Yolanda R. is an R&B/Soul singer, songwriter, and recording artist. Fans have dubbed her vocal style as “Sweet Soul.” Hailing from NYC, this classically trained artist studied at LaGuardia High School of Music & the Arts. The award winning singer has performed at countless venues in NYC & NJ, including an impromptu performance at the world famous BB King’s Club in NYC!
"Bring Ur Lovin' Home" is her top selling tune played on countless radio stations all over the world, winning the Akademia Award for Best R&B/Soul song in April 2013.
“Why” was her first original song released in December 2011. The originality and authenticity of “Why” resulted in Yolanda R. being selected as the Arzuk.com "Artist of the Week" for April 22-28, 2013. Her second best-selling tune, “Meandering”, landed in a Top 10 radio countdown for 2 weeks straight.
She has released 3 EP’s – first came her debut CD/EP entitled “Yolanda’s Voice” in July 2012, which is a compilation of originals, standards and some creatively reworked covers. This recording won the XPoze-ing Music Award in August 2013 for Best R&B Album. The mini EP "A Few of My Thoughts..." (all originals) was released in November 2012. “So Much To Say”- her 3rd CD/EP - was released in January 2014.
Yolanda R. has also been a Featured Vocalist on several tracks for other artists. In December 2010 she was featured on Harmonik's "Nervana Remix” electronica single. In November 2012 she collaborated with the artist Aka: man, performing a cover of "Life's What You Make It". In 2013 she did both a duet with Pop singer Ywan on his song "No Air” and completed another electronica collaboration with Synch Dub entitled “Crystal Of A Dream”. And in November 2014 she recorded "It's Not Christmas Without You," written by Albert Williams and Herman Kelly.
"Lie to Me" is her newest single composed by the talented songwriter Mello D. Lane, produced by Phillip Carroll, and sung/vocally arranged by Yolanda R. herself.
Raynbow Affair Magazine, DJ Readman, Poze Radio, Melvin Jordan of Legend 107 Radio, The Urban Forum Show, Dr V., T’Love and Evan Ginzburg have all interviewed this talented rising singer. Other honors include features on dozens of websites such as Bruce Hawes Creative Arts Site, Chessboard Radio, Bibliocracy, Musiqe Al Blog, Radio KC, NewUSB, Arzuk.com, Butterflies Radio, the Indiebiz.com and many more. She was voted a June 2012 VIP at Poze Productions and was a VIP Featured Artist in Poze Magazine. In summer 2013, SuperCuts selected Yolanda R. for a Sponsorship as part of its "Rock The Cut” Promotion.
Yolanda R. can be found at CD baby, ITunes, Amazon, her website "yolandasvoice," and all over the World Wide Web by Googling “yolandasvoice”. This soulful Soprano is gaining fans from all over the world each and every day.
(*ASCAP Member: Singer/Songwriter*)