Grammy award-winning gospel singer Yolanda Adams is set to kick off the main card with “America the Beautiful.”
The following is WWE’s statement on the news:
“WWE has announced that Grammy Award-winning Gospel singer Yolanda Adams, will perform “America the Beautiful,” kicking off WrestleMania 35 on Sunday, April 7, at MetLife Stadium and streaming live around the world on WWE Network at 7 ET/4 PT.
“Known as the “First Lady of Modern Gospel,” the Houston native has sold over 12 million albums worldwide and was the host of “The Yolanda Adams Morning Show.” She has won five Grammy Awards, 16 Stellar Gospel Music Awards, four Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards, one American Music Award, seven NAACP Image Awards, one Soul Train Music Award, and five BET Awards. Additionally, Adams was named by Billboard as the No. 1 Gospel Artist of the last decade.
“Tune in to see Yolanda Adams perform at WrestleMania on Sunday, April 7, streaming live on WWE Network at 7 ET/4 PT.”
Adams responded to the news on her Instagram account, posting the following video:
She joins Elias, who will likely get interrupted by No Way Jose or… I don’t know, Dean Ambrose for one last hurrah, and Joan Jett, who will be performing “Bad Reputation” as Ronda Rousey makes her way down to the ring in the show’s main event.