1. Yolanda Yvette Adams was born August 27, 1961 in Houston, Texas. (Photo: PRPhotos)

2. Yolanda is the eldest of six siblings. (Photos: PRPhotos)

3. Yolanda began her career as a teacher. Standing at 6′ 1″, Adams was also a model. (Photo: PRPhotos)

4. Yolanda is a graduate of Texas Southern University. (Photo: PRPhotos)

5. Adams is the host of The Yolanda Adams Morning Show and is author of the book “Points of Power”. (Photo: PRPhotos)

6. Adams was married to NFL player Tim Crawford and is the mother of one daughter, Taylor Adams Crawford. (Photos: PRPhotos)

7. In 2009, Adams was named the #1 Gospel Artist of the last decade by Billboard magazine. (Photo: PRPhotos)

8. Adams released her first album, Just As I Am, in 1987. (Photo: PRPhotos)

9. Adams recorded a song for the 2003 movie, Honey, entitled “I Believe”. (Photo: PRPhotos)

10. Adams performed at “The Salute to Gospel Music” at the White House during the George W. Bush administration. (Photo: PRPhotos)