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Highlight of Gospel Singers: BeBe and CeCe Winans

One of the best known gospel groups are the Winans. The group consists of Benjamin Winans and Priscilla Winans. They were born in Detroit and went on to become the favourite gospel singers of so many people. They are known not just within the United States, but also around the world. These are two of the most successful gospel singers, but other family members such as the older Winan brothers have also had great music careers.

Their musical career started in the early 1980s. BeBe and CeCe Winan sang music from their first album which was entitled, “Lord Lift Us Up”. This was done as a duet for Praise the Lord Singers with the Bakkers.

After being part of this, BeBe and CeCe Winans started singing on their own. They were signed by Sparrow Records soon after in 1987. They released an album called “Bebe and CeCe Winans”. This album was a success and led to CeCe Winan receiving a Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance. CeCe received this Grammy for the song, “For Always” produced by Keith Thomas.


The success of BeBe ad CeCe Winans did not stop there as they were also given a Dove Award for the group of the year. In total they have won over nine Dove Awards, three Grammy’s two NAACPs and a large amount of Stellar Awards.