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Yolanda Adams - 5 Things About the Gospel Singer That Rocked the Aretha Franklin Tribute

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Yoland Adams Grammy Performance

Last night’s Grammy Awards got kicked started with a rocking tribute to the Queen of Soulcourtesy of some of today’s hottest singers — Jennifer Hudson, Christina Aguilera, Martina McBride, Florence Welch, and Yolanda Adams.  The performance got the night off to a hot start and left people asking two questions.  What the heck is wrong with Aretha Franklin that she garnered such a tribute and who is Yolanda Adams?

We’ve dug up the answers to the Yolanda Adams question and here is what we know about the gospel singer…..

Teacher.    Prior to starting her career as a singer, Yolanda Adams worked as a schoolteacher in Houston, Texas.    She gave up her teaching career when her singing took off.

Radio Host. In addition to her recording career, she is the host of The Yolanda Adams Morning Show which airs on Urban Gospel.

Mom.  Yolanda Adams has one daughter, Taylor, with her ex-husband former NFL player Tim Crawford. 

Charitable Works.  Adams worked with FILA Corporation as the spokesperson for theirOperation Rebound program, which works with inner city kids.

Gospel Singer.  Yolanda Adams has sold more than 4.5 million albums during her gospel recording career.    She has won four Grammy Awards,  four Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, one American Music Award, seven NAACP Image Awards, one Soul Train Award, and three BET Awards.  

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