Bebe and Cece Winans are a prolific Christian Gospel duo, belting out one superb hit after another and garnering a myriad of awards along the way. Ask this brother and sister group about what drives them, and they’ll say it is the blessedness to carry the word of the Lord around and bring peace to the lives of people around the world. Bebe and Cece worked for The PTL Club from 1982 to 1987 and then left the club to start their own group. Their debut album I.O.U. Me was their first instant hit, making it to the top of several spiritual pop music ratings and gaining a Grammys nomination.
They were the first African-American band to get featured on Christian radio shows, and the second to win a Dove Award Nomination. Having created their second album Heaven, the duo was pleasantly surprised to see their album reach the Billboard 1, a first for Gospel singers. "Lost Without You" and "Pleasantly Surprised" were tracks that were certified GOLD and brought instant stardom for Bebe and Cece Winans.
If Heaven brought fame and accolades for the band, Different Lifestyles in 1991, catapulted them to superstardom, with the songs "Addictive Love’ and ‘I’ll Take You There’ becoming huge bestsellers on the international front. ‘Different Lifestyles’ subsequently earned the band their first Grammy Award in 1991.
Bebe and Cece released First Christmas and Relationships, albums that saw success, but not as astounding as the initial albums the duo made. The band were noticed later in 2010 though, after a 15 years sabbatical, for Still, an album that made news mainly for their comeback. Through this album they won them their second and third Grammy Award for Best Album and Best Performance in ‘Grace’.
With numerous awards and honors to their credit, Bebe and Cece Winans have time and again credited their "Mom and Pop Winan" for giving them the solid spiritual foundation to base their Gospel music. Their albums have touch many people with their music.
Bebe and Cece currently are focused on their own solo music careers.
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