Someone Like Me by Yolanda Christian - R&B - Contemporary R&B
YOLANDA E. BROWN
Whether accompanying herself on the keyboards or singing with a group, Yolanda's vocal range is amazing. Yolanda's voice is almost hypnotic, her vocal range is impressive and she delivers a performance that brings crowds to their feet and keeps them standing long after the performance is over.
Yolanda E. Brown was born May 17, 1970 in Waco, Texas, to Wilfred and Joyce Brown. At an early age the family moved to Victoria, Texas. Being raised in a family of Preachers, Gospel Singers, Musicians, Songwriters and Producers, it is no surprise that she at the age of 5 realized that her calling was music. Yolanda's vocal style was born and refined in church.
Returning to Waco, Texas she entered the Commercial Music Performance Program at McLennan College. There she studied Music Business under Jazz Trumpeter Dave Hibbard of the Chicago Jazz Trio. Yolanda also studied Contemporary Christian Gospel under Dick Gimble, son of Country Fiddler Johnny Gimble. During that time she won the Texas Music Fest Competition, 2 consecutive years. The Johnny Gimble Award, 2 consecutive years. The Junior College Jingle Writing Award, 2 consecutive years. After receiving a Degree in Commercial Music Performance, Yolanda later she enrolled in the South Texas School of Ministry where she received her license in Ministry and is currently a member of The Ministerial Association of Jesus Christ Inc.
Yolanda has opened for such groups as The Williams Brothers, The Mississippi Mass Choir, The Jackson Southernaires, The Wimberly Family Gospel Singers, The Spiritualettes of Bryan, Texas, Gifted, Kevin Thompson and the Sensational Six, The Joyful Harmonizers, The Wonder Aires Ministries and Sheryl Underwood.
Yolanda is the 1st Place Winner of the "2013 Best Solo Artist Award" at the Brazos Valley Gospel Fest.
1st Place Winner of the "2013 Best New Artist Showcase Award" at the 23rd Texas Gospel Music Announcers Guild Celebration.
1st Place Winner of the "2013 Most Outstanding Artist Award" at the 15th Annual Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards.