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 was popularly referred to as the "Queen of Gospel Music" until her death in 2010.
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.
Mullen), Warryn Campbell (Mary Mary, Brandy), and Keith Thomas (Be Be & Ce Ce Winans).
Songs from the Heart was her final release for Verity Records, including "Only Believe", which was a popular song on contemporary radio.
The album also included "Still I Rise," a dedication to Rosa Parks, which was inspired by the Maya Angelou poem of the same name.
The album featured the singles "Be Blessed," "Someone Watching Over You," "This Too Shall Pass", and "Victory" (which was prominently featured in the movie The Gospel). Currently, the show is heard on 39 stations, including 1190 WLIB in New York City.
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.
The collaboration received positive response from gospel, jazz and "quiet storm" formats.
One year later, Adams followed with Save the World, which included her first signature song "The Battle Is The Lord's".
Later, she signed a recording contract with Sound of Gospel which yielded her first album Just As I Am in 1987.
In 1990, she was discovered by producer/keyboardist Ben Tankard, and signed to his independent label Tribute Records and released Through The Storm.
At The BET Awards 2012, Adams' won the award for Best Gospel Artist for the 4th time in her career having won the most since the first BET Awards in 2001.