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Yolanda Adams will be honored with the 5th annual Lady of Soul award during the 2019 BET Soul Train Awards.

Adams is a five-time Grammy Award winning artist and Billboard Magazine’s Gospel Artist of the last decade. With her blend of modern gospel that infuses touches of R&B and jazz, she has continued to inspire her fans and transform the musical landscape with her powerful voice across 13 powerful albums which have earned her numerous accolades, including the first American Music Award for Contemporary Gospel Artist and four GMA Dove Awards.

The annual celebration recognizes the best in Soul, R&B and Hip-Hop from both established industry legends and the next generation of promising artists. Taking place on November 17th at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, the show will air LIVE on BET and BET HER at 8PM EST with a one-hour pre-show beginning at 7PM EST, and a post show directly after.

Here are the nominees for Best Gospel/ Inspirational Award:

  1. BeBe Winans
  2. Donald Lawrence
  3. Erica Campbell
  4. Kirk Franklin
  5. Tasha Cobbs Leonard
  6. Tori Kelly

 Tisha Campbell and  Tichina Arnold return for the second years as hosts of the show.

Yolanda Adams Receiving ‘Gospel Music Icon Award’ At Black Music Honors

The 2019 Black Music Honors are headed to Atlanta, and this year Gospel music superstar Yolanda Adams is being honored with the Gospel Music Icon Award.

Yolanda Adams recently revealed on Linda Lorelle “Our Voices Matter” podcast that she’s working on new music. She also just released a handbag line and Bath and Body line.

This years show is set to take place on Thursday, September 5th in Atlanta, GA. (the event used to be held in Nashville).

The honorees also include Xscape who will receive the Urban Music Icon Award for the platinum selling quartet group’s 25 years in the industry.  Culturally-conscience eclectic group, Arrested Development and chart-topping crooner, Freddie Jackson, whose career has spanned over 33 years, will also be honored.

Yolanda Adams
Photo Credit: Samuela Noumtchuet

Television and radio personality Rickey Smiley and GRAMMY® Award-winner and actress LeToya Luckett return as co-hosts of the show, which is set to air in broadcast syndication Sept. 14 – October 20, 2019.

The epic event will be held at The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA.

Yolanda Adams Returns For PBS “A Capitol Fourth” Celebration

Yolanda Adams will again lend her powerhouse vocals to the PBS “A Capitol Fourth” celebration.

During previous years, Yolanda Adams performed “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” and “My Country Tis Of Thee,” no word yet on what she will sing this year.

Yolanda Adams
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Actor John Stamos returns as host of the event which is in its 39th year.

PBS A Capitol Fourth takes places on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol and is the country’s longest-running live national July 4th TV tradition.

Watch PBS A Capitol Fourth, Thursday July 4th at 8/7c on the network.

Check out Yolanda singing ‘The Battle Hymn of the Republic”