Y’Anna Crawley is the 2009 (Season II Winner) of BET’s Sunday Best. She’s a native Washingtonian, product of DC Public Schools, and proud alum of Eastern High School. While she was a student at Eastern she was a member of its Award Winning Choir, and mentored by its director Dr. Joyce Garrett. Her love for music and heart for people are what keeps her motivated and dedicated to her gift. Y’Anna has sang background vocals for a variety of artists to include, Genobia Jeter-Jones, Glenn Jones, Raheem DeVaughn, Angie Stone, Chrisette Michelle, Jennifer Lopez, & Ledisi.
Her debut release “The Promise” features production from the award winning team of Lou “Busta” Brown & Scott “Shavoni” Parker who are also responsible for hits from music industry veterans Kirk Franklin as well as Yolanda Adams. Her freshman effort was released through a joint partnership between BET Network/Universal Distribution. This release debuted at #2 on bill board’s gospel Charts, and recently won Y’Anna the coveted Stellar Award (Gospel Music’s equivalent to the Grammy) as its 2012 Best New Artist of the Year.