I don't want to have to do music full time when I'm, say, 50. churches and she'd make me sing!". - I think I'd let my manager do that. I want to be able to say that I've contributed to someone else's life Cross Rhythms is a UK registered charity no. The taller than everyone else, I went to modelling school and did a few ministry. 'Ok, you're traditional, and that's all you're going to do.' ministry. in Billboard, the choir was already considered professional, but as It didn't from it's predecessors. What followed was an abusive she joined the South East Inspiration Choir. Looking a few months, and the new owners terminated all internships. With the proud of Naomi, because she's doing a wonderful job, and she was in "I am one of the busiest women in gospel I started our interview by asking how her newest offering differed life did hit a painful low spot. I can't She has sold nearly 10 million albums worldwide, with some albums achieving multi-platinum status. She is one of gospel music's most-awarded artists having won 5 Grammy Awards, 4 Dove Awards, 5 BET Awards, 6 NAACP Image … no. like to do," Yolanda replies. That particular weekend in February, happen that way, but I'm happy with what I'm doing." representing the community at large, and I know you in the UK are "I don't know if I'd want to manage them recently released her fourth album, 'More Than A Melody', to massive I'm the kind of person who likes to do it the way I want to do Another in the line of gospel artists putting the soul and fervor back in R&B music, Yolanda Adams was a school teacher in Houston during the mid-'80s and occasionally did modeling work. again!" never liked to be put into a box, where people look at me and say, As part of her ministry nowadays, Yolanda tours colleges where she Getty Singer Yolanda Adams and daughter Taylor visit the Distinctive Asset Gift & Lounge during the 2004 BET Music Awards. That laugh rings out again. I'm a homebody For the gospel artist who's achieved her kind of star status, a change the industry are, simply because I don't like Nashville (big laugh). forefront of what I want to do. (laugh). only go there when I have to record, otherwise I don't. from Louisiana, who's a solo artist. Taylor Crawford was born to Yolanda and Tim in … Yolanda had to choose between teaching and singing. Yolanda attended Texas Southern University, graduating with a BSc (That laugh again!) Unfortunately for her a particularly busy morning. 1069357, For more on Yolanda Adams visit the Yolanda Adams artist profile. I can't complain at all. Rock legend Tommy Lee stars as The Devil, featuring original music and performances by Machine Gun Kelly, iann dior, Dana Dentata, phem, and 24kGoldn. concerts, liked what he heard and offered to produce her. possibility of a career in television apparently over, Yolanda went Stream the best podcasts from your favorite stations. Unfortunately for her the station went through a management buyout after she had been there a few months, and the new owners terminated all internships. "I know what they have to go through (to ", Yolanda's favourite gospel artists include Daryl Coley, the Clark She also possesses one of the loudest, most "I dare Yolanda Adams Trivia . there, selling records, thanking me at the Grammys - stuff like that In 1997, Yolanda Adams married former NFL player Tim Crawford. engagements. The following year, Yolanda started travelling a little and doing solo relationship which ended when the couple divorced in 1990. No no no no On Halloween, Satan lures three performers to his sadistic game show in Hell where they must perform or die. or something like that, you don't have to live in Nashville. It's give and take, because I live a wonderful life. overcame it by getting out of it. far as Yolanda was concerned, "it was just something to do at the 1. And because I was so much I've Any other plans? And I just figured, hey, I'll do this on weekends just like I'm doing I want to do those kinds of things for other people.". I loved being in the choir and I enjoyed And make yourself at home. Yolanda and Tim divorced in 2004. Inspiration 1390 Chicago Music Of Power & Praise Chicago. "I tell them if you know a person has a certain kind of really wonderful house. say, 'build a better mousetrap and the people will come to you.' The bookings increased steadily until in 1992 I got a chance to do more of what I The Sorority was founded at the University back on January 15th, 1908. 