Veteran Soul/Gospel singer Yolanda Adams is plotting a new studio album for 2014. Calling it an "and friends" project, the effort will follow 2011's Becoming, which was led by the single "Be Still."
"The new album will be coming out in 2014. It’s a collaboration, actually I should call it and friends. Everyone involved happens to be real near and dear to my heart. Of course we have Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and Big Jim," Adams told UB. "We’re very excited about them as well as Israel Houghton who has a beautiful song called Symphony of One. V. Michael McKay who wrote The Battle and other great hits and we’ve been talking to Diane Warren for suggestions and some things she wants to do. So this project in 2014 will be amazing!"
In related news, Adams is morning the loss of her grandmother Francis Means, who passed away recently at 97-years-old. Yolanda and her grandmother were very close.