Famous American gospel singer, actor and record producer, Yolanda Adams is well-known in the entertainment industry. Earlier, Yolanda Adams hosted her own morning gospel show. Yolanda is renowned as ‘First Lady of Modern Gospel,’ ‘Queen of Contemporary Gospel Music’ and ‘Reigning Queen of Urban Gospel.’ Continue reading to find the estimated net worth of Yolanda Adams as of 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Yolanda Yvette Adams was born on 27th August in the year 1961 in Houston, Texas, the US. She is the eldest of six children. After finishing studies at Sterling High School in Houston (1979), Yolanda Adams graduated from Texas Southern University.
In 1997, Yolanda Adams got married to Tim Crawford Jr., a retired NFL player. They have a child named Taylor Adams Crawford (b. 2001). However, the couple got divorced in 2004.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
After college, Yolanda worked as a school teacher and part-time model in Houston but, quit both jobs. Yolanda Adams became a full-time singer in choir and gospel. She was inspired by Thomas Whitfield, an American gospel singer. Also, she got attracted to choirs of the Church of God in Christ, the Christian Church.
In 1982, the Church of God in Christ released a single, ‘For My Liberty’ highlighting Yolanda Adam as a vocalist. Edwin Hawkins Music and Arts Seminar Choir released ‘Give Us Peace’ highlighting Yolanda Adams.
In 1987, Yolanda Adams released the first album, ‘Just As I Am.’ In 1990, after signing with Tribute Records, she released the second album, ‘Through The Storm.’ Yolanda joined Ben Tankard, keyboard player, and the producer. Yolanda released the third album ‘Save the World’ with her signature song, ‘The Battle Is The Lord’s.’ In 1995, Yolanda Adams released the fourth album ‘More Than a Melody’ having lots of songs from Ben Tankard’s album.
Yolanda Adams released fifth album ‘Yolanda… Live In Washington’. Yolanda Adams released sixth album ‘Songs from the Heart’ in which she added the song, ‘Still I Rise’ influenced by Maya Angelou’s poem with the same name. In 1999, Yolanda Adams released the famous album ‘Mountain High…Valley Low’ by Elektra Records. She released a live album ‘The Experience in the year 2001’.
Throughout her gospel singer profession, Yolanda Adams has won several prestigious awards. She won 5 Grammy Awards, 4 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, 16 Stellar Gospel Music Awards, 7 NAACP Image Awards, 5 BETA Awards, 1 American Music Awards, and 1 Soul Train Music Awards.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The net worth of Yolanda Adams is $6 million. Earlier, Yolanda Adams earned from hosting her own show called ‘The Yolanda Adams Morning Show’ on Radio One. It was aired on Urban Gospel stations but, now Yolanda does not host her shows. Yolanda Adams has released several hit albums for which she has won numerous awards. As per SoundScan, Yolanda Adams has sold 4.5 million albums in the US and 8 million albums globally since 1991 to September 2009. On 11th December 2009, Billboard named Yolanda Adams as No.1 Gospel Artist of the last decade. Same time, Yolanda Adam’s album ‘Mountain High… Valley Low’ was considered the best gospel album.
Yolanda Adams is an active spokesperson for ‘Operation Rebound,’ a FILA Corporation program that helps inner-city children.