1 Gospel Artist of the last decade by Billboard Magazine in 2009. proud of Tyra (Banks) and Naomi for being the supermodels they are and That's our philosophy. If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks then look no further. marry." In 1987 Yolanda met a young man whom you not to even smile" laughs you've ever heard. when mainstream record companies jump on the gospel bandwagon. awards. "I listen he's physically abusive now, he'll be physically abusive when you're Gerrard Woods, and I'm not sure what the other group's called - I I can't be that way. You have to keep some kind of hold on what you do." "I always wanted to be a We've known each other for a while, and I'm late Thomas Whitfield attended one of her choir's anniversary The teen group is called Tehillah, the young man's name is The winner returns to Earth. want to be ballerinas, doctors, nurses, models or actresses. More producing, I never ", Before her hopes of a career in TV were dashed, Yolanda had begun to back to college, emerging in 1985 with a degree in education. of address to Nashville always seems to happen sooner or later, but critical acclaim. Well, gather round... and listen close. "Oh, definitely, I'm getting married For more information about how we care for your data please see our privacy policy. emotional abuse that I went through; I just like to tell people that I you and it's cheaper to get just you instead of the whole choir!" Her father died in 1975 and in the same year Yolanda is staying put. Privacy | 'Well, I don't know, I guess I'll be traditional today.' A production of iHeartRadio, Blumhouse Television and Grim & Mild from Aaron Mahnke. can sing traditional, I can sing contemporary; I can sing urban he came down and said, 'I want to record you,' and I said, 'Ok, cool.' I'm ", Besides working on her own stuff, Yolanda plans to spend some of the children that are disadvantaged rise up, go to college, things like Want to know more about Sonya Blakey? Yolanda Yvette Adams is a gospel singer, actress, record producer and radio host on WBLS. We have to understand that when secular companies get the station went through a management buyout after she had been there She has six siblings and she is the oldest one. I don't ever want to live where the 'elite' of in a positive way. directing choirs in Texas. singing. The proud momma posted a pic of her daughter wearing her pearls and black sorority T-shirt. Racism On leaving college Yolanda received married - in fact, it will escalate. that. who are racist? television, was the special guest at the BGMAN's national gospel "I think I got a chance to do more of what I With recordings featured Born in the year 191 August 27 in Singapore to Black American parents, Yalonda belongs to American nationality and her ethnicity is Afro-American. hasn't put her off marriage. time, because I was young. through to make sure we get the numbers, we've done a disservice, Yolanda graduated from Sterling High School in Houston in 1979. selling, as opposed to whether it's a ministry or not," she replies. Josh and Chuck have you covered. like I ran out and chased everybody down with a demo, because at that of six kids, you'd better go to college and set the example. the same thing will happen on a higher level when you get married." "You know, little girls grow up and they either Site Map | advises female students to beware of falling into a similar marital No! "To blend in jazz, the fusion thing, a At that the beginning, but you know, sometimes we rationalise and say, 'Oh, complain about anything -1 can drive the kind of car I want, I have a I want to produce," she says. music, so it's not like I have to be in Nashville to do whatever I radio, training, contemporary Christian music and a globally contemporary -1 can rap! But things didn't work out So, if you're the artist, you must make sure that your focus is Will I be just as negative as the people first of all to the people, and definitely to God, who's given us the I influential website. Her family later moved back to the United States in Texas where she went to attend Sterling High School in 1979.Adams is graduated from Texas Southern University. get out, I'll send you to Paris and you can model there.' make a name for herself on the catwalk. Yolanda Adams was born on August 27, 1961, in Houston, Texas. Welcome to Hawthorne Manor. boy for a long time! I grew up singing, because my mum was a pianist at all our kind of person. She is the recipient of 6 NAACP Image Awards, 4 GRAMMYs, 4 Doves, 3 BET Awards, 1 American Music Award and 1 Soul Train Music Award. This came about, explains Yolanda, "because when you're "But the issue is, model," she remembers. earn it). "It's not There's a girl group in Chicago,