Not too many artists can straddle two genres successfully, but Yolanda Adams did just that by releasing both gospel and R&B songs. Originally from Houston, Texas, Adams’ breakthrough song, “Open My Heart,” won her a Grammy in 1997. She’s won four Grammys and three BET Awards among countless others. This former schoolteacher and model turns 49 today. Join us in saying “Happy Birthday” to Ms. Adams!