Yolanda Adams Bio, Age, Husband, Daughter, Songs, Net Worth


Yolanda Adams is an Award-winning American gospel singer with over 10 million albums worldwide. She is also an actress who potrayed the lead role of Denita Jordan in Kingdom Business. Likewise, she is a record producer and a former host of her own nationally syndicated morning gospel show.

How old is She? – Age

Adams is 62 years old as of 2024. She was born on August 27, 1961, in Houston, Texas, United States, where she also grew up.

How tall is She? – Height

She stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inches (1.85 m).

Mother, Father, and Siblings – Family

Yolanda was born to parents; Ms. Carolyn Jean Adams and Major Adams in Houston, Texas, United States. She experienced her childhood along with her five siblings whose identites are still unclear. However, we are keeping tabs and will update the information soon.

Educational Background

Adams enrolled at Sterling High School in Houston where she graduated in 1979. Afterward, she joined Texas Southern University where she also graduated.

Is She Married? – Husband

Yolanda was previously married to her ex-husband, Timothy Crawford Jr. He is a former National Football League player. It is known that the couple tied the knot in 1997 but divorced in 2004. Before this, she was married to her first husband, Troy Mason, in 1987. However, they divorced and parted ways in 1990 due to spousal abuse. Presently, she has not disclosed to the public whether she is currently remarried, in any relationship, or seeing someone.

Singer and Actress Yolanda Adams Photo
Singer and Actress Yolanda Adams Photo


Adams and her second husband Timothy Crawford Jr. shares a daughter named Taylor Ayanna Crawford. The couple welcomed their only child in January 2001.

Music and Acting Career

Yolanda is a vastly recognized gospel singer known for songs such as Step Aside and Someone Watching Over You. It is known that she is the first Gospel artist to be awarded an American Music Award as well as the Grammy Award for Best Gospel Song.

Most noteworthy, she has been dubbed as the Reigning Queen of Urban Gospel. Likewise, she has been named the First Lady of Modern Gospel and the Queen of Contemporary Gospel Music. Furthermore, she is an actress known for her appearances in The Passion: New Orleans as a gospel singer.

Afterward, she landed on the voice role of The Sun in the 3 episodes of Blue’s Clues & You! She also potrayed the character of Karla in the episode of Practice What You Preach in The Parkers. Previously, she served as a radio host of “The Yolanda Adams Morning Show” national gospel show.

On the other hand, she served as a spokesperson for the Fila Corporation’s Operation Rebound. She was also honored with the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award by President Barack Obama for her volunteer service in 2016. In addition, she was a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority after being inducted in 2018.

Net Worth

Adams has an estimated net worth of $6 Million.


  • Open My Heart
  • The Battle Is the Lord’s
  • Be Blessed
  • I Believe
  • In the Midst of It All
  • Fragile Heart
  • Still I Rise
  • The Prayer
  • Never Give Up
  • The Battle Is Not Yours
  • Victory
  • I Gotta Believe
  • I Believe I Can Fly
  • What About the Children


  • Four Grammy Awards
  • Four Dove Awards
  • Five BET Awards
  • Six NAACP Image Awards
  • Six Soul Train Music Awards
  • Two BMI Awards
  • Sixteen Stellar Awards
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