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Ullanda began her solo career at age 13 at the Jones Temple Church of God in Christ, Detroit, Michigan, which was founded by her grandfather, Bishop Alexander Jones. In 1975, Ullanda relocated to New York and sang with Ashford and Simpson, receiving a gold record for their hit song, "Solid As A Rock." She also collaborated on other gold hits including "Sesame Street," and Bill Whithers' hit song, "Just the Two of Us."  TV host, Joan Rivers, dubbed her, "Queen of Jingles," for her thousands of commercials, including Coca Cola ("I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing"), and American Airlines ("Something Special in the Air").

Her TV appearances included, The David Letterman Show, The Joan Rivers Show, Live with Regis and Kathy Lee, Saturday Night Live, and the Martin Luther King Special.

She has recorded with Tina Turner, Luther Vandross, Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, Patti La Belle, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Michael Jackson, Bill Cosby, Lucille Ball, Candice Bergen, Bette Midler, Englebert Humperdinck, James Taylor, Michael Bolton, Eddie Murphy, and Christian artists including Tremaine Hawkins, Wintley Phipps, Clifton Davis.

In 1985 Ullanda had a life-changing experience and was baptized as a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. A new song emerged in her heart. She hosted her own TV program aired on 3ABN for five years entitled, "It's All About Love," and has recorded four CDs of sacred music.