Sunday, April 25, 2010
Fast facts on Yolanda Adams
* Full name Yolanda Yvette Adams.
* Born August 27, 1961.
* Worked as a schoolteacher and part time model before becoming a full time singer.
* Was the lead singer of Houston's Southeast Inspirational Choir.
* Released her first single "Just as I am" in 1987.
* Her album "Mountain High Valley Low" released in 1999 sold a million copies.
* Best known singles include "Still I rise", "Open my heart", "I believe", "Never give up".
* It is estimated that all her records have sold over 4.5 million copies.
* Has won 4 Grammy Awards.
* Has been married and divorced twice.
* Is the mother of a daughter Taylor Ayanna born on January 26, 2001.