Benjamin “BeBe” Winans and Priscilla “CeCe” Winans grew up in Detroit, MI, in a home of gospel music performers. The Winans Family of gospel artists was led by a mother and father who taught their ten children the foundations of a Godly life. The Winans children were taught from an early age to use their voices for the glory of God. The success of their four brothers who started performing as The Winans while BeBe and CeCe were still in high school, set the standard for BeBe & CeCe and helped prepare them to develop their own style of writing and performing. (See Gospel Music 101: Who are BeBe & CeCe Winans? Gospel artists BeBe Winans and CeCe Winans.
As reported in BeBe & CeCe Winans release Still – 1st album from BeBe and CeCe in 15 years, BeBe & CeCe were the first African-American artists to receive significant airplay on gospel music radio stations and the second African American artists to receive the Dove Award in the Group of the Year category. Because of that, BeBe & CeCe have been credited with changing the face of Gospel music.
After the success of their self-titled debut album on Sparrow Records in 1987, the Winans siblings became the first Gospel pair to see their second album, Heaven, reach #1 on the Billboard sales charts in 1988 and be certified Gold. In 1991, BeBe & CeCe released Different Lifestyle sfeaturing two singles which topped the R&B charts, “Addictive Love” and a cover of the Staples Singers classic, “I’ll Take You There.” BeBe & CeCe followed their early success by releasing two more albums and then went on to pursue successful solo careers. BeBe has released 6 solo albums, and CeCe has released 8 albums as solo artists.
BeBe Winans was in the news in March of 2009 for a domestic assault charge when his wife Debra Winans accused him of pushing her to the ground in February of 2009.
More info: Still will be distributed through Malaco Records. More info at BeBe & CeCe Winans release Still – 1st album from BeBe and CeCe in 15 yearsBeBe & CeCe Winans release Still today, 1st BeBe & CeCe project together in 15 years (with video)Gospel Music 101: Who are BeBe & CeCe Winans? Gospel artists BeBe Winans and CeCe Winans
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