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    Yolanda Adams

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    Genre:R&B, Gospel
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    Most Popular Songs (more)

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    The Prayer lyrics
    Donnie McClurkin in duet with Yolanda Adams
    The Battle Is The Lord's lyrics
    3Unconditional lyrics
    Yolanda Adams feat. Fred Hammond
    4The Only Way lyrics
    Fragile Heart lyrics
    Yolanda Adams feat. Gerald Levert
    6My Everything lyrics
    7Someone Watching Over You lyrics
    8Be Blessed [Radio Edit] lyrics
    9Save The World lyrics
    Continual Praise lyrics
    Yolanda Adams feat. Gerald Levert

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Christmas With Yolanda Adams [2000]
    2Live in Washington [1996]
    3More Than a Melody [1995]
    4Save the World [1993]
    5The Sum of All Fears [original soundtrack] [2002]
    Believe [2001]
    7Through the Storm [1991]
    Songs from the Heart [1998]
    9Mountain High...Valley Low [1999]
    10The Experience [2001]


    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. Her mother had studied music while at college, so Adams grew up listening to jazz and classical music as well as gospel artists such as James Cleveland and the Edwin Hawkins Singers and R&B vocalists like Stevie Wonder and Nancy Wilson.

    Yolanda Adams' debut album, Just as I Am appeared in 1988 on Sounds of Gospel. Though she was initially criticized in the Christian community for embracing secular music and fashion to accompany her gospel-themed music, the growth of publicly popular gospel in the mid-'90s pushed her into the spotlight; Adams toured with Kirk Franklin & the Family, and her 1996 album Yolanda Live in Washington was nominated for a Grammy. Songs From the Heart followed in 1998, and a year later she returned with Mountain High Valley Low which topped her live album by winning a Grammy. In 2000 she ventured into new territory by issuing a Christmas album, A Yolanda Adams Christmas. Experience followed a year later.

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