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Yolanda Adams: Her Leap Of Faith Moment Lead To Her Success

Yolanda Adams is more than an award winning Gospel artist. The Houston Texas native is a business woman, radio show host, and fashion designer (have you seen her cute handbag collection?).

Adams recently shared with XO Necole how her leap of faith moment helped her walk away from her comfortable teaching job to pursue singing full-time.

I taught for seven years before I went into full-time singing, she revealed to the site. I had to make a huge decision. It took me a whole year to make the decision that I am really going to do this full-time. It wasn’t a struggle to say I’m doing it full-time. The struggle came with doubting myself and doubting the decision I made.

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She continued,

To anyone who has a specific call on their life and they know they do, never ever think that where God is about to take you is less than where you are right now. God always promotes you. He never demotes you. There will be a leap of faith moment where you have to say, “I can’t do this the way I did it before.”

Yolanda Adams, Kirk Franklin & Leandria Johnson 2019 Soul Train Awards

The 2019 BET Soul Train Awards aired on Sunday night and some of the superstars of Gospel music were front and center.

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Yolanda Adams was honored with the 2019 Lady of Soul award, and was presented her award by none other than Kirk Franklin. During her acceptance speech, Adams thanked her family and fans, and encouraged us to wake up every morning doing what we’re passionate about.

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Yolanda then took the audience to church in a pantsuit that was fire!!!!!

The G.O.A.T Kirk Franklin took home the award for Best Gospel/ Inspirational album, and had the crowd on their feet as he inspired them not to give up.

“God did not call you to be microwavable, he wants you to know that what’s inside of you is like grand mommas greens, so don’t give up, your time is coming. “

Then Leandria Johnson hit the Soul Cypher stage mixing Aaliyah’s One in a Million, Erykah Badu’s Tyrone into her hit single Better Days.


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.

PICS: Yolanda Adams Honored At The 2019 Black Music Honors

Yolanda Adams was honored on Thursday night during the 4th annual Black Music Honors in Atlanta.

Oh hey girl you look amazing!

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After JeKalyn Carr, LeAndria Johnson and Kelly Price paid tribute to Yolanda, she took to the stage to receive the Gospel Music Icon award.

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The show, which also honored our girl Tamia, will air Sunday, October 20th at noon EST on Bounce TV, and in national broadcast syndication, September 14 – October 20.

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Tamia, who received the Soul Music Icon award, attended the event with her husband, former NBA star Grant Hill.

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.

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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.

[WATCH] Yolanda Adams Sings “Respect” At A Capitol Fourth

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Yolanda Adams performed Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” during PBS A Capitol Fourth celebration.

Dressed in a gorgeous red gown, Yolanda Adams had the crowd on their feet as she belted out the words to the hit song.

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A Capitol Fourth was broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on the 4th of July.

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In the three decades since the beginning of A Capitol Fourth, a parade of superstars — including Patti LaBelle, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Reba McEntire, Natasha Bedingfield, Barry Manilow, Neil Diamond, Dolly Parton, Steve Martin, Josh Groban, Gloria Estefan, Huey Lewis and the News, Little Richard, Tony Bennett, Faith Hill, Ray Charles, the Bee Gees, Kenny G, Aaron Neville, Kenny Rogers and the Muppets from Sesame Street — has offered the best in American entertainment and helped set the tone for a spectacular American birthday party.

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.

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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”

Yolanda Adams Sings ‘America The Beautiful’ At WrestleMania

Yolanda Adams can add singing at WresteMania to her resume.

The Gospel singer performed ‘America The Beautiful’ to kick off WrestleMania 35.

The Grammy Award winning singer joins John Legend, Willie Nelson, Gladys Knight, Boyz II Men and Aretha Franklin, who all have performed the song during the sporting event.