Houston Treasure for 2020
Photo by: Evin Thayer Studios
Billboard Magazine Gospel Artist of the last decade, Yolanda Adams is a five-time Grammy Award-winning artist who believes that her music heals, encourages and inspires others to trust more than themselves. The eldest of six siblings, Yolanda is a Sterling High School and TSU graduate with a degree in Radio/Television Broadcasting. Stunningly beautiful, filled with the spirit, and blessed with one of the most powerful voices in any genre of music, this Houston-born former school teacher and model has been a stately beacon of God’s light.
She has triumphantly carried the torch for contemporary gospel and inspirational music via 13 glorious albums. She has earned numerous accolades for her shining efforts, including the first American Music Award for Contemporary Gospel Artist, four Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, and seven NAACP Image Awards. Her pioneering blend of modern gospel with R&B and infused with a touch of jazz continues to inspire her fans and transform the musical landscape.
“The Yolanda Adams Morning Show,” a program of her creation and ownership, can currently be heard on radio stations across the country. Yolanda’s show is all about waking up in the sandbox every morning and having F-U-N! Yolanda says “It’s not a gospel show or an inspirational show, but a versatile overall morning show. I wanted to create a clean alternative morning show for people of faith.”
Faith, Love, Forgiveness, Protection and Praise─these are just five of the ten gifts explored in Yolanda’s book, Points of Power. Inspired by the Points of Power segment from The Morning Show, she reveals her own personal experiences to show how the Bible will enlighten readers and provide them with insight and understanding to respond positively to life’s challenges. Points of Power provides the tools, the wisdom and spiritual guidance for living a praise-filled, prayerful, and joyful life.
Yolanda performs frequently and sang America the Beautiful at the 2020 Super Bowl.