Her debut gospel album was released by Sound of Gospel record label whose producer Thomas Whitfield had discovered her after her Houston's Southeast Inspirational Choir released 'For my Liberty' in 1982 with Yolanda as featured vocalist. The album opened to #8 on the Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums. She has 11 Studio Albums, 2 Live albums and 4 Compilation albums in her discography.
Her personal life has not been as smooth as her music career. She was in an abusive relationship with her husband Troy Mason from 1987 - 1990 which eventually led to the dissolution of their marriage. She again married former NFL athlete Tim Crawford and they divorced after seven years. Yolanda and Crawford have a daughter Taylor Adams Crawford born in 2001. Taylor is Yolanda's only child.
She possesses a stellar height of 6 feet and it is no wonder that she tried her luck in modelling. Even at a middle age of 54, she has maintained her physique and sensual good looks. She belongs to the ethnicity black and nationality American. Her net worth is estimated at $5 million dollars.