During this time Tribute Records' parent company Diadem Music Group merged with Benson Music Group, which was eventually bought by New York-based Zomba/Verity Records.
Songs from the Heart was her final release for Verity Records, including "Only Believe", which was popular songs on contemporary radio.
Adams recorded a song for the 2003 film Honey entitled "I Believe", which played during the last scene in the final dance.Adams was also a judge for the 2nd annual Independent Music Awards to support independent artists' careers.After ending her long association with Atlantic Records, Atlantic released a greatest hits collection entitled The Best of Me in May 2007. Columbia released What a Wonderful Time, her second holiday collection, in October 2007. After the release of "What a Wonderful Time", Adams embarked on the radio career with "The Yolanda Adams Morning Show." The show proved to be a success, taking over 26 radio markets in just two years. On December 25, 2009, Adams performed on BET's The Mo'Nique Show, where she sang "Already Alright," from her 1999 Mountain High... Mo'Nique stated that the song is one of her favorites.In 2010, Adams released her book "Points of Power", based on one of the segments of her radio show Points of Power.On several occasions, Franklin stated that she "especially loved" Yolanda's performance. Adams' eleventh studio album, Becoming, was released on May 3, 2011 produced by Steve Bracey.
On May 29, 2011, Yolanda sang at the prestigious National Memorial Day Concert in Washington, DC, to honor the U. The new single, "Be Still", by Drathoven, debuted on Tuesday, April 19 on the Yolanda Adams Morning show.
Believe, which included the hit "Never Give Up" was released in 2001 and reached gold status according to the RIAA.
She would later go on to perform this song at "The Salute to Gospel Music" at the White House during President George W. In 2001, Adams also released a compilation CD entitled The Divas of Gospel; it included the legendary Grammy Award winner Albertina Walker, who is considered the "queen of gospel music".
The album also included "Still I Rise," a dedication to Rosa Parks, which was inspired by the Maya Angelou poem of the same name.
Adams' first significant attention outside the urban contemporary gospel arena came with the release of Mountain High... Several mainstream artists and producers helped in the production of this album including Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (Janet Jackson, Boyz II Men), James "Big Jim" Wright (Mariah Carey, Nicole C.
Adams first attracted the attention of Thomas Whitfield and Sound of Gospel Records as a lead singer with Houston's Southeast Inspirational Choir affiliated with the Church of God in Christ, under the direction of Carl Preacher, Brenda Waters, and Shirley Joiner.