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|Tags:||gospel contemporary gospel female vocalists christian yolanda adams|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
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27 August 1961, Houston, Texas, USA. One of the biggest stars of contemporary gospel music, Adams began her recording career in 1987. She had previously worked as a fashion model and a teacher before joining the Southeast Inspirational Choir as a soloist. She toured and recorded widely with the choir from the age of 13 onwards. During this time her talent was recognized by Thomas Whitfield, who offered her the opportunity to record a solo album. Just As I Am duly followed in 1987, attracting widespread critical praise and strong sales. Subsequent recognition included three Dove Awards for 1992s Through The Storm and three Stellar awards for the following years Save The World, both released by Tribute Records. Spending 61 weeks in the Billboard gospel chart, the latter included a contemporary Christian standard in The Battle Is The Lords. The R&B-orientated More Than A Melody (1995) featured another strong single in Gotta Have...