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|Birth name||Y'Anna Monique Crawley|
|Born||April 11, 1977|
|Genres||urban contemporary gospel|
Y'Anna Monique Crawley (born April 11, 1977) is an American urban contemporary gospel artist and musician. She began her music career in 2009, performing on the Sunday Best on BET. Her first studio album, The Promise, was released in 2012, by Imago Dei Music Group. This album was her breakthrough release upon the Billboard magazine charts.
Crawley was born Y'Anna Monique Crawley, on April 11, 1977, in Maryland, and she resides in Washington, D.C.. She comes from a long line of musicians, and she is related to Julius Cheeks. Crawley became pregnant when she was 17, and this caused her to do backup vocal duties for Jennifer Lopez and gospel musician Stephen Hurd.
Crawley's music career began in 2009, with appearances on the BET network's signing competition, Sunday Best, where she finished as the season 2 champion, and received a recording contract. She released, The Promise, on August 24, 2010, with Imago Dei Music Group. The peaked at number 2 on the Top Gospel Albums and number 42 on the Independent Albums charts. She would win a Stellar Award for Female Artist of the Year, in 2012.
Crawley has two sons, born 13 years apart.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
- American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. "So Glad I'm Saved Work ID No. 883710938 ISWC No. T9148038997 IPI No. 429710357 (CRAWLEY YANNA MONIQUE)". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Archived from the original on March 6, 2013. Retrieved January 1, 2015. Work ID No. 883710938 ISWC No. T9148038997 IPI No. 429710357 (CRAWLEY YANNA MONIQUE)|
- Y'Anna Crawley (YannaC_Soulsing) (April 11, 2012). "Happy birthday to my Bday twin and my Sunday Best winner also @singamber go girl!! It's our day!!!". Twitter. Retrieved January 1, 2016.
- Y'Anna Crawley (YannaC_Soulsing) (April 13, 2011). "34 years of life. I've seen, been through and done a lot of thing pleasing and not so pleasing in God's sight!". Twitter. Retrieved January 1, 2016.
- Cummings, Tony (February 3, 2012). "Y'Anna Crawley: Overcoming teenage traumas to become a gospel star". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved January 1, 2016.
- Seddon, Clare (April 12, 2012). "Review: The Promise – Y'Anna". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved January 1, 2016.
- "Y'anna – Chart History : Gospel Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 1, 2016.
- "Y'anna – Chart History : Independent Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 1, 2016.
- NRTTeamAdminpublisher=New Release Today (August 24, 2010). "Y'Anna Crawley Artist Profile". Retrieved January 1, 2016.
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