Yolanda Adams

Billboard magazine Gospel Artist of the Last Decade and five-time Grammy Award-winning artist Yolanda Adams has been cast as a Special Guest on The Passion.

Role: Special Guest

Yolanda Adams is truly the “first lady of modern gospel.” Ever since her late-1980s debut, “Just As I Am,” Adams has triumphantly carried the torch for contemporary gospel and inspirational music via 12 glorious albums. Blessed with one of the most powerful voices in any genre of music, this Houston native and one-time school teacher has been a stately beacon of light. 

She has earned numerous accolades for her shining efforts, including the first American Music Award for Contemporary Gospel Artist and four Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. One of the greatest highlights of her career was winning five National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Grammy Awards, which includes 1999’s Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album for “Mountain High…Valley Low,” featuring her crossover  breakthrough hit, “Open My Heart,” and 2005’s Best Gospel Song, co-written by Adams herself,  “Be Blessed.” 

Her pioneering blend of modern gospel with R&B, infused with a touch of jazz, continues to inspire her fans and transform the musical landscape. “The Yolanda Adams Morning Show,” a program of her creation and ownership, (in conjunction with Radio One) can currently be heard on 42 radio stations across the country.