congratulations to yolanda adams who took home five stellar awards at this year's awards ceremony. among the awards adamswho could not attend the show taping because she is expecting the birth of her first child, this monthreceived were nods for artist of the year, female vocalist of the year and cd of the year for her elektra debut, mountain high valley low. other big winners included gospel diva duo mary mary and hezekiah walker.
adams' album mountain high valley low recently shocked the music world by being certified platinum. nearly unheard of for a gospel artistmahalia jackson being the most notable exceptionelektra records president sylvia rhone, having fulfilled her promise to see adams sell 500,000 is achieved two times over.
yolanda adams fans would do well to pick of the december 2000 issue of vibe and the february 2001 issue of heart & soul, as both magazines will include stories about gospel's reigning diva.
adams continues to rack up awards, taking home best gospel album at the soultrain lady of soul awards.
yolanda adams has been nominated for a grammy award for best contemporary soul gospel album for her most recent release, mountian high valley low. the forty-second annual grammy awards will be held on 23 february 2000 in los angeles and televised on cbs at 8:00pm et/pt.