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BeBe & CeCe Winans

Updated: Nov 19, 2023

BeBe & CeCe Winans are an American gospel music brother and sister duo.

BeBe and CeCe Winans are the seventh and eighth of the Winans family's ten children, most of whom have had gospel music careers. Together, they have received several awards, including three Grammy Awards.

While BeBe and CeCe were in high school, four of their elder brothers formed the successful gospel group The Winans. Initially known as The Winans Part II, BeBe and CeCe first appeared in the public eye when they debuted in 1982 as part of the singing group The PTL Singers on the Christian television show The PTL Club.

They were introduced by founder Jim Bakker, and recorded their first album Lord Lift Us Up in 1984 as a duo for PTL Records.

BeBe and CeCe left PTL Singers in 1987 to pursue a musical career and that same year, Sparrow Records offered the two siblings a Gospel recording contract. Their mainstream debut release was the self-titled album BeBe & CeCe Winans. It was produced by Keith Thomas, who would go on to produce Amy Grant and singer/actress Vanessa Williams. The debut record gave them their first R&B hit, "I.O.U. Me", which topped R&B and inspirational charts and generated Grammy nominations, and Dove and Stellar Awards. CeCe also earned a Grammy for "Best Soul Gospel Performance, Female" for the song "For Always."

They were one of the first African American artists to receive significant airplay on CCM radio stations and the second African American artists to receive the Dove Award for Group of the Year. BeBe and CeCe released four more albums throughout the 1990s. After their 1994 album Relationships, BeBe and CeCe took a break as a duo to focus on their solo careers. They both reunited in 2009 for their next album Still.

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