Common and Yolanda Adams Performs at White House

Common and Yolanda Adams performance at Obama’s celebration ‘Love and Happiness’ in the White house had the best reaction from Obama, his wife Michelle and the audience

Common with Yolanda Adams and Reginald Golden Singers, performed during BET’s “Love and Happiness: A Musical Experience” concert hosted by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on the South Lawn of the White House, Oct. 21, 2016. Here is a video of the performance below:

At ‘Love & Happiness’ an Obama celebration: Common had the crowd singing his lyrics during his performance and the crowd feeling special as they sang along with him during his performance of “The Light.”. Common had the best reactions from Obama, his wife Michelle and the audience at ‘Love & Happiness’ an Obama celebration as he sang his song ‘Glory’ with popular American gospel singer Yolanda Adams.

American rapper Common with American gospel singer Yolanda Adams at Love and Happiness concert in the White house

Yolanda Adams also thrilled by her own performance with Common at the white house gave a comment about it on her Facebook page on the 17th of  November with a picture of her and Common singing together. “I performed Common’s song “Glory” with him for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at The White House for BET’s #LoveAndHappiness,” Yolanda wrote.


Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. born on the 13th of March 1972 better known by his stage name Common (formerly Common Sense), is an American rapper, actor, film producer and poet from Chicago, Illinois. Common won the 2015 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and the 2015 Academy Award for Best Original Song, for his song “Glory” from the 2014 film Selma, in which he co-starred as Civil Rights Movement leader James Bevel.


Common’s acting career also includes starring significant roles in the films Smokin’ Aces, Street Kings, American Gangster, Wanted, Terminator Salvation, Date Night, Just Wright, Happy Feet Two, New Year’s Eve and Run All Night. He also narrated the award-winning documentary Bouncing Cats, about one man’s efforts to improve the lives of children in Uganda through hip-hop/b-boy culture. He starred as Elam Ferguson on the AMC western television series Hell on Wheels.


Common was born on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois. He was raised in the Calumet Heights neighborhood. He is the son of educator Dr. Mahalia Ann Hines and former ABA basketball player turned youth counselor Lonnie Lynn. They divorced when he was six years old, resulting in his father’s moving to Denver, Colorado. This left Common to be raised by his mother, but his father remained active in his life and landed Lonnie Jr. a job with the Chicago Bulls during his teens. While a student at Luther High School South in Chicago, Lynn with his friends, record producer and Corey Crawley formed C.D.R. a rap trio that opened for acts that included N.W.A and Big Daddy Kane.

Yolanda Adams

Yolanda Yvette Adams born August 27, 1961 is an American gospel singer, record producer, actress, and former radio host of her own nationally syndicated morning gospel show. As of September 2009, she had sold 4.5 million albums since 1991 in the United States, and nearly 8 million albums worldwide according to SoundScan.


On December 11, 2009, Billboard Magazine named her the No. 1 Gospel Artist of the last decade. In the same chart, her album Mountain High…Valley Low was acknowledged as the best gospel album. Adams was the host of The Yolanda Adams Morning Show, which aired on Urban Gospel stations owned by Radio One.

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  1. Fola

    wooowww!!! Interesting

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