choir of the Church of God in Christ, named For My Liberty in the year 1982. Another such choir that she was featured in was Give Us Peace by Edwin Hawkins Music and Arts Seminar Choir. In the year 1987, Yolanda released her first album named Just As I Am. In the year 1990, she signed with the Tribute Records and released her second album named Through The Storm. She collaborated with producer and keyboardist, Ben Tankard, who was fond of Adams’s jazzy voice. He featured her on his album in the year 1994.
She released her third album named Save the World which included her signature song named The Battle Is The Lord’s. In the year 1995, she released her fourth album named More Than a Melody, most of the songs of the album were produced by Ben. Her fifth album named Yolanda… Live In Washington and her last and final album was Songs from the Heart. One of her songs named Still I Rise was inspired from Maya Angelou’s poem having the same name.
Yolanda Adams also released an album named Mountain High… Valley Law with Elektra Records in the year 1999. This album marked a turning point in Yolanda’s life as it was marked 2x Platinum by RIAA certification and she also won a Grammy Award for this. She released a live album named The Experience in the year 2001, and she won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album.
Awards and Achievements
Yolanda Adams has won a total of five Grammy Awards, four Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, sixteen Stellar Gospel Music Awards, 7 NAACP Image Awards, five BETA Awards one American Music Awards and one Soul Train Music Awards.
Net Worth of Yolanda Adams
Yolanda Adams has a net worth of $6.5 million. Her soulful music albums are loved by all and have largely contributed to such net worth. Other than this, Yolanda has been the host of The Yolanda Adams Morning Show on Radio One which was released in the year 2007, and it aired on Urban Gospel stations.
Yolanda Adams has been fond of gospel music since her early days, and she has also been well accustomed to her Christian life. Apart from releasing studio albums, she also wrote books on living a pure Christian life which was named Points of Power in the year 2010. She is a notable star